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Windows 10 Adds Battery Saver Feature

TFlan91 Re:triggering below percentage is dumb (96 comments)

^ This.

So this. 100x this.

The logic behind all these battery savers is ridiculous.

"Your battery is now at 20%" - Let me warning you every 5 minutes that it's low, consuming even MORE battery. Once is enough, thanks.
"Your battery is now at 10%" - Let me tell all applications about this so they can all send their data to the "cloud" all at once, draining it EVEN FURTHER!
"Your battery is now at ... " - Phone turned off due to too many bells and whistles about your battery being low!

about two weeks ago
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Study: HIV Becoming Less Deadly, Less Infectious

TFlan91 Oh I've seen this before... (172 comments)

Just went on a family vacation where my little brothers were playing a game on their iDevices.

The game - not giving it any specific advertisement - revolves around you "building" a disease meant to kill everyone on Earth. It gives you 3 categories on how the disease is perceived; Infectivity, Severity, and Lethality.

As Severity increases, the world becomes aware of the disease, the higher the severity the greater the focus the world has on finding a cure. So to combat this, you "devolve" traits that increase severity until the world doesn't care anymore or cares less than you want it to so infection continues.

Keeping on this fine line of severity until everyone in the world is infected, and then you "evolve" traits that kills everyone within minutes, winning you the game.

It seems HIV is taking a page out this games strategy book and sayin "Hey! Don't look at me, I won't kill you for another 20 years! Look at that guy over there first! (heuheuheuheu)".

about two weeks ago
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Coal Plants Get New Lease On Life With Natural Gas

TFlan91 And yet... (143 comments)

And yet there are news stories all over the place about how BECAUSE OF the mass switch to natural gas, my electricity bill is going up double digits...

about a month ago
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American Express Seeks To Swap Card Numbers For Secure Tokens

TFlan91 Re:Not a new idea (130 comments)

Here's a shiny powerpoint to download. Click Here. They say it works. They also say some random number (that sometimes has a letter in it?) next to a $ sign with god awful English.

Seriously, click here.

about a month and a half ago
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Facebook Wants You To Vote Tuesday

TFlan91 Re:Bad idea (165 comments)

This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

about a month and a half ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

TFlan91 Re:So they got their reservation using deception? (1007 comments)

If you wish to silence them, silence them using facts, logic, and argument. Do not silence them through a political process. You would ask them to do the same for your.

Because we all know that these "facts" are facts, not on-the-fly-whatever-supports-my-argument opinions, and these "facts" are the basis for their "logic" and "argument".

about 1 month ago
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BitTorrent Performance Test: Sync Is Faster Than Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox

TFlan91 Re:and speed was never the point of dropbox (124 comments)

...

And who knows, I didnt care to read tfa, but they couldve developed a nice algorithm like that new hit show I cant remember the name of

about 2 months ago
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BitTorrent Performance Test: Sync Is Faster Than Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox

TFlan91 Re:and speed was never the point of dropbox (124 comments)

That's completely independent of speed, what you are talking about are limits and/or throttling, both of which are sliders in settings.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Introduces Build Cadence Selection With Windows 10

TFlan91 Re:Aero yet (112 comments)

but that only works properly if you have just 1 monitor. If I could easily tile explorers on one monitor in a multi-mon setup, that would be far less annoying.

Lies.

Windows Key + Arrow Left/Right will snap the focused window to the next "pane".

Windows Key + Arrow Up/Down will Minimize/Maximize.

about 2 months ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

TFlan91 That last paragraph about sums it up (986 comments)

The next few weeks could be very interesting indeed. According to one report at Sifferkoll, a big bank downloaded the new E-Cat report just minutes after it was made available online — and “oil futures have stayed volatile since.” And of course this morning Glasgow University announced that it would be selling its fossil fuel investments. Hmm

<sigh /> All about those Benjamin's.

about 2 months ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

TFlan91 Re:Any suffiently advanced tech... (986 comments)

naturally occurring copper

Is all "naturally" occurring copper a result of fusion?

about 2 months ago
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Crowdsourced Remake "The Empire Strikes Back Uncut" Now Complete

TFlan91 Haters gunna hate but this is too funny (55 comments)

All you guys hating for some arbitrary ideal are just buzz killers, nothing more or less.

The subtle things in the background are what kills me ahahaa

check out at 11:48. someone was smoking some MJ :'D http://imgur.com/gVASzOk

1 / 5 scenes having some easter egg in it

about 2 months ago
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Mystery Signal Could Be Dark Matter Hint In ISS Detector

TFlan91 Huh? (55 comments)

>> the telltale sign of dark matter annihilating the Milky Way's halo

Sooooo when did dark matter become anti-matter? Or am I missing something?

about 2 months ago
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This 'SimCity 4' Region With 107 Million People Took Eight Months of Planning

TFlan91 Re:Tokyo is tiny by comparison (103 comments)

Until tech can support the "greater metropolis area" of each city INSIDE of the actual city limits... no.

about 4 months ago
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Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

TFlan91 Re:Pre-emptive stance prior to 4K TV services (341 comments)

>> So, if you go on vacation and only use 100GB in August you can not carry the unused amount into July or subsequent months.

Cause the calendar is, if I may, counter-calendar now?

about 4 months ago
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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

TFlan91 Re:What's the point? (511 comments)

I disagree, Nodejs has done a tremendously good job on being easy to use for all ranges of expertise.

about 4 months ago

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Ars Technica Reviews /. Beta

TFlan91 TFlan91 writes  |  about 10 months ago

TFlan91 (2615727) writes ""In the modern responsive Web Three Point Oh Internet, Slashdot stands like a thing frozen in time—it's a coelacanth stuck incongruously in an aquarium full of more colorful fish. The technology news aggregator site has been around since 1997, making it positively ancient as websites are reckoned. More importantly, Slashdot's long focus on open source technology news and topics has caused it to accrete a user base that tends to be extremely technical, extremely skilled, and extremely opinionated." ...

"For most sites, a redesign isn't a big deal—Ars has certainly had its share, and we will have more as we evolve. But Slashdot is unique in that there is no other place on the Internet with quite the same mix of entrenched knowledge and personalities. The user base skews heavily toward developers, and unlike StackExchange or other, newer communities, this community has been allowed to ossify for more than a decade. Programmers—and most of the core active Slashdot community are programmers to the bone—don't like it when their tools are changed for no reason, and slapping a fresh coat of paint onto the front of the site without delivering any obvious value to those core users isn't going to work.""

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