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Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

cripkd Re:In other news (358 comments)

Came here to say exactly this.
Whoever uses the phone while driving will try 2-3 times and have his eyes on the phone longer as opposed as having the other side answer and him talking and leat looking in front of him.
Yes, I know the attention span of someone talking on the phone and driving is the same as someone who's drunk, but still it must beat not looking at the road.

about 4 months ago

Game of Thrones Author George R R Martin Writes with WordStar on DOS

cripkd Re:Amen, brother Amen! (522 comments)

You do realize you lost everyone after the first 3 lines of monoblock text and you're talking to your self, don't you?

about 5 months ago

Space Telescope Reveals Weird Star Cluster Conundrum

cripkd old news! (80 comments)

Of course they need to re-evaluate how our sun was formed. It' 5000 years old!

about 6 months ago

The $5,600 Tablet

cripkd Survival mode! (96 comments)

Bear Grylls would open it with a coconut and a shoelace, pee in it and then survive a week by eating its insides.

about 6 months ago

Why Tesla Really Needs a Gigafactory

cripkd Does the math work out? (193 comments)

I mean if Tesla (and I'm a fan) needs to built its own ecosystem from scratch inside which their cars make sense economically for their customers, doesn't that mean that they need to put in more money than they make>
Is this viable? Something sounds like the old fable of pulling yourself up by your own hair.

about 6 months ago

Amazon Reportedly Launching Smartphone This Year

cripkd Retina, right (38 comments)

I'm pretty sure they track the pupil and/or the iris, not the retina.
This is not for id purposes nor is this a James Bond movie.

about 6 months ago

Navy Creates Fuel From Seawater

cripkd Next step for profit (256 comments)

Next step is to find a country where they have too little democracy but a lot of this "seawater" they mention.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Do You Consider Elegant Code?

cripkd Punch cards! (373 comments)

Jut use punch cards and make the holes butterfly-shaped. The just add some curls and leaves with a pink marker on the margins.

about 7 months ago

Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'

cripkd What will this achieve? (10 comments)

Won't it actually produce mentally insane people in 8 hours?

about 7 months ago

What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?

cripkd iPod (322 comments)

iPod Nano 1st gen. Mine.

about 8 months ago

Romanian Bitcoin Entrepreneur Steps In To Pay OpenBSD Shortfall

cripkd wow! (209 comments)

I'm in this branch for about 10 years and until last year I did support a FreeBSD running Apache and being used to host a site. So I was that lucky?

about 9 months ago

Target Credit Card Data Was Sent To a Server In Russia

cripkd I don't get it (137 comments)

Do they not care enough to delete the logs or are the logs on another machine somewhere above in the hierarchy?

about 9 months ago

LLVM and Clang 3.4 Are Out

cripkd He can't (118 comments)

The license for the comment on which his comment is based forbids him from saying "secret sauce" one more time unfortunately.

about 10 months ago

CBS 60 Minutes: NSA Speaks Out On Snowden, Spying

cripkd I still don't understand why they keep bashing Sno (504 comments)

Bashing Snowden only puts them in a position of incompetence and carelessness.
Him being able to cheat on the test, accessing stuff he shouldn't be and walking away with who knows how much data and them having to throw away machines that cost tens of millions (come on!) only means that the all mighty NSA, the legendary agency that thrived on the image of being the pinnacle of national security is as incompetent and careless about how they spent public money as any governmental agency out there.
Am I missing something?

about 10 months ago

Google's Dart Becomes ECMA's Dart

cripkd Re: OK, I'll bite (190 comments)

And just because a language doesn't fit your view of the perfect programming language doesn't make it shit. I think these days it's equally trendy to write js code and bash javascript. Some do both.

about 10 months ago

Africa, Clooney, and an Unlikely Space Race

cripkd Wow, really? (137 comments)


about 10 months ago

Africa, Clooney, and an Unlikely Space Race

cripkd No, do not believe him! (137 comments)

Guys, this is a scam, do NOT reply to him!
Mr Joseph Akinyede, if that's your real name, I have already contacted the police and they are on their way!

about 10 months ago
top To Open Source Rendering Engine Replacement JavaScript Framework

cripkd I'm all for javascript... (48 comments)

But please, can someone explain how the REPLACED the browser rendering engine? The way I see it this is just a js framework that will abstract stuff for you and make you think at the code level that you're working with objects on a scene and not nodes in the DOM.
Kinda like threejs maybe.
I can still see div's and other usual html elements there, not even a canvas.
So I suspect the browser still renders stuff, html that the framework will generate for you. It's not clear to me what they are replacing from what the browser usually does.

about a year ago

Mathematical Model of Zombie Epidemics Reveals Two Types of Living-Dead Strains

cripkd Re:Seriously... (163 comments)

And vampires, let's not forget the vampires.

about a year ago

Skydiving Accident Leaves Security Guru Cedric 'Sid' Blancher Dead At 37

cripkd Re:Low Turn Most Likely (332 comments)

The original french article sais he had a class C permit (whatever that is, I'm not into skydiving) which they say means you jumped more than 200 times.
BTW, what is a low turn?

about a year ago



Most powerful laser to be built in Romania as part of a larger EU funded project

cripkd cripkd writes  |  more than 2 years ago

cripkd (709136) writes "The 3rd pillar from the ELI program has been given the go ahead yesterday.
"In Romania, Magurele, the ELI pillar will focus on laser-based nuclear physics. For this purpose, an intense gamma-ray source is forseen by coupling a high-energy particle accelerator to a high-power laser."
Specs and details about why this is not your regular key-chain laser here."

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