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OneDrive Delivers Unlimited Cloud Storage To Office 365 Subscribers

dmbasso Re:Sky drive? (145 comments)

"Dropbox, Google, Microsoft, and others have been competing to become your favorite gateway to the NSA."

FTFY

about a month ago
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New Oculus SDK Adds Experimental Linux Support and Unity Free For Rift Headset

dmbasso Re:Bennett Haselton on reality (24 comments)

It's amazing how the joke got old so quick. I guess you should have stopped around the third iteration.

And before you come criticize this comment, wait for Bennett's.

about a month ago
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Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

dmbasso Re:And so therefor it follows and I quote (353 comments)

IIRC, the license explicitly forbids running it under a VM... though in my opinion if you paid for the crap you should be able to run it whatever way you want.
But, as I said, Windows is just a waste of hard disk space to me, be it a partition or VDI.

about a month ago
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Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

dmbasso Re:And so therefor it follows and I quote (353 comments)

Why didn't you just order a hamburger?

Because nobody offers that option. I would gladly request a refund for the Windows 7 that came with my notebook if I could. The only reason I keep its partition is because I paid for that crap, and just "in case I need it"... but it's been 3 years so far without booting it. I guess I'll just wipe it and give more space to my Linux partition whenever I get some time to do it.

about a month ago
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Silk Road Lawyers Poke Holes In FBI's Story

dmbasso Re:Perjury (191 comments)

Does that apply even if you're scratching your head while saying the false things (or the "least untruthful things") intentionally?

about 2 months ago
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Water Discovered In Exoplanet Atmosphere

dmbasso Re:It Rhymes! (50 comments)

And it was fa-bu-lous!!!

about 2 months ago
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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

dmbasso Re:bitcoin (241 comments)

Double spends for anyone who can connect to both sides of the network. Essentially, there will be two ledgers, an International ledger and a Russian one. If you spend on the Russian ledger, the International ledger will still have your money. When the network rejoins, whatever ledger has the most hashing power behind it will be chosen as the correct one, and all the transactions from the other one will be retried on the new global ledger. If the network saw a new transaction spending a previous transaction's outputs, it would be rejected, as well as any spends referencing that transaction, and so on.

Thank you, that's exactly what I wanted to know.

This happened already.

I guess I've missed the news, any links for my lazy ass?

Bitcoin sounds like a nice investment for dictators willing to further screw their populaces.

about 2 months ago
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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

dmbasso bitcoin (241 comments)

What happens to the block chain if the network is split, as in this case?

about 2 months ago
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C++14 Is Set In Stone

dmbasso Re:Still... (193 comments)

E.g., would you rather try to see which bit is set in a string like "0b001011010011011101011100" or have it broken up like "0b0010_1101_0011_0111_0101_1100" or "0b00101101_00110111_01011100". If it's a bit field, you may even want "0b001011_010011011_01_0_111_0_0" if breaking it into fields has meaning.

Such a small change to help readability...

If you're really interested in readability you would probably define those bits, like:

#define HIGHSTUFF (0b001011 << 17)
#define NOTSOHIGHSTUFF (0b010011011 << 8)

and then or them together.

Alternatively you could define a macro for your bit field, like:

#include
#define bitfield(a,b,c,d) 0x##a##b##c##d
int main() {
        printf("%x", bitfield(f,f,f,f));
}

about 3 months ago
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A Skeptical View of Israel's Iron Dome Rocket Defense System

dmbasso Re:Subject bait (379 comments)

Meta-discussions have to happen somewhere... where do you suggest?

about 4 months ago
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Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

dmbasso Re:I'll enjoy this.... (530 comments)

For extra nerdiness, 0x853204FA81 is prime.

about 5 months ago
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Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

dmbasso Re:I'll enjoy this.... (530 comments)

Uh oh, somebody got his contradictions/hypocrisies rubbed the wrong way. :)

about 5 months ago
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Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

dmbasso Re:I'll enjoy this.... (530 comments)

Thanks. Btw, did you try to factor it? :)

about 5 months ago
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Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

dmbasso Re:I'll enjoy this.... (530 comments)

Yes, let's just starve everybody to death! That's what Jesus would do! [I hope I don't need to explain why I'm conflating things.]

about 5 months ago
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Tibetans Inherited High-Altitude Gene From Ancient Human

dmbasso Re:Really bad explanation of the evolution. (133 comments)

Because you said that thousands of years ago specific genes were transplanted

No, I didn't say that. The example I gave was only to elucidate that a single gene (or even a bunch of them) doesn't define a population. I read my post again and the message still seems clear. But ok, I'll make it fucking transparent: suppose I write a book and copy an entire paragraph of Shakespeare's Hamlet, then proceed to burn every single copy of the aforementioned play. It doesn't matter that a paragraph continues to exist in another book, Hamlet went extinct.

about 5 months ago
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Tibetans Inherited High-Altitude Gene From Ancient Human

dmbasso Re:Really bad explanation of the evolution. (133 comments)

I haven't said Denisovans were a different species... you are aware that the word "extinction" is not limited to species right? If all Caucasians | Africans | Mongolians died, their population would be extinct. Their genes would still survive in other humans, and that doesn't make any difference to the fact they would be extinct.

And how the fuck did you read religious connotations in my post? I'm an atheist.

about 5 months ago
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Tibetans Inherited High-Altitude Gene From Ancient Human

dmbasso Re:Really bad explanation of the evolution. (133 comments)

The explanation of the evolution is terrible. If the gene was inherited from a "Denisovans" then that Denisovan didn't go extinct. His descendents are still among us. The gene did not spread through the population; the people who had the gene survived and people without the gene disappeared leaving more space for those survivors.

Yes, the "people with the gene" were called Denisovans, they "disappeared", therefore they did go extinct. It seems you don't follow the logic of your own statements.

And just to make it even more clear: suppose I make dog with the tomato gene for photosynthesis (a solar powered dog, how cool is that), then kill every single tomato plant in the world with some Monsanto shit. It doesn't matter that my glorious green power efficient dog would carry the tomato gene... tomatos would still have gone extinct.

about 5 months ago
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Perl Is Undead

dmbasso Re:sure you want to go with 'undead' ? (283 comments)

[...] code [...] in sigs and comments. [...] Now it's, apparently, the worst thing [...]

They tried understanding their own sigs after some time.

about 5 months ago
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Intel To Offer Custom Xeons With Embedded FPGAs For the Data Center

dmbasso Re:what? (80 comments)

I would assume the FPGA part of the CPU would be programmed in VHDL.

Yes, that's the obvious reasoning. And that's certainly interesting enough on its own. But the summary said

[...]for critical functions without translating the majority of their code[...]

Somebody has to do the translation, agree?

about 5 months ago

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