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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

Goaway Re:Fahrenheit? WTHolyF? (204 comments)

And, while we're at it, memory of all kinds is always expressed in GiB,

I think you'll find that this is not actually the case.

2 days ago

Update: Raspberry Pi-Compatible Development Board Cancelled

Goaway Re:Broadcom won't release documentation ever (165 comments)

The TI datasheets are not really "full". They are quite extensive, but there are large parts they leave out too.

about two weeks ago

Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome

Goaway Re:talk about "old tech" (94 comments)

the Amiga had a nice version

It did not. IFF is entirely unrelated to TIFF.

You are also over-romanticising the TIFF format quite a bit. In actuality, it is quite a mess and mostly supports a million complicated features exceedingly few people actually want, making supporting it a completely nearly impossible.

about two weeks ago

Idiot Leaves Driver's Seat In Self-Driving Infiniti, On the Highway

Goaway Re:What idiot? (406 comments)

If you just let Slashdotters think that they are smarter than someone, such as by calling that person an "idiot", their brains will turn off and they'll accept anything you feed them.

about a month ago

Mt. Fuji Volcano In 'Critical State' After Quakes

Goaway Re:Great (151 comments)

Oh, you want to be pedantic? Let's be pedantic, then!

Scandinavian languages don't have "umlauts". "Umlaut" is a concept from German, where vowels are modified into different forms and marked with an umlaut mark. Other languages, however, just borrow these typographical forms to represent vowels with similar sounds. However, while German considers the vowels a and ä to be variations on the same letter, Scandinavian languages consider these to be separate letters entirely, and place them differently in alphabetical orderings.

Thus, there is no "umlaut" in Eyjafjallajökull, there is merely an "ö" rather than an "o".

about 2 months ago

Evidence of a Correction To the Speed of Light

Goaway Re:Cannot read article (347 comments)

What part of the site needs a tablet?

about 3 months ago

How Vacuum Tubes, New Technology Might Save Moore's Law

Goaway Re:Planck trumps Moore (183 comments)

They are actual physical concepts, unlike fractals which are mathematical?

about 3 months ago

How Vacuum Tubes, New Technology Might Save Moore's Law

Goaway Re:Planck trumps Moore (183 comments)

Too bad there is no such thing. Fractals are mathematical objects, not things that exist in reality except as approximations.

about 3 months ago

Unicode 7.0 Released, Supporting 23 New Scripts

Goaway Re:Why emoji? (108 comments)

Round-trip compatibility with other encodings that already have them.

about 3 months ago

Recommendations For Classic Superhero Comic Collections?

Goaway Re:"comics geek" (165 comments)

Very helpful linking, there. The words "new trend" appear once, entirely unexplained.

about 3 months ago

Man Who Issued Securities For Bitcoins Settles With SEC

Goaway Re:Madoff (56 comments)

Similarly, because murders still happen, we don't need the police.

about 3 months ago

OpenPandora Design Files Released

Goaway Re:TI's SoCs are thoroughly documented (65 comments)

From reading the OMAP4 technical manual, I don't recall the C64x core being documented in there. I don't think that has changed much with the OMAP5. That was what the previous poster was asking for.

about 3 months ago

Bug In DOS-Based Voting Machines Disrupts Belgian Election

Goaway Re:Paltry (193 comments)

demonstrably provable software.

No such thing exists, or can exist.

about 4 months ago

The Fight To Uncover Spyware Exports To Repressive Regimes

Goaway Re:If you support human rights abuses ... (36 comments)

Did I say anyone was excused?


I said you were a piece of shit for saying people should be tortured. We're trying to be better than those we condemn. Don't fuck that up.

about 4 months ago

The Fight To Uncover Spyware Exports To Repressive Regimes

Goaway Re:If you support human rights abuses ... (36 comments)

You're also saying that two wrongs make a right, which is where you go off the rails and destroy your argument.

about 4 months ago

Can Thunderbolt Survive USB SuperSpeed+?

Goaway Re:So in other words, it will be just like Firewir (355 comments)

And the #1 reason to not stick with USB? Murphy will all but guarantee you'll try and plug it in wrong the first time, every time. Fucking connector..

Not just the first time, the second time, too. It's only on the third try it will fit.

about 4 months ago


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