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SSD Prices Continue 3-Year Plunge

Kurrel Re:You'll be waiting a long time (347 comments)

If it's through MSDNAA, I'm pretty sure those licenses expire after you graduate. :(

about a year ago
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Fox's Attempt To Block Ad-skipping TV Recorder Autohop Fails

Kurrel Re:They don't like autohop? (142 comments)

You can see it with any re-runs. I know one channel, WGN, that airs Futurama episodes and always has three or four entire scenes missing, plus several more punchlines edited out. I also suspect that hour prime-time shows have recently added another short commercial break in the final five/ten minutes of show.

about a year and a half ago
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The Web Won't Be Safe Or Secure Until We Break It

Kurrel Re:Uh... (180 comments)

You don't remember even "killer app" being tossed about by reviewers?

about a year and a half ago
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U.S. Election Day In Progress: What's Been Your Experience?

Kurrel Re:GA- not allowed to vote due to id problems (821 comments)

Why, then the entire state would be represented by the handful that votes on principle...and since they wouldn't collude to consensus, it would be fairer than the electoral college.

about a year and a half ago
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U.S. Election Day In Progress: What's Been Your Experience?

Kurrel Re:GA- not allowed to vote due to id problems (821 comments)

This thread is stupid from the get-go. If there is any issue they bring up, you ask for a provisional ballot and fill that shit out.

You then have more time to clear up the problem!

about a year and a half ago
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Neuromorphic Algorithms Allow MAVs To Avoid Obstacles With Single Camera

Kurrel Re:Do Not Trust (39 comments)

Good thing computers don't have terrible algebra skills like girls do!

about a year and a half ago
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Building the Ultimate Safe House

Kurrel Re:Man, have you got THAT right... apk (289 comments)

I bet those ancient structures' longevity has absolutely nothing to do with the competence and regularity of people maintaining it.

about a year and a half ago
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Building the Ultimate Safe House

Kurrel Re:Illegal (289 comments)

Austin PD would never ruin my bong shelter.

about a year and a half ago
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IEEE Standards For Voting Machines

Kurrel Re:There is a more immediate problem (221 comments)

I understand how a popular vote works, but not how an Elector's mind works. Maybe we should talk about vote fraud/tabulation being a problem after we actually get access to influence the election.

about a year and a half ago
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Seattle's Creepy Cameraman Pushes Public Surveillance Buttons

Kurrel Re:Need to take great caution with this (387 comments)

What's the difference? Cameras can have extremely high resolutions, digital zoom levels, and parabolic microphones. So they can indeed film you right in your face, and record a quiet conversation, remotely. Would you rather see the cameraman walk up to you, or never know he's there?

about a year and a half ago
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Dr. Richard Dawkins On Why Disagreeing With Religion Isn't Insulting

Kurrel Re:Some will take this too far (1152 comments)

Have any examples of mass killing in the name of atheism?

about a year and a half ago
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Increasing Wireless Network Speed By 1000% By Replacing Packets With Algebra

Kurrel Re:Network coding. (357 comments)

If the server must do more arithmetic for transmission, is it more susceptible to denial of service attacks?

about a year and a half ago
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Google May Soon Scan Your Android Apps For Malware

Kurrel Re:Slow? (124 comments)

Would they also check for, say, a Google Play paid app that had been cracked and manually installed? That fits some definition of malware.

about a year and a half ago
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The New School Nurse Is Nurse Ratched

Kurrel Re:We've Given Up on Poor Kids (196 comments)

By the same logic, every humanitarian foundation also has a vested interest in preserving human suffering and disease. Every mechanic, doctor, technician, developer, or whatever profession that is paid to fix things should be intentionally not fixing them to maximize profit, yes?

So why do any of these things work?

about a year and a half ago
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French Court Levies First Fine Under 3-Strikes Piracy Law

Kurrel Re:Good job France! (229 comments)

Is there a useful purpose you have in mind other than deterrence that is achieved when one is punished?

about a year and a half ago
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House Approves Extending the Warrantless Wiretapping Act

Kurrel Re:Can this be retroactively legalized (326 comments)

If the entirety of the losing side has wasted their votes because they lost afterward, then obviously voting doesn't work because whomever still does vote would win.

Oh...wait...I guess hindsight doesn't qualify you to place different values on anyone's votes...

about a year and a half ago
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FAA Permits American Airlines To Use iPads In Cockpit "In All Phases of Flight"

Kurrel Re:I Wonder... (372 comments)

Airplane mode was created by developers and hasn't been acknowledged by the FAA or any airline I know of. It has nothing to do with the regulations, which forbid any portable electronic device operation.

However, most of the time these don't quite apply to the pilots.

FAR Section 91.21
c) Any other portable electronic device that the operator of the aircraft has determined will not cause interference with the navigation or communication system of the aircraft on which it is to be used.

about a year and a half ago
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FAA Permits American Airlines To Use iPads In Cockpit "In All Phases of Flight"

Kurrel Re:Electronics (372 comments)

Let me google that for you. I know, it's an arduous ten seconds compared to just making up bullshit about what 'many people you know' have done.

FAR Section 91.21

Having "rules and regulations" about the highest-powered public vehicles on the planet seems ridiculous until you use your brain for just a minute. Did the Boeing engineers design the 767 (for example) to tolerate a few hundred cell phones broadcasting alongside its avionics? Probably not, since it was produced in the early 80s. Can you personally guarantee that a 30-year-old plane will operate normally, every time under such conditions? If not, then why are you talking like you have a clue about it?

about a year and a half ago
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Iranian Players Blocked From World of Warcraft Due To Trade Sanctions

Kurrel Re:Iran's nuke program seems illogical (475 comments)

I'm pretty sure they will still be fighting over Israel in 2 trillion years, even if it's a radioactive magma swamp.

about a year and a half ago
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Genetically Engineering Babies a Moral Obligation, Says Ethicist

Kurrel it gets better (840 comments)

Can I sue the makers of BabyGen if my kid fails algebra?

about a year and a half ago

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