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AT&T's Gigabit Smokescreen

Carewolf Re:Applause for Google (121 comments)

But latency doesn't really matter for video services, only bandwidth does.

6 hours ago
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The Science Behind Powdered Alcohol

Carewolf Re:All I need to know is one thing... (158 comments)

FWIW I think ethanol along with many other alcohols can be vaporized without combusting.

Vaporized? Pure ethanol is a vapor

yesterday
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In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor

Carewolf Re:No, That's incorrect... (282 comments)

That's not a very reasonable distinction. The jobs I've had rarely involve any physical work as they generally involve not much more than me simply making decisions and executing them. In the end, what's the difference?

The difference is that you need a job. If your personal wealth were 20x your current income, you could earn that income in interest alone and never need to work (plus the tax would be much lower).

yesterday
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AMD Not Trying To Get Its Chips Into Low-Cost Tablets

Carewolf Re:The idea of making a profit... (87 comments)

The idea of throwing money away to press AMD out of the market is foreign to AMD.

2 days ago
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Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

Carewolf Re:Myopic viewpoint (356 comments)

I don't trust anything Musk says. His lies and temperement is actually the main reason I have anything against Tesla.

5 days ago
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Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers

Carewolf Re:is this seriously (304 comments)

Better examples might be Kashmir (India/Pakistan), or South Ossetia and Abkazhia (Georgia/Russia). Disputed territory is not that uncommon.

about a week ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

Carewolf Re:Why so much resistance to climate science? (861 comments)

Because embracing anthropic climate change involves drastic controls on emissions, manufacturing, and energy generation

No because the oil industry has succesfully spread the lie that the necessary changes are drastic. Cutting emisions by 20% is not drastic, and does not change our way of life.

about two weeks ago
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A Rock Paper Scissors Brainteaser

Carewolf Re:Simple.... Odds are even (167 comments)

Bullshit..

Any answer that eliminates one of the three options for any of the players, have not been thought through.

If you eliminate one option, the opponent will have optimal strategy guaranteeing no loses.

Any optimal playing strategy will need a percentage of all threes.

Btw, the question is a teaser. There is not optimal solution as there is no equlibrium, any chosen strategy will have an answer by the opponent that makes it sub optimal.

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Model S Has Hidden Ethernet Port, User Runs Firefox On the 17" Screen

Carewolf Re:Why Ubuntu?! (208 comments)

I'm sure you haven't seen a red boot on a cable in many years!

Check you backend equipment. It is an error catching mechanism. You need to connect the upsteam ports to downstream ports, etc. If they autonegotiate you could connect them wrong and expose your intranet to the internet. If you for some reason want to connect it in a non-standard way you need a crossed cable.

about three weeks ago
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Data Mining the Web Reveals What Makes Puzzles Hard For Humans

Carewolf Re:Tedious != Difficult (44 comments)

I read it the other way if applied to video games. A sequence of steps is a linear game and boring and not really a game as much as a movie with grind. Parallel steps are sandbox, open world.

about three weeks ago
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Apple, Google Go On Trial For Wage Fixing On May 27

Carewolf Re:Google's Firing of a Recruiter Made Jobs Smile( (148 comments)

Only Steve Jobs can send evil smileys ;)

Though if you know him and his email style, you know he never sends smileys except out of glee.

about three weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard?

Carewolf Re:Tesla (394 comments)

No a manual can not change gears without pressing the clutch and you can not start the engine without either pressing the clutch or have it in neutral.

Secondly in a manual, the car will if you release all pedals slow down (using engine braking) until the engine stalls and shuts off.

about a month ago
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I prefer my peppers ...

Carewolf Re:Habaneros (285 comments)

That is my experience too, and I was growing ghost peppers myself. I would not recommend them for anything but homemade teargas (just pop one of them on a hot frying pan).

Habaneroes all the way. They taste much better and if you only use the chili meat and not the seeds you get a slow delayed burning that doesn't burn in the mouth but just starts warming you nicely from the inside some 10 minutes later (also a great surprise for beginners - this is not that hot - 10 minutes later - oh god oh god, please kill me now!). Ghost chilies on the other hand just burns always all the time, and are at best flavorless.

about a month ago
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Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard?

