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Comment Re:Why would he be arrested? (Score 1) 399

Did any of the aiding the enemy nonsense even make it to the list he was tried for?

From what I remember from the list, the charges he was hit with were a bunch of unauthorized access and theft like charges; I don't remember him being convicted of any aiding the enemy-type charges.

Comment Re:One word (Score 2, Interesting) 172

Judging by the other replies, I seem to be one of the few people who actually finds the redesign to be easier to read. I always hated the old design, though I'm not a regular visitor of Yahoo Sports in any way. Come to think of it, that may be why - are we sure this isn't just a case of Change is Bad?

Comment Re:Dunno, I'm pretty happy without cable... (Score 1) 304

I haven't had cable or satellite TV in over ten years. I watch the occassional movie on Netflix, and I watch a few channels on Youtube on a regular basis (The Young Turks, Angry Video Game Nerd, Black Nerd Comedy, Ray William Johnson, and a smattering of unsigned artists). But by and large my downtime is spent either playing games, mostly online, or reading. Plain old television simply hasn't had a place in my life for over a decade.

Comment Re:Disappearance of E-Ink (Score 1) 323

Have you tried an e-ink reader? The difference between reading a book on your phone and reading one on a dedicated e-reader is vast. The difference is similar to watching a movie on your television as compared to watching the same movie on your phone - the difference is vast.

Comment Re:Doesn't Amazon provide what the OP wants? (Score 1) 212

Recently they added the ability to also buy the audiobook version and the app *syncs your place* so you can switch between the two formats. That's a pretty amazing idea.

But the app doesn't help the author. He said he had a Nook. Thanks to the recent firmware update people with a Nook Color or Nook HD can get then app, but if you have the eInk based "normal" Nook, you're just out of luck.

As DRM goes, Amazon has done an excellent job of reducing annoyance. They don't try that "you can only read this book on 2 devices, ever." stuff that we've seen elsewhere. But I get the feeling the only reason Amazon's DRM is so unobtrusive is they were so overwhelmingly powerful they could force publishers into a relatively consumer friendly system. We're lucky Amazon cares more about selling books than trying to wring money out of Kindle hardware sales, or the DRM would have been a lot worse.

Comment Re:I've seen them in the wild twice: Chilling Effe (Score 1) 321

I can't say I fully understand this type of reaction. Being your typical geek/gamer combo, the idea of having my own personal HUD in RL I find to be at the very least intriguing, and potentially awesome. At the same time, I don't particularly care if someone is recording me in public.

The bottom line is, even when people wearing these are recording, you're not the recording. You're scenery at most, obvious exceptions excluded.

NASA Meteoroid-Spotting Program Captures Brightest-Yet Moon Impact 66

From a NASA press release published Friday: "For the past 8 years, NASA astronomers have been monitoring the Moon for signs of explosions caused by meteoroids hitting the lunar surface. 'Lunar meteor showers' have turned out to be more common than anyone expected, with hundreds of detectable impacts occurring every year. They've just seen the biggest explosion in the history of the program." Watch the flash for yourself.

Comment Re:Wind (Score 1) 551

The video says that the wind is manually entered by the operator. I find it odd that it shows the temperature and barometric pressure. Is that really useful information when you're lining up a shot?

After watching their little YouTube clip, I wonder how useful this is. Placing the aiming dot seems really similar to aiming in the first place, I guess the only difference is you don't have to compensate for gravity/etc. I found it conspicuous that they didn't show their simulated target moving in the video. Can this only help with a stationary target? It seems like it would screw up your aiming if half the time you had to do it manually (compensating for everything) and half the time the system handled it.

Submission + - Kobo Aura HD Could be The First True Kindle Killer ( 1

Nate the greatest writes: For the longest time now ereader makers have been copying each other. The leading ereaders have been improved by adding a frontlight, touchscreen, and even a higher resolution screen, but for a couple years now it's seemed like Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon never looked beyond the features already found on competing devices.

Today that changed. Kobo has unveiled a new ereader with a unique screen size. The Aura HD has a 6.8" E-ink screen with a resolution of 1440 by 1080. Not only is that the sharpest e-ink screen on the market, it is also a higher resolution screen than can be found on the Nook HD or any other 7" tablet. It looks like the Aura HD could ignite an ereader arms race as Amazons scrambles to release an ereader with a screen as sharp as the one on the Aura HD.

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