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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

Goaway Re:huh? (269 comments)

So if you're in a store, you fully support the right of the property owner to eavesdrop on everything you say and do?

about three weeks ago
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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

Goaway Re:huh? (269 comments)

That's ridiculous. Ownership does not take precedence over the requirements of privacy.

about three weeks ago
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New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails

Goaway Re:Again? (200 comments)

It's the exact game he and journalists have been playing with them for a while now. Release some information, wait for official to make statements, release the next bit of information that showed they lied.

It's been hilarious to see people lose really, really badly at this.

about a month ago
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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

Goaway Re:Fahrenheit? WTHolyF? (210 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.

about a month ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 5 months ago
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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 5 months ago

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