* Posts by Full Mental Jacket

26 posts • joined 28 May 2010

Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know

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Re: "so that the car knows the human is not a reliable input.”

"You always know a Working Joe"


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But then the air getting to your lungs has been neither filtered (nasal hair and mucous membranes) or warmed.

Space probe spies MYSTERY 'Cold Spot' in very fabric of cosmos itself

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The cosmic equivalent of a belly button perhaps?

Oldest unreadable alphabet yields to 'tablet' computer

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This technique reveals details that are not "seen" with a single light source.

See here for a image showing results of the technique - http://www.hpl.hp.com/research/ptm/

There was a programme on the BBC recently, showing that they have scanned the Anitkythera Mechanism in the same way and revealed previously unnoticed detail.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 64GB Android tablet review

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Re: Dock

If you'd actually looked at the Asus mains adaptor, you'd have noticed it can output 15 volts. Standard USB it isn't (hence the many pinned connector).

KIT drives off with memory win: 1-bit-per-MOLECULE storage

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CRC checking

Would such a device need CRC aplenty, to counter say cosmic rays, static, other environmental effects?

Ten... smartphone survival accessories

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Re: I want the biolite stove thingy

You're* dammit...

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Re: I want the biolite stove thingy

Your going to want some heat-proof and longer cables too. The phones in the video are scarily close to the flames, melting marshmellows, boiling water etc!

Sony NEX-5N 16.1Mp APS-C compact system camera

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"The Sony camera group is producing excellent, innovative products."

Have you used a HX9V? The pictures look great until you zoom in and you see the awful washy watercolour effect from compression/noise reduction. Awesome video capture though :/ It has put me off buying another Sony camera for quite some time.

Galaxy is teeming with homeless planets

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Re: Re: Re: Does this answer some of that unexplained mass

Maybe discoveries such as this will prompt new thought on these THEORIES.

2011's Best... compact cameras

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Smudgy pics

I've got one and I'm love it - mostly. It's the smeary pics from the JPEG compression/noise reduction that let it down. It'd be an amazing bit of kit otherwise.

Churlish gadget cusses those who use it

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it's on rathergood

Here you go - http://www.rathergood.com/swearotron.html

Also as old as the digital hills

Lord British: Games consoles 'fundamentally doomed'

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you're using a wiimote. That's obviously not a controller...

New 'plasma lamps' to replace fluorescent bulbs, LEDs

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Neither does the report mention the area of the material needed to produce the same amount of light as the other methods. It won't be yet practical in a house to replace a bulb with a panel a meter square, for example.

UK.gov threatens to 'pull plug' on smart meter rollout

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I am 100% sure those savings will be passed onto the customer...

iPhone 4S: Our *hit list

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Antennae? MMS?

Etc, etc..

Gigantic KRAKEN fingered in prehistoric murder mystery

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National Geographic commentator

I was expecting serious David Attenborough style narration. Why does he sound like he is doing a voiceover for Sesame Street?

Can general relativity explain the OPERA neutrino result?

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Going to have to call you out on this one

Science can be just as dogmatic as religion, as the guy who discovered quasicrystals found out.

From - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15181187

"Dr Shechtman had to fight a fierce battle against established science to convince others of what he had first seen in his lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Washington - formerly called the National Bureau of Standards - on an April morning in 1982.

For years, the researcher was "ridiculed" and "treated badly" by his peers, he recounts."

This years Nobel Chemistry prize winner...

Stars say relativity still works

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No mention of

No mention of red shift due to absorbtion/retransmission through more galactic dust. Was that factored in?

Brit men descend from mammoth hunters, not farmers

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This study concentrated on a section of genes present in the Y chromosome, which most women tend to lack.

Room-temperature brown dwarf spied just 9 light-years off

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Missing mass

Is it possible that the "missing mass" in the universe could also be room temperature or lower and hence not previously visible? (I've always suspected something like this)

Scientists snap amazing technicolour dreamtoad

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No mention of whether they licked it or not...

Putting the Square Kilometre Array on a Cloud

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The issue I have with distributed compute apps is that they will cause your machines to run at full tilt, meaning the fans kick in, producing noise and heat 24 x 7. Maybe if I could get a server in the shed, I wouldn't mind so much.

Angry Birds find new way to take your money

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Yes, Pocket Legends uses Google Checkout to buy in-game credits. Should kids really be allowed to spend money on games by that method? I'm getting flashbacks to premium rate ringtone operators.

New surveillance-CSI method: Beverage hair-isotope trail

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I think you can foil this pretty easily. Just drink Guinness and that means you've spent your life on the Emerald Isle!

Approaching space object 'artificial, not asteroid' says NASA

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Just as long as the junk hasn't been anywhere near LV-426...


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