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How Deep Does the Multiverse Go?

Garble Snarky Re:Please explain (202 comments)

Good point! It is my understanding that modern science does not claim knowledge of any events prior to the big bang, nor does it claim that such a region of spacetime (or meta-spacetime, or whatever) exists at all. My understanding certainly could be wrong, but if not, it seems to simply suggest that the author of the article doesn't really know what he's talking about.

about 3 months ago
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The Higgs Boson Should Have Crushed the Universe

Garble Snarky Headline is wrong (188 comments)

It should read "theory incorrect, must be modified to be compatible with real world"

about 4 months ago
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Chinese Vendor Could Pay $34.9M FCC Fine In Signal-Jammer Sting

Garble Snarky Re:So how is that going to work (188 comments)

I think he meant "ask that question and also verify that the answer is yes", but in the case of broadcasters, it's clearly no. I don't think any modern citizen has any say over what is transmitted through their property. Seems like probably a good thing to me, though...

about 4 months ago
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Chinese Vendor Could Pay $34.9M FCC Fine In Signal-Jammer Sting

Garble Snarky Re:So how is that going to work (188 comments)

I saw the "they can find the jammer but not me" angle pretty easily, but not the next thing you said. Just curious, how might you make it truly impossible to find the source of the signal, with multiple antennae? Do you think it would still be impossible if the searchers considered the possibility of multiple antennae? If that's an impossible problem to solve, the reason isn't obvious to me, I wonder if you could explain why?

about 4 months ago
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Physicists Turn 8MP Smartphone Camera Into a Quantum Random Number Generator

Garble Snarky Why not just use noise from the various antennas? (104 comments)

Bluetooth, GPS, NFC. At the very least, the cell/wifi are listening anytime you're online anyway, and with the relatively large bandwidth there should be plenty of entropy in that noise. Right?

about 5 months ago
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What If the Next Presidential Limo Was a Tesla?

Garble Snarky Re:Lack of range (330 comments)

You are overlooking the fact that presidential vehicles are extremely over-designed.

about 7 months ago
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What If the Next Presidential Limo Was a Tesla?

Garble Snarky Re:The important question is (330 comments)

What you mean to say is, GM has a very long track record, while Tesla does not.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

Garble Snarky Re:There is but one true password manager (445 comments)

You're a fucking idiot. There are other options for password management in Linux. Just because this company chooses not to support it, doesn't mean anything.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

Garble Snarky Re:Keepass (445 comments)

So, do you put the keyfile in your Dropbox folder, or no? If so, how is that more secure than using a password? Otherwise, do you just manually move it to different devices with a thumb drive or email, or what?

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

Garble Snarky Re:Air Gapped Box (445 comments)

Can you disable in BIOS?

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

Garble Snarky Re:Air Gapped Box (445 comments)

Some older laptops actually do have easily replaceable wifi modules (just unscrew and pry out), and if not, they still might have removeable antennae. Removing the antennae may not totally disable the wifi though.

about 7 months ago
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The First Open Ranking of the World Wide Web Is Available

Garble Snarky Re:CC? (53 comments)

Maybe because the rank is controlled by links, and many pages link to CC even though people seldom follow those links?

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

Garble Snarky Re:Labview (876 comments)

No, that's really not true. It's the slowest development system I've ever used. The software engineers who develop the editor DO NOT UNDERSTAND that the keyboard is faster than the mouse.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

Garble Snarky Re:Labview (876 comments)

False. You're an idiot.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

Garble Snarky Re:WE WANT TEXT SLASHDOT (876 comments)

What's the big deal? Who cares?

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

Garble Snarky Re:Labview (876 comments)

I'm stuck on a several-month-long Labview project right now. It's been a terrible experience. I don't know if it's more because of the poorly designed editor, the language itself, or the visual language paradigm. But I'm sure all three of those are part of the problem.

about 8 months ago
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Engineers Invent Acoustic Equivalent of One-Way Glass

Garble Snarky Re:Applications? (114 comments)

Except this device is active, and a concrete wall is passive. Hard to believe the energy costs over, say, 20 years, would not more than make up the difference.

about 9 months ago

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