"We trained for a year, flying out of Beale AFB in California , Kadena Airbase in Okinawa, and RAF Mildenhall in England . On a typical training mission, we would take off near Sacramento, refuel over Nevada, accelerate into Montana, obtain high Mach over Colorado, turn right over New Mexico, speed across the Los Angeles Basin, run up the West Coast, turn right at Seattle, then return to Beale. Total flight time: two hours and 40 minutes.
One day, high above Arizona , we were monitoring the radio traffic of all the mortal airplanes below us. First, a Cessna pilot asked the air traffic controllers to check his ground speed. 'Ninety knots,' ATC replied. A twin Bonanza soon made the same request. 'One-twenty on the ground,' was the reply. To our surprise, a navy F-18 came over the radio with a ground speed check. I knew exactly what he was doing. Of course, he had a ground speed indicator in his cockpit, but he wanted to let all the bug-smashers in the valley know what real speed was 'Dusty 52, we show you at 620 on the ground,' ATC responded. The situation was too ripe. I heard the click of Walter's mike button in the rear seat. In his most innocent voice, Walter startled the controller by asking for a ground speed check from 81,000 feet, clearly above controlled airspace. In a cool, professional voice, the controller replied, ' Aspen 20, I show you at 1,982 knots on the ground.' We did not hear another transmission on that frequency all the way to the coast."
Gizmodo has been full of shit like this for years. I'll have to dig up the "Fuck you all Gizmodo readers" post from a couple years ago. It was seriously a 7 paragraph bitch session about how the author's opinions shouldn't be questioned and the readers were all drooling retards. This wasn't a comment or a "I quit" post, this was their feature fucking headline for several days.
Edit: Here it is.
Context for those who are confused.
Edit: One of many reddit posts.
I think it only applies to their industry, but that there can not be another parcel delivery service that uses brown for it's fleet & logo.
I found this. This is where all of the deleted comments go, and if you look, there seems to be a ton that are angry because they posted an article on "how to cheat and get away with it." It also seems it was front paged on Valentine's Day. The fuck??
Gizmodo now has a special section, designated #redesign, where they send all of the comments mentioning the site redesign. It's really pathetic and hilarious at the same time.
If anyone is interested here is a link for it. WARNING The link does take you to Gizmodo.
I believe Best Buy was caught doing this.
I read an article about Okcupids statistics. Went like this:
If 'plain Jane' is vote 7/10, averagely attractive, it's because most people vote her 7/10. (her mode is 7)
If 'Tattooed Cutie' is voted 7/10, it's because most people were not into tattoos (~5), but some guys were really into tattoos (10).
This difference in the statistics made there average rating 7/10, but the 'Tattooed Cutie' received 10x the messages. This messaging was explained in the article as the guys thinking, "You are weird, but I like that. Most guys don't like that so much, therefore you must not get approached much, therefore I have an easy in. I will send you a message."
I think this is what is happening. You nerds are thinking she is rated lower by the average man, and high by you, so you must have an easy in. The rub is that you have to compete with each other.
EDIT: Found the article
She indeed seem to be arguing reasonably for the use of pepper spray, but she does understate what pepper spray is. It is not a derivative of pepper, assuming she used the colloquial "pepper" to refer to black pepper, but is "a chemical derived from the fruit of plants in the Capsicum genus." Black pepper is of the Piper genus. Source.
Pepper spray, by definition, is a diluted solution of capsaicinoids. The kind they used was 0.7% solution. The average everyday pepper spray for tactical deployment? 0.2%. The strongest solution approved for animal use (i.e. bears) is 2.0%, but 1.0% suffices. Also, the minimum distance from which it should be sprayed is about six feet. Source.
The reaction shown in the video is just about the kind of reaction you get from powerful pepper spray. There are numerous videos on YouTube that will serve as evidence.
So, yes, she did "under-exaggerate." As for the situation at UC Davis, I find the actions of the police disturbing and the excuses of Mrs. Kaheti disgusting.
This is a good of a spot as any. I'm glad you posted the source article instead of the blogspam. I'm also happy this comment was voted to the top. Vote karma well deserved, kind sir or madam!
