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Comment: Re:Action movies are boring. (Score 1) 324

Fascinating... I don't think I saw that episode, there are many of the ST:Enterprise eps I didn't see.

You're not missing much, basically just Archer doing his usual huff-and-puff self-righteous speechifying and Tucker once again reminding us that he's been in space before. A weak episode even by Enterprise standards.

Comment: Re:pretty sad.. (Score 1) 80

by newcastlejon (#48593543) Attached to: Proposed Theme Park Would Put BBC Shows On Display

surely they could have found uk-based partners, investors and developers?

No, we've actually seen the programmes in question so, apart from Doctor Who, we be uninterested in seeing things that have been on the television for the past twenty-odd years. Domestic developers probably know that this park is something that will get a bit of interest for a few months then devolve into a ghost town, peopled by a handful of foreign tourists who've already been to Buckingham Palace.

Comment: A Good Idea. (Score 1) 82

by newcastlejon (#48265793) Attached to: "Ambulance Drone" Prototype Unveiled In Holland

But as well as this, there needs to be a bigger effort made to have automatic defibrillators widely available. They're relatively reliable and easy to use yet I've only ever seen them once (in a shopping mall). Drones aren't going to be all that much help indoors without huge improvements in machine vision and navigation, but all the same they might well prove to be a godsend for people in isolated areas.*

*In my experience, large public gatherings held outdoors nearly always have at least one ambulance present.

Comment: Re:She's.. (Score 1) 235

by newcastlejon (#48250107) Attached to: Ex-CBS Reporter Claims Government Agency Bugged Her Computer

On the MBP the battery is under the trackpad, so that's the first thing to go if the battery starts bulging (you might find that clicks don't register when you press down on the pad).

I can't speak for all of the models but I think the logic board is usually, if not always, near the hinge side and the battery is front-right with the HDD front-left. This would make sense since the vent for the CPU fan is in the hinge.

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