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Can Web-Based Protests Be a Force for Change?

Sla$hPot No (76 comments)

A couple of years ago Facebook protests used to raise alarms in the political spheres.
Politicians now know that they won't make any difference. The masses are drowned by media.
Once in a while an unknown outsider tweet into parliament. But without political friends/comrades (ew!) it's often for a short visit.
Todays journalism is about how many articles you can copy paste in a day.
Pass along nothing to see here

about two weeks ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

Sla$hPot I hate to say this... (270 comments)

But MS is getting smarter and smarter every day

about two weeks ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

Sla$hPot With the risk of being pedantic (610 comments)

Having only read the headline.
Which says that there is a mathematical proof, saying that it can not be ruled out that the universe could have spontaneously formed from nothing.
It is hereby proven! (anything)

about two weeks ago
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The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

Sla$hPot Wifey will... (400 comments)

...probably use up all plastic before we get a shoe problem :/

about a month ago
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Hacking Charisma

Sla$hPot Oxymoronically (242 comments)

A scientific way to charm? How about charming your way to science? Sounds strange, from top to bottom. Don't know what's up and down after reading this.

about a month ago
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Flash Is Dead; Long Live OpenFL!

Sla$hPot Re:Or not (166 comments)

Its is interesting indeed.
And a potential goldmine for C/C++ oldies.
I beleive that it show a lot of it's potential this year allready.
With WebGL catching on it will only get better.

about a month ago
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Flash Is Dead; Long Live OpenFL!

Sla$hPot Re:Or not (166 comments)

True
Thats why you gotta love emscripten ;)
C/C++ and JavaScript will rule the next couple of decates.
Check it out for your self if you don't believe me.

about a month ago
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Flash Is Dead; Long Live OpenFL!

Sla$hPot Re:Go emscripten (166 comments)

It is more cross platform than anything else out there.
With an asm.js optimized browser, it is also very competitive, performance wise.
In that respect you could probably impliment openFL in emscripten :/
No installation required.

about a month ago
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Flash Is Dead; Long Live OpenFL!

Sla$hPot Go emscripten (166 comments)

Nuf said

about a month ago
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Big Bang's Smoking Gun Found

Sla$hPot Todays scores (269 comments)

Astro physics 1 Theoretical physics 0
I think we should spend more resources on astro physics.
Better ten new super space telescopes than one new super proton smasher.

about a month ago
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Prominent GitHub Engineer Julie Ann Horvath Quits Citing Harrassment

Sla$hPot Re:That's capitalism. (710 comments)

Please mod up. This has got nothing to do with trolling.

about a month ago
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Men And Women Think Women Are Bad At Basic Math

Sla$hPot Both men and women are right (384 comments)

I didn't even have to read the post to make the conclusion

about a month and a half ago
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WikiLeaks Cables Foreshadow Russian Instigation of Ukrainian Military Action

Sla$hPot Re:Slightly off topic... (479 comments)

>I guess the Ukraine should've kept hold of those nukes

Now thats an interesting thought.

However, I'm pretty sure that was taken care of before it became a real option for the Ukranian government.

about 1 month ago
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WikiLeaks Cables Foreshadow Russian Instigation of Ukrainian Military Action

Sla$hPot Re:Slightly off topic... (479 comments)

>I guess the Ukraine should've kept hold of those nukes Now thats an interesting thought. However, I'm pretty sure that was taken care of before it became a real option for the Ukranian government.

about 1 month ago
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WikiLeaks Cables Foreshadow Russian Instigation of Ukrainian Military Action

Sla$hPot Slightly off topic... (479 comments)

...But...

Regarding the nuclear weapons situation.
According to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N...
Peak stockpile 1,080 warheads (1992)
Current stockpile 0 total
Maximum missile range NA

So.. no current stockpile. Sounds good to me.

But also according to Wiki. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...

Notice third column

"Satellite Orion", "Midrange Orion", "Super Orion"
Ship diameter, 17–20 m, 40 m, 400 m
Ship mass, 300 t, 1000–2000 t, 8,000,000 t
Number of bombs, 540, 1080, 1080
Individual bomb mass, 0.22 t, 0.37–0.75 t, 3000 t

This can't help one speculate, even with all this Megatons to Megawatts program going on.
What happened to those 1080 Ukraniean warheads?

Uhm?
Above numbers are based on available technology and materials from 1958
Both factors have improved somewhat since.
Of cause, as usual all the people that would be capable of pulling of such an accomplishment are either retired or dead.
Including one that have actually piled up enough money to actually do it, with some help of cheap Ukranian Megatons, making SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and Armadillo Aroespace look like wooses. http://9to5mac.com/2011/08/16/...
Did he actually do it?

about 2 months ago
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Exxon Mobile CEO Sues To Stop Fracking Near His Texas Ranch

Sla$hPot Owned (317 comments)

Time to wake up and smell the Coffee + methane

"I love the smell of mehane in the morning"

about 2 months ago
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Military Electronics That Shatter Into Dust On Command

Sla$hPot Thats impossible! (221 comments)

Mission impossible :P

about 3 months ago
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World's First Magma-Based Geothermal Energy System

Sla$hPot It's just a matter of digging a hole (161 comments)

How hard can it really be?

Now take a huge strong tungsten cylinder, with thick walls and fill it with uranium 238.
Put a hook in one end and let it melt it's way down to reptilian depts.
Then add water.
Voila!

about 3 months ago

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Netflix is getting a new makover

Sla$hPot Sla$hPot writes  |  about 5 months ago

Sla$hPot (1189603) writes "The makeover affects all platforms, from TV's, set-top boxes, consoles browsers.
Earlier this year Netflix told us about the change from Silverlight to HTML5.
But what are the technical details about their latest move?"

