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Comment: Whiteboard everywhere (Score 2) 45

by itchythebear (#38822255) Attached to: Android Kinect Projector Interface

This might be great for some type of whiteboard app.

If I need a whiteboard at work, I just plug in my phone to a projector and scribble w/e I want down. If I have a meeting later in the day I can just plug my phone into the projector in the conference room and can have my co workers instantly collaborate on my earlier notes. If I get home and feel like looking over or adding to my work notes, I can easily do so.

Of course the downfall to this whole idea is the fact that each location would need an available kinect and projector. I wonder how long until we can cram similar technologies into a phone though.

Comment: Re:Question (Score 0) 592

by itchythebear (#38764698) Attached to: What Happens To Your Files When a Cloud Service Shuts Down?

That you are asking, without even expecting this to be the case, either means you are ignorant or deeply cynical.

Actually, both. I didn't know, that's why I asked.

I understand that the owners of the site can be arrested before being found guilty, but should the site also be shutdown before a verdict has been reached?

Comment: Re:If rule by corporations bothers you (Score 1) 1002

by itchythebear (#38741338) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Can You Do About SOPA and PIPA?

It is nice that has participated in the blackout, but Ron Paul doesn't actually run that site.

From the sites footer:

Not paid for by, nor officially affiliated in any way with Ron Paul.

It's worth pointing out though that he does oppose SOPA, which is a good thing.

Comment: Re:A flicker of light. (Score 5, Informative) 83

by itchythebear (#38676110) Attached to: Three Tiny Exoplanets Suggest Solar System Not So Special

Yes, that star's habitable zone is probably closer than our Sun's, but the planets are still way to close to be considered in that star's habitable zone.


At the AAS meeting, the discovery team announced that all three planets orbiting KOI-961 whip around the star in less than two days. The outermost body is the tiniest, with a diameter half that of Earth, or about the same as Mars, and a temperature of about 400 degrees Celsius. The inner two planets are larger, with diameters about three-fourths that of Earth. But that is still smaller than Venus. Because the planets are all small and close to their star, much of the atmosphere they may once have had would have evaporated, leaving behind bare rock, Marcy says.

Comment: Re:What we are trying to do here (Score 1) 241

by itchythebear (#38668498) Attached to: Reddit Turning SOPA "Blackout" Into a "Learn-In"

It seems like a blackout of many sites would be more effective if all the sites were blacked out at the same time. If multiple sites people regularly visit are down simultaneously, then you are more likely to get an "OMG, the internet is broken" reaction than if sites were down at different times (which will give more of a "Dang, wikipedia is doing that same thing reddit did last week, weird" reaction).

It would probably be like herding cats to try and get a large number of sites to all shutdown at the exact same time on a given day, so it might make more sense to do small 1-2 hour blackouts every week (or something like that). This will allow other websites to schedule their blackouts at the same time as yours which would have the desired effect of having many sites down at the same time.

Comment: In response... (Score 5, Funny) 197

by itchythebear (#38530878) Attached to: Wikipedia To Dump GoDaddy Over SOPA

In response, GoDaddy will now have various pictures of Danica Patrick at the top of all of their site's pages, urgently pleading people to register domains with them.

The caption would be:

If everyone reading this registered 5 domains with us, we could end the internet today. Please read a personal appeal. Please help.

Comment: Re:What Would Happen... (Score 5, Insightful) 213

by itchythebear (#38520252) Attached to: Rackspace: SOPA "Is a Deeply Flawed Piece of Legislation"

Interesting thought, but as has been pointed out before, they don't actually care what happens to the internet. The Govt will fund a Govt only network (if they need it) and big media will finally not have to worry about people illegally downloading their "product" and can go back to charging 20 bucks for a CD and forcing television down everyone's throats.

Yet more proof of how little our representatives care about us eh?

Comment: Re:Father Shot History That Looks More Than Curren (Score 1) 566

by itchythebear (#38145708) Attached to: The Future of Protest In Panopticon Nation

Worse, because each of us have conformation bias, we'll tend to throw out the ten thousand images that don't confirm our bias, while clinging onto the one image that does as the grain of truth in the flood of lies.

With that statement in mind, how do you feel about about the pepper spraying incident at UC Davis?

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