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The New-ish Technologies That Will Alter Your Career

Megol Re:Quantum Computing (66 comments)

Then you have a wild imagination. Quantum computers are still finite state machines, a subset of the general computer model A.K.A. Turing machine. General programming languages targets that general model and so quantum computers will still use standard development tools and techniques.

3 days ago
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An Applied Investigation Into Graphics Card Coil Whine

Megol Re:damn right! (111 comments)

I think the AC is talking about beat frequencies...

5 days ago
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World War II Tech eLoran Deployed As GPS Backup In the UK

Megol Re:Err - no. (139 comments)

Would the US care? In the right situation - nope.

about three weeks ago
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"Ambulance Drone" Prototype Unveiled In Holland

Megol Re:Finally (82 comments)

One word: cheaper.

about three weeks ago
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Windows 10 Gets a Package Manager For the Command Line

Megol Re:A step in the right direction (230 comments)

Except there is no common storage format for configurations. Except there is no per configuration setting ACL permission. Except the text files aren't protected against corruption.

There are many reasons to complain about the registry - too bad almost no-one ever mentions any real problem when complaining.

about three weeks ago
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"Police Detector" Monitors Emergency Radio Transmissions

Megol Re:someohow I think (215 comments)

Not in real-time we don't. The only reason for needing to know if the police are nearby is if one is a criminal and/or thinking of doing something criminal.

(Expecting downvotes from the "all police are pigs" idiots)

about three weeks ago
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Apple A8X IPad Air 2 Processor Packs Triple-Core CPU, Hefty Graphics Punch

Megol Re:'Mobile' no more. (130 comments)

Geekbench isn't a proper benchmark so one shouldn't draw too many conclusions from it. Let's see something like SPEC or a subset of it instead.

Also: TDP is just that, a design power. Modern chips can exceed it for a thermally insignificant period but in most cases power draw isn't near it. Think of it as a worst case power for sustained workloads.

about three weeks ago
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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

Megol Re:What this fuss over nothing? (179 comments)

The US have stated that trying to have an international trial against a US citizen (for e.g. crimes against humanity) will result in use of military force. Do you really think anything is off limits for a government with that attitude? Remember this are laws the US recognizes and even was one of the parties who created them and enforced them (e.g. at the Nuremberg trials).

The US is rapidly becoming the biggest enemy of itself and no, while a superpower it can't simply ignore the opinions of the rest of the world.

about a month and a half ago
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NASA Study: Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed

Megol Re:Cue in deniers (295 comments)

Whoa... Yet another one that simply doesn't get science at all.

about a month and a half ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

Megol Re:So, it has come to this. (742 comments)

Strangely enough that's the standard for even socialistic places (using the correct definition - not the US one) like the Scandinavian countries where most employees are member of a union. But one doesn't have to be - it's a choice.

about a month and a half ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

Megol Re:Systemd (993 comments)

So you like Systemd?

about a month and a half ago
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DARPA Delving Into the Black Art of Super Secure Software Obfuscation

Megol Re:Good luck with that. (124 comments)

But you are? Nice ego you got there...

about a month and a half ago
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AIDS Origin Traced To 1920s Kinshasa

Megol Re:Are we sure it is blood/meat contact? (162 comments)

Unlike what you may believe the amount of people who have sex with animals is very few and the amount of people that have sex with wild animals approaches zero.
On the other hand a huge amount of people do hunt and handle the corpses of misc. wild animals (called "bush meat" in the story)... And even people in industrial nations (with controlled breeding programs) still die of meat-carried diseases that proper handling and cooking would simply eliminate.

Just ask yourself: what is most likely?

about a month and a half ago
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Possible Reason Behind Version Hop to Windows 10: Compatibility

Megol Re:Windows 9X (349 comments)

A bunch of idiotic drivel. What have the NT kernel have to do with software that looks for a "Windows 9" substring in the product name? You guessed it - not a thing.

The differences between kernels are greater than the "small"* increase seems to indicate** which you would be aware of if you'd known anything about the NT kernel...

Bah! I get pissed off when someone on a technical website posts such uninformed bullshit...

* version numbers are increasing - the significance of the increase varies greatly between products
** to anybody that are completely clueless

about a month and a half ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

Megol Re:faster start menu? (554 comments)

Yes! Menu lag shouldn't be allowed!

about a month and a half ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

Megol Re:forgettiing (554 comments)

You are adding a constraint the OP didn't specify...

about a month and a half ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

Megol Re:Why still 32bit builds? (554 comments)

And yet it is likely the software you write isn't really portable. Getting portable code isn't easy at all.

about a month and a half ago

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