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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

Wing_Zero Re:ObFry (329 comments)

for me, My laptop is 16x10, And my favorite part of it is that I get a full size key and a REAL number pad. It always annoys me that you see a wide screen laptop and a freaking huge dead-space around the (3/4 key size)keyboard! the widescreen is nice for the occasional movie, and makes side by side file manager windows less squished. but I WANT FULL SIZED KEYS

5 days ago
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Chrome 39 Launches With 64-bit Version For Mac OS X and New Developer Features

Wing_Zero Re:All software is opt-in (66 comments)

When you go to google.com/chrome , it will detect your OS and provide you with a appropriate link. however, if you want the 64-bit version of Chrome, you have to click the link below the download link to manually switch it to the 64-bit. Also, very little changes to the page, so it doesn't look like it changed anything when you select it

about two weeks ago
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Nvidia Shield Tablet Gets Android Lollipop Update, Half Life 2 EP1 and GRID

Wing_Zero Re:Hmmm ... (58 comments)

hmmm, i may have a conversion issue somewhere, i had alot of converting from goggle's answers, but the satellite ping is straight off Wikipedia, so i won't take blame for that one ;) (I was using km as a base and used a few conversion tools online to help me) (i used 299,792,458 metres per second as my measurement)

299792.458 km/s light
40075.017 km Earth Circumference
0.1336758678565556 Seconds around earth

7.480781804783763 if you flip the numbers. my bad.

about two weeks ago
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Nvidia Shield Tablet Gets Android Lollipop Update, Half Life 2 EP1 and GRID

Wing_Zero Re:Hmmm ... (58 comments)

The time it would take to take light to make a loop around the earth is 7.5 seconds, IF the light was strong enough to make it around the earth through a fiber cable, uninterrupted. (I couldn't find a max length of fiber, but it is used in the intercontinental network of 250,000 km, so at least that per stretch)

Satellite internet has a minimum latency of 1/4 seconds, not counting congestion.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

about two weeks ago
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Intel To Expand Core M Broadwell Line With Faster Dual-Core Processors

Wing_Zero Re:Nice (52 comments)

Well, if the peak (judging from the last sentence of the summary) is 6w, that is easily in the power envelope of USB. (6w = 5v@1.1a) so, all they mean is a larger Passive cooler. You probably don't need a Heat-sink-fan unit until about 10-15w

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

Wing_Zero Re:It freakin' works fine (928 comments)

well, the devs at XBMC (now kodi i guess) pulled pulseaudio from the main ISO because it introduced some very annoying randomness.

I start with that, add Plex, lxde, Steam and a few emulators. up till the last two, you don't need pulse-audio. so i manually start it via terminal command, and then launch steam. well, steam audio seems flakey, sometimes works, sometimes not, i load up a emulator, and i can play for about 10-20 minutes, the audio will lock up, and i have a loud buzz of what ever sound was playing at the moment of lockup. i have to reboot to get the audio to reset. stopping pulse-audio, logging out, no good.

outside of those 2 applications, alsa-audio works flawless for me.

about a month ago
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Microsoft, Ask.com, Oracle Latest To Be Sued Over No-Poach Deal

Wing_Zero Re:wait a second... (47 comments)

i like the fact that the first search result under the paid placement is "Why does crapware still exist? Follow the Silicon Valley money trail ..."

about a month ago
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Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

Wing_Zero Re:Charging amperage (395 comments)

A little bit of digging shows the chevy volt uses a 350v setup.

http://gm-volt.com/forum/archi...

GM officially lists the cell voltage as 3.7V nominal, making nominal pack voltage 355.2V

so Yeah, 70% in 2 minutes might be a bit more reasonable then.

about a month and a half ago
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Dremel Releases 3D Printer

Wing_Zero Re:Underspecced? (105 comments)

in the third picture of the device from the top, they show the print head, and to the lower left, the spool. looks like it threads behind the head, and into a holder above it.

about 2 months ago
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Solar Powered Technology Enhances Oil Recovery

Wing_Zero Re:Renewable (82 comments)

this is the breakdown as far as i found:

In a barrel (42gal) of crude you need to divide it into separate parts. These parts are roughly:

        Naphta and other condensates that are liquid. 2gal
        Kerosene, where most is jet-fuel 4gal
        Unleaded gasoline 20gal
        Diesel fuel and heating/furnace oil 10gal
        Engine oil .5gal
        Gear oil .5gal
        Grease .5gal
        Tar/asphalt 1gal

source: http://www.answers.com/Q/How_m...

about 2 months ago
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Is It Time To Split Linux Distros In Two?

