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Mozilla Teams Up With Humble Bundle To Offer Eight Plugin-Free Games

aliquis Re:People pay for games? (67 comments)

Or well, if one got one wish more it would be to actually OWN the games and not the LICENSE and to know you'd have access "FOREVER" and even better "FOR ALL PLATFORMS." .. ok, more than one wish. But yeah. Actually have the game, always, everywhere, no matter what!

5 days ago
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Mozilla Teams Up With Humble Bundle To Offer Eight Plugin-Free Games

aliquis Re:People pay for games? (67 comments)

Yes.

I don't since the prices are so reasonable (and for the small risk I guess.)

I'd argue the other way around. This is 2014. The market has caught up and offer decent services. It's ok to pay now.

5 days ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

aliquis Re:Conventional wisdom (608 comments)

Isn't the problem supposed to be that the wind doesn't always blow or may not blow more in the winter and during the day when demand may be higher.

Same for sun, which of course do shine more during the day but not in the winter.

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

aliquis Re:Why? (973 comments)

University of Bologna is ranked #182, KTH #110 and Uppsala university #81 at QS World University Rankings (There MIT rank #1.)

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

aliquis Re:Why? (973 comments)

I decided to click the PDF link and help you out:

"Giuseppe Levi Bologna University, Bologna, Italy
Evelyn Foschi Bologna, Italy
Bo HÃistad, Roland Pettersson and Lars Tegnér Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Hanno Essén Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden"

Considering you got 2 mod points for claiming it's secrecy ...

Uppsala universitet was funded 1477, it's the oldest university in the Nordic countries.

Bo HÃistad is a professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Nuclear Physics.
Roland Pettersson is at the Department of Chemistry - BMC, analytic chemistry.
Lars Tegner is a professor emeritus at the Department of technological science, electricity.

KTH / the royal institute of technology is the largest and oldest .. uhm.. college? whatever of technology in Sweden.

Hanno Essén describes himself on a webpage as:
"Universitetslektor (retired), Department of Mechanics, KTH
Docent, Theoretical Physics, Stockholm University

I am a retired, but still active in research, senior lecturer (associate professor) at the Department of Mechanics, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. Former Director of undergraduate studies (studierektor) 1990-2012 and former chairman of the Swedish Skeptics (FÃreningen Vetenskap och Folkbildning, VoF)."

I can only assume the Italians are of similar qualification.

Bologna University, founded 1088!! 85 000 students in 23 schools!

Giuseppe Levi is a researcher in their Department of Physics and Astronomy:
Google translate from unibo.it

Evelyn Foschi is a Doctor (Fields of research: Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology  Engineering  Electrical and Electronic Engineering) at the Department of Physics at the university of Bologna (http://www.intechopen.com/profiles/108904/Evelyn-Foschi)

I don't know what they are allowed to do and isn't. I assume they may be doing their best from what they are free to do with the device.

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

aliquis Re:Hoax (973 comments)

Maybe I should stand out and claim it's fusion.

If I'm wrong no-one care because I'm just random user on Slashdot who make a stupid comment.

But if I'm right!! Then I was soo ahead of so many others! (Except the conspiracy theorists whom gladly jump upon anything including this.)

about a week ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

aliquis Re:What has happened to Slashdot? (425 comments)

TweakTown (http://www.tweaktown.com) even already have that sexy blog format which is so new and exciting in Slashdot beta!

about two weeks ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

aliquis Re:What has happened to Slashdot? (425 comments)

Yeah. Everyone. Quickly head over to TweakTown!

It's the new best thing ... .. oh wait.

about two weeks ago
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Linux 3.17 Kernel Released With Xbox One Controller Support

aliquis Re:Please explain (114 comments)

Why do a driver for random tv-card?

Why not? I want support for the controller. Thank you all :)

about two weeks ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

aliquis Re:I don't think we are giving anything up. (554 comments)

Windows could also be written so that it used DX 10 or 12 if available, gulped up RAM if there was any and so on.

about three weeks ago
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Acer Launches First 4K Panel With NVIDIA G-Sync Technology On Board

aliquis Re:Proprietary (64 comments)

My 8600m GT may have been broken too I guess.

Anyway they have Phys-X, better OpenGL drivers, more OS support, lower power usage, (alternative methods for anti-aliasing and lighting too I believe but I don't know what AMD have there) and G-sync. Better proprietary drivers. Still not at least as good open ones is a fair thing to say?

AMD have Mantle and Adaptive-Sync and .. ? Worse drivers even though their open ones may be better than NvidiaÂs open ones.

Mantle I suppose will be pretty irrelevant vs new DirectX 12 and OpenGL.
Just as G-sync should be allowed to become irrelevant if Adaptive-Sync let you make the same thing in a standard way.

Just suck that Nvidia is big and common enough that they may get away with not supporting it and do their own thing :(

about three weeks ago
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Acer Launches First 4K Panel With NVIDIA G-Sync Technology On Board

aliquis Re:Proprietary (64 comments)

19 September 2014 - Secret press conference - Nvidia will support Adaptive-Sync: http://www.sweclockers.com/nyh...
25 September 2014 - Nvidia won't offer support for Adaptive-Sync but will instead continue with their G-sync and hence never implemented DVI 1.2a support: http://www.nordichardware.se/G...

Both link in Swedish.

Nvidia - Assholes. If true.

about three weeks ago
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Acer Launches First 4K Panel With NVIDIA G-Sync Technology On Board

aliquis Re:Proprietary (64 comments)

I'd say price point matter more at this point.

