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## Comment Re:Why does this matter? (Score 1)574

I love the "What Do Customers Ultimately Buy After Viewing This Item?" Section:
• 32% buy Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6" Display - with New E Ink (Pearl) Technology
• 28% buy Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, 6" Display - with New E Ink (Pearl) Technology
• 16% buy the item featured on this page: Barnes & Noble NOOK ebook reader (WiFi + 3G)[B&W]

## Comment Re:Could someone explain... (Score 0)177

Take the same picture twice, 6 months apart. The picture are from positions that are 2 AU apart. You can gain perspective by comparing these in the same way your brain compares images from your eyes.
The red-shift tells you how far the star is. I'm not really sure on the details, but you should be able to compare the two images together with the red-shift derived distance to see if things don't quite add up.

## Comment Re:In Post-Soviet Russia... (Score 3, Informative)213

I would guess that they were referring to a figurative pipeline, however, part of the enrichment process for uranium is to convert it to Uranium Hexafluoride (UF6) which is a gas.

## Comment Re:WHY would you do this? (Score 2, Informative)507

put it in a frame or something

Do this, literally.
I took a similar laptop, flipped the screen and put a wooden picture frame around it. Now it is a digital picture frame. Of course, without USB, cd or network, it is a little painful to actually get the photos onto the computer.

## Comment Re:Learn as hobby, not at school (Score 2, Interesting)141

Programming is a lot like Math, you can put the time in, but some people just don't grok it.

There is an interesting article here which holds up pointers and recursion as two things in programming that a lot of people never really understand.

## Comment Re:The other %1? (Score 5, Informative)207

Yes. From here:

The new ASTER data expands coverage to 99 percent, from 83 degrees north latitude and 83 degrees south. Each elevation measurement point in the new data is 98 feet apart.

## Comment Re:Don't we already have it (Score 1)134

Microchips may have been at the micro scale when they were first invented, but they've certainly moved down into the nano-scale in the years since then.

## Comment Re:Epic Security Problem in My Opinion (Score 1)443

A rapper might apply for a Web address ending in .hiphop.

Or maybe .music or maybe .ryhme or maybe .lyric or maybe .album or maybe .songs or maybe .r for "Rapper" or maybe .rap?

I would think that any individual that can afford the registration fee would simply register their name.

*.gates
*.obama

## Comment Re:VLC is OK. (Score 1)488

I have an original xbox running gentoo/XBMC that I use as a media center.

When booted to gentoo (I'm also running a torrent client) I use the mplayer CLI through an ssh terminal. There is no keyboard and the controller is an awkward replacement for a mouse, so I do everything in a terminal.

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