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How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

FilmedInNoir Re:Ethernet still the best (260 comments)

Same, all wired, but that's because I'm paranoid.

about three weeks ago

DARPA Uses Preteen Gamers To Beta Test Tomorrow's Military Software

FilmedInNoir This is just like that movie (84 comments)

where children fight wars for adults like it was some kind of video game..... I think it was called Star Wars - Episode I.

about a month ago

DARPA Uses Preteen Gamers To Beta Test Tomorrow's Military Software

FilmedInNoir Re:The Last Starfighter (84 comments)

You deserve extra points for not saying Ender's Game.

about a month ago

Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut

FilmedInNoir Re:What's a reboot? (252 comments)

From Lost I learned to fear the name Damon Lindelof. Anything he "writes" is just a trail mix of tropes with Christian mythos on top.
Examples: Lost; plot elements get introduced but then never explained or removed if they interfere with the new ones. The entire show ends in a church because the island is Heaven see... The smoke monster was Satan and the polar bear was John the Baptist..... No it's just shit. He re-wrote the script for Prometheus and by that I mean he changed a few hings so it didn't make any sense. Remember the nerd rage because they could of had that alien base on the same planet that Ripley landed on because that would of made sense and connected the two movies visually. Nope, fuck that, this is a new type of alien it's not even related to those Giger ones. Or is it? Nope it's not. HA HA suck it loyal fans of the original movie. Also it goes by fast but the scientist says the alien on the floor has been dead for 2000 years. So something happened on Earth ~2000 years ago that made them want to kill all live on Earth.... Jebus was an Engineer?

about a month ago

Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

FilmedInNoir Re:Finally! (502 comments)

Microsoft is not a Chinese company nor is it Irish. Your straw man needs a little more padding.

about a month and a half ago

How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

FilmedInNoir Re:As someone who played D&D in the 1980s, (183 comments)

Wives: Gail Carpenter Gygax (m. 1987–2008), Mary Jo Powell (m. 1958–1983) ... If the stories of how marriage works are true, then you are correct.

about a month and a half ago

How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

FilmedInNoir Re:It happened before (212 comments)

It was serendipitous that Quebec did get hit by that to. Afterwards they put in a lot of newer systems in case of a repeat event,
which occurred on 2003 ( caused by a software bug. Anyone in Quebec and to the east of them weren't affected.

about 2 months ago

Open-Source Blu-Ray Library Now Supports BD-J Java

FilmedInNoir Re:this is great news! (94 comments)

I did that to. Only it was the BBC's Planet Earth series.
Then I spent all my TV time streaming off my media player, in my case, extremely poor resolution MST3K episodes.
I feel less special but happy to be part of a larger group of rubes fooled into buying a BR player.

about 2 months ago

CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don't Work

FilmedInNoir Re:Massive vertigo attacks (154 comments)

I had that issue with Metro 2033. Even without VR (I do have a 27" monitor, so that was a factor probably) I got sick playing it.
I think it was because I'd be moving forward and my characters head (ie. camera) would be swiveling around looking at other things

about 2 months ago

Buzz Aldrin Pressures Obama For New Space Exploration Initiative

FilmedInNoir Dubia and the F-35 contractors should get together (78 comments)

With that combined budget we would be living in weather domes on the Moon by now and launching interstellar probes to find Earth 2.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Dedicated Low Power Embedded Dev System Choice?

FilmedInNoir AllWinner Mele set-top boxes (183 comments)
There's a good dozen or more configurations for the hardware.

There's guides on the internet to installing different versions of Linux on it. (Unless you want to do Android dev)
I bought the A1000 version and a laptop HD (plugs in the top).
Then I installed Debian (using an online guide) and MiniDLNA. I use it as a media server for my TV.

about 2 months ago

Rob Pardo Says Farewell To Blizzard

FilmedInNoir Re:Who? (93 comments)

Next week, a 5-part in-depth exposé on the retirement party and future plans of Bob Smith from accounting.

about 2 months ago

Damian Conway On Perl 6 and the Philosophy of Programming

FilmedInNoir From Wikipedia (132 comments)

" As of 2009[dated info], multiple Perl 6 implementations are under development, but none of them are considered "complete". "
So, there have been releases of Perl 6 but no finalization, but aren't most programming languages like that now?
e.g. C# has 6 versions and Java (12ish, according to Wiki). Languages forever evolving.
I know PERL is old and people except it to be more rigid like Fortran (even with new versions), but Fortran isn't being used for web apps, etc. that see constant technological innovation.

about 2 months ago

Study: People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Be Alone With Their Thoughts

FilmedInNoir Re:How fitting (333 comments)

But the button? THE SHINY RED BUTTON! Calling out to you. Begging to be pressed. How long can you last? How long?!?!

about 2 months ago

Mt. Gox CEO Returns To Twitter, Enrages Burned Investors

FilmedInNoir Re:LOL (281 comments)

They used a :) not a >:( ?
I'd use a smiley if I was making a cheeky remark to a cherished friend.

about 3 months ago

Code Spaces Hosting Shutting Down After Attacker Deletes All Data

FilmedInNoir Re:Not a Great Response (387 comments)

That seems logical and intelligent,so I'm going to suggest two possibilities.
Either the people running Code Spaces are morons or they cooked up this hacker story to cover their tracks because of something else.
Either, again that they screwed up because they are morons, or that they are hemorrhaging money and wanted to shut down.

about 3 months ago



Under The Sea: Rokudenashiko, Arrested For Sharing 3D Print Of Genitals

FilmedInNoir FilmedInNoir writes  |  about 2 months ago

FilmedInNoir (1392323) writes "42-year-old Megumi Igarashi, who works under the pseudonym Rokudenashiko, has come under scrutiny after she shared 3D prints of her vulva to supporters of her vagina boat project. The 42-year-old was accused of a Japanese penal code dating back to 1907, where it is illegal to sell or distribute obscene objects."
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Pointillist data map shows the changing face of Texas

FilmedInNoir FilmedInNoir writes  |  about 2 years ago

FilmedInNoir (1392323) writes "A visualization of voting trends in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas by Kirk Goldsberry, an assistant professor of geography at Michigan State University in East Lansing. "The work was partly to challenge people's perception of Texas. It's increasingly urban, it's increasingly Democratic, and therefore increasingly blue." says Prof. Goldsberry."
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