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Battle For Open Standards In Dutch Public Education

capo_dei_capi Re:Uhmmm.... (89 comments)

What does their market cap have to do with the their desktop near monopoly?

more than 2 years ago
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SpaceX Reveals Plans For Full Launch System Re-usability

capo_dei_capi And in other news, .. (227 comments)

Elon Musk has a new startup that sells an experimental weightless fuel.

more than 2 years ago
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'Electronic Skin' Grafts Gadgets To Body

capo_dei_capi Re:Question (31 comments)

Yeah, one of the example applications that was mentioned is EEG, which means it could be used for some really crude BCI (think emotiv epoq).

more than 2 years ago
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Eben Upton Talks About the Raspberry Pi USB Computer

capo_dei_capi Re:dumb question but... (82 comments)

If you RTFA you'll see that this isn't a micro-controller, it's a tiny general purpose PC with HDMI out and all bells and whistles.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla BrowserID: Decentralized, Federated Login

capo_dei_capi Re:I'd just like to say (179 comments)

Also, there's the age old problem of common password for everything, if one is compromised, they all are. Granted in this case, it's a private key and not password, which is slightly harder to acquire though social engineering, mainly because most people aren't even aware of what private keys are, and those that are usually know enough not to give them up. But still, you shouldn't use one key for everything either... or so I've been told ;)

At least that single key pair is fairly easy to replace, if you notice that it has been compromised. But yeah, I agree, the one account for everything approach, which this basically is an instance of, is definitely less secure than having different accounts and login credentials for all the services you use.

more than 2 years ago
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Using Fractal Interconnects To Improve Electronic Eyes

capo_dei_capi Re:Resistance is futile (73 comments)

Probably more down to the fact that they're the biggest "manufacturers" of cripples rather than anything else.

more than 2 years ago
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Tech That Failed To Fail

capo_dei_capi Re:Tamagotchi (428 comments)

Neither is the iPod, nor Android...

more than 2 years ago
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Private Space Shuttle Flights

capo_dei_capi Re:Safe? (244 comments)

More like the investors take ter chances, investing in this enterprise (no pun intended).

more than 3 years ago
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US Scraps Virtual Fence Along Mexican Border

capo_dei_capi Re:Like leaving the front door open (437 comments)

Like leaving the front door open

No, it's like relying on conventional border protection like any other country, instead of on a technically flawed system that turned out too expensive.

more than 3 years ago
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US To Host World Press Freedom Day

capo_dei_capi Re:Don't buy it (614 comments)

I don't see your point. It's not like WikiLeaks invented anything, they just published government documents, and in the light of repeated calls by US officials to have WikiLeaks and Assange in particular silenced, the sentence

At the same time, we are concerned about the determination of some governments to censor and silence individuals, and to restrict the free flow of information.

is indeed quite ironic.

more than 3 years ago
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SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon Make It To Orbit

capo_dei_capi Re:-blink- (200 comments)

Jesus Diaz of Gizmodo

more than 3 years ago
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One Giant Cargo Ship Pollutes As Much As 50M Cars

capo_dei_capi Re:They don't pollute simply because they are ship (595 comments)

You could always prohibit ships that don't obey your emission rules from using your harbors, like many countries do with single-hull oil tankers.

more than 3 years ago
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First Human-Powered Ornithopter

capo_dei_capi Re:Why Still Pursuing This? (250 comments)

C'mon, it was a project done by grad students, not by some post-doctoral research fellows.

more than 3 years ago
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2011, Year of the Tablet?

capo_dei_capi Re:Another overblown bit of hype (324 comments)

If I remember right it was primarily marketed as a:

  • web surfing device
  • PMP (video, music playback)
  • e-book reader

You might find serious applications for all of these features (e.g. reading textbooks), but they are mostly associated with entertainment.
Also, while it does sport all the necessary capabilities, the iphone doesn't exactly shine in any of the above applications, mainly due to the small screen.

more than 3 years ago
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2011, Year of the Tablet?

capo_dei_capi Re:Another overblown bit of hype (324 comments)

A toy, as opposed to what? A serious business appliance?
AFAIK, it was supposed never supposed to be anything other than an entertainment device. And believe you me, there's a big market for entertainment devices...

more than 3 years ago
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Google Testing Instant Search Feature

capo_dei_capi Re:Why? (101 comments)

Image results are filtered by default. So no, there probably wouldn't be any unpleasant surprises.

more than 3 years ago

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