I propose a new reddit functionality. If a better URL for a submission is available I propose that it can be submitted and added to the title of the post.
Just a draft for example; something like:
> The RIAA Pirated $9 Million Worth of TV Shows (gizmodo.com)
> Reddit Alternate link (torrentfreak.com)
> (1654 users have proposed the alternate link)
> [+] see more alternate links
The alternate link can have a brief description in the alt text. Something like 'Gizmodo blogspam redirect to source'
EDIT - I see blogspam as a problem. Not necessarily a big problem but I think a good solution would do good things for the internets. There's a not small amount of people who's entire business model is around blogspamming and (re)(re)(re)submitting content for ad impressions. I'd rather give credit and impressions to source not parasite middlemen.
>The sheer technical genius of it amazes me with the fact that it allows for expansion at higher altitudes and returns to normal as it descends.
Fun fact: In order to compensate for the high altitude expansion, they had to basically build the plane with numerous expansion joints throughout the body, even in the fuel tank.
>Ironically, the plane was dripping, much like the misshapen model had assembled in my youth. Fuel was seeping through the joints, raining down on the hangar floor. At Mach 3, the plane would expand several inches because of the severe temperature, which could heat the leading edge of the wing to 1,100 degrees. To prevent cracking, expansion joints had been built into the plane. Sealant resembling rubber glue covered the seams, but when the plane was subsonic, fuel would leak through the joints.
From an awesome story about the Blackbird told by a former pilot.
Man, Apple's stuff looks really familiar ... I just can't put my finger on where I've seen this before ...
Everything is a copy of everything.
Relevant #1: Article about labor conditions and work-related suicides at Foxconn-Apple factories in Shenzhen, China.
>There's no doubt about it. The Foxconn suicides were caused by job stress. Within half a year, there have been nine suicides attempts with seven confirmed deaths at Foxconn's Shenzhen factory. In the last month, that number suddenly increased to 30 new suicide attempts, prompting the company to hire counselors and even Buddhist monks to free the souls of the suicidal from purgatory.
>Foxconn is one of Apple's main manufacturer contractors. Thousands of Mac minis, iPods, iPhones and iPads are assembled daily in the Shenzhen factory, which runs 24/7. The company also produces some products for Intel, Dell, and HP, among others.
Relevant #2: Chairman of Foxconn, Louis Woo comments on the Passing of Apple’s Steve Jobs.
>He’s changed the way that we use technology for so many years, and defined the way technology can better be used, and better be applied to our day to day use. He’s more than a trailblazer. He defined what technology is supposed to be. We’ll all miss him, and there won’t be another Steve Jobs, that’s for sure.
EDIT: I'm not pushing any certain agenda here, just pointing towards some articles that I found thought-provoking and interesting.
via their Media Community Policy,
>That said, the community policy of Gawker Media is forgiving. If your criticism is articulate, it will likely get through. We dole it out; we can take it.
Yes, Japan - [link]
How do they plow that? [link]
I got banned for this comment:
I was just sick of the iphone dock articles being spammed, and decided to speak my mind on the matter... Apparently such activity is not encouraged on gawker.
Mostly stuck to Kotaku after that, however stopped reading all gawker sites after the redesign too...
"They were two friends of the Google Street View car drivers. They knew he was passing by, and waited for him for 20 minutes in scuba gear. The umbrella was just to make it all seem even stranger."
i was just thinking this as I was browsing through this morning. Dig up the list of SOPA supporters and boycott them all. Don't buy music on iTunes. Don't go see a movie. Hit them where it really hurts; on their bottom line.
EDIT: All the companies supporting SOPA
A few things to note:
1) GoDaddy has since withdrawn their support for the legislation.
2) GoDaddy helped write the bill, so their withdrawal means jack shit.
There are a huge number of companies supporting SOPA. If this thread has somehow spurred you to action, realize that there is much more you can do that just engage in a knee-jerk response to one company that happened to publicly announce its support for the bill on the internet. Esports should definitely band together to help fight this bill, but please remember that this is a large and ongoing process. If we boycott GoDaddy successfully, I know many people will feel like they've scored a victory and let the issue pass from their minds.
