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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

Obscene_CNN Re:Home of the brave? (538 comments)

So if 9/11 style threats against theaters will stop a movie from being released, Why the hell didn't someone think of that when Twilight was released?

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Sony cancels planned release for The Interview

Obscene_CNN Nuts! we could have stopped Twilight that way (2 comments)

So... 9/11 style treats will stop a movie from being released. Why didn't someone think of that when Twilight was released?

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Touring a Carnival Cruise Simulator: 210 Degrees of GeForce-Powered Projection

Obscene_CNN Damn, I thought it was a game! (42 comments)

Damn, I thought it was a game! I was thinking I could go hang with Gopher and Isaac at the lido deck lounge then try to bag Julie the cruise director.

2 days ago
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Touring A Carnival Cruise Simulator: 210 Degrees Of GeForce-Powered Projection

Obscene_CNN Damn, I thought it was a game (2 comments)

Damn, I thought it was a game. I was thinking I could go hang with Gopher and Isaac at the lido deck lounge then try to bag Julie the cruise director.

3 days ago
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$35 Quad-core Hacker SBC Offers Raspberry Pi-like Size and I/O

Obscene_CNN Re:Also, "mostly similar"? (139 comments)

On the plus side ARM might manage to surpass AMD in IPC but they re-hired the K8 guy, so it looks like that plan might be in the shitter.

Keep in mind that while arm may have just beat AMD in IPC. The number of instructions it takes to do something with ARM is higher than it is on an x86

about a week ago
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Fury at Airbus after it hints the A380 may be mothballed

Obscene_CNN Bristol Brabazon 2.0 has the same problem as 1.0 (1 comments)

The Bristol Brabazon 2.0 has the same problem as version 1.0. Not enough flight routes where it can make money. I guess they finally answered the question of what would have happened had the built the original Bristol Brabazon though, a few companies would buy a few and that would be it.

about a week ago
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U.S. Passenger Vehicle Fleet Dirtier After 2008 Recession

Obscene_CNN Re:Requirements didn't change though (176 comments)

Some people are bypassing some emissions controls to get better mileage. Some techniques are ease to reverse for emissions checks like a BB in the vacuum line that opens the EGR valve on a diesel.

about a week ago
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$35 Quad-core Hacker SBC Offers Raspberry Pi-like Size and I/O

Obscene_CNN Re:Also, "mostly similar"? (139 comments)

How so? ARM processors are quite plentiful and support several operating systems already. Perhaps you're just not very familiar with them. Not to worry. There's plenty of material available.

I've designed embedded computers and written boot rom code and ported kernels to arm and other processors. While arm has a more intelligent design to it than an x86 its still far behind other processors with its 16 registers (MIPS,PowerPC,etc have 32 plus a few dedicated ones). It also lacks in the fact that it must have its address space split in half to support I/O. The only thing arm does well is conserve power.

about a week ago
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Fraud Bots Cost Advertisers $6 Billion

Obscene_CNN Re:Not sure who to cheer for (190 comments)

So in order for a website to remain free for the users use, they will need to post more advertisements to make up for it.

If you don't like advertising on you favorite site. Then you better find them a business model where they can keep running (as it isn't free for them) and feed their family's. Otherwise just suck it up as the cost of having free access to their data.

I oppose personal targeted adds and tracking adds. Click bot networks defeat this ad model. Positioned adds on articles that people who might buy a product based on the fact that a certain demographic reads these type of articles I have no problem with and in fact encourages production of good articles to attract adds and readers.

about a week ago
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$35 Quad-core Hacker SBC Offers Raspberry Pi-like Size and I/O

Obscene_CNN Re:Also, "mostly similar"? (139 comments)

It means its still ARM based and thus it sucks!

about a week ago
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Anonymous demand to Lizard Squad to stop attacking Xbox Live and PSN

Obscene_CNN Too bad we can't watch this fight (1 comments)

Too bad we can't watch this fight. It will be a good one.

about two weeks ago
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Is C Still Relevant In the 21st Century?

Obscene_CNN C is extensively used in embedded projects (1 comments)

C is extensively used in embedded projects and low level code. The fact that it doesn't support objects leads to fewer programming mistakes and keeps code bloat to a minimum.

about two weeks ago
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Richard III's remains found under parking lot

Obscene_CNN Re:Isn't this old? (3 comments)

The DNA results are new

about two weeks ago
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How to convince my company to stop using passwords.

