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Comment Parts (Score 1) 970

Where I am, there's a local surplus store that does robot workshops once or twice a month. Most of the motors, gears, etc come from scrap printers - they'll pile them out back, and recruit the kids and adults in the workship to rip them apart and collect the parts they need. Whats left over, is sent off for scrap/recycling.

Not only does it help teach the kids how to build things, but they learn the value of salvage and reusing components.

Comment If the roles were reversed... (Score 0, Troll) 586

So, how much do you want to bet, that if the prosecution had found it, that they would have 'accidentally' forgot to tell the defense? Knee jerk reaction for a conviction is modus operandi for the police, regardless of if the person is guilty or not.

I love how the game law enforcement plays requires people to defend their innocence rather then the prosecution proving guilt.

Comment Re:Reality (Score 1) 352

If you didn't know, there is a reason why those ads are bright/shiny/big/etc - Times square is the only place in the city that requires business owners to have illuminated signs, in essence encouraging developers/business owners to create these huge billboards and such.

It would be pitch black in times square at night if there were no ads.

Comment Re:Matthew/Michelle (Score 1) 290

They don't call it 'anonymous coward' for nothing. If you are so sure about how you feel and your beliefs, why don't you post with your actual slashdot username and an e-mail address? Or is it, you are worried about how the world will view you once your words are put with a name?

Comment Re:The REAL story (Score 1) 290

It still doesn't answer the question why it needed to be included with the story, given it doesn't have anything to do with 'news for geeks'.

And, its Male to female. Female to male is a completely different process. Hardly something to joke about regardless.


Submission + - Hudson Filter: Excessive Blurring of TG16 Titles

Mugenmidget writes: "Many users of the Virtual Console have noticed that Turbo Grafx games undergo excessive bilinear filtering that makes these titles the blurriest and easily the most misrepresented on Nintendo's Virtual Console service. Hudson has made some slight comments about this occurrence on their official forums, but since January we have heard nothing more on the blurring that plagues the TG16 titles available on the Virtual Console. =343 There's a thread started that addresses fan concerns, and we'd appreciate it if you could spread the word to your reader base so they can voice their opinion on this emulation issue and be heard by the Hudson staff."
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Submission + - Scientology critic Keith Henson extradited

muldrake writes: "Engineer, writer, and Scientology critic Keith Henson has been extradited from Arizona to Riverside County, California, following his arrest in February. Henson had fled to Canada following his conviction for "interfering with a religion" in 2001 for his pickets and Usenet posts criticizing the Church of Scientology, returning to Arizona after his asylum claims were denied."
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Submission + - Macy's Thanksgiving Parade to add Al Gore Balloon

wattsup writes: "Officials for the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade announced today that they would be adding a new balloon to the roster of helium balloons used in the annual holiday extravaganza. Now that he's a cult icon right up there with Snoopy, Spider Man, Big Bird and Barney, Al Gore, former Vice President and carbon crusader will get his own balloon at the 2007 Thanksgiving Day Parade. Note the date."

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