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AOC's 21:9 Format, 29" IPS Display Put To the Test At 2560x1080

cynyr Re:Nope (217 comments)

IS there one for windows 7? (sorry autocad and excel/outlook are windows only).

about a year ago
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Google Maps Updated With Skyfall Island Japan Terrain

cynyr Re:40 years (107 comments)

The ancient Romans had concrete, or at least something very similar to it.

about a year ago
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AMD Details Next-Gen Kaveri APU's Shared Memory Architecture

cynyr Re:Where's the fine print? (128 comments)

because you wouldn't need to transfer it between the CPU and GPU? you could just pooint the GPU at main system ram and let it have at it.

about a year and a half ago
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Robots Help Manufacturing Recover Without Adding Jobs

cynyr Re:Other than trading (559 comments)

to be honest, I'd pay extra to watch the machine make my food. I'd love to be able to see all the moving parts and interesting devices made to dispense things like onion slices, lettuce leaves and other such delicate items.

I think a computer/machine would be able to make fies better than the humans do, and with more consistancancy as well.

about a year and a half ago
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Robots Help Manufacturing Recover Without Adding Jobs

cynyr Re:What year is this? (559 comments)

but the end game is that almost nothing would cost anything (unless it was heavily custom or actually made by a human.) Want a new car, go ask the car robot for a new one, and give it your old one to recycle/referb. Want dinner, ask the robot resturanut to make it for you.

about a year and a half ago
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Robots Help Manufacturing Recover Without Adding Jobs

cynyr Re:What year is this? (559 comments)

BTW I would pay extra for a burger made by a robot if i could watch it. BTW I still haven't figured out why a human makes fries at macdonadls? It seems like the computer would know better how many fies it is likely to need based on all sorts of data, how warm it is out, what time of day it is, if there is some sort of event happening, etc.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Releases Glass Kernel Source Code

cynyr Re:How is it different than GoPro? (205 comments)

Clubs, doctors offices, and the stores can all ban the use of video recording devices. My gym already does in the locker rooms. I'm still confused about the issue you have with it. I can already do everything you are discussing, I just need to wear a backpack while doing it right now. Would you object to anyone walking around with a backpack?

about a year and a half ago
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Google Releases Glass Kernel Source Code

cynyr Re:How is it different than GoPro? (205 comments)

And some people kill other people with axes and hammers. We should ban those as well and any other blunt instrument with a density above styrofoam.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Releases Glass Kernel Source Code

cynyr Re: Major source of privacy loss (205 comments)

assume they are all the time and you'll be fine.

Wake me up when I can use it for walking or biking directions and fitness tracking for at least 6 hours, and can charge it via solar panels and I'm in. I'd gladly take somethnig like that backpacking with me. Being able to take a panorama shot without getting a camera out or removing hiking poles or taking the bag off would be handy, but it needs to be light weight, and have very long battry life, and be weather proof.

about a year and a half ago
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What's Holding Back 3-D Printing

cynyr Re:What's holding back 3-D printing? (348 comments)

building a Mill that will cut into something real (AKA metal) will be non-trivial. There is a reason that CNC metal working equipment is huge. Mainly that the forces required are rather large and the acceptable amount of movement/flex is just only a few 10,000ths of an inch.

about a year and a half ago
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What's Holding Back 3-D Printing

cynyr Re:For me... It's the cost of good printers (348 comments)

The reason for the small print space is that as things get longer they need to be stiffer and any alignment errors are compounded the longer you go.

about a year and a half ago
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What's Holding Back 3-D Printing

cynyr Re:Not enough publicity (348 comments)

ohh sorry, I always read "3D modeling software" as "3D parametric CAD software", but i'm a mechanical engineer, and those are one in the same.

about a year and a half ago
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What's Holding Back 3-D Printing

cynyr Re:Not enough publicity (348 comments)

I agree, but have you tried to use any of the free #D systems after knowing something like solidworks or inventor? The free ones are clunky hard to use and in the way, where as a $10,000 license of inventor just gets out of your way and lets you get on with making things. It also comes with an extensive standrad parts library, for things like bolts, washers, structural steel tubing, etc.

I keep trying out the free CAD software and at the end of the day I keep wishing it was my work copy of autocad/inventor.

about a year and a half ago
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Omnidirectional Treadmill: The Ultimate FPS Input Device?

cynyr Re:Dream on. (292 comments)

nope, those are fine, then all I see are blotches of color in the background. During the 3D movie, my brain thinks it should be able to focus further back, and refuses to accept that i can't. I know it's used for effect, and that fan in a 2D movie where the real focal plane and the apparent plane line up, but in a 3D one it's hell.

about a year and a half ago
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USB SuperSpeed Power Spec To Leap From 10W To 100W

cynyr Re:Hell on power supplies (242 comments)

What I really expect is that the end devices get smarter...

the message on your phone says "Medium speed charging enable due to power restriction" or something like that.

about a year and a half ago
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Omnidirectional Treadmill: The Ultimate FPS Input Device?

cynyr Re:Dream on. (292 comments)

I've seen one 3D movie (The hobbit in HFR), and I had to actively work to keep motion sickness and headaches at bay. I like looking at all the detail in the background, and that simply was not do-able in 3D. Also the scene where the fall down the mine-shaft i basically shut my eyes during since I couldn't keep up with the changing focal point.

about a year and a half ago
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Wrong Fuel Chokes Presidential Limo

cynyr Re:Um... (612 comments)

You can't get an A3 quatro diesel in the states at least and as of a year or two ago you can't get it in a manual at all.

about a year and a half ago
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Wrong Fuel Chokes Presidential Limo

cynyr Re:Um... (612 comments)

Gas (petrol) is ~$3.60/gal right now near me. Diesel is ~$4.00. That makes the cost of driving a wash if i could get a ~12% improvement in MPG. Since I'm /only/ getting 30MPG in my 1999 Saturn SW2, all I would need is a diesel with a combined real world MPG of around 35 to make it cheaper to drive. Looking at Fuelly.com most of the diesels are doing much better than that.

about a year and a half ago
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Wrong Fuel Chokes Presidential Limo

cynyr Re:Um... (612 comments)

where is it that these cars are hard to start? I'm in Minnesota (Minneapolis), park outdoors at my apartment, and there is some grumbling on days below -20F, but my car always starts just fine. I see lots of VW TDI around here as well. I assume that they also start without issues given how many I see, but i could be wrong. There are none avaialbe on the used market either.

I used to live in Marquette Michigan, same thing there, no issues with starting in the winter.

about a year and a half ago

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