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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

dimeglio Re:If you make this a proof of God... (595 comments)

If you make this a proof of God... I will punch you in the face

Of course not. If He wanted you to believe, God would have showed you his birth certificate.

about a week ago
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Apple Patent Could Herald Interchangeable iPhone Camera Lenses

dimeglio Re:how cool/innovative is that (160 comments)

So if you don't want to be sued by Apple, you only have to design your own lens management system or use an existing one and pay Nikon/Canon/Leica for rights. Simple enough - no much of a story really.

about three weeks ago
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Judge Overrules Samsung Objection To Jury Instructional Video

dimeglio Re:Blatant conflict of interest (232 comments)

Samsung has nothing to worry about. The judge is Korean.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Fastest, Cheapest Path To a Bachelor's Degree?

dimeglio Re:Fast, Cheap, High Quality (370 comments)

I think the value of a bachelors degree is that it's in fact hard to get and requires investment in time and money. Not to mention that universities badly need your cash.

about three weeks ago
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Ex-Microsoft Employee Arrested For Leaking Windows 8

dimeglio Re:That makes sense (197 comments)

Are you saying he should counter sue Microsoft?

about a month ago
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Flash Is Dead; Long Live OpenFL!

dimeglio Let Flash die (166 comments)

It been a fun ride but it needs to go. The use of Flash is preventing more open technologies like HTML5 from moving forward in order to support all what Flash used to do.

about a month ago
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Weak Apple PRNG Threatens iOS Exploit Mitigations

dimeglio Re:Laugh (143 comments)

We'll see how important this apparent vulnerability is by the amount of malware on iOS.

about a month ago
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Pro-Vaccination Efforts May Be Scaring Wary Parents From Shots

dimeglio Re:You would hope (482 comments)

If you're vaccinated, it's not going to affect you. If you're not vaccinated because you can't afford to be, then get Obamacare quickly. If you're not vaccinated because of stupidity, then may God help you.

about a month and a half ago
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Dear Asus Router User: All Your Cloud Are Belong To Us

dimeglio Re:Open Source is better. (148 comments)

I used DD-WRT on my Linksys router and it was great. However, the ASUS RT-N16 stock firmware does everything I need out of the box. It's very stable and didn't have to reboot it so I'm not going to bother changing it. It would be nice to have info from ASUS on a fix.

about 2 months ago
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Anonymous Slovenia Claims To Have Hacked the FBI and Posted Emails To Pastebin

dimeglio Re:Sensitive information? (152 comments)

It's not a leak, it is required to ensure a fair and equitable taxation system. Just like public criminal conviction records are essential for a fair and equitable justice system.

about 3 months ago
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FSF's Richard Stallman Calls LLVM a 'Terrible Setback'

dimeglio Re:Lincense wars in... (1098 comments)

Writing custom modules for companies with defined specific requirements is creative work and you can get good money from this.

about 3 months ago
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FSF's Richard Stallman Calls LLVM a 'Terrible Setback'

dimeglio Re:Lincense wars in... (1098 comments)

It is important that he points out the risk of contributing to a compiler which jeopardizes the future openness of free software. Why is that a problem for you?

about 3 months ago
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Percentage of Self-Employed IT Workers Increasing

dimeglio Re:Well.. (138 comments)

2 hours? In my company, when the system goes down, if it's not fixed in 30 seconds, they take us outside and execute us. /s

about 4 months ago
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Nokia Takeover In Jeopardy Due To Alleged $3.4B Tax Bill In India

dimeglio Re:Perhaps Tata wants to acquire Nokia (226 comments)

Given the roughly 35% yearly corporate tax rate in India, which also applies to Tata, and the 3 billion figure, you could estimate profits to 10 billions. If their margin averages 30%, their would have sold over 30 billion dollars worth of goods. If that's the case, I think the Indian government is right in their claim. Unless my math is way off.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft's New Smart Bra Could Stop You From Over Eating

dimeglio Re:shut up you stupid app (299 comments)

I'm sure they do. They were probably designed with Ballmer in mind.

about 4 months ago
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Is the Porsche Carrera GT Too Dangerous?

dimeglio Re:When you have a bad driver ... (961 comments)

Especially on sidewalks, I think trees, poles and other vehicles are what kills people, not cars. Remove all obstacles and cars are pretty safe.

about 5 months ago
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Why Bitcoin Is Doomed To Fail, In One Economist's Eyes

dimeglio Re:Offer/Demand Law (537 comments)

From the OP

governments would either ban it or take over the system

I think this is no more possible to ban bitcoins than banning the trade of gold or banning the trade of old stamps. I'd be willing to be paid in gold and as bitcoins become more popular and accepted as payment, I'm sure being paid in bitcoins would be very acceptable. All government want is their share of the income generated by bitcoins.

about 5 months ago
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Single-Atom Layer of Tin May Be a New Wonder Conductor

dimeglio Re: Great... (126 comments)

Forget tin foil, I think the toilet paper at school is already made out of this material.

about 5 months ago
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Virgin Galactic Now Taking Bitcoin For Suborbital Flights

dimeglio Re:Finally (70 comments)

Indeed, if it's too volatile it can't be effective in transactions. That being said, it's still in infancy and stability comes with time. As more people trust it, it will tend to fluctuate less.

about 5 months ago

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Transparent Aluminum Is "New State Of Matter&#

dimeglio dimeglio writes  |  more than 4 years ago

dimeglio (456244) writes "Oxford scientists have created a transparent form of aluminium by bombarding the metal with the world's most powerful soft X-ray laser. "Transparent aluminium" previously only existed in science fiction, featuring in the movie Star Trek IV, but the real material is an exotic new state of matter with implications for planetary science and nuclear fusion."
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Top court rules out class-action lawsuit vs Dell

dimeglio dimeglio writes  |  more than 6 years ago

dimeglio writes "The CBC reports that the Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed a call for a class-action lawsuit against Dell Computer Corp., a decision that could have implications for online shoppers. A Quebec man and a consumer group had wanted to sue the computer-maker after incorrect prices were mistakenly posted on the company's website. A clause, accessible through a link on the bottom of the web page, said consumer disputes would be resolved through arbitration."
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