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Getting a Literature Ph.D. Will Make You Into a Horrible Person

destruk Why is this rant on slashdot? (489 comments)

Last I heard complaints pertaining to life choices belong on Facebook.

about a year and a half ago
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9th Circuit Affirms IsoHunt Decision; No DMCA Safe Harbor

destruk Here's an awesome idea - (211 comments)

Why not ban every copyrighted work name from the internet itself? That way not only can you not find anything to download that is illegal, you also wouldn't be able to find anything for sale or profit that was legal to buy. That's the ultimate solution. And then you could only buy a movie from WalMart after searching disc by disc through the 'for sale movie bin' for what you wanted.

about a year and a half ago
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Sony Announces the PS4

destruk Re:How long until the PS4 is irrelevant? (587 comments)

er, no, software gaming for the PC runs on a 7-year development window. So as long as you upgrade what you have to something decent every 6 years you are perfectly ok.

about 2 years ago
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Sony Announces the PS4

destruk Re:How long until the PS4 is irrelevant? (587 comments)

You would need a 16Ghz pc to emulate a 2Ghz console like the PS4, so since we are still stuck at supercharged/super overclocked at 8Ghz, it can't happen yet. We can't even emulate a PS3 or XBox or XBox360 yet. (no, Halo for Xbox - the only thing emulated on that console - doesn't count). So I highly doubt they are concerned about emulating their PS4. Besides, they need games available for it and they need the hardware to be sold - which won't happen til around Christmas so you are jumping every gun here now.

about 2 years ago
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Sony Announces the PS4

destruk Re:It's not all about power....differentiators are (587 comments)

rice. It will probably cost $500. A similarly equipped Windows PC would be $1,000+ Ease of use. No viruses. No configuring software and hardware. Guaranteed game performance. Long life. 7+ yrs of life cycle with no upgrades to play all games. -end of quote- er...I wouldn't count my chickens til they hatch. With the constant internet facebook integration, X86 processor, hard drive - what more do you need to create a virus for it? And don't forget sony's famous 'hacks of customer account information for millions of users' and denial of service attacks in the recent past. Guaranteed game performance is also an issue - the videos they showed even during the unveiling today showed extreme framerate lagging during play as well as choppy and shaky cam techniques. I have games on the PS2 that frequently crash, lock up, and kill the system and I'd expect no less on a PS3 or PS4 either. The drive lasers wear out before 7 years I can guarantee that, and most hard drives have a 5-7 year warranty so your claim is unfounded unless it comes with a 7 year (instead of standard 1-year Sony warranty). How do you know there will be no upgrades? Ever heard of Downloadable content? The Wii U even had a day 1 4GB download patch that filled half of the stock hard drive space (mandatory). I'd say you're ignoring the reality of the situation. And this PS4 won't even be available for actual SALE until November 2013 so you have a long wait to get your hands on one even if you wanted it. By Christmas this year, DDR4 will be available for the mainstream consumer, so already on launch day this PS4 will be obsolete and surpassed by the XBox720. Microsoft is smart and is holding off as long as possible to take the largest market share they can.

about 2 years ago
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Astronomers Find Planet Barely Larger Than Earth's Moon

destruk And Pluto? (71 comments)

Since this new planet is slightly larger than the moon, then doesn't this mean Pluto is a planet again?

about 2 years ago
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Google Patents Staple of '70s Mainframe Computing

destruk Storing data (333 comments)

I'll file a patent for the storing and retrieval of data in some form. This would cover books, video, computers, and the human brain. Now, give me my payments.... hey,nobody has ever heard of this because there are no records before I filed this patent right?

about 2 years ago
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On the end of USPS 1st Class Saturday delivery:

destruk Perhaps if they did this -- (564 comments)

Perhaps if the USPS didn't pay their employees an opening minimum wage of $19/hr (three times more than their 'competitors who make profit', with full lifetime benefits worthy of the President, and maybe if they didn't charge 1/20th what any other delivery service charges, then they would be able to stay in business with saturday deliveries...

about 2 years ago
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New Secure Boot Patches Break Hibernation

destruk Just hang on a minute while I... (196 comments)

I need to upload this 8GB "Hibernation File" and then reboot the computer so I can gain access to it through this security hole... It'll just take me a minute or two to do that. So how stupid do they think people are to even advertise this 'major threat' ?

about 2 years ago
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Hobbyist Builds Working Replica of Iron Man's Laser Gauntlet

destruk Hobbyist buying off the shelf solutions? (78 comments)

WickedLasers has the parts, and then you just mold a piece of plastic and relocated the power switch. Not impressive in the slightest.

about a year ago
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John McAfee Explains How He Milked Information From Belize's Elite

destruk Why is this news? (275 comments)

Doesn't this belong in the egotistical self-delusioned celebrity section?

about 2 years ago
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Apple iPad 2 As Fast As the Cray-2 Supercomputer

destruk Faster than original 20 punch card readers? (231 comments)

The Cray 2 was really fast, but 20 Punch Card readers in serial would be faster - is it faster than that? How about is the iPod 2 faster than 300 people with pencils and paper with each one writing a letter of the alphabet?

more than 2 years ago
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MP Seeking To Outlaw Written Accounts of Child Abuse

destruk Ignorance !== innocence (454 comments)

What about people reading the law books? When they see a law about child abuse, it could also spark their fantasies to encourage the crime. Therefore, the law should exist, but be removed from all texts. DUH.

more than 2 years ago
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400,000 American Homes Have Dumped Pay TV This Year

destruk Recession-proof... (333 comments)

HA and my managers at Time Warner Cable always said that cable tv was a recession-proof industry! They are really smart people.

more than 2 years ago
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Mexican Hotel Chain Outsources IT To US

destruk Oh, we know what to do (125 comments)

The US will now sub-source the contract to India. :) More profits!!!

more than 2 years ago
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Neuroscience May Cure Videogames Industry's Obsession With Guns

destruk Like jacking off? (254 comments)

TAIA - maybe have the game controlled by the Shake Weight (as seen on TV)

more than 2 years ago
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Being Honest In Exit Interviews Is Pointless

destruk As with anything in life... (550 comments)

What you decide to do in this situation is part of defining who you are. If you want to lie, if you want to be honest, if you don't want to say anything, it's up to you.

more than 2 years ago
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Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises

destruk Impressive? (263 comments)

So if the city has no crime and police continually appear to be obsolete, when the fighting breaks out how do they suddenly have thousands of police officers fighting in the streets? Yeah, it's a movie, it's a fantasy, realism goes out the window and then Michael Bay shows up...

more than 2 years ago

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How many "FantasyLand" jobs are left in the USA?

destruk destruk writes  |  more than 3 years ago

destruk writes "When an individual collector is willing to part with a million dollars to simply have a rare artifact or piece of history, they do not seem to live in the same reality as the rest of the population. Just what is it these people do and how could someone move from lower or middle class to get there?"
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