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Samsung Paid Microsoft $1 Billion Last Year In Android Royalties

HyperQuantum Nice way to earn money (93 comments)

This reminds me of a John Connor quote from the movie Terminator 2:

"Easy money!"

about two weeks ago

Possible Reason Behind Version Hop to Windows 10: Compatibility

HyperQuantum Re:And Java fail again (349 comments)

The whole point of Java is that it is supposed to be platform independent. So you shouldn't need to get the OS version at all.

I know, I know, reality is different. But that might explain the apparent lack of such an API.

about two weeks ago

2D To 3D Object Manipulation Software Lends Depth to Photographs

HyperQuantum Not free as in freedom (76 comments)

The software appears to be proprietary, not free as in 'free software'. It is available for zero cost, but usage is restricted:


about 2 months ago
top, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

HyperQuantum Re:But people forget what MENSA concluded (561 comments)

So at the end of the day "success" is a combination of multiple factors and IQ alone is non-determinant. So who cares about IQ anyway?

Who cares about "success"? Happiness is much more important. It's the simple things in life that matter. The best things in life are free. You don't need a high IQ to be happy.

about 4 months ago

Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?

HyperQuantum Re:Screw other people (800 comments)

Screw other people

And this is what is wrong with the world.

Let's turn the situation around: suppose you and your children are walking on the street. Will you still prefer the autonomous car to protect it's single driver at all costs and kill you and your children instead? And then imagine how many autonomous cars will be on the road in the future, all with that same logic built-in...

about 5 months ago

Microsoft Launches Office For iPad: Includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

HyperQuantum Implementation (184 comments)

I wonder if they wrote it more or less from scratch, or if they managed to reuse a lot of code from some other platform (e.g. Office for Mac OS X)?

about 7 months ago

Report: Space Elevators Are Feasible

HyperQuantum Re:Rockets won't be loved at (374 comments)

Now that would be a good use for the term 'bootstrapping'.

about 8 months ago

U.S. Border Patrol Drone Goes Down, Rest of Fleet Grounded

HyperQuantum Re:WTF? (138 comments)

But less military spending is bad for the economy, right?


about 9 months ago

Stop Trying To 'Innovate' Keyboards, You're Just Making Them Worse

HyperQuantum Re:Get off my lawn? (459 comments)

Yeah. And if they don't want to remove it, they should put it back on the bottom where ctrl is now. Ctrl is used way more often.

about 9 months ago

NSA Trying To Build Quantum Computer

HyperQuantum Re:One word (221 comments)

With a non-breakable space you can make that one word.

about 10 months ago

Ford Will Demo Solar-Charged Car At CES

HyperQuantum Re:Dear Ford.... (179 comments)

It's not completely stupid. Solar panels on the roof are like a range extender. And battery almost empty during a ride, and the next charging station not close by? Stop at a restaurant, eat something while the battery recharges a bit, and you are good to go.

The carport with lens is stupid, though.

about 10 months ago

Geeks For Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries

HyperQuantum Re:hrm (730 comments)

It's a simple deal: She gets to keep her vast country-ruling powers, on condition she never uses them.

Power that can never be used is only imaginary power. It's like a car salesman saying "this expensive sports car now belongs to you, but you are not allowed to touch it or get inside it, and it will always remain here".

about a year ago

The Neuroscientist Who Discovered He Was a Psychopath

HyperQuantum No excuse anymore? (241 comments)

Maybe this guy proves that despite your genes you still have a choice. No excuse like "I'm sorry your honor, I couldn't help killing him, it's because of my bad genes".

about a year ago

Zuckerberg To Teach 10 Million Kids 0-Based Counting

HyperQuantum Re:Counting From Zero Actually Makes more Sense (295 comments)

Actually, people count from zero without realizing it, in my opinion. See how they count:

1, 2, 3, 4, ...

Each number actually represents a change of state. The initial state is zero. When people say "1", it means they change state from zero to one. So they actually count from zero.

about a year ago

Apple Developing Curve Screen iPhones and Improved Sensors

HyperQuantum Re:Curved Display? (243 comments)

Slashdot should implement a sarcasm sign.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Hardest Things Programmers Have To Do?

HyperQuantum Re:Easy solution. (473 comments)

Oh, you work with Michael Widenius?

1 year,20 hours


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