On a relevant note, NASA's annual budget is $19 billion/year, and the House budget committee is attempting to cut it by 10%, eliminating the possibility of a successor to the Hubble space telescope
Meanwhile the US military's budget for air conditioning tents in the Middle East is $20 billion/year.
Here is an article written from a pilot's perspective of the beast. It's a very entertaining read.
The jet's top recorded speed according to the pilot was actually a short sprint at Mach 3.5, which is 2,660 mph or 4,280 kph. Unfortunately the titanium skin would creep at those temperatures so it could only fly that quickly for a very short period of time. When it was shot at with missiles (almost 4,000 times total), the pilot simply had to up the throttle to speed away from them.
Because it leaked so bad on the ground like you mentioned, after it took off it did a quick sprint so the body would heat up and expand, filling in the cracks that were designed in the titanium skin. Then the Blackbird would have to slow down to allow the fueler jet to refill it, letting the SR-71 continue on with its mission. The special fuel was heat resistant and doubled as a coolant for the craft, and the wing temperatures still reached 600^o C.
Want a pro tip? Add ".au" to the end of gizmodo.com, and leave the rest of the URL unchanged. The Australian site is still actually functional, even with ABP and NS running.
Someone should make a FF addon / GreaseMonkey script that automatically adds '.au' to the assorted Gawker sites so you can actually see the stupid articles without having to enable 42 different scripts from 8 different domains just to see 3 paragraphs of text stolen from reddit.
Hand counted? Lego manufacturing is some of the most automated in the world.
> In the packaging lines the pieces are distributed: they are dumped into the machine, which separates them one by one, then counts them using optical sensors, and placed in a generic small box. I watched in amazement, seeing how the pieces fell into these small boxes on a very small conveyor. At every step, one, two, three or whatever amount of pieces will fall into the box, according to the instructions of the set in production.
> Along the way, high precision scales measure the weight of the box. The computers know exactly how much a box has to weigh at any stage, indicating that the correct number and kind of pieces are inside. If there's a variation of a few micro-grams, the alarm jumps and an operator grabs the box, sorts the pieces, and puts the box back into production.
> Once the box is complete, the contents are dropped into the plastic wrapping machine, which makes a bag with the pieces inside. The box are then dropped inside another box, and passed into another production line, where more bags would be added until
Anyone remember this news story a while back about the school chairs in China that had some kind of catastrophic failure in the lift mechanism? Apparently one of them killed a kid by penetrating him anally.
Seriously, fuck that shit.
Really, Apple copies Braun. If you look at their designs from the 1960's, you see the similarities. Apple's designer, Jonathan Ive, admits he is influenced by Dieter Rams, Braun's designer of that time. I find it kind of laughable that they are suing Samsung over design.
There is an AWESOME book written by a former SR-71 pilot called Sled Driver by Brian Shul where he talks about this happening. He tells a ton of awesome stories and accounts of experience while "riding the sled." I've never been "on the edge of my seat" reading a book before that one.
Edit: Here is the except that I originally read that prompted me to immediately buy and read the book: [link]
Sorry but this absolutely, 100% does not work. The reason this happens is due to the pits on the surface of the Mentos, and act of getting the mentos wet and freezing it washes away the pits.
I'm not sure how much more wrong you could be. automated lego packaging
There are literally no humans physically handling these things.
alyssa something or other [link]
turned in to a meme about a bitch
EDIT: i salute your attitude to reddit and telly, man
It was more of an advertising stunt than anything else. They invited people to try to break the glass with their feet (which is why there are multiple camera angles), the cash wasn't real aside from the top layer, and there was a security guard around, apparently.
You make a couple good points, but the whole "you need to spend thousands of dollars on equipment to be a good photographer" is complete bullshit. If you have talent, you should still be able to take great pictures, even with a camera made out of trash Sure it's an extreme example, but I've seen art exhibits with pictures taken solely with disposable film......
