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$1 Billion Mission To Reach the Earth's Mantle

cababunga Re:Mohole and Kola (267 comments)

It was also twice deeper.

about 2 years ago
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North Korea's High-Tech Counterfeit $100 Bills

cababunga Re:OOH! SCARY STORY! (528 comments)

I would rather not have to carry a suitcase full of money through the airport.

Rich people with their problems.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Copy Protection Advice For ~$10k Software?

cababunga Re:"does some spying and reporting on you" (635 comments)

Why do you assume that the watermark is stored as text. It would be more logical if it was a (compressed) image containing the company's logo along with non-commercial use notice.

more than 2 years ago
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Apache 2.4 Takes Direct Aim At Nginx

cababunga Re:Wishfull thinking (209 comments)

There, in fact, is a very good reason for that. The very fundamental architectural decision (although very common in those ancient times) of spawning one thread/process per client connection has to be changed first, before Apache can take on Nginx. That means complete rewrite; and result will not be Apache anymore.

more than 2 years ago
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Canada's Massive Public Traffic Surveillance System

cababunga Re:I'm not sure what the big deal is. (239 comments)

Not only that. You just don't know where they are going to stop. Placing cameras on every intersection will be analogous to placing GPS tracker on every vehicle.

more than 2 years ago
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Is the Earth Gaining Or Losing Mass?

cababunga Re:Good grief. Religious zealots really annoy me. (356 comments)

You have it all inside out. You can't have your mass converted into energy and still have your mass. Maybe it's not very obvious in case of the whole planet, but take this elementary example. Annihilation of electron and positron creates pair of gamma photons. That is electron and positron disappear and two gamma photons with total energy equal to mass equivalent of the original electron/positron pair appear. As you probably know, photons have mass 0. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electron%E2%80%93positron_annihilation

more than 2 years ago
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MIT Media Lab Rolls Out Folding Car

cababunga Re:not to mention getting run over by SUVs (222 comments)

Also, yes, I acknowledge that some families require larger vehicles to haul around hockey gear and three kids and whatnot.

Those buy minivans, not SUVs.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Caught Misbehaving By Kenyan Startup

cababunga Re:Do no evil indeed (383 comments)

Not a guess. The originating network, however is located in Kenia.
]$ geoiplookup 41.203.221.138
GeoIP Country Edition: KE, Kenya

more than 2 years ago
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Russia Botches Another Rocket Launch

cababunga Re:Why so angry? (119 comments)

Found it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_program#Budget

The actual total cost of the shuttle program through 2011, adjusted for inflation, is $196 billion.[5] The exact breakdown into non-recurring and recurring costs is not available, but, according to NASA, the average cost to launch a Space Shuttle as of 2011 is about $450 million per mission.

And here: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/information/shuttle_faq.html#10

Q. How much does it cost to launch a Space Shuttle? A. The average cost to launch a Space Shuttle is about $450 million per mission.

In other words this five year agreement costs about as much as three Shuttle launches.

about 2 years ago
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Russia Botches Another Rocket Launch

cababunga Re:Why so angry? (119 comments)

Do you by any chance also know how much they've spent in the last five years to do it themselves? Not rolling, just curious.

about 2 years ago
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Physicist Uses Laser Light As Fast, True-Random Number Generator

cababunga Re:That was a terrible article (326 comments)

That's because you are not concentrating in important things. They use laser! Anything done with a laser has to be awesome. And combine that with diamonds... Lasers and diamonds!! But that's not all. There is also "laser light that emerge from this mysterious transformation". Lasers, diamonds and mystery. What not to like?

more than 2 years ago
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Retailers Respond To HDD Squeeze By Limiting Purchases, Raising Prices

cababunga Re:Awesome! (282 comments)

You should sell it while it's high.

more than 2 years ago
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Via Files Suit Against Apple

cababunga Re:Release the Kraken! (262 comments)

... the consumer is the loser...

Unless, of course, she is also a lawyer...

more than 2 years ago
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Google To Introduce New Programming Language — Dart

cababunga Re:Go (250 comments)

Exactly. I stopped reading right at that sentence.

more than 2 years ago
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Another Cell Phone-Cancer Study Emerges

cababunga Re:Non-ionizing (212 comments)

Buggy Slashdot. You have to expand all ancestors to have clicks go to links.

more than 2 years ago

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17 year old tablet looks just like an iPAD

cababunga cababunga writes  |  more than 2 years ago

cababunga (1195153) writes "

They will weigh under 2lbs; they will be totally portable; they will have a clarity of screen display comparable to ink on paper; they will be able to blend text, video, audio and graphics all together; and they will be a part of our daily lives about the turn of the century.

... have rectangular screen, black frame and rounded corners."
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You Will Lose All The Rights to Your Own Art

cababunga cababunga writes  |  more than 6 years ago

cababunga (1195153) writes "Animation World Magazine has an interesting article with an interpretation of the proposed Public Domain Enhancement Act.

Two proponents of this new legislation are Corbis and Getty Images. They are large stock photo and stock art companies. They sell art and photos inexpensively and are trying to build giant royalty-free databases. Do you see how they could benefit from considering most works of art in the world orphans? Do you know who owns Corbis? Bill Gates. He doesn't do anything unless it can make a huge amount of money. Helping you lose the copyright to your art is big business for Gates.


Photos on the internet could be orphaned. With tens of millions of photos shared online with services like Flickr, Shutterfly and Snapfish, there is a huge opportunity for unauthorized use of your photos... legally.
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