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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

BradleyUffner Re:Justice (769 comments)

Someone in the mail-room will PAY for this!

about two weeks ago
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Forbes Revisits the Surface Pro 3, Which May Face LG Competition

BradleyUffner Re:Have't looked at one at all. (101 comments)

In general, people who have problems with installing/running Linux these days are trying to impose their Windows experience on it.

If by "Windows Experience" you mean having working sound after the installation is completed, then you are right.

about three weeks ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

BradleyUffner Subsidies (516 comments)

With or without the government subsidies?

about a month ago
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Internet Voting Hack Alters PDF Ballots In Transmission

BradleyUffner PDF (148 comments)

Do any electronic voting systems actually work by sending around PDFs? If so I don't recall hearing about them.

about a month ago
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Study: Body Weight Heavily Influenced By Heritable Gut Microbes

BradleyUffner Re:Oh no (297 comments)

At the calorie level they are EXACTLY identical. Those foods are only different in the WAY they are turned in to calories. A Calorie is just a measure of energy.

about a month ago
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SpaceShipTwo Pilot Named; Branson Vows To 'Move Forward Together'

BradleyUffner Re:This was bound to happen. (112 comments)

What far greater uses are there for a sub-orbital craft ? And don't tell me that this is a stepping stone to an orbital craft. It isn't. If they wanted to design an orbital craft next, they would basically have to start from scratch.

Wow, it's almost like you think sub-orbital craft and orbital craft don't share any technology at all. All orbital craft have to move through the thick lower atmosphere before they reach orbit. Learning how to do that quickly, efficiently, and safely is just one thing that we area learning with these vehicles.

about a month and a half ago
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SpaceShipTwo Pilot Named; Branson Vows To 'Move Forward Together'

BradleyUffner Re:This was bound to happen. (112 comments)

Just because this specific ship was going to be used for tourism doesn't mean the technology developed for it wouldn't have far greater uses.

about a month and a half ago
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SpaceShipTwo Pilot Named; Branson Vows To 'Move Forward Together'

BradleyUffner Re:This was bound to happen. (112 comments)

The people who have died in the cause of manned space flight knew the risks and accepted them. No one forced them to do these dangerous things. They obviously thought the benefits outweighed the risks.

about a month and a half ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

BradleyUffner Re:Is this legal? (700 comments)

So you would have no problem at all if I secretly modified the EPROM data of your car's computer so that it no longer starts up? I haven't permanently broken your car you see, you should be perfectly capable of fixing the damage yourself if you can figure out what I did.

about 2 months ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

BradleyUffner Re:And... (347 comments)

Seriously, try find network adaptor settings in 7

Right click the network icon in the Notification Area > Open Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings. 3 clicks isn't so bad.

about 2 months ago
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The Great Robocoin Rip-off

BradleyUffner Re:Robocoin has 44 operational ATMs worldwide (117 comments)

I can't vouch for the quality of their products or service, but I know Robocoin is one of the leading Bitcoin ATM manufacturers. According to Coin ATM Radar, there currently are 44 Robocoin ATMs operational worldwide, in the United States, the UK, Canada, Spain, Japan,... Robocoin provided the very first Bitcoin ATM machine in the world, in October 2013 in Vancouver, Canada.

They are currently ranked 2nd, after Lamassu with 90 ATMs. But the Lamassu ATMs are mostly smaller and cheaper one-way machines (cash to Bitcoin), although they do sell a two-way solution now.

On Coin ATM Radar, a total of 267 operational Bitcoin ATMs are registered at the moment.

Wow, that's /almost/ 1 per state.

about 2 months ago
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MIT's Cheetah Robot Runs Untethered

BradleyUffner Re:Implementation Fail (90 comments)

Also, it's made out of metal, a real cheetah is made out of meat, it's like they totally didn't try at all. They need to have their funding removed immediately.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

BradleyUffner Re:Minecraft itself is a phenomenon, but (330 comments)

This isn't about making money directly from the game or even its IP. This is about Microsoft having a T1 line directly in to kid's brains. Kids eat, sleep, and breathe Minecraft, Microsoft just bought the mind-share of an entire generation.

about 3 months ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

BradleyUffner Re:Been there, done that (600 comments)

It's not a liability no matter what, it's just that I don't believe this technology is durable and reliable enough for mounting in a gun just yet. In a safe, you can have the scanner mains powered with a battery back up; a gun kept in the nightstand for home defense might well turn out to be out of batteries just when you need it most.

So the gun on the nightstand couldn't be kept plugged in the same way you charge your cell phone overnight?

about 3 months ago
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California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

BradleyUffner Re:So..... (288 comments)

No, it's a case of "Drive on public roads; obey the laws."

about 3 months ago
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Google Wants To Test Driverless Cars In a Simulation

BradleyUffner Re:pointless scam (173 comments)

On slashdot, there was an article that linked to a video of google engineers describing how their system works. IIRC, they preprogrammed responses to a bunch of situations (like avoiding a bicycle on the side of the road), using heuristics to detect when/where/which situation was occuring. In contrast, humans are in a constant state of intuitive heuristics. While they take longer to react, they're aware of possible consequences long before a computer can be, which puts them way ahead of electronic idiot savants with lightning reflexes.

And yet human drivers still manage to do stuff like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

about 4 months ago
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Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

BradleyUffner Ohh the Humanity (138 comments)

The Pirate Bay will be devastated.

about 5 months ago
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Amazon Seeks US Exemption To Test Delivery Drones

BradleyUffner Re:Why in America? (155 comments)

Your definition of "clearly" is very different than most people's I think... Sure, if you separate the word Aircraft in to "Air" and "Craft" you might be able to argue that one of the words could mean a manned vehicle. But when taken as a single word "Aircraft" has nothing to do with being manned or not. Every definition I can find is basically "A vehicle capable of atmospheric flight due to interaction with the air, such as buoyancy or lift."

Your argument really feels like the kind of games sovereign citizens and other conspiracy theorists play when they find "loopholes" in the law that will make them rich or allow them to not pay taxes.

about 5 months ago

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