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Microsoft Dumps 1,500 Apps From Its Windows Store

cygnwolf Re:They won't (126 comments)

Particularly since you're talking about Mint and not one of the more solid and robust distros like Ubuntu or Red Hat.

about three weeks ago
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Google Sells Maine Barge For Scrap

cygnwolf Re:Google should have built underwater datacenter (79 comments)

Do a web search for Thermal Pollution and you'll see a whole slew of sites devoted to the concept. Dumping excess heat into the ocean could have a very bad effect on aquatic wildlife. Heck, here's a wiki link for you Thermal Polution

about a month and a half ago
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Amazon Fighting FTC Over In-App Purchases Fine

cygnwolf Re:It's Intended (137 comments)

Pretty sure that's always been the MO for CCG's, even before they became electronic...

about 2 months ago
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Asteroid Mining Bill Introduced In Congress To Protect Private Property Rights

cygnwolf Re:Did the forget the part (181 comments)

Seems to me they would have to pay import tarrifs to bring the resources back planetside....

about 2 months ago
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How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off

cygnwolf Re:But it isn't (195 comments)

Just because someone has a docorate degree doesn't mean they are an absolute authority. Scholarly papters demand a lot of citations and evidence to be excepted, not someone with a degree saying it is so.

and a doctorate of philosophy in biomedical sciences is such an expert on geology and material sciences.
Just saying, I've seen enough from other sources, the only thing that will convince me that gorilla glass is hardness 9 would be something FROM corning, or from soneone that says 'hey, we tested it, here are the results'. Otherwise it's regurgitated information who's accuracy is suspect.

about 5 months ago
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How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off

cygnwolf Re:But it isn't (195 comments)

Further follow up, I have seen around the internet numerous times the claim that Gorilla Glass has an hardness of 9. Most of those claims, however, just like the page you link to, do not cite any references for this information.
However, nowhere in Corning's official literature do they ever indicate ANY Mohs rating for it. They only give the Vicker's rating, and they give it well below what other sources besides the one I linked to give for sapphire

I did some more digging for more places that site the vicker's rating of sapphire, all of them give the Vicker's hardness rating of 2000 for sapphire, still well over the manufacturer's specs for gorilla glass.
http://www.kevingalloway.co.uk...
http://americas.kyocera.com/ki...

about 5 months ago
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How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off

cygnwolf Re:But it isn't (195 comments)

They're not nobody links. ok, maybe the first one is, but the first two are directly FROM THE MANUFACTURER. hardly a nobody if you ask me.

about 5 months ago
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How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off

cygnwolf Re:But it isn't (195 comments)

According to some half-assed googling, it looks like a Mohs hardness of 9 (Sapphire) roughly corrosponds to a vicker's scale rating of 2035.
Contrast that to Gorilla Glass's listed 622 - 701, and there's a drastic difference in hardness that actually places gorilla glass around a 5-6 on the Mohs scale.

Interestingly, Gorilla glass 3 even lists a LOWER Vicker's rating, citing only 534-639.
Hardness does not always = scratch resistance apparently. The Gorilla glass 3 resists scratches a very different way.....

citations
http://www.cidraprecisionservi... - Mohs conversions
http://www.corning.com/docs/sp... - gorilla glass info sheet
http://317d462d97c0f60cc4a8-f8... = gorilla glass 3 info sheet

about 5 months ago
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NYC Considers Google Glass For Restaurant Inspections

cygnwolf Re:Added benefit (104 comments)

You're also talking about one person's experience with a local farmer, who most likely was not a large commercial dairy operation where the one sick cow could easily be overlooked. Pasteurization isn't because it's common for the milk to be contaminated, but because a possibility (however slim) exists. And would only be amplified by gross capitalism where that one, slightly sick cow is still making milk after all.....

Look at all of the recent incidences of other contaminated foodstuffs (I'm looking at you, Spinach) that have made local news over the last few years. We could have seen just as many from milk if raw milk was still a widely available commodity. Possibly more, as with the spinach it's harder for the contaminate to move throughout the whole batch like it can with a liquid.

about 5 months ago
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Sochi Drones Are Shooting the Olympics, Not Terrorists

cygnwolf Re:Lame (108 comments)

I beleive you mean PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, but I'm pretty sure loads of people think of them as Pains In The Aft region too....

about 7 months ago
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Paralyzed Woman Walks Again With 3D-Printed Robotic Exoskeleton

cygnwolf Re:Can she fight crime? (41 comments)

Is it sad the first place I went with this was that show from the 90's M.A.N.T.I.S.?

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft Rumored To Integrate Android Apps

cygnwolf Re:Just 1 Anonymous Coward (189 comments)

obviously you should stop browsing as AC, I don't see those sliders and I browse at -1 all the time. I don't have to do anything special to do this either. There's an option in your conversations settings called "Choose your discussion system" that allows you to choose the classic style view, and it's been there ever since the sliders were introduced, took me all of 1 minute to find it when the sliders came out.

about 7 months ago
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HP To Charge For Service Packs and Firmware For Out-of-Warranty Customers

cygnwolf Re:oh well (385 comments)

So, to correct GP's car analogy, This is like the Ford Motor Company having the service manuals in stock, but refusing to sell them to you unless you've been buying the extra-extra-extended warranty policy year after year

about 7 months ago
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Google Glass User Fights Speeding Ticket, Saying She's Defending the Future

cygnwolf Re:Reinforcing the term (464 comments)

Perhaps it is ok so long as the screen is face down, where it is not viewable by the driver?

about 8 months ago
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Google Glass User Fights Speeding Ticket, Saying She's Defending the Future

cygnwolf Re:Parsing the law (464 comments)

In which case, why isn't she denying that the device was in use? Seems like that would be a good element to her defense...

about 8 months ago

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Apple announces patent on Head Mounted Display - Like google glass

cygnwolf cygnwolf writes  |  more than 2 years ago

cygnwolf writes "Another salvo is fired in the Apple vs Google war. Apple revealed yesterday that they filed for and have been granted a patent on a Head Mounted Display that bears a curious resemblance to Google Glass

From the article:
The United States Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple's application for a patent describing head-mounted display technology that is tangentially related to see-through, or augmented reality, units like Google's Project Glass."

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Chineese traffic jam hits the 10 day mark...

cygnwolf cygnwolf writes  |  about 4 years ago

cygnwolf (601176) writes "You think your morning commute is bad? Imagine being stuck in a traffic jam, not just for hours at a time, but for weeks. This pile up in China has been going on for 10 days now and doesn't show any sign of ending before the 17th of next month..."
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