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Computer Chess Created In 487 Bytes, Breaks 32-Year-Old Record

GlowingCat Re:Incredible! (199 comments)

32 bit Menuet is open source. 64bit Menuet freely available.

3 days ago

Closure On the Linux Lockup Bug

GlowingCat Re:does not sound like closure to me (115 comments)

Maybe kernel or driver code writing to HPET counter accidentally. Kernel and drivers both have access to same unlimited memory space, right ?

about three weeks ago

How Civilizations Can Spread Across a Galaxy

GlowingCat Stuck at earth ? (272 comments)

What if all the good places are already taken ?

about a month ago

Study: Light-Emitting Screens Before Bedtime Disrupt Sleep

GlowingCat Statistic wonders (179 comments)

And if blue end brown eyed people are compared, you'll find that one group is more prominent to public urination.

about a month ago

Behind the Scenes With the Star Trek Fan Reboot

GlowingCat Re:Nope...it was good... (106 comments)

I agree, cultural context is important when considering TV series from any time-period. The idea of space travel series was exceptional and brilliant at the 60's.

about a month ago

Octopus-Inspired Robot Matches Real Octopus For Speed

GlowingCat Re:Underwater? Yes. Robot? NO (71 comments)

Actually, since us humans evolved from water to land, sea-creatures seem like a good starting point for studying Artificial Intelligence.

about 4 months ago

Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

GlowingCat Putin = Coward (789 comments)

Why doesn't Putin admit military participation to the conflict ? What is he afraid of ? Russian peoples reaction or western reaction ? Atleast he's afraid of NATO..

about 5 months ago

Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

GlowingCat Donations (254 comments)

Is there a *reliable* way to donate money to Ukraine and Ukraines army ?

about 5 months ago

Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

GlowingCat Graphics cards ? (502 comments)

How about grahipcs cards ? Games excluded, will the on-board graphics be sufficient for everyday computing a few years from now.

about 7 months ago

Researchers Disarm Microsoft's EMET

GlowingCat Like humanitarian sciences (33 comments)

All these abbreviations are technically like humanitarian sciences. Far, far away from CPU's instruction execution.

about 7 months ago

The Big Bang's Last Great Prediction

GlowingCat Quantum fluctuations (80 comments)

If quantum fluctuations created the big bang, than what created the quantum fluctuations ?

about 8 months ago

Amazon: We Can Ship Items Before Customers Order

GlowingCat Re:Cool.. Free stuff! (243 comments)

Shipped before order ? Its called Spam.

1 year,11 days

PC Shipments In 2013 See the Worst Yearly Decline In History

GlowingCat Re:!Windows 8 (564 comments)

Windows 8 looks like Ballmers hobby operating system.

1 year,20 days

Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

GlowingCat Current is much easier to read (1191 comments)

I believe Slashdot has more intellectual readers than many other news sites. Big images only get in the way of reading about the subjects. That's why I much prefer the current design.

about a year ago

VLC And Secunia Fighting Over Vulnerability Reports

GlowingCat Re:Mein Kempf (100 comments)

Oh the irony, somebody who doesn't give a crap about patents threatens with legal actions.

about a year and a half ago

YouTube Removes Video of Reactions To Being Videoed

GlowingCat worse than google (229 comments)

OMG, he's worse than Google! oh wait..

about a year and a half ago



Scientists Create A Tractor Beam On Water

GlowingCat GlowingCat writes  |  about 3 months ago

GlowingCat (2459788) writes "Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have created a tractor beam on water, providing a radical new technique that could confine oil spills, manipulate floating objects or explain rips at the beach. The team, led by Dr Horst Punzmann, discovered they can control water flow patterns with simple wave generators, enabling them to move floating objects at will."
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Russia to be disconnected from the Internet?

GlowingCat GlowingCat writes  |  about 4 months ago

GlowingCat (2459788) writes "The issue of security of the Russian segment of the Internet will be a topic for discussion at the meeting of the Russian Security Council, with the participation of President Vladimir Putin and several high-ranking officials. The meeting will take place next week. According to various reports, the officials will make a number of decisions regulating the use of the Internet in Russia, providing for the ability to cut the Russian Internet, known as Runet, from the outside world, in case of emergency."
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Toward a Quantum Theory of Gravity?

GlowingCat GlowingCat writes  |  about 5 months ago

GlowingCat (2459788) writes "One of the main problems in attempting to calculate gravitational interactions with gravitons has been that the calculations produced unphysical infinities at almost every step. Bern and colleagues, however, managed to enormously simplify the calculations by showing that, at least in some cases, gravitons can be replaced by two copies of gluons — the carriers of the strong nuclear force. If this double-copy-of-gluons relationship holds in general, this clue could potentially lead to a dramatic breakthrough in the search for a quantum theory of gravity."
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MenuetOS 0.99.26 released

GlowingCat GlowingCat writes  |  about a year ago

GlowingCat (2459788) writes "MenuetOS, 64bit assembly written OS for x86, was recently released.
Additions include USB support ranging from webcam and printer to
digital TV-tuner. Menuet has realtime transparency for GUI, which
is calculated in the main CPU, so no special compatibility with graphics
cards is needed. 0.99.26 inludes also support for SMP and mathematical
functions, like FFT."

Neutrino experiment replicates faster-than-light f

GlowingCat GlowingCat writes  |  more than 3 years ago

GlowingCat (2459788) writes "Physicists have replicated the finding that the subatomic particles called neutrinos seem to travel faster than light. It is a remarkable confirmation of a stunning result, yet most in the field remain sceptical that the ultimate cosmic speed limit has truly been broken.

The collaboration behind the experiment, called OPERA (Oscillation Project with Emulsion-tracking Apparatus), made headlines in September with its claim that a beam of neutrinos made the 730-kilometre journey from CERN, Europe's particle-physics lab near Geneva in Switzerland, to the Gran Sasso National Laboratory near L'Aquila, Italy, faster than the speed of light. The result defies Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity, which states that this cannot happen."

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