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NVIDIA Responds To GTX 970 Memory Bug

Gravis Zero Re:False Advertising (145 comments)

I'm just going to come out and say that to advertise the card with 4GB, but then disable any amount of it, is false advertising.

i agree. however in this case, all 4 Gigabytes are accessible, they simply aren't accessible at the same speed. the final 500MB is "slow" to access but it's still there and you can still access it.

5 days ago

Google Just Made It Easier To Run Linux On Your Chromebook

Gravis Zero Re:Pedantic, but... (169 comments)

I think they mean "GNU/Linux," as Chrome OS runs the Linux kernel.

actually no, any Linux will boot fine.

about a week ago

Healthcare.gov Sends Personal Data To Over a Dozen Tracking Websites

Gravis Zero Re:Wow... Just "no". (204 comments)

I agree with you, and any sane country with privacy laws would be appalled -- and you'd expect this to violate some HIPAA laws.

That's utterly insane, and if it isn't, it should be illegal.

i think it actually might be violating HIPAA. someone should be going to jail for this, whether they do or not is a different matter.

about two weeks ago

Feds Operated Yet Another Secret Metadata Database Until 2013

Gravis Zero Re:Sad State of Affairs (102 comments)

There is some poorly defined Ozzie and Harriet factor that causes cops to want to control anyone that is unlike Ozzie and Harriet in their life style. As a matter of fact a cop's entire world is controlling other peoples' behaviours. It gets to the point where cops can't turn it off. [...] How can cops deal with this sort of thing?

the solution is for them to quit. if you are unable to be rational then you should not be a cop.

about two weeks ago

Feds Operated Yet Another Secret Metadata Database Until 2013

Gravis Zero Re:Now you know what a boiled frog feels like. (102 comments)

The temperature in the pot goes up gradually, so the frog
doesn't notice the water is too hot until it is too late.

And now all those in the UK, the US, Australia, and various other
countries are boiled frogs.

And the water is very hot indeed.

It's all about control, you stupid senseless gullible sheep. You will be controlled or you will be
dealt with so harshly by your superiors that you will wish you had submitted. Talk all the shit
you like on you web forums, but at the end of the day you have all been subjugated,
and you are no more free than an animal in a zoo. In fact you are less free because
you have to PAY those who hold you prisoner for the privilege of being a captive.

Right about now, many Americans are probably beginning to understand why alcohol
consumption in Russia is so high.

are you blaming the frogs or trying to excuse alcoholism?

about two weeks ago

Analysis Suggests Solar System Contains Massive Trans-Neptunian Objects

Gravis Zero Re:Riiiiight. (170 comments)

Yep, 400 years the math has been right... and we only discovered Neptune 169 years ago. Pluto varies between 29 AU and 49 AU from Sol, depending on where it is in it's 248 year elliptical orbit. These hypothetical planets are at least 200 AU from the Sol and have very slow and large orbits taking between 1800 and 12000 years to complete.

Our math has worked well for 400 years... but how will it hold up in 400K years?

about two weeks ago

Google Releases More Windows Bugs

Gravis Zero Re:Shame on you Google (263 comments)

Guess how I know you don't have applicable experience or knowledge to make that comment.

you are one our testers? you live in a reality constructed inside your mind? oh i just must know!

about two weeks ago

Google Releases More Windows Bugs

Gravis Zero Re:Shame on you Google (263 comments)

Not everyone wants to follow you're ridiculous upgrade cycle.

big fixes are NOT upgrades. bugs are flaws because they were careless and did NOT do proper testing. bug fixes should be pushed out in days, not months. what google is doing is exposing their poor practices.

about two weeks ago

Canada's Copyright Notice Fiasco: Why the Government Bears Responsibility

Gravis Zero Re:Problem (73 comments)

the problem is that they knew about the problem ahead of time and didn't add a handful of words that would have made it illegal. rudimentary precautions easily fall within the realm of responsibility for governments.

about two weeks ago

Sloppy File Permissions Make Red Star OS Vulnerable

Gravis Zero Re:Good ol' 777 (105 comments)

How can developers be so lazy and so security naive?

security commonly falls under the "not my problem" area while "it MUST work" is always the priority. is that really so hard to comprehend?

about three weeks ago

Cluetrain Authors Offer an Updated Guide To the Web

Gravis Zero a pool of putzes (24 comments)

Ok, government, you win. You've got our data. Now, what can we do to make sure you use it against Them and not against Us? In fact, can you tell the difference?
If we want our government to back off, the deal has to be that if — when — the next attack comes, we can't complain that they should have surveilled us harder.
A trade isn't fair trade if we don't know what we're giving up. Do you hear that, Security for Privacy trade-off?

