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Window Washing a Skyscraper Is Beyond a Robot's Reach

TitusC3v5 Re:Why have we not solved this? (203 comments)

I don't think self-cleaning windows are truly viable at this point in time, but is there any reason to not have windows that simply rotate 180 degrees so that they can be cleaned from the inside?

about two weeks ago
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Users Can't Distinguish Scams From Facebook's Features

TitusC3v5 Re:Who? (116 comments)

Who are these Facebooks and why are they on my internets?

I'm not entirely sure, but one of them just pooped on your lawn and then told five of his friends about it.

about three weeks ago
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Solving the Mystery of Declining Female CS Enrollment

TitusC3v5 Re:Boys are naturally curious... (608 comments)

I would say it's not so much feminist theory as it is the simple fact is that we don't know how much culture and stereotypes are skewing the actual data. In my CS classes, the ratio of men to women was something like 8 to 1, and a disproportiate amount of the latter were Asian-American.

about a month ago
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Simple Hack Enables VR Mode For Oculus Rift In Alien: Isolation

TitusC3v5 Re:The point? (57 comments)

Who says it always works flawlessly? have they played through the entire game several times? maybe there is crash code or places where you can literally get stuck in a wall.

Very unlikely. Most Oculus integration is little more than a camera mod; it isn't going to integrate to the point where it can cause the types of issues you're describing.

about a month and a half ago
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KDevelop 4.7.0 Released

TitusC3v5 Re:Lon term stability? (48 comments)

I'm more interested in whether or not they've fixed the long term usability rather than stability. The last time I tried KDevelop, it didn't even come with built- in templates for C.

about 2 months ago
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U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

TitusC3v5 Re:Whenever I read stuff like this (223 comments)

It changed it because the 9/11 attacks targets the two pillars of American power: the banks and the government. It scared them shitless that may actual be attacked (oh, wow, apparently they have a much different reaction when it's not other people they're sending to die). At which point they said screw everything in order to give themselves the illusion of their old safety.

about 2 months ago
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China Targets 2022 For Space Station Completion

TitusC3v5 Re:Been there, done that. (100 comments)

They've tried, repeatedly, only to be blocked by US objections each time.

Their own station would probably be more worthwhile anyway - I can't name a single major achievement the ISS had made in the past decade.

about 2 months ago
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Study: Antarctic Sea-Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate

TitusC3v5 Re:unfair policy (302 comments)

It's getting its compensation.....an Arctic Ice Cap that has expanded by 41% in the past 2 years. Most ice up there since 2006. Ironically, not reported here....
I guess anything goes to advance the global warming scam.


Pro tip: Lie Less

about 3 months ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

TitusC3v5 Jurisdiction 101 (391 comments)

Good luck with that.

about 3 months ago
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Windows XP Falls Below 25% Market Share, Windows 8 Drops Slightly

TitusC3v5 Re:Who has the market share? (336 comments)

What world do you live in where only kids play video games?

about 4 months ago
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Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

TitusC3v5 Re:They lost their market (203 comments)

It's really sad to see people holding out for the same titles that defined the last two generations. There are already great original titles for the Wii U - ZombiU and Wonderful101 immediately come to mind. Plus, for me personally, the backwards compatibility is a godsend for those of us who skipped the original Wii.

A small library of original but great titles. Established franchise entries like DK Tropical Freeze, NSMBU, and Mario Kart 8. A fantastic lineup coming down the pipe. Virtual console to scratch that retro itch. Backwards compatibility to hundreds of Wii titles. If the above isn't enough reason to grab a Wii U, one game isn't going to make a difference. Smash Bros isn't *that* good of a game to sell a system by itself.

about 4 months ago
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Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

TitusC3v5 Re:They should stop making consoles (203 comments)

There's no reason to try to keep up with the PS and Xbox. They're underpowered PCs. Nintendo at the very least is trying to enable experiences that can't be had on other mediums.

about 4 months ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

TitusC3v5 Flat UI Design (165 comments)

Am I the only person who hates the flat UI style that Microsoft, Google, and Apple have all adopted? I hated it being shoved onto my iPhone, and now it looks like the same nonsense it coming to OSX.

