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Comment: Always fascinating (Score 1) 13

by JaneTheIgnorantSlut (#47690273) Attached to: ISS Earth at Night Photos Crowdsourced For Science
Back when the shuttle was flying and NASA-TV covered the missions, if the crew was sleeping they would often just point the camera at the ground and broadcast that feed. It is a lot harder to identify a part of the earth than you might think, especially when you don't have a good idea of which direction is North.

Comment: Re:Wow, seriously - that is annoying (Score 1) 134

The annoying part is not the link itself, but the stupid button. The different color of the text lets me know that it might be a link and hovering the mouse over it will show me where the link goes. If it says "amazon" then I can safely assume I could buy the item in question there. It should be just an innocuous as a similar link to a blog or another article.

Comment: Send them out (Score 3, Informative) 201

by JaneTheIgnorantSlut (#46909223) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which VHS Player To Buy?
I had some VHS tapes converted to DVD at Walmart. Cost was about $20 for 2 tapes. Took about a week. Results are quite good, considering the VHS tapes were made from old 8mm movies going back to the late 40's. At the time I looked at doing it myself, but decided my time was worth more than $20.

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