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How Gaseous, Neptune-Like Planets Can Become Habitable

dimeglio Re:Wouldn't it be easier (45 comments)

Can't blame him. Reading the title, first thing I though of was "we can make Neptune habitable." I blame reading comprehension.

7 hours ago
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

dimeglio Re:The tortoise lays on its back (519 comments)

What's wrong with iTunes? It's great for backups. Also, you don't need to use iTunes if you don't need/want to. MKV is not a popular format. In the real world it's MP4, h.264 and AAC.

2 days ago
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

dimeglio Re: iCult (519 comments)

Dedicated, loyal and exuberant perhaps. A cult? Hardly.

2 days ago
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

dimeglio Re:Tax (519 comments)

Mine has always worked well. Only problem was that it lost one of its rubber feet. Running latest OS X like a charm.

2 days ago
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DirectX 12 Lies Dormant Within Microsoft's Recent Windows 10 Update

dimeglio Re:DirectX is obsolete (133 comments)

I don't think it's about improvement but rather staying relevant in an world where your entire ecosystem is what defines you, not individual products.

4 days ago
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Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

dimeglio Re:Only for the first year (570 comments)

I also predict a massive PR push by various Linux groups starting about 300 days in.

I don't think that will be necessary. People will flock to alternatives. I think it's great for Microsoft to introduce subscription for the OS. It means many will switch and we'll see more diversity on the desktop and more developers creating applications for other systems than Windows.

about two weeks ago
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Google Thinks the Insurance Industry May Be Ripe For Disruption

dimeglio Re:Both of you are off the mark (238 comments)

Once you're dead, all the information Google has collected on you over your lifetime becomes almost irrelevant. I'm sure Google wants you to live longer.

about two weeks ago
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Seismological Society of America Claims Fracking Reactivated Ohio Fault

dimeglio Re:Good luck with that. (168 comments)

Frackers expose themselves to potential legal battles against property owners should seismic activity increase and cause even minor property damage. I think the problem will solve itself by keeping oil prices low.

about three weeks ago
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Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive

dimeglio Re:Any actual examples? (598 comments)

Right on. Where are my mod points when I need them.

about three weeks ago
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$35 Quad-core Hacker SBC Offers Raspberry Pi-like Size and I/O

dimeglio Re:Also, "mostly similar"? (140 comments)

How so? ARM processors are quite plentiful and support several operating systems already. Perhaps you're just not very familiar with them. Not to worry. There's plenty of material available.

about 1 month ago
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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crashes

dimeglio Re:Using NASA's dictionary (445 comments)

Yeah, I remember vaguely. Didn't he say "major malfunction?"

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Now Makes Money From Surface Line, Q1 Sales Reach Almost $1 Billion

dimeglio Re: Did they make money on Surface? (117 comments)

Well it's about time they make money. Still going to take a while to recover all the loses of previous models. I expect it's not going to last long with all the cheaper equivalents popping out of Asia. I expect Surface is really a short term stint until OEMs catch-up.

about 3 months ago
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No Nobel For Nick Holonyak Jr, Father of the LED

dimeglio Re:True inventor of blue LED not awarded Nobel eit (276 comments)

I believe it was in fact Jacques Pankove but the LEDs they discovered were not very useful. Shuji Nakamura is indeed the one who made them useful.

about 4 months ago
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What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

dimeglio Re:Mint (303 comments)

I concur. For me, Mint is currently the leader in desktop Linux. Things just work. I expect other distros will also get better as a result. This is beauty behind the GNU license.

about 4 months ago
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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

dimeglio Re: Very easy to solve (179 comments)

The problem is not spying on US citizens, it's spying data from foreign citizens stored on US based cloud servers. Something the US will never stop doing any more than they will stop body searches on domestic/foreign flights.

about 4 months ago
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Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far

dimeglio alien planets (89 comments)

This is more evidence that alien planets are common in the galaxy.

Strange statement. Why would anyone think planets were uncommon in the galaxy?

about 5 months ago
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AMD Launches Radeon R7 Series Solid State Drives With OCZ

dimeglio Re:Misleading Labeling (64 comments)

I suppose you'd get similar results if you just order Windows without being more specific. The skill lies in checking the right box next to the product you want.

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware

dimeglio Re:Notify them (188 comments)

Given their current market share in mobiles, it might be too late.

about 5 months ago

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Transparent Aluminum Is "New State Of Matter&#

dimeglio dimeglio writes  |  more than 5 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 7 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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