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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

cream wobbly Re:Empty article.. (427 comments)

The only REAL market for 10, 12, 15k RPM disks is the same market large SSDs are targetting.

2 days ago
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

cream wobbly Re:Empty article.. (427 comments)

I wonder what I'm supposed to do with these 10k and 12k RPM disks now that Slashdot has decided they're impossible.

2 days ago
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Number of Coders In Congress To Triple (From One To Three)

cream wobbly Re:Oh god, no. (163 comments)

I'm with neonKow, this can't be "every". But the prevalence of black & white worldviews seems to be higher among those who spend most of their time indoors with their work. The same goes for scientists, (which is how come we still get to have shitstorms over people wearing pimp shirts), lawyers (who really only meet bad or aggrieved people), the religious profession (who gurn a lot and talk to fairies), and politicians (who generally only meet people who are prepared to give them lots and lots of cash on the sly).

about a week ago
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Debunking a Viral Internet Post About Breastfeeding Racism

cream wobbly Interesting, anecdote, bro (350 comments)

It's a shame you put this forth as a "debunking" when your own (miniscule) results are hardly better controlled than the (far more numerous) results you decry.

To control properly, you would need an additional pair of photos of women, similarly dressed, similarly cropped, plus another pair of a mother and baby, but not nursing. I'm no expert on what constitutes proper control, but heck, at least cover the basics.

about two weeks ago
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Debunking a Viral Internet Post About Breastfeeding Racism

cream wobbly Re:Astonishing grasp of the obvious (350 comments)

Me too. I tell you, it was far cheaper for our marriage, and went straight to investments instead of going to fund crypto-slavery.

about two weeks ago
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Debunking a Viral Internet Post About Breastfeeding Racism

cream wobbly Re:Most people don't object to public breast feedi (350 comments)

Humans don't naturally expose a huge amount of breast, since they don't become large naturally. It's only with the advent of adequate medicine and an abundance (excess?) of nutrition that some women find themselves large mammaries; and it's only with the advent of easily accessible pornography that the "engorged" look has become mixed up with the idea of sexual availability, and subsequently, generic attractiveness and desirability, to the point that many women seek to undergo surgery to enlarge their breasts, and lingerie manufacturers target children with corsetry for displaying cleavage.

Let's just say you're not doing well with your arguments since you're not very well informed about the subject of women. (Which should have been obvious, this being /. and all...)

about two weeks ago
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Debunking a Viral Internet Post About Breastfeeding Racism

cream wobbly Re:Most people don't object to public breast feedi (350 comments)

I realise you had to mention your penis because you're male, but when someone is jerking off the restroom at work, you're fine with that, because the other men peeing are touching their own penises too?

It's all about context. Nursing a child is not a sexual act. Stop trying to sexualize it, you freak.

about two weeks ago
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Google's Lease of NASA Airfield Criticized By Consumer Group

cream wobbly Interesting choice of words, CNBC... (138 comments)

From the CNBC article:

Google has said it plans to test its driverless cars at Moffett, which would enable it to escape California regulations requiring that such vehicles must have a driver capable of taking over control.

They're seriously covering the use of a non-public test track as "escap[ing] California regulations"? What next? NASCAR plans to have its competitors drive at Sonoma Speedway, which would enable it to escape California regulations requiring that such vehicles do not travel above 85 mph.

about two weeks ago
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Ken Ham's Ark Torpedoed With Charges of Religious Discrimination

cream wobbly Re:Sanity? (451 comments)

You may have missed the bits which went without highlighting: "No preference shall ever be given by law to any religious sect, society or denomination; nor to any particular creed, mode of worship or system of ecclesiastical polity"

Tax breaks are a "preference", and Ham's group is a "religious sect, society or denomination".

about a month ago
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Ken Ham's Ark Torpedoed With Charges of Religious Discrimination

cream wobbly Re: What would Jesus do? (451 comments)

I dunno, sounds like a lark...

about a month ago
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Ken Ham's Ark Torpedoed With Charges of Religious Discrimination

cream wobbly Re:Jesus never says no to non-believers (451 comments)

Meanwhile, it's abundantly clear you misunderstood what he was advocating. He wasn't advocating that religious messages be watered down, and that such messages are neither here nor there within the context of his post. He was advocating that moral arguments not be discounted or deemed inappropriate because of the connection with religion.

But you're religious. You've been trained to stand up another mole to whack whenever anyone places a burden of logic on your faith. Reason isn't something you're comfortable with.

about a month ago
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Preferred smartphone screen size?

cream wobbly Re:Phones getting too big .. (258 comments)

I heard one of these sorts excusing their paucity of communications skills by "like, uh, when it's a like, comes up with a like voicemail beep, I like, don't know what to, like, say".

Being "all thumbs" is a saying. Didn't you know?

about a month ago
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Preferred smartphone screen size?

cream wobbly Re:Phones getting too big .. (258 comments)

The fact I'm checking stuff on my cellular-connected tablet while talking on my phone makes you look dumb. Quite literally.

about a month ago
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Preferred smartphone screen size?

cream wobbly Phones getting off track... (258 comments)

I feel we've completely lost focus of what people are trying to achieve with portable devices. With that word in mind, how about another class of device that's optimized for taking photographs?

We would need hard buttons all over the photography tablet (let's name it after the main app: "CAMERA") because you shouldn't have to look at a screen to make adjustments. It would be able to connect to a cellular network for data, and could, via a specific application, make and receive calls. It would not, while the camera is being used, offer notifications or other workflow interruptions. It would start up instantly in a usable photography mode. -- Cameras can benefit from some of the advances in portable computing technology, but it certainly doesn't need to be such an open platform. It should definitely excel at photography.

The portable computing device would have a similar tangential approach to telephony. A variant might also have hard buttons for each of the letters you might want to mark into a communication. (These might be termed "keys-on-a-board".) -- There hasn't been a viable pocket computing device since the Netbook. And I don't mean those whackadoodle cheap fallsy-to-bitsy 10" devices, I mean since Psion went out of business.

A new type of device would fill the void left by camera phones. Again, hard buttons for making and receiving calls, expandable with new comms apps like for Skype and the like. Should be able to make and receive calls without having to monkey about.

about a month ago
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Preferred smartphone screen size?

cream wobbly Re:Phones getting too big .. (258 comments)

I made a mistake by asking work to get me a Samsung S3 instead of an iPhone, and not just because of the size of the thing. The edge buttons are too exposed, meaning a natural grip will actuate the switches, either cutting off a call or changing the volume, so I had to buy a case for it. There's also the small matter of the enormous 4.8" screen being a huge battery drain. Not good on a device that lasts less than 8 hours on a good day from new (that's with all the power saving hacks I've learnt). Also, living in Arizona, screen brightness at noon (lunchtime!) is important. The iPhone generation previous to this Samsung jobbie has a far brighter screen. So in summary, a device with an enormous 4.8" display is:

1. too big
2. too power hungry
3. too dim to be useful when I'm outside during the day

Bloody pathetic.

about a month ago

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Canon copiers to tell tales

cream wobbly cream wobbly writes  |  more than 4 years ago

cream wobbly (1102689) writes "Company secrets disappearing out the door? Canon can help. Their newly announced photocopiers include OCR software that prevents copying of and reports on certain keywords. What with cellphones being so prohibitively expensive these days, this couldn't have come sooner."
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