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Was Watch Dogs For PC Handicapped On Purpose?

davewoods Re:hum (215 comments)

Indeed it does. I was running on "high" settings at 25 fps, after the mod on "ultra" settings, I still get 25 fps.

about 5 months ago
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Kepler-186f: Most 'Earth-Like' Alien World Discovered

davewoods Re:But is it a class M planet? (239 comments)

Actually, what I meant was:

Science is haaaarrrddd.

about 7 months ago
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Kepler-186f: Most 'Earth-Like' Alien World Discovered

davewoods Re:Point and look (239 comments)

The current goal is not to travel to an Earth-like planet. The goal is to simply find one. Which it appears we have.

Maybe in the future if we figure out a good method of travel we might start thinking about traveling to all those Earth-like planets we found.

about 7 months ago
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Kepler-186f: Most 'Earth-Like' Alien World Discovered

davewoods Re:But is it a class M planet? (239 comments)

Who cares, its finally an interesting enough target for us to actually think about building an interstellar probe. The sooner we launch one, the sooner our descendants build a better, faster probe that will outrun the first.

FTFY

about 7 months ago
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Your StarCraft II Potential Peaked At Age 24

davewoods Re:Oh yeah? (103 comments)

Is it wearing a gillie suit? That is just unfair.

about 7 months ago
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Your StarCraft II Potential Peaked At Age 24

davewoods Re:The older I get, the better I once was. (103 comments)

This is the part that confuses me. As I get older I am noticing that I have lost my twitch reaction speeds, so I can no longer play Quake, or Team Fortress very well. However, what I have lost in speed reaction, I have gained in cleverness. Having played a lot of games and seen how mechanics work, I am able to more quickly come up with solutions to problems via "Out of the box thinking".

Now I am curious if anyone else is the same way, I suppose that now that I am forced to move more slowly, my brain is counteracting that by helping me strategize more quickly. Maybe it is just a part of my inner workings, but I doubt I am any more special than anyone else.

Can anyone confirm/deny this for themselves?

about 7 months ago
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Nanodot-Based Smartphone Battery Recharges In 30 Seconds

davewoods Re:Interesting, but they admit low-current capabil (227 comments)

Now where did I put that dang ablative shielding? Probably in the junk drawer with the spare vials of carbon nanotubes, I always forget to check there first.

about 8 months ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

davewoods Re:Actually... (642 comments)

Since apparently you feel like being a dick... The very first words on that Wikipedia page say this:

In physics, an orbit is the gravitationally curved path of an object around a point in space, for example the orbit of a planet around the center of a star system, such as the Solar System

Just like I said. And since you never gave a counter argument, that must mean you agree with me and/or are a troll. So I suppose that is it for this lovely conversation, have a fantastic day.

about 8 months ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

davewoods Re:Mulgrew is an airhead (642 comments)

In their defense, she WAS just a child in the first picture, and in the latter she was an adult woman. Change of hair would be expected, she was no longer a kid, and did not want to appear as one. But it really could go either way, you are probably right.

about 8 months ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

davewoods Re:Mulgrew is an airhead (642 comments)

I definitely agree with you. I think all of my favorite episodes centered around the doctor, 7 of 9, or any of the harder science. I think I am going to go watch a few episodes when I get home from work today.

about 8 months ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

davewoods Re:Actually... (642 comments)

No, you are still wrong. Earth orbits the Sun, however, the Sun is affected by the gravitational pull from the Earth, and is therefore also shifted slightly toward it. The gravitational effect of the smaller body is not included in the definition of orbit. It simply states:

The curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, esp. a periodic elliptical revolution.

You are really starting to look like a troll at this point, so maybe you should just call it a day, mate. If, however you are not trolling and simply misunderstanding, then please say so, I would be glad to help you understand.

about 8 months ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

davewoods Re:Actually... (642 comments)

I'm not sure that holds up.

Why not? He never said anything about the barycenter, which would move anyway. The sun being the center of the solar system is correct, regardless of the precise orbits of the planets. They all orbit around the most massive object here, which is the sun. In other single star solar systems, it is the same way.

