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Sony Employees Receive Email Threat From Hackers: 'Your Family Will Be In Danger'

dlingman Re:If I were SONY... (184 comments)

Just make sure to leave Sinanju alone. Don't want to piss off Chiun.

about two weeks ago
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The Sony Pictures Hack Was Even Worse Than Everyone Thought

dlingman Don't they digitally distribute their films? (528 comments)

I'm pretty sure sony ships out it's films via network to the theaters these days. When a new release comes out, and they dump a terabyte or so to a few thousand theatres... 100 TB could easily be missed or ignored.

about two weeks ago
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For Some Would-Be Google Glass Buyers and Devs, Delays May Mean Giving Up

dlingman Because, while doing do much, it does so little... (154 comments)

Glass is a nice thing. It's also frustrating as all heck in it's limitations. I want the text on all the signs I read auto translated for me - and overlaid in such a way as to hide the original language text. I want to see the arrows on the ground/roadway showing me where to turn left, not get a tiny message up above my field of vision.

I want it to give me full on AR, not just auxiliary information.

Me, I'm hoping that Meta can get the price of these down a bit: https://www.spaceglasses.com/

about a month ago
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Mathematics Great Alexander Grothendieck Dies At 86

dlingman Re:Crap! (49 comments)

He was off by 3 years. The year that September never ended was 1993, not 1996...

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Minimizing Oil and Gas Dependency In a Central European City?

dlingman Could always go old school... (250 comments)

Minions and a giant hamster wheel hooked to a generator.

If minions are in short supply, can always put a pig in the wheel. (Might need to swap pigs out every few hours) - but, you save, cause the wheel can be smaller.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Enters the Wearables Market With 'Band'

dlingman Re:The new Microsoft Tracker (135 comments)

It knows when you're sleeping and where you're sleeping, it knows when you're awake and where you go. It provides enough extremely personal data so that, when coupled with your online data trail and banking records, can provide a very accurate picture of every move you make, all you activities, your beliefs, proclivities, and any potentially illegal activities you engage in.

Um - You've just described Santa Claus.

about 1 month ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

dlingman Where is Peter Dinklage when we need him... (399 comments)

So - a crew of mostly females and Tyrion then? Sigh. I'm betting there is an HBO writer working on this right at this moment.

about 2 months ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

dlingman Re:I still don't get this. (304 comments)

I sit on my Nokia all the time.

Countries are rebuilding cobblestone roads using Nokia's instead of rocks to get an increase in durability. Me, I'm wondering how many of the 9 reported bent phones were bent by people who wanted to try to see how strong they were, only to discover exactly how much force it needed to bend.

about 3 months ago
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Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

dlingman Re:Maybe (253 comments)

Why go to 401 ppi? So they could fit 1920x1080 into that size of screen. If you want users to stream HD video to their phone, having sub-hd resolution isn't going to do it. You don't want your phone to be 25% bigger than the already huge size of the 6+ to meet those display requirements. (326x1.25 is 407 - close enough to 401)

about 3 months ago
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Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

dlingman Web sites - yes specs matter (253 comments)

Given how bloated web sites are, and the move away from mobile to full desktop web sites, yes, our phones need all the horsepower they can get.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

dlingman Maybe they have families (275 comments)

Having kids can eat up a lot of your spare time. While I realize this isn't a problem for that many slashdotters, it has been known to happen to the occasional software developer. Suddenly coping with family can look a lot like burnout, especially in the early years.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

dlingman Re:Business (275 comments)

And since when is Obj-C new? It's been out for 31 years now...

about 3 months ago
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Chrome For Mac Drops 32-bit Build

dlingman As someone with a white macbook... (129 comments)

I'm hoping their auto update thingy won't try to force the 64 bit version (which won't work) down my throat.

about 3 months ago
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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

dlingman Go video go... (210 comments)

And now we have a decent sized amount of space for digital video. Huzzah!

about 3 months ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

dlingman Rolling roads (491 comments)

We need to get away from vehicles altogether, and switch over to R.A.H's rolling roads. Portable power supplies? Don't need them.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

dlingman Re:Powershell (729 comments)

a[2] = *(a + 2) = *(2 + a) = 2[a]

You're missing a ; at the end. Other than that, an optimizing compiler should notice that you're assigning something to itself, and make that entire line go away...

about 3 months ago

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