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Sci-fi Predictions, True and False (Video 1)

Akaihiryuu Re:Star Trek Communicators (139 comments)

Star Trek communicators actually have a serious range limit. They do need a relay infrastructure to work beyond short distances, it's just that the ship itself acts as the relay.

about a week ago
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Comcast Using JavaScript Injection To Serve Ads On Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

Akaihiryuu Re:Windows 8 reverts the hosts file (230 comments)

Or better yet...turn off Windows Defender and disable the services it needs to run. Yes, Windows will complain at you. But you can forcibly turn off those warnings as well. And if the warnings do pop up and annoy you, you can disable the service that shows the warnings as well. It's my computer, I will do whatever I want to with it, and the OS will let me, or I will modify it until it does.

about three weeks ago
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New Process Promises Ammonia From Air, Water, and Sunlight

Akaihiryuu Ammonia production (117 comments)

I have a device that produces ammonia from water and air already. It's called a "cat".

about 2 months ago
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Cell Phone Unlocking Is Legal -- For Now

Akaihiryuu Re: Funny (135 comments)

Keep in mind, barring some models like the Galaxy S4 that support both...CDMA phones will not work on GSM networks and vice versa.

about a month ago
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How long ago did you last assemble a computer?

Akaihiryuu Re:I don't assemble computers. (391 comments)

That might sound funny today, but at one point before they went under, 3dfx made the Voodoo5 6000. That card did actually require an external power supply that plugged into a wall socket. There were a few of them made, but 3dfx went under before it could be released.

about a month ago
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Coddled, Surveilled, and Monetized: How Modern Houses Can Watch You

Akaihiryuu Re:It's just a mater of time... (150 comments)

I'm not against the idea of cameras in my house. What I am against the idea of is cameras in my house that are not under my control. Cameras that I have full control of, that I can control access to (and limit to myself), preferably connected to my Linux server (which again only I have access to) - perfectly fine. Cameras that some random third party can access? nope.jpg

about 3 months ago
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Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

Akaihiryuu Re:What choice do we have? (710 comments)

From a DS9 episode. [Bashir has suggested to Rom to form a bargaining association to prevent exploitation] Rom: You don't understand. Ferengi workers don't want to stop the exploitation, we want to find a way to become the exploiters.

about 3 months ago
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The lightbulb I've most recently acquired ...

Akaihiryuu CFL (196 comments)

I converted my entire apartment to CFL approximately 10 years ago. I have moved once since then...when I did the conversion I saved all of the incandescent bulbs the apartment complex put there, and just put them back when I left and took my CFL's with me. I have about 8 incandescent bulbs under my sink for when I move again (the apartment doesn't get to keep my CFL bulbs). I've had to replace...1 CFL bulb since then. I am thinking about converting to LED's, but I haven't seen the need to replace perfectly good CFL's. When they do eventually die I will probably replace them one at a time with LED's.

about 3 months ago
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Comcast Converting 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

Akaihiryuu Re:Custom routers (474 comments)

Yep. I actually don't have Comcast...I had Insight, which was then bought out by Time Warner (service has improved dramatically since TW took over by the way). The modem that was originally provided me was garbage and didn't support any of the higher speeds. Although, when it was Insight, it didn't matter, because they neglected the network for years until TW took over (the fastest speed available was 10mbit until the TW takeover, it took them a year but it's 50mbit now). I just went and bought a Motorola SB6141, not only do I save the $6/month, I have a much better device, so when the 50mbit service was made available all they had to do was upgrade my service.

about 4 months ago
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Comcast Converting 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

Akaihiryuu Custom routers (474 comments)

This is why I don't use ISP provided equipment. I have my own cable modem (which is just a "basic" model without router functionality), and my "router" is a custom built Linux box (it handles the wifi as well with hostapd).

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

Akaihiryuu Re:I am using Windows 8 (516 comments)

Indeed...Classic Shell removes all the suck from Windows 8 and makes it act like Windows 7, while keeping the "under the hood" improvements that Windows 8 has for CPU scheduling.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can Star Wars Episode VII Be Saved?

Akaihiryuu Re:It's hopeless. (403 comments)

Luke (and Leia due to being his twin sister) were supposed to be 19 in ANH. Carrie Fisher was 20, Mark Hamill was 25.

about 4 months ago
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FBI Need Potheads To Fight Cybercrime

Akaihiryuu Re:Frito-Lay Inorporated loves this! (319 comments)

I've always said, if I get wind of a national legalization of marijuana, I am going to buy a ton of stock in Frito-Lay.

about 4 months ago
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The Sci-Fi Myth of Robotic Competence

Akaihiryuu Re:Driverless Cars Are Boring (255 comments)

I'd love to have a "boring" car like. I detest long drives. I could never handle a 20-hour drive in a normal car, without splitting it up among several days. If I could just sit back and watch movies, or play video games, or sleep, or whatever while the car did the driving for me, that would be the most amazing thing ever.

about 4 months ago
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The Sci-Fi Myth of Robotic Competence

Akaihiryuu Re:Robots are a lower life form (255 comments)

More Doctor fail. Cybermen are not robots either. They are cyborgs controlled by a human brain. Daleks are creatures that look like a cross between a squid and a brain in what basically amounts to a futuristic tank.

about 4 months ago
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Fujitsu Is Growing Radiation-Free Lettuce In Japan's Fukushima Prefecture

Akaihiryuu Re:Wow! (146 comments)

Dehydrated water. Just add water! I actually can't take credit for that, I got it from the "survival kit" from the first Space Quest game which included a can of dehydrated water with those instructions.. But it's still funny.

about 4 months ago
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Fujitsu Is Growing Radiation-Free Lettuce In Japan's Fukushima Prefecture

Akaihiryuu Re:Why is this newsworthy? (146 comments)

The real news (once you get past the "radiation free" hype that is basically a lie, is that the lettuce contains MUCH lower than normal levels of potassium, making it an alternative for people with kidney issues (or any other disease really) that makes them sensitive to potassium. A VERY niche market to be sure. But the point is, the lettuce is not "radiation free". It has carbon in it, therefore it has carbon-14 in it.

about 4 months ago
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Fujitsu Is Growing Radiation-Free Lettuce In Japan's Fukushima Prefecture

Akaihiryuu Re:NOTHING is radiation free (146 comments)

Apparently, the REAL story (once you get by the "radiation free" hype and get to the real story) is that the lettuce has much lower levels of potassium than normal lettuce. This, of course, does not make it "radiation free" by any means, since naturally occuring radioisotopes of both potassium and carbon will be present in it to a measurable degree...but, the much lower levels of potassium make it an alternative for people with kidney issues that make them sensitive to potassium.

about 4 months ago
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Fujitsu Is Growing Radiation-Free Lettuce In Japan's Fukushima Prefecture

Akaihiryuu NOTHING is radiation free (146 comments)

Nothing in existence is "radiation free". There is no such thing. There are MANY MANY MANY naturally occuring radioisotopes. A major one is Carbon-14, which ALL organic materials contain to some degree. I can't determine if the people making this "radiation free" lettuce are either very stupid, or very smart and cleverly marketing to stupid people.

about 4 months ago

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