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Cable Boxes Are the 2nd Biggest Energy Users In Many Homes

drake2k How did she get these figures? (394 comments)

Just measured my old Scientific Atlanta box (that actually looks just like the ones in the article's pictures).

I get 8 Watts while running, 0.9 Watts in standby. It slightly peaks when I switch channels.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Demos Real-Time Translation Over Skype

drake2k Nifty but not impressive (169 comments)

As someone who works in the field of machine translation, I find this to be a nifty feature, but not that all impressive. Its just a text-to-speech, speech recognition combined with the shitty bing translate. Will work for general conversation, but probably completely breaks down on field specific conversations. They could also demo other language pairs, as english and german is the easiest pair to machine translate from one another, and are two of the easiest languages to apply speech recognition and text-to-speech to.

about 2 months ago
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This Is Your Brain While Videogaming Stoned

drake2k And here I am... (168 comments)

Reading this article, atl-tabbed in between 2 battlegrounds, hitting up the bong at 1AM

about 2 months ago
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Continued Rise In Autism Diagnoses Puzzles Researchers, Galvanizes Advocates

drake2k Could it simply be related.... (558 comments)

To the fact that people wait longer until they conceive, and several studies have data that shows that having children after one of the parent is older than 35 years old increases the probability of having an autistic child?

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Releases Free Edition of OneNote

drake2k AFAIK.... (208 comments)

No code source release, therefore not free.

about 4 months ago

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