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How Stanford Engineers Created a Fictitious Compression For HBO

StripedCow Re:Meh (89 comments)

Meh. You only need the basic rules of physics to compute the universe from scratch, including all possible movies.

4 days ago

Google Looking To Define a Healthy Human

StripedCow Re:Data will be anonymous? (125 comments)

Relax, this is just two very rich guys being concerned about their own (future) health.
Which is a good, and smart thing.

This has nothing to do with collecting and improperly using sensitive, private data.

4 days ago

Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

StripedCow Re:Whelp. (139 comments)

You think a T-Rex "chicken" wouldn't be scary?

And imagine what a Jurassic geek (*) would look like.

(*) geek: a carnival performer often billed as a wild man whose act usually includes biting the head off a live chicken.

4 days ago

Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

StripedCow ads (175 comments)

Ads are also draining my battery...

about a week ago

A New Form of Online Tracking: Canvas Fingerprinting

StripedCow Re:Yet another reason to turn off Ecmascript (194 comments)

But the Amish *do* use technology: hammers, nails, rakes, plows, et cetera are all technology.

We are more like the 'people who know how to use condoms' of the internet.

The most effective way of spreading your beliefs is to preach *not* to use condoms.
This can be confirmed by many religious leaders.
Just sayin.

about a week ago

How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

StripedCow Re:Mission creep. (285 comments)

Do the iPads have any specific features that are required for their plans? Are there specific apps that they want to use? What platforms are those applications available for?

Educational apps should be written for the web, in the first place.

about a week ago

Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

StripedCow Re:You are the beta tester (290 comments)

And have choice over just 1 or 2 models?
This is insulting in a way. OP is still an individual, ya know...

about a week ago

China Has More People Going Online With a Mobile Device Than a PC

StripedCow So (58 comments)

Does that mean that TOR is available for mobile phones now too?

about a week ago

Can the Multiverse Be Tested Scientifically?

StripedCow Re:My favorite test (147 comments)

The problem is that you would probably have to lock the complete universe into your death chamber, because Occam's razor says that the universe has *one* soul.

about two weeks ago

Can the Multiverse Be Tested Scientifically?

StripedCow Re:My favorite test (147 comments)

According to the theory, you could *both* win the lottery, because the universe would split into two copies.

about two weeks ago

World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

StripedCow Re:The war on drugs failed only.... (474 comments)

In fact, it is even a success for the military and the weapons industry.

Because dump a shitload of drugs into a real warzone, and you've effectively stopped the war.

about two weeks ago

New York State Proposes Sweeping Bitcoin Regulations

StripedCow Re:Translation (121 comments)

"Also, we like the tracking capabilities of these virtual currencies, which is another reason for nurturing this industry."

about two weeks ago

Coming Soon(ish) From LG: Transparent, Rollup Display

StripedCow Eye contact (64 comments)

...capable of letting through about 30% of the light that strikes it.

Does this mean I can finally see my office mate, who is sitting opposite to my desk?

about two weeks ago

German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks

StripedCow Re:So what? they can be tapped to. (244 comments)

My father used to work for the NSA as a cryptologic studies teacher and told me stories about how back in the 70s they had tech that could read back what was being typed simply by listening to the pattern of the clicks the type writer was making.

Perhaps you can ask your father what this man was typing:

about two weeks ago

How a Supercomputer Beat the Scrap Heap and Lived On To Retire In Africa

StripedCow Re:Nice (145 comments)

I'd make a CDC-6600 into my home, just for fun.

I guess that would make you a mechanical turk.

about two weeks ago

'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

StripedCow Solution (163 comments)

Change your name into John Smith.

Alternative solution: use your own name in so many different and unrelated places on the internet, that people must believe there is at least 2 or more of you with the same name.

about two weeks ago

'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

StripedCow Re:Awesome! (163 comments)

OTOH, would you like to work for people who believe everything they read on the internet?

about two weeks ago

Public To Vote On Names For Exoplanets

StripedCow Re:I like the restrictions (127 comments)

The restrictions say:

and non-offensive in any language or culture

Note: "any" not "all".
Now, IANAL, but I think your fears may come true.

about two weeks ago


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