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Oxford Scientists Say Dogs Are Smarter Than Cats

Flowstone You know what they say... (716 comments)

Its not the about size of the hardware, its the quality of the programming baby ;)

more than 3 years ago
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Modeling Software Showed BP Cement As Unstable

Flowstone BP's fault, but not their fault. (160 comments)

Translation:
"We have concrete evidence that bp not only dropped the ball, but insisted on risking screwing themselves over. However we're not going to say it was their fault, as they're a big oil company that pays us alot of money."
so much for biting the hand that feeds you.

more than 3 years ago
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Robots Guarding US Nuclear Stockpiles In Nevada

Flowstone Re:Automated robots (128 comments)

and far more thorough, and paranoid. not to mention extremely programmable.

more than 3 years ago
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Robots Guarding US Nuclear Stockpiles In Nevada

Flowstone Re:What could possibly go wrong? (128 comments)

Exactly! imagine your that soldier tasked with patrolling a desert; do you have any idea how mundane that would be? i would much rather have a robot do the dirtywork of waiting in borderline limbo (no pun intended) and bring something to my attention when its worth paying attention to.

more than 3 years ago
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Glass Invisibility Cloak Shields Infrared

Flowstone Re:Finally! (115 comments)

Unless they switch to another vision mode. then your just as screwed as you were to being with.

about 4 years ago
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GOP Senators Move To Block FCC On Net Neutrality

Flowstone Hmm.. (709 comments)

Sounds like the programmable senator couldn't "reform" his way out of a paper bag. All i read is "AT&T really doesn't want the FCC to take away their ability to rape and sell the internet by the pound(Or Mbit, however you want to see it.)" [Sarcasim] Clearly socialist commie bastards are plotting to conquer the internet and enslave the american population. Lets entrust the internet to the telecomm giants that way they can completely enslave us! [/Sarcasim] For the love of god let the obama administration do their job to give the internet back to the people.

about 4 years ago
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Does Anyone Really Prefer Glossy Screens?

Flowstone Screen covers. (646 comments)

There has to be some kind of matte screen cover you can add to your glossy screen to resolve this. even a privacy filter would probably block out a good amount of ambient light and let you see with more clarity. The whole polarized glasses thing isn't the best idea for lcd screens, and may end up being a strain on the eyes in the end.

more than 3 years ago
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Most Console Gamers Still Prefer Physical Media

Flowstone Re:Why I prefer physical media (232 comments)

That alone is the strongest point of it all. you can't trade in a downloaded game, you can't lend a downloaded game to a friend, blockbuster can't rent it to people (although im sure gaming companies would love to do that first hand.) and ultimately it's condition and working nature is upto the user's level of care.

more than 4 years ago
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Colleges Risk Losing Federal Funding If They Don't Fight Piracy

Flowstone once again. from the top. (285 comments)

When the weather changes, we don't intimidate mother nature with the threat of nuclear apocalypse to get it to change... we adapt to the situation and find new ways to flourish.
whats happened here is the old corporate imbeciles are so accustomed to using lawyers as a "immune response" to the "plague of piracy" that they really think the law is their panacea to every matter that affects their income.
what happens when the sun flares up and takes out thousands of servers and infrastructure? are we just going to sue the damn sun for damages?
the moral of the story here is like any dolt they're now resorting to bullying their way around to get an answer to the "problem".
And when it comes to piracy, students are the most abundant case overall. a large (more than most care to think) part of it is from the fact that students on average don't even have an income! If they magically cut off the ability to torrent anything illegal over the network, the student masses would simply adapt and find a way to transfer stuff without the network. Waste of time and a sad attempt at a resolution if there ever is one.

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Should Focus On Going To..

Flowstone Re:NASA is not efficient (508 comments)

Im guessing mars could use some polarization to rebuild the magnetic field that probably existed on it at one point (All of that iron is a terrible thing to waste.) not to mention when the sun swells up into a red giant earth will get alot warmer, and mars won't look so bad then.

more than 4 years ago
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5.5 Earthquake Hits Canada; Felt in US Midwest, New England

Flowstone 43.702639,-79.622262 Mississauga, Ontario (560 comments)

Ground felt like jelly, and everything was shaking for about 10 seconds. spent the next half hour confirming it even happend. wouldn't expect this out of the Canadian Shield. Also the airport was on high alert, they had over 10 CH-46 Sea Knights up in the air while police were everywhere.

more than 4 years ago
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VLC 1.1 Forced To Drop Shoutcast Due To AOL Anti-OSS Provision

Flowstone Re:AO-who? (315 comments)

At least they're consistent. whats another leak in a sinking boat? AOL is like a deadly parasite, killing everything it latches onto in due time, its just a shame that company after company keep feeding it.

more than 4 years ago
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Pedestrian Follows Google Map, Gets Run Over, Sues

Flowstone Fail. (699 comments)

