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Panasonic Announces an End To Plasma TVs In March

Massacrifice Re:Because of the Limited Lifespan? (202 comments)

Plus, in the summer you have to evacuate that extra heat with air conditioning, which adds it's fair share of kw.

about 10 months ago
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AMD's Radeon R9 290X Launched, Faster Than GeForce GTX 780 For Roughly $100 Less

Massacrifice Re:I don't buy Nvidia for performance (157 comments)

Funny, last time I bought an Nvidia (a 8600GT with the infamous G86 chip) card it died within months because of internal solder thermal failure.

about 10 months ago
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Apple: 75% of Our World Wide Power Needs Now Come From Renewable Power Sources

Massacrifice Waste Energy (262 comments)

One should also take into account the useful life of the products they manufacture, with sealed-in batteries and throw-away design, along with their own marketing effort to out-fashion their own devices after only two years.

Using terajoules of the cleanest energy to produce stuff that will end up in the trash faster than you can say "planned obsolescence" is still waste.

I'll applaud when they reverse the flow and encourage people to keep their computers longer through cheap support plans and openness.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple: 75% of Our World Wide Power Needs Now Come From Renewable Power Sources

Massacrifice Re:And by Renewable Power Sources (262 comments)

Isn't that what "LIVE FREE OR DIE" is about? We keep them as oversea slaves to fullfil our material desires, trampling our own principles of human integrity. A though choice, yes, but possibly one that would pay off in the long term.

about a year and a half ago
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Lucas Says Ford, Fisher and Hamill May Return For Next Star Wars

Massacrifice Keep Granpa Lucas Out (253 comments)

Luke, Han, Lea, Gweedo, hell, they can bring back the goddamn Ewoks if they want, as long they keep George Lucas himself out of the crew, they'll be fine.

I haven't healed from Howard the Duck yet.

about a year and a half ago
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Book Review: Super Scratch Programming Adventure!

Massacrifice Re:BASIC (74 comments)

That's LOLCODE you insignificant cod.

about a year and a half ago
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Getting Small UAVs To Imitate Human Pilots Flying Through Dense Forests

Massacrifice BOOM! (56 comments)

a lot of potential impact for surveillance

Nothing that a shotgun can't fix. Yet.

about 2 years ago
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France Applies Tax Pressure To Google For Republishing News Snippets

Massacrifice Re:"content creators"??? (350 comments)

What is being monetized when publishing news is reputation. Anybody can report "facts" but will you trust them?

about 2 years ago
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France Applies Tax Pressure To Google For Republishing News Snippets

Massacrifice Re:LOL (350 comments)

"You don't threaten a democratically elected government."

Quite right. They are threatening the french newspaper corporations, not the government. Maybe some of these companies are state-owned. Tough shit.

about 2 years ago
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AMD Licenses 64-bit Processor Design From ARM

Massacrifice Re:The fat lady is singing (213 comments)

Or how they collaborated with Audi? The Mazda 3, Focus, and S40 shared the same platform.

You mean Volvo. Germans don't share the good stuff. Only Swedes do that.

about 2 years ago
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How Steve Jobs' Legacy Has Changed

Massacrifice We will forget him. (420 comments)

When Jobs died, he was compared to Edison and Henry Ford and to Disney

These guys became popular because they provided something GOOD AND CHEAP to the masses - light, cars, culture. They weren't elitists, not did they try to create new churches (well maybe Disney). Jobs legacy will not endure as well as Gates, for he was never one to compromise in order to touch everybody. He created his own bubble and died within it. Had he had the clout to push his excellent design antics along with a all-american bargain price, then maybe he would have changed the world in a durable fashion. He just changed computer's GUIs.

about 2 years ago
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HP Releases Open webOS 1.0

Massacrifice Re:Remember (51 comments)

I've yet to adopt either platform (iPhone / Android), because both force me into a subscription model that sees me like I was a bovine to exploit. What I want is a small, open, mobile computer with enhanced wireless communication that empowers me more than it enslaves me. FirefoxOS and open WebOS would be quite welcome on that front, if they could get through the north american carrier's evil marketing departments.

about a year ago
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NVIDIA To Publicly Release Some Tegra GPU Documentation

Massacrifice Re:Unfriendly? (85 comments)

Boo-hoo. Here, take these FULLY OPENED woodblocks on a skewer. They don't need drivers and you can do math-stuff with'em by moving the blocks around.

about 2 years ago
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Diesel-Like Engine Could Boost Fuel Economy By 50%

Massacrifice Re:From a buffoon (721 comments)

Installed industrial base and public perception are the main culprits, I guess.

The production, distribution and consumption chain is geared towards gasoline, making diesel a less safe option as you can't be sure you'll be able to refill at any station.

North Americans are also used to equate V6 and V8 with power (although this is changing with the latest small turbo-4s such as EcoBoost), where the car diesel engines are most often geared for economy rather than performance (unless you look at BMW *35d series).

more than 2 years ago
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Gamma-Ray Bending Opens New Door For Optics

Massacrifice Photolithography (65 comments)

How about chip fabbing? I'm sure the likes of Intel and TSMC are looking at this closely.

more than 2 years ago
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Bill Banning Employer Facebook Snooping Introduced In Congress

Massacrifice who? (199 comments)

The question remains : who is Bill Banning?

about 2 years ago
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Judge Orders Oracle and Google To Talk, Again

Massacrifice Re:patent insanity (89 comments)

I'd start by patenting sideways fucking.

more than 2 years ago
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Algorithm Brings Speedier, Safer CT Scans

Massacrifice OpenCL || Intel add (58 comments)

Sounds like a job for OpenCL. A GPU cluster would be much more scalable than using expensive Xeons. Which also makes this article sound like an add for Intel CPUs.

more than 2 years ago
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Is It Time For NoSQL 2.0?

Massacrifice Re:Why not both? (164 comments)

I guess he's saying that with NoSQL the relations are done at application level rather than database level. You still have the equivalent of schema and queries, but they are managed by the code, not the DB engine.

more than 2 years ago

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