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Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

Dorianny Haven't we heard this before? (395 comments)

If only I had a mod point for every Slashdot story claiming a battery breakthrough!

about a week ago
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Ubisoft Claims CPU Specs a Limiting Factor In Assassin's Creed Unity On Consoles

Dorianny Re:What's the PC Processor Usage Then (338 comments)

The PS4 has GDDR5 RAM while the Xbox-1 uses GDD3 RAM with 32MB of high-speed ESRAM integrated directly into to processor die. This means that Xbox-1 code needs design considerations and optimized code to take advantage of the small but super-high speed cache RAM. Most cross-platform developers simply will not spend resources on that.

about two weeks ago
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Ubisoft Claims CPU Specs a Limiting Factor In Assassin's Creed Unity On Consoles

Dorianny Re:Cell (338 comments)

It was IBM's decision to end cell development due to it not having much of a market other than the PS3's and super-computers. Given the lackluster specs Sony went with for the PS4 it is unlikely that they could have convinced IBM to continue with cell's development even if they had tried.

about two weeks ago
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Why America Won't Match Sweden's Cheap, Fast, Competitive Internet Services

Dorianny Re:To head of "density arguments"... (346 comments)

The population density of Sweden is lower than that of the United States. Of course this is actually a fairly small consideration overall, but I'm only pointing it out due to the inevitable posts saying that the population density of the United States is to blame.

A countries overall population density is largely pointless when talking about internet links. An extreme example would be Australia, which has a low overall population density due to much of the country being uninhabited desert. The parts of Australia that are inhabited have a high population density.

about two weeks ago
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Why America Won't Match Sweden's Cheap, Fast, Competitive Internet Services

Dorianny Asymmetric download/upload (346 comments)

Everyone talks about download speed but the goal of internet connection shouldn't be how many 4K movies can you stream at a time. For a true Internet, one not dominated by a handful of big name services, we need upload speeds to be close if not symmetric with download. Unfortunately upload speeds are abysmal for even most high-speed lines.

about two weeks ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

Dorianny Re:Obama's head is stuck in 2003 ... (425 comments)

Stalin and Hitler signed a a non-aggression pact, that's a far cry from being allies as you state. I am not sure how being vicious dictators makes them "brothers" or using brutal tactics makes organizations "kin".

about two weeks ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

Dorianny Re:Obama's head is stuck in 2003 ... (425 comments)

ISIS stated goal is to create a Caliphate, in layman's terms a Islamic State, therefore they are much more similar to the Taliban that created one in Afghanistan than Al Qaeda who's goal was and remains Global Jihad. Their use of tactics developed and commonly associated with Al Qeda terrorists only speaks of their effectiveness rather than a shared goal. As it stands the two groups are not rivals as commonly portrayed in Western media but rather bitter enemies, each believing that the other is impeding their goals.

about two weeks ago
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Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

Dorianny Native Americans anyone? (276 comments)

I am not sure how any European can claim to be the first to discover America when the continent was populated by humans for thousands of years.

about two weeks ago
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Diners Tend To Eat More If Their Companions Are Overweight

Dorianny Re:America = snowball (126 comments)

Look at photographs from the sixties and seventies of Americans or even earlier. Normal people. From the eighties onward they've become walking Bibendums. It's tragic if you think about it. An entire people incapable of eating healthy food. Children are obese, parents are obese. It's clear something went wrong between the seventies and the eighties. What ?

The share of spending on food has fallen from %30 of the household budget in the 50's to less than %13. Simply put until quite recently overeating was something only the rich could comfortably afford.

about two weeks ago
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Test Version Windows 10 Includes Keylogger

Dorianny Because they says they can doesn't mean they will (367 comments)

This is all speculation based on the privacy policy. To my knowledge no one has done any research to find out exactly what data. if any besides Crash Reports, Microsoft is actually collecting.

about two weeks ago
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FCC Rejects Blackout Rules

Dorianny Chairman Tom Wheeler (135 comments)

This doesn't seem like much of a surprise with the FCC chairman being a former big cable lobbyist.

about three weeks ago
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Obama Presses China On Global Warming

Dorianny Re:Think about the children (261 comments)

I mean it seriously, we need to think about what kind of world we leave for our children. .

i do not have any children and frankly I do not believe there is anything special about our species or even life on this planet to merit such considerations. We merely exists and that's the end of it. Whether we continue to exist, or not makes no difference at all.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

