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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

Seahawk Re:Why stop there? (496 comments)

Never expect that the driver uses the mirror anyway! :)

about 7 months ago
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How Google Glass Is Evolving As It Heads For Release To Developers

Seahawk Re:Still Waiting For Some Skydiving Goggles (140 comments)

What about making a simple variometer that gives of a tone depending on the rate of descent?

I guess something crude can be made with a simple atmospheric pressure sensor, and an AVR.

about 2 years ago
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Xen-Based Secure OS Qubes Hits 1.0

Seahawk Re:And I feel so safe downloading it.. (175 comments)

Isn't that like saying: "Your application shouldn't break because a windowing system isn't available, but instead fall back to curses"?

Sometimes, IMHO, it's just not worth it to have a non-js enabled fallback.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Rejects WebP Image Format, Google Adds It

Seahawk Re:"Advantages over JPEG" (262 comments)

But is'nt that just a matter of time? Network throughput will most like increase much faster than size of jpegs(due to higher resolution displays), so give it 10 years and it doesn't really matter much whether you use jpeg or png speedwise.

more than 3 years ago
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Blizzard Sues Private Server Company, Awarded $88M

Seahawk Re:Anonymous Coward (356 comments)

Yes, they were using actual WoW data files, including player and enemy models, sound effects and all that. That is clearly infringing on copyrighted material.

If the server host had bought a copy of the game for each server, where is the copyright infringement? I know that there might be some EULA problems, if you live a place where those won't be laughed out of court, but I have a hard time seeing what is so bad here if the copy of the data files on the server is not pirated.

more than 4 years ago
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Dell Says 90% of Recorded Business Data Is Never Read

Seahawk How to handle telemarketers (224 comments)

I just answer the phone, asks them to hang on for a second, and then just deposit the phone somewhere silent, like my bedroom, and wait for them to hang up. My current record is 7 minutes and 49 seconds.

This makes it as expensive for them to call me as possible with me just spending 5 seconds of my time.

more than 4 years ago
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Fermilab Experiment Hints At Multiple Higgs Particles

Seahawk Re:That's awesome. (271 comments)

Unfortunately, as Iran, Afghanistan and North Korea have demonstrated, they ARE stupid enough, and really don't care if they die for Allah or Kim or whoever.

Clearly I missed the news report of Iran, Afghanistan or Democratic People's Republic of Korea launching nukes at anyone?

more than 4 years ago
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Matter-Antimatter Bias Seen In Fermilab Collisions

Seahawk Re:Uneven laws (304 comments)

Well - if c gets speeds up instead of slowing down, that would put a stop to that idea.

more than 4 years ago
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Bill To Ban All Salt In Restaurant Cooking

Seahawk Re:Some people are idiots (794 comments)

Yes, lets have a law that bans banning!

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook's HipHop Also a PHP Webserver

Seahawk Re:GUI applications (304 comments)

Only vaginae support inheritance?

more than 4 years ago
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HDD Manufacturers Moving To 4096-Byte Sectors

Seahawk Re:So only XP is out of luck? (442 comments)

Even popular games that are shipping now do not run under it: that tells me it's obsolete.

I would guess that is only because DirectX 10 is not supported on XP - and the reason, I believe, is because MS wanted to force gamers to Vista(It was kind of problematic that people that were first movers did not really move to Vista)

more than 4 years ago
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Not Enough Women In Computing, Or Too Many Men?

Seahawk Re:Considerably? (686 comments)

Few garbagemen comes up with a great idea(Google, Skype, Facebook whatever) and become really rich men. So it's not really a valid comparisation just to compare the income of an average garbageman and an average programmer. You need add the Bill Gates', Janus Friis' and Larry Page's of the world when you calculate average programmer pay! :)

more than 4 years ago
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Police Arrest Man For Refusing To Tweet

Seahawk Re:How would that work (550 comments)

So you think it should be perfectly legal to run into a crowd and scream "BOMB!!! HE HAS A BOMB!!!!" While you start running away with your arms flailing?

Not that THAT was the case here, but there ARE limits to "freedom of speech". You CAN say what ever you want but if what you so directly endangers the lives of others I sure hope you will be arrested.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Releases Source To Chromium OS

Seahawk Re:Going back to sleep now... (664 comments)

Go out and take a walk and ask people if they miss having a real PC. I bet they do. If they don't now, they will when the capacity for your servers approaches 80%, and then management will be unwilling to invest in more infrastructure.

So your argument is that if you implement thin clients incorrectly, it won't work? :)

I'm not really for or against them, but lets at least get some better arguments against them than this.

more than 4 years ago
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Pirate Bay Shuts Down Tracker, Switches To Distributed Hash Table

Seahawk Re:Napster et al court cases... (327 comments)

Doesn't trackerless torrents cut down significantly on the traffic in the tracker/bootnode end of things? So it gets even cheaper to distribute big amounts of non-infringing data?

So what is the downside for someone like Canonical to start using trackerless torrents for ubuntu? As far as I can see they would save on tracker traffic.

more than 4 years ago
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HTML 5 As a Viable Alternative To Flash?

Seahawk Re:Ignoring the 800 pound gorilla (541 comments)

Why do IE lag behind? Html5 is a PROPOSED standard. Wasn't the original problem that everyone took proposed standards and started to implement them before they were finished?

more than 5 years ago

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Denmark chooses ODF

Seahawk Seahawk writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Seahawk writes "Friday morning Denmark decided to choose odf over ooxml from Microsoft. For now the decision is only effective for govermental institutions but regions and municipalities will most likely follow some time in the future. The decision have taken four years to come to and many open source advocates have feared the worst, but it looks like the minister finally caved in and listened to what alot of people were saying."
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