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Comment: Re:Where is the seat of consciousness? (Score 1) 112

by Twinbee (#48416593) Attached to: Major Brain Pathway Rediscovered After Century-old Confusion, Controversy

The observer doesn't need to be conscious.

It's less mystic than even that AFAIK. I think the word 'observer' is misleading, and it's better to say some atoms (or photons) got in the way of some other atoms (or photons) and affected the result in an expected way. Right?

Comment: Penny-wise, pound foolish (Score 1) 286

by Twinbee (#48247955) Attached to: The Airplane of the Future May Not Have Windows
Penny-wise, pound foolish.

Instead of removing windows, it'd be better to make the windows bigger to bring about a sense of awe to passengers. Or is it better to take out any wonder or joy in life and replace it with mere functionality?

They'd be far better investing in and researching electric planes like what Elon Musk has spoken about.

Comment: A few options... (Score 2) 294

by Twinbee (#48104973) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: An Accurate Broadband Speed Test?
Speedtest.net used to be good at one stage. But when I tried them relatively recently, I found that they measure the speed once it gets going, and ignore the regular dropouts that may occur. Speedtest.net claimed about 1gigabit, but in reality it was a tenth or even a fiftieth of that.

I had more luck with the following:

http://speedof.me/ - HTML5 Internet speed test (no Flash or Java needed). It claims to be the "smartest and most accurate online bandwidth test".
http://testmy.net - Nice graph and intelligent picking of the size of the test file to download.

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