> What kind of person writes shit like this?
A person, who writes to a site with 100.000s of pageviews, and still has 2 followers: 4n7h0ny and commentadmin.gizmodo.com .
Keep in mind that he was the "third" co-founder who left shortly after reddit was acquired by Conde Nast.
kn0thing and hueypriest aren't looking at jail time just yet.
Edit: Actually, apparently Alexis had this to say[Gizmodo]:
> He is absolutely not a founding member. We acquired his company in December, 6 months after Steve and I launched reddit.
I notice you were downvoted for some reason, but your response was perfectly valid. Scientists have found that octopuses will only watch high-def videos.
My friend's dog never paid attention to his standard-definition big screen television. He later purchased a high-definition television and hung it on the wall, at about the same height as the windows.
For the first month or so the dog thought the TV was a window. He would see something he liked on the TV (usually another dog), and start barking at it. If the dog ran off screen, he would run to the nearest window and look outside for it. He literally thought he was watching the dog through a window. He hates horses for some reason, and always growls menacingly at them.
To iterate: he had a standard-def TV for over a year the the dog ignored completely, but the dog watches high-def TV with everyone else and thinks it's real.
Way to plagiarize by blatantly copy and pasting someone else's words.
At least provide the source. ಠ_ಠ
You know who cabs really hate to pick up? People who live in the outer boroughs. They hate the shit out of that. The longer each trip is, the less the cabbie makes that shift. If a cabbie could pick up and drop off a new passenger every other block, they would love that. If you are black, you are much more likely to be headed to Brooklyn or Queens.
It's a fake bomb detector. Yet for some reason the Iraqis keep using them.
Here's a BBC video about it.
Didn't they also just use a little robot dude to find a secret tunnel with two massive sealing boulders underneath a pyramid in Egypt? From what i recall reading, there were markings that weren't traditional hieroglyphics either. I'll see if i can find the link.. i was hoping for a followup on that.
Edit: Found it.
An amazing plane. I find it incredible that they leak fuel so quickly on the ground, but then it seals up nice and tight when running at speed.
A really excellent read about this plane from a pilot can be found here:
Excuse the Gizmodo link - this was before they went to shit. The story is really awesome and worth a read.
Unfortunately Bell labs was not completely innocent. In the 1930s a researcher, Clarence Hickman, devised a method of magnetic recording.Clarence Hickman had a complete answering machine built in 1935. But Bell suppressed it fearing that people would stop talking on the phone and just leave messages for each other.
It's a semi-anachoic chamber used to block out unwanted Electro magnetic interference from devices and power lines. That would be a hybrid logarithmic antenna used to test emissions from a device. When it comes to rooms like this that is pretty small. If you watch transformers the hanger scenes with the blue cones on the wall is the Air forces chamber, its big enough to fit c-130 airplanes in, i think a total of 5 of them at one time. Its on a small base about 2 hours north of san diego. I used to work for a company testing military items, we had a chamber like this that could fit a tank. [link]
Apple's influence on the UI was a very real one (even if there were eye candy shiny animated touch interfaces before) and on /r/apple people are always very happy to post Android's blackberry-esque interface before the iphone came out.
Also, the only multitouch capacitive phones before the iphone were limited runs like the FIC Openmoko or Synaptics Onyx.
It's an app some 15 year old submitted, disguised as a flashlight with different colors. A day later he released a video of how to set up a socks proxy and tether to a computer, successfully making the second app to ever tether in the app store.
I use this almost every week ad it works easily and perfect. Best $.99 ever spent.
Edit: here is the gizmoso post someone posted on reddit a while back when it came out.
Edit: Also direct youtube link here
Is the guardian usually this clueless? This release isn't for Tuesday, it is for today, it already happened, and it has nothing to do with the UK or phone hacking. Here is the release, it is basically about how FBI/military contrators have absolutely no security and are using false flag social media accounts to support the end of an anonymous internet.
Why I stopped reading Gizmodo. Unfortunate that I have to link to Gizmodo to make my point, but that article is worth a read as a cautionary tale of how to completely alienate people in an industry where part of your job is to make them trust and respect you.
