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Collapse of Quantum Wavefunction Captured In Slow Motion

Canazza Re:Oblig /. comment (242 comments)

I'm not convinced it colapsed until Netcraft confirms it?

about a year ago
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Teaching Fractions: The Tootsie Roll Is the New Pie

Canazza Re:First question from the kids (194 comments)

We've used to use Jaffa Cakes to teach phases of the moon in the UK.

about a year ago
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Despite Global Release, Breaking Bad Heavily Pirated

Canazza Re:How many knew that it was a global release? (443 comments)

It doesn't count for *any* syndication. Even in-country when they're repeated on "Dave" the music gets changed (most noticable in the 'construction' montages where the A-Team theme is conspicuous by its absence)

about a year ago
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Japan Launches Talking Humanoid Robot Into Space

Canazza Re:no article? (87 comments)

Dream of electric sheep?

about a year ago
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Upside-Down Sensors Caused Proton-M Rocket Crash

Canazza Re:The quality conrol problems... (323 comments)

That's BS.

There's a Titanium smelting plant in Redditch. Granted, it's Russian owned, but still, it's in the UK.

about a year and a half ago
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Next-Gen Gorilla Glass: Smartphones Could Have Antibacterial, Anti-Glare Displays

Canazza Re:Phobia... (175 comments)

You've never had an ear infection have you?

about a year and a half ago
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Iron In Egyptian Relics Came From Space

Canazza Re:Obligatory (119 comments)

Weren't they Peruvian?

about a year and a half ago
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Popular Android Anti-Virus Software Fooled By Trivial Techniques

Canazza Re:Compare to recognizing people (94 comments)

Your computer has been stolen.

The police call you into the station and show you your computer and ask: "Is this your computer?"

You respond with: "No, it can't be, this isn't in my basement"

You all laugh and have coffee and doughnuts.

about a year and a half ago
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Pearson Vue Now On Day 5 of Massive Outage

Canazza Re:Not to sound overly harsh (151 comments)

Yeah, but good luck getting any free stuff out of Microsoft with a 15 year old MSCE certificate. That's the reason everyone takes the tests right? To get free software?

about a year and a half ago
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Pearson Vue Now On Day 5 of Massive Outage

Canazza Re:UK Driving License (151 comments)

Highway code, road safety, don't put diesel in a petrol car, that kind of thing.

about a year and a half ago
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Weirdest DLC Sponsorship Ever: SimCity, Brought To You By Crest

Canazza Re:Poor Linking (128 comments)

And if you're a gamer you should probably know about, if not played, StarCraft and Bioshock Infinite.

Even if you don't know who Kerrigan or Booker are, you should atleast get by context that they have something to do with video games.

about a year and a half ago
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Windows Blue 9364 Screenshots Show Feature Enhancements

Canazza Re:And it still looks like (502 comments)

Well, what should we call them then? Lexicomrades?

about a year and a half ago
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Clues of Life's Origins Found In Galactic Cloud

Canazza Re:FTL (80 comments)

Or #2.

We cannot do #1 or #2... in space.

about 2 years ago
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Clues of Life's Origins Found In Galactic Cloud

Canazza Re:FTL (80 comments)

which is inexorably dependent on it's host planet for resupplying oxygen, fuel, food and crew (who get muscle fatigue from microgravity after lengthy periods there)

We cannot do #1.

about 2 years ago
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Is the Concept of 'Cyberspace' Stupid?

Canazza Re:Exception to Betteridge's law!! (292 comments)

Maybe we need a corollory: Any headline that can be answered in one word likely heads a stupid article. Whether that be "Yes", "No" or "Bananas"

about 2 years ago
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Is the Concept of 'Cyberspace' Stupid?

Canazza Re:Exception to Betteridge's law!! (292 comments)

and what do you think happened before computers?

Those nice banks took your money and put it in a safe with your name on it?

No, they wrote down how much you put in on a piece of paper and filed it.

As soon as the records of its wherabouts are destroyed, it qualifies as virtual, not physical. Even if the money you put in still physically existed, it wouldn't be yours.

about 2 years ago
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When 1 GB Is Really 0.9313 Gigabytes

Canazza Re:"they" can fuck off, the binary units are the o (618 comments)

and by the same standards, 2^10 is a KiB

and yes, why is this geek news when anyone with either a passing interest, or who has ever done a wiki crawl, will know this?

about 2 years ago
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Electricity Gives Bubbles Super Strength

Canazza Re:Anti gravity applications? (66 comments)

Off cuts of wall paper! Oooh we'd have killed for off. cuts. of. wall. paper.

We had to use sandpaper!

And we didn't have rucksacks so we had to keep our jotters in our underpants!

about 2 years ago
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Electricity Gives Bubbles Super Strength

Canazza Re:Anti gravity applications? (66 comments)

Posh bastard!

We used brown wrapping paper and had to like it.

Oh what I would have given for some sticky back plastic to cover our books with!

about 2 years ago

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Pay less if you're a nice person: Valves fremium model for DOTA 2

Canazza Canazza writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Canazza (1428553) writes "In an upcoming interview with seven day cooldown, and summarised by Develop, Valve Boss Gabe Newell discusses the payment model for the upcomming DOTA 2.
""The issue that we're struggling with quite a bit is something I've kind of talked about before, which is how do you properly value people's contributions to a community? [...] An example is – and this is something as an industry we should be doing better – is charging customers based on how much fun they are to play with. [...] Now, a real jerk that annoys everyone, they can still play, but a game is full price and they have to pay an extra hundred dollars if they want voice.”""

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Valve Hiring Hardware developers

Canazza Canazza writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Canazza (1428553) writes ""PC games giant Valve wants to “invent whole new gaming experiences” and is looking for people to help create new hardware, the Washington studio has confirmed.

Off the back of a wave of speculation that the studio is building its own games console – a rumour which Valve has not specifically denied – the company now appears to be increasing capacity of its hardware development division."

Is Valve designing a new Console? or is this an expansion of it's Biometric controls research? Either way, something big is going down at Valve."

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Nintendo rejects Indie Game from 3DS due to Questionable religious content

Canazza Canazza writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Canazza (1428553) writes "Nintendo has rejected indie title The Binding of Isaac from appearing on the 3DS.

Taking to twitter, developer Edmund McMillen said the action adventure game, available on Steam, had been turned down due to “questionable religious content”.

The game itself features a permenantly crying naked baby travelling through a grotesque monster filled dungeon escaping from his mother. Who has been tasked by God to murder her child.
While some may claim this is some form of censorship, it's quite easy to understand why Nintendo refused to allow the game on a console generally marketed as a child-friendly family toy."

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New Laser hits 23 Tbps through fibre

Canazza Canazza writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Canazza (1428553) writes "Researchers have set a new record for the rate of data transfer using a single laser: 26 terabits per second.

At those speeds, the entire Library of Congress collections could be sent down an optical fibre in 10 seconds.

The trick is to use what is known as a "fast Fourier transform" to unpick more than 300 separate colours of light in a laser beam, each encoded with its own string of information."

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