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Comment: Re:No real surprise (Score 5, Insightful) 710

by dirt (#47454403) Attached to: People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

Are you saying the thousands of CO2 measurements collected globally for decades, and our thousands of ice core samples going back hundreds of thousands of years, and our scientist's best climate models of climate change... are all fabricated as part of a grand multi-decade long liberal conspiracy to set up a carbon trading market?

Comment: Re:What is the point? (Score 2) 47

by dirt (#36994560) Attached to: Update Brings Android USB Mounting To Chromebooks

Because you don't want to patch Outlook on a distributed fleet of 700 salesmen's laptops?

Chromebooks aren't about the hardware. It's entirely about the software and the support. Look how many people are already using Google Docs. Now imagine if you're a major clothing designer. You're not a tech company, why should you invest so heavily in tech? Use IT like a service, like power or water, to get your job done.

Biotech

Chip Allows Blind People To See 231

Posted by samzenpus
from the bionic-eye dept.
crabel writes "3 blind people have been implanted with a retinal chip that allowed them to see shapes and objects within days of the procedure. From the article: 'One of the patients surprised researchers by identifying and locating objects on a table; he was also able to walk around a room unaided, approach specific people, tell the time from a clock face, and describe seven different shades of gray in front of him.'"

Comment: This is neat (Score 1) 156

by dirt (#1980094) Attached to: Announcing Customizable Slashdot
This was really what slashdot has been needing; if anything, now more people might have reason for logging in.

That said, how about adding that redhat/google search engine that redhat just put in (on their 'port-hole' which now faces serious competition from slashdot)? Personally, that combined "search linux sites" engine has been invaluable on a couple different occasions. Anyone know of any other linux-topic-only search engines (other than "+linux +help +subject")?

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