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  • will commented on Shooting Mythbusters - 4/15/2014

    @drmeznik: I feel the pain on proprietary formats. We still shoot a ton on P2 cards, and when the eject button broke on the deck, we had to come up with a fix that involves a pair of pliers.

  • will commented on Episode 253 - Listener's Choice - 4/17/2014

    @cobra88king8: It was on the Smithsonian Magazine site, I think.

  • will commented on Kepler Finds First Earth-Sized Exoplanet in Habitable Zone

    @grorc: We've done a few articles on just that topic over the years. Both on Kepler and the gravitational wobble technique.

  • will commented on Episode 253 - Listener's Choice - 4/17/2014

    @jaysbord: When I say "edit" podcast, what I'm talking about is listening and fixing levels and compression. We very rarely remove anything from the actual show (exceptions include when we have to stop to take a call on Still Untitled or if someone comes into the shop).

  • will commented on Episode 253 - Listener's Choice - 4/17/2014

    @burgels: The exception is Ananthem, which actually did a great job with the chants.

  • will commented on Shooting Mythbusters - 4/15/2014

    @drmeznik: As someone who has lost stuff to bad SD cards in the past, I can see the benefit of proprietary storage formats. The variation in SD card performance and reliability would make me happy to pay more for storage on stuff that I only get one chance at.

  • will commented on Comic Con 2014

    @JamesSmyth1234: We'll be at Comic-Con in San Diego in July, but not the one in Ireland.

  • will commented on Tested: SaneBox Email Prioritization

    @Duxa: Gmail can be good, but it can also be really dumb. I religiously use Report Spam, and it misses quite a bit.

    Regardless, SaneBox is more for prioritizing non-spam email than filtering spam.

  • will commented on Star Wars Featurette: The Birth of the Lightsaber

    @agnostichef: Whoever posted it must have removed it or it was taken down by the copyright police.

  • will commented on Tested In-Depth: DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter Drone

    @darthbrickus: The benefit of using their camera is power usage. Because they only gimbal the optics and sensor, they move much less mass than if you gimbaled an entire GoPro. That said, I'm sure they'll continually update the camera, and the mount for this is straightforward. There are lots of 3D printable GoPro mounts out there, so we'll try some out.

  • will commented on In Brief: Diagnosing iOS Battery Drain

    Heh, I had written up this exact same story, except to add that his advice to turn off Facebook's background updates solved my wife's iPhone 5 battery problems. She was seeing a dead battery within 8 or 9 hours of unplugging, and turning off background updates has extended that battery life to a full day.

  • will commented on suggestion about comments spanning multiple pages

    @everfalling: There's pagination at the bottom of the page, unless you're talking about something I'm not aware of.

  • will commented on FTL: Advanced Edition Adds More Space and an iPad Version

    @WizarDru: It's not a game that you're going to be able to beat every time. I find that my best games of FTL are more about generating a story from the game than anything else.

  • will commented on Episode 251 - The Podcast of Truth - 4/3/2014

    @Rallier: That is not what I thought a Melodica was.

  • will commented on Tested: We Buy a Bitcoin!

    @norman WHERE'S MY MONEY?