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Department of Defense May Give Private Cloud Vendors Access To Top Secret Data

chaosdivine69 Can't Wait for the Political Porn Leaks (60 comments)

Can you imagine the selfie porn leaks then? Ewwwww, I just threw up in my mouth a 'lil.

about two weeks ago
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Belkin Router Owners Suffering Massive Outages

chaosdivine69 I don't Belkin - but can firmware be flashed? (191 comments)

I just went to www.dd-wrt.com and did a quick scan of their firmware and the results are a bit spotty but possible for some types of routers. But if your router is on the list then I'd get the hell out of the Belkin umbrella altogether. Might wish to check out Tomato, OpenWRT or FreeWRT too. If your router isn't upgradeable, smash the fucker in a fit of rage (it'll feel good, I promise) and after you collect enough empty bottles, go buy yourself a new one that isn't made by Belkin and IS on on of these firmware upgrade lists.

Manufacturer Model Revision Supported Activation required
Belkin 7230-4 v6000tc not possible no
Belkin F5D7130 - yes no
Belkin F5D7130 ver 2001 yes no
Belkin F5D7130-4 v1010 yes no
Belkin F5D7130-4 v1112 yes no
Belkin F5D7130-4 v7002uk not possible no
Belkin F5D7130uk v2115uk yes no
Belkin F5D7130uk v3000ef, v3002uk yes no
Belkin F5D7230-4 1000fr, v1444, v2000df yes no
Belkin F5D7230-4 v1000, v1010, v1111, v1112, v1222de, v1223df, v122 yes no
Belkin F5D7230-4 v2000, v2000de yes no
Belkin F5D7230-4 v3000 yes no
Belkin F5D7230-4 v6000/v6002 not possible no
Belkin F5D7230-4 v7000 not possible no
Belkin F5D7230-4 v8000 not possible no
Belkin F5D7230-4 v9000 no no
Belkin F5D7230-4 vA000 not possible no
Belkin F5D7231-4 v1000df, v1000ef yes no
Belkin F5D7231-4 v1001 yes no
Belkin F5D7231-4 v1100de, v1102, v1103ee yes no
Belkin F5D7231-4 v1212UK, v1213 yes no
Belkin F5D7231-4 v2000, v2001yy, v2001df yes no
Belkin F5D7231-4P v1000 yes no
Belkin F5D7330 - yes no
Belkin F5D8230-4 v1001ea yes no
Belkin F5D8230-4 v1002 no no
Belkin F5D8231-4 - no no
Belkin F5D8232-4 1000, 1021uk wip no
Belkin F5D8233-4 ? not possible no
Belkin F5D8236-4 ? not possible no
Belkin F5D8633-4 v1 no no
Belkin F6D4230-4 v1000 not possible no
Belkin F7D3301 v1 yes no
Belkin F7D3302 v1 yes no
Belkin F7D4301 v1 yes no
Belkin F7D4302 v1 yes no
Belkin F7D7301 v1 yes no
Belkin F7D7302 v1 yes no
Belkin F7D8301 v1 yes no
Belkin F7D8302 v1 yes no

about two weeks ago
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Apple Sapphire Glass Supplier GT Advanced Files For Bankruptcy

chaosdivine69 Google buys it. Screws Apple. (171 comments)

Wouldn't it be funny if Google bought the company just to screw Apple? I mean they have a multi-year agreement in place so that would be a few years of thumb in the eye like fun. Oh, I can dream...

about three weeks ago
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Matchstick and Mozilla Take On Google's Chromecast With $25 Firefox OS Dongle

chaosdivine69 Re:Chromecast (106 comments)

I have a Sony TV and their Netflix App is actually pretty good. It even has a dedicated Netflix button on the remote. I don't use any of their Sony Entertainment services or anything else like that since I prefer the connected desktop computer route. Their web browser on the other hand is beyond brutal and it's the main reason I connect it to a desktop.

What isn't good is their Miracast implementation. It only works with Sony phones/tablets...this seriously pissed me off since none of mine are made by them. Instead of disclosing this information, they hid it and then discontinued the model of TV early in the new year because the blow back from unhappy customers over this feature not working with non Sony products was pretty big.

