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Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease

TheRealQuestor Re:Then I guess you could say... (222 comments)

The feeling of knowing what you're seeing or hearing is fake is indescribable.

Odd I seem to remember, in my youth, that acid was pretty much that to a T and I can describe it as pretty awesome.
That said I KNEW why it was happening and I am sure that is much different that having it happen for no good reason :(

about a week ago

Malware Distributed Through Twitch Chat Is Hijacking Steam Accounts

TheRealQuestor Re:I do not understand (53 comments)

There is but it still seems that people do it and do it a LOT. I'm both sad and glad as it keeps me in a job :)

about a week ago

A 16-Year-Old Builds a Device To Convert Breath Into Speech

TheRealQuestor Re:News for Nerds? (67 comments)

Is it just me or does it seem like this could have been done a half century ago?

Non-MEMS Microphone -> Op Amp -> PID controller -> Buzzer

I actually don't understand what benefit is gleaned from using a MEMS microphone instead of an ordinary condenser one.

Size and price?

about a week ago

Malware Distributed Through Twitch Chat Is Hijacking Steam Accounts

TheRealQuestor Re:I do not understand (53 comments)

If someone wants me to type in my account and then my password I won't

I really won't

Common sense tells me that no one has any right to demand me to type in my account name/number and then my password

That is why I do not understand why there _are_ people who are simply void of any common sense

Ain't there enough stories of scams already? Why can't those people learn _anything_ from the mistakes of others?

Except in this case it does not. It asks for your name and email. Nowhere does it say anything about a password.

about a week ago

Brazilians Welcome Genetically-Modified Mosquito To Help Fight Dengue Fever

TheRealQuestor What could possibly go wrong (137 comments)

Death gene. mosquitoes, mosquitoes bite human with death gene. Something tells me dengue is the least of our problems

about 5 months ago

SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

TheRealQuestor Re:RAID? (256 comments)

Doesn't creating a striped RAID make up most of the performance issues from using a HDD over a SSD? At that point, it's more the bus or CPU that's a limiting factor?

No. My raid0 and Raid5 setups don't even come CLOSE to comparing to my SSDs. I've been running 2 SSD Raid0 and OMG the speed diff is absolutly crazy. Yes when one does all data is toast and they DO die. I was dumb and bought 3 OCZ drives and all 3 have died at least once in the last 1.5 years but the replacements have held up pretty well. I totally expect to lose one at any time so I have really good backups of my C: Drive :) everything else goes on my spinny platters.

about 5 months ago

3D-Printed UAV Can Go From Atoms to Airborne in 24 Hours

TheRealQuestor Re:Knock it off with the word inflation! (77 comments)

A remote controlled airplane is not a UAV. A remote controlled multi-rotor is not a drone.

technically it is. Anything that flies without a pilot is an Unmanned Arial Vehicle. Be it a fixed wing or helicopter or multi-rotor

That said to it always ticks me off when somebody calls my quads or hexes drones. They are NOT drones. Drones [in my mind anyway] are killing/spying machines used by the military. Mine are Multi-Rotors. Hobby level flying bricks that just happen to have cameras on them. And not for spying. So I can watch my flights and see what I did wrong.

about 6 months ago

The Mystery of the 'Only Camera To Come Back From the Moon'

TheRealQuestor Re:Not jettisoned (54 comments)

damn forgot my /snark tag :(

about 6 months ago

The Mystery of the 'Only Camera To Come Back From the Moon'

TheRealQuestor Not jettisoned (54 comments)

They weren't jettisoned because of weight, they weren't allowed off the moon my the race of glass tower building aliens. This one was sneeked off

about 6 months ago

Inside Chris Anderson's Open-Source Drone Factory

TheRealQuestor Re:Farmers will be one target market. (56 comments)

I own 2 APM's, one on my quad, and one of my hex, and they are AWESOME bit of kits. Fun as all get out to fly, and when I want to do some easy flying missions they do that very well as well. For a hundred dollar flight controller they do as much or more than many costing up to 10 times as much.
And while I'm not a huge fan of 3DR, the fact they are open source, allows me to get Clones that are just as good and not have to deal with 3DR directly, so it is a win win for me ::)

about 7 months ago

Gut Bacteria Affect the Brain

TheRealQuestor Re:Machines (162 comments)

