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Integrated Circuit Amplifier Breaches Terahertz Barrier

Ignacio Re:Cable TV applications (81 comments)

There'll be 500,000 channels and still nothing on.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Enters the Wearables Market With 'Band'

Ignacio But... (135 comments)

Does it come in brown?

about three weeks ago
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Lead Mir Developer: 'Mir More Relevant Than Wayland In Two Years'

Ignacio Re:I still don't see what's wrong with X (226 comments)

X was great for its time. But its time was when graphics hardware was slow and software was relatively undemanding. Times have changed, "we" want better software and have faster hardware, and now the bottleneck is X itself.

about a month ago
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Anonabox Software Found Disturbingly Insecure by Security Researchers

Ignacio Uh Huh (1 comments)

So not only is it stock hardware, but the software is meh. Time to pull it, KS.

about a month ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

Ignacio *sigh* (367 comments)

I swear, they must do this because they have a moral imperative to remind everyone just how completely batshit insane they really are.

about a month ago
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Europol Predicts First Online Murder By End of This Year

Ignacio Note to self: (155 comments)

Do NOT Internet-enable the wheeled stabbing machine I am currently working on...

about a month and a half ago
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Curiosity Finds a Weird 'Ball' on Mars

Ignacio At first glance, author is... (3 comments)

Cannonball? Golf ball? Really? FFS, it's a rock. Yes, it's an important find, but it's no artifact.

about 2 months ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Ignacio Unhackable electronics is nice... (600 comments)

... but completely irrelevant when you can just hack the gun itself.

about 2 months ago
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OpenBSD Works To Emulate systemd

Ignacio Oh boy... (1 comments)

Aaaaand queue the bitching...

about 2 months ago
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PHP 5.6.0 Released

Ignacio Re:It's not the knife... (118 comments)

"Other" people's time? As far as I can tell, the only other person's time I'm wasting is yours. Want to go ballooning this weekend? We don't even need to bring fuel.

about 3 months ago
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PHP 5.6.0 Released

Ignacio Re:It's not the knife... (118 comments)

"... if the PHP programmer is better than you."

For every good-to-excellent PHP programmer there is a small army of mediocre-to-bad PHP programmers. You get chefs that deep-fry rubber boots, photographers that can't tell the lens from the viewfinder, and drivers that can't put a car in gear without breaking something.

But it also doesn't help when the programming language tells them that someone somewhere likes to eat overcooked footwear, or hands them a camera which is a featureless cube with two identical holes on either side, or takes away the gear shift and replaces it with a button labelled "Crash".

about 3 months ago
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Broadband Subscribers Eclipsing Cable TV Subscribers

Ignacio Re:No shit. All cable content is crap these days. (85 comments)

That depends entirely on which websites you visit.

Sure, but at least you get a chance to see what happened instead of having someone else unilaterally say "Open wide, here comes the news airplane!". Some is worse, but there's the possibility that some will be better.

about 3 months ago
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

Ignacio Re:Adblock Plus/FlashBlock (160 comments)

That's the generally accepted estimate: 10% will never steal, 10% will always steal, 80% might do it given the opportunity.

about 4 months ago
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

Ignacio Re:Adblock Plus/FlashBlock (160 comments)

They're not trying to convince the 10% that do it knowingly, they're trying to convince the 80% that don't know better.

about 4 months ago
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New Russian Law To Forbid Storing Russians' Data Outside the Country

Ignacio Remember... (206 comments)

Russian expatriates are Russian citizens too. And employment data is a thing that gets stored. I hope they're not looking for work with an Internet company...

about 5 months ago
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2600 Distributor Withholds Money, Magazine Future in Limbo

Ignacio IANAL (1 comments)

... but isn't this considered fraud?

about 5 months ago
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NIgerian born UK TV repairman sentenced 16 months prison for 91% reuse

Ignacio Hah! That'll learn them... (1 comments)

Only people in the First World get to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

about 4 months ago
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Why NASA's Budget "Victory" Is Anything But

Ignacio Two Percent? (267 comments)

2% isn't a victory, it's an "oh my f*cking god, we survived being killed off by the skin of our teeth".

about 5 months ago
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Cable TV Prices Rising At Four Times the Inflation Rate

Ignacio Re:more money - less quality (286 comments)

Nope. A bit of research will show that it is in fact logarithmic. There are obvious diminishing returns once you realize that there are five or six channels showing the same episode of the same show at the same time.

about 6 months ago

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Approximately 99% of XOs can't run Windows

Ignacio Ignacio writes  |  about 6 years ago

Ignacio writes "Greg DeKoenigsberg wrote an article about how most OLPC XOs use a firmware that is incompatible with Windows (read: Windows is not capable of dealing with). One can't help but wonder why MS got involved in the first place, if they're being shut out like this wholesale."
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