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Comment: Why not an exosuit? (Score 1) 55

by Flentil (#49001203) Attached to: Students Demo Firefighting Humanoid Robot On US Navy Ship

I love robots, and I understand this is still in development, but wouldn't their money be better spent on making a fireproof exosuit for a human firefighter? This robot is slow, awkward, and ponderous. It's not really autonomous at all, requiring a team of human operators. it's tethered by a large cable. And it looks like even with the flimsy suit they dressed it in, it's wires and electronics would be highly vulnerable to burning/melting.

Comment: Re:What a monstrosity posing as a webpage (Score 2) 216

by Flentil (#46831615) Attached to: NASA Chief Tells the Critics of Exploration Plan: "Get Over It"

Who the hell uses the tt tag?

Arker does, every time he posts. He likes his posts to look different from everyone else, then he tries to convince people it's their browser settings that make his posts look strange and not his deliberate intent. He gets a lot of attention for it. He's getting it right now, again. It's tiresome. It's trolling.

Comment: Re:Again Timothy with the bullshit "stories" (Score 1) 448

by Flentil (#46738405) Attached to: Commenters To Dropbox CEO: Houston, We Have a Problem

It just goers over your head. The nerd part is it's about dropbox, something used almost exclusively by computer nerds. The stuff that matters part is about privacy of your data, which actually matters to a lot of computer nerds. You're so wrapped up in political BS your perception is skewed and you can't see things clearly.

Comment: Re:Luck resets every time you guess. (Score 3, Insightful) 136

by Flentil (#46731397) Attached to: Crowd Wisdom Better At Predictions Than Top CIA Analysts

I think the majority here use Slashdot's default font and never messed with it, but you did mess with yours, making your posts stand out as odd. Blaming everyone else, making them responsible to fix the 'bug' you created on their screen, isn't very helpful. It's a lot easier to just mod you down than to delve into browser font settings and possibly mess up how we view all other websites, just because you like your posts on Slashdot to look like they were typed on an old-timey typewriter. Why don't you just fix your own browser font settings and not put the burden on everyone else?

Comment: Wasted space (Score 4, Informative) 1191

by Flentil (#45006823) Attached to: Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

I have a widescreen monitor and roughly half is blank white space. Also, the images load slow, like they wait for me to scroll and see they're not loaded and only then do they begin to load. I guess this is a feature, but it works like a bug. I'm with the others who say give us the option to see the old format, but the cynic in me says that will expire and we'll be stuck with the new view anyway in a few months.
Also, Slashdot, please remember what happened to Digg when they redesigned everything.

Comment: Re:So the FBI hacked servers to find pedos? (Score 3, Insightful) 292

by Flentil (#44847831) Attached to: FBI Admits It Controlled Tor Servers Behind Mass Malware Attack

If you blame drug dealers for messing up your brother's life, you also have to blame bartenders for all the alcoholism, convenience store clerks for all the smoking related deaths, farmers for the obesity epidemic, etc, etc, etc. Or you could just admit that your brother made his own choices and it's no one's fault but his own.

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