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How the Rollout of 5G Will Change Everything

Lanforod Re:33 movies in a second? (216 comments)

Naw. Blu-ray movies are only a subset of HD movies. 720p HD movies are easily available for around 1 GB in file size. 1080p, under 3 GB is possible. So 33 HD movies of 3 GB each is attainable at 100 GB/s. Also, most Blu-ray movies don't actually use up 25 GB.

about 2 months ago

First Demonstration of Artificial Intelligence On a Quantum Computer

Lanforod Captchas! (98 comments)

Crap. now what are we going to do instead of using a captcha?!

about 3 months ago

NASA Asks Boeing, SpaceX To Stop Work On Next-Gen Space Taxi

Lanforod Re:I'm nearly certain (139 comments)

Nope. You forget that in 2046 or so, the moon will hatch, causing everyone to look to the starts again and humans will explore the edges of the universe till the end of time... ref. Latest Doctor Who episode!

about 4 months ago

Saturn's Moon Enceladus Has Underground Ocean

Lanforod 2312 (51 comments)

Can't wait to ingest some enceladian alien bugs that will protect me from radiation!

about 10 months ago

Scientists Solve the Mystery of Why Zebras Have Stripes

Lanforod Holsteins? (190 comments)

So why doesn't this theory apply to Holstein cows? Just because of the stripes vs splotches of black and white?

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

Lanforod Re:Air Gapped Box (445 comments)

Find and physically remove the wifi chip?

about a year ago

'CandySwipe' Crushed: When Game Development Turns Nasty

Lanforod Re: Rate (251 comments)

Once you get past the first 50 or so levels, there seem to be no more cut scenes. Shrug.

about a year ago

NPR Labs is Working on Emergency Alerts for the Deaf (Video)

Lanforod Radio broadcast texts? (89 comments)

I don't know anyone who even has one of these emergency radios. Being HOH myself, I'd never get one, rarely ever even try to listen to standard FM/AM radio broadcasts, and would never try to listen to an emergency broadcast. Be prepared for weather. Know what is expected before the normal comm channels go down. If something is unexpected, most people aren't going to find out via emergency radios, but by word of mouth.

about a year ago

$499 3-D Printer Drew Plenty of Attention at CES (Video)

Lanforod Re:Shoes? (155 comments)

How bout crocs. Those seem to be a basic plastic... :P

1 year,3 days

MIT Develops Inexpensive Transparent Display Using Nanoparticles

Lanforod Re:That's just great... (87 comments)

Times Square ever displayed goat.se?

1 year,8 days

Russia Backs Sending Top Students Abroad With a Catch

Lanforod Re:Malaysia (167 comments)

Most Universities likely charge higher for international students, so it should actually drive tuition down. International students actually make universities money, local ones... eh, not so much.

1 year,14 days

Virtuix Omni is a Step Toward True Virtual Reality Gaming (Video)

Lanforod Why is a HMD required? (87 comments)

Been reading up on these ODT. Sounds cool. While I understand the benefit of adding an Oculus Rift etc., why is that considered a requirement? I'd rather play a FPS using this in front of several screens going nearly 360 degrees, so that I can do true aiming with a gun controller. Shouldn't the HMD be optional? Better yet, come up with an included holo-display that moves with the player.

about a year ago

Scientist Seeks Investment For "Alcohol Substitute"

Lanforod Taste vs Effect (328 comments)

I don't drink Alcohol for the effect/buzz etc. I drink it for the taste. I love a cold beer, or nice rum n coke, a scotch on the rocks, or a glass of pinot noir, all depending on the situation. The buzz can be nice, but that's more what the teenagers drink for, IMO.

about a year ago

Tesla Model S Catches Fire: Is This Tesla's 'Toyota' Moment?

Lanforod Re:Big Oil is Dancing (388 comments)

You forgot: Reach Alpha Centauri with a warp drive Valve completes Half Life 3 and Eps 1-3 of HL3 (possibly harder than Jaws 19?) Human consciousness can be uploaded to the cloud

about a year ago

SSHDs Debut On the Desktop With Mixed Results

Lanforod Re:Does it require windows only software? (154 comments)

Try reading again. 8 GB of Flash. It's not the same as a 65MB cache on a standard drive, it's more like two drives bundled into one package with the most used files 'cached' on the 8 GB of Flash. I'm not clear yet on if the files are actually cached (meaning there is another copy on the 2 TB HDD part), or if they live normally in the 8 GB Flash part.

about a year ago

Half-Life 3 Trademark Filed In Europe

Lanforod Re:Half-Life 3 guranteed within 1-2 years (150 comments)

I was a kid when HL1 came out. In Uni during HL2. Done by the time Ep2 came out. Now married with a kid due in a few weeks. Less of an interest in gaming as well. Main difference is I've had a job since I was 14 in some form or another other than some short breaks in between jobs.

My point? I'll buy HL3 within a week of it coming out. HL2 was just too good to pass up HL3. It may just take me a lot longer to get through the game, which just means to me that it's better value to me personallly for my money.

about a year ago

Captain Cyborg Is Back! Kevin Warwick Predicts the Future

Lanforod Re:Cochlear Implants (57 comments)

I'd say that would be a candidate. First useful one was done in 78, though the first CI ever was done in 1957. I just got one myself!

about a year ago

True Size of the Shadow Banking System Revealed (Spoiler: Humongous)

Lanforod Re:Shadow banking system (387 comments)

Homes financing interest is deductible in some countries only...

about a year ago


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