* Posts by carolinahomes

15 posts • joined 10 Aug 2016

Eye see you're having surgery: Origami inspires tiny, super-accurate robot surgeon


Re: A little redundant

I'm more of a candidate for Lasek, and yes, there is also Lasik. Thanks for clarifying the usage parameters of this robotic device, hopefully in time they'll be able to expand its usage. Be safe everyone!


A little redundant


"was able to trace a square of 0.5mm by 0.5mm"

is plainly redundant.

How about:

"was able to trace a 0.5 mm square"?

Sign me up when it gets better than Lasek! I've been leery of the complications that arise with current methods.

Here's why your Samsung Blu-ray player bricked itself: It downloaded an XML config file that broke the firmware


Why downgrade to the newest garbage?

Here I am still using my VHS with my CRT which still works with my gun plugged into my NES. Anyone thinking they need a 'life-like' television experience, needs to get out, take a walk, and enjoy what is real in life!

Russia admits, yup, the Americans are right: One of our rocket's tanks just disintegrated in Earth's orbit


Spiders are the answer!

Let's just send billions of genetically modified metal-eating spiders up into space to catch all the fragments. If they can design their webs strong enough to catch the small stuff and weak enough to break when a working satellite passes through, then bingo! No more debris!

It's official! Space travel increases the brain size of astronauts, even when they're back on Mother Earth


This is why....

Aliens depicted in movies all have huge eyes!

The brain has expanded and pushed the eye flat up against the skull like a pancake getting larger as it gets flatter.

Crack police squad seeks help to flush out Australian toilet paper thieves


Updates please.

I need to know if they've Come Clean!

Racing at the speed of light, Sage superhero bursts through the door...


deja view

I recall a couple of these comments that were posted to other recent on-call topics.

Keep 'em coming, but not so so often!

Junior dev decides to clear space for brewing boss, doesn't know what 'LDF' is, sooo...



You slacked off on the last statement there.

To clarify: throwing hardware at a problem helps hide poor designs. Only intelligent folks like us can make poor designs go away.

World's oldest URL – fragments 73,000 years old – discovered in cave


80's tradition dates wayyyyyyy back.

They were simply struck down in the midst of painting their 'pet rock'!

Mine was mostly purple, as my parents wouldn't buy me any ochre.

Build your own NASA space rover: Here are the DIY JPL blueprints


Trade school recommendation

There is probably a decent market for these.

As this is predominately a learning experience, how about if the schools were to line up buyers at material cost and just start building them one after the other. When one sells, build another. Keep it going all semester long and that way everyone will have more and more ideas as they keep building.

Shock Land Rover Discovery: Sellers could meddle with connected cars if not unbound


Possible Fix: Link to the insurance carrier?

If only it were possible for JLR to be able to confirm current owner identity by linking to the current insurance carrier of the vehicle. If the current insured name doesn't match what JLR already has, just send out a notification postcard to the insured on file that they need to come in for a reset.

Big if. But a rather simple fix to the whole situation if that's possible.

Nah, it won't install: The return of the ad-blocker-blocker


Reverse the practise back onto the advertisers

I used to have a friend who would place adverts of his business into all of the free reply envelopes that the junk mail companies would send him.

Google leaps on the platform formerly known as Firefox with $22m splurge for KaiOS


Makes perfect sense

The entire world is moving toward Kaios (pronounced as chaos).

Mercedes answers autonomous car moral dilemma: Yeah, we'll just run over pedestrians


An unseen solution

What percentage of pedestrians are carrying gps enabled cell phones? If we bump that up to 100% by the time fully autonomous vehicles are on the road, there will be no pedestrian crashes as the vehicle will be able to "see" everyone and slow down well in advance.

Problem solved.

Italian MP threatens parents forcing veggie diets on kids with jail


Re: Meat is saving animals

Eating the North American Bison kept it from extinction, even though most are now cross-breeds.


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