I would prefer to have an Nvidia card and I would prefer to have monitor synced to the GPU.

As is Adaptive-Sync may be a standard of DisplayPort 1.2a but even the new Nvidia cards only have DisplayPort 1.2 and who knows what Nvidia will do. It suck to get an Nvidia card if they are retarded and decide not to support Adaptive-Sync but I don't want anything else either because Nvidia make the best products. :/

Some time some idiot lectured me using this:
http://www.geforce.com/hardwar... .. except it's not the same thing (that person may have also lectured me about DX12 which may have been correct (in that all Nvidia DX11 graphic cards will support DX12.))

about three weeks ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

aliquis And Russia (342 comments)

Is supposed to renew their whole arsenal to 2020 rather than 70% of it I think I read earlier today or possibly yesterday.

Guess it may be weak enough to not deserve to be posted.
Better get a source so you don't quote me on it:
http://rt.com/politics/189604-...

about a month ago
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Why a Chinese Company Is the Biggest IPO Ever In the US

aliquis Re:The little guy. (191 comments)

I guess it would benefit all the buyers if they don't push up the price too much then again if the price is seen as low / in a way there one would had wanted more I guess one may want to pay more (then again it's ok getting less stock which you think you can do say 20% return on than twice as many but which you can only do 10% on ..)

Then again at least when it comes to purchasing lots of stocks many institutions are ok with paying a premium over the regular price to get what they want and hence paying "too much" relative the regular market price.

I don't know whatever the price normally end up being lower or higher than what the stocks will trade for later on.

I also think it differ how it's done. I don't know for sure but it may be the case that here (Sweden) it may be more common to give rights to purchase the new stocks for the old stock holders whereas say in the US it may be more common to look for institutional purchasers of them.

Both methods exist at least. There's also the possibility of just offering shares for a fixed price and then people can sign themselves up for interest and then have a lottery or give them the stocks they could get out from the ones one wanted to create.

about 1 month ago
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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

aliquis Re:Night owls (127 comments)

I read it at 05:17.

But it's early evening somewhere else! *denial*

about a month ago
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NSA Director Says Agency Is Still Trying To Figure Out Cyber Operations

aliquis Re:Well, that was interesting... (103 comments)

Just put up /. beta before any US gov pages.

The attackers will be confused and wonder where they have arrived, if it's some blog of sort, and most likely just leave it alone / leave as quickly as possible.

about a month ago
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Chrome For Mac Drops 32-bit Build

aliquis Re:It did? (129 comments)

I will get a machine with at least 32 GB of RAM.

This one have 8 GB.

And it's a Windows 8.1 machine not a mac. I think I said that. Possibly not just giving general experience what do I know.

I don't know whatever it support 32 bit plugins and whatever my bankid plugin is 32 bit and whatever that could increase the memory load more.

My feel for it was that it used more RAM at least.

about a month ago
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Chrome For Mac Drops 32-bit Build

aliquis It did? (129 comments)

All I noticed was that it was chewing up a lot more RAM so I installed the 32 bit version again instead.

about a month ago

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Sony-Ericsson Xperia X3 on November the third?

aliquis aliquis writes  |  more than 4 years ago

aliquis writes "Looks like Sony-Ericsson is ready to release their first Android phone on the third november. It's rumored to have a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 8 megapixel camera and WVGA screen. With Android 2 just getting finished can we assume this will be an Android 2 device to? And will it 1-UP the Sholes/Droid or not?"
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Nintendo DSi software will be region locked :(

aliquis aliquis writes  |  about 6 years ago

aliquis writes "Though eventually not a big issue in the end depending on what Nintendo makes of it, the DSi will be the first Nintendo portable to have region lock for its software.

However its only for DSi titles, who knows if it's obliged for all DSi specific software and also maybe it will only be used when it makes sense for the additional services."

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Nintendo announces DSi

aliquis aliquis writes  |  about 6 years ago

aliquis writes "So the rumors where true, Nintendo has announced the DSi as a successor for the DS lite. DSi includes two cameras, expanded screens, SD card slot and on-board memor with music playback function and a DS-specific download service, finally it also comes with a web browser. The screens have only increased from 3" to 3.25" but the whole unit has become even smaller! Release in Japan on the 1st November for ¥18,900 or around $ 179.
DS fanboy had the news."

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Sweden votes yes for "FRA-lagen."

aliquis aliquis writes  |  more than 6 years ago

aliquis writes "The voting for the new swedish wiretapping law was supposed to be at 09.00 local time but happened this evening instead after a petition for reconsideration.

The result? 143 votes for and 138 votes against, one person didn't vote.
I was said that if four persons changed their mind it would get voted down, so I guess one in the blue camp did vote no.

It's covered at Svenska Dagbladet in swedish and at The Local in english."

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aliquis aliquis writes  |  more than 7 years ago

aliquis writes "Etrian Odyssey (website uses flash), a nethack/MUD-without-the-MU like game for Nintendo DS was released may the 16th.

The game features classic labyrinth RPG style gaming with over 125 monsters designed by Shin Nagasawa (Final Fantasy IX), nine characters of which you build a party of five, and a map on the lower screen where you draw the looks of the labyrinth using the stylus while you explore it.

Too bad it doesn't seem to contain any multiplayer support :(, graphical MUD on the DS (or any system) would be so sweet."

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