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Tesla and Panasonic Have Reached an Agreement On the Gigafactory

Immerial Re:What makes this a gigafactory? (95 comments)

And even more confusion for folks from Boston. They would wonder why they would make a Terrahfactory... it's not even close to Halloween yet!

about 2 months ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

Immerial Sarcasm Fail (869 comments)

Man, it's sometimes hard in threads like these to pick out the real trolls vs the heavy sarcasm. Commenting to undo incorrect moderation. We need a freakin' undo.

about 5 months ago
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Wi-Fi Problems Dog Apple-Samsung Trial

Immerial Preferences (80 comments)

Maybe the judge has her preferences set to Plain Text ;)

about 5 months ago
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Your Car Will Tell You How To Hit the Next Green Light

Immerial Yes YES... feel the RAGE! (364 comments)

Or as it has happened IRL... they mash the gas peddle, swerve around you to get in front, flip you the bird, scream at you with the window rolled down, only to have to stop four seconds later, as you slowly drive up right behind them at the light :P

about 6 months ago
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Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

Immerial Ma-Ma (914 comments)

What was her name again? ;) Are you sure she not advocating both? Maybe she's seen the latest Judge Dredd movie.

about 6 months ago
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Mars Rover Opportunity Faces New Threat: Budget Ax

Immerial Re:Remeber this before signing up.. (185 comments)

Man, they are going to have one hell of a center piece... "Hey, check out what I found outside." =D

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Online News Is Worth Paying For?

Immerial Re:BBC (361 comments)

As a foreigner I view it as an outsider's view of the US news... which I value greatly. With Fox News making stuff up (man, they've got their tin foil hats on tight) and 20/20 doing NSA fluff pieces, it's hard to get anything real from inside the US. Now I know BBC news has it's own tilt, it's just no where near as bad as news from inside the US. Sadly I find myself sometimes agreeing with the "WTF is with Americans?" sentiment of some of the articles.

about 8 months ago
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Apple Devices To Reach Parity With Windows PCs In 2014

Immerial The Google knows (511 comments)

...And all your stuff knows all of your other stuff. SCARY.

about 8 months ago
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MIT Begins Offering For-Pay MOOC In Big Data

Immerial Correction: thousands of courses (51 comments)

MIT OpenCourseWare is up to around 2200 courses... let alone the 20+ they've done through MITx. MIT has spent tens of millions of dollars giving free education material to the world.

Disclaimer: I work for MIT OpenCourseWare and still get annoyed that we have a ton of people who don't know about us cranking away at free course materials for the world for more than a decade! (MIT OpenCourseWare was announced in 2001.)

about 8 months ago
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Is the Porsche Carrera GT Too Dangerous?

Immerial Re:No question? (961 comments)

Who will now take the responsibility of culling the herd?

Physics.

about 10 months ago
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Internet Archive's San Francisco Home Badly Damaged By Fire

Immerial Knowledge (104 comments)

MIT OpenCourseWare (https://archive.org/details/mit_ocw) stores a copy of all the videos on its site on the Internet Archive. Currently that is 75 full video lecture courses and 17 full audio lectures courses, plus a ton of smaller one-offs and mini-series video and audio files. Over a thousand hours of teaching. I would like to think that would be something of use to the human race.

about 10 months ago
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Computers and Doctor Who

Immerial Arthur C. Clarke (93 comments)

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

about a year ago
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Inside OS X Mavericks

Immerial Re:If by "looking good", you mean "looking like iO (362 comments)

Nah... for me that doesn't bother me much in 10.7. It's just another menu item under the Apple menu. I just don't use it. I basically don't see it or notice it except when I forget and do the OS 'full screen' and it limits me to one screen (I have a multi-monitor setup)... that is annoying. (I'm glad they finally fixed it in 10.9). The biggest thing moving to 10.7 was all the Rosetta apps I lost. I knew 64bit was coming so I'd have to deal with it at some point. Luckily I found replacements for almost all of them.

1 year,20 days
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Inside OS X Mavericks

Immerial Re:If by "looking good", you mean "looking like iO (362 comments)

The messed up thing about this is that Apple only legally supports 10.7+ to be virtualized. So if you want to run your older software, you are going to have to buy an older machine (according to Apple). It's too bad they didn't decide to let 10.6 be virtualized since I have some older software too that I'd like to keep.

1 year,20 days
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Inside OS X Mavericks

Immerial Re:If by "looking good", you mean "looking like iO (362 comments)

I bet most of those folks are using older machines that can't use 10.7+. There are a quite a number of Macs that don't make the minimum reqs. Mac OS 10.7 requires a 64-bit CPU. 10.6 was the last to support 32bit. I have a MacBook at home that is stuck at 10.6.

1 year,23 days
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Larry Ellison Believes Apple Is Doomed

Immerial Re:Now I have TMBG stuck in my head (692 comments)

Is he a platform? Is he an app?
When there's a 0-day, does he get patched?
Or does the DB get hacked instead?
Nobody knows, Oracle Man.

about a year ago
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PlayStation 4 Will Be Running Modified FreeBSD

Immerial Wii had shovelware at the start (457 comments)

Maybe that might be true for the DS at some point but the Wii had shovelware from the start, piracy and cheating weren't a factor. It's just that most of the game publishers thought the PS3 and Xbox 360 was where all the money was and mostly phoned it in on the Wii. They didn't expect the Wii to be as popular as it was. Once they realized that there was serious money to be made, they made better games as time went on.

about a year ago

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