>Describing Android as an iOS clone is quite the stretch.
Not really. Early builds of Android show it, very clearly, as a Windows Mobile / Blackberry esque device and OS. Early Android was not designed, in any way, to be a touch based device.
Considering that the prototype didn't even use touch technology, I think it's very fair to say that Android, as a multi-touch smartphone OS, is inherently a copy of the iPhone.
Whether or not the iPhone formfactor copies something else is another debate for another time, but I think people can agree that Apple's iOS is the OS that popularized multitouch, mobile OSs.
And whether or not you agree, Android certainly got a complete redo in response to Apple's offering. It took Google a while to develop the featureset to compete with iOS, adding multitouch, etc, and today they've surpassed Apple in pure feature counts, but saying that Android owes it's beginnings heavily to the formula that Apple perfected is not a stretch.
1) You can stop the auto updater.
2) Safari is blatantly insecure. It has fallen in seconds at Pwn2 on several occasions.
3) Mac system admin? Are you serious? Someone actually gets paid to be a Mac system admin? I wish I had your job dude.
I don't consider Google's updater to be any more evil than the constant Apple call homes that are embedded into Mac OS like maggots on a dead dog.
Wasn't there a woman that stripped down and walked through a check point in her underwear so she wouldn't have to be searched? haha but this guys gets arrested, way to profile TSA...
This woman has fake leggs or something like that. I can't remember exactly what is was, but she had a valid reason.
Edit: ah, here it is: [link]
I had to delete my bookmark for Gizmodo because of two articles i read today.
Here is the first in which the writer purposely omits the first ingredient to try to prove his faulty point:
Here is the second where they show an extremely obvious Photoshop of a fake device: (Gizmodo link to a Kotaku article)
Expand that to all of gawker, I read gizmodo for a little because they did have OK tech news as far as new technology (The writing still sucked but I would go directly to the source link anyway). And then this happened: (Gizmodo Link) and the fallout of that writer banning users and I decided I didn't really want to support that site anymore...
Dude...I'm a dude.
There was a woman awhile back who wrote a completely offensive blog article about how she went on a date with a guy she met on OKCupid who she, no shit, looked up his name on Google only to find out that he was the Magic: The Gathering National Champion. Apparently it was a deal breaker for her.
I am nerdy too, I completely agree with you. If someone doesn't like me because of something I enjoy doing then I don't want them to be around me anyways.
EDIT: The dude was actually the World Champion. Here's her article: [link]
Read up on the SR-71 Blackbird. "The plane was flying a mile every 1.6 seconds, well above our Mach 3.2 limit." In a story told by one of the pilots, they out flew missiles launched at them over Lyban air space.
"To deal with airframe heat at Mach 3 and to reduce weight, the SR-71's skin is 85 percent titanium and 15 percent carbon composites. To prevent cracking, expansion joints had been built into the plane. Sealant resembling rubber glue covered the seams, but when the plane was subsonic, fuel would leak through the joints."
How dare you criticize Kotaku? How dare you criticize Gizmodo, more like it:
The entire Gawker network is a clusterfuck, from asshole bloggers to site design/functionality and just generally the way it's run. What else can you expect from a group of sites started by a gossip rag, I suppose.
This is the article that made me leave. They complain about being called unprofessional then posts shit like that? What the hell happened? It used to be such a good site...
"I want you to ask the Lego gang for the definitive answer on the plural for Lego bricks. Is it, as we Brits say, simply Lego, or is it, as some Americans insist, Legos?
Actually both the Brits and the Americans are wrong—but are all forgiven! "Lego" is an adjective and is not meant to be a standalone name. It should always be Lego bricks, Lego building, Lego products, etc."
Well to understand why this is big, you need to understand the history of the smartphone market. Palm created the first real smart phone. The OS on that phone was called Palm OS, eventually Web OS. Ultimately Apple steals this concept, particularly the little icons to navigate.
