Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Military Laser/Radio Tech Proposed As Alternative To Laying Costly Fiber Cable

Delwin Re:Yes, it could be much cheaper (150 comments)

Not only that but wireless is optical, just different wavelengths. Photons are the carriers for both and they move at around the same speed through air as they do through glass.

4 days ago
top

Military Laser/Radio Tech Proposed As Alternative To Laying Costly Fiber Cable

Delwin Re:Yes, it could be much cheaper (150 comments)

IR scatters in the atmosphere fairly quickly. You don't have as much range with an IR laser as you would with an optical one or even just a microwave beam.

That said this system uses multiple types (radio and laser) because when one doesn't work well the other will work fine and visa-versa.

4 days ago
top

Military Laser/Radio Tech Proposed As Alternative To Laying Costly Fiber Cable

Delwin Re:Yes, it could be much cheaper (150 comments)

Not really. Sure you need to splice it and put a relay in but that's all known technology and well within reach of any entity that really wants to do it. On the other hand an over-the-air signal will be encrypted fairly heavily and thus will actually be harder to tap.

4 days ago
top

Ubisoft Points Finger At AMD For Assassin's Creed Unity Poor Performance

Delwin Re:A highly relevant comment from the previous pos (262 comments)

You haven't seen the A-series chips have you? AMD is very common on laptops now because the A series has a far better performance/watt than an intel CPU + nvidia GPU

about a week ago
top

Worcester Mass. City Council Votes To Keep Comcast From Entering the Area

Delwin Re:Awesome quote (232 comments)

More importantly split the content providers from the carriers and classify them as common carriers.

about a month ago
top

Worcester Mass. City Council Votes To Keep Comcast From Entering the Area

Delwin Re:Awesome quote (232 comments)

Xfinity, Cox, Time Warner and Charter already serve the area. It's not like there's no competition.

about a month ago
top

Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

Delwin Re:Hoax (986 comments)

Sure, and you run into one very important problem: This thing is nuclear. That means that as soon as he shows enough profit for the power company to complain the NRC will shut him down without even bothering to verify simply because he can't explain how the energy is made, there's scientific papers claiming it's nuclear, and someone used the 'N' word (in this case nuclear).

about a month ago
top

After Dallas Ebola Diagnosis, CDC Raises Estimate of Patient's Possible Contacts

Delwin Re: Don't worry (258 comments)

Obamacare means >7m people have health insurance that didn't. That's 7m people who are far more likely to seek medical attention when it's early enough to track everyone they've come into comtact with since they started showing symptoms. Not nothing to worry about, but it helps some.

about a month and a half ago
top

Euclideon Teases Photorealistic Voxel-Based Game Engine

Delwin Re:"Photorealistic" (134 comments)

It's voxel raycasting. That means that lighting is trivial. Physics gets easier too as you don't have to deal with single sided triangles and can trivially subdivide objects. ... animation however. That's the killer with voxels. I'm curious to see what happens with them.

about 2 months ago
top

Euclideon Teases Photorealistic Voxel-Based Game Engine

Delwin Re:"Photorealistic" (134 comments)

More GPU ram actually, but close enough.

about 2 months ago
top

The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

Delwin Re:Spoilers (131 comments)

The problem isn't fast vs. slow - it's content creators vs. bandwidth providors... and the vertical monopolies that arise when they merge.

about 2 months ago
top

Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Delwin Re: Send in the drones! (848 comments)

It's not about Crimea. We did let Crimea go. It's now about the rest of southern and eastern Ukraine. If this were just Crimea then it wouldn't be in the news again.

about 3 months ago
top

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Blasts Off From Florida

Delwin Re:"An anonymous reader" (112 comments)

No, what's relevant here is that it launched from Kennedy. It's the first SpaceX launch from that location. That and they're going to try to recover the booster. That's new too, but you covered that under 'launch technology'.

about 4 months ago
top

SpaceX To Present Manned Dragon Capsule

Delwin Re:Seven crew? (128 comments)

Seven crew means it can be used as an escape capsule for the ISS.

about 6 months ago
top

AMD and NVIDIA Trade Allegations, Denials Over Shady Tactics

Delwin Re:nVidia Being nVidia (69 comments)

As a note this just bit us in the ass here where I work. There's a 20x difference in speed between single precision and double instead of the expected 2x-4x.

about 6 months ago
top

AMD and NVIDIA Trade Allegations, Denials Over Shady Tactics

Delwin Re:nVidia Being nVidia (69 comments)

The last major OpenGL game was RAGE by id Software

I suggest you look at the Steam Linux store for a laundry list of them.

about 6 months ago
top

AMD and NVIDIA Trade Allegations, Denials Over Shady Tactics

Delwin Re:So what about the current consoles? (69 comments)

It's not always that easy to do - you still need the headers and those can be under the 'do not disclose' clause.

about 6 months ago
top

Watch the FCC Vote On Net Neutrality Live At 10:30am Eastern

Delwin Re:Interesting? (90 comments)

There is no such thing as a market without government enforced contracts. Therefore without government there is no market.

Ergo there is no such thing as a free market. Period.

about 6 months ago
top

Russia Bans US Use of Its Rocket Engines For Military Launches

Delwin Re:Exports for a struggling economy (522 comments)

The RD-180 is used by ULA for all their heavy lift rockets.

ULA has a stockpile of them that will last at least a few years but until the SLS with the F1-B or the Falcon Heavy with the Merlin fly the RD-180 is the only heavy lift engine we have.

The closest second is the Falcon 9 which is already using Merlin engines but it is running about 40% of the lift capiability of the largest ULA rockets. If the Falcon Heavy is ever launched then SpaceX will have a launch vehicle that can finally put the RD-180 to rest. Likewise when the SLS launches it could replace the heavy lift rockets from ULA but it's not being designed for LEO operations.

about 6 months ago
top

Russia Bans US Use of Its Rocket Engines For Military Launches

Delwin Re:Comparative advantage is BS (522 comments)

Not the shuttle but the SLS. It's already being tested. Also SpaceX will likely get its human rating a lot faster than it would have otherwise.

about 6 months ago

Submissions

top

2XL ATV Offroad comes to the iPhone and iPod Touch

Delwin Delwin writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Delwin writes "2xl Games makers of Baha Edge of Control for PS3 and 360 and the top selling 2XL Supercross on the iPhone have submitted to the Apple Store their new title 2XL ATV Offroad. Of interest is the pushing of the older iPhones to their absolute limit as well as putting the newer iPhone 3GS through it's paces. Including all the features that people were complaining were missing from Supercross this new game promises to show the iPod Touch as the gaming machine that Steve Jobs wants it to be."
Link to Original Source
top

President Elect Obama opens policy website

Delwin Delwin writes  |  about 6 years ago

Delwin (599872) writes "President-Elect Barack Obama has opened his policy website Change.gov. Of interest on the site are detailed sections on all intended policies under the new administration as well as the normal things such as employment forms. What is new however is a direct feedback form to let the incoming administration know what your thoughts are on various policies."

Journals

Delwin has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?