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How Curved Spacetime Can Be Created In a Quantum Optics Lab

ardmhacha mathematically equivalent ? (89 comments)

Now, a physicist has shown that on a large scale, the tunneling motion of atoms through the lattice is mathematically equivalent to the motion of atoms in a quantum field in a flat spacetime.

mathematically equivalent ?

So they haven't created curved spacetime in a Quantum Optics Lab. They have done something that is a model of how they think curved space time would behave.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Technology Conferences To Attend?

ardmhacha Location, Location, Location (131 comments)

select conference_name
from all_conferences
where conference_location = 'HAWAII'

about 2 months ago
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Surface Pro 3 Has 12" Screen, Intel Inside

ardmhacha Better resolution on laptops please. (316 comments)

" The device has a larger 12" screen with a 2160x1440 display resolution and a novel 3:2 aspect ratio."

and yet a typical 15" laptop can only squeeze in 1366 x 768 resolution

about 5 months ago
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Interview: Ask Eric Raymond What You Will

ardmhacha Re:Still Surprised By Wealth? (126 comments)

He received 150,000 shares at the IPO
If he held until today after a 1:10 reverse split he would now have 15,000 worth $14 each

about 8 months ago
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What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?

ardmhacha Aer Lingus in flight entertainment (322 comments)

I was on an Aer Lingus flight once between New York and Dublin. There were some issues with the inflight entertainment system so they needed to shut the system down and restart it.

A Red Hat Linux boot sequence appeared on the screen.

about 8 months ago
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One-Armed UBR-1 Points the Way To Cheaper Robots

ardmhacha Two arms vs Two single arms (56 comments)

'Your robot is so inexpensive that if I needed to have a second arm, I'd just buy a second robot

A single robot that can control two arms is very different from two separate robots that each have a single arm.

about 10 months ago
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22-Year-Old Norwegian Magnus Carlsen Is the New World Chess Champion

ardmhacha Sponsor logos (131 comments)

I realize that they have to make money, but I find the sponsor logos on their jackets rather tacky.

about a year ago
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Cost of Healthcare.gov: $634 Million — So Far

ardmhacha Complete nonsense (497 comments)

This figure is not just for building a website.

It is for all spending with CGI Federal over the time that they have been doing business with the Federal government, including payments from fiscal years before Obamacare was even passed.

The figure is now being regurgitated by various right wing websites without anything that even passes for thinking.

And also now slashdot, which is disappointing.

1 year,10 days
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Amazon Launches Kindle Fire HDX Tablets

ardmhacha Screen resolution (88 comments)

"Exclusive 8.9" HDX display (2560x1600)"

Dear Laptops

Please increase your screen resolution to something usable.

Thanks

1 year,25 days
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Huffington: Trolls Uglier Than Ever, So We're Cutting Off Anonymous Commenting

ardmhacha Re:Anonymous Cowards (582 comments)

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay were "Publius" not Patrick Henry.

about a year ago
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Urban Terror Code Stolen

ardmhacha Re:Stolen or copied (264 comments)

As Frozen Sand have admitted that the culprit was someone on their own team then "leaked" or "pirated" would work well.

about a year ago
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Urban Terror Code Stolen

ardmhacha Stolen or copied (264 comments)

If Frozen Sand no longer have the code for Urban Terror then it has been stolen. If they still have the code then it has been copied.

about a year ago
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Describe Any Location On Earth In 3 Words

ardmhacha Tried it (478 comments)

load.of.bollocks

Search

We couldn't find any results for load.of.bollocks

about a year ago
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The Lies Disks and Their Drivers Tell

ardmhacha 2 out of 3 (192 comments)

Cheap, fast and reliable.

Pick any two.

more than 2 years ago
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After Android Trial, Google Demands $4M From Oracle

ardmhacha A cheaper alternative (119 comments)

"Google has not publicly revealed an itemized list of its expenses, but the total bill included $2.9 million spent copying and organizing documents. According to the brief, the company juggled a mind-boggled 97 million documents during the case.""

Couldn't they have just put them on some sort of server and used some kind to search software to allow access.

more than 2 years ago
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When I need a robust business solution, I prefer it ...

ardmhacha Nice to have (275 comments)

These are all just "nice to have" features. The most important attribute is that the solution is fully buzzword compliant.

more than 2 years ago

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22 year old Norwegian Magnus Carlsen is the new World Chess Champion

ardmhacha ardmhacha writes  |  about a year ago

ardmhacha (192482) writes "Magnus Carlsen was able to force a draw in the 10th game of the World Chess Chamionship to claim the title with a 6.5 — 3.5 win (+3 -0 =7) over Viswanathan Anand. http://chennai2013.fide.com/anand-carsen-game-1-live-analysis-video/
Carlsen became the youngest ever World No. 1 in 2010 but withdrew from the 2012 championship cycle and so has only now been able to add the World Champion title to his No 1 ranking.

He won three games and lost none, his first two victories came when he was able to convert small advantages in the end game into wins. The third (in game 9) came after an Anand blunder.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Chess_Championship_2013"
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Zynga to employees: Give back our stock or you'll

ardmhacha ardmhacha writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ardmhacha (192482) writes "Zynga seem to think they were a little generous handing out stock to early employees. Fearing a "Google Chef" situation they are leaning on some employees to hand back their unvested stock or face termination. The Wall Street Journal also has a take. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204621904577018373223480802.html"
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ardmhacha ardmhacha writes  |  about 8 years ago

ardmhacha (192482) writes "Vladimir Kramnik has unified the World Chess championship, beating Veselin Topalov 2.5-1.5 in a rapid tie breaker after the match was tied 6-6 in regulation games. Susan Polgar blogged the decisive game here and has covered the match extensively at her blog. Earlier Toiletgate had resulted in the first forfeited game in a World championship match since Fisher-Spassky."

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