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Comment Your Math Makes No Sense (Score 1) 167

Each month (30 days) has 43200 minutes (30 * 24 * 60), and each song is about 4 minutes long, give or take. I could only listen to about 10,000 songs if that's all I did 24/7. But, you know, I sleep, I talk to people, I read, I work. So my music listening accounts for a much smaller part of my day. Maybe 4 hours worth (but in reality, much less because I tend to spend more time listening to podcasts). So I listen to 10-15 songs a day. I'm not a teenager, but even a teenager has to turn the music off at school.

So, yeah, math...

Comment Re:old school (Score 2) 615

To be fair, no properly designed modem will respond to AT commands send via the phone side of the modem. This would only happen when there was an actual IRC server behind a modem (which would receive and then re-transmit the sequence). More often than not, we'd use this to try to trick some newbie into sending this sequence themselves.

Comment Marketplace and NPR News (Score 3, Insightful) 268

The two I listen to most are Marketplace and NPR News. Following that: Science Friday; Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me; BBC News; Planet Money. I've been listening to some of these podcasts for 6 or more years now. I'm also subscribed to a bunch of Youtube channels. My favorite at the moment is EEVblog.

Submission + - VW's ID Buzz electric microbus concept looks like a 21st century Mystery Machine (

drunkdrone writes: Given the emissions scandal that rocked Volkswagen in 2015, we reckon Scooby Doo and the gang would opt for something a little more environmentally-sound were they to be reinvented for the 21st Century. VW's new ID Buzz electric concept car, unveiled at the International Auto Show in Detroit on 8 January, is exactly the sort of thing we can imagine the overbearing talking dog and four meddlesome kids driving around in today.

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