It seems possible that guy bacteria affects nutrient absorption, and that affects brain activity. The studies so far have not focused on mechanisms of action, just showing that the effect does exist. For all we know, those poor mice had that constant, gnawing hunger that couldn't be satiated. And that's why they couldn't think clearly.

seems a little sexist to me. maybe more than 1/2 of all bacteria is female. :)

about 7 months ago

The Scent Rhythm Watch Tells Time By Releasing Fragrances

TheRealQuestor Re:I would smash it (79 comments)

I assume the fart scent means quittin' time, or would be that the mid-afternoon scent after lunch?

I thought that would be the elevator smell. Oh wait, maybe that's just when "I" ride the elevators.

about 8 months ago

Hard Drive Reliability Study Flawed?

TheRealQuestor Re:I will never again buy seagate (237 comments)

The USB3 drive WAS my backup drive. Sigh. And only about a year and a half old.

about 8 months ago

Hard Drive Reliability Study Flawed?

TheRealQuestor I will never again buy seagate (237 comments)

BS. I have had at least 2/3 of my newer seagates fail. From 500 gigs to 2TB drives. At LEAST 10 in the last 3 years. In the same time I have had 1 of 6 hitachi and 2 of 18 western digital. I will NEVER buy another seagate drive. Just lost my external 1.5TB USB3 drives go last week with 0 warning and TON of my data. I hate seagate with a passion that I feel for no other.

about 8 months ago

Microsoft Quietly Fixes Windows XP Resource Hog Problem

TheRealQuestor Re:Over a decade (246 comments)

Windows XP has been out for 12 years and they just started to look into the problem last month? Or you can look at it in another way: "They fixed a bug on a 12 year old OS?! Awesome!"

Sure wish I had some mod points left as that post was befitting of one of mine

about 8 months ago

SSD Manufacturer OCZ Preparing For Bankruptcy

TheRealQuestor I knew it! (182 comments)

Thank GOD a couple weeks ago I RMA'd the 3rd drive that had failed in less than year. All 3 were Vertex 3 120 Gig. So at least now I have 1 that should be good for another 6 months. The support really was good with no questions asked really on all 3 drives. But what does suck is I bought 3 of them and ALL 3 DIED. I knew after the 1st one died within 60 days I was going to have issues. Over the years I had issues with Ram compatibility and I just knew the drives were going to be iffy. But they are so damn fast and the price was decent [1st one was 300 bucks, 2nd one was 220 [bought about 3 months later] and lastly the 3rd drive was just over 150 bucks] Now they sell for like 80 bucks. After the 3rd one died about 4 months ago or that I was never going to buy an OCZ drive again. I finally broke down and got an RMA after my #2 drive that was replaced about 6 months ago started tossing errors that I had better RMA the drive. Glad I did.

about 10 months ago

5-Pound UAV Flies For 50 Minutes, Streams HD From Over 3 Miles

TheRealQuestor i'd kill for 50! (115 comments)

I'm all happy when my hexacopter gets me 10 minutes in the air!

about a year ago

Windows Blue 9364 Screenshots Show Feature Enhancements

TheRealQuestor Why all the hate? (502 comments)

I have been using 8 since the 1st preview and I have come to really like it. A LOT. I did NOT like it in the early days as I was die hard windows 7 user and it is a great OS. But 8 is 7 after a couple more years of refinement. Do I like Metro? nope. Do I want a touch screen? nope. I hate fingerprints on my screens! But thanks to apps like Start8 I don't even have to know there is a metro ui. [though there are a few nice apps there].

There just are so many refinements in 8 that I could never consider going back to 7.
Is it perfect? nope. But the parts that irk me are few and far between.
It really is fast, it really is rock solid stable, and it get's out of my way and lets me actually get work done.
I'm sure I am going to be modded to hell for this but it is a great OS. I'm not a shill, nor do I have a gun pointed at my head to say this. I just am a old fart who likes my PC and I really do like 8.

about a year and a half ago


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