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Kaspersky: Mt. Gox Data Archive Contains Bitcoin-Stealing Malware

Thetawaves Re:Really? (169 comments)

Bitcoin theft is still theft. There is plenty of legal recourse.

about 6 months ago

Google Tweaks Algorithm As Concern Over Bing Grows

Thetawaves Re:What? (397 comments)

This is a spot on account of my experiences with Google Search in the last two years.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Prepared Are You For a Major Emergency?

Thetawaves Re:Are you armed? (562 comments)

I think you are under the impression that it takes more than 1 bullet to kill something.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Prepared Are You For a Major Emergency?

Thetawaves Re:Are you armed? (562 comments)

How can you possibly think a bow and arrows will supply you with more shots for the equivalent volume. Even if you never restocked, 15 pounds of ammo would last you a long, long time. You can probably carry a maximum of 50 arrows on you, and that sounds like a massive pain in the ass! Good luck crafting your own arrows and actually hitting something with them! Or getting close enough to hit something with your crappy arrows. I'll stick to 20th century technology.

Good luck hunting birds without bird shot.

A bow and arrows is what you turn to when your 500 rounds of ammo has finally run out 3 years later.

more than 2 years ago

In Oregon, Wind Power Surges Disrupting Grid

Thetawaves Re:Store in a water tower (506 comments)

Energy storage does add a cost, but it's not prohibitive. It's generally a couple cents per kilowatt hour, give or take.

You strongly need a citation there. The crux of the argument about energy storage is cost. Many energy storage systems have long term replacement requirements. In the case of batteries, they will on average need replacing every 7 years. Batteries are expensive. The battery buffer system just doesn't make economic sense in the long run. Hydro-turbines could potentially be cheap to maintain for 20 or more years, so I think you should clarify the type of energy storage system you are talking about.

more than 4 years ago

High Depreciation May Slow Electric Car Acceptance

Thetawaves Re:What's slowing electric car appreciation (354 comments)

Electric vehicles have much more torque. You would see enhanced performance on mountains/hills with an electric vehicle.

more than 4 years ago

BP Robot Seriously Hampers Oil Spill Containment

Thetawaves Re:Brilliant (264 comments)

The well casing is ruptured below the sea floor. If they cap it, oil will begin leaking below the surface. This will cause extensive erosion leading to the collapse of the blow out preventor. This erosion will continue and leakage rates will continue to increase until the whole oil field depressurizes. In other words: The very best anybody will ever do is to leave this pipe wide open. It will only get worse from here, and substantially faster if they do cap it. Our only hope is with other means to depressurize this (relief wells).

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Unveils Smaller Xbox 360 Model, Kinect Details

Thetawaves Re:Typical Microsoft: (277 comments)

I don't see any thing wrong with waiting and learning from your competitor's mistakes. I double don't see anything wrong with that if it produces a better product.

more than 4 years ago

AMD's Fusion Processor Combines CPU and GPU

Thetawaves Re:Meh. (240 comments)

The thing you don't understand that the chip is the failure point. The more chips you have, the more points of failure. Reduce the number of chips (and the hardware used to support them), and you can reduce possible failures considerably. In the case of getting rid of the GPU, it would probably bring close to a 20% reduction in the number of components. Are you really saying that a computer with 20% less components (and thus points of failure) is going to be less reliable than it's big brother of yesteryear?

more than 4 years ago

Open Source Router To Replace WRT54GL?

Thetawaves Re:Here you go (344 comments)

If Baloo is representative of the OpenWRT community, I don't want to use that software. Good job fella.

more than 4 years ago

Police Called Over 11-Year-Old's Science Project

Thetawaves Re:I recommend ... (687 comments)

What a modest proposal.

more than 4 years ago

Man Challenges 250,000 Strong Botnet and Succeeds

Thetawaves Re:Fines to cure malware? (206 comments)

Yeah, good idea in this economy.

more than 4 years ago

X11 Chrome Reportedly Outperforms Windows and Mac Versions

Thetawaves Re:X11 has never been a problem. (542 comments)

Do you suggest that everybody writes in raw xlib? I do not think the distinction you are trying to make is relevant. Abstraction of some kind will always be necessary. Nobody wants to write in raw xlib.

more than 4 years ago


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