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$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

cheater512 Re:Obamacare exists because... (285 comments)

Some of us in Australia are even luckier.
I live near a walk in clinic which bulk bills. Never paid them a dime - its all covered by medicare.
I actually don't think they have any cash/eftpos at all.

3 days ago
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Jenny McCarthy: "I Am Not Anti-Vaccine'"

cheater512 Re:Found one! (588 comments)

Nah being a dick about it makes it more fun.
Especially when the opposition is people like Jenny McCarthy. Its either make fun of them or cry yourself to sleep at night.

about two weeks ago
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Akamai Reissues All SSL Certificates After Admitting Heartbleed Patch Was Faulty

cheater512 Re:Do I get this right: (56 comments)

I was completely unaffected by Heartbleed even though there are dozens of SSL sites on my servers.

It turns out A10 load balancers don't use OpenSSL. :)

about two weeks ago
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UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

cheater512 Re:Nuclear is obvious, an energy surplus is desire (432 comments)

Which explains why France is the 12th largest oil user in the world?

And why Électricité de France gets 74% of their energy from Nuclear?
16% from Hydro, and a whopping 0.1% from wind and other renewables?

For 0.1% they might as well not even bothered with it.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast PAC Gave Money To Every Senator Examining Time Warner Cable Merger

cheater512 Re:This is how America ceases to be great (133 comments)

America is deluded that they were great to begin with. A super power? Maybe. But 'great'? Wtf.

about two weeks ago
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Seagate Releases 6TB Hard Drive Sans Helium

cheater512 Re:~1000 *Bits* per square inch? (147 comments)

And that is the perfect example of why we aren't using Gbits/cm^2. You went for it hook line and sinker and said something *really* stupid. :P

about two weeks ago
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Seagate Releases 6TB Hard Drive Sans Helium

cheater512 Re:~1000 *Bits* per square inch? (147 comments)

Its just sad that in the 21st century we are still using Gbits/inch^2 and not Gbits/cm^2.

about two weeks ago
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Five-Year-Old Uncovers Xbox One Login Flaw

cheater512 Re:$300? (196 comments)

I don't actually think QA could pick something like this up easily, but a basic code review would.

about two weeks ago
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Russian GLONASS Down For 12 Hours

cheater512 Re:How does this affect dual-system chipsets? (148 comments)

But more satellites that can be read = higher chance of getting them line of sight with obstructions around you.

Cell + Wifi gives rather good results quickly but I've also noticed GPS + GLONASS reduces the error margin quite substantially compared to plain GPS.

about three weeks ago
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USB Reversable Cable Images Emerge

cheater512 Re:Voltage != Power (208 comments)

Wow 0.3A is low. Mine can do an amp on the -12v rail.

Be careful with considering -12v and +12v = 24v. Attach -12v to any device that is powered separately and you'll have a interesting situation on your hands.

about three weeks ago
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USB Reversable Cable Images Emerge

cheater512 Re:Voltage != Power (208 comments)

Check how a LDO works. It literately does burn the difference in voltage as heat.

LDO = Low DropOut Linear Regulator
It just needs less difference between VIN and VOUT.

You need switch mode regulators to drop voltage more efficiently.

about three weeks ago
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NASA Can't Ethically Send Astronauts On One-Way Missions To Deep Space

cheater512 Re:Ethical is irrelevant. (402 comments)

I have no problem killing you if you have made a informed decision.

You want a one way ticket to mars? You are mentally stable, aware of the implications, told your family and waited a cool off period? Great welcome aboard!

about three weeks ago
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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

cheater512 Re:Why stop there? (496 comments)

Plus augmented reality could let the car alert you to things you might not notice.

about three weeks ago
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USB Reversable Cable Images Emerge

cheater512 Re:Voltage != Power (208 comments)

5v is so your keyboard doesn't need a voltage regulator, or if it does (for 3.3v) it can just use a cheap nasty linear regulator.

100mA at 20v to 3.3v inside a keyboard? A nice 1.7 watts of heat converting your keyboard to a gentle hand warmer.

The spec is allowing a handshake up to higher voltages and amperages, but always starting at 5v.
Although I'll never be satisfied until my laptop charges from USB. Spec says 100 watt and my laptop only needs about 70 watt.

about three weeks ago
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USB Reversable Cable Images Emerge

cheater512 Re:Hey you, early USB plug apologist (208 comments)

You've never tried putting a usb cable in wrong? Hard to believe.

My issue isn't the cable. It is easy to feel the usb logo on the plug to know which way it is. Its the back of the computer that is a pain in the butt.

about three weeks ago
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How a 'Seismic Cloak' Could Slow Down an Earthquake

cheater512 Re:Weaponize (101 comments)

Seems a lot easier to just build the building properly to begin with.

about three weeks ago
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Samsung SSD 840 EVO MSATA Tested

cheater512 Re:I would like to know (76 comments)

Erm....those fast registers are *ONLY* in the CPU. You do know that right?

about three weeks ago
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Tesla Model S Gets Titanium Underbody Shield, Aluminum Deflector Plates

cheater512 Re:Human guided missile? (314 comments)

Sparks only matter to petrol cars, not batteries. They have enough wrapping to prevent anything small and hot doing anything.

about a month ago

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