Their matching Blu Ray player has the exact same functionality as the smart TV so things are redundant.

about three weeks ago
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Matchstick and Mozilla Take On Google's Chromecast With $25 Firefox OS Dongle

chaosdivine69 Re:Chromecast (106 comments)

This is true. I have seen all my 3D titles in the theater and it is rather pricey (hence me wanting a copy of 3D Avatar after I saw it so I could repeat the experience on a whim) but I go to the theater to get out of the house and for the "event" nature of it all, granted it's not often I do this. I don't have kids though so I didn't consider that type of expense.

about three weeks ago
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Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

chaosdivine69 Re:Finally (197 comments)

Just so you know, Corel's doing this sneaky renting bullshit too but they're just doing in peace meal with individual features. Coreldraw X6 was the QR code generator. X7 introduced a Hide Object feature. Both are "greyed out" unless you're a standard or premium member. Standard members don't pay but preemies do - aka, RENT. They'll continue to tie in more features this way also over time. Corel's not getting off easy on this one by any stretch.

about three weeks ago
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Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

chaosdivine69 Re:Finally (197 comments)

I had mod points but I had already commented on this article so I couldn't mod you up but this is gospel. Halle-fuckin-lujah brotha!

about three weeks ago
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Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

chaosdivine69 Now get Illy and inDesign and I'll convert (197 comments)

I'll hop on board the Linux train if Illustrator and inDesign make the switch too. I mean, Microsoft's doing its best to push me away from Windows so ya, if Adobe is going to put their flagship application on Linux, I'll seriously consider switching out. I'll even wear a Penguin t-shirt to prove my loyalty.

I do wish CorelDRAW would come over too though since I come from a sign design background and much prefer it over Illustrator but I would hunker down and take a few courses to really get good at Illustrator if I had to. It would be really sweet if Sketchup would do the same but there is Blender though so that is pretty freaking awesome.

Maybe this really is the year of Linux on the desktop after all? My curiosity is peeked.
 

about three weeks ago
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Matchstick and Mozilla Take On Google's Chromecast With $25 Firefox OS Dongle

chaosdivine69 Re:Chromecast (106 comments)

I'll see your "smart TV" and raise you a "3D TV".

I have both features in my TV and I use neither of them - well, besides the built in Netflix app. Anyhow, I admit I fell for the hype, call me gullible. I have watched a grand total of 0 3D Blu Rays even though I own a 3D Blu Ray player and an unopened copy of Avatar 3D. The player is still in the box after a whole year. I hope it works because I think the warranty is about to expire in December. I don't buy Blu Rays since they're way more expensive than DVD and since Netflix came along, I don't really need to go on a wild goose chase to find a still operational rental store either. Too bad Netflix doesn't offer 3D capabilities on some of its titles. I might actually use the 4 pairs of stupid looking glasses that came with it.

For a real smart TV experience I connect my desktop computer to the big screen via HDMI cable and sit back with a wireless keyboard with built in touchpad. Now THAT'S a smart TV experience considering I can do everything and anything I desire with that kind of setup.

Moral of my story: If you can save a few bucks on a dumb TV then I'd seriously suggest you consider it. Connect your laptop or desktop to it via HDMI and go nuts if you really want a satisfactory experience.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

chaosdivine69 Malwarebytes is going to flag the whole OS (269 comments)

I guess the entire OS is now spyware eh? Wow, this company really wants to commit suicide.

about three weeks ago
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How 3D Printers Went Mainstream After Decades In Obscurity

chaosdivine69 Re:3d printing is legit (69 comments)

You can also print out little toy solders for your kids if you have them. Why stop there? Need a certain Lego part for that extra special project? Model and print your own.

about a month ago
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How 3D Printers Went Mainstream After Decades In Obscurity

chaosdivine69 I bought my first 3D printed parts 4 vinyl cutter (69 comments)

My Copam CP-2500 vinyl cutter didn't have a really decent pen option for paper plots. Originally I bought a flimsy ballpoint pen adapter for $12 shipped and using it practically shred the paper since the point tip was so hard and fine. Almost useless. So I went to eBay and found someone who was selling a simple 3D printed rectangular shaped Sharpie pen adapter with a tapered conical holes in it for $5 shipped. It came with two adapters, one for fine tip Sharpies and one for the fatter kind. You simply swap out the knife holder, put in the pen adapter and adjust the cutting pressure to a lighter setting. Works amazingly well and it turned my vinyl cutter into a useful plotter for templates. In this instance, it was the best $5 I have ever spent. The quality is very good and I don't see them ever wearing out.

