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Comment: Re:Recent Stonehenge Excavations (Score 1) 152

by Unicorn Setu (#29637085) Attached to: Miniature Stonehenge Discovered In Wiltshire, UK
Hear, hear, to Avebury being better than Stonehenge. When I was a lad you could walk in amongst the stones at Stoneghenge and climb on them, now you have to keep 50 yards away, what a shame. And Silbury Hill is just opposite West Kennet Longbarrow, which was started about 3500 B.C. Silbary, Avebury and West Kennet are all within about a 5 mile radius

Comment: Winter evenings will fly by... (Score 2, Interesting) 161

by Unicorn Setu (#29610269) Attached to: Wireless Network Modded To See Through Walls
Whew! Imagine the fun the neighbours could have watching which room you're in: "They're watching TV, they're watching TV, they've put the the kettle on, they're watching TV...." I'm sure it will be worth the effort of setting up 32 receivers and a suitable transmitter and calibrating it - all so the neighbours can work out which room I'm in. The winter evenings are going to just fly by.....

Comment: Too high for surface to air missiles? (Score 1) 374

by Unicorn Setu (#27195551) Attached to: US Pentagon Plans For a Spy Blimp
Gary Powers was shot down in a U2 at 70,000 ft in 1960. They thought that couldn't be shot down by a surface to air missile too. 49 years later, the max altitude of a surface to air missile is 5,000 ft less? I don't think so. Balloons can go way higher than 65,000 feet, the record is 53Km, i.e. more like 150,000ft. Put it up there and it might be safe

Comment: Browser speed - whay? (Score 1) 493

by Unicorn Setu (#26848967) Attached to: Firefox Faster In Wine Than Native
I don't understand what this continual battle over browser speed is all about. Surely 99% of the delay on any page is fetching the data off the internet? Who cares if 8ms or 10ms of the 500ms delay is due to browser speed. Is this really relevant to the normal user? Is this just universities on the internet backbone trying to measure tiny delays in some browser pissing contest?
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+ - 16GB USB Stick - what should go on it?

Submitted by Unicorn Setu
Unicorn Setu (622244) writes "I've seen that past item asking for suggestions for the best software to put on a 256Mb USB stick — and they were all well and good. Now I've just been given a 16Gb USB stick! 16 Gb in my pocket! I feel like I'm back in the 1980's when I got a 10Mb Hard Disk and couldn't think how I would ever fill it! So, apart from a good selection of music and family pictures, what suggestions do the slashdot crowd have for a selection of applications, preferably PC and Mac accessible, must not require installation, (as our work PCs are locked down), to make office life easier. Should I partition it? (maybe into 4.7Gb chunks?) I need your thoughts about about to spend my storage inheritance."

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