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Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Using Its Gyroscope

Dog-Cow Re:Hiding the phone... (96 comments)

Being an un-funny ass must be really hard work these days. If we were to apply the oh-so-humorous ^W's in your post, it would read That's why you should stick with Apple. With an iPhone you can get the same effect simply wrong. Which, as we can see, makes no sense at all.

about two weeks ago
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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

Dog-Cow Re:We'll "need" Swift? (315 comments)

And trying to write anything non-trivial will have you cursing Apple 7 ways 'til Sunday. It's a still-evolving language with lots of warts and weird behaviors. It has a few cool ideas (for what is intended to be a common language), but very poor execution on many.

Try creating an immutable array, for one.

about a month ago
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US Marines Demonstrate Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector Prototype

Dog-Cow Re:What would be weird is (91 comments)

That would be weird... the Romans named the area Palestine when the Jews were living there. Why would anyone want to give the land to Arabs?

about a month and a half ago
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US Marines Demonstrate Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector Prototype

Dog-Cow Re:This was on Gizmag yesterday... (91 comments)

It's usual for Gizmag to have this article posted yesterday? Outside of Alice in Wonderland, what would that even mean?

about a month and a half ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Dog-Cow Re:Cashless can't happen, here is why ... (753 comments)

(By the way, how did you know it was a "he"?)

By the way, how did we know you're a piece of shit?

about a month and a half ago
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A Skeptical View of Israel's Iron Dome Rocket Defense System

Dog-Cow Re:It works quite well. (379 comments)

I think that's an excellent solution. Shame it's not really final, though.

about 1 month ago
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A Skeptical View of Israel's Iron Dome Rocket Defense System

Dog-Cow Re:Ted Postol very bias opinion. (379 comments)

I have a video from my brother of two intercepts in about a 2 minute time span.

about 1 month ago
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Will Google's Dart Language Replace Javascript? (Video)

Dog-Cow Re:No (180 comments)

Is that actually using i outside the loop, or are you just implicitly defining i after the loop? I don't know the answer, but based on my knowledge of JS, either could be the case. The latter is not a scope issue.

about 2 months ago
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How Concrete Contributed To the Downfall of the Roman Empire

Dog-Cow Re:Economic reasons (384 comments)

Human invention.

about 4 months ago
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AT&T's Gigabit Smokescreen

Dog-Cow Re:Reminds me of IBM's golden screwdriver (129 comments)

With IBM, you paid (pay?) for performance. They don't hide the fact that their hardware is more capable than what you are getting, if you aren't paying for top tier performance.

about 4 months ago
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Next-Gen Thunderbolt: Twice as Fast, But a Different Connector

Dog-Cow Re:New connector great thanks (178 comments)

The funny thing is that all of those were objectively better in performance than what PCs were using, with the (possible) exception of USB. Apple never went for the cheap option just for the sake of being cheap, but the rest of the industry never followed whole-heartedly, so Apple ended up with tech that died, except for niches.

USB is the one that Apple dove into and somehow (probably because of the promise of cheap peripherals) got PC makers to go along. The charge was led by Apple.

about 4 months ago
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Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

Dog-Cow Re:Graphic design geniuses too (360 comments)

And your post goes right along with the notion that Slashdot is filled with shitheads.

about 4 months ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

Dog-Cow Re:where is the controversy? (642 comments)

That's one of the most retarded statements I've seen on /. in a while. And this is /., so that's saying an awful lot!

Why would Genesis mention any celestial objects other than those visible and understandable to the original recipients of the Bible? Talking about the creation of the planet we live on is a perfectly acceptable thing to do when space flight of any kind would not occur for another 3-4000 years.

about 5 months ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

Dog-Cow Re:where is the controversy? (642 comments)

Hebrew is an Akkadian dialect, and comes from further east than the Canaanites. And modern Hebrew script is Assyrian in origin. I don't know about the original script, though.

about 5 months ago
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Yahoo DMARC Implementation Breaks Most Mailing Lists

Dog-Cow Re:Am I understanding this correctly? (83 comments)

Mailing list software is not the author of any email it distributes on behalf of a list user.

That is only true in the sense that the list-serv isn't creative in the Human sense, and did not author the words contained in the message. From a technical standpoint, however, it is perfectly valid to state that list-serv software is authoring the message. It just happens to be quoting verbatim from some random message it received.

about 5 months ago
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oVirt 3.4 Means Management, VMs Can Live On the Same Machine

Dog-Cow Re:Still trying to wrap my head... (51 comments)

Multiple, incompatible guest OS's.

I am not really sure what more need be said.

about 5 months ago
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oVirt 3.4 Means Management, VMs Can Live On the Same Machine

Dog-Cow Re:Still trying to wrap my head... (51 comments)

That only helps if every single piece of software that you'd ever want to run in a server environment runs on your chosen perfect OS. In the real world, virtualization allows for different OS's in the guests.

about 5 months ago
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Computer Spots Fakers Better Than People Do

Dog-Cow Re:It wasn't the computer (62 comments)

Why do you equate a tolerance for boredom with a lack of intelligence?

about 5 months ago

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A New Angle on Imaging

Dog-Cow Dog-Cow writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Dog-Cow (21281) writes ""All cameras capture the intensity of light as it strikes their imaging chips. Color filters provide a second set of data, sorting the rays into different wavelengths. But new devices—including one produced commercially and others still in the lab—are starting to capture a third piece of information: angle. This allows cameras to go beyond focusing on a single plane to measuring images at many different depths of a scene at once. Cameras that capture both intensity and angle will allow for refocusing already-snapped pictures, lensless cameras, and the creation of 3-D images with a single camera, according to researchers in several competing groups.""
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