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Mac Users More Liberal Than Windows Users

Tideflat Re:This is kind of stupid/obvious (638 comments)

Software isn't everything. The hardware is fairly "walled garden", one can't just buy any 86x computer, and install MacOSX on it. One has to buy the computer from Apple. Windows can be installed on (or bought) a extremely high number of computers compared to MacOSX. It can even be installed on computers that one builds from parts from entirely different manufacturers. (Linux can do this all to and even more.)

more than 3 years ago
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Pirate Party of Canada Promises VPN For Freedom

Tideflat Re:PPoC is a joke (98 comments)

No, They would merely be represented by a candidate that 90% of the people didn't have as there first choice, instead they would be represented by a candidate that was their second or third choice, because more people agree with that candidate that with any other.

more than 3 years ago
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Electromagnetic Automobile Suspension Demonstrated

Tideflat Re:Supercars (274 comments)

That is because it is safer. Less things for the user to control, which means less skill to drive, which means less operator errors, which means less car crashes, which means less people dying.

more than 3 years ago
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Getting Closer To Using Graphene For Electronics

Tideflat So now will the time line be... (35 comments)

So now will the time line for computers be vacuum tube -> transistors -> integrated circuits -> graphene?

more than 3 years ago
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Tesla CEO Says Model S Will Support Third-Party Apps

Tideflat Now we can have viruses... (103 comments)

Now we can have viruses that not only steal your data but steal your car as well.

more than 3 years ago
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New Hardware Needed For Future Computational Brain

Tideflat Re:Just use real live brains! (143 comments)

This would work except for the fact that most people don't want to wait 25 years to get a computer that can just do basic math.

more than 3 years ago
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Molybdenite As an Alternative To Silicon

Tideflat Oh dear (169 comments)

Oh dear. This means they might have to rename Silicon Valley to Molybdenite Valley, but that doesn't sound nearly as nice.

more than 3 years ago
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Happy 10th Birthday To Wikipedia

Tideflat Re:Useful not not authoriative (137 comments)

Wikipedia has the nofollow attribute on all of its external links *, so the Google's pagerank would not be affected. **

more than 3 years ago
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OLPC Halves Power Consumption For XO 1.75

Tideflat Re:Not a chance.... (160 comments)

Not quite. It is only triple the price if one adds 200% to the price. if ,instead, one multiplies the price by 200% (2), then it is only double.

more than 3 years ago
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Bill Calls For Wi-Fi Base Stations In All Federal Buildings

Tideflat Re:Good idea (196 comments)

But that is not fair because, why should a rich person that does not use roads, civil courts and other government services, have to pay extra just because other rich people use roads, civil courts and other government services? The point of government services is that one can use them as much as one needs with out having to pay extra. Else they might as well just privatize it.

about 4 years ago
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Map Based Passwords

Tideflat Re:Bullshit. (169 comments)

But the user will have to be about to click on this point more than one time. That means ether that the user will have to zoom in very far and click on a very small object (something people don't want to do) or you need to make the point have a radius thus making it so that there are less points that one as to check to hack a password.

more than 4 years ago
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Is DIY Algae Farming the Future?

Tideflat Re:Urine? (322 comments)

Anyone with a lagoon has a marsh of human waste in their backyard. It is a common way to dispose of human waste (after it comes out of the septic tank) where I live.

more than 4 years ago
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AMD Hates Laptop Stickers As Much As You Do

Tideflat Re:This is one place Apple has it right (597 comments)

But if that was true, then people putting stickers on windows computers is just like having a Canadian flag on the space shuttle's arm.

more than 4 years ago
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How many languages do you speak on a daily basis?

Tideflat I know 1! (674 comments)

eye no english. ;)

more than 4 years ago
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Open Sarcasm Fighting Copyrighted Punctuation

Tideflat Oh, great, another punctuation mark (155 comments)

Oh, great, another punctuation mark, now people won't keep mistake sentences for sarcasm when they aren't, like this one.

more than 4 years ago
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WikiLeaks Publishes Afghan War Secrets

Tideflat Re:US abuse (966 comments)

Let me point out that in WW1 the Germans had repeatedly been sinking American ships prior to when the American's entered to war. The Germans sank at least seven U.S. merchant ships. That seams like more than one attack to me.

more than 4 years ago
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Youtube adds Snake Game to Video Loading Screen

Tideflat It's True! (1 comments)

It is true! I just tested it out. So now the people with slow internet connections get to play games while they wait for there videos to load.

more than 4 years ago
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India's New Rupee Symbol Won't Show On Computers

Tideflat Re:Back in the good ol days (252 comments)

It is for marking some number as money with out saying what type the number is. For example. (the generic currency sign) 10 could mean $10 or €10 or some entirely different currency. It is some times used in games marking money like "gold" is.

more than 4 years ago

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BlackBerry's Passport phone released

Tideflat Tideflat writes  |  about 3 months ago

Tideflat (1858480) writes "BlackBerry's Passport phone, which is about the size of a passport, was released today. It has a square screen and a reported 30-hour battery life. It aims to woo business users by having a screen that can show 60 characters across, hopefully enough to read spreadsheets easily. They also launched BlackBerry Blend, a app for syncing data across sundry devices.

The CEO claims that the restructuring process of the company is done, and they is now focusing on growth."

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Robotic Limbs that Plug into the Brain

Tideflat Tideflat writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Tideflat (1858480) writes "A new generation of much more sophisticated and lifelike prosthetic arms, sponsored by the Department of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), may be available within the next five to 10 years. Two different prototypes that move with the dexterity of a natural limb and can theoretically be controlled just as intuitively--with electrical signals recorded directly from the brain--are now beginning human tests."
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Google scribe

Tideflat Tideflat writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Tideflat (1858480) writes "Google scribe is a new text completion service. Using information from what you have already typed in a document, Google Scribe provides related word or phrase completion suggestions. In addition to saving keystrokes, Google Scribe's suggestions indicate correct or popular phrases to use."
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