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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 two weeks ago
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Rosetta's Philae Probe To Land On Comet Tomorrow

EETech1 Re:All together (74 comments)

that was funny

about two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 a 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 a 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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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NSA Director Says Agency Is Still Trying To Figure Out Cyber Operations

EETech1 Re:the net is not bound by any law and shouldn't b (103 comments)

Intel's remote management software is scary when you look at what it can do.

They mention some of the more powerful features are only available on your LAN, hoping you'll forget that to some... The entire internet is their LAN.

Then there's the features they don't tell you about.

Scary capabilities advertised as control features.

about 2 months ago
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NSA Director Says Agency Is Still Trying To Figure Out Cyber Operations

EETech1 Re:Maybe they shouldn't try to! (103 comments)

I really can't believe one of the Telcos wouldn't rather reuse their copper network (that touches nearly every building in every town) to form a secure isolated system for processing payment data, separate from the internet, instead of just letting it rot.

They just wire in and reuse old phone stuff to make a private network with connections and a firewall they manage, to guarantee (for a slice of security pie) that only specific data can go to specific places on direct routes, and no one can access the network without alarm bells and cops following the wire to the end.

And old fashioned wiretapping laws would already be in place to prevent unauthorized access to the wires.

Might be real popular real soon with all the card data being stolen.

Hopefully cheaper than a T1 too.

about 2 months ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

EETech1 Re:Winning the lottery (545 comments)

I have a similar Dell PC with 2GB of RAM I'll send to you if you could make use of it. Works like a champ, and has all those legacy slots and ports.

Ubuntu 8 LTS preinstalled:)

Cheers

about 2 months ago

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