Wing_Zero Re:Nonsense (282 comments)

It pretty much boils down to "Let the active window take priority over background tasks" vs "Distribute processor time fairly evenly" of course, a individual program can take control of the resources given a proper priority flag (like running a video encoder in "real-time" vs "normal" or "low")

about 3 months ago
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Is It Time To Split Linux Distros In Two?

Wing_Zero Re:Nonsense (282 comments)

right-click "My Computer" | properties
Click "Advanced System Settings"
Click "Advanced"
Under Performance Click "Settings"
Click "Advanced"
you will find a radio option for optimizing windows for programs or background services

as the man said, it all comes down to licensing. in the past, MS locked the number of active cpu's depending if you bought home or pro (I think XP had this, not sure)

about 3 months ago
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Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company

Wing_Zero Re:Good, I say (502 comments)

The power grid is fairly faulty around here, we have power blips and brown-outs (black out lasting seconds) all the time. to the point of my boss installing 20 UPS all over his gas station. 1 each register, the satellite link(lottery and CC transactions), each pc in the office, and miscellaneous items that really don't like being ungracefully shut off.

at least once a year the woodland creatures stage a revolt and quick-fry themselves on tower transformers and relay stations. this year alone, 3 squirrels have taken out the county's grid. (not to mention the guy with the backhoe who ripped the wires off the pole, idiot's lucky to be alive) In previous years, we had a raccoon who decided the local power relay station would be a cool place to nest, started to renovate his new den, and took us offline for 3 days.

Now in winter, we are blessed with many feet of snowfall, and the branches push on the lines. the power companies hire tree cutting services to clear problem trees from the right of way, but sometimes a tree sags just right from the weight, and oops, there go the lights. most homes have a gas generator just for this, (I have 2 in my garage, no fun finding out one won't start when you need it)

And this is just northern WI, i imagine some areas a bit further north with a sparse population density could have it worse.

about 4 months ago
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Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company

Wing_Zero Re: Good, I say (502 comments)

the outer oxide layer helps protect the rest of the copper in the statue, but it is in salty air and does degrade
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

about 4 months ago
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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

Wing_Zero Re:What? (200 comments)

TV Networks already double dip. they get paid for advertising, and they get paid for a cable carrier to add them to the channel list. now they have a triple dip as they ask customers to pay to gain dvr-type access straight from their web site. (which some add commercials to as well)

this kind of thing is why areo got hammered so quickly. they skipped the second dip for the TV stations. Now cable companies (falsely i hope) are saying that netflix may be in a position of getting a cut like a cable station or risk being blacklisted. (remember Dish network and FOX?)

about 4 months ago
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Will Your Next Car Be Covered In Morphing Dimples?

Wing_Zero Re:11% fuel efficiency improvement (138 comments)

They have the Autobon, A speed limit free road, and they constantly reach speeds of 95+. In America meanwhile, have you ever seen a SmartCar going down the freeway? Looks odd when it weaves in and out of traffic, but it has a power/weight ratio that rivals some sedans. (made by Mercedes BTW, a European car company)

about 4 months ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Wing_Zero Re:Cashless can't happen, here is why ... (753 comments)

the Digital currencies already have a partial solution. they allow transactions via bluetooth, nfc, and qr-code. all that has to happen after that, is sync the wallet via the p2p network they work on, and in a few minutes, it becomes a confirmed transaction.

about 4 months ago
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Judge Shoots Down "Bitcoin Isn't Money" Argument In Silk Road Trial

Wing_Zero Re:Bitcoin isn't money but it's still a financial (135 comments)

this technique really is only effective against $50+ denominations. everything lower get spent out as change, or cash back, or loaded into the ATM (The ATM in our store doesn't scan the bills)

about 5 months ago

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