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Nvidia 480-Core Graphics Card Approaches 2 Teraflops

TheNecromancer Re:Power Requirement (261 comments)

Not to mention that you have to have the video card traveling at 88 MPH.

more than 5 years ago

Carbon Dioxide and Water Found On Exoplanet

TheNecromancer Are you sure? (151 comments)

Are they sure that someone didn't spill soda pop on the lens, when they took the measurements? Hmm, this spectroscopic analysis seems remarkably like the spectrum of Pepsi.

Unless, of course, our new alien overlords also drink Pepsi!

more than 5 years ago

Apple Quietly Recommends Antivirus Software For Macs

TheNecromancer New Commercials? (484 comments)

So when can I expect to see a new Apple commercial, apologizing to the Vista guy for ripping about the lack of security of MS's operating system?

Maybe one where the Vista guy is dressed in his kingly garb, and the Mac guy bowing on one knee before him. I'd then expect the Vista guy to whack the Mac guy on the head with his scepter. Take that, Apple!

more than 5 years ago

Lori Drew Trial Results In 3 Misdemeanor Convictions

TheNecromancer What Pisses Me Off... (568 comments)

is that Ashley Grills, who wrote the actual message about the world being better off without Megan Meier, had immunity protection from being prosecuted, for testifying against Lori Drew! This woman is just as evil as Lori Drew, and should be punished as well!

more than 5 years ago

Houses With Tails

TheNecromancer Not Thought Out... (307 comments)

I don't think this idea has been thought out all the way.

I like the idea, but for neighborhoods with association members that are not technically adept, what will they do to maintain the network? Do it themselves?? I don't think so. If they attempt it, it will be a support nightmare. If they are unwilling/unable, they will have to hire an outside person/firm to help them support the network. We already have this with ISP companies with dedicated IT support staff.

This would work with people living in the neighborhood who know what they're doing, but I don't think this will work on a wholesale basis. And God forbid I move into a neighborhood that has adequate neighbors maintaining the network, just to have them move away later, and have the neighborhood drunk take over the network administration.

more than 5 years ago

IBM's But-I-Only-Got-The-Soup Patent

TheNecromancer Re:WTF?? (267 comments)

Nope, didn't RTFA at all! Got that quote from the header. :)

Yeah, I didn't realize before that the patent was on a device, would have been nice if the dunderhead who posted the article made that clear. Require me to read the article? The nerve of some people!! :)

more than 5 years ago

jQuery in Action

TheNecromancer Author's Name?? (154 comments)

Who names their kid "Bear"??

Ah well, could be worse, I guess. Coulda named him "Chicken" or "Goat".

more than 5 years ago

IBM's But-I-Only-Got-The-Soup Patent

TheNecromancer WTF?? (267 comments)

'Though U.S. Pat. No. 5,933,812 to Meyer, et al. discussed previously provides for an entire table of patrons to pay the total bill using a credit card, including the gratuity

Since when has paying a restaurant bill with a credit card for a group been patented? Does this mean that I'm paying royalties every time I treat my friends when we go out to eat??

Separate checks, please!!

more than 5 years ago

Symantec Reports Spate of Attacks Via Recent Windows Flaw

TheNecromancer From TFA... (56 comments)

Arbor Networks disputed Symantec's interpretation, saying, "we're not seeing this rise, not on TCP port 445 and not on TCP port 139. Looking over the last month we don't see this rise in MS08-067 attacks that would raise any alarms for us," in a Friday blog posting.

Both McAfee and Microsoft echoed those sentiments.

Seems like a shameless plug for Symantec to "look better" than their competitors. Crying wolf here won't get them the additional sales they think they will get.

more than 5 years ago

MSI Wind U100, Overclocked With Liquid Nitrogen

TheNecromancer Could have been done earlier.... (95 comments)

was cooled down to about -20 to achieve the new world mark.

They could have done this alot easier by performing the experiment in my back yard in January (I live in the upper Midwest).

more than 5 years ago

HP Creates First Hybrid Memristor Chip

TheNecromancer Re:Spice model (155 comments)

Who is the idiot modding this as Funny? A SPICE model is an engineering tool used to diagram circuits. It is NOT related to any of the Spice Girls!!! :p

Where's the link to MetaModerate?? grrr...

more than 5 years ago

Researchers Latch Onto BitTorrent To Spot Connection Problems

TheNecromancer To What End? (87 comments)

From TFA:

The main goal of this plugin is to reliably find problems in the network and raise alerts about them. As a user, you want to be sure that you are getting the service that you're paying for and be notified quickly about network problems, especially those that can lead to compensation for service interruption.

As a user, so what if I know what the problem with my ISP's network is? I still have to call their crappy support lines, and wait the hours it takes their idiot technicians to fix the fucking problem.

more than 5 years ago

My favorite electrical unit is ...

TheNecromancer Farad Squared? (436 comments)

Shouldn't that be Farad-squared?

more than 5 years ago

Drinking Coffee From a Cup In Space

TheNecromancer Desperate Measures... (176 comments)

an astronaut inventing a zero-g coffee cup.

Someone needs to switch to decaf, I'm thinking...

more than 4 years ago

How To Help Our Public Schools With Technology?

TheNecromancer What do \. readers do? (378 comments)

1. Diatribe on the benefits of *nix over other operating systems
2. Diatribe on the bad products and business practices of Microsoft
3. Diatribe on how annoying it is that \. readers do not RTFA
4. Diatribe on the diatribes of \.ers

and finally,

5. Surf pr0n (preferably goat pr0n) on their PCs in their parents' basements!!

Hey, you asked.

more than 5 years ago

Study Recommends Online Gaming, Social Networking For Kids

TheNecromancer Re:Additional Social Benefits... (189 comments)

I wasn't trying to comment on the attractiveness of female dwarfs. It was the next best choice of non-human races. Would you have reacted better if I had included orcs? Trolls? GNOMES?!?!????

more than 5 years ago

Study Recommends Online Gaming, Social Networking For Kids

TheNecromancer Additional Social Benefits... (189 comments)

1. Better/more productive interaction with trolls and orcs
2. Able to dual wield weapons years earlier than other kids
3. Greater self-esteem when leveling

and most importantly...

4. Able to talk to virtual characters of the female (elf, dwarf, whatever) persuasion!!

more than 5 years ago


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