Power-Saving Web Pages: Real Or Myth?
In high school I'm guessing you probably worked with DC current... where the current does NOT vary over time, so the power factor is 1
With AC power the parent is correct. However I think the power factor used by most devices is over .9,
Power-Saving Web Pages: Real Or Myth?
Parent is 100% correct. However I don't think you can get OLED monitors... yet. Quite a few cellphones use OLED screens though, such as my galaxy S.
OLED screens don't have a backlight at all. In an LCD screen the pixels are actually acting as filters, blocking part of the light from the backlight. In an OLED screen the pixels emit light themselves - black pixels are turned off and consume zero power.
For this reason turning the screen brightness down dramatically affects my battery life.
Iceland Eyes Liquid Magma As Energy Source
They hit magma while digging? Ouch.
If minecraft has taught me anything, it is that hitting magma unexpectedly is a Very Bad Thing.
I sincerely hope that they had a bucket of water handy to put themselves out, and that they weren't foolish enough to be digging the block they were standing on when they hit magma.
Google ReCAPTCHA Cracked
Are you on drugs? I brought a corned beef sandwich once when I was in the UK, turns out they used spam.
I totally thought someone had put something from a can of catfood in my sandwich and I was bitching to my workmates until someone confirmed it was genuine spam.
I couldn't eat it, and I seriously doubt if my cat would have either.
Scientists Find Tears Are the Anti-Viagra
Problem is there is undoubtedly lots of different stuff in tears - probably many thousands of different compounds. Big job to see which compound is having that effect.
Playstation 3 Code Signing Cracked For Good
I doubt if he was full of it... "that asshole" that you are talking about is geohot, who was part of the team behind the original iphone jailbreak & unlock, and he's also developed jailbreaks for lots of versions of IOS.
So his credentials are pretty good... he'd already proved himself at the time he started hacking the PS3.
Microsoft Ready To Talk Windows On ARM
I'd be very surprised if you don't own something that has an ARM core. They are _everywhere_
If you've brought a cellphone since about 2005, or brought a consumer router from linksys, buffallo, asus or many others, or most media player gadgets then you'd probably find an ARM core in them.
Oracle To Halve Core Count In Next Sparc Processor
IIRC the original athlon actually licensed some of the features of the alpha from DEC too...
Vuvuzelas Blare On Pirated Copies of Music Game
Yes, once you've figured out how the checksum is generated. But once you have figured out where/how the checksum is generated you could also modify that code to always return "checksum validates" or somesuch...
Computer Glitch Leaves Some Australians Without Cash
Read the article - you are barking up the wrong tree. The problem is people who were paid on thursday haven't had their pay go in yet. Doesn't matter what date you scheduled a payment to go out if you don't have any cash in your account because your deposits haven't been processed...
FedEx Misplaces Radioactive Rods
<quote>Negative outcomes will happen in life. Get over it.</quote>
Man you really hit the nail on the head with that one. You've expressed what I see as the major problem with today's world as succinctly as I've ever seen it put before. I should make that my sig.
Everyone buys into the mainstream media/government scaremongering so badly that they have totally lost perspective of what they are giving up to mitigate what is really a tiny risk - we are so scared of things like terrorism, germs, kids having an accident/getting sick/getting snatched by a nutter that we don't really enjoy life any more.
Comparing Windows and Ubuntu On Netbooks
I've never understood this obsession with boot times, particuarly on a laptop with good sleep/suspend support.
Every laptop I've owned since 2001 has been very reliable at suspend/resume, taking only a couple of seconds to go to sleep or wake up.
And a full charge on the battery will last over a week on suspend.
Research Inches Toward Processor-Specific Malware
The researchers claim to be working on a tool, dubbed Proc_Scope that will use specific numerical expressions to identify the processor type, and to be working on an algorithm that can help identify a specific processor.
That all sounds quite involved and somewhat fragile.
Or you could just use the CPUID instruction. Its been around since the original pentium.
I drink too much...
Its true, the english love to queue. My dad once said when he was in london he stopped on the street and bent down to tie his shoelaces. When he finished and stood up he saw a queue had formed behind him...
Obviously bollox, but when I was there I don't know how many times I went to the train station and there were 10-20 people queuing at one ticket window, and right next to that window there was another window only one or two people queuing up.
Researchers Race To Recover Radioactive Rabbits
I suggest you chuck a large block of chocolate over the fence as a special treat for it. I hear dogs really love that stuff.
Flash Can Rob 2 Hours From MacBook Air's Battery Life
Wow, nice straw man. The registry has nothing to do with itunes suckiness. Itunes is bloated and slow. its a what, 100mb download for a fancy media player and organiser. Winamp, foobar2000, mediamonkey and pretty much every other media player I've used over the years are tons lighter, quicker and just plain work better.
I mean, itunes can't even automatically pick up new media you put in the media folder on your computer.
FWIW, the registry is NOT slow. And you don't have to "open the database" to get each setting. When you log on your registry hive is loaded into memory, and its pretty quick. However, it does suck having a bunch of programs settings stored in one binary file, and file associations on windows do suck.
The Science of Battlestar Galactica
That is also what was so good about Stargate SG1. It was quite common for a scientist-type character to say to one of the other characters "we found this gizmo on an old abandoned planet. Their technology was way ahead of ours. We have no idea how it works, but you press this button here, and this happens! Isn't that handy!"
The Science of Battlestar Galactica
At least you've got it better than australian TV.
Typically the networks here hype the shit out of upcoming shows or new seasons, highlighting the fact that it is "fast-tracked" from the US. 1/3rd of the way through the season they will without warning suddenly either miss a few weeks, or show a few re-runs of old episodes in random order, without advertising that it is a re-run. Sometimes a few new epoisodes will be shown, but the ratings probably aren't what the network hoped (because they have successfully driven away a decent proportion of their viewers)
They they will move the show to another timeslot, 11:30 on a weeknight or something. Possibly they will randomly change the timeslot each week week for a few weeks after this.
Another few weeks of this and the show will disappear without a trace, never to be mentioned again.
They have done this with supernatural, V, house, NCIS.
A lot of people here now just download torrents of shows if they like the torrent. Of course, the networks now winge that "internet is destroying us".
iPhone 4 Screens Break 82% More Than 3GS
Or maybe the iphone 4 is more sensitive to water than the 3gs?
IBM's Plans For the Cell Processor
Can't buy ARM outside a cellphone? Are you kidding?
Check this out - this is just one I found with about 5 seconds
There are dozens of ARM boards out there suitable for DIY/embedded systems
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