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Comment: Re:and... (Score 1) 661

by talz13 (#33591176) Attached to: Steve Jobs Tries To Sneak Shurikens On a Plane

I was there in '08 and '09, and Narita airport seemed much more lax than any of the 4 US airports I went through to get there and back (Cleveland, Newark, Minneapolis, and Salt Lake City). On the way back my last time visiting, I walked right through the metal detector with my belt on in Narita and was fine. When I walked through the metal detector in Minneapolis with the exact same stuff (everything out of my pockets, only my belt which I assumed was fine from before), the same belt set off the metal detector and I had to remove it.

On the whole, however, I was rather pleased with the speed and courtesy afforded to the customers on both sides of the Pacific, and am glad that I haven't been witness to any of these airport horror stories that have come about lately. I just try to be courteous and patient with the people running the airport, and they seem to extend the same back to me.

Comment: Re:Ummm what? (Score 5, Funny) 485

by talz13 (#33123912) Attached to: FBI Instructs Wikipedia To Drop FBI Seal

"Whoever possesses any insignia... or any colorable imitation thereof... shall be fined... or imprisoned... or both"

Okay so I had to go and look this one up. Because there are so many ...'s that pretty much all of the information is missing. That sentence fracture they chose doesn't even mention any government insignia's, at first I thought ALL insignia's were outlawed.

Anyways, so here's the full deal.

Don't you know that the FBI has William Shatner as their lawyer? Those weren't omissions, they were just accurately quoting his speech!

Comment: Re:centrifugal forces (Score 1) 226

by talz13 (#33068016) Attached to: The Physics of a Rolling Rubber Band
It's the centripetal forces that are pulling the band towards the center, there is no force pushing the band outwards (the band really just wants to keep going in a straight line, but can't due to the force pulling it inwards). It is easier to illustrate with the weight being swung in a circle attached to the end of a string, where the string is providing the inward force.

Comment: Re:Here's your roundup (Score 1) 568

by talz13 (#32682548) Attached to: iPhone 4 News Roundup
I can tell you don't live west of the Mississippi River. There's a LOT of open country to cover out here. Most Interstate Highway speed limits are 80, which means you'll get passed a lot if you do 80. Does this somehow affect your manhood if you are getting passed on the highway? I usually enjoy laughing at the people spun off the side of the freeway during snowstorms that had passed me by a mile back.

Comment: Re:A GUI for the motherboard? (Score 1) 532

by talz13 (#32513338) Attached to: BIOS Will Be Dead In Three Years
Yes! I have seen options in my BIOS where there was a lengthy description about a function in the little column to the right of the settings, and it was CUT OFF at the most important part, because there was no more room. At the least, it could allow for scrolling the description, or even allow the use of a smaller font than 80x24 DOS layout on my 1920x1200 monitor.

Comment: Re:Bluff City is south of Bristol Motor Speedway (Score 1) 680

by talz13 (#32513204) Attached to: Anti-Speed Camera Activist Buys Police Department's Web Domain

That is ridiculous. That's about the fastest over the speed limit I go (maybe 28 in a 25 from a % view), and I drive 45 in 45, 65 on 65mph freeway. Pretty much as slow as you can go without being below the limit.

Being able to get a speeding ticket for that is not right. If you get a ticket for that, it had better be no point on your license and a total fine of ~$10.

Comment: Re:It's a TELEPHONE (Score 1) 284

by talz13 (#31601136) Attached to: Sprint Unveils HTC Evo 4G Super Phone
Because, usually, the camera is on the opposite side of the phone from the screen. This is one of the few devices we'll have gotten over here that has both regular camera and front facing camera. I remember one old phone that had a camera that you could rotate back and forth (maybe some old samsung?), and then there was the unlocked GSM Touch Pro that had a front facing camera, but it's definitely not a COMMON feature over here yet.

If at first you don't succeed, you must be a programmer.