about 4 months ago
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New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

TitusC3v5 Re:There's another treatment that stops most T2 (253 comments)

As the parent and others have mentioned, healthy food when cooked right is positively delicious. The real issue is that it does take considerably more planning and preparation time than a pizza that you can just throw in the over for 15 minutes or other preprocessed food that require minimal prep time by the people who are actually eating it.

about 4 months ago
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Great White Sharks Making Comeback Off Atlantic Coast

TitusC3v5 Upgrades (107 comments)

I'm happy to see that my laser upgrades have helped to greatly facilitate the mating process. Onwards to step 2!

about 5 months ago
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I typically start my workday ...

TitusC3v5 in the early bracket. (141 comments)

Cry me a river. My shift starts at 12a.

about 5 months ago
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Hundreds of Cities Wired With Fiber, But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unusable

TitusC3v5 Re:Annoying. (347 comments)

Yes.

about 6 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

TitusC3v5 Behind the curve (1040 comments)

$15 per hour is barely a livable wage currently; there's no way it will be in 2021.

about 6 months ago
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Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite

TitusC3v5 Why? (411 comments)

Why is Apple throwing at us the same flat-UI nonsense that Microsoft has been trying to cram down our throats?

about 6 months ago
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Professors: US "In Denial" Over Poor Maths Standards

TitusC3v5 Re:There is no such thing as "maths" (688 comments)

The rest of the world is technically wrong. Mathematics is a singular noun, due to the way -ics is handled by the original latin/greek. On the other hand, -th indicates a singular verb as well, so when you throw that s on the end of it, you're making it (incorrectly) plural.

However, I said it was technically wrong for a reason. Language is dictated by usage, not semantics. It's the reason why the word "ain't" is in the dictionary today. So even though maths may not be technically correct, the widespread usage of the word dictates that it is.

about 6 months ago

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Dreamfall Chapters is Alive

TitusC3v5 TitusC3v5 writes  |  about 2 years ago

TitusC3v5 (608284) writes "Dreamfall Chapters may soon become a reality. Red Thread Games is the independent game studio created by Ragnar Tørnquist that has acquired the rights to produce the final installment of the adventure game legend that began with the The Longest Journey. The kickstarter campaign, which launched February 8th, has seen a pledge of over 50% of their goal in the first 48 hours."
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Your Identity is Safe with Us

TitusC3v5 TitusC3v5 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

TitusC3v5 (608284) writes "According to the BBC, the Next Generation Identification database is ready to see a $1bn contract award as of next month. As always, the administration assures us that "innocent people would have nothing to fear from the database. FBI assistant director Thomas E Bush told the BBC the targets would be what he called the 'bad guys' — terrorist and criminal suspects.""
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TitusC3v5 TitusC3v5 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

TitusC3v5 (608284) writes "According to BBC News, MySpace is attempting to block sex offenders by way a custom database that utilizes state sex offender registries. Sentinel Safe will let MySpace search US state and federal databases to seek out and delete MySpace profiles of registered sex offenders."
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TitusC3v5 TitusC3v5 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

TitusC3v5 (608284) writes "From Pat and the Slackware team:

"We are proud to announce that Slackware Linux version 11.0 has been finally released; it took some time but is well worth the wait. You can read the official announcement at this link. Slackware 11.0 contains the 2.4.33.3 Linux kernel, 2.6.17.13 in /extra and 2.6.18 in the /testing directory; the default boot option is the dependable 2.4.33.3 kernel, but this time we included more choices and support for 2.6.x kernels.

This Slackware version is by far the most cutting edge ever released, it includes KDE version 3.5.4 (including the Amarok media player), XFCE 4.2.3.2, the latest versions of Firefox and Thunderbird, plus SeaMonkey 1.0.5 (replacing the Mozilla suite). It also includes glibc-2.3.6, gcc-3.4.6, X11R6.9.0 from X.Org, and more!"

As always, feel free to buy your copy at the Slackware Store, or find it for free on one of the many mirrors available."

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