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Microsoft To Invest In Rogue Android Startup Cyanogen

Dutchmaan Re:This is quite amusing.... (277 comments)

...considering that Android -- at its core -- is a form of Linux.

So is OS X and therefore so is iOS....

2 days ago
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Graphene: Reversible Method of Magnetic Doping Paves Way For Semiconductor Use

Dutchmaan Re:without the need for doping (38 comments)

The first processor is codenamed "Armstrong"

3 days ago
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Latest Windows 10 Preview Build Brings Slew of Enhancements

Dutchmaan Re:Ugly as it can be? (209 comments)

"Why does everybody have to copy Apple?"

As far as UI goes, Apple has been taking cues from Android for years. Remember Apple was all about glossy rounded icons before Android's flat and efficient become trendy.

4 days ago
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Windows 10 IE With Spartan Engine Performance Vs. Chrome and Firefox

Dutchmaan Re:WTF is an Oort Online? (174 comments)

If I had to guess it would be a cloud based service named after the Oort Cloud surrounding our solar system.

5 days ago
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Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

Dutchmaan Re:Journal? (180 comments)

Yea, but know all the folks actually majoring in Crime, just copy their answers off the Criminology major in the front of the room who is just taking class as an elective. The Crime students never do the reading...

Which is why they're the ones who get caught! ;)

about a week ago
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Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

Dutchmaan Re:Journal? (180 comments)

No, the very first lesson of Criminal 101 is always operate under the assumption that you will be caught.

about two weeks ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

Dutchmaan Re:SPARTA COMMUNISTS AND MOHAMMEDICS (291 comments)

At the core of the problem is the Spartian Belief that "there should be an overbearing power to eliminate all problems"

from Urban Dictionary: Spartian (spar-shen) A cross breed of Martians a Spartans.

about two weeks ago
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LAPD Orders Body Cams That Will Start Recording When Police Use Tasers

Dutchmaan Re:After the taser is used is too late.... (219 comments)

I would say put the activation for the camera on the grip. That way it's start running the second the officer pulls the weapon.

about three weeks ago
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Linux Controls a Gasoline Engine With Machine Learning

Dutchmaan Re:Is that engine even running? (89 comments)

"I don't hear the engine running, so I highly doubt that this video is legit."

Oh! ... well everyone stand back then!

about three weeks ago
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How Galaxies Are Disappearing From Our Universe

Dutchmaan Re:Balloons (174 comments)

That all depends on a gravity relative to where you are in it. IANAS. Say you are decending into a black hole. As you approach the speed of light space time becomes compressed. If you are in this compression your world around you would still seem normal subjectively speaking, but the space relative to you outside the black hole would not only be expanding, but it would be accelerating. That's my best laymans stab at it anyway.

about a month ago
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Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit For Shrinking Storage Space In iOS 8

Dutchmaan Re:Entitlement (325 comments)

"And Apple would do this so that they can reduce the number of people running their latest iOS?" No, Apple would do this to have a "legit" reason to tell people to upgrade to the newest "magical and amazing" device.

about a month ago
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Comet Dust Found In Antarctica

Dutchmaan Re:Just the beginning (17 comments)

Antarctic SEA ice is growing.. Antarctic LAND ice is decreasing.

If I had to venture a guess, land ice melting into the sea lowers the salt levels of the surrounding waters making a higher freezing temp and thus increased sea ice.

about 2 months ago
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How the Pentagon's Robots Would Automate War

Dutchmaan That's just what we need... (117 comments)

...another level of disconnect between us and our violence.

about 2 months ago
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Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

Dutchmaan Re:"Pretty serious stuff" like Jerry Lewis? (376 comments)

Have you ever thought that maybe they loved Jerry Lewis because all his characters were basically an "idiot American". Laughter is a response to something we identify with.

about 2 months ago
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Satellites Spot Hidden Villages In Amazon

Dutchmaan Re:Perspective. (84 comments)

Your absolutely correct. Technological advancement is no indication of enlightenment. Our world is the sum of our values.

about 3 months ago
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Satellites Spot Hidden Villages In Amazon

Dutchmaan Perspective. (84 comments)

Imagine how we must look from their perspective. Like gods peering down on them from the heavens with magical devices that grant us powers. Can you imagine if we as a people encountered beings who were just as advanced from us as we are from those tribes. Hell even a mere 100 years of progress would seem miraculous to us to say nothing of eons. Imagine how we would look to someone from 1914.

about 3 months ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

Dutchmaan Re:News for Nerds? (764 comments)

Maybe if you accepted homosexuals instead of persecuting them, they wouldn't feel the need to be in the closet and pretend to be straight and *have children*... If they are not going away from an evolutionary standpoint you have only yourselves to blame.

about 3 months ago
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Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

Dutchmaan Re:And so therefor it follows and I quote (353 comments)

Sorry, didn't find the part where "cheese is pure profit, they get it almost free, subsidized by the government"... could you post some links with actual figures?

about 3 months ago
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Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

Dutchmaan Re:And so therefor it follows and I quote (353 comments)

Chances are they will "forget" (you gotta remember, cheese is pure profit, they get it almost free, subsidized by the government), and you will get a cheeseburger anyway. Yeah, I would demand a refund.

Um, who is "they" getting free (government subsidized) cheese that is pure profit because I'm sure the owner of the business at which I work would very likely take exception to that...

about 3 months ago
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

Dutchmaan Re:Navel gazing (652 comments)

..and in a conservative world, you do what the resource "owners" tell you.. and they're telling you to work a 70 hour work week for them just to survive.

about 4 months ago

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