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Comment: Re:The way I see it... (Score 1) 264 264

Sorry to laugh, but you wear your mobile phone on your BELT?!? that is soooo mid '90s. Seriously though, in Australia that concept went out the door back in '94/'95. Is that still the done thing where you're from? In the late 90's it was considered pretentious, and by the '00 was associated with the likes of pocket protectors... We wear our phones in our pockets. Pockets are where the futuer's at my friend!
Space

Super-Earths Discovered Orbiting Nearby, Sun-Like Star 242 242

likuidkewl writes "Two super-earths, 5 and 7.5 times the size of our home, were found to be orbiting 61 Virginis a mere 28 light years away. 'These detections indicate that low-mass planets are quite common around nearby stars. The discovery of potentially habitable nearby worlds may be just a few years away,' said Steven Vogt, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at UCSC. Among hundreds of our nearest stellar neighbors, 61 Vir stands out as being the most nearly similar to the Sun in terms of age, mass, and other essential properties."

Comment: Re:Effective refresh rate (Score 1) 341 341

I don't know why they don't just do it with polarized glasses and monitors. I know that this technology isn't mainstream yet, but its definitely doable. It wont fix the "half the frames" issues, but it WILL fix the "I can see a flicker in my glasses, even on the real world... I'm going to be sick" issue After watching Beowulf in polarized 3D at the cinemas, I can definitely say I could handle that for hours.

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