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Just-Announced X.Org Security Flaws Affect Code Dating Back To 1987

EETech1 Re:In before the trolls (170 comments)

If every version of Windows had a flaw, how many of them could you fix?

about a week ago
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The Sony Pictures Hack Was Even Worse Than Everyone Thought

EETech1 Re:Over what time interval? (528 comments)

So wait...

Kim Jung is an underpants gnome?

???

about two weeks ago
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The Sony Pictures Hack Was Even Worse Than Everyone Thought

EETech1 Re:Over what time interval? (528 comments)

1. Hack Sony Pictures

2. Change location of corporate wide backup server to one I control.

3. Profit!

about two weeks ago
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Kim Dotcom Says Legal Fight Has Left Him Broke

EETech1 Re:Justice is served! (117 comments)

So... Where are those three legal teams now that gave him the incorrect information that has led him to this situation?

They should be defending him if he followed their paid advice and ended up in hot water as a result.

All three teams would agree that this is a cut and dry case and step in to defend him.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Drone For $100-$150?

EETech1 Re:Better Question (116 comments)

fishing net = free drone for you!

about three weeks ago
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Intel Claims Chip Suppliers Will Flock To Its Mobile Tech

EETech1 Re:Cost per wafer? (91 comments)

http://www.target.com/p/acer-i...

Almost bought one at Target yesterday.

Looking into what can be done and other options for similar price. I want a Linux tablet (wish I could waste enough to get a surface pro 3)

about a month ago
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Rosetta's Philae Probe To Land On Comet Tomorrow

EETech1 Re:All together (74 comments)

that was funny

about a month ago
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Crowdsourcing Project Predicts Progression of ALS

EETech1 Re:Complete Misunderstanding of Epidemiology (29 comments)

Waiting at my doctors office wouldn't bother me near as much if I thought he was posting to Slashdot:)

about a month and a half ago
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Google Releases Open Source Nogotofail Network Traffic Security Testing Tool

EETech1 Re:Github (36 comments)

Perhaps on a Nexus device?

I'm not sure, I've never had one (and always have root)

I downloaded the package, and Python on my Android, but fell asleep in the docs last night.

It would be rather interesting to do those types of tests on the wireless operators, and the various Androids in my junk drawer.

Would running them from a tethered laptop give different results?

Fun times ahead.

Cheers

about a month and a half ago
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Google Releases Open Source Nogotofail Network Traffic Security Testing Tool

EETech1 Re:Github (36 comments)

I wonder why Google did not put it in the Play Store?

Now I need to sideload apps to be secure?

about a month and a half ago
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Firefox OS Coming To Raspberry Pi

EETech1 Re:Low power CPU meet bloated pOS (88 comments)

Hey if the community can make FirefoxOS work on the Pi just think of how well it'll work on our cheap as fuck piece of shit Firefox Phone!

Win Win...

about 1 month ago
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Car Thieves and Insurers Vote On Keyless Car Security

EETech1 Re:Underground as rare as hens teeth (221 comments)

My old boss had a Porsche Carerra GT (and other fabulous Porsches in his collection) and he used to leave it parked with the keys in it.

One day I was joking with his secretary about taking it for a spin:

"You don't want to lose your job"

"I can get another job, but I'll never get a better chance to total out a sweet ass Porsche"

About a minute later I played a clip of one being started and revved up, and he bolted out of his office.

I made him take me for a ride (no he wouldn't let me drive it)

He let me follow his wife around Road America in one of his beater Porsches though!

about 1 month ago
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Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

EETech1 Re:No mention on capacity though (395 comments)

10 MW is only 400 Amps @ 14400 Volts.
Pretty typical for industry.

Anything over 2.5 MW and you are going to have to get more than 480 Volt service anyways, that's 3000 Amps. The cost of the wire you would need to run would easily pay for a transformer.

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

EETech1 Re:It's about time (395 comments)

Sweet, we just had one of those...

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

EETech1 Re:Light on details, however... (395 comments)

1 - 2 MW is nothing for a commercial property though. The only reason your house is wired for 100 amps is you would rarely use over 30 - 40. If the demand is there to sell power, the power company will find a way to deliver it to you.

I design systems with multiple megawatt connections. The last place I was at had 50 MW of service installed to run 5 machines. It was nothing out of the ordinary.

Getting 250 Amps of 480 3 phase is nothing for a commercial property. That would handily cover your 200KW load.

about 2 months ago
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Supercomputing Upgrade Produces High-Resolution Storm Forecasts

EETech1 Re:Have the solutions converged? (77 comments)

TFL in TFA goes over it.

www.computerworld.com/article/2484337/computer-hardware/noaa-goes--live--with-new-weather-supercomputers.html

It's been a complicated process to get to this point. The NWS has had to ensure that the software running on the new system is producing scientifically correct results. It had been running the old and new systems in parallel for months, and comparing the output.

This comparative testing involved examining output data to determine whether it is numerically reproducible out to five decimal places. There is also a statistical analysis of weather predictions on the new system against the actual weather conditions.

The process wasn't just an examination of numerical data. NWS scientists also studied the weather products and examined them for subtle differences. "There is a lot of human, highly experienced, subjective evaluation," said Kyger.

There are computational differences involved in switching to new chips and a new operating system. They are subtle, and appear in decimal places six through 12.

As you go further out in a forecast, the differences compound. The changes may appear in the fifth day of an extended, five-day forecast as a difference of one degree.

about 2 months ago

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