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Can Thunderbolt Survive USB SuperSpeed+?

KillaGouge Re:So in other words, it will be just like Firewir (355 comments)

Setting USB legacy mode in the BIOS addresses the issue of not being able to F8 into windows to tell it you really don't want to run a chkdisk right now.

about 3 months ago

Google Nabs Bing Maps Architect

KillaGouge Re:Not in Silicone Valley (94 comments)

What he doesn't realize is that teleradiology is already a big thing.

about 7 months ago

Google Glass Making Its Way Into Operating Rooms

KillaGouge Re:How much does Google stand to lose with somethi (120 comments)

But they are medical devices as they are diagnostic quality monitors. 5 grand a pop is cheap. Typically for a 5 Megapixel monitor pair and video card we would be 27 grand. The reason you need 5 Megapixel is because it is what is required by the FDA to interpret diagnostic mammography. The manufacturer has to show that the monitor complies with DICOM rendering standards and they have to be calibrated by a physicist regularly. For MRI, Ultrasound, and Computed Tomography (CT) a typical monitor can be used. Digital Computed Radiography (CR) aka Digital X-Ray, you need at least a 3 Megapixel monitor to properly display the diagnostic information contained in the images.

about 8 months ago

How Blockbuster Could Have Owned Netflix

KillaGouge Re:Fitting rooms (385 comments)

What is to stop Amazon from buying up departments stores for a dime right before they finally fold and having Amazon stores, where you can try some things on, order it, and it is at your house by the time you get home?

about 9 months ago

Seeking Fifth Amendment Defenders

KillaGouge Scenario (768 comments)

Unless I completely don't understand anything this example makes sense. I am arrested on suspicion of murder because I was leaving an apartment complex where a murder had taken place. The reason I was at the apartment we because I was robing somebody. If I did not have the right to not incriminate myself then I would either have to lie to the court which later could be an issue, or I would have to tell them I was there because I was robing somebody. This assumes that the police at the time of my questioning have no knowledge of the robery.

about a year ago

Dell Special Committee Backs Michael Dell Buyout Bid

KillaGouge Re:First Task (38 comments)

I have always spoken with somebody in the United States that speaks English as a first language when dealing with Dell.

about a year ago

Xbox One Used Game Policy Leaks: Publishers Get a Cut of Sale

KillaGouge Re:Collusion? (379 comments)

I know TFS says market price, but the article states "The retailer can then sell the pre-owned game at whatever price they like, although as part of the system the publisher of the title in question will automatically receive a percentage cut of the sale. As will Microsoft. The retailer will pocket the rest."

about a year ago

Xbox One Used Game Policy Leaks: Publishers Get a Cut of Sale

KillaGouge Re:Collusion? (379 comments)

I believe it would only be collusion if they said that all new games must cost $80 and cannot cost less. Also if they said you must only pay $x for games traded in, and I don't believe that is the case. Microsoft and publishers are just saying that if you want to accept games you need be attached to Microsoft's database and agree that Microsoft and publishers will take a percentage of whatever price you set. They are not setting prices for used games, just asking for a slice of the pie. Immoral maybe, but not illegal.

about a year ago

Steve Forbes: Bitcoin Not Money

KillaGouge Re:Fiat Currency (692 comments)

The value of one U.S. dollar is exactaly one U.S. dollar. The value doesn't change, how much you can buy with it however, does change.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Aren't Schools Connected?

KillaGouge Happens in Lower Alabama as well. (568 comments)

I know at my daughter's school we can get her homework online for that day if she leaves it at school. We constantly e-mail her teacher. Their class projects are on their class site for us to see. This all happens in an average sized town in lower Alabama. If it can be done there, it can be done just about anywhere. You just need teacher who care enough to do it, and a school system that supports them. Now granted that responding to e-mails and posting to a blog shouldn't be their only job, it can be done, and it should as our lives become ever increasingly digital.

more than 2 years ago

Do Online Educational Badges Threaten Conventional Education Models?

KillaGouge Re:DeVry is a tech / trade school not a diploma mi (294 comments)

I agree as well. I am currently going to DeVry and it is nice to have teachers that are actually doing the job during the day, then coming and teaching at night. You get a better idea of how everything is playing out in the real world, rather than a professor who only teaches and hasn't been in the field for who knows how long. I do enjoy the discussion topics as you get to interact with people in different areas of the country who still have their own opinions rather than the localized opinions you get when you live and go to school at a campus. Now DeVry is also moving to use WebEx meetings for live lectures for online only classes, which is a great help for the higher level classes, and if I happen to not be available for the lecture I can always review it later rather than just having to rely on notes somebody else took.

more than 2 years ago

Court Rules Sending Too Many Emails Is "Hacking"

KillaGouge New anti-union tactic? (317 comments)

So now any company with union workers can set their inboxes to hold only a few messages, do something the union workers think is un-fair, and charge them with hacking when people start sending angry e-mails? This seems to be a cop-out to a larger problem. On the other hand I guess it could make union workers sit down with their union and think about what is to be said, rather than everybody e-mailing "this sucks"

more than 2 years ago

eBay Deploys 100TB of SSDs, Cuts Rackspace By Half

KillaGouge Re:SSDs are still unreliable (197 comments)

As can the most touted and expensive 'enterprise hdd'

more than 2 years ago

US Senate Committee Passes PROTECT IP Act

KillaGouge Prohibition (338 comments)

Does the government not remember how well prohibition went? Have they not learned that by making something illegal they are only going to push more people to to figure out ways around it.

more than 3 years ago

Kneber Botnet Strikes, Targets Gov't Agencies

KillaGouge Re:Why? (102 comments)

The same reasons companies still use Windows, vendor specific software that requires windows to run.

more than 3 years ago

AMD's New Flagship HD 6970 Tested

KillaGouge Re:Confusing naming (152 comments)

I agree 100%, I recently purchased an ATI 6850 with my new system, but it seems that the 5970 still outperforms it. They need to either stick with an incremental naming system, or start adding Good, Better, Best next to whatever name they can come up with.

more than 3 years ago

Comcast Accused of Congestion By Choice

KillaGouge Re:Content providers must pay (434 comments)

I understand this to mean that if the content providers don't want to deal with the congestion coming into and going out of the Comcast network, they need to be inside the network.

more than 3 years ago

Comcast Accused of Congestion By Choice

KillaGouge Re:A provider that uses close to 100% of capacity! (434 comments)

I would agree, but if adding another link only gives them 5% unused, and they can deliver the speeds they advertise, wouldn't the cost be worth it to stop all the outcry?

more than 3 years ago

How much TV do you watch in a week, on average?

KillaGouge Re:Background (385 comments)

because I don't enjoy music, but the random conversations I catch always make for interesting dialog in my brain.

more than 3 years ago

NASA Delays Discovery's Final Launch To February

KillaGouge Re:Future Concern? What Future? (62 comments)

They would like their last mission not to end in a horrible explosion.

more than 3 years ago


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