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Theater Chain Bans Google Glass

WilyCoder Battery life (376 comments)

Its like society at large has no fucking clue that google glass only has 45 minutes of battery life...

about a month and a half ago

Test-Driving NVIDIA's GRID GPU Cloud Computing Platform

WilyCoder Re:Doesn't VMware and Microsoft already support th (29 comments)

remotefx blows. it only provides a direct3d interface, there is no opengl support (which is what the majority of the scientific visualization community uses).

about 2 months ago

Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years

WilyCoder Re:Awesome! (475 comments)

14.4 or the deal is off

about 2 months ago

Canadian Teen Arrested For Calling In 30+ Swattings, Bomb Threats

WilyCoder Re:Swatting sounds so funny (350 comments)

Putting someone's life needlessly in danger is funny to you? Fuck off.

about 2 months ago

Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton: How We're Turning Everyone Into DIY Hackers

WilyCoder Re:It's not the thing... (90 comments)

Can you show me a cheaper board that can decode 1080p video using standard APIs (which are exposed to developers like me) such as OpenMAX?

about 4 months ago

To Reduce the Health Risk of Barbecuing Meat, Just Add Beer

WilyCoder Stupid (179 comments)

What a stupid article. Beer is hardly the best source of antioxidants. Blueberries would be a far better choice.

"Eat antioxidants to prevent cancer" ....well thank you captain obvious, we have known this for many years!

about 4 months ago

Amazon's Fire TV: Is It Worth Game Developers' Time?

WilyCoder Hardware (88 comments)

Given that amazon cheaped out on the hardware, I would say 'No'.

Why in the world they chose the S4 Pro over the Snapdragon 800 (with Adreno 330) boggles the mind.

It's like when nVidia released the tegra 3 and the darn thing was outdated before it even hit the shelves.

about 4 months ago

Geologists Warned of Washington State Mudslides For Decades

WilyCoder Geologist? (230 comments)

"Hey Sharon! Come look at the crap I just took!"

about 4 months ago

Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

WilyCoder Re: Ridiculous. (914 comments)

You're saying that because you believe the accuracy of convictions is 100%. That's laughable.

about 4 months ago

Is DIY Brainhacking Safe?

WilyCoder Re: Drugs are probably safer (183 comments)

The generally accepted usage regimen of MDMA is once every three months. That indicates that MDMA is highly disruptive to the normal functioning of the brain. There would be more quantitative studies of MDMA if the stupid government would allow it. But one can look at heavy users of MDMA for a good gut-feeling estimate of the toxicity of MDMA. Other drugs such as LSD and psilocybin are not suspected of being neurotoxic like MDMA possibly is...

about 4 months ago

Dorian Nakamoto Officially Denies That He Created Bitcoin

WilyCoder Re:Ssssure... (102 comments)

please explain in detail how the joke was in any way 'anti-semitic'

about 4 months ago

Super Bowl Ads: Worth the Price Or Waste of Time?

WilyCoder Re:Worth it? (347 comments)

Vinyl record pressings of Rick Astley's song "Never Gonna Give You Up", duh.

about 6 months ago

Apple Devices To Reach Parity With Windows PCs In 2014

WilyCoder Re:"Devices" != PCs (511 comments)

wake me up when a mouse has a right button click in android.

about 6 months ago

Parents' Campaign Leads To Wi-Fi Ban In New Zealand School

WilyCoder Re:radiation and cancer (294 comments)

Please tell me where I can buy a red-light-photon wifi router. Sounds like the speed is insane!

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Do You Run a Copy-Cat Installation At Home?

WilyCoder Re:Lab environment (308 comments)

Haha, come join me in the land of GPU programming...

about 7 months ago

Oculus Raises $75 Million To Make VR Headset

WilyCoder Re:How about for work? (114 comments)

Why, so my boss can dump more work on me? No thank you.

about 7 months ago

Doom Is Twenty Years Old

WilyCoder Re:Ah the memories (225 comments)

"up vote" and high UID. go back to reddit.

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Easy Wi-Fi-Enabled Tablet For My Dad?

WilyCoder Re: iPad (370 comments)

"a half hour in the car is pushing for my mother."

Well why don't you get their car fixed before you buy them a tablet. Your poor mother...

about 8 months ago



Illegal searches are now legal in the US

WilyCoder WilyCoder writes  |  more than 5 years ago

WilyCoder (736280) writes ""The Supreme Court said Wednesday that evidence obtained after illegal searches or arrests based on simple police mistakes may be used to prosecute criminal defendants. The justices split 5-4 along ideological lines to apply new limits to the court's so-called exclusionary rule, which generally requires evidence to be suppressed if it results from a violation of a suspect's Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches or seizure." Is the 4th amendment dead?"
Link to Original Source

Inventor of LSD, Albert Hoffman, has died

WilyCoder WilyCoder writes  |  more than 6 years ago

WilyCoder (736280) writes "Albert Hoffman, best know for creating LSD in his Sandoz Laboratory, has died. While his creation (which he called his "problem child") was controversial in the eyes of the law, there is no denying the impact LSD has had on the understanding of the human mind. Albert was 102."


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