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Comment: Re:A nice idea in theory, but... (Score 1) 453

by CaseyB (#32773316) Attached to: MS Design Lets You Put Batteries In Any Way You Want

My thoughts exactly. How many times have you had to fiddle with the contacts of a battery compartment to get something working? This is going to be prone to the same sort of issues, only instead of the failure mode being simply loss of contact, you can end up with cases where the wrong terminal connects, causing a short -- and potentially a fire.

Comment: Re:Bigger scam for 1-eyed viewers (Score 1) 532

by CaseyB (#31518448) Attached to: The Movie Studios' Big 3D Scam

I've got two eyes, but one is sufficiently weak that my brain never learned stereoscopic vision. 3D movies for me amount to having to wear uncomfortable dorky glasses.

Oh, and also watching an image that is half as bright as a normal movie. Was that normal, or the result of my seeing the movie in a lousy theater? Is this just an acknowledged drawback to the technology, or are they supposed to be projecting at double the brightness to compensate?

Comment: Re:Celsius: It's for telling temperature (Score 1) 1233

by CaseyB (#29566249) Attached to: At What Temperature (F) Do You Prefer Your Nerd Cave?

-34C is the same mark... Without significant special gear, and complete body coverage of every sqin of skin, you simply can't safely go outside in these temperatures.

Pfft. You need a touque, scarf and snowpants. Then it's time to go play.

I'd put the -10C into the biting cold category, and -20 is simply too cold to go outside.

Ha! My childhood would like a word with you. -20 was when I'd RUN outside, because it had been -40 for the last week. -10 meant spring was on its way.

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