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Comment: Cool, but not as cool as the N9 series... (Score 2) 54

by master_p (#48674591) Attached to: Nokia's Back In the Tablet Business, With the Android Lollipop-Based N1

As a user of several devices, I can tell you that the N900 was the only device that actually felt like a pocket computer.

For us computer geeks, the concept of N900 was the ideal device: quite open, based on Linux, accessible from the command line, with a nice keyboard you could use to program for, etc.

There are millions like me who are waiting for the successor of N900. It is a huge lost opportunity for Nokia. Bringing out tablets with Android is cool, but what they did with N900 was way cooler...

Comment: Legit reviewing can be done using electronic keys. (Score 1) 88

by master_p (#48667461) Attached to: TripAdvisor Fined In Italy For Fake Reviews

Fake reviews can be eliminated by forcing the reviewers to post a key code along with the review.

The key codes would have been given to the reviewers by the hotel.

The hotel would have gotten the keys from Trip Advisor.

Therefore, TripAdvisor can then check if each review is legit or not. Non legit reviews would not contain the appropriate keys, and the keys would be expirable after a month.

Comment: Seriously, Vin Diesel as Picard would kick ass. (Score 1) 328

Since we are in a different universe, they might as well do a Picard movie, and their is no better actor to play him than Vin Diesel.

The great Diesel could kick some serious Borg butt in this movie, and destroy the Romulans/Klingons/Kardassians as well in the proceedings, leaving the door open for the Federation to anex the whole galaxy.

Joking aside, Diesel would be a much more believable Federation Officer than a 30 year old with a 15 year old face...

Comment: Today it is porn, tomorrow it is your political vi (Score 1) 290

by master_p (#48660659) Attached to: BT, Sky, and Virgin Enforce UK Porn Blocks By Hijacking Browsers

It will not be long that the UK government will choose to put any site they do not like into the black list.

In a few years time, the internet will contain government-approved material only.

If you want to read an opinion that is different than the government's, you will not be able to without turning the filter off.

If you turn the filter off, then you might be flagged as a terrorist.

The sad part in all this is not what the governments are trying to do is the people's reaction. There is a largs percentage of people willing to accept tyrrany. This thread is full of them...look at all the posts that downplay the signifance of this filter equating it to wifi hotspot login...

Comment: Re: faster-than-light propagation of non-informati (Score 1) 122

by master_p (#48520655) Attached to: The Fastest Camera Ever Made Captures 100 Billion Frames Per Second

Actually, no. The point of light in the cloud will not move faster than the speed of light, as this violates the special relativity theory.

Please remember that pointing a laser beam onto a cloud is like transmitting information. For example, by turning the beam on and off ala morse code, a message is transmitted. So it cannot be faster than light.

Comment: Re: Old saying (Score 1) 249

by master_p (#48307841) Attached to: New Atomic Clock Reaches the Boundaries of Timekeeping

I think it is wrong to say simultaneity is wrong. The fact that the two clocks are correct does not mean simultaneity does not exist, it only means that we cannot measure simultaneity with clocks.

The fact is thinga happen in parallel in the universe, and so simultaneity exists, because for any event another event would have to have happened at the same time.

Comment: A clean and powerfull energy source already exists (Score 1) 350

by master_p (#48179425) Attached to: The Physics of Why Cold Fusion Isn't Real

It is the Sun.

All we need to do is to create enough solar cells and enough batteries so as that we can always have power.

If the Sun is producing 4000000000000000000000000000 watts per second, we are, as humanity, simply fools, in that we have the absolutely best power source right above our heads and we are not using it.

Comment: The Solution is Pretty Easy (Score 1) 819

by master_p (#47848833) Attached to: 3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

The solution of the problem is pretty easy: replace the chairs with beds. Not normal beds (of course), but bed/chair hybrid boards that are reclined in such a degree that allow the person to relax, stretch his/her body, take a nap etc, while at the same time have even more passengers in flight.

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