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Comment Re:Suuure (Score 1) 37

clip on accessories make a lot of sense from a mobile perspective. Only having one device to carry over multiple means you have less chance of forgetting or leaving it somewhere and an easier time carrying it. The projector sounds really cool. I'd never carry around a wireless one, I might do the clipon.

Seems to me that this device does have lots of stuff to forget or lose.

Comment Re:Comment Deleted (Score 1) 62

I'm curious too. I guess we'll have to wait and see if this is going to happen more often. Unless you feel like experimenting by posting messages that would qualify for the same treatment, of course. Personally, I don't.

Posts don't get deleted, they get modded up or down.

Some anonymous cowards get much butthurt when anyone disagrees, so they make up this censorship meme.

That being said, when the cowards go on one of their weird psychosexual or ridiculously offtopic binges, we have the ability to set the topic settings so we don't see the stuff. That also causes much butthurt.

Comment Well... (Score 1, Interesting) 436

...I think Hilary and Bill are as dirty-rotten & blatantly corrupt as the day is long...but if we've had what now, 2 dumps of "info" from the leaks and AFAIK nothing has jumped up obviously to bite her in the ass?

I have to either
a) commend them on the rigor of their operational security, or
b) expect that all the very best bits are still yet to come in Sept or Oct, when the splash will be large enough.

I honestly don't know which I hope. I really, truly don't want her as president, but then I don't want Trump EITHER.
I'm hoping for the enormous asteroid 2016.

Comment Re:Always been doing it (Score 1) 106

Paying customer don't get ads on the service. Perfectly targeted ads that are not heard would be somewhat useless...

So paying customers do not give Spotify any personal information? I don't particularly care, but if you give any commercial outfit doing business on the internet any personal information, they are monetizing your info in some way.

Comment Re:Pokemon Go to rake in nearly $13 Billion (Score 1) 78

Fireworks have been around in the US for a couple hundred years too - not once has the two week period leading up to a July 4th been extrapolated to annual sales directly.

Since you lack reading comprehension, I'll point out that I agreed with you in my original reply.

But to imagine that even 10% of the vast majority of bandwagon jumpers are going to continue the game

I'll repeat myself since you seem to have failed to grasp my point the first time - Pokemon Go players are, by and large, not bandwagon jumpers going from game to system to fad with each change in the wind. Pokemon Go is a new thing in the gaming world - who knows where it will go?

Comment Re:Pokemon Go to rake in nearly $13 Billion (Score 2) 78

Of course, this may be a bit like looking at the June 20-July 4 numbers for firework vendors in the US and extrapolating that to how much they'll make over a whole year by multiplying that number by 26. This windfall only happens if the game sustains it's frenzy for 24 months. This isn't a normally mobile crowd, and the next big game (or new Xbox/PS) is always right around the corner. I'm not sure that's really a likely scenario.

A twenty year old franchise, one with a steady history of money making games, movies, and various kinds of collectible... I wouldn't be in such a hurry to write it off. Not to mention, a good number of these players come from outside the "fad gamer" demographic. They didn't come from the Last Big Thing and they are unlikely to depart for the Next Big Thing. We're pretty much in entirely new territory here.
While the currently numbers are, as you correctly point out, unsustainable... Pokemon Go isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

Comment Re:You're one day late (Score 1) 184

It's sexist in the same way as demanding people of different races to participate in movies even if it is counteracting the script/book the movie is based on.

That's completely bizarre, Ms Teitel is not operating in a field where women are excluded, but she is female, and she promotes herself, she is not being promoted by anyone else So I don't get your idea that anyone is demanding a female space historian in a field that is exclusively male, but put her in there simply because she's not male. Sorry muchacho, your logic got lost somewhere. We'll bring this back to space.

You are really going to have to explain that one a bit better. Is it sexist to mention: Valentina Tereshkova, Svetlana Savitskaya, Sally Ride, Judith Resnik, Kathryn D. Sullivan, Anna Lee Fisher, Margaret Rhea Seddon, Shannon Lucid, Bonnie J. Dunbar, Mary L. Cleave, Ellen S. Baker, Kathryn C. Thornton, Marsha Ivins, Linda M. Godwin, Helen Sharman, Tamara E. Jernigan, Millie Hughes-Fulford, Roberta Bondar, Jan Davis, Mae Jemison, Susan J. Helms, Ellen Ochoa, Janice E. Voss, Nancy J. Currie, Chiaki Mukai, Yelena V. Kondakova, Eileen Collins, Wendy B. Lawrence, Mary E. Weber, Catherine Coleman, Claudie Haigneré, Susan Still Kilrain, Kalpana Chawla, Kathryn P. Hire, Janet L. Kavandi, Julie Payette, Pamela Melroy, Peggy Whitson, Sandra Magnus, Laurel B. Clark, Stephanie Wilson, Lisa Nowak, Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, Anousheh Ansari, Sunita Williams, Joan Higginbotham, Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Barbara Morgan, Yi So-yeon, Karen L. Nyberg, K. Megan McArthur, Nicole P. Stott, Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Naoko Yamazaki, Shannon Walker, Liu Yang, Wang Yapping, Yelena Serova, Samantha Cristoforetti, Kathleen Rubins.

Female astronauts

Are not women astronauts? Yes, they are female, yes they are women who have flown in space. If you think that mentioning gender is sexism, you've just boxed yourself into a very tight corner. To demand such gender purity that it dare not be mentioned is to introduce a paradox into any concept of gender quality. A bizzarro worls where there can be no gender inequity , because it has become taboo to even have a gender at all.

All of this was a very long way of saying don't be a gadammed asshat. Peace out, and find someone else to troll..

Comment Re:What the EPA test really measures (Score 1) 136

Well duh, consumer reports knows this!

Latent Heat gives a nice informative post with facts, figures and links, and you totally demolish it with a superbly timed:

Well duh

The kind of insightful incisive post that is becoming the norm for Slashdot

and Youtube comments.

Come on - you can do better.

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