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NSA WhistleBlower Outs Himself

Nimatek Re:Pulling an Assange? (860 comments)

as far as the Feds are concerned he is an admitted criminal, so they don't really have to answer to the media when he disappears.

Uhm what? Why wouldn't they have to answer to everyone and face criminal procedure themselves for extra-legally executing a citizen?

about a year ago

Wi-Fi Signals Allow Gesture Recognition All Through the Home

Nimatek Re:"Machine Learning" (122 comments)

That's not how machine learning works.

about a year ago

European Commission Launches $12 Billion Chip Support Campaign

Nimatek Re:Ask IBM why they left . . . ? (111 comments)

Infineon Technologies (, a Siemens spin-off do. They actually even have more facilities than listed on the wiki page.

about a year ago

Meet Pidora, the New Official Fedora Remix For Raspberry Pi

Nimatek Excellent name (51 comments)

This is already providing some immature amusement to Russian speaking individuals.

about a year ago

Why Visual Basic 6 Still Thrives

Nimatek Re:Might as well... (406 comments)

Java is simple in the least common denominator way. The language is very limited, and because it is so inexpressive and full of boilerplate it's the opposite of 'clean'. But those limitations allow low to medium skilled teams to produce code of a somewhat consistent quality, which is why it is so popular in enterprise.

more than 2 years ago

Lawmakers Intent On Approving SOPA, PIPA

Nimatek Re:Can't wait (513 comments)

SOPA would cost them so much more than that..

more than 2 years ago

Pirate Party UK Looks Forward To 2012

Nimatek Re:Whats in a name? (116 comments)

Excuse me? Lack of a proper program? How about this: This is in fact the PP's official stance on many issues beyond internet and copyright. It has been worked out and voted on in the process of many party congresses.

more than 2 years ago

Is the Earth Special?

Nimatek Re:Life Adapts (745 comments)

If FTL were possible than so would be time travel and causality violations. And that's kind of icky.

more than 2 years ago

Is the Earth Special?

Nimatek Re:Life Adapts (745 comments)

It's the Inhibitors.

more than 2 years ago

Bug Opens Chrome to Easy Remote Code Execution

Nimatek Re:Chrome also runs as root (61 comments)

Why would you run it as root for the update function instead of using your distro's repositories?

more than 2 years ago

HP To Introduce Flash Memory Replacement In 2013

Nimatek Re:End of the reboot? Hahaha! (253 comments)

The PC I'm posting this from runs Linux (a rolling release distro even) and has been running for 35 days with many updates applied in that time. Had to restart X when the desktop environment was updated. I will have to reboot for the kernel update though.

more than 2 years ago

AMD Starts Shipping First Bulldozer CPU

Nimatek Re:Sandy Bridge-E (202 comments)

Having recently assembled a socket 1155 system, I can tell you there is no way for the CPU to shift one bit (see what I did there). The amount of force required to lock it in place is actually scary.

more than 2 years ago

Battle of the SATA 3.0 Controllers

Nimatek Re:Tested True (138 comments)

Could it be that they have better controllers now? I just tested the read speeds with a Marvell controller on an ASRock board and a Marvell-controlled SSD (Crucial m4), which is advertised as having 'up to 415 MB/s' reads. The results of six runs of hdparm -t fall between 383 and 426 (this one twice!) MB/s.

more than 2 years ago

Anti-Matter Belt Discovered Around Earth

Nimatek Re:Fuel? No. (208 comments)

Nevermind that 'discovering' such a lump might be very unpleasant.

about 3 years ago

Apple Hopes To Drop Samsung As Chip Supplier

Nimatek Re:Good luck with that (107 comments)

I believe he spelled it this way intentionally, in order to avoid any potentially existing patent claims to the original spelling. As any law-abiding citizen should do. I would be careful with your use of 'Sir' if I were you. That's a very common and stylish word. Apple might have claims to it.

more than 3 years ago


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