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The Sad History and (Possibly) Bright Future of TiVo

binaryartist Re:Why compare it to the iPod? (490 comments)

Boeing has been there longer than Ipod of Tivo. I dont think Boeing sold has many planes as Apple has sold Ipods. Does that mean its less of a success? I know, I know, this kind of generalization does not hold... I am just stepping up your comparison to another degree. It might be 'intuitive' for you to measure the success of Ipod and Tivo with the same parameters, only thing is, its not scientific.

more than 3 years ago
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Google.cn Attack Part of a Broad Spying Effort

binaryartist Is it Clear? (515 comments)

From the Google blog, I am not really sure why Google wants to re-think the understanding they had with the Chinese govt. Google has not directly made an allegation that the gmail accounts of the human rights activists was hacked by the Chinese govt.

more than 4 years ago
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US Youth Have Serious Mental Health Issues

binaryartist Same test used in 1938? (818 comments)

I dont know if anyone wondered whether a test used 1938 would be relevant in 2010? For eg: If a kid was question about being gay in 1938 and if he thought that being gay was OK, he would have been judged abnormal...I would guess? This question does not make much sense in the world today

more than 4 years ago
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Full Body Scanners Violate Child Porn Laws

binaryartist Re:Government (751 comments)

See the movie Frost/Nixon?

more than 4 years ago
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You Won't Recognize the Internet in 2020

binaryartist 2012 (421 comments)

You think there will be internet in 2020?

more than 4 years ago
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The Last GM Big-Block V-8 Rolls Off the Line

binaryartist Re:Innovation - Qualified! (525 comments)

A line can't be straight and curved in 2D!

more than 4 years ago
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BBC Lowers HDTV Bitrate; Users Notice

binaryartist Why is that even a question? (412 comments)

Lets say I create a codec for broadcasts which contain totally random information at periodic intervals which will be ignored by my decoder. Now if I replace this random information with some more detail about the picture, but using less data than the random data that was injected in periodic intervals, theoretically I have produced better quality with lower bitrate!! Taking a more practical outlook, I am sure out of the many tens of codec and decoders that are used out there today, I am sure some codecs could be very smart in compressing video data with better quality at lower bitrate. So, its all in your codec and decoder!

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Fined In India For Using "Money Power" Against Pirates

binaryartist Re:Not as it seems... (204 comments)

$16000 might be pocket change to MS. They must have hired a few Indian lawyers and paid them to fight their case(they are helping job creation). So the defendants didnt lose anything(they are happy), a few lawyers in New Delhi got paid. I guess everybody is happy. Win- Win.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Fined In India For Using "Money Power" Against Pirates

binaryartist Re:India is sooo into equality (204 comments)

Are you suggesting that the rulings are different if you are from a different caste? If so, you are uninformed but you think otherwise!

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Fined In India For Using "Money Power" Against Pirates

binaryartist Correction to the article (204 comments)

In the article, somewhere it is claimed that 25000 Rs = 5000$. This is is incorrect. 1$ is approx equal to 46 Rs. Even if you assume that 1$ ~ 50 Rs, 25000 Rs ~ 500$

more than 4 years ago
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Mozilla Exec Urges Switch From Google To Bing

binaryartist Re:Privacy fears (527 comments)

What if you didnt find another job? What if you really wanted that job and didnt really care if your boss was a religious tight ass?

more than 4 years ago
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How Men and Women Badly Estimate Their Own Intelligence

binaryartist Scores (928 comments)

I am surprised that many of my postings on slashdot or not scored 5 by others( which I was expecting ). Sigh... This study about male ego explains it I guess.

more than 4 years ago
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How Men and Women Badly Estimate Their Own Intelligence

binaryartist Re:Also, they don't care (928 comments)

Believe it or not, I live with a women and she could care less about an IQ test. I would also like to go on record as saying that she is much smarter than me Iloveyouhoney.

What are you doing in slashdot?

more than 4 years ago
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India To Have Automatic Communications Monitoring

binaryartist Re:Priorities (96 comments)

So, are you saying there should be no investment in defence or counter-terrorism or space programs just because people are (quoting you) "pissing and shitting on the streets"? One Idea is that Investing in security will create a safe environment that will create jobs that will eventually decrease poverty ( I guess a more dignified way to put it? )

more than 4 years ago
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STEREO Satellites Spot Solar Flare Tsunami

binaryartist 2012 (89 comments)

I am going to investigate of if China is building Arc ships

more than 4 years ago
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Obama Talks Internet Freedom, China Censors

binaryartist Re:we'll see (312 comments)

Fox news is entitled to its opinion. Censoring news to only allow news or opinions that you like is another form of censorship. As long as Fox news is not doing anything illegal it has the right to do what it is doing. If you think something is wrong you should bring about a new legislations that punishes people who distort news.

more than 4 years ago
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If the Comments Are Ugly, the Code Is Ugly

binaryartist Native English Speaker (660 comments)

What if the person who wrote grammatically incorrect comments is not a native English speaker? Engligh not fluent, C++ very fluent!

more than 4 years ago
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Best Tool For Remembering Passwords?

binaryartist Re:paper in your wallet (1007 comments)

My password is ****** Your password is ****** Somebody tells me that Slashdot masks all passwords replacing them with 6 '*' If for some reason you are not able to see your password, that is because slashdot is not able to resolve among the many passwords that you have used in your life up until now. Am I a magician or what?

more than 4 years ago
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Why a High IQ Doesn't Mean You're Smart

binaryartist Better ways to measure IQ? (808 comments)

I guess the article should have been titled 'deficiencies of techniques that measure your IQ today' and what it means to be 'smart'?

more than 4 years ago

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