Chances are her blackberry google maps GPS directed her all along streets... assuming she was in a car. If she had used the map in a pedestrian mode, it probably would have directed her alot differently. Hopefully in front of a moving bus.
People today are being raised without common sense and being provided the minimal amount of logic required to:
1. Stay Alive;
2. Do as you are told;
3. Pay your taxes
... I believe I've covered it all here.

more than 4 years ago
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The Hurt Locker Producers Sue First 5,000 File-Sharers

Flowstone Wake up (861 comments)

We've always lived in a time where people will circumvent immediate means of acquisition of a product through piracy.
whether thats through the act of downloading, or physically stealing the product. its no difference.
Ultimately people need to accept the idea that they will be compensated on the overall appreciation of the product, Aka: if its worth it they'll pay for it.
So wake the hell up and stop using the crutch of the legal system to obligate 5000 people who wouldn't have bothered to watch it pay for it.
Look at music, they're releasing their own cds on their websites now. then making hardcopies available in store for purchase.
if they want money for people downloading it, then legally the very distributors who propagate the download in the first place should get a cut that cannot fully be compensated or measured in money.

more than 4 years ago
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iPad Steering Wheel Mount

Flowstone Re:Sigh... apple (230 comments)

Ah yes, i can see it now. "The last thing that went through his mind at the accident... was his iPad" Nothing like a rapid deploying face smashing device!

more than 4 years ago
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Arizona Backs Off Its Speed Camera Program

Flowstone Re:Good? (513 comments)

I don't know NY, but there are plenty of bits of England (or do you mean NYC, in which case I'll pick any large British city) where wide, straight, well-paved roads have 40mph-50mph limits. Generally it's because there are lots of junctions, or people walking alongside the road, or heavy traffic.

The M25 (the 117-mile 4+4 lane motorway around London) sometimes has 50mph limits (the limit changes, depending on congestion -- when it's busy lowering the limit increases traffic flow).

This is because there are too many idiots in this world that don't understand the concept of speeding when you have the room to do so.

If you go over the limit in a traffic congestion period of time (AKA: "Rush hour". not the jackie chan movie, please.) you're bound to wind up amassing behind the heart of the congestion, and perpetuating it's dead stop for the next car behind you (at this point, most likely another imbecile speeding in futility.).

So it was brilliant for the UK to develop speed limits based on hours of the day. It inadvertently gets the law abiding simpletons to give more time to the congestion ahead to dissolve. Because lets face it, you can't expect enough people with common sense to go BELOW THE LIMIT appropriately to traffic conditions.

more than 4 years ago
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Should the Gov't Pay For Injured Man's Wii?

Flowstone Re:Rehaib hospital push (222 comments)

There is a certain psychological boundary that needs to be overcome after an injury debilitates your motion. Some people find the motivation easier to come by than others. The Wii isn't meant to be fun, but to serve as a distraction from the complexes of the mind.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Removes Wi-Fi Finders From App Store

Flowstone Re:Removal (461 comments)

the whole private api bit is probably a cop out, a card they finally pulled and played to placate cellphone providers.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Removes Wi-Fi Finders From App Store

Flowstone Re:Wi-Fi Could Lead Thieves Right to Your Laptop (461 comments)

that would naturally mean that you would have to have your laptop on, and broadcasting through wifi, to some extent. i don't know of anyone who would leave their laptop on and running, and then leave it in their car unattended.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Removes Wi-Fi Finders From App Store

Flowstone Was a matter of time (461 comments)

The main bread and butter made on smartphones by the cursed cellular providers was the whole dataplan bit.

When you didn't opt for a dataplan, your iphone would still attempt to reach out through 3g for data. This would eventually add up on your bill and they'd make their crooked money by having the iphone ping the datanetwork everytime you brought it out of sleep mode. regardless of whether you were on a wifi, it continuously attempts this every chance it gets.

For those users who didn't want to give the providers money for nothing useful at all, they wanted to use the wifi as the primary means of data transmission. and after changing the api of the datanetwork defaults on the phone to a "fake" one, they were completely free of the bullshit that is normally involved with not signing up for a contract and being alienated by their provider.

these wifi apps empowered the user to make the most out of their wifi on their phone, which made it "easier" to opt out of the seemingly obligated contracts and dataplans. resulting ultimately in less money for the greedy bastards.

So im sure that they all bitched and moaned incessantly to apple crying about how those wifi apps are the devil and the user shouldn't have things so easy. now apple, naturally wanting to "improve" their relations with the companies; fucked the customer's choices because they see very little to no consequence over removing that group of apps.

I actually haven't jailbroken my iphone, because i believe in choice and paying for apps that deserve my money. I have however disabled my 3g data, and don't ever plan on caving in to getting a "convenient" dataplan.

Now that those apps have been taken from me as a choice, i am more prone to consider jailbreaking my phone so that i don't have to bend to whatever whim apple decides to take.

in the end, every move they make to control our choices; will push us to take our freedoms back. and if any developers' wallets get harmed in the process, it's apple's fault.

more than 4 years ago

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