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Study Finds Methane Leaks Negate Benefits of Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles

HateBreeder Manipulative headline (102 comments)

The title implies that we should abandon gas as an alternative to diesel/petrol.

This is done by falsely implying that pollution due to methane leaks are an inherit part of the drilling process.

Instead, what we should really do is improve the drilling techniques to avoid/minimize leakage.

about 2 months ago
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A Link Between Wormholes and Quantum Entanglement

HateBreeder Mysterious quantum mechanical connection? (186 comments)

I am not a physicist.

But I keep hearing that there is actually nothing mysterious about entanglement at all... Something along the lines of:

You post 2 envelopes containing cards in opposite directions, one with a printed letter A, the other card with the letter B.

At one destination, the envelope is opened to reveal the letter A. ... then through some mysterious quantum mechanical connection.... you know that the envelope at the remote destination contains the letter B.

And that's about all there is to entanglement....

Can any physicist confirm?

about 5 months ago
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Firefox 20 Arrives With Per-Window Private Browsing, New Download Manager

HateBreeder like it's 2008 all over again (181 comments)

Chrome had it for 5 years now... talk about slow to catch up. Why is this even news?

1 year,18 days
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The U.S. minimum wage should be

HateBreeder Re:25% of the median wage (1106 comments)

huh?

do you even understand what this debate is about?

Forcing minimum wage to be 10% of the CEO's wage *by law* is completely retarded.

The trouble with unions is that they're nothing short of blackmail.

about a year ago
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The U.S. minimum wage should be

HateBreeder Re:25% of the median wage (1106 comments)

Why not just vote for communism and get it over with?

about a year ago
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Unlocking New Mobile Phones Becomes Illegal In the US Tomorrow

HateBreeder Re:It would be fair... (475 comments)

I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.

about a year ago
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Unlocking New Mobile Phones Becomes Illegal In the US Tomorrow

HateBreeder Re:It would be fair... (475 comments)

Why should they? There are many reasons to unlock your phone that don't amount to exiting your contract early.

If the contract you signed specifically prohibits you from unlocking your phone, then they will be within their rights to sue you.

I'm not suggesting they should be given any additional rights (which are not specified in the contract that you agreed upon in advance).

Personally, I only get full priced unlocked phones. I then get a no-contract SIM card.
Admittedly, it's much more affordable in the UK than in the US.

about a year ago
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Unlocking New Mobile Phones Becomes Illegal In the US Tomorrow

HateBreeder Re:It would be fair... (475 comments)

Why is this a special case and needs a special law? Why is the contract you sign insufficient?

Why do they need to make it illegal to unlock a phone, rather than keeping it completely within contract law?

Do you realize how insane a situation it's going to be where a phone company can ask the police to arrest you because you have unlocked your phone?

I agree - they should be able to sue you in a civil court - like any other company would do if you brake any other contract! not sure why this is a special case.

about a year ago
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Calculating the Cost of Full Disk Encryption

HateBreeder Real Costs (242 comments)

Did he factor in the costs of the reduced IO performance?

about a year and a half ago
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Apple, Android Devices Swamp NYC Schools' ActiveSync Server

HateBreeder Re:Best use of money? (205 comments)

What's more ridiculous is that you insist on using terns that contain the word "fuck" and then use the substitution "fsck". If "fuck" is so impolite for you to use, then why not express yourself differently?

more than 2 years ago
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Huge Tesla Coils Will Recreate Natural Lightning

HateBreeder Re:Exciting! (199 comments)

I will never forgive the SyFy channel for perverting the spelling of "Sci-Fi".
Not to mention killing off Stargate... or any decent show for that matter. We're now stuck with rubbish like Eureka.
Maybe they've done some surveys and decided that their target audience should actually be a bunch of retards.

more than 2 years ago
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HIV Vaccine Trial Shows 90% Immune Response

HateBreeder Re:90% chance that prostitue won't kill you (386 comments)

Because HIV infected individuals have a large glowing neon sign attached to their foreheads saying "I HAVE HIV!"

more than 2 years ago
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CERN Experiment Indicates Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos

HateBreeder Re:What about a supernova? (1088 comments)

How does polarization help?

