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DARPA Technology Could Uncover Counterfeit Microchips

ArcadeMan Re:Define "counterfeit" (23 comments)

Some of the markings are so bad that the only way to read them properly is to go down to the cellar, with a flashlight, in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Counterfeits'.

4 hours ago
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DARPA Technology Could Uncover Counterfeit Microchips

ArcadeMan Once again (23 comments)

Why are big websites never posting images? In this particular case it would have been nice to see at least what a scan of an IC looks like.

9 hours ago
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Boeing Told To Replace Cockpit Screens Affected By Wi-Fi

ArcadeMan Re:Holder is also going after (125 comments)

Great, the Helen Lovejoy argument, once again.

12 hours ago
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China Worried About Terrorist Pigeons

ArcadeMan Re:Pigeons? (90 comments)

And I suppose a polar bear is just a bear on a tropical island?

yesterday
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Tetris To Be Made Into a Live Action Film

ArcadeMan Re: The Last Blockfighter (135 comments)

I'm also old enough to get the reference! Can I get a lone star?

yesterday
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Tetris To Be Made Into a Live Action Film

ArcadeMan Re:April Fools? (135 comments)

I once received something delivered by UPS and I think the scene prior to the delivery looked more like the beginning of Ace Ventura.

yesterday
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

ArcadeMan Re:FP? (819 comments)

It's a good thing we stuck with the switch though, otherwise all of Europe and Asia would be pissed at us and we would have to apologize for yet another thing.

yesterday
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

ArcadeMan Re:FP? (819 comments)

Not only should we use a period for the fractional part of numbers, we need to drop the comma to separate thousands/etc otherwise the same problem will happen, i.e. not being able to write coordinates, etc.

In written form, thousands should be separated by a space since commas means a new number is starting.

And anyway, I think most languages can't handle numbers written in the form "10 000.54" either, so the only proper form really is "10000.54" in the end.

yesterday
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Arducorder, Next Open Source Science Tricorder-like Device, Nears Completion

ArcadeMan Re:Making is for losers. (56 comments)

That's an excellent idea, until you want something that the big businesses won't make because the demand isn't high enough and/or there's not enough profit to be made.

yesterday
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Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

ArcadeMan Re:Religion is a weakness. (489 comments)

How hard do you think it would be for ET to convince the world's populations that it is in fact god (especially given the technological advantage), then instruct them to do whatever the hell it wants? ET could be sitting up there in his nice comfy space ship, literally playing god, watching us wage war over each other because it makes for better prime time TV then that shit he's getting on his interstellar space channels.

And what do you think the current religions are? They've been watching their own private, live RTS game for thousand of years.

And so far, Sbplorgbs Zamkfabrqpaxz is winning.

yesterday
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Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement

ArcadeMan Re:Their hard drives didn't crash? (163 comments)

The one time IBM Deathstars would have been useful, and they didn't have any.

yesterday
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

ArcadeMan Re:we are DOOOMED!!! (637 comments)

It doesn't add up. Fruit - good. Cake - great. Fruitcake - nasty crap.
Jim Gaffigan

yesterday
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

ArcadeMan Re:Yes multiple desktops! (637 comments)

I had multiple desktops over 30 years ago. One desk had a Commodore 64, another desk had a Color Computer 2, etc.

yesterday
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Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

ArcadeMan Re:The THREE shells: (265 comments)

Shouldn't the last one be number 4? I thought Microsoft was able to count up to 655360?

2 days ago
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Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

ArcadeMan Photoshop alternative (192 comments)

If you have a Mac, Pixelmator is a very decent alternative to Photoshop.

2 days ago
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Analyzing Silk Road 2.0

ArcadeMan Re:Dollars mean nothing (68 comments)

work together to keep prices as high as they can...

I see what you did there.

2 days ago

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