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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

Ksevio Re:god dammit. The Numbers (482 comments)

Cats do love killing birds, but I can tell you anecdotally that my cat has never brought in a raptor.

yesterday
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Modular Hive Homes Win Mars Base Design Competition

Ksevio Re:good ideas (61 comments)

The design devotes a whole room to 3D printing, but I agree underground would be better than depleted uranium. Thick layer of martian ground is much easier to get than 2cm thick walls of DU.

2 days ago
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Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board

Ksevio Re:Microsoft is a spent force (141 comments)

I'm convinced this is just an underground effort by bing's PR team to get the Internet to like it for something

2 days ago
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Modular Hive Homes Win Mars Base Design Competition

Ksevio Depleted Uranium? (61 comments)

Depleted Uranium is very heavy - where are the people going to get enough of it? Shipping it there would be extremely expensive

2 days ago
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Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Reputation

Ksevio Re:Why compete with free? (413 comments)

Well it's number 3 now (after Yahoo) so I'm sure they pay some money for that position

4 days ago
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Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Reputation

Ksevio Re:"not my job" - It is *Microsoft's* job (413 comments)

Back in the IE6 days this was more true - you had to create a site that worked in all the browsers, then create a site that worked in IE. Every release since then it's been getting better. Partially it's that the IE market share dropped so MS had to get their browser back up to working with sites, but they've done a lot of work to make it closer to standards and not include non-standard extensions. These days I can pretty much code one site and just review it in IE to make sure it works fine (though libraries like jquery have helped that on the javascript end).

I still wouldn't use IE, but at least I don't have to spend as much time in it testing.

4 days ago
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Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Reputation

Ksevio Re:Why compete with free? (413 comments)

They could pay the other browsers the same way Google does

4 days ago
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Google Brings Chrome OS User Management To Chrome

Ksevio Re:Chrome (OS/Browser) and Android (68 comments)

That's true if you're the conspiratorial type - from a realistic/business point of view there are multiple customers. There are the customers that provide money: the people wanting to sell ads, and the customers that provide screen space: the ones that view the ads. If Google doesn't appease both, their business would fail. In some cases, it's in Google's best interest for people to have free/cheap access to web-capable devices. The easier it is for people to get on the web, the more people that will give Google screen space, and the more companies will give Google money to fill that space.

about a week ago
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60,000 Oculus Rift DK2 Orders, 20,000+ Units Shipped, New Orders Ship In October

Ksevio Consumer Release (67 comments)

Hopefully they'll get a faster supply line for a consumer release. At this rate, it will be several years before you'll be able to buy one next day delivery.

about a week ago
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Telegram Not Dead STOP Alive, Evolving In Japan STOP

Ksevio Re:Japan is still pretty backwards in some ways (144 comments)

By depositing money that I can then withdraw later? You might not be using an actual bank if you feel you're getting robbed by it. Sure it's more accessible under your mattress, but that doesn't make it safer.

about a week ago
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Telegram Not Dead STOP Alive, Evolving In Japan STOP

Ksevio Re:Japan is still pretty backwards in some ways (144 comments)

Why is that better? At least with a check I can deposit the money with my phone and I don't have to worry about being robbed on the way home.

about a week ago
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Twitter Reports 23 Million Users Are Actually Bots

Ksevio Re:Slashdot Bot (84 comments)

Nice try goatse troll!

about a week ago
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Twitter Reports 23 Million Users Are Actually Bots

Ksevio Re:Slashdot Bot (84 comments)

I think I'll pass on clicking that link given the thread.

about a week ago
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Reversible Type-C USB Connector Ready For Production

Ksevio Re:Big improvement on Micro B (191 comments)

Yes. I have that abomination on my cellphone. It sucks to plug in, but at least it's compatible with normal plugs

about two weeks ago
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New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

Ksevio Re:Shit summary (306 comments)

PHP and javascript are both fully functional programming languages even if both have flaws. CSS and HTML on the other hand are for web markup and display.

about two weeks ago
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New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

Ksevio Re:"bad press", "interested in security" (306 comments)

Form the NSA's perspective, they are interested in security - while the NSA itself has numerous means of getting into a system (including some legal ones!), they don't want China or random hackers to be taking control of systems. They're overall goal is security of the US, so while one arm is doing that by trying to collect all the information, another arm is doing that by locking down everything.

about two weeks ago
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Skype Blocks Customers Using OS-X 10.5.x and Earlier

Ksevio Re:Skype disappointments (267 comments)

My bank changed me a fee for not using my account in a couple years. It had no money in it, so it was then overdrawn by $10 which they charged another fee for. I called them up and they removed it saying it was "just go get people's attention"

about two weeks ago
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Planes Can Be Hacked Via Inflight Wi-fi, Says Researcher

Ksevio Re:Noncence (151 comments)

Was that a couple years ago? The FAA recently loosened restrictions on using devices including using them more of the flight and allowing wifi (cellphones still need to be in airplane mode which turns of the cell transmitter).

about two weeks ago
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How long ago did you last assemble a computer?

Ksevio Re:Glad to see you use the term 'assemble' (391 comments)

Really that's just assembling but fewer of the parts came preassembled. Until you've smelted your own metal for wires and designed your own processor, you're just plugging in a few more parts

about three weeks ago
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Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch

Ksevio Re:Yes it should ship! (112 comments)

There's a difference between creating a product and creating a market for a product. The feature-phone/smartphone market was pretty much stagnating until Apple released their iPhone, at which point it took off. Android helped, but that was a bit later.

about three weeks ago

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