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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

dbIII Re:Monitor Tiling! (205 comments)

Choose a different person to be your strawman to attack. I didn't say anything about what I think, I merely commented on the price with a slight attempt a humour that probably fell as flat as those screens.
Oh no, I fell for the bait - but it does appear that I was baited by a master. What is it with these ACs and their master baiting recently?

about an hour ago
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Samsung Seeking To Block Nvidia Chips From US Market

dbIII Yes, that is exactly my point - patent abuse (49 comments)

Try reading my above post again instead of assuming I'm on the side of either Nvidia or Samsung. We lose more from this situation than either of them. Consequences are inflated prices to cover costs of this idiocy and information needlessly kept secret as a result of such idiocy.

4 hours ago
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Samsung Seeking To Block Nvidia Chips From US Market

dbIII Re:If you complain about no nvidia source take not (49 comments)

The argument works because the software patent system exists instead of it being a copyright system. There should not be any victims or any way it can escalate into the current attempt at a denial of trade.

5 hours ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

dbIII Worth watching this site for a few years (308 comments)

Funny how you went from something like "there is no warming" to something like "but warming is good!"
I await the next instalment.

6 hours ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

dbIII You got a word wrong (308 comments)

We tried that but the banks said they preferred coal to nuclear.
Environmentalists had fuckall say in anything in the 1980s. If they really had the political power you suggest they did then we would have sorted out this climate change "debate" in the 1980s as well.

6 hours ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

dbIII Re:Arguably not the GMO that caused harm here (308 comments)

I'd say it's the implementation that's the problem and not the idea. Regulation isn't helping because it has just raised the barrier to entry so that Monsanto can afford it for it's short lived hybrids that die out in a couple of generations but projects for things like using bananas for vaccine production (real project with successful results) can't. Trivial modifications such as hybrid tomatoes that taste like the "heirloom" varieties but can be shipped like the almost rock hard tasteless commercial varieties cost more than they could return - so that one is being done the slow hard way with a lot of crossbreeding. The researcher knows the gene sequence he wants but it could take a decade or two to get there without GMO.
Thus GMO opposition has meant that only the solutions that can gouge the maximum amount of money Monsanto style are viable. It's been counterproductive and has resulted in only the stuff worth stopping making it through. That's my opinion anyway.
Maybe if we could get some of the anti-vaxxers behind the idea of a vaccination treatment with no injections with scary preservatives, just eat a bit of raw banana that can be shipped 1/4 the way around the planet on a container ship. That could defuse the GMO opposition and turn it into the dodgy business practice of Monsanto opposition that it should be.

6 hours ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

dbIII Re:Global warming is bunk anyway. (308 comments)

Not for everyone. It's only purely political for those who are so limited that everything is purely political. See also the idiots who try to cast science as a rival religion.

6 hours ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

dbIII Re:Global warming is bunk anyway. (308 comments)

Are you suggesting that a few billion people burning shitloads of coal and changing the albedo of huge areas of land has had zero effect? No? Obviously not because that would be retarded. Well it doesn't look like the above poster was suggesting the Ice age was the fault of people either.

6 hours ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

dbIII Bookmark the above (308 comments)

That post nails the "debate".

6 hours ago
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Ukraine's IT Brigade Supports the Troops

dbIII Re:Go asymmetric -- tank vs anti-tank rocket (101 comments)

more importantly Russia can't afford to lose many tank crews due to internal public opinion

With respect, if you knew anything about Russia you would know that their greatest historical heroes sacrificed large numbers of Russians to achieve their aims. That still applies in the modern day with things like the reaction to a school hostage situation a few years ago. They celebrate as a great victory the drowning of the Teutonic Knights by sinking them into a frozen river under the weight of Russian corpses FFS. They don't mind a few dead heroes.

6 hours ago
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Samsung Seeking To Block Nvidia Chips From US Market

dbIII If you complain about no nvidia source take note (49 comments)

If you complain about no nvidia source code for linux drivers take note - it's because of this stupid patent troll shit that they get subjected to and had to deal with ever since some of the graphics team were at SGI.

