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The World's Smallest Full HD Display

TheLostSamurai World's Smallest? (243 comments)

I'm sorry, I can't understand how this can be considered the world's smallest Full HD display when LCD projectors have 1920x1080 LCD panels that are about 1" diagonal. They simply use lenses to enlarge the picture but you can still view the panel directly and see a picture.

more than 3 years ago
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Geocentrists Convene To Discuss How Galileo Was Wrong

TheLostSamurai Re:Arbitrary Mapping (1027 comments)

Wow man, where do you get your weed?

more than 3 years ago
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Inside the Lab of One of the World's Last Holographers

TheLostSamurai Re:Holographic movies (86 comments)

True that you can store whatever resolution of holographic data (the diffraction pattern) you want. True that higher resolution leads to higher quality. But you conveniently omit the fact that resolution of 1000x1000 is barely sufficient to get a hologram of two dots. Gigapixel resolution is needed to store holographic equivalent of a thumbnail image in quality that allows one to recognize the content. The rule of thumb is resolution roughly 1000 times higher than respective 2D image for similar quality.

An AC below spoke of Zebra Imaging. I used to work there making holograms and can assure you that you really have no idea what you are talking about. First, you are trying to compare the resolution of a hologram to the resolution of a monitor. In the holography Zebra does, 1024x1024 resolution is accomplished in 0.7mm. You can do the math for a 3ftx2ft hologram as to the amount of data in the full size hologram.

Why still no holographic data storage, which is hmuch easier than holographic display

Holography IS data storage. The reason it is not commercially viable as say media for your pc is because the machines that create these holograms are not anywhere near consumer grade. Also, the physical media is not as durable as most current storage solutions.

more than 3 years ago
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Indian Military Hopes to Weaponize the Searing "Ghost Pepper"

TheLostSamurai Pepper Spray (267 comments)

So... they're trying to make pepper spray?

more than 4 years ago
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Man Gets 15 Years For Trying to Break Back Into Jail

TheLostSamurai Re:Jail is great (36 comments)

Yep, the residents of the state of Florida are now going to have to pay over $300,000 for this guy to not get killed on the street by the family of a person he murdered. I say let him out and let the situation take care of itself.

more than 4 years ago
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Bill To Ban All Salt In Restaurant Cooking

TheLostSamurai Re:Go go Nanny State... (794 comments)

As for my personal opinion, I would never approve of abortion unless the mothers life were in danger, but unless my sperm are involved it's simply none of my damn business, nor is it the governments.

Is murder fine as long as nobody in your immediate family is killed? Why should your tax money pay to put that guy away? He didn't kill your family...

As soon as the law defines abortion as murder and a fetus as a person, you might have a point. Until then you are simply trying to impose your select moral values on a society by wanting to have the government enforce them for you.

If society were run by an individuals morals, I would be able to kill you if I felt you wronged me in an egregious fashion, because those are my morals.

Laws are not in place to determine moral write and wrong they are there for societal stability.

more than 4 years ago
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Bill To Ban All Salt In Restaurant Cooking

TheLostSamurai Re:Go go Nanny State... (794 comments)

As far as drugs go, you should be able to do whatever you want to yourself, I agree. However, the selling of drugs should be regulated and taxed just like alcohol and cigarettes. Not only would this greatly reduce drug related crime but it would be a huge boon to our national economy.

As far as abortion goes, your argument is that the government has a duty to protect all of its citizens including unborn children. The problem is that babies are not people. They are indeed humans, at which stage is debatable, but as far as the government is concerned unborn babies are not citizens of this country yet and therefore outside the governments purview. The mothers life takes precedence as she is an actual citizen of this country. Be aware that many times abortions are to save mothers who may not otherwise survive childbirth.

As for my personal opinion, I would never approve of abortion unless the mothers life were in danger, but unless my sperm are involved it's simply none of my damn business, nor is it the governments.

more than 4 years ago
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Bill To Ban All Salt In Restaurant Cooking

TheLostSamurai Re:Go go Nanny State... (794 comments)

Funny, I've found that to be the exact same thing most hypocritical about Democrats. You can scoop a fetus out because it's your body, but by god if you try to put salt on your food we'll throw you in the fucking slammer.

Actually, I don't think that's hypocritical at all. Democrats want big government. They want the federal government to intervene in all avenues of life, and to adhere to that position must accept the laws the fed makes whether good or bad overall. They also happen to want the federal government to make abortions specifically legal.

Republicans on the other hand, want the government completely out of their lives, which is why it is hypocritical to then want the federal government to interfere with issues they believe are morally correct. You can't have it both ways, it's all or nothing.

BTW, this is why I will never consider myself affiliated with ANY political party. Issues need to be dealt with logically, not ideologically.

more than 4 years ago
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Bill To Ban All Salt In Restaurant Cooking

TheLostSamurai Re:Go go Nanny State... (794 comments)

Do you really want the government telling you what you cannot eat?

Stay out of my bedroom, welcome to my kitchen?
--
Norris/Palin 2012
Fact: We deserve leaders who can kick your ass and field dress your carcass.

I hope your sig is meant to be facetious.

Do you really want the government telling you who you can marry and what you can and can't do with your body?

