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Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was?

Time_Ngler Re: Stereo (197 comments)

Interesting, but I thought a lot of the way we determine the direction of sound is through triangulation, in combination with the delay it takes from sound to hit one ear and then the other. That's why when you try hard to listen for where something is coming from, you often instinctively tilt your head slightly. (and the time for sound to travel from one ear to the other is also why when you hear things underwater, you have trouble telling where they come from because sound travels faster in water than in air)

about two weeks ago
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Researchers Make Fruit Flies Perform Aerobatics Like Spitfire Pilots

Time_Ngler Re:Meh (51 comments)

This isn't the same thing. What's being measured here is the reaction time, which isn't the same as measuring how fast an animal's appendages move.

about three weeks ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

Time_Ngler Re:The frustrations of AI. (564 comments)

If hardware isn't the problem, then it must be an algorithmic one. So, why can't an algorithm be discovered that is a breakthrough?

about 2 months ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

Time_Ngler Re:Intelligence (564 comments)

Victim of shitty moderators

about 2 months ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

Time_Ngler Re:Weather is NOT climate (567 comments)

What do waves and tides have to do with it? Why don't we start talking about deadly world pools and sea monsters?

about 2 months ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

Time_Ngler Re:Weather is NOT climate (567 comments)

No, it's just you that don't get plural forms (or have a sense of humor, apparently)

about 2 months ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

Time_Ngler Re:Weather is NOT climate (567 comments)

The Oxford Dictionary would disagree with you (too)

about 2 months ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

Time_Ngler Re:Weather is NOT climate (567 comments)

I didn't see BasilBrush mentioning the Oxford Dictionary in any of his posts, so I think it is you that are failing to comprehend (*snicker*) a comment thread.

about 2 months ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

Time_Ngler Re:Weather is NOT climate (567 comments)

It seems you have some trouble with nuances English, so let me enlighten you. Weather is a non-countable noun, like paper or water. So many instances of weather is still weather, and so, climate being many instances of weather, means that, in fact, climate is weather.

about 2 months ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

Time_Ngler Re:Weather is NOT climate (567 comments)

So you're calling out Oxford Dictionaries... Huh... *shrugs*

about 2 months ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

Time_Ngler Re:Weather is NOT climate (567 comments)

You can look up weather by different time periods. By the hour, the day, so why not the week, the month, the year, or even the century? As per the definition, there is no time period where weather ceases to be weather. Therefore climate is just weather over a longer period then we normally use, but that doesn't mean it is no longer weather.

Which is why climate is weather but weather isn't (always) climate.

about 2 months ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

Time_Ngler Re:Weather is NOT climate (567 comments)

climate
noun: climate; plural noun: climates

        the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period.

So, climate *is* weather.

about 2 months ago
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Continuous System For Converting Waste Plastics Into Crude Oil

Time_Ngler Re:Great! We can take it out of the ground (139 comments)

I didn't say oil is getting cheaper. I said it is cheaper, e.g., oil is cheaper with this technology than without it.

about 2 months ago
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Continuous System For Converting Waste Plastics Into Crude Oil

Time_Ngler Re:Great! We can take it out of the ground (139 comments)

Your math is off. The cheaper oil is the more we rely on it as an energy source as opposed to less dirty alternatives.

about 2 months ago
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Bitcoin Security Endangered By Powerful Mining Pool

Time_Ngler Re:Some newer coins intend to stay ASIC resistant (281 comments)

While the threat of a 51% attack may be blown out of proportion (a pool sells their cut of the coins that are mined and it is in their best interest that the coin remain as valuable as possible - attacking a coin would be counterproductive)

Why don't we just let ghash.io own the "official" copy of the ledger, and do away with mining entirely, then? After all, according to you, it would be against ghash.io's best interest to do anything to harm the value of bitcoin...

about 2 months ago
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California Regulators Tell Ride-Shares No Airport Runs

Time_Ngler Survival of our species depends on Uber failing (314 comments)

The corruption of the taxi industry is humanities last hope.

In the future, when robots and AI has taken over every available job a human being could do, the one remaining bulwark that saves the human race from destruction will be the taxi lobby. At that time, the only job for a human will be a taxi driver, and we will drive around robots (other humans will not be able to afford it).

about 3 months ago

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IPhone 5S rumored to be announced Sept 10th

Time_Ngler Time_Ngler writes  |  1 year,19 days

Time_Ngler (564671) writes "Apple is to unveil the new generation iPhone at an event next month, insiders say.

It is believed the event, allegedly on September 10, will see the launch of the upcoming iPhone 5S and possibly also a rumoured 'low-cost' device.

Indicated updates on the iPhone 5S include sensor which can identify the owner by his or her fingerprints."

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Website has 250 million fake identities

Time_Ngler Time_Ngler writes  |  about a year ago

Time_Ngler (564671) writes "KUTV News reports on a woman who stumbled upon 250 million fake identities. The website, xdd.org published fake records for everyone in the United States, and had google crawling the site, polluting all searches for phone numbers and social security numbers.
Update: Google has since removed xdd from the index."
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Scientists develop a way to extract energy from coal without burning it

Time_Ngler Time_Ngler writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Time_Ngler (564671) writes "Scientists have developed a new method to utilize the power from coal, by having it chemically react with iron-oxide pellets. Working over a span of 10 years with a budget of $15 million, barring any unforeseen problems, the new process should be ready to go into commercial production within the next 5 years. The reaction does not produce carbon dioxide and leaves water and coal ash as its byproducts. Furthermore, the iron used in the reaction can be recycled."
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Rogue ransoms Romney's Return for $1 million in BTC

Time_Ngler Time_Ngler writes  |  about 2 years ago

Time_Ngler (564671) writes "A hacker claiming to have stolen Mitt Romney's tax return is ransoming it for $1 million in BTC. If not paid, he will release it to the world on Sept 28th. The hacker set up two BTC addresses. He stipulated if $1 million is paid to the first, Romney's return will be kept secret forever. However, if $1 million is paid to the second, Romney's return will be released publicly immediately."
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PS4 aka Orbis rumored not to allow used games

Time_Ngler Time_Ngler writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Time_Ngler writes "The next Sony console, codenamed Orbis, is rumored to be released by holiday season, 2013. The console is also rumored not allow playing of used games, even in single player / offline mode. Users will have to phone home to PSN every time they put a game previously unplayed by them in the console."
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"The Good Wife" will air an episode about Bitcoin

Time_Ngler Time_Ngler writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Time_Ngler writes "The TV series The Good Wife
will air an episode entitled "Bitcoin for Dummies" about a mysterious client who created an "illegal" online currency. Is Bitcoin rising from the grave, or will its final incarnation end as a silly plot device used and abused by Hollywood?"

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