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First European Provider To Break Net Neutrality

JackassJedi Re:NOT the first European ISP to break net neutral (343 comments)

Yes, this is true. I am a customer of Kabel Deutschland, and in the past, they've already admitted to doing it, but have now taken back that statement. However, there is clear evidence when using traffic monitoring that this is actually taking place. Sources (in German): http://www.klamm.de/partner/unter_news.php?l_id=5&news_id=35204&a_datum=20.07.2009 http://www.onlinekosten.de/forum/showthread.php?t=121367

more than 5 years ago
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45-Year-Old Modem Used To Surf the Web

JackassJedi Re:Calculator (622 comments)

TI-51-III, sorry! Typo!

more than 5 years ago
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45-Year-Old Modem Used To Surf the Web

JackassJedi Re:Calculator (622 comments)

I've got a TI-53-III with an LED 8-digit display in (almost) mint condition, I say almost because I lost the battery lid, but other than that, it's perfect.

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Star Trek's Warp Drive Not Impossible

JackassJedi Re:Simple (541 comments)

Who says you haven't?

more than 5 years ago
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IBM About To Buy Sun For $7 Billion

JackassJedi So... (699 comments)

...is this part of the Year of Astronomy, then?

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IE 8.1 Supports Firefox Plugins, Rendering Engine

JackassJedi In other news... (283 comments)

http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/03/31/1332257
...cosmonauts rename themselves to 'astronauts'.
"We're just going with the times. We see this is a value upgrade to our main product, cosmonautics, called "astronautics" starting April 1st 2009."
Oh and yes, we hope that we can also use the toilet too then.

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Battlestar Galactica Comes To an End

JackassJedi RDM == ? (852 comments)

Random Deus ex Machina?
Oh he's gonna hate me for that one.

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Could Fuller Take Trek Back To TV?

JackassJedi Re:Hmmm... (444 comments)

Indeed.

more than 5 years ago
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Could Fuller Take Trek Back To TV?

JackassJedi Re:Hmmmm. (444 comments)

A friend of mine and me (over- and over-)analyzed Voyager over the years. In fact we found it so involutarily ridiculous that we wrote around 30 parody episodes of Voyager in the absurd humor style, here's an excerpt:

(Janeway and Tuvok are in a room; there's a door on one of the walls.)
Janeway: We're trapped. What should we do now?
Tuvok: I could try to modify the door in such a way that it is open.
Janeway: How do you want to do that?
Tuvok: I will pull this lever.
Janeway: I don't have any better idea myself (hesitates) Try it.
(Tuvok pulls the lever, the door opens.)
Janeway: Well done. I will add a positive record to your personel file, but now we've got to get out of here.


Anyway my point is that a lot was due to the bad acting, a terrible lot. Some stories weren't actually so bad, but the bad execution made it look like nonsense. The same stories with the actors of DS9 would have been actually somewhat decent.

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Could Fuller Take Trek Back To TV?

JackassJedi Re:Hmmm... (444 comments)

I should really try to promote a "KHAAAAAAAAAN!"-contesting event at one of the local hacker clubs.

more than 5 years ago
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Could Fuller Take Trek Back To TV?

JackassJedi Re:Hmmm... (444 comments)

Uh, as in Battlestar Galactica re-imagined?

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Could Fuller Take Trek Back To TV?

JackassJedi Re:Hmmm... (444 comments)

I had enough after page 3. I didn't even remember it's so crappy, but then again I only saw it I think 1 time (maybe 2 but god only knows why).

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New Star Trek TV show

JackassJedi Revision (1 comments)

LOST-like Star Trek, that's like "24"-like James Bond: It's a backconversion. LOST took a lot lot from Star Trek. Nevertheless, I don't think it would be a bad thing or as prominent as I just made it appear; was just a thought.

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Amazon Caves On Kindle 2 Text-To-Speech

JackassJedi Re:Big blow for future AI development! (370 comments)

We'll see! I'm pretty confident about that. I'll try to get a sample of ATTs speech system, wanna hear now it feels like. Thanks.

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Amazon Caves On Kindle 2 Text-To-Speech

JackassJedi Big blow for future AI development! (370 comments)

This is a big blow for future development of AI!

As with everything in capitalistic scientific advancement, and foremost in the military, development works best if there is a future practical application in sight. So far NLP (NOT [god beware] Neurolinguistic Programming, but Natural Language Processing) and AI research didn't make big strides because they are just fiddling around with no real idea what to use this for. But with the Kindle 2, we have the first actual application which would benefit from near-perfect text-to-speech. So this will (or would have, or still will, after Amazon now caved in?) spur development of t2s systems that can actually understand what they are saying, on a certain level. And further from that, that's my prophecy, true AI systems will develop because you just have to start somewhere. But now.. well I guess they will still do research on how to read the books that they may the best way.

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Microsoft Brings 36 New Features To Windows 7

JackassJedi Not users... (509 comments)

"A careful balance must be struck between providing information and not irritating the customer." Says it all to me. They're not users, they're all just customers.

more than 5 years ago
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The Science and Physics of Back To the Future

JackassJedi Re:Teleportation and aging issues. (436 comments)

So if i put on Jamiroquai and dance really really fast, I can have Christmas all the time?

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IBM Creates MRI With 100M Times the Resolution

JackassJedi Re:High resolution but small volume (161 comments)

The summary implies that they created a conventional MRI that has nanoscale resolution, as if they can now image a person's brain and pick out individual cells and molecules. That is not the case! And that is likely to never be possible (given the frequencies of radiation that MRI uses and the diffraction limit [wikipedia.org] that applies to far-field imaging.

I say 'never say never'! An MRI is Star Trek-ish enough as it is.

more than 5 years ago

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