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Comment: fucking cranky (Score 0) 447

by heptapod (#42062327) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Geekiest Way To Cook a Turkey?

Slashdot keeps getting worse. I've seen better shitposting on 4chan and reddit.

In the past, under Taco, someone would've posted something really awesome about preparing a turkey with detailed instructions. Nowadays Slashdot is so fucking desperate for content to remain relevant the site's trying to get other people to write shit.

Just stop. Return to the current state of being a week behind the rest of the internet regarding news and tech.

Comment: Dear Hugh Pickens, (Score 3, Insightful) 381

by heptapod (#41614867) Attached to: Mathematicians Extend Einstein's Special Relativity Beyond Speed of Light

One link is necessary for Slashdot. Slashdot isn't Wikipedia.

After reading the first sentences of your submissions and seeing five different links, I give up and go to reddit for the actual story. You're doing Slashdot a disservice.

Go create your own blog with a feed.

Thank you.

Comment: Bye Apple (Score 5, Funny) 451

by heptapod (#41487211) Attached to: Apple CEO Tim Cook Apologizes For Maps App, Recommends Alternatives

Steve Jobs would have never apologized. He woudl've given it just the right spin that everyone would feel contrite over making jokes at Apple's expense. The next release would be perfect, as Steve would have demanded, and the kerfuffle would be consigned to largely forgotten history.

Tim Cook goofed.

Comment: First World Problem Here (Score -1, Troll) 267

by heptapod (#41149007) Attached to: Confessions of a Left-Handed Technology User

It's okay, left handed people don't have souls. Just like gingers.

Also you're complaining about chirality in technology? Really? How is this news for nerds? This place has become an even bigger gay gang bang since Taco picked up his toys and went home. OMG Ponies had more gravitas than the shit posted on Slashdot of late.

Comment: f.lux or redshift (Score 1) 192

by heptapod (#41144839) Attached to: Exposure to Backlit Displays Reduces Melatonin Production

I use f.lux and it's pretty nice. Dims the screen and gives it a red cast around sunset, brightens to the normal, harsh blue glare around sunrise.

I didn't RTFA (like everyone on Slashdot) but did the researchers check with test subjects if these programs had any effect on their melatonin or sleep habits?


+ - Soft-Shell Robot Comes Complete With Cloaking Abilities->

Submitted by heptapod
heptapod (243146) writes "Harvard roboticists are close to mimicking cephalopod camouflage in a lab. This latest bit of bio-mimicry involves soft, silicone-based robots with a web of tiny channels flowing through their silicone skin. Going further, incorporating the muscle structure of cephalopods opens up an entirely new world of flexible, self-camouflaging robotics. More can be found at Harvard's website."
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