I've always found that to be the single most hypocritical thing about republicans.

more than 4 years ago
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Blog About Facebook Gets Mistaken For Facebook

TheLostSamurai Amazing (7 comments)

This is by far my favorite:

Email:rod4l@gmail.com

Passward: rod4pass

Log in pl0x

Posted by: Rodrigus | February 12, 2010 10:50 AM

more than 4 years ago
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Court Orders Shutdown of H-1B Critics' Websites

TheLostSamurai Re:Copyright BS (605 comments)

The answer to your question: The Berne Convention [wikipedia.org], which affixes copyright on anything written down anywhere. Really. This comment is copywritten by yours truly thanks to that rule and that fun text at the bottom of the page, and as such if I were wealthy and a complete jerk I could sue someone for infringement if someone decided to plagiarize me.

more than 4 years ago
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Student Banned From Minnesota Campus Over Facebook Comments

TheLostSamurai Re:Threats are threats (806 comments)

As is noted, this was posted on facebook for all the world to see. If it were truly a threat it would either be in a much more personal venue or you would likely be able to see a pattern of other such public statements.

Oh, that's right. People would NEVER post legitimate threats on a a publicly-readable site.

FTA you linked: "Detailed Horrific Slay Plot on Web Diary"

I believe a detailed description of how someone was going to horrifically slay a person/persons is a slight bit different from an ad-hoc remark venting frustration.

Here's the main problem, yours and the university in question:
People are so afraid of their own damn shadows that they refuse to apply critical thinking to even the most simple of circumstances.

Seriously, try actually processing information before reacting with reckless abandon.

more than 4 years ago
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Student Banned From Minnesota Campus Over Facebook Comments

TheLostSamurai Re:Threats are threats (806 comments)

You must live quite the ascetic life if you never followup after stating you want something.

I want a pizza, I go get a pizza.

I want to kill someone, I usually do so inside the confines of my own imagination.

more than 4 years ago
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Student Banned From Minnesota Campus Over Facebook Comments

TheLostSamurai Re:Threats are threats (806 comments)

Yes, but how do you know the difference?

Even small statements made online are not devoid of context. If there is a rash of this behavior and a reoccurring pattern of such statements then yes, they should be taken seriously. However, if a student who has no history of violence or even anti-social behavior* makes an off-the-cuff statement such as this it should be taken in the appropriate context of an upset person venting frustration.

As is noted, this was posted on facebook for all the world to see. If it were truly a threat it would either be in a much more personal venue or you would likely be able to see a pattern of other such public statements.

*yes I know this is overly generalized and not really a valid way to assess anything about a person.

more than 4 years ago
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Student Banned From Minnesota Campus Over Facebook Comments

TheLostSamurai Re:Threats are threats (806 comments)

Threats are threats.

Yup, sounds about right.

Next topic, please!

I believe saying I want to is quite different from saying I'm going to.

more than 4 years ago
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Fear Detector To Sniff Out Terrorists

TheLostSamurai Re:Detects terrorists... (342 comments)

Guess it would work best in reverse: people who are *not* afraid are obvious psychopaths...

Exactly. "If we haven't scared you enough with all this fake security theater that does nothing to actually keep you safe, you are obviously a terrorist." - TSA

more than 4 years ago
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Yahoo Offered Lap Dances At Hack Event

TheLostSamurai Re:that's feminism circa 1960s (572 comments)

in feminist thinking, porn actresses are the new pioneers

Oh, so NOW we find out what your low budget Filipino movie really is.

more than 4 years ago
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NCSU's Fingernail-Size Chip Can Hold 1TB

TheLostSamurai Re:The good news (227 comments)

It will be commercially available by January. The bad news is, this is a write only memory device.

Wow, that sucks. I was hoping I could read the data after I wrote it.

more than 4 years ago
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The Sad State of the Mobile Web

TheLostSamurai Re:I have a better idea (220 comments)

Wow, you have some serious issues man.

In other words: it would be nice if the real world would be as you want it, your [sic] arrogant, hypocrite fuck.

Yeah I know it is not from this post but Pot, meet Kettle. Oh, and I added a [sic] tag that you seem to be so fond of.

What really amazes me is that you seem to honestly believe that the sun shines out of your ass. You are completely convinced of your own superiority yet offer no compelling evidence to support this stance.

Many people visit my website instead of the competittors' [sic] because it's cooler than theirs.

So please enlighten us, what is your cool website? And BTW, there are no rules for cool, ask a real artist.

With love, Professional web developer.

This is my favorite thing you've said. I don't mean to belittle an entire swath of people who have the same career as you, just people like you who think 'Web Developer' is some how an elevated position in the realm of programming. You are not a Software Engineer nor a Computer Scientist, and based on the way you talk about the work you do you are not even really a programmer. Don't get me wrong, there are many actual programmers that work on web related projects, but you are a scripter at best.

Seriously, if you had even the slightest idea of the problems faced by real software folk, you would realize that your arrogance and self righteous attitude are completely unfounded.

before I sue you for copyright infringement because you copied what I said without using 'quote' tags.

Huh?

more than 4 years ago

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The robot with a soft touch

TheLostSamurai TheLostSamurai writes  |  more than 6 years ago

TheLostSamurai (1051736) writes "Reuters is carrying a story about a robot strong enough to help lift a man out of bed and gentle enough to pick up a loaf of bread without crushing it. "Twendy-One, named as a 21st century edition of a previous robot, Wendy, has soft hands and fingers that gently grip, enough strength to support humans as they sit up and stand, and supple movements that respond to human touch." The manufacturer's site has several videos of the robot in action."

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