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Black matter finally discovered?

Sla$hPot Sla$hPot writes  |  about a year ago

Sla$hPot (1189603) writes "Space.com posted an article 18 Feb with the title "Has Dark Matter Finally Been Found? Big News Coming Soon"
According to the article AAAS will release a paper on the latest findings in a couple of weeks.
It sounds like dark matter has actually, almost been found, just as the Higgs particle that still needs verification before it's discovery can be rightfully be claimed.
Will it happen this year? Just any of them?"

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Chrome the new Inertnet Explorer?

Sla$hPot Sla$hPot writes  |  about 2 years ago

Sla$hPot (1189603) writes "Why is it that every loving* company that has success, starts loving their customers / users?
Chrome is becoming more and more crappy compared to it's competitors every day.
It appears that the development on chrome as has basically stagnated.
Tab management is pretty much useless, even though it has to be one of the most important browser features.
Is it just me or does anybody else cares about tabs?
Some time ago Slashdot did a poll on tab usage. I might have voted 4-6 tabs at the time. Today it would be more like 50-60.
So every time i restart my computer after system updates and forget to recover the closed tabs...gone!..hurts and anger :(.
New HTML(5) features lack behind all other browsers. Especially canvas.
It appears that the new Google policy is to stop development in an areas where the have achieved a dominant position just like MS did when they ruled? We all know how that went.
Currently my preferred browser is Chrome, but i'm not sure anymore.
Perhaps everyone is just to focused on App development, what ever that is. What's the heaven* is an App anyways?
Btw. it's not fair to call the Internet Explorer inert (anymore). It seems like MS are catching up on internet browsing (apparently because they have to).
I might just be impatient, but i think that to little effort is being put into HTML and browser development, considering how important it is.
The web browser is the single most used App today and HTML will still be here in fifty years, so why not bother to do it right?

*You know what i mean"
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Development woes on a Saturday evening

Sla$hPot Sla$hPot writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Sla$hPot (1189603) writes "Just took a deep look at Android development today.
Thought it would be a good idea to catch up on the latest mobile platform development.
After spending three to four hours going through the documentation feeling ready to spend the rest of the evening doing the tutorial section.
SDK installed, Eclipse (Indigo) has been updated with the latest Android plugin. Ready to go.
First the notorious HelloWorld.
Dead easy. Just three lines of code.
Then hit run.. and wait some, while the emulator starts.
And then wait some more...15 minutes later a few popups appear asking if you want to wait for the process or close it. Chose wait and wait some more.
The Android screen finally show..But no hello message.
WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!
Im sure this means that i should have to have an Android device (instead of my iPhone) to debug through the USB port.
So, I can't spend anymore time on this crap...Where is the iPhone plugin for Eclipse?
Doesn't exist :(
What about Windows Phone 7 then?
Are there any Windows Phone 7 out there?
Why make things so f#% difficult.
If it so hard to make an emulator that performs decently on most systems, why not just make a web enabled emulator (in Eclipse) that just works and performs all the time.
Perhaps one should try out Qt instead.
It does look very impressive, but what are the chances that it will run on any mobile platform anytime soon if ever? /Moan"

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Development woes on a Saturday evening

Sla$hPot Sla$hPot writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Sla$hPot (1189603) writes "Just took a deep look at Android development today.
Thought it would be a good idea to catch up on the latest mobile platform development.
After spending three to four hours going through the documentation feeling ready to spend the rest of the evening doing the tutorial section.
SDK installed, Eclipse (Indigo) has been updated with the latest Android plugin. Ready to go.
First the notorious HelloWorld.
Dead easy. Just three lines of code.
The hit run.. and wait some while the emulator starts.
And then wait some more...15 minutes later a few popups appear asking if you want to wait for the process or close it. Chose wait and wait some more.
The Android screen finally show..But no hello message.
WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!
Im sure this means that i should have to have an Android device (instead of my iPhone) to debug through the USB port.
So, I can't spend anymore time on this crap...Where is the iPhone plugin for Eclipse?
Doesn't exist :(
What about Windows Phone 7 then?
Are there any Windows Phone 7 out there?
Why make things so f#% difficult.
If it so hard to make an emulator that performs decently on most systems, why not just make a web enabled emulator (in Eclipse) that just works and performs all the time.
Perhaps one should try out Qt instead.
It does look very impressive, but what are the chances that it will run on any mobile platforms anytime soon if ever? /Moan"

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The Osama deal

Sla$hPot Sla$hPot writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Sla$hPot (1189603) writes "No scoop.
Just want to see the pol:
"Is he or is he not...Dead? Should the photos be released?"
[ ] The photos don't exist
[ ] No it is too barbaric
[ ] Osama made a deal with Obama. Everything is staged.
[ ] Osama is Cowboy Neal
etc..
Add your wild comments about your own personal conspiracy thoughts."
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HTML the new HTML 5

Sla$hPot Sla$hPot writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Sla$hPot (1189603) writes "HTML the new HTML 5.
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/emerging-tech/2011/01/21/html-editor-drops-html-5-term-40091514/
How about it?
It seems that the term HTML 5 has been dropped by W3C in favor of the good old classic name HTML.
I like the idea since HTML 5 is "just" a bunch of new features, js libs and amazing workarounds to enable rich content like vector graphics, animations, video and sound.
Things that should have been supported ten years ago.
The name drop of HTML 5 implies a new area of developer driven evolution which is great for the WWW and that has been missed out for so long.
Thanks to Steve Jobs for killing off flash by adding web-kit to mozilla (not that one can't do it your self in PAJ plain ass javascript).
LONG LIVE HTML"

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