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Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

MouseR Re: Ridiculous. (914 comments)

Mod up.

about a month ago
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A Call For Rollbacks To Previous Versions of Software

MouseR Re:New Mac Pro sans Windows 7 (199 comments)

Fortunately Windows reboots often so it will keep itself in pristine shape.

about a month ago
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Engine Data Reveals That Flight 370 Flew On For Hours After It "Disappeared"

MouseR Re:Already denied (382 comments)

Speaking of which, Malaysia simply needs to request #NSA for the black box backup.

about a month ago
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Engine Data Reveals That Flight 370 Flew On For Hours After It "Disappeared"

MouseR Re:Already denied (382 comments)

Actually you can if you have more than one satellite receiving the signal. Radio data arrival time triangulates the signal's origin position.

about a month ago
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Wolfram Language Demo Impresses

MouseR Re:mathematica? (216 comments)

I see what you did there and raise you a tub.

about 1 month ago
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iWatch Prototypes Could Be Ready, Apple Hires Fitness Physiologists For Tests

MouseR Re:first post (100 comments)

I need a few hundred moderator points to troll-flag posts.

So you dont like the beta. Stop polluting every frickin news story. Some of us would like to read and comment.

about 2 months ago
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Skinny Puppy Wants Compensation For Music Used in US Interrogations

MouseR Awesome (271 comments)

Been following that band since the mid-80s and actually will see them on their tour date on feb 16th in Montreal.

Its not surprising that they would sure, if only to clear their name. Despite the harshness of the genre, Gitmo is precisely what they advocate against.

about 2 months ago
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Nissan Unveils 88 Pound 400-HP Race Car Engine

MouseR Re:For the non USA people (239 comments)

European, but two strung up together.

about 3 months ago
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EU Committee Issues Report On NSA Surveillance; Snowden To Testify

MouseR Of course its economics (177 comments)

There was a story a few years ago that showed Boeing was successful in derailing an Airbus deal by using espionage and hacking to gather intelligence on the Airbus proposal, allowing Boeing to cut-in the proposition with their own submissions, finally realizing the deal at the expense of Airbus.

about 3 months ago
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Canada Quietly Offering Sanctuary To Data From the US

MouseR Re:You Know They'll Roll Over! (184 comments)

I think it would be worse for US to store their data in Canada because at that point, NSA is just spying on another country rather than in their own turf. Something that is in high scrutiny at the moment.

about 3 months ago
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Cyanogen Mod Raises $23 Million Funding All Set To Become Major Android Player

MouseR 23m doesn't get you far (133 comments)

You don't get to become a major player in the computer industry with a 23m headstart. Especially not in the mobile industry.

Ask HTC. And all the others who dropped out of Android because there was no money to be made. There are countless failed Motorolla, HTC, LG, Asus, Panasonic, Kyocera, Lenovo, HP, Sony, and then the asian brans we never hear of like ZTE and Huawei. Even Samsung has had a number of phenomenal failures until they managed to score a hit with the Galaxy.

The list is stupendous: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Android_devices

about 4 months ago
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Congress Reaches Agreement ... On Helium

MouseR Apparently, helium is not yet so scarce ... (255 comments)

Apparently, helium is not yet so scarce that it's not available in balloons at the grocery store.

Depends where you look. Many outlets around the region of Montreal stopped selling helium balloons because of the scarcity. Some voluntarily due to local hospitals having difficulties keeping their MRIs runnings and some due to prices going up.

about 7 months ago
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Time For a Hobbyist Smartphone?

MouseR Nothing keeps you from doing your own script apps (207 comments)

I made a scripting app and it's been on the App Store for a bit more than two years. Its not a mainstream scripting language but rather a forth/postscript -inspired stack based. Its got runloops, shallow inheritance, threads, imports, marginal UI and complete Objective-C bridge. It gets the job done so well the engine is at the core of two other Apps.

So, whats keeping you guys from making a Python App? Or whatever language you want to use.

about 7 months ago
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Michael Dell To Buy Dell Inc.

MouseR Re:Good (175 comments)

Speaking of which, Steve Jobs must be laughing in his tomb. Dell should "re-embourse the shareholders and close the shop".

about 7 months ago
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Vendetta Online Becomes the First MMO To Launch Support For the Oculus Rift.

MouseR Re:Huh.... (48 comments)

Actually a bit the reverse. The developers where building an engine to be sold much like Unreal when Eve decided to go their own way.

The developers of the engine which had limited resources ended up making a mock universe as a technology demonstration and it evolved into the game it is today.

So yes, low budget, and they suffered years long of having no graphic artists on board, with aging texture maps and ship designs.

about 9 months ago
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Vendetta Online Becomes the First MMO To Launch Support For the Oculus Rift.

MouseR Re:Huh.... (48 comments)

I was an avid player years ago. Lots of RP being done there but the first-person shooter style got old fast. They are a small company and much of the universe is hard-coded. They do have programmable missions (including user-made ones) but it's essentially a huge arena with many bots and relatively few players.

Twitch-based combat was good and it was hard to become an ace in the game because it was actual skills, not level-based skills, that made you survive. I was a good Valkyrie jockey but not an ACE, yet still managed to have fun for a while.

about 9 months ago
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BBM Coming To iOS and Android

MouseR Re:So? (146 comments)

No, its suppose to secure the BES server market which makes them more money than their phone.

about a year ago

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Ask Slashdot: Web site editing software

MouseR MouseR writes  |  more than 2 years ago

MouseR writes "It seems we can't rely on software, in particular Web site editing software, to exist for the long haul. Every time I rely on something, it takes a couple of years before it gets trashed. I have used GoLive's CyberStudio before it got engulfed as GoLive from Adobe. Both got trashed. I eventually used Apple's .Mac HomePage. It got trashed and replaced with iWeb. I then used iWeb hosted on MobileMe and Apple just killed it again, along with the hosting. So, as I'm preparing to move my stuff on various web sites, onto my own hosting server (outsourced), I'm wondering what kind of visual web site editor(s) I could use, FOR THE LONG HAUL. I'm rather sick of changing tools every other year and as a software developer, would rather spend my time editing my web site rather than code it. Any suggestions?"
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Benoit Mandelbrot dies at 85

MouseR MouseR writes  |  more than 2 years ago

MouseR (3264) writes "Benoit Mandelbrot, who died on October 14 aged 85, was largely responsible for developing the discipline of fractal geometry – the study of rough or fragmented geometric shapes or processes that have similar properties at all levels of magnification or across all times.

Before Mandelbrot, mathematicians believed that most of the patterns of nature were far too complex, irregular, fragmented and amorphous to be described mathematically. Euclidian geometry was concerned with abstract perfection almost non-existent in the real world. Mandelbrot's achievement was to conceive and develop a way of describing mathematically the most amorphous natural forms – such as the shape of clouds, mountains, coastlines or trees – and measuring them. His work has become the foundation of Chaos theory – the mathematics of non-linear, dynamic systems."

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