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When Scientists Give Up

Arkh89 Re:Stop using tax dollars (348 comments)

for every stupid project they come up with

Do you have any examples for this?
Oh yeah you don't, because there is no such thing...

about two weeks ago
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In France, a Second Patient Receives Permanent Artificial Heart

Arkh89 Pardon me but... (183 comments)

If I receive wi-fi enabled organs, will I be required to also get the horrible wi-fi logo tattooed on my forehead?

about two weeks ago
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Changing the Rules of a 15-Year-Old Game: Quake Live Update Causes Controversy

Arkh89 Wait... (170 comments)

[OA player here]
They allowed bunny hopping to do the same as strafe-jumping? seriously?
Bye bye defrag...

about three weeks ago
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This 'SimCity 4' Region With 107 Million People Took Eight Months of Planning

Arkh89 Did it... (103 comments)

Did it also crashed 107 million times while simulating this city?

about three weeks ago
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Google Buys Zync Cloud Graphics Rendering Service

Arkh89 I don't understand this... (20 comments)

What are they (Zinc) providing that is not just computing power? Custom interfaces?
Why would Google be interested in such thing?

about three weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Arkh89 Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

So what you are saying is that all the people working on distributions such as Arch, Debian, Fedora, Mageia, openSUSE, RHEL, Ubuntu and possibly others, know nothing about how to choose components to make their "OS" work?

If yes, please develop.

about a month ago
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A Movie of Triton Made From Voyager 2's Fly-by 25 Years Ago

Arkh89 Server overload... (34 comments)

Just have to wait another 25 years to see the movie...

about a month ago
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C++14 Is Set In Stone

Arkh89 Re:Oh god so what? (193 comments)

I see a lot of people complaining about the complexity of the language. But it seems that no one dares to give any example. For my part (I had a 3-days introduction to C++, everything else was learnt by practicing) I don't find it really enormous. Aside from the auto (because type deduction = E.V.I.L., use typedef's if you don't want to spend your time typing std::someType::some_const_iterator), I fail to see what change is mandatory in the language structure. What you wrote few years ago is still correct and you don't have to use these new features to work...
So what is it?

about a month ago
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2D To 3D Object Manipulation Software Lends Depth to Photographs

Arkh89 Re:One trick used to make this seem more impressiv (76 comments)

No, it seems they are using inpainting :

We compute a mask for the object pixels, and use this mask to inpaint the background using the PatchMatch algorithm [Barnes et al. 2009]. For complex backgrounds, the user may touch up the background image after inpainting.

Thus, only one image is required.

about a month and a half ago
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Synolocker 0-Day Ransomware Puts NAS Files At Risk

Arkh89 Re:Update from Synology-sec issue patched 12/2013 (150 comments)

Unlike a desktop OS, browser, or other software, the DiskStation does not normally remind you to do this.

My NAS on DSM 5 popups the update window shortly after connecting if a new update is available...

about a month and a half ago
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"Internet's Own Boy" Briefly Knocked Off YouTube With Bogus DMCA Claim

Arkh89 Golden Method? (157 comments)

1 - Write an automated take down script :
        For each $contentProvider
        {
                For each $content in getCatalog($contentProvider)
                {
                          if(true)
                                  sendDMCATakeDownNotice( $contentProvider, $content, getRandomClientName() );
                }
        }

        For each $counterNotice
                send( $contentProvider, "My apologies, it is the automated script which made the mistake. Your feedback will help improve its detection rate'); // Do not change anything...

2 - Sell the service to hundreds of these large companies.
3 - Profit!

about 2 months ago
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Arecibo Radio Telescope Confirms Extra-galactic Fast Radio Pulses

Arkh89 Re:Could it be ... (95 comments)

Aliens ...playing with EMPs a million years ago?

about 2 months ago
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A Box of Forgotten Smallpox Vials Was Just Found In an FDA Closet

Arkh89 But don't worry... (120 comments)

Don't worry, the box has already filled a complaint to Google in order to remove all search results related to this story...
And it will gone for good...

about 2 months ago
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How Did Those STAP Stem Cell Papers Get Accepted In the First Place?

Arkh89 Re:Because peers aren't magical (109 comments)

Reviewers don't try to reproduce the results in their own lab.

Reviewers don't have human*time and financial resources to reproduce results in their own lab.

FTFY

about 3 months ago
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How Did Those STAP Stem Cell Papers Get Accepted In the First Place?

Arkh89 I can't imagine... (109 comments)

I can't imagine this was done on purpose... I can't imagine how a scientist would, knowingly, publish wrong results (and perceived as revolutionary/important by their peers). Because this would be nothing more than willingly putting a sword of Damocles over your head / committing professional suicide on the spot. I mean, how is that possible that rational people (scientific minds) would accept to do such thing while being sure it will compromise their entire career (and life) after that?

about 3 months ago
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Disappointed Woz Sells His "Worthless" Galaxy Gear Watch

Arkh89 Re:All smart watches suck (242 comments)

Or wait for the one from Microsoft...

// insert laughs here

about 3 months ago
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AMD, NVIDIA, and Developers Weigh In On GameWorks Controversy

Arkh89 Re:Wrong target of blame. (80 comments)

The part of the driver which is compiled as a kernel module to serve as adapter against the binary blob?
You thought that it wanted the linux-headers package just for the fun of reading it on its own time?

about 4 months ago
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Optical Levitation, Space Travel, Quantum Mechanics and Gravity

Arkh89 Re:Light does more than push (82 comments)

Not if your using a perfect mirror (conductivity going to infinity, no Joule currents).

about 4 months ago
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TechCrunch and Others On the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Arkh89 Re:I beg to differ (136 comments)

I beg to differ too. For the same (top of the line) price you can get a laptop with a Core I7, 16GB of RAM (if not 32GB), 1TB HDD + MSATA SSD (expandable to a RAID0) and a REAL DEDICATED GPU.

Where is the advantage in having a tablet if they are just leaving it on their desks?

about 4 months ago

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