* Posts by Luc Le Blanc

28 posts • joined 2 Jun 2009

Wikipedia won't stop BEGGING for cash - despite sitting on $60m

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Ads worse than begging banner?

When I think I once gave 25$ to WPF. Now, I'd rather have ads than a begging banner. Or maybe I should add it to AdBlock...

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Too late, Blighty! Samsung boffins claim breakthrough graphene manufacturing success

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Re: Boffins

Ground diamonds. That's why it's so expensive.

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Torvalds rails at Linux developer: 'I'm f*cking tired of your code'

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Patching bugs

"But Torvalds is notoriously reluctant to make changes to the Linux kernel to address bugs found in other software"

I would be too. Bugs need to be fixed at their root, not addressed in other layers.

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Google Glass driver told she CAN wear techno-specs while on the road

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Restrict Glass to GPS when driving

Maybe Google should make it so that only the GPS function can be active above a certain speed (i.e. no Youtube videos in Glass while driving). That would be better than those cars with Facebook access in the console....

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Review: Sony Xperia Z

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"alongside the iPhone 5, the HTC One, the or the Nokia Lumia 920, let alone the Galaxy S4."

What is the the other model you were thinking about?

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Fake fingers fool Brazilian biometrics

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What if the fake finger is just a hood you slip over your own finger?

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Google updates Street View with 250,000 miles of footage

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"the attachment of fanbois to Apple could be too strong to break"

It takes more than bad maps to bring down a cult.

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Squirrelled away: seeds survive 30,000-year winter

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Any squirrel DNA on that seed?

We could clone that squirrel and recreate the scene ;)

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Panasonic to take on LG with passive 3D TV

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Is there an upside?

Yes. Active 3D TV glasses are prone to losing sync, provoking eye strain and eventually a headache. Now let's hope Panasonic won't restrict its 32" screen to Europe like LG does (LG must be assuming every North American home runs a DIY movie theatre; I just want to look at my own 3D photographs in my living room.)

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NASA close to approving first sci-fi flick shot in space

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The ISS is already nothing but a movie set

Isn't shooting films the only thing that gets done in the ISS? Garriott's short should be a change from watching astronauts gobble floating popcorn.

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Android devs get schooled on style

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Bette style as in the new GMail interface?

After seeing the new GMail interface, I'm not sure we can trust Google for style...

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Mars rover seeks perfect suntan spot to survive winter

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Dust-X ?

Rain-X works great on my windshield and weighs very little :)

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LG preps '14in screen in 13in chassis' Ultrabook

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3D? Yes!

I take 3D photos in caves using a pair of Canon G11 compact cameras. I normally view them as a left-right pair with a stereoscope. A 3D screen would be most welcome! I'd be happy with the regular 3D model (I got plenty of circular polarization glasses from Avatar at Imax;) I'm afraid a glass-less 3D screen will be very expensive while offering a very narrow field of view.

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Higgs boson hunters have god particle in their sights

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Devil's particles?

Higgs boson is God's particle as opposed to all others that were created by the Devil?

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SQUID calls 'virtual photons' into real existence

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Mirror or magnet ?

At end of 4th paragraph, in "and the effect is the same as a magnet moving at 25 percent the speed of light.", shouldn't "magnet" be replaced by "mirror" ?

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Coke cans used to build sound-wave 'superlens'

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Sound weapon?

Could this research yield to the sound weapon featured in the Dune movie? A 1x1 matrix would be more portable...

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Microsoft 'paid Nokia $1bn' for WinPho 7 deal

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Our daughther is ugly

but we'll pay you a billion $ to marry her. Now we hope you bring us many grandchildren!

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Mozilla confirms Firefox 4 beta 12 is FINAL test build

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MS delaying FF until after IE9 by tweaking Hotmail?

Smart.

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Apple tightens screws on hardware hackers

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Why use screws at all?

If Apple really wanted to lock their toys, they could just glue everything together. The Palm Vx was like that, and attempting to open its case with a hot knife was definitely not for the faint at heart!

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Nexus One web address used to punt smoky jazz

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Google your next phone

Google doesn't care about buying all thos domain names: potential buyers will google "nexus one" and hit the right page, whatever it's called.

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LHC back after temporary unexistence

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Like being rammed by an aircraft carrier?

So if the pipe went uncooled and the beam hit the tube wall, everything would be blown up? Really?

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Pig plague? There's an app for that!

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Elbow bump?

Why not just bow and salute Japanese style?

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NASA probe scents crusty bonanza in dark moon bottoms

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Grenade

'leccy

Has "electricity" been ruled out of your dictionnary? If that's for saving letters, you may also remove all vowels...

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US military cyber force activated

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Flame

As a fi(r)st exercise

Maybe they should start practicing with spammers...

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Apple talks down (another) iPhone App Store critic

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Hardly cool

If Apple were as cool as it poses, their AppStore would only be one of the many possible sources for iPhone software. Thus you wouldn't have to jailbreak your phone to enjoy the same freedom as with a PC or Mac.

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GM Volt to deliver three-figure fuel economy

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Re: But where does the electric come from?

Small Wee Jobbie wrote:

"I still can't get my head round the 'electric' car arguement. If you have to burn 'stuff' (coal, oil etc) to create electricity to fill up the cars where is the saving?"

An electric motpr has an excellent energy efficiency at varying speeds, while a gasoline engine is only (yet still less) efficient at constant speed. It is thus more efficient to burn "stuff" in a constant-speed generator to charge a battery and use that electricity to power an electric motor that will handle well the speed variations than to power the wheels directly.

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Luc Le Blanc

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Adventurer demands -70°C phone for next expedition

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Adventurer?

True adventures in the wild don't come with a cell phone, let alone coverage...

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Twitter Yi not, as Beijing bins Bing

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Re: Thanks Draco

Chris Miller wrote:

There's an article on input methods (including handhelds) here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Input_method_editor

Be careful posting such a link here. You might trigger the Reg's anti-wiki crusade-bot !

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