Dorianny Re:In conclusions, the iphone6 sucks! (504 comments)

I assume that by "prepaid android devices" you mean low end devices. It is quite true, many of these devices never receive a single update and are often released with old versions of android. Google seems to want to do something about it with the Moto G and now the Android One. The Moto G not only demonstrated what a low end devices could be but it has the potential to define what it should be. Lets hope Lenovo has the foresight to let Motorola continue its development.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

Dorianny In conclusions, the iphone6 sucks! (504 comments)

The lack of any mention of the device he is running it on strongly makes me suspect it is one with a A5 processor. Apple supports even very old devices because it helps the developers a lot having to debug for only a single version of the os, by contrast android development and the short support cycle is a complete nightmare as one has to support accross major and even minor releases. Android app reviews are filled with "It crashes at startup" comments, this is typically not the case for apple users the tradeoff being that their devices might slow down with each new release.

about a month ago
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Proposed Law Would Limit US Search Warrants For Data Stored Abroad

Dorianny Overreaching? (131 comments)

What happens If foreign countries outlaw, or even makes it a criminal offense to hand over data held in servers physically located in the country without a valid order from their own courts?

about a month ago
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Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

Dorianny Say what now (264 comments)

Personally I have little use for a large amount of storage. My music collection is small, I don't care to watch videos on my phone and I prefer not to keep my entire picture library on it. As long as the OS doesn't take up a unreasonable amount of space 16gb works just fine for me.

about a month ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

Dorianny How did that end up on my playlist (358 comments)

Can't be pirated? I think they meant music that can't be deleted!
People can't downgrade to ios8 because of U2's crap taking up precious space.

about a month ago
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Protesters Blockade Microsoft's Seattle Headquarters Over Tax Breaks

Dorianny Re:actually it is quite clear, but who RTFAs? (246 comments)

Once again, you can state facts and make arguments but according to the Constitution only SCOTUS has the authority to pass judgment. You can cry about it all you want but that's a fact!

about a month and a half ago
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Protesters Blockade Microsoft's Seattle Headquarters Over Tax Breaks

Dorianny Re:actually it is quite clear, but who RTFAs? (246 comments)

However the point is that Microsoft is a victim of unconstitutional, illegal government system that usurped power and is stealing people's money. Income taxes are illegal and are collected illegally for a wide range of reasons. [slashdot.org]

I love when people make these long concise arguments about the constitutionality of income tax and declare the matter settled, conveniently forgetting the part of the constitution that empowers and tasks only the Supreme Court with judging a laws validity under the constitution. Until such day as the Supreme Court decides that your arguments have merit and the law invalid under the constitution, it shall remain enforceable law.

about a month and a half ago

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U.S. will not provide financing for new International Coal-Fired Power Plants

Dorianny Dorianny writes  |  about a year ago

Dorianny (1847922) writes "The Treasury Department declared it would no longer support any new coal-fired power plants around the world. By leading a coalition of like-minded countries including several European ones that have already announced similar intentions, they will effectively be able to block the World Bank and other international development banks from providing financing for new coal-fired plants. The policy is unlikely to amount to any real change as 75 percent of proposed coal-powered plants are in China and India, which do not rely on outside financing. It seems to me that the poorest, most underdeveloped nations that contribute the least to global emissions are the ones getting the short end of the stick from this policy."
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Talking on the phone while driving not so dangerous after all

Dorianny Dorianny writes  |  about a year ago

Dorianny (1847922) writes "New research which takes advantage of the increase in cell phone use after 9pm due to the popularety of "free nights and weekends" plans showed no corresponding increase in crash rates. Additionally, the researchers analyzed the effects of legislation banning cellphone use, enacted in several states, and similarly found that the legislation had no effect on the crash rate. "One thought is that drivers may compensate for the distraction of cellphone use by selectively deciding when to make a call or consciously driving more carefully during a call" Score this a -1 for common sense."
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Europe needs genetically engineered crops, scientists say

Dorianny Dorianny writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Dorianny (1847922) writes ""Failing such a change, ultimately the EU will become almost entirely dependent on the outside world for food and feed and scientific progress, ironically because the outside world has embraced the technology which is so unpopular in Europe, realizing this is the only way to achieve sustainable agriculture," said Paul Christou of the University of Lleida-Agrotecnio Center and Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats in Spain."
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