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The First Particle Physics Evidence of Physics Beyond the Standard Model?

RaceProUK Re:Annoying header graphics (97 comments)

Exactly the same, it's just the file is C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

about a week ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

RaceProUK Re:Safety vs Law (475 comments)

Nowhere did the guy post what the speed limit was.

about two weeks ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

RaceProUK Re:Safety vs Law (475 comments)

And what if the driver doing 45 pulled in front of the one doing 90, leaving less than a second for the latter to react?

And before you say that's stupid, I've had to swerve to avoid a big accident caused by someone doing half my speed pulling out in front of me on a motorway. Luckily I had enough time to react.

about two weeks ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

RaceProUK Re:Left or Right? (475 comments)

I don't know what regulations may apply when it leaves the factory, but some combination of years of wear, a sticky cable, and larger than factory tires put on and that easily goes out the window.

As would the road-worthiness certification.

about two weeks ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

RaceProUK Re:Left or Right? (475 comments)

So how will a driverless car know that the roads are wet or icy before a loss of traction occurs.

Same way 'normal' cars know when the road conditions change: stability control systems. Where fitted, obviously.

about two weeks ago
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Snowden Granted 3 More Years of Russian Residency

RaceProUK Re:Snowden is a traitor (266 comments)

Ah, I see the NSA is here :)

about three weeks ago
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Skype Blocks Customers Using OS-X 10.5.x and Earlier

RaceProUK Re:They're all evil. Really evil. (267 comments)

It's impossible to make something as complex as a consumer oriented OS without any bugs at all.

It certainly is

At which point your argument loses all value. Clearly you've never written a line of code in your life.

about three weeks ago
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How Bird Flocks Resemble Liquid Helium

RaceProUK Re:There have been attempts before (40 comments)

Wouldn't it be funny if it turned out the T-Rex actually barked like a Yorkshire terrier?

about a month ago
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Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100%

RaceProUK Re:Surprise! (137 comments)

Looking at the raw figures in the report, the count is up from 130 to... 133. That's an increase of 2.3%. Even extrapolated to a full year, it's a 5.6% rise.

about a month ago
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Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

RaceProUK Re:If you had taken part in "welcome back"... (66 comments)

I don't have any green pieces of paper, but I can get blue, orange and purple pieces. There's even the lesser-spotted red piece; I've seen one twice in my life, so I know they exist </obligatorynoteveryoneisamerkin>

about a month ago
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Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

RaceProUK Re:Nintendo (66 comments)

Nintendo has a huge userbase. It's just only 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000001% of them can actually be bothered to go through the pain of the Nintendo Network.

about a month ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

RaceProUK Re:Good for devs. (270 comments)

WCF is built on .NET. Silverlight is built on .NET. WinRT has a full .NET layer.

.NET is dead the same way the Sun is made of ice.

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

RaceProUK Re:"Free" Windows (387 comments)

The thing they call Windows Phone 8 doesn't have windows

And Macintoshes don't have waterproof coats. And it doesn't matter - it's the power of the brand that matters.

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

RaceProUK Re:Gee, so only a year of screaming (387 comments)

If MS disappeared overnight, someone else would take its place. All that would happen is one devil being replaced by another.

about 5 months ago
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Tesla's Fight With Car Dealers Could Help Decide the Next Presidential Election

RaceProUK Re:Rubio was doing so well (282 comments)

Raspberry

about 5 months ago
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Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard?

RaceProUK Re:Not enough foot room in smaller vehicles (394 comments)

I considered it a design flaw.

Just because you didn't think about taking your boots off doesn't make a small footwell a design flaw.

about 5 months ago
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Is the New "Common Core SAT" Bill Gates' Doing?

RaceProUK Re:The danger of commonality (273 comments)

It is indoctrination, pure and simple

Basic literacy and numeracy is indoctrination now? I think your tinfoil hat's a little tight.

about 5 months ago
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Google To Replace GTK+ With Its Own Aura In Chrome

RaceProUK Re:Google's Aura (240 comments)

QT with LGPL could be used freely by google...

People on Slashdot keep saying this, but corporate lawyers see "GPL" in "LGPL" and flat out say "no way."

Maybe those corporations should hire actual lawyers instead of corporate lawyers.

about 6 months ago
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Valve Open Sources Their DirectX To OpenGL Layer

RaceProUK Re:Makes sense (130 comments)

If only it was MIT-licensed so people could club together and add support for the rest of Dx9 (and 10 and 11 while they're at it)...

about 6 months ago

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Google to launch Operating System

RaceProUK RaceProUK writes  |  more than 5 years ago

RaceProUK writes "The BBC are running a story about Google's plans to release a new Chrome-inspired OS, which 'will be aimed initially at small, low-cost netbooks, but will eventually be used on PCs as well'. Further details on the Google Blog."

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