Carewolf Re:Tesla (394 comments)

Getting behind the wheel of an automatic and putting it into gear and it starts moving is scary! Cars are designed to go to a halt without active user input, but for some reason automatics has mindblowingly retarded defaults that makes them move unless you floor the brake! Automatics are just scary scary things of EPIC UI FAIL!

about a month ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

Carewolf Re: I dont get it (551 comments)

No the grand parent remember wrong as well. The two options was independence or join russia. Remain in Ukraine was not an option which is why 40% of the population (tartars and ukranians) boycutted the election. Fortunately their boycut was made up for by 120% voter turnout in the capital.

about a month ago
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Oppo's New Phone Hits 538 PPI

Carewolf Re: approximately the resolution of an adult eye @ (217 comments)

If you look a black and white print, there is no dithering and 600dpi is still clearly better than 300dpi. Try looking at printed text for instance. There is no visual improvement at 1200dpi or higher though, that only matters for dithering as you say.

about a month ago
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Famous Breast Cancer Gene Could Affect Brain Growth

Carewolf Re:So... (31 comments)

On the plus side, in men it will stop breast cancer and give us small brains. I think women gets the most out this mutation.

about a month ago
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Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

Carewolf Re:And the US could turn Russia into vapor (878 comments)

Ask google which day is the first day of the week ;)

It all depends on which culture answers.

about a month ago
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Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

Carewolf Re:And the US could turn Russia into vapor (878 comments)

Depends on what definition you use. Here spring is traditionally thought to start on the 1st of March, always using three full calender months for each season.

Also with 16C outside, it is practically a cold summer already.

about a month ago
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Hungarian Law Says Photogs Must Ask Permission To Take Pictures

Carewolf Re:Out of step with reality (149 comments)

Not unless you use a hidden camera. If you use a visible camera and no one objects, you can assume their implicit permission. Hidden camera though, yes, that would be illegal, so would google glass on most European beaches.

about a month ago

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The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland

Carewolf Carewolf writes  |  about 10 months ago

Carewolf (581105) writes "With the continued speculation and FUD about the future of Wayland at a time when Canonical is investing heavily into their own Mir Display Server alternative, Eric Griffith with input from Daniel Stone have written an article for Phoronix where they lay out all the facts. The "Wayland Situation" is explained with first going over the failings of X, the fixings of Wayland, common misconceptions about X and Wayland, and then a few other advantages to Wayland. For anyone interested in X/Wayland or the Linux desktop at a technical level, it's an article certainly worth reading!"
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Too Perfect a Mirror

Carewolf Carewolf writes  |  1 year,30 days

Carewolf (581105) writes "Jeff Mitchell writes on his blog about what almost became "The Great KDE Disaster Of 2013". It all started as simple update of the root git server and ended up with a corrupt git repository automatically mirrored to every mirror and deleting every copy of most KDE repositories. It ends by discussing what the problem is with git --mirror and how you can avoid similar problems in the future."
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Vulcanic Ash Grounds North Europe

Carewolf Carewolf writes  |  about 4 years ago

Carewolf (581105) writes "In an interesting story of weather and techonology. After a vulcanic eruption in Iceland. All flights in and out the UK, Denmark, Norway and Sweden have been suspended. Finland and Belgian is also shutting down airtravel, and the ash cloud is expected to affect airtravel in all of North Europe during the day. The reason the vulcanic ash grounds the planes is due to leasons learned from KLM Flight 867 in 1989, and British Airway Flight 9 in 1982, where vulcanic ash in both cases sandblasted front windscreen and shut down all four engines."
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KDE Announces Customized Sottware Compilations

Carewolf Carewolf writes  |  about 4 years ago

Carewolf (581105) writes "Following the succesful example of the world's leading operating systems. KDE announces that future KDE Software Compilations will now also be offered in multiple customized version to cater different needs. There is the Ultimate Freedom Edition geared towards users who prefer the ultimate in customization. There is the Dwarfed Freedom Edition, inspired by other desktops designed for midgets, aimed at users who prefers a more limited set of options, Finally there is the Basic Freedom Edition for users from outside the world of open source, this version will for instance fully enforce security through obscurity,"
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