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Department of Justice: FBI Too Focused On Child Porn

Samedi1971 Re:Someone's math is wrong (487 comments)

Tho I agree, playing devil's advocate I'd have to point out they are trying to remove the market for the kiddie porn. Remove the market and the producers will dramatically drop off. Only a minor percentage are paying for it, but there are also a lot more that are funding the producers/distributors indirectly with banner impressions and clicks, and with zip files of KP with botnet/spyware sprinkled in.

Why not? It's been working so well to shut down the drug trade.

more than 3 years ago

FTC: "Video Game Self Regulation Works"

Samedi1971 Re:One word: (115 comments)

With the exception of things legally forbidden to children (alcohol and tobacco), kids can get anything they want online.

How are those things exceptions?

A child can order those online without supervision, but they can't be delivered unless an adult of legal drinking age is present to accept.

more than 3 years ago

Large Hadron Collider is a Time Machine?

Samedi1971 Re:Testable! (332 comments)

So, when it did already cause matter to have appeared?

If the matter was sent back far enough in time it may have become the basis of a popular contemporary religion.

Don't ask me why they decided to send back loaves and fishes, of all things.

more than 3 years ago

A Bittersweet Finale For Discovery Space Shuttle

Samedi1971 Re:Why not leave it at the ISS? (205 comments)

The Mir didn't make a very good re-entry vehicle.

Arguably better than SkyLab?

I'd argue that. Skylab parts were successfully retrieved for posterity. As far as I know nobody has recovered any Mir parts from the bottom of the Pacific. So in terms of bringing random bits of scrap back from orbit, good ol' american "let it fall and hope it doesn't hit anything expensive" beat russian planning and execution.

more than 3 years ago

A Bittersweet Finale For Discovery Space Shuttle

Samedi1971 Re:Why not leave it at the ISS? (205 comments)

What aren't the shuttles just made a permanent part of the station and source of parts and the crew just sent down via MIR or something?

The Mir didn't make a very good re-entry vehicle.

more than 3 years ago

Bing Becomes No.2 Search Engine at 4.37%

Samedi1971 What about Altavista? (366 comments)

I thought they were making a big comeback after watching a recent episode of Parks and Recreation.

more than 3 years ago

Some Countries Want To Ban 'Information Weapons'

Samedi1971 Re:Glen Beck (321 comments)

So will this prevent the likes of Glen Beck and Ann Coulter from broadcasting outside of the USA?

To answer your question, no I didn't RTFA, I couldn't even be bothered to read past the headline.

So you're a fan, then.

more than 3 years ago

Subscription-Based 'Hulu Plus' Is Now Official

Samedi1971 Re:Ad-supported? (434 comments)

Where's Weeds/Big Love/True Blood, or whatever people are watching nowadays?

Those are all on $15/month channels. People who are willing to pay for quality shows are already doing that.

more than 4 years ago

Apple Is Nintendo's "Enemy of the Future"

Samedi1971 Re:Nintendo phone (272 comments)

No way. If the Wii's any indication, you'll have to jump through hoops to get even an intermittent connection and you'll only be able to talk to random people unless you exchange a 30-digit friend code with the people you really want to call.

more than 4 years ago

Distance, in multiples of my height, from my birthplace:

Samedi1971 Re:right here (465 comments)

Or it'sn't(a contraction of it's and isn't)...

Contgratulations. You saved 4 characters (including spaces) by making up a new contraction, then took 33 characters to explain it.

more than 4 years ago

"Perpetual Motion DeLorean" Scammers Face $26M Judgment

Samedi1971 Re:A scam that paid off? (243 comments) potentially $2,000,000,000 - $26,000,000 = $1,974,000,000 = Not bad even when you lost in court IMHO. And certainly *not* counting what ~7 years worth of foreseeable built-up interest on $2B either.

You should invest in free energy. You're exactly the kind of savvy investor they're looking for.

more than 4 years ago

Xbox 360 Update Will Lock Out Unauthorized Storage

Samedi1971 Misinformation (435 comments)

The drive-less Xbox 360 Arcade unit is cheap ($199) but to realistically use it, you'll need to buy a "Memory Unit" (basically a proprietary USB stick) or an Xbox hard drive.... A 512 MB Microsoft branded Memory Unit goes for $29.99 at

The current version of the Arcade comes with 512M internal memory, so throw this whole statement out the window.

more than 4 years ago

New Lithium-Air Battery Delivers 10 Times the Energy Density

Samedi1971 Re:Car crash (281 comments)

What happens when your gasoline powered car crashes and the tank ruptures?

Happens all the time. The best case is an annoying fuel leak, with the worst case being a dangerous car fire.

When pure lithium is mixed with water, the best case is only a small number of people are close enough to be killed/maimed by the ensuing explosion.

more than 5 years ago

Researchers Store Optical Data In Five Dimensions

Samedi1971 Re:5 dimensions? (239 comments)

If you had some way to store data in particle spin, I could easily see 6 dimensions.
x,y,z position, plus x,y,z spin.

Interesting stuff....

You should let a physicist know you discovered 3 new dimensions. I think they'd want to know about that.

more than 5 years ago

MIT Artificial Vision Researchers Assemble 16-GPU Machine

Samedi1971 16 GPUs a big deal? (121 comments)

CAE's Tropos image generators use 17 GPUs per channel in a commercially available package. Each image channel (there are usually at least 3 in a flight simulator) uses 4 quad-GPU Radeon 8500 cards in addition to the onboard GPU which is only used for the operator interface. I've been working on these things for a couple of years now.

more than 6 years ago


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