Obscene_CNN Just forget about it. (1 comments)

I'm sure there are bigger fish to fry at your company like making money. Passwords have been around for so long because there is no equal to replace them. Tying access to a phone means you have to have your phone to do work. If the phone breaks you are screwed. If you loose the phone you are screwed. If you forget the phone you are screwed for at least a day or delayed until you get it back. It also requires that each employee have a phone and some places have laws about reimbursement that will add costs for the company. Just forget about it.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Non-coders, why aren't you contributing to open source?

Obscene_CNN Re:Maybe they can't code? (4 comments)

If they can't code they aren't going to try

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Non-coders, why aren't you contributing to open source?

Obscene_CNN Maybe they can't code? (4 comments)

Maybe they can't code?

about two weeks ago

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Can a kitty litter box help predict earthquakes?

Obscene_CNN Obscene_CNN writes  |  about a month ago

Obscene_CNN (3652201) writes "Can kitty litter boxes help predict earthquakes? A company has produced a a scale that sits beneath a kitty litter box and monitors the cats activity and weight. It then can be monitored via a smartphone app. A NSF grant is using it to see if pets can predict natural disasters."
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Should Slashdot start a stupid story blacklist?

Obscene_CNN Obscene_CNN writes  |  about a month ago

Obscene_CNN (3652201) writes "Should Slashdot start a stupid story blacklist? Time and time again I see the same stupid story with the same write-up submitted to Slashdot about the "gravity plane". It is blatant investor scam that will never work. Should Slashdot just set up a filter for the a link to www.fuellessflight.com or the stupid gizmag article about it and automatically dump it? Should they start a similar process for other stupid or scam stories? How should Slashdot decide how stupid or scam articles get added to the black list?"
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Fracking to improve geothermal energy.

Obscene_CNN Obscene_CNN writes  |  about 2 months ago

Obscene_CNN (3652201) writes "On the Newberry volcano in Oregon an experiment began to enhance geothermal energy output. Stimulation of the Newberry Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Demonstration injection well, NWG 55-29, began on September 23. Since then they have successfully injected approximately 3,000,000 gallons of water into the expanding EGS reservoir. The first microseismic events (earthquakes) associated with stimulation were recorded on September 28, and to date over 200 events have been located by the microseismic array (MSA)."
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Solar plant scorches birds in mid air

Obscene_CNN Obscene_CNN writes  |  about 4 months ago

Obscene_CNN (3652201) writes "The new solar energy plant that is owned by Google and two energy companies is killing birds in mid air. The plant which works by concentrating the suns rays is killing and igniting the birds as they fall out of the sky. BrightSource Energy, NRG Solar, and Google say they are studying methods of reducing the bird deaths."
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The human body shouldn't bend like this

Obscene_CNN Obscene_CNN writes  |  about 6 months ago

Obscene_CNN (3652201) writes "Not your normal slashdot material but the human body shouldn't bend like this. This may make some slashdot readers get turned on while others may wince in pain (It is safe for work). Either way it must be seen to be believed!! (or to claim its photo shopped) ;)"
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Kickstarter won't let you fund a Death Star :(

Obscene_CNN Obscene_CNN writes  |  about 6 months ago

Obscene_CNN (3652201) writes "When you are only working part time you tend to look for business opportunities and additional employment. After seeing a few kickstarter projects being pimped on here leveraging other people's work they give out for free I figured why not go big time. I decided to try and fund a Death Star.

Of course there are a few problems with trying to create this project on kickstarter. First they want a location and high earth orbit isn't acceptable. Next they won't let you fund a $2,900,000,000,000,000,000 USD project. And finally they have this stupid no weapons or dangerous device policy.

Now the first issue can be fixed by a simple change in the webpage to allow places they don't recognize. Its not like this is the first project to built in space. They should be expecting this as they do have a category for space projects.

For the second issue, funding limits. I guess they worry you can't raise $2.9 quintillion in 60 days. Really it would only cost about $2.7 quintillion http://www.pcmag.com/article2/... but after Kickstarter and Amazon take their cut it bumps the price to another $200 quadrillion. I really think that if they would be willing to drop their percentage in half they could still be happy making $100 quadrillion. Lets face it dropping the funding goal $100 quadrillion improves the odds of any kickstarter project working.

Now for the final issue of their weapons policy. Since this project will be built in space there will be no governing laws other than the laws of physics. Why would they prohibit this? I can only speculate that they are under the impression that Death Star owners run around blowing up planets like they see in the movies. In reality there is not one document case of a Death Star owner doing this. As long as they continue to buy into the Death Star control freaks hype from the planet Alderaan we won't be able to get this project off the ground.

This is where I need your help. Please send them feedback to encourage them to make changes to their website and policies to allow this project. You can contact them here. https://www.kickstarter.com/co...

Thank You"

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