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Acer Launches First 4K Panel With NVIDIA G-Sync Technology On Board

MildlyTangy Re:Proprietary (64 comments)

All that matters to me is that Minesweeper is now in sync. Have you played it without sync technology? It's uncivilized!!

What is this minesweeper you talk about? I looked on Steam, but cant find anything.

Please dont tell me this is some ancient analog card game or something...

5 days ago
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Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

MildlyTangy Re:Yeah sorry, no (299 comments)

There are 4 boxes to use in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, ammo. Use in that order. Starting now.

What use is a soap box to defend liberty? The only soap boxes I can find in the supermarket are the size of a bar of soap (obviously), and I fail to see how this can be useful in any way to defend liberty. Is it a subtle hint that the enemies of liberty need a shower? Buggered if I know....

Ballot box? Lets see...choice #1 or choice #2....how can you choose when neither choice changes anything?

Jury box? I guess thats a way to defend liberty...but how can you in secret courts that have no juries?

Now the ammo box I can understand...Murica! F yeah! Murica! MURICAAAA!!!! Land of the FREE! Freedom! Democracy! Liberty! Guns!!...but the government have bigger guns and tanks and armored vehicles and drones and aircraft and ships and missiles and....yeah, fat lot of good your guns will do.

Maybe its tile to finally retire that faded old meme. Its utterly meaningless nowadays.

5 days ago
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Apple Yanks iOS 8 Update

MildlyTangy Re:Just don't update it that way. (203 comments)

How does this stop them from wearing it all day in pants pockets, while at the Apple Campus In Cupertino(tm)?
That facility is more tightly controlled than a nuclear power station, no member of the public will ever see it within that building.

I cannot see how they failed to test it in house with real world conditions.

But thankfully, Apple being Apple, if there is a genuine issue, they will fix it. Antennagate was fixed when they realised their mistake, it will be the same with bendygate if its a real issue.

about a week ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

MildlyTangy Re:It's now assured destruction. (341 comments)

What your statement doesnt realise is the possibility of a nuke being used, not by a rogue state, but by a terrorist organization. You have to remember that these Islamist Jihadists are very very happy to die in the service of Allah. They WANT it. They will be instantly admitted into Heaven, and they will have a fun filled literal eternity to enjoy their 72 virgins and other fruits of Heaven. They will be heroes and martyrs and will experience an existence far more enjoyable than this comparative hell on earth.

If they can set a nuke off against their enemies and non-believers, they will in no way shape or form have any fear of dying from the response, they will look forward to it. They desire to die in the name of God far more than they desire to live.

These people truly believe this, deep in their hearts.

This changes everything. The normal rules of war do not apply to those who really really want to die for their God. The rewards are far in excess to any pain and suffering they may experience on Earth.

Keep it classy, Religion.

about two weeks ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

MildlyTangy Re:You sound awfully concerned about (341 comments)

We were never able to destroy the world several times over...

Over 1,000 nuclear weapons have been detonated on Earth in the past 50+ years...

We're all still here...

It would take more than we've got to kill everyone, much less do any real lasting harm to the planet...

Those "1000 nuclear weapons" were not all detonated at once on top of populated major cities and military bases.

Try that and see how many die and how the planet responds.

about two weeks ago
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Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

MildlyTangy Nvidia is part of the conspiracy (275 comments)

Can we please stop the use of logic, deductive reasoning and empirical evidence when debunking conspiracy theories? It is a complete waste of time due to the first rule of conspiracy theories:

Rule #1 of Conspiracy Theories: Any and all evidence debunking a conspiracy is part of the conspiracy.

The typical response will be that NVidia is part of the conspiracy, therefore all results from Nvidia are completely and utterly wrong in every possible way.

Trying to convince a conspiracy theorist that he/she is wrong is akin to trying to convince the Pope that god indeed does not exist. You are wasting your time no matter how right you are.

about two weeks ago
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New "Crescent Bay" VR Headset Revealed and Demo'd At Oculus Connect

MildlyTangy Slashdot Hate Machine (65 comments)

I tried the old and relatively crappy DK1 Rift, and for all its instantly perceivable limitations, and as a VR first timer, it was still an exercise in pants-wetting, literally jaw-dropping awe. No technology has ever come close to it in the levels of amazement and excitement for the future. ( seeing my first 3D video card render from the days of software rendering is the closest, but not that close)

But im pretty disappointed at the typical new-Slashdot reaction to what is truly an exciting and literally awesome technology. The Slashdot Hate Machine is inexplicable and relentless, and nothing is spared from the stomp of its soul crushing boots. It seems, no matter what technology is created, the hate and adolescent invective knows no bounds.

I want the old Slashdot back. It was very informative, genuinely funny at times (dont tell me a shark-laser joke is genuinely worth the now-guaranteed +5 Funny), and was the only place on the 'net that I could find and share in that level of expertise and genuine interest and excitement in Science and Technology. The last few years have been a sad and disturbing decline in the quality of commenters in Slashdot.