about a month ago
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Breakthrough In LED Construction Increases Efficiency By 57 Percent

chaosdivine69 Re:You know what this means (182 comments)

This is quite funny. Though refrained taping my eyes shut (and I'm not a vampire), I did just last night, go around my room and put pieces of black electrical tape over every LED light I could find sans the clock (which dims in the darkness thank goodness). It's amazing just how sensitive your eyes are to light pollution at night. Every power bar I have has a glowing light of some kind. One even has two. I have a wireless extender that has several LEDs on it. Then there's the TV, the TV cable box, a heater...everything got the electrical tape band aid treatment. I even put a black screen wipe over my cell phone in it's charger cradle that likes to let me know it's charged by beaming me in the face with green light. Tablets get charged with their cases closed and the laptop charger goes face down into the carpet. When I charge my electric shaver or toothbrush, they get turned upside down to shine their light into themselves. Made a HUGE difference to the point where I have to feel my way around if I shut off the lights too soon.

I've had to get obsessive compulsive about this just so I can get a decent sleep...but it's worth it!

about a month ago
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Euclideon Teases Photorealistic Voxel-Based Game Engine

chaosdivine69 Re:the technology is amazing (134 comments)

I think this has a lot more application than just games. I mean, there's archival of buildings, objects, knowledge, record keeping, procedures, etc. People forget how to manufacture items when record keeping isn't done properly or is lost. Now you can accurately scan objects, deconstruct them virtually and figure out how to rebuild things once those who originally built them have long passed on. It's happened already with engine parts with NASA. Military parts and items from WW1 and WW2 even. Think about ancient things like the Pyramids and other monuments (like the Easter Island statues). Today, we're still trying to figure out how things were done back then because we don't have an accurate blueprint or information to go on. However anything we build today, could and should, be archived in 3D with instructions on how it was completed. It preserves knowledge for generations to come.

How about law enforcement? Like scanning and matching criminals in 3D in a searchable database is much more revealing than scanning 2D pictures. It would help for non-criminals too. Say someone dies in some fashion and is partially decomposed. But they got scanned when they got/renewed their drivers license, and now the police can accurately see what the person once looked like and can match their identity.

The more I think about the implications of this, the more excited I become. Couple this technology with 3D printing and you're going to be able to do some really amazing things.

How about the medical field? They're figuring out how to 3D print items

about a month ago
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Euclideon Teases Photorealistic Voxel-Based Game Engine

chaosdivine69 Re:Where's my dinosaur? (134 comments)

I agree 100% and was just about to chime in and say the same thing. Now especially with 3D printers being cheap, you can print out models of any kind. Scan them in, skin them and go nuts.

about a month ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

chaosdivine69 Re:Folks need to see 'The Day After' (342 comments)

I remember watching this movie as a child on TV late one night because I was feeling rebellious over being directed to go to sleep by my parents. Little did I realize until afterwards that doing so would prevent me from being able to sleep properly for two weeks or so beyond that instance. I was literally terrified. One of those "innocence altering" moments in life for sure. There has been one other movie that has had such an impact on me growing up and that one was Schindler's List. I guess I have a penchant for war movies...

I have watched the Day After a few times since and though I can shake off the 70's look and feel to the movie, the underlying effect is still the same. It's very powerful. This is one movie that should be redone with modern CGI and shown to the world like clockwork. Especially in schools - but I would not recommended it until kids are teens however and can actually grasp the ramifications of what they're watching.

Back in my parent's time, they would often describe practicing nuclear fallout drills in their schools, diving under tables, going into shelters, being told to eat iodine pills, etc. I can only imagine the effect this would have on my psyche growing up in such a time. I mean now, who would know what to do in such a situation? Not like you really stand much of a chance I suppose now a days unless your family bought one of those underground retrofitted missile silos for some iota of protection. I mean nuclear war preparedness was not taught to me in school in my generation and I know it's not taught now - at least in Canada.