Admittedly, there were some innovations that the iPhone did, such as capacitive screen and multitouch, but the basic idea was a complete rip off of Palm OS. So what this means is, the death of WebOS and the TouchPad is the death of the true first innovator of smartphones. The one that all are realistically descendants of. It's a sad day. I kind of wish HP at least tried suing Apple before letting WebOS go under. If for nothing else to make a point about how Steve Jobs is a horrible horrible thief.
Steve Jobs talking about stealing:
Didn't they show off this tech 5 or so years ago.... and nothing ever came of it? I remember watching a video on youtube of it and all back then.
It was Sharp not sony: [link]
You mean the Apple Computer who's design language is set by a Brit who never saw one of Dieter Rams' ideas that he didn't like? Or the NASA who's design language was set by Germans? Coke I'll give you.
That's the idea. Gizmodo did a hands-on review of it a couple years ago. The best line: "It's like group oral sex with everyone somehow fitting in between your legs."
This is the article that made me stop visiting them, and shows what kind of reporting they do. Here is a quote from it:
>"Basically, if you don't like Facebook, it sounds to me like you don't like your friends. And what kind of terrible person doesn't like friends? Even Hitler had friends."
Gizmodo has always had a weird 'Hahaha, Look at the Nerds' attitude. My favourite example was this lovely article that makes fun of a guy for building a full size Dalek and questions his ability to meet women, instead of just writing an article on a guy that made his own Dalek.
The guy, by the way, is married and uses said Dalek to raise money for charity.
I know the patent system is messed up and I really know that defending Apple on reddit is putting a target on my back (because they are the only tech company ever that has sued over infringement) but...
Can anybody see the resemblance at all in this product's form factor, button placement, and operating system (dock, paging)?
All I'm saying is that in this instance, I think Apple has a pretty strong case.
But you know, it's Apple, so lets just circlejerk blindly and squirt each other in the eyes.
Yeah, not to rain on anyone's parade, but that's actually a motorscooter, albeit an expensive one:
I'd be tempted to do something like the Millennium Falcon and set it up as a gaming room or an Enterprise bridge (here's a theater). You could have a lot of fun with this on chatroulette and the like.
"By no means do Japanese people dislike foreigners. This may not apply to everyone, but I certainly think it would be great if more foreigners would connect with Japanese people, rather than act as two completely separate groups."
Really? Doesn't the head of Honda's statement, when questioned by shareholders about why they were spending so much money on the Asimo robot project, tell a story of the bigger picture? To paraphrase what he said: "The population of Japan is in decline, who would you rather have looking after you in your old age, a robot or a foreigner?"
I think this article is either denialism, or the hopeful thoughts from a Japanese that the issue of being divided isn't her countrymen's fault, but rather... a foreign issue.
All that said, there are a whole lot of open-minded Japanese people, but due to political statistics (how many times has that racist Ishihara been re-elected?), I'd have to say that they aren't in the majority.
EDIT: two sources about nurses vs robots :
> Why aren't they affected by say 20m amateur radio?
because they don't realize that such a thing exists for them to claim to be allergic to ; )
See also: Man Allergic to Wi-Fi; Sues Neighbor, which links to this wonderful neo-classic story of EM hypochondria: Locals Complain of Radio Tower Illness…Then Discover Tower Was Actually Turned Off
It's junk science for gullible people. Someone is making a killing selling these things. Furthermore, there have been reports that there's risk of strangulation. I put it in the same category as these type of things: [link]
How to create your own planets: [link]
And here is some details on the specific picture linked: [link]
Unfounded? LOL. When Apple found out that 15 year olds were working at FoxConn 80 hours a week for $150 a month making their products, their idea of fixing the problem was making sure that it was 16 year olds working 60 hours a week for $150 a month. And that was just what they admitted to:
But go ahead and defend Apple, you can't help it, Apple fans defend Apple like a religion because they literally think of Apple as a religion with their brains, science has proven this:
Enjoy your Apple stuff, I have no hope of converting you. I'd be better off trying to convert Sarah Palin to Islam than I would of convincing an Apple fan that Apple is not all that great.
Is there anything we can say to keep you around a little longer?
