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Comment: Re:Why does this matter? (Score 1) 574 574

I love the "What Do Customers Ultimately Buy After Viewing This Item?" Section:
  • 32% buy Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6" Display - with New E Ink (Pearl) Technology
  • 28% buy Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, 6" Display - with New E Ink (Pearl) Technology
  • 16% buy the item featured on this page: Barnes & Noble NOOK ebook reader (WiFi + 3G)[B&W]

Comment: Re:Could someone explain... (Score 0) 177 177

Take the same picture twice, 6 months apart. The picture are from positions that are 2 AU apart. You can gain perspective by comparing these in the same way your brain compares images from your eyes.
The red-shift tells you how far the star is. I'm not really sure on the details, but you should be able to compare the two images together with the red-shift derived distance to see if things don't quite add up.

Comment: Re:WHY would you do this? (Score 2, Informative) 507 507

put it in a frame or something

Do this, literally.
I took a similar laptop, flipped the screen and put a wooden picture frame around it. Now it is a digital picture frame. Of course, without USB, cd or network, it is a little painful to actually get the photos onto the computer.

Comment: Re:Epic Security Problem in My Opinion (Score 1) 443 443

A rapper might apply for a Web address ending in .hiphop.

Or maybe .music or maybe .ryhme or maybe .lyric or maybe .album or maybe .songs or maybe .r for "Rapper" or maybe .rap?

I would think that any individual that can afford the registration fee would simply register their name.

*.gates
*.obama

Comment: Re:VLC is OK. (Score 1) 488 488

I have an original xbox running gentoo/XBMC that I use as a media center.

When booted to gentoo (I'm also running a torrent client) I use the mplayer CLI through an ssh terminal. There is no keyboard and the controller is an awkward replacement for a mouse, so I do everything in a terminal.

May Euell Gibbons eat your only copy of the manual!

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