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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

StripedCow Already happening (392 comments)

Why do you think that processors have remained at roughly the same clock speed lately?
It's because NSA has been using ever increasing areas of our CPUs for surveillance purposes.

about a week ago
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FDA Approves Implantable Vagus Nerve Disruptor For Weight Loss

StripedCow Re:Worst idea ever. (Well, one of them). (168 comments)

When you're affronted with terror or high emotion, "pipe breathe" and within half a minute, you're in the zone, able to think and react with calm precision to high-stress situations.

This sounds interesting.
Do you have any links on this?

about two weeks ago
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Entanglement Makes Quantum Particles Measurably Heavier, Says Quantum Theorist

StripedCow encryption (109 comments)

Didn't RTFA, but still wondering: does this mean quantum encryption can be beaten by adding a "weight scale" to the transmission link?

about three weeks ago
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Entanglement Makes Quantum Particles Measurably Heavier, Says Quantum Theorist

StripedCow Re:Uh No (109 comments)

"decimal places" should have been "significant digits".

Turns out the parent post was only accurate to within its first 44 characters.

about three weeks ago
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The Search For Starivores, Intelligent Life That Could Eat the Sun

StripedCow Re:Dyson sphere (300 comments)

But why emit energy if you can use it?

about three weeks ago
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Beware Headlines Saying Chocolate Is Good For You

StripedCow Re:W00t? (224 comments)

This is only one line of thinking.

A completely different approach would be, for example, to hold those who make statements accountable for them.
And this should apply to advertisements as well. And even to "indirect" statements like (publicly) pointing to a research paper.

about a month ago
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Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman

StripedCow Re:MP3 is pants (391 comments)

I always wondered why codecs do not parameterize over known musical instruments, detect them, and subtract them from the signal, to encode the remainder using psychoacoustic models.

about a month ago
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Beware Headlines Saying Chocolate Is Good For You

StripedCow Re:W00t? (224 comments)

Yes, that means that gullible people buy crap.
It also means that smart people aren't forced to buy crap.

I think the whole point was that, with this so-called "research", even the smart people buy crap.

about a month ago
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How Galaxies Are Disappearing From Our Universe

StripedCow QM (174 comments)

Perhaps somebody can explain this to me.

If in Quantum Mechanics anything can happen with a certain (perhaps very small) probability, then in an infinite amount of time anything will in fact happen.
This proves that the universe will in fact never collapse.

Or does it?

about a month ago
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Why Aren't We Using SSH For Everything?

StripedCow Integration into OS (203 comments)

I've been wondering for some time now why TLS (SSH) is not integrated into the OS, to extend the TCP/IP stack on a low level.

about a month ago
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Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low

StripedCow No progress (400 comments)

The problem is that movie theaters don't show any technological progress.
For instance, where is my holodeck?

about a month ago
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Argentine Court Rules Orangutan Is a "Non-Human Person"

StripedCow I can understand the judge's thoughts (187 comments)

Just wait until Quantum Physics turns you into a monkey.
The odds are incredibly small, but the rest of eternity is a long time.

about a month ago
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Amazon "Suppresses" Book With Too Many Hyphens

StripedCow Re:Good luck not doing that (292 comments)

Can't we have something like "net-neutrality" for e-readers and video viewers?
I mean, it is kind of the same principle.

about a month ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

StripedCow Re:Everything old is new again (567 comments)

Also, people start working on mainframes again. Except now they call it "the cloud".

about 2 months ago
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Uber Banned In Delhi After Taxi Driver Accused of Rape

StripedCow Re:Sadly,... (180 comments)

yet post-indicdent it seems that they may not have told the truth

Could you then please sketch what an Uber advertorial should like like?

about 2 months ago
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Heathrow Plane In Near Miss With Drone

StripedCow Phew (325 comments)

Thank goodness my Amazon drone-delivered goods were not destroyed by this incident.

about 2 months ago
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Google Confirms That It's Designing Kid-Friendly Versions of Its Services

StripedCow Darknet for kids (52 comments)

Will this be a darknet, where google and wikipedia pretend that santa claus exists?

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

StripedCow Developers (525 comments)

Good for them.
Open sourcing .NET will probably work better than just shouting "developers, developers, developers!!!"

about 3 months ago

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