I really think today's coddled youth have no idea just how close the world has come to being blown apart (except maybe the children of Fukushima and Chernobyl would perhaps be better informed). They also wouldn't have a clue as what to do in case of a disaster like this actually occurred and how to survive if you were around by chance afterwards. I have to admit, I don't have much idea myself even now as an adult to be honest but I do know enough that I might not want to either.

about a month ago
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WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS

chaosdivine69 Re:If you can't beat 'em, join 'em (200 comments)

Damn, you beat me to it by a few mins!!!! Good show. Oh well, I'll post my thoughts for the record anyhow.

Funny you should mention that. I would bet seriously that they are going to do the same. In fact, I'll hypothesize that they go so far as collaborate with Bigelow Aerospace http://www.bigelowaerospace.co... and help expand their inflatable modules. Bigelow already has an orbiting station themselves you know? The Genesis II been up there since 2007. I used to know the URL of the tracking website but I have forgotten it now or else I'd post it here.

Anyhow, they'd be able to do a LOT more with these modules if they had a reliable rocket to do things with. Que SpaceX. Bigelow Aerospace isn't a fluke no-name company. They're the real deal and they make shit happen and already have a NASA contract. Combine them with SpaceX and you'll have a serious space powerhouse. These are the modules that make the most sense to ship to Mars and such. I wouldn't be surprised if they put these things on the Moon to get practice too and to establish a moon base.

about a month ago
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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

chaosdivine69 Re:Something tells me they have had this for a whi (210 comments)

I think you're being overly simplistic and obtuse, borderline pain in the ass in fact. You ARE on a nerd website after all (and I'm sure this isn't your first day on /. either) so use your head and I'm sure even you yourself could deduce that for Sandisk to magically release 128, 256 AND 512 GB memory cards within a year tells you that they have had the ability to do this for quite some time. But I'm sure somehow you'll enlighten me to something completely opposite...look forward to you proving me right.

about a month and a half ago
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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

chaosdivine69 Something tells me they have had this for a while (210 comments)

You just know these memory companies have had the ability to do this for quite some time. Probably since the spec was released to the public way back when.

  have no proof of this of course except reflection and observation of past trends, but common sense tells me that greed and the mighty dollar are the primary barriers to having a terabyte or more on a little itty bitty card - today. Milk the consumer for whatever you can! Then incrementally bump the standards and crank the price. Rinse, repeat, PROFIT!!!! Just like Wi-Fi, CPU's (I'm looking at you Intel and AMD), hard drives, SSD's, graphics cards (nVidia and AMD again), etc. This is how it's done - period. I sure as hell can't afford to spend $800 on one of these cards nor would I be stupid enough to do so. I mean, for me, I'd rather go with multiple cards because they DO get corrupted and may even get lost. With 64 GB cards going for around $45 or less a while ago (I have no idea what they are now without looking) and I'd imagine 128's to be around $100 or so give or take, it just makes more economical and strategic sense to go buy several smaller capacity cards and swap them out when full. But what do I know...

Signed Captain Obvious

about a month and a half ago

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Supposed Battery Breakthrough. 70% charge in 2mins, 20yr life.

chaosdivine69 chaosdivine69 writes  |  about two weeks ago

chaosdivine69 (1456649) writes "According to Scientists at Nanyang Technology University (NTU), they have developed ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes and have a 20 yr lifespan (10,000 charges). The impact of this is potentially a game changer for a lot of industries reliant on lithium ion batteries.

In the car industry for example, consumers will save huge on costs for battery replacement and manufacturers will save on material construction since they're using a nanotube structure of Titanium dioxide which is an abundant, cheap and safe material found in soil. Titanium dioxide is commonly used as a food additive or in sunscreen lotions to absorb harmful ultraviolet rays. It is believed that charging an electric car can be achieved in as little as 5 minutes making it comparable to filling up a gasoline based automobile."

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Hydorgen fusion possible using lasers

chaosdivine69 chaosdivine69 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

chaosdivine69 (1456649) writes "The BBC reports that a major hurdle to producing fusion energy using lasers has been swept aside, results in a new report show.

The controlled fusion of atoms — creating conditions like those in our Sun — has long been touted as a possible revolutionary energy source.However, there have been doubts about the use of powerful lasers for fusion energy because the "plasma" they create could interrupt the fusion.

An article in Science showed the plasma is far less a problem than expected.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8485669.stm"

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