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New Real Life Laser-Rifle Cuts Through Metal Like a Blowtorch

Kiraxa Re:Fascinating... (143 comments)

Looks like it uses a gas stream as a laser waveguide... Perhaps a noble gas, like Argon. That would account why there appears to be a force upon the melted debris.

if you listen to the narrator he says exactly what the "gas stream" is. Air. Its just blowing air out to move the slag out of the way.

about a year ago
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Molecule In Corked Wine Plugs Up Your Nose

Kiraxa Re:price vs. taste (134 comments)

I havn't tried Duplin's, but I've found the wines from Hinnant Family Vineyard are amazingly delicious. They're over in Pine Level, just off 70 or 95, depending on where you're coming from. They have a great selection, and a bar set up for tasting their selections before you choose a bottle. Or two. or three.

1 year,1 day
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Steve Jobs Movie Clip Historically Inaccurate, Says Woz

Kiraxa Re:Apple summed up in one breath! (330 comments)

If you think working for any food service company isn't stressful, then you're an idiot.

about a year and a half ago
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US Military Signs Modernization Deal With Microsoft

Kiraxa Re:subtle move by the anti-war crowd (228 comments)

and yet windows 8 works just fine without it. methinks you're just one of those people who hates something new because its new.

about a year and a half ago
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US Military Signs Modernization Deal With Microsoft

Kiraxa Re:subtle move by the anti-war crowd (228 comments)

Disable your page file and then see if you get errors. I disable mine because I have very limited hdd space. you WILL get errors in win7 if you do that. Its memory handling is atrocious.

about a year and a half ago
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US Military Signs Modernization Deal With Microsoft

Kiraxa Re:subtle move by the anti-war crowd (228 comments)

And yet on my windows 7 rig with 6gb, I get memory out errors playing memory intensive games like minecraft and TOR, and my windows 8 rig with 6gb just hums right along. 500mb makes a world of difference.

about a year and a half ago
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US Military Signs Modernization Deal With Microsoft

Kiraxa Re:subtle move by the anti-war crowd (228 comments)

500mb less baseline ram footprint is a huge difference, I don't know what kind of drugs you're on. And, while the metro UI is pointless, its no where near as hindering as you say. in some ways its more functional than the old start menu, though I prefer the old start menu due to 19 years of working with it.

about a year and a half ago
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US Military Signs Modernization Deal With Microsoft

Kiraxa Re:subtle move by the anti-war crowd (228 comments)

Meh. Even without Start8 or the like, the metro UI goes away with one click. The mild annoyance of the metro screen is more than offset by the far better performance of Win8.

about a year and a half ago
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US Military Signs Modernization Deal With Microsoft

Kiraxa Re:subtle move by the anti-war crowd (228 comments)

800m contract. They can tell Microsoft to build it into their deployment.

about a year and a half ago
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US Military Signs Modernization Deal With Microsoft

Kiraxa Re:subtle move by the anti-war crowd (228 comments)

or they could have the same thing that most people who use windows 8 seriously use. A simple program that removes the metro interface and gives back the old start menu, making Windows 8 sleeker than windows 7, with a smaller memory footprint, and overall a much better OS.

about a year and a half ago
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SpaceX's Grasshopper VTVL Finally Jumps Its Own Height

Kiraxa Re:I was going to moderate (111 comments)

There is. Email help@slashdot.org with the comment URL including CID link.

about a year and a half ago
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5 More Google Fiberhoods Coming To Kansas City

Kiraxa Re:Massive Privacy Concern (80 comments)

If you care about privacy at all you don't use the internet, because everything is monitored and logged. Seriously stop being a paranoid.

about 2 years ago
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Adam Lanza Destroyed His Computer Before Rampage

Kiraxa Re:Eheh and his mother was sane? (1719 comments)

To an extent. Full disk encryption when its not necessary is unnecessary paranoia. But preppers take that paranoia to an extreme. Like having an entire arsenal that can be used for shooting up a school.

about 2 years ago
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Adam Lanza Destroyed His Computer Before Rampage

Kiraxa Re:Eheh and his mother was sane? (1719 comments)

Its been reported that she was a "prepper." So there's an underlying mental illness going on there. Preparing for the end of the world is not something sane and rational people do.

about 2 years ago
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Sir Patrick Moore Dies Aged 89

Kiraxa Re:So? (130 comments)

I don't mean to sound callous, but for the most part, keeping people alive as an ER nurse isn't advancing humanity as a whole. Yes, your grandmother was a great person for doing it. But in the grand scheme of things, unless she saved the life of someone "important", she had no lasting mark on humanity, and you say yourself that she wasn't that important "(county hospital in rural area)", aka somewhere where she did a lot of good for people, but not a lot of good for humanity. Not to say that her job isn't important to people, but its not important to humanity as a whole except in a few off cases.

about 2 years ago
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Sir Patrick Moore Dies Aged 89

Kiraxa Re:So? (130 comments)

No offense, but its a matter of scale. This man was famous for good reason. Your grandmother, while I'm sure you loved her very much, did not advance humanity in any way, otherwise she too would have been mourned in the news. Yes human culture's celebrity worship is excessive 99% of the time, but this is one of the cases where we as a species have genuinely lost someone of great import.

about 2 years ago
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"Badass" Bug Infects and Kills Borderlands 2 Characters

Kiraxa Re:Ah yes... Non-featured features... (189 comments)

You're forgetting that Microsoft charges 10000-30000 to push a patch. Its not something that most publishers want to do unless they absolutely have to.

about 2 years ago
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Why American Internet Service Is Slow and Expensive

Kiraxa Re:SOCIALIZE! (351 comments)

Ignoring the fact that the USPS is only broke because Congress is trying to kill it by forcing them to pre-pay 75 years worth of pensions. Without the pre-paid 75 years worth of pensions, USPS is running at better margins than the publicly owned couriers.

about 2 years ago
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Windows 7 Overtakes XP, OSX Struggles To Beat Vista

Kiraxa Re:Games require windows 7? (540 comments)

To use Direct X 10/11, which is superior both graphically and performance-wise, you need Vista or 7.

about 2 years ago
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Author Claims Apple Won't Carry Her ebook Because It Mentions Amazon

Kiraxa Re:This is going to get worse.. (332 comments)

Obvious troll is obvious. Saying steam is very bad on pricing is one of the dumbest things I've heard in my entire life.

more than 2 years ago

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