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Valve Announces Hardware Beta Test For 'Steam Machine'

N1tr0u5 Half Life 3 (271 comments)

Half Life 3 would be the launch title to get this platform off the ground.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do I Request Someone To Send Me a Public Key?

N1tr0u5 Re: This is why encryption isn't popular (399 comments)

Now we just need the mods to rate this informative instead of funny and we have a derivative issue with all of this.

about a year ago

Cell Phones For Science: BOINC Now Available For Android

N1tr0u5 Bill Watterson reference? (70 comments)

Scientific progress goes BOINC?

about a year ago

Evangelical Scientists Debate Creation Story

N1tr0u5 Re:"Faith"? (1014 comments)

Wish I had mod points. These statements are, at their root and in order, science, religion, and fanatic.

about 3 years ago

AI Takes On Pac-Man

N1tr0u5 4 1 (113 comments)

Given equal AI (and ghost speed of, say, 75% of Pac Man), the ghosts will always win. If you assume that they are programmed to give PM a little bit of room around the power pellets, taking that time to spread out around the possible exits from the pellet area, then a four mob coordinated predator pack will have no problem tagging a one mob prey, even with the occasional role switch.

more than 3 years ago

No Moon Needed For Extraterrestrial Life

N1tr0u5 Re:This is a SIGNIFICANT problem (246 comments)

Any civilization/sentience/life that is sophisticated enough to do those things that you mention in order to harness all spare solar energy will likely have also found a way to harness infrared (and anything else).

It sounds like you predict life evolves to create dyson spheres. If that's the case, then once all energy is harnessed by this civ, then they won't show up to us anymore.

more than 3 years ago

Can For-Profit Tech Colleges Be Trusted?

N1tr0u5 I went to ITT... (557 comments)

I will never recommend any for-profit paper mill to anyone, particularly ITT. I've got 40k worth of debt for the majority of classes entailing being a teacher reading a book to us. There were only two teachers that were worth a damn (Hi Mr. Miller and Mr. Richie) and I took three classes under them, total. Going there went something like this: First three quarters: This is pretty basic stuff, guess I get to the meat of things later. Second three quarters: Well, this seems to be as good as it gets, I've already spent almost 20K, may as well finish it out. Last two quarters: Regret. At least I'll have a diploma. Not to mention there was a guy in the classes that did nothing but surf the web for nothing but entertainment sites, did poorly on all the tests, didn't turn in homework, but still managed to get on the honor roll. I hate that place with all my heart and I chalk it up one of my life's biggest lessons/mistakes. I wish I would have paid 1/10 of what I did and gone to community college for the same education.

more than 3 years ago

Double Eclipse Photographed, Sun, Moon, and ISS

N1tr0u5 Re:Eclipsed .... (159 comments)

So as long as I automate the replication of content on the web (eg, make the server do it instead of manually doing it), it is legal? That sounds like a fallacious argument.

I agree, I appreciate that I am able to see it via his website. I'm just confused as to why the line is drawn.

more than 3 years ago

Double Eclipse Photographed, Sun, Moon, and ISS

N1tr0u5 Re:Eclipsed .... (159 comments)

People are complaining about the nice fellow that is serving up the image when the site has been slashdotted, but no one is complaining about cache servers serving up the image. Why? Aren't they just as guilty of unauthorized reproduction as he is?

more than 3 years ago

Double Eclipse Photographed, Sun, Moon, and ISS

N1tr0u5 Re:Eclipsed .... (159 comments)

People are complaining about the nice fellow that is serving up the image when the site has been slashdotted, but no one is complaining about cache servers serving up the image. Why?

more than 3 years ago

Trek Tech That Most Needs To Be Invented Before I Die:

N1tr0u5 Pick the one that CREATES energy... (633 comments)

Pick the one that CREATES energy... not consumes it. The only logical choice is the warp drive.

One has to assume that all of these lovely devices consume MASSIVE amounts of energy in order to function, and we as a species are already having problems managing the "scant" resources we have. Make the warp drive, even just one, and we get MUCH further toward the rest of the tech than the other way around.

Also, reaching other planets and/or system to obtain more resources is possible with this tech.

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Knows When You'll Get Dumped

N1tr0u5 Re:Matsksskskskskk (474 comments)

Hopefully you remain unsuccessful, otherwise he will disappear to his native dimension.

more than 3 years ago

UVB-76 Broadcasts New Voice Message

N1tr0u5 Just a guess, It's a salt. (560 comments)

You can pick this thing up from anywhere with the right equipment, right?

about 4 years ago

PS3 Hacked via USB Dongle

N1tr0u5 Feels like an illusion. (337 comments)

I notice that they didn't ever skip the video back to the PS3 after "loading" the backed up game. I don't have a PS3, so I can't confirm and/or notice any differences in OS between what a proper disc loaded up looks like or vs. what a backed up game would look like (when they view the ratchet and clank game).

I am skeptical given that the forum link is down, and that something as simple as USB run code breaking open the hypervisor seems shady.

more than 4 years ago

Scientology Tries To Block German Documentary

N1tr0u5 Re:Thank you! (565 comments)

If you please, what language is this in before I clear and spend the resources to obtain it?

more than 4 years ago

Security Industry Faces Attacks It Can't Stop

N1tr0u5 Re:Surely we've seen this before... (305 comments)

Nor would we want them to, lest they start trying to come up with ways to predict who will and will not perform criminal (or, dar I say, terr'ist) acts and detain them prior to

more than 4 years ago

China To Tap Combustible Ice As New Energy Source

N1tr0u5 Re:Another world (185 comments)

Let's hope that the tech developed to mine or explore this area is remembered for when we need to send probes or other such to similar condition on other worlds.

I stick to my assertions that we should not be spending so much money on trying to explore other worlds before we have thoroughly discovered and explored our own. This is just another reason why - unclaimed resources and opportunities to test remote vehicles/probes in alternate world (or at least more alternate than what most regions offer) conditions.

more than 4 years ago


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