I just read this recent suicide note by Bill Zeller, so I've been thinking a lot about suicide. Bill was molested and that ruined him (his opinion). But from his suicide note, it's evident that he bottled it up and never confronted his issues. I wish somebody had told him to try and forgive his perpetrator, because that could've saved his life.
I can't help but think there could be something we could say that would make you think about things in a way you never have before.
Will you stick around and answer a few of our questions? The universe is lonely, man. You're dying, I'm dying, humanity is dying and so is this Earth. Just stay with us for a little while.
[The scientists] devised a mathematical model that analyzed the benefits gained by body temperatures that protect against fungi versus the costs (in terms of extra food consumption) required to maintain body temperatures between 30° and 40° C. The optimal temperature for maximizing benefits while minimizing costs was found to be 36.7° C, which closely approximates normal body temperature.
TL;DR It's the optimal temperature to protect against fungi and not need to eat too much.
The European Union's energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger said today that the Japanese nuclear disaster is a lot worse than what Japan is declaring. In fact, he believes it could be an apocalypse:
Okay, this is actually one of the more challenging questions posed on SA lately, but I am going to give it a stab.
The most effective method I can think of requires some amount of engineering knowledge, so I hope you want your dishes clean badly enough to educate yourself, or that you already possess some electronics and tinkering skills.
I will leave the actual details as a exersize for the reader, but essentially what you need is a radio controlled chastity belt.
See, first, you need a mechanical dick-harnessing male chastity belt. You need to add some gizmos to this to allow it ONLY to be unlocked once it receives a coded transmission from another device... Which you attach to the dishwasher.
The way it works is this: A pressure sensor (which you must install) on each dishwasher rack calculates weight distribution across the entire surface area, and then calculates to see if this matches up with the weight profile of an actual set of dishes. If this first test is passed, it allows the dishwasher to be turned on and operate normally. Once the dishwasher has completed its cycle, AND the dishes have been removed (for extra safety, you may want to install a backup redundancy weight sensor in your dishes cabinet) the device will send a signal to your belt, unlocking it.
While this process can still be hacked (maybe by kitchen tiles from home depot or something) the simplest way to get the belt off is to actually do the dishes.
So, there you go.
Good luck, and let us know how it goes.
This comment was deleted from this article and I can't figure out why.
>Very interesting! I don't doubt the existence of such a world, but it wouldn't be called a planet because a planet not only has to be round, have a regular orbit around the sun, but it also has to have cleared its orbital path of debris. If it's in the oort cloud, there's an entire cloud of debris in its orbital path.
>There's a similar body in the asteroid belt between Earth and Mars, called Ceres. It has enough gravity to be spherical, but since it hasn't cleared its orbital path of debris, it's still a dwarf planet.
>If this body does in fact exist, it'll make us rethink the meaning of "dwarf planet", as this body would meet all the criteria of a dwarf planet, except it's HUGE.
A simple tineye search yields this picture with time stamps well before three months ago.
Three, an imgur link from two years ago
I never really understood the hate towards them until a Gawker editor decided to write an opinion piece basically shitting all over their readers...
to be fair it sounds like he's addressing it to a certain type of poster but he still comes off as an enormous self-important cunt
>That explains the surround sound.
I seriously doubt any sex difference in auditory perception is enough to account for that. The real reason he wants a better sound system is probably something more along the lines of bragging rights or a general sense of having cooler stuff. The simple fact is that a lot of desire behind better sound systems has nothing to with actual sound quality. In a blind test, he might not be able to tell the difference between two different but comparable speaker systems.
Fuck, nevermind, it was CNBC apparently and not Fox News/Clayton Morris
Here's the video I was thinking was Clayton Morris (apologies to Mr. Morris but I still think you're a clueless hack).
Gizmodo has a article on how to do this.
I'm tempted but feel it is too risky (unless anyone can convince me.) This update is exploiting a registration glitch, so, chances are they can patch it by the next beta version and you'd be stuck with the first beta release for the next 3-4 months. (I don't think you can revert back to iOS4.) Worst case, some have reported not being able to make calls after doing this.
