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Hands On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles

Rhywden Re:That's cool and all. . . (170 comments)

It's the lightfield that's the kicker. Because that makes it NOT a simple 'picture projected onto a surface'. With this technology, your eyes should be able to focus on different parts of the image and actually getting the results your eyes expect.

Thus it should be possible to include a correction for near- or farsightedness. Your other complaints are merely showing your lack of imagination.

5 days ago
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How Bitcoin Could Be Key To Online Voting

Rhywden Re:Secret Ballot? (480 comments)

That's why it's actually illegal to make a photo of anything in the room where you take the vote. At least that's the case here in Germany.

about two weeks ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

Rhywden Re:Dupe (840 comments)

That was a time when you could actually easily fix something. Take cars, for example. Fixing a modern car aside from trivial cases is not easy.
Hell, even exchanging a broken lightbulb can pose major problems.

about three weeks ago
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Writer: How My Mom Got Hacked

Rhywden Re:What's the new hole? (463 comments)

So, the only thing between Cryptolocker and your user's files was the FILESYSTEM? And you think the problem was the OS?

Seriously, this thing was actually running on your Linux distribution (as you yourself admit) and the only thing that saved you was that it wasn't (yet) adapted to the filesystem. So, pray tell, how is Linux the magical mystery sauce which saves the day?

about three weeks ago
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Writer: How My Mom Got Hacked

Rhywden Re:people are idiots (463 comments)

That's like saying: "Oh, H5N1 is only dangerous to birds, we mammals don't need to worry at all."

The mechanisms of Cryptowall work under any OS. Stupid answer of yours. Oh, well, you are an Anonymous Coward after all.

about three weeks ago
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Writer: How My Mom Got Hacked

Rhywden Re:people are idiots (463 comments)

Cryptowall encrypts the data it has access to. It does not need admin rights to do shitloads of damage. This means that Cryptowall could work just as well under Linux / MacOS or any other OS out there.

about three weeks ago
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Being Colder May Be Good For Your Health

Rhywden Re:International translation (234 comments)

Not to mention that it's actually the melting point. Even when you have a well-defined pressure of 1 atm, water doesn't have to freeze at 0 C (and it also doesn't have to boil at 100 C). It is likely that it will freeze at that point, but far from being guaranteed. If you're doing things right water can go as far as -50 C before freezing.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

Rhywden Re:America, land of the free... (720 comments)

You misunderstand. I'm not for prohibition. I'm merely proposing that driving under the influence of any drug is a very bad idea.

In my opinion, you're free to rock your boat with whatever drug you choose - as long as you don't endanger other people. And hurtling along with at least 1 ton of metal while being drugged is endangering others.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

Rhywden Re:America, land of the free... (720 comments)

Well, I find it hard to sympathize - when you have drunk any amount of alcohol, you shouldn't be behind the wheels for any reason. Precisely because of crap like this. Additionally, counting the drinks is moronic - depending on what you ate and your current bodily constitution, your tolerance for alcohol may vary wildly.

Not to mention that alcohol impairs your judgment - it's like a drug-induced version of the Dunning-Kruger-Effect. You yourself may think that you have no problems driving with, say, a BAC of 0.04 - but how would you realistically know? Your judgment is already impaired...

about 1 month ago
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EU May Not Unify Its Data Protection Rules After All

Rhywden Re:Thanks Momma Merkel! (55 comments)

I don't think that most of the industry understands the internet either. I mean, just look at the debacle with this moronic "Leistungsschutzrecht" where they tried to make Google pay them for advertising for them. And when Google refused to play ball (either by simply delisting them from search results or just returning results without snippets) they tried to get a law passed that would have forced Google to pay and list them.

about 2 months ago
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EU May Not Unify Its Data Protection Rules After All

Rhywden Thanks Momma Merkel! (55 comments)

Let's not forget this statement of Momma Merkel comes from the same woman who stated that the "Internet is virgin territory" merely a year ago.

She simply does not understand internet issues and thus promptly falls back on an industry-friendly position.

about 2 months ago
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Is Chernobyl Still Dangerous? Was 60 Minutes Pushing Propaganda?

Rhywden Re:What a shock (409 comments)

Right. U238 does not decay into Cesium at any point. Neither does U235.

about 2 months ago
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Raspberry Pi-Powered Body Illusion Lets You Experience Parkinson's

Rhywden Re:Why? (38 comments)

Indeed. There are also suits and goggles which simulate old age so that youngsters can better empathize with the needs of the elderly. I mean, at some point you'll surely have stood in line behind an older person who took their sweet time to get the spare change out of the purse. With such suits, you can experience for yourself why that took so long.

It's one thing to intellectually know about a concept and a completely different thing to have actually experienced it.

You can do similar stuff when it comes to educating about the dangers of alcohol. Simply put on a special goggle (which emulates your field of view when at about 1.0 BAC and also induces vertigo) and you'll see why driving drunk is dangerous.

about 2 months ago
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'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand

Rhywden Re:Recognition (150 comments)

Since they didn't acquire the whole of Nokia, I'm quite sure that this was the best result available.

They "only" bought the mobile part of Nokia.

about 3 months ago
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'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand

Rhywden Re:Recognition (150 comments)

Right, because they had a choice...

As part of the acquisition of Nokia's mobile business, they also got the naming rights for a limited time only (two years, if I recall correctly).

about 3 months ago
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Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

Rhywden Re:The technology exists and is used (144 comments)

The same argument can be made about the death penalty. As the US justice system has shown repeatedly there are quite a lot of innocent people on death row.

Now the question becomes: Do you rather want to abolish the death penalty so that no innocent people are killed - or do you want to make sure that criminals are killed and accept the innocent victimes as collateral damage?

Benjamin Franklin stated: "It is better 100 guilty Persons should escape than that one innocent Person should suffer". I find it interesting that the US have moved into the completely opposite direction.

about 3 months ago
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Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

Rhywden Re:Reasonable (144 comments)

Riiight. Because US sex offenders lists contain people who made the mistake of drunkenly pissing against a wall in public... As long as you have those laws, your country doesn't get to be upset about anything regarding people who want to be forgotten.

Not to mention that US laws actually allows the prosecution of minors when their nude shot of themselves gets into the public internet. Because they created child pornography, or so the dubious logic goes.

about 3 months ago
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Surprise! More Than Twice As Much Mercury In Environment As Thought

Rhywden Re:Broken light bulbs. (173 comments)

From the (maximum of) 5 milligrams of mercury? What did you do? Break the lamp very carefully and then snort the contents?

about 5 months ago
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Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany

Rhywden Re:Good. How is uber any different... (312 comments)

No. The seat limit is also written into the C driving license (trucks) and D driving licenses (busses). Look it up.

about 5 months ago

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