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Comment Re:Some basic rules to follow. (Score 1) 281

* It's best to avoid illegal acts. If you don't like a law, work to change it.

How? By writing a letter to your local politician? Protesting? These actions do jack shit with regards to changing laws these days.

No just burn your bra and go out the streets and riot!!! and don't forget to burn your draft card man!!

Comment I'm not I? (Score 1) 300

One more level and I'll stop...I promise. **LEVEL UP** ok now I can't stop because I need to kill more mobs until at least I'm half way my exp bar so next time I'm near leveling up... **LEVEL UP** ok now I just need to grab some mats so I can get my flying mount next time I'm on.....**14 hours later and 10 level ups** I can't stop now I'm on a roll, plus my guild will be on soon and we can go raid yay.....

Comment Re:Deep inspection up your authorities (Score 1) 126

Actually lots of DPI product can detect all that, we inspect Application Layer stuff, down to the signature. Yes Skype can be a little tricky detecting but its getting better at narrowing it down. Specially when you have ISPs like telstra not allowing skype on their network. Is a scary world out there.

Submission Jacket Lets You Feel the Movies-> 1

sp3cialk79 writes: 18 March 2009--This week, researchers from Philips Electronics plan to describe a jacket they have lined with vibration motors to study the effects of touch on a movie viewer's emotional response to what the characters are experiencing. "People don't realize how sensitive we are to touch, although it is the first sense that fetuses develop in the womb," says Paul Lemmens, a Philips senior scientist who will be presenting research done using the jacket at the IEEE-sponsored 2009 World Haptics Conference 2009, in Salt Lake City. The jacket contains 64 independently controlled actuators distributed across the arms and torso. The actuators are arrayed in 16 groups of four and linked along a serial bus; each group shares a microprocessor. The actuators draw so little current that the jacket could operate for an hour on its two AA batteries even if the system was continuously driving 20 of the motors simultaneously. So what can the jacket make you feel? Can it cause a viewer to feel a blow to the ribs as he watches Bruce Lee take on a dozen thugs? No, says Lemmens. Although the garment can simulate outside forces, translating kicks and punches is not what the actuators are meant to do. The aim, he says, is investigating emotional immersion.
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