Oh no! Someone arrest this evil man for something that looks like it could potentially be abusive to children were they actually involved!
Sony is a large corporation with multiple divisions. Only Sony Music (and film through the MPAA) are supporting SOPA. See the list here:
Boycotting Playstation products will not impact Sony's film and music branches. Also, please do not hurt game developers and publishers in a misguided attempt to get Sony to withdraw support of SOPA. Instead, go after Sony's music and films. Boycott those products and write to Sony. Sony is not a giant monolith, and the people in the games division have no control over the executives in the music and film divisions.
Also, did Nintendo withdraw support for SOPA? I didn't see them on the list.
I may be wrong about all this, so please don't hate. I just hate to see collateral damage of game makers who have no control over politics. I do think that SOPA is awful and believe that the best thing we can do is call our Congressmen and ask them to vote based on OUR wishes, not those of corporations.
There seem to be quite a bunch of douchebags on Gizmodo's writing staff..
I only recently started reading it since some coworkers were digging up some interesting articles from there.
But soon I also found out a lot of shit like this is posted.
The author is called out by one of the creators of the software indicating he was neglecting to mention some things which would make this outcome much less surprising.
It's still 3G. There is no real 4G in North America yet. The companies have just marketed it as 4G to get ahead of the competition. This says in the US, pretty sure the same thing applies to Canada.
As roger_ points out below, Android looked pretty different before the iPhone (warning: Gizmodo link).
Lego is a adjective not a noun.
You can have Lego bricks or Lego sets but not just Lego.
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gizmodo today has a story on surviving the looming dollar crisis and offer up bitcoin as one solution
Anyone who bans someone and deletes this comment is seriously messed up in the head.
Just for simply adding to the conversation constructively?
These guys are pathetic. I'm glad I never looked at their website.
Give him two handcannons and a pack of cigarettes. Whenever the bully squirrels come near, give him a light and tell him to fight. Your little Nutjob will be hunting politicians and saving teenage runaway prostitutes in no time.
It could just be that #GodIsNotGreat has stopped trending. And the algorithm that recognizes trending topics focuses on increasing popularity, whereas #GodIsNotGreat would be dying down by now.
I don't know, Pixar pretty much blew my mind a couple years ago. A 10 year old girl dying of cancer wanted to see 'Up' but was too sick to go to the theater. Pixar flew an employee out to her house and hand-delivered a DVD (keep in mind Up was still in theaters, DVDs weren't available yet). She died the next day. Sad but touching story. Earned a lot of respect for Pixar that day.
Crappy article but it gets the point across:
Check this story by Gizmodo where they tested monster HDMI cables of various lengths against some cheap generic HDMI cables.
Short answer is once they got to 50 ft cables, the generic ones did have some problems.
For shorter lengths the generic cable was ok.
I just looked it up because I only heard about it second hand, and unless they've edited it, it's not all that bad: [link]
It's not nice, it's pretty stupid and judgmental (albeit admittedly), but it's nowhere near as vitriolic as it was made out to be here, or anywhere close to as hateful as the comments in the link above.
Relevant question and answer:
> I want you to ask the Lego gang for the definitive answer on the plural for Lego bricks. Is it, as we Brits say, simply Lego, or is it, as some Americans insist, Legos?
> Actually both the Brits and the Americans are wrong—but are all forgiven! "Lego" is an adjective and is not meant to be a standalone name. It should always be Lego bricks, Lego building, Lego products, etc.
Looking at her statistics, she's been with Gizmodo for two months, totaling around 34,000 views. This single post will easily put her in the top 4 for the month. I'm not sure what Gawker pays for page views, but she is going to be living it up.
[Put too much thermal goop on your heatsinks]
[Sue anyone that complains about it]
It's designed by Bomi Kim and is a concept from 2008. Haven't found any place were it can be bought.
This reminds me of a recent story that I read on Gizmodo about a man in Texas who managed to pay only $16.00 for a house worth an estimated $330,000. I was wondering if this was a common occurrence or one in a number of lucky incidents.
Here's the story for specifics: [link]