Even the phase relationship doesn't really help...

more than 2 years ago
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CERN Experiment Indicates Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos

HateBreeder Re:What about a supernova? (1088 comments)

Don't you need to measure the time difference from the "first" neutrinos arriving and the first light arriving?

How could you chronologically differentiate all subsequent neutrinos and light?

more than 2 years ago
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JPMorgan Rolls Out FPGA Supercomputer

HateBreeder Re:Pretty stupid approach. (194 comments)

I think you're underestimating the bank.

The cost of this solution might have been low enough to warrant the immediate gains in performance.
The lock-in you describe might not exist, as the algorithms and the accelerated bits are a small portion of the entire code-base (but take 99% of the run-time).
It will very likely be the case that the cost of not going with this solution is far far greater than going for it.

more than 2 years ago
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JPMorgan Rolls Out FPGA Supercomputer

HateBreeder Re:Could they not use GPUs? (194 comments)

GPUs are much more power hungry compared to FPGA and provide a fraction of the performance.

At the end of the day, GPUs are designed for gaming machines... the whole GPGPU thing is a side show for the graphics market. It's just not optimized in any way for this sort of computation. There's little money to be made building supercomputers compared to selling gaming machines.

However, an FPGA can be completely customized to suit your exact needs, you will make efficient use of the entire chip. It won't be a mere coincidence (like in the GPU case) that the chip can be used for a computation that you need. The FPGA is customized directly to fit an algorithm. this efficiency is where the speed gains are made.

It seems people put a lot of effort in to making their software compatible with GPUs and changing their algorithms to fit the GPU model.. this is a distorted view of reality - it is the computer that needs and can change to suit the problem, not the other way around.

more than 2 years ago
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JPMorgan Rolls Out FPGA Supercomputer

HateBreeder Re:How fast would a bitcoin server process the ban (194 comments)

1 Virtex-6 SX475T could give you about 1 billion SHA-256 hashes/second clocked at 200MHz., will use 20% the power of the ATI GPU. but will cost about 4 times as much.

more than 2 years ago
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Cheaper, More Powerful Alternative To FPGAs

HateBreeder Re:They may be attacking the wrong castle (108 comments)

Checkout: http://www.maxeler.com/

They've been getting some pretty crazy results. If i understand correctly, they've got a completely innovative workflow, tool-chain and abstraction. I think they've even created their own simulation tools that give you cycle-accurate results 1000x faster than modelsim.

about 3 years ago

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Apple: You're a Fool if You Believe Our Ads

HateBreeder HateBreeder writes  |  more than 5 years ago

HateBreeder (656491) writes "In a response [PDF warning] to a lawsuit regarding allegedly misleading advertising for the iPhone 3G, Apple says, in effect, that anyone who believes what the company says in its ads is a fool. William Gillis, a 70-year-old San Diego resident who alleges that Apple falsely advertised the iPhone 3G by calling it "twice as fast for half the price" compared with the original handset, brought the following response from apple: "Plaintiff's claims, and those of the purported class, are barred by the fact that the alleged deceptive statements were such that no reasonable person in Plaintiff's position could have reasonably relied on or misunderstood Apple's statements as claims of fact,". Read more here."
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HateBreeder HateBreeder writes  |  more than 7 years ago

HateBreeder (656491) writes "A group of researchers at the Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology, have created WiPeer — a new Serverless p2p application. What's new about it, is that it creates Ad-Hoc networks: networks which are formed between two or more laptops equipped with WiFi without reliance on any access-point or other third party infrastructure. While the technology is not new, this is the first time it has been wrapped into an easily installable and configurable package. Maybe it's time to say goodbye to that wireless router? Read more here."
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HateBreeder HateBreeder writes  |  more than 7 years ago

HateBreeder writes "Has one of the most fundemental laws of physics just been broken? At least according to this company. The company, steorn, claims that it has developed a technology that produces "free energy". According to this article, the "discovery is based on the interaction of magnetic fields and allows the production of clean, free and constant energy." and "The energy isn't being converted from any other source such as the energy within the magnet. It's literally created. Once the technology operates it provides a constant stream of clean energy". Although this seems too good to be true, the company has issued a challenge to physicists, to rigorously test the technology so that it could be developed."

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