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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

TeknoHog Re:horrible brand (198 comments)

It was originally called guerilla glass, to refer to the marketing strategy.

2 days ago
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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

TeknoHog Re:"Two" times, not ten times (198 comments)

News for nerds, remember? Ten is simply the base-2 representation of the same number that two represents in base-10. It's exactly the same statement.

So is that base two too? I can understand a reference to seeing "2" in a binary datastream when talking about bending strength, but I could never really get past second base myself.

2 days ago
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Tracking a Bitcoin Thief, Part II: Illustrating the Issue of Trust In Altcoins

TeknoHog Re:Obligatory (46 comments)

Ha

/half nelson

5 days ago
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Mozilla Launches Browser Built For Developers

TeknoHog Developers (74 comments)

Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers.

Your comment violated the "postercomment" compression filter. Try less whitespace and/or less repetition.

about two weeks ago
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Is a Free Man Again

TeknoHog Re:Concern for high values? (356 comments)

A vegetarian/vegan diet is also about saving money and energy, thus it would be a great choice for public facilities such as prisons.

about two weeks ago
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New Particle Collider Is One Foot Long

TeknoHog Re:Rule 34 (161 comments)

Large Hardon Collider? I see a cockfight coming...

about three weeks ago
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Mozilla Teases First Browser Dedicated To Devs

TeknoHog Re:Not new (132 comments)

developers

developers

developers

about three weeks ago
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Will HP's $200 Stream 11 Make People Forget About Chromebooks?

TeknoHog Re:Consider the Haswell Celeron 2995U chromebooks. (232 comments)

For a moment there I was excited. You mentioned the 4 GB and 2 GB (ram) models, followed by "add more memory". The video was about upgrading the SSD, though. Not surprisingly, as it's generally much easier to change the disk than ram, although there are exceptions (my trusty/mouldy Powerbook has a simple RAM bay, but you need to dismantle the whole thing with O(100) screws to access the HD).

about three weeks ago
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A Mysterious Piece of Russian Space Junk Does Maneuvers

TeknoHog Re:Hm... (146 comments)

Shirley, you're joking, Mr. Fey-man.

about three weeks ago
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It's Time To Revive Hypercard

TeknoHog Re:doesnt work (299 comments)

because you've dumbed down the language to make it more user friendly, you've likely also taken away a lot of its power. The archaic syntax of languages is often for a very good reason.

IMHO, good languages are fairly terse, because they allow you to see a bigger picture at a glance. Mathematics has plenty of examples of this -- you often devise some ad hoc notations to make a complicated problem easier to visualize. In programming, the obvious equivalent would probably be functions and classes etc. but it helps if the language is not too verbose to begin with.

about three weeks ago
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We Are All Confident Idiots

TeknoHog Re:I was just talking about this with my wife... (306 comments)

But my old boss is definitely a "genious," and has had more than 10 years experience as a computer technician. (I wouldn't trust him to insert RAM sticks.)

That's why they are called "ram" -- you don't insert the sticks, you ram sticks.

about a month ago
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Alienware's Triangular Area-51 Re-Design With Tri-SLI GeForce GTX 980, Tested

TeknoHog Re:It's a space heater. (138 comments)

Noise can also be defined as comments that are moot and not conductive to the thread. Hmmmmm.... I can't really think of an example right now. Maybe you can post something asinine yet without understanding and someone can point out that it is noise as well. ;)

In this case (pun intended), I too would be worried about thermal conductivity.

To get back on topic, I'm aware of the general meaning of "noise" in physics/electronics, but I couldn't help the comment, since people generally mean "unwanted sound" when talking about "noise", and unwanted sound is one of the first things to come to mind when discussing badass computers.

about a month ago
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Alienware's Triangular Area-51 Re-Design With Tri-SLI GeForce GTX 980, Tested

TeknoHog Re:It's a space heater. (138 comments)

Don't forget the acoustic noise.

As opposed to non-acoustic noise - the kind of noise you cannot hear?

about a month ago
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Tracking a Bitcoin Thief

TeknoHog Re:Sekrit anti-government crypto currency (64 comments)

It's great that Bitcoin is the only cryptocurrency out there, and there are absolutely no advanced alternatives with serious anonymity. After all, Bitcoin was released in 2009 and there's no way for the scene to evolve significantly in mere 5 years.

about a month ago
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Decades-old Scientific Paper May Hold Clues To Dark Matter

TeknoHog Re:"The data come from" (93 comments)

"Data" is the plural of "datum" in the same way that "recta" is the plural of "rectum". I suppository you are talking out of a single rectum only.

about a month ago
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We Need Distributed Social Networks More Than Ello

TeknoHog Re:Is Ello the new BitCoin? Cell phone #s. (269 comments)

No, because it is not an obvious compound word, so it cannot be easily MisSpelled in CamelCase CorporateSpeak.

about a month ago
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We Need Distributed Social Networks More Than Ello

TeknoHog Re:No we don't (269 comments)

Great, another snake oil salesman.

about a month ago

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Startup by ex-Nokians will keep Meego phones alive

TeknoHog TeknoHog writes  |  more than 2 years ago

TeknoHog writes "A team of former Nokia employees behind the N9 has revealed plans for an upcoming Meego phone. According to the press release, "Jolla Ltd. will design, develop and sell new MeeGo based smartphones. Together with international private investors and partners, a new smartphone using this MeeGo based OS will be revealed later this year.

Jolla Ltd. has been developing a new smartphone product and the OS since the end of 2011. The OS has evolved from MeeGo OS using Mer Core and Qt with Jolla technology including its own brand new UI.""

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Microsoft worms to patch software

TeknoHog TeknoHog writes  |  more than 6 years ago

TeknoHog writes "According to New Scientist, Microsoft researchers at Cambridge, UK are studying the use of computer worms for spreading software fixes and fighting malevolent worms. From the article: "Software patches that spread like worms could be faster and easier to distribute because no central server must bear all the load." Not that there aren't other ways to avoid the server bottleneck, even from Microsoft itself."
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TeknoHog TeknoHog writes  |  more than 7 years ago

TeknoHog writes "European scientists have developed a system for tracing the position of fingers on any surface. From the New Scientist article: "Two or more sensors are attached around the edges of the surface. These pinpoint the position of a finger, or another touching object, by tracking minute vibrations. This allows them to create a virtual touchpad, or keyboard, on any table or wall.""

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