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Comment: Heh, slow news day. Here's your answer... (Score 2) 295

by TurboStar (#49281189) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Advice For Domain Name Registration?
I'm not going to recommend anyone specific because most are not bad. I budget $1/month for my domain. I let my web site host do it. There's two big things to consider. Can you easily transfer to another registrar if needed? Can someone too easily hijack your domain? Exploring these questions will send you down the right path.

Comment: Re:how calculus? (Score 5, Informative) 107

by TurboStar (#46541173) Attached to: Flies That Do Calculus With Their Wings

Can you or anyone explain how what the neurons are doing is "calculus"?

Calculus is how we scientifically communicate nature to each other, not away for nature to implement mathematics. Flies are not doing calculus any more than you catching a thrown ball is doing calculus. This headline, and perhaps the grant proposal, is written for stupid people. I hope this explains it for you.

Comment: WiFi is free in Portland, OR (Score 1) 170

by TurboStar (#22426134) Attached to: The Starbucks/AT&T Deal To Change Perception of Public Wi-Fi?
I have yet to go to a coffee shop or pub without free and unlimited WiFi access (keep in mind I never go to starbucks). Either they drop the $50 or so to get an access point or ask the Personal Telco Project (http://www.personaltelco.net/) to hook them up at no cost. And then there's the MetroFi free network (http://www.metrofi.com/) if you're really desperate. I'm sure there's ways you could spend money for WiFi access but I can't imagine why anyone would.

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