7 hours ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

dbIII Re:Monitor Tiling! (205 comments)

Yes, that linked monitor appears to be a 7k display. In dollars of course.

7 hours ago
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Molecular Clusters That Can Retain Charge Could Revolutionize Computer Memory

dbIII FYI: line one of abstract (33 comments)

"Two decades of research in microgravity have shown that certain biochemical processes can be altered by weightlessness"
The research is narrowing down what is going on and not refuting the idea entirely as the AC who is both quoting it as an authoritative source and calling it "Space Nutter junk" is suggesting.

7 hours ago
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Top NSA Official Raised Alarm About Metadata Program In 2009

dbIII He didn't give information to foreign interests (106 comments)

Really? What if the media people are US citizens (as they are), does that still make it treason or does that mean the media people that "gave that information to foreign interests" are the ones that are treasonous in your eyes? Funny how they are not facing any charges at all isn't it?
As for other nations, if a civilian contractor in Hawaii has got hold of all this stuff you can bet that any other nation that can pay off a significant Las Vegas gambling debt or other way into to this sprawling mickey mouse operation has already got it.

7 hours ago
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Molecular Clusters That Can Retain Charge Could Revolutionize Computer Memory

dbIII Re: Will this go the same way as the spintronics? (33 comments)

I was asked about people looking at it and so provided links that google threw up as examples and wrote about where I had heard of it. It's not a literature review.

7 hours ago
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Molecular Clusters That Can Retain Charge Could Revolutionize Computer Memory

dbIII Re: Will this go the same way as the spintronics? (33 comments)

The second result on google for "microgravity reactions" is this:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pu...
The first is this one which is far less useful:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pa...

There's a current experiment on the ISS along those lines that was mentioned in the mainstream press a couple of months back but I can't seem to track down a link. The biochemist interviewed was of the opinion that we have no idea how many reactions are influenced by gravity and was surprised to find so many so quickly.

yesterday
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Molecular Clusters That Can Retain Charge Could Revolutionize Computer Memory

dbIII Re:Will this go the same way as the spintronics? (33 comments)

I for one would really love to see microgravity construction overlords. Lightweight stuff that can only be made in space could be the incentive to progress beyond whatever the Russians will sell us to fly with.
However I think it's biochemistry that's the key there - reaction rates etc differ without the shear force from gravity and it hasn't been looked at much yet. It's possible that there are drugs that can only be made effectively in space, and such things are frequently worth far more than their weight in gold (or reaction mass costs to get stuff up and down).

As for nanotech, it's going on as it was when it was called "surface technology" and similar before Drexler's books, but it just can't quite deliver the Newtonian behaviour that is suggested by Drexler's books and newspaper derivations because quantum mechanical effects get in the way. However those effects already give us products with gecko like adhesion from lots of nanoscale hair-like structures.

yesterday
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Top NSA Official Raised Alarm About Metadata Program In 2009

dbIII Re:The United States is turning into Untied States (106 comments)

An example of where it is entirely appropriate is Joseph McCarthy and his protege Schine, another Wolfowitz and his mistress who ended up being paid more than her purely theoretical boss Rice. Whether the relationship was physical or not is immaterial when the powerful are putting their special friends into positions of responsibility that that they show no signs of being fit for.
I suspect that's led to a change between having a successful legal career or similar being the way to power to being a kid who has got to be on the inside immediately after graduation from a relatively short course with nothing as onerous as classics, law, science or engineering.

yesterday
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Top NSA Official Raised Alarm About Metadata Program In 2009

dbIII Re:Do you get how Snowden's way was the only way? (106 comments)

Was his sole intent to damage the US or was it to damage those who are abusing their position?
Absolute right of Kings went out with King John. The NSA are not the US, only part of it, and should not have unquestionable power.

yesterday

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