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Dyson Invests £5 Million To Create 'Intelligent Domestic Robots'

Flere Imsaho Re:I'm not covinced by Dyson (125 comments)

Air dryers have been proven to remove far less bacteria than paper towels. For this reason I try to avoid those Dyson dryers, as invariably my hand comes into contact with them when I use them.
As for Dyson vaccum cleaners, have a look at the reliability and performance scores they get compared to other quality brands such as Miele.

Don't believe the hype.

about 7 months ago
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The JavaScript Juggernaut Rolls On

Flere Imsaho Re:The hipsters need to go. Now. (505 comments)

Sounds like you're saying you were a coder before being a coder was cool. Typical hipster attitude...

about 8 months ago
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New 3D Printer Can Print With Carbon Fiber

Flere Imsaho Re:Er... what? (141 comments)

You can also take a mold from a prototype 'plug", rather than CNCing a mold.

about 8 months ago
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Google Buys UK AI Startup Deep Mind

Flere Imsaho Re:"Ray Kurzweil is an incompetent hack"? (113 comments)

Kurzweil is obviously a smart guy. However, although his name seems synonymous with AI these days, I don't see many references to how he's innovated in this field? What has he actually achieved in the realm of AI, apart from co-opting the term Singularity from Vernor Vinge?

about 8 months ago
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Khosla, Romm Fire Back At '60 Minutes' Cleantech Exposé

Flere Imsaho Free Energy (117 comments)

If someone could harness the angular momentum produced by the 60 Minutes spin department, we could do away with fossil fuels tomorrow.

"In response to the letter, a 60 Minutes spokesman said in an email: “While we respect Mr. Khosla’s view, we are not in agreement with the points he makes about our story, which we began and ended with him and devoted much of to his ideas and to one of the companies he backs.”"

about 8 months ago
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Khosla, Romm Fire Back At '60 Minutes' Cleantech Exposé

Flere Imsaho Re:"familiar confrontational 60 Minutes style" (117 comments)

If the NSA is willing to spout easily refuted BS like "We prevented China from destroying thousands of computers with malware" as part of their media response to Snowden's disclosures, I'm pretty sure they'd be happily advertising any terrorism they'd thwarted. I'm actually surprised they aren't just making shit up to win hearts and minds, but I guess they still don't know just what info Snowden handed over, so that could blow up in their faces.

about 8 months ago
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OpenBSD Looking At Funding Shortfall In 2014

Flere Imsaho Re:Except Linus ... (277 comments)

Wow, that bad?

about 8 months ago
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How To Create Your Own Cryptocurrency

Flere Imsaho Re:Is he really a "sucker"? (203 comments)

I'm one of the "suckers" that bought an ASIC miner. I've already cashed up enough BTC to cover the costs of the miner. I'm keeping the rest I earn as a long term speculative investment. As the next wave of more efficient miners hit the market my miner will probably be useless, but I still got something for nothing, and potentially it could end up being a lot of something.

about 8 months ago
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McAfee Brand Name Will Be Replaced By Intel Security

Flere Imsaho Re:Interesting... (180 comments)

Application whitelisting, OS patching, application patching and user education are also great at stopping malware.

about 8 months ago
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Why a Cure For Cancer Is So Elusive

Flere Imsaho Re:Cancer isn't one disease (366 comments)

That's basically what the summery said " But there are reasons to believe that cancer will remain much more resistant because it is not so much a disease as a phenomenon"

How then is this insightful?

about 9 months ago
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Multivitamin Researchers Say 'Case Is Closed' As Studies Find No Health Benefits

Flere Imsaho Re:terrible title (554 comments)

My rock might be useless at keeping tigers away but it's useful for throwing at glass houses.

Metaphor unclear - please elaborate using cars as basis of explanation.

about 9 months ago
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Amazon Workers Strike In Germany As Christmas Orders Peak

Flere Imsaho Re:American race to the bottom roadshow (606 comments)

Intellectual elitism at it's finest - bravo, asshole. Not everyone has the same opportunities, drive, abilities or circumstances.
What's wrong with a living wage, would you rather have them drawing a benefit to support their families? Maybe they shouldn't be allowed to have children?

Merry christmas, fuckhead >:-/

about 9 months ago
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Surge In Litecoin Mining Leads To Graphics Card Shortage

Flere Imsaho Re:An Honest Question (213 comments)

Isn't 2 & 3 what happened last week, but BTC recovered in a few days?

about 9 months ago
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Surge In Litecoin Mining Leads To Graphics Card Shortage

Flere Imsaho Re:Lol@fads. (213 comments)

Why "should"? Just because someone was a canny investor, you want them to fail? What's the ethical problem?

about 9 months ago
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Surge In Litecoin Mining Leads To Graphics Card Shortage

Flere Imsaho Not Ideal? (213 comments)

The problem described in the article is that ASICs are not ideal at solving scrypt.

ASIC Bitcoin miners can't solve scrypt at all - you can't mine Litecoin with them. I guess you could call that "not ideal".

about 9 months ago

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New Zealand Government About to Legalize Spying on NZ Citizens

Flere Imsaho Flere Imsaho writes  |  about a year ago

Flere Imsaho (786612) writes "After admitting they have illegally spied on NZ citizens or residents 88 times since 2003, the government, in a stunning example of arse covering, is about to grant the GCSB the right to intercept the communications of New Zealanders in its role as the national cyber security agency, rather than examine the role the GCSB should play and then look at the laws. There has been strong criticism from many avenues http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/politics/8929715/Calls-widen-for-GCSB-law-probe
The bill is being opposed by Labor and the Greens http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/215154/labour,-greens-say-gcsb-bill-remains-flawed, but it looks like National now have the numbers to get this passed. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10901674

Of course, the front page story is all about the royal baby, with this huge erosion of privacy relegated to a small article near the bottom of the front page. Three cheers, the monarchy is secure, never mind the rights of the people. More bread and circuses anyone?"
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US 'the enemy' Says Dotcom Judge

Flere Imsaho Flere Imsaho writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Flere Imsaho writes "During the NutHui Internet conference last week, the NZ judge to hear the Dotcom extradition case was speaking on the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement and how the US entertainment industry is pushing to make region code hacking illegal, when he said "Under TPP and the American Digital Millennium copyright provisions you will not be able to do that, that will be prohibited... if you do you will be a criminal — that's what will happen. Even before the 2008 amendments it wasn't criminalised. There are all sorts of ways this whole thing is being ramped up and if I could use Russell [Brown's] tweet from earlier on: we have met the enemy and he is [the] U.S."

Judge Harvey's remark is a play on the line "we have met the enemy and he is us" by American cartoonist Walt Kelly.

The NZ Clown, sorry, Crown Law office is refusing to comment"

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