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Comment: Re:What on earth (Score 3, Interesting) 234

by sh00z (#49293803) Attached to: No Fuel In the Fukushima Reactor #1

But since this is Japan, the author speculates that the antipodal point is somewhere in Uruguay, which it is not (it's kinda close though).

Ironically, "Uruguay syndrome" is a more accurate term because Uruguay is a heck of a lot closer to being an antipode of Japan than China is to being an antipode of the US.

Well, sure, but there's *no* land antipodal to anywhere in the US. Gotta call it something. Indian Ocean syndrome?

Comment: Re:Losing the MagSafe charging connector? Arrrrrgh (Score 1) 392

by sh00z (#49234529) Attached to: Does USB Type C Herald the End of Apple's Proprietary Connectors?

I've never picked one up but maybe they are so light the magnet would pull it to the floor anyway.

It's about four ounces lighter than the current 11" Macbook Air, and I can attest that with the Air, there's enough static friction on a "normal" desk that MagSafe gives before the Macbook starts to slide.

Comment: Re:As a millenial (Score 1) 261

by sh00z (#49127063) Attached to: The Case Against E-readers -- Why Digital Natives Prefer Reading On Paper

... in the case of the e-reader, you're dramatically more limited as there are fewer memory cues and navigation options of which you can take advantage. For example, you may not have placed a bookmark at a specific section, but you might remember "reading something about that", "close to the middle", "a few pages after that orangish picture near the bottom". With the e-reader, it's a guessing game: "what page was that on?" or "what section was that in" followed by a tedious one-page-at-a-time search. With the hard-copy, it's a couple quick flips along the edge.

We're a long-way from replicating that. I love my kindle, sure, but I always buy a hard-copy of anything I find that's worth-while.

I find the opposite to be true. Typically, I remember a word or phrase, or *fail* to recall a previous appearance of a minor character. The Search function of e-readers makes it dramatically faster to find a partially-recalled passage, or instance of a character's name.

Comment: Re:Bad comparaison (Score 1) 135

by sh00z (#48931005) Attached to: The American App Economy Is Now "Bigger Than Hollywood"

They are comparing a global economy (Apps) to a local US market.

If you want to make an Apples to apples comparison (pun intended) when talking about jobs, you'd have to take into account all of the jobs created by European, Bollywood, etc. film industry.

then, you also need to include the other app stores as well (Google Play, Amazon, Windows)

Comment: Re:Color? (Score 1) 426

by sh00z (#48793197) Attached to: Chevrolet Unveils 200-Mile Bolt EV At Detroit Auto Show

I was totally interested until I saw the color they used for their demo. Eww!

On a positive note, I suppose gaudy orange could be considered an anti-theft feature.

It's certainly better than the color that ALL of the Nissan Leaf demos/brochures contained. I saw a black Leaf last week--it's only half as ugly as that blue.

Comment: Re:And that's still too long (Score 2) 328

Does it sound fair to someone who has never created a single patentable invention in his life? Or written a best-selling novel? Or composed a symphony? Or written a screenplay?

I'm sure it does sound fair to parasites who think they are entitled to other people's work without compensation.

Parasites like Walt Disney, who didn't have to pay a penny for the rights to Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and many others that they continue to withhold from the Public Domain. The Disney Corporation has now held the copyright on their version of "Alice in Wonderland" for more than TWICE as long as Lewis Carroll did for the original work.

Money will say more in one moment than the most eloquent lover can in years.