1) no, "government" doesn't win. those that have violated the constitution should be tried and punished.
2) there is an extraordinary difference between "we dont want you to do unconstitutional warrantless mass surveillance and universally weaken security" and "we dont want you to do any surveillance". should they do surveillance? yes, off course, that's why government spies exist, to find and stop those who want to harm us. that said, warrantless mass surveillance is not required to achieve that goal and if the people in the government dont understand that then they are clearly in the wrong line of work.

cluetrain, let me show you my cluebat.

about three weeks ago

Entanglement Makes Quantum Particles Measurably Heavier, Says Quantum Theorist

Gravis Zero Re:Next Big Thing (109 comments)

not to spoil it for you but it's time travel. i'll be making my announcement in 2044 and personally demonstrate that you can travel 5 minutes back in time. needless to say, i forgot to carry the one.

about three weeks ago

NASA's Robonaut 2 Can't Use Its Space Legs Upgrade

Gravis Zero We can rebuild him... (58 comments)

We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better...stronger...faster. Wait, only six million? He already costs 17 million and his legs don't even work! Budget cuts?! FORGET IT! PROJECT OVER! *flips table over*

btw, to date his full cost is in fact $17 million.

about three weeks ago

BGP Hijacking Continues, Despite the Ability To Prevent It

Gravis Zero Re:BGP? (57 comments)

What if we agree to spell out obscure acronyms the first time?

I guess I disagree. I don't want to have to see "Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol" the first time in every article that mentions TCP/IP

good news everyone! using time travel, i have added a html tag specifically for abbreviations. go ahead and try it, it's the <abbr> tag.

about a month and a half ago

Fedora 21 Released

Gravis Zero yes, it does have systemd (106 comments)

Each of the flavors builds on the "base" set of packages for Fedora. For instance, each flavor uses the same packages for the kernel, RPM, Yum, systemd, Anaconda, and so forth.

about 1 month ago

Romanian Officials Say Russia Finances European Fracking Protests

Gravis Zero Re:Fracking, not what you think it is. (155 comments)

Thanks to horizontal completions petroleum products (gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, plastics and on and on and on) prices are plummeting.

and with bullets on sale it's even cheaper to shoot ourselves in the foot!

Thanks to horizontal completions, natural gas is now cheaper the coal in the US and coal power plants are being converted to natural gas which is all around cleaner, safer, and produces half the CO2 of coal.

that's as great as getting half as much cancer than normal.

Thanks to horizontal completions, OPEC's 40 year cartel appears to be at an end, and horizontal completions dropping the price of oil has been the most effective "sanction" by far on Russia, putting more pressure on Putin and the ruble then all the heads of state combined.

i'm no fan of bad governments but wouldn't it be better to just do away with OPEC by moving to clean energy like solar?

about 2 months ago

Iranian Hackers Compromised Airlines, Critical Infrastructure Companies

Gravis Zero you reap what you sow. (61 comments)

it seems our efforts of sabotage are coming to fruition in the form of retaliation.

always remember, you reap what you sow.

about 2 months ago

Want To Work For a Cool Tech Company? Hone Your Social Skills

Gravis Zero bullshit (139 comments)

fuck you, i have awesome social skills and i'll break the face of anyone who says otherwise!

about 2 months ago

Slack Now Letting Employers Tap Workers' Private Chats

Gravis Zero shortsighted (79 comments)

The company hopes to attract more businesses with the optional feature

they seemed to have forgotten the part where the employee has choose to use it. i wouldnt be surprised if they lose all their users in a month's time to a similar application that isn't spyware.

about 2 months ago



Fusion Experiment Nears Self-sustainability

Gravis Zero Gravis Zero writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Gravis Zero (934156) writes "On Aug.13, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) focused 192 ultra-powerful laser beams on a deuterium-tritium filled capsule. In nanoseconds, the capsule imploded and released a neutron yield of nearly 3 * 1015, or approximately 8,000 joules of neutron energy.

Early calculations show that fusion reactions in the hot plasma started to self-heat the burning core and enhanced the yield by nearly 50 percent, pushing close to the margins of alpha burn, where the fusion reactions dominate the process.

"The yield was significantly greater than the energy deposited in the hot spot by the implosion ... an important advance in establishing a self-sustaining burning target, the next critical step on the path to fusion ignition," said Ed Moses, principle associate director for NIF.

NIF has no plans to attach lasers to sharks."

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We the People do not want police to have UAVs

Gravis Zero Gravis Zero writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Gravis Zero (934156) writes "A "We the People" petition has been submitted to "[p]rohibit law enforcement from using UAVs and armed vehicles" which is a big issue. A recent article shows that police are right on their way to creating a true police state."
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IBM's 90nm phase-change memory tech unveiled

Gravis Zero Gravis Zero writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Gravis Zero (934156) writes "

IBM says it has produced 90-nanometer-size processors that can store multiple bits of data per cell over time without the data becoming corrupted. The multi-level phase-change memory (PCM) technology should lead to solid-state chips that can match NAND flash disks' 1TB capacities, but are about 100 times faster and feature a much longer lifespan, claims the company.


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Google hack 'directed by Chinese politburo'

Gravis Zero Gravis Zero writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Gravis Zero (934156) writes "BBC has a well written article about this revelation.

One cable, released by whistle-blowing site Wikileaks, cites a "well-placed" contact as saying the action against Google was "100% political".

A politburo member is said to have been angered after Googling his name and finding critical comments online.

The cable says it is unclear whether China's top leaders were involved.

There is also a video for all you tl;dr people.

I think it's only fair to ask China, "why so serious?""

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