I miss Old Slashdot :(

OK, downmodders and trolls, come at me.

about two weeks ago
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Mystery Signal Could Be Dark Matter Hint In ISS Detector

MildlyTangy Re:Generally accepted (55 comments)

Dark matter simply means matter that is too small to be detected by what humans have so far developed to see, but which gravity study suggests should be there. Seventy years ago, Pluto was probably "dark matter". Giving a name to "everything" we can't see and then finding evidence that there's something more is a bit curious. What hasn't been "seen" yet is "dark". We will eat away at "dark" matter one snapshot at a time.

No, thats not correct. Dark matter is not matter that is "too small" to detect currently. Its matter that does not interact with electromagnetic radiation ( light, radio waves, gamma waves etc ) in any way, shape or form. We know its there from its gravitational interactions, that is correct. But it is not affected and does not affect electromagnetic radiation, or electric or magnetic fields. Its size is not the issue that makes it so difficult to detect.

about two weeks ago
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A DC-10 Passenger Plane Is Perfect At Fighting Wildfires

MildlyTangy Politically Incorrect Summary (112 comments)

I can hear the screams from the obsessively outraged already.....

"The summary and article are completely unacceptable in this day and age, and are totally politically incorrect.
You cannot call it "Fire Retardant", that is a grave insult and a huge slap in the face for all intellectually disabled people the world over.
You should be calling it Oxidation-Challenged-Fire Control Liquid"

about two weeks ago
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Justice Sotomayor Warns Against Tech-Enabled "Orwellian" World

MildlyTangy Too Late (166 comments)

Im sorry, but its too late. We are living in the Orwellian world right now.

We are being spied upon and tracked and monitored and analysed in ways that would make 1984's Big Brother very very proud indeed.

All we can do now is try to live with it as best we can.

And before anybody comes up with that quaint idea of voting it out of existence, please come back to reality.

about three weeks ago
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US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola

MildlyTangy Re:Nothing good... (119 comments)

Coffee is shit.

ooo, the Nonsense Game...lets play!

All Ice Cream is disgusting.
Chocolate is hideous.
Vegetables are the devil.
Soda tastes like a rotten corpse.
Water is ebola.
Sunshine is evil.

OK, your turn!

about three weeks ago
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Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8

MildlyTangy Re:what about more ram? (208 comments)

"1GB of RAM ought to be enough for anybody"

about three weeks ago
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CERN Tests First Artificial Retina Capable of Looking For High Energy Particles

MildlyTangy Impressive! (60 comments)

Wow, thats pretty impressive that this "retina" can do this in real time, but whats most impressive is that it can do it by a factor of 400 volts. No other machine even comes close, they are sitting somewhere in the 250 microvolt factor range.

Champagne for the first team to break the kilovolt factor barrier!

about three weeks ago
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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

MildlyTangy Re:Overkill much... (210 comments)

Thankfully, you are in no way, shape or form the "target market". Your "640k" argument is irrelevant.

about three weeks ago
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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

MildlyTangy Temperature Range (210 comments)

For everybody living out the the Bahamas, Palau, the USA, Belize and the Cayman Islands who struggle with the odd Imperial system, the temperature range of this SD card is between -25C and 85C.

about three weeks ago
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Researcher Fired At NSF After Government Questions Her Role As 1980s Activist

MildlyTangy Re:Unchecked governmental BS (499 comments)

Free Association is one of the key tenants of a functioning Democracy.

Hang on a second here, you have a functioning democracy? really?

about three weeks ago
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Researcher Fired At NSF After Government Questions Her Role As 1980s Activist

MildlyTangy Re:James Clapper (499 comments)

James Clapper. So why was he not fired when he was found to have lied under oath to congress ?

Because he is one of the most proficient supporters in the USA. Anybody asks him for a hand, and its an immediate *clap clap clap*.
Nobody in recent memory is as skilled in the art of clapping as James Clapper. If anybody needs support, especially in crowds, he is the first one people think of asking.

James Clapper, the best clapper in the business.

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

MildlyTangy Re:Too Bad They Didn't Pull a Lavabit (223 comments)

The US government could not fine Yahoo. Only a judge can do that.

What is the difference again?

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

MildlyTangy Re:Too Bad They Didn't Pull a Lavabit (223 comments)

If they decided to eat the fine and get sucked dry, they could spend every last dying breath telling everyone on the internet how injust this was. It would've gone on long enough for something to happen.

Do you honestly think the shareholders would in any way accept this? Any CEO of a company the size of Yahoo!!! who pulled a Lavabit would be replaced with a CEO who is more concerned about increasing shareholder value. At the end of the day, that is all that matters for any publicly listed company.

Just be thankful that Yahoo!!!!!!!! have a CEO who can balance keeping the shareholders happy while doing his bit to defend his country against a dangerous and insidious evil.

about three weeks ago

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