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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: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.

Comment Re:Distrust by the masses.. (Score 1) 610

Step 1: Provide free high quality drugs to people already addicted with no criminal penalties or consequences to people who come forward and ask for them.

Call be paranoid, but something about the government providing free high quality drugs is a scary first step to "opiates for the masses".

My first thought was "Brave New World", and then "Equilibrium".

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