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New Qt Based Desktop Environment

Mastadex Good or Bad thing? (241 comments)

Is it me, or are the people at QT trying to make QT into something more than it should be. I always though of it as a GUI library.

Next step, QT OS!

more than 2 years ago
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Goodbye Textbooks, Hello iPad

Mastadex When you drop a book... (396 comments)

..It doesn't matter. When you drop an iPad, it's costly to replace. But I'm just preaching to the choir now...

more than 2 years ago
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Analyzing StackOverflow Users' Programming Language Leanings

Mastadex Re:C Programmers (185 comments)

The SO guys should grab that domain name.

more than 2 years ago
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Blizzard Announces New WoW Expansion: Mists of Pandaria

Mastadex Re:kung fu panda? (276 comments)

The Pandaren have been in warcraft lore for quite some time. It would be an uphill struggle for Dreamworks.

about 2 years ago
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Blizzard Announces New WoW Expansion: Mists of Pandaria

Mastadex Oblig. (276 comments)

Skadoosh!

about 2 years ago
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Windows 8 To Reduce Memory Footprint

Mastadex Re:Hope so... (306 comments)

I bought a netbook for my wife. Loaded it up the first time and Vista took up over a gig of RAM on a machine with a 2GB limit. I wiped the OS and installed XP. it took up a nice 60Mb or RAM after tweaking. Your 260-270Mb of ram usage is insulting to me.

XP does everything windows 7 can on her laptop.

more than 2 years ago
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IP Addresses Not Enough To ID Users

Mastadex Re:Search them all (266 comments)

Even if you asked all members of the household to swear an oath and testify that it was not them, the question then becomes: did one of them lie and was there an outside party involved.

I recall a recent event where a neighbour hacked into a wireless router and used it to download child porn. It was only by sheer luck that he was found out.

more than 2 years ago
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Canada To Adopt On-Line Voting?

Mastadex Re:Fixing the wrong problem (405 comments)

You just proved the original poster's problem. It has nothing to do with party, it has to do with representation.

about 3 years ago
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8 Grams of Thorium Could Replace Gasoline In Cars

Mastadex Re:energy for laser? (937 comments)

Perhaps the same way you power the starter motor to turn your engine over.

about 3 years ago
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What To Load On a 4-Year-Old's Netbook?

Mastadex Europa Universalis III (For 8yr olds) (742 comments)

I had an idea while reading this. There is a (mostly) historically accurate game called Europa Universalis III. Though it is too complex for a 4yr old to handle, it is suitable for 8+ year olds. I also pointed them to wikipedia if he had questions. I was astounded to find that the kid played the game for an extended period of time but also followed up on the history of Europe on wikipedia. The last time I talked with him, he told me all about the Polish-Lithuenian common wealth, and how vassalization works. Albeit his knowledge was skewed towards the strategies of the game, it was still accurate. It definitely made his Polish grandfather happy.

more than 3 years ago
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Hidden Debug Mode Found In AMD Processors

Mastadex Czernobyl == Polish Hacker? (154 comments)

To state the obvious: Chernobyl, or Czernobyl as is referred to in the polish language, is a very well known nuclear disaster site. Those crafty Polish are starting to make a name for themselves in the computer industry.

more than 3 years ago
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Can We Travel To That Exciting New Exoplanet?

Mastadex Re:A further shore.... (662 comments)

People say we need another space race to kick off another golden age of technological achievement. Well, this planet seems like a fairly lucrative goal considering it's the equivalent of a 'new route to India'. We just need a Christopher Columbus to spear head this endeavor.

more than 3 years ago
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Jaguar's Hybrid Jet-Powered Concept Car

Mastadex Re:Should be reliable (334 comments)

Speaking of exhaust, Why don't they use the heat generated by it to power a small generator that can regenerate the batteries.

more than 3 years ago
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Officials Use Google Earth To Find Unlicensed Pools

Mastadex Re:This is an appropriate use. (650 comments)

I agree. They are essentially DOING THEIR JOB but with the added efficiency of Google Earth. I don't see a problem here.

about 4 years ago
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Researchers Synthesize Real-Time Fracture Sounds

Mastadex Re:Missed opportunity (54 comments)

Regardless, it will be a smashing success.

more than 4 years ago
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My resting pulse, as of today, is ...

Mastadex Re:Braaaiins (329 comments)

I'm hooked up to a Heart-Lung Machine, you insensitive clod!

more than 4 years ago
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OpenGL Shading Language 3rd Edition

Mastadex Re:Tricky language to get your head around. (46 comments)

I personally prefer using NVidia's CgFX framework. It combines the syntax of GLSL and the awesome Effects framework from DirectX. It's merely a personal preference.

more than 4 years ago
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OpenGL Shading Language 3rd Edition

Mastadex Re:I'll pass (46 comments)

You can always pick up a book that deals with OpenGL extensions. The GL_NV_gpu_program4 shading extension is just one of the geometry extensions you can use.

more than 4 years ago

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RIM forced to change name of new platform

Mastadex Mastadex writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Mastadex (576985) writes "RIM's brand new BlackBerry mobile OS, due in early 2012, was expected to be called "BBX." But due to a recently court ruling against it, RIM has dropped BBX and opted simply for "BlackBerry 10." Software company Basis International said a US federal court in Albuquerque has granted a temporary restraining order against RIM, barring it from using Basis' BBX trademark. The court decision bars RIM from using the trademark at its Asian DevCon conference on Wednesday and Thursday in Singapore."
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How the West is arming the anti-censorship movemen

Mastadex Mastadex writes  |  about 3 years ago

Mastadex (576985) writes "In the high-stakes cyber struggle to outwit repressive regimes – such as China’s – that spend billions thwarting the free flow of information, a Canada-U.S. computer research group believes it can tip the balance toward freedom. Ian Goldberg, an assistant professor at the University of Waterloo’s Cheriton School of Computer Science, is part of team that has come up with an anti-censorship system called Telex. Until a few days ago, when the joint University of Waterloo and University of Michigan team announced their Telex test running inside a computer lab in Ann Arbor, China’s cyber police may not have known there was a chink in their cyber wall."
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China reports U.S. Human Rights violations

Mastadex Mastadex writes  |  more than 5 years ago

RealMarkP writes "We all know about the United States' zealous campaign on Human Rights, especially when it comes to China. But what is seldom reported is how badly the US violates Human Rights itself. The Xinhua, a Chinese News website, has published an article titled "The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2006." It contains references to published studies by International News Agencies and various U.S. federal departments and universities. The article is very factual and provides a detailed overview of the United States' interpretation of Human Rights. Nonetheless, It makes for a very good read."
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35 Impeachment articles introduced against Bush

Mastadex Mastadex writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Mark P (576985) writes ""Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, introduced 35 articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush in the U.S. House of Representatives Monday night." Furthermore, "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other leading House Democrats have said Congress will not pursue impeachment of Bush. During the 2006 election campaign, Pelosi told CBS' "60 Minutes" impeachment was "off the table." Kucinich and others in Congress — including Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Fla. — have pressed for impeachment of Bush and Cheney, accusing the administration of multiple offenses, including lying to Congress and the public about its reasons for the 2003 invasion of Iraq." This topic, although recently introduced in Congress, is being covered by a number of news sources."

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