However, if we had a binary system, I would definitely be with you on this one, how would one determine the center of the solar system then? I suppose perhaps the barycenter of the two stars would be used in that instance, but I really have no idea.

about 8 months ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

davewoods Re:Difficult to defend against (630 comments)

My favorite choice is this one: You can also use magnetic fields to decelerate or redirect

Just imagine being able to catch one of these things... "Thanks for all the energy! We really needed it to charge up this high-powered death laser."

about 8 months ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

davewoods Re:Finally.... (630 comments)

This was really my only thought after reading through all of these comments. It appears to be of little use due to the impracticality of it. But it would very quickly take down a kaiju, godzilla, aliens, etc...

about 8 months ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

davewoods Re:HOT HOT HOT! (630 comments)

The fuel leaking has nothing to do with the heat/fire/light around it.

about 8 months ago
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How Riot's Social Scientists Fight League of Legends Trolling

davewoods Re:This is a load of bunk (116 comments)

Based on my own games I know if you play 5 games a day you need to file 2-3 reports on average

That ratio is entirely too high, and indicates something is fundamentally wrong with the system implemented to take care of trolls.

about 8 months ago
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How Riot's Social Scientists Fight League of Legends Trolling

davewoods Re:"Lin equates the use of GG with a handshake at (116 comments)

Not sure where you are getting your data for DOTA 2, a player only has so many reports they can submit in a certain time frame. There have been plenty of times someone said they "Reported" me because I accidentally messed up on something, but no official action was taken. And only maybe two or three times has an action been taken against the dozen or so people I have reported.

So while the players do have "Power", that I guess could be "Abused", it is in no way ultimate or far-reaching. I rarely see trolls on DOTA anyway, like I said, I have reported maybe 12 people, out of what like... 800 games or so? I do not recall my numbers, sorry.

And as for CSGO, I have no idea what that is, so I cannot speak to it.

about 8 months ago
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How Riot's Social Scientists Fight League of Legends Trolling

davewoods Re:Correlation MIGHT be causation (116 comments)

"Gotta Go" has always been "g2g" or "gtg". I have never once heard someone use "GG" meaning they have to go, and I have been through so many chat phases, like yeah, man.

about 8 months ago
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Google Project Ara Design Will Use Electro-Permanent Magnets To Lock In Modules

davewoods Re:modular but never taken advantage of (62 comments)

Even if you never switch modules, the ability to personalize the hardware in your phone is amazing. Even if I never even take a module out, being able to have a phone with 3x battery size than all others, and a much more accurate GPS would be amazing. (I play Ingress a lot)

I believe another rudimentary idea was for a photographer to get a better camera module, and an extra storage module, that way they have a nice camera on them at all times in case they do not have their "real" equipment with them. Again, even if they never switch modules, just being able to have a phone built to fit your use case is astounding to me.

about 8 months ago

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That time someone registered a spambot with my e-mail address.

davewoods davewoods writes  |  more than 2 years ago

davewoods writes "So this morning (About 2AM CST) I got an e-mail on my phone, grumpily I glanced at it and read the word "Penny" and something about my recent purchase. Of course, I figured it to be spam, so I did not bother reading it, and went back to sleep. When I finally did get a chance to read that e-mail, I learned that I had just registered a domain name with GoDaddy under the alias "Penny Woods". Fantastic, similar things have happened where someone used my e-mail address instead of theirs, I figured it was just a typo and I could get to the bottom of it quickly.

After "Forgetting" my username, and then "Forgetting" my password, I was logged in to the account and ready to find some contact info. Penny had set up four e-mail accounts, so I clicked through to do a web login on the first one. Lo and behold, it had sent out 31 thousand e-mails in the last seven hours, all claiming that the receiver had recently won 1.5 million dollars.

Sooooo, now I apparently own a spambot domain, and I have no idea what to do with it. The e-mail accounts have not sent out any e-mails recently, so I have not bothered to change the passwords on them or anything (Stealthy, right?). Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I should do with all of this?"
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Is there such a thing as a MicroSD RAID?

davewoods davewoods writes  |  more than 2 years ago

davewoods (2450314) writes "I recently came into possession of 20 2Gb MicroSD cards, all perfectly new and working, and I had an idea to try and RAID them together (For increased storage, faster speeds, and general nerd bragging rights). However, I am not an engineer in the slightest, so I would probably have to jerry-rig some type of solution using already created technology. BUT, the only technology I could find was a MicroSD to CF Adapter that looks like it puts four MicroSD cards into a RAID to use as one mass storage, though the product page is incredibly unclear on if this is correct or not. I was also hoping to make the end product able to use either SATA or USB, whichever is possible/simplest.

Does anyone have any ideas about this, or heard anything like this before?"

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