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Submission + - Signs point to XKCD's time ending

CaptSlaq writes: According to the current imagery, it looks like Randal Munroe has finished the story he was telling with the Time series. The long running series that has spanned over 3000 images and spawned multiple methods of viewing and comment appears to have come to an end.

Submission + - Indonesia's ongoing "mud volcano" probably had natural causes (nature.com) 1

davide-nature writes: The freakish event has been blamed on a company that was drilling for natural gas nearby. But scientists have found a rock formation deep below the surface and shaped like a parabolic antenna. It could have focused seismic waves from an earthquake that occurred shortly before the eruption, and onto a clay layer. The clay then liquefied and somehow found its way to the surface.

Submission + - Ask Slashdot - can you install a real OS (Android/Linux) on MS Surface hardware? 1

An anonymous reader writes: I really need a tablet, and I really don't want to re-enter the MicroSoft universe. I haven't used an MS OS since Vista, yet the Surface seems to be sweet hardware. Can you install Android or Ubuntu on a Surface and still use the necessary parts of tabled architecture?

The Google tablet doesn't have access for using an SD chip, which is its major architectural flaw to me, not to mention the problem recharging many users report.

What's the real answer to a tablet to travel overseas with?

Comment Re:So what... (Score 1) 101

Speaking as a Canadian, if a telemarketer from the US calls a Canadian phone, they have to abide by Canadian laws regarding the phone call as should be described in our trade agreements for doing cross-border business. Sign up for the Canadian Do Not Call Registry. It works.

Comment What a short memory. Remember the ozone hole? (Score 1) 365

'we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate.'

Well, I guess he completely forgot about Chlorofluorocarbons and how their creation and use by us created the Antarctic ozone hole?

So, for anyone who insists and can't fathom that our actions could possibly have an effect on something as large as the atmosphere, All they need to do is set their Wayback Machine to 1985, when this was discovered and reported in 1985.

How can people's memories be so short?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozone_hole
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozone_depletion

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