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Seagate Releases 6TB Hard Drive Sans Helium

durrr Re:~1000 *Bits* per square inch? (147 comments)

Who cares, at least my music will no longer have a funny pitch on playback.

about two weeks ago
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UN Report: Climate Changes Overwhelming

durrr Re:Projections (987 comments)

That the verbose description is hyped up when the data of the report is cooled down.

GDP losses was downgraded from 2-5%, to 0.2-2%. Meaning that predicted changes in GDP now too can disappear in the error bars and otherwise disappear entirely due to "unexpected growth."

about three weeks ago
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Small World Discovered Far Beyond Pluto

durrr Re:Dwarf-like? (63 comments)

Something just a few times the mass of earth would've been outside the detection range.

>WISE was not able to detect Kuiper belt objects, as their temperatures are too low.[19] It was able to detect any objects warmer than 70–100 K. A Neptune-sized object would be detectable out to 700 AU

about three weeks ago
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Hackers Allege Mt. Gox Still Controls "Stolen" Bitcoins

durrr Re:This is why we can't have nice tihngs... (228 comments)

You've misunderstood what currency backing means.

A something-backed currency means that there have to be a _fixed_ amount of physical entity somewhere in the possession of whoever decides to give out the currency. This is not the case with the current fiat. Sure it can be exchanged for all those things you mentioned but it's backed by none of them, some central bankers could agree to create ex nihilo enough money to give a billion USD to every bank account in the world. If you then reason that a dollar is backed by cars then either there would be a huge surplus of cars somewhere to allow this to happen, or someone managed to multiply the current global carpool a millionfold overnight.

about a month ago
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iRobot CEO: Humanoid Robots Too Expensive To Be the Norm

durrr Re:Different jobs, different needs (122 comments)

Biological warfare is less effective once the transport networks are down. Bioweapons need to be used as a covert first-strike option to be fully effective, and it lacks the instantaneous targetable effect of nukes.

And the human resistance wouldn't need to be eliminated to achieve robot world domination, let the humans enertain a hope and idea of a human future while keeping them suppressed and holed up in some backwater countryside while disseminating and expanding industrial capacity in places they can't reach to ensure that anything the humans destroy can be replaced with tenfold redundancy, after a century or so when they've expended all their advanced weaponry and industrial products, dig a moat and fill it with radioactive waste to keep them contained and see as they regress to pre-industrial society, at which point the robot relief effort can roll in and do some history revision to ensure that the following generations grow up to believe the humans destroyed themself in a greedy war, and now the valiant robots have come to rescue the remnants of mankind(and making them servants of the machines in the process)

about a month ago
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Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal

durrr Re:A new law in not what is needed (519 comments)

The law doesn't prohibit people from wearing skirts, even micro skirts that reveal their unnderwear for public photography is allowed, they just can't claim legal defense if people takes a peek.

Sharia law on the other hand haves people executed over wearing anything less than a full tent. Stop trying to make a chicken of a feather, it makes you look like a moron(which probably is true)

about a month and a half ago
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Deadly Avian Flu Strain Penetrates Biosecurity Defenses In Seoul

durrr Re:Lock up the wild birds! (49 comments)

Tell them to confess or else. When no one shows up you make an example out of the 16000 locked up birds you have available.

about a month and a half ago
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New Review Slams Fusion Project's Management

durrr Re:So...it's a complete failure. (109 comments)

That still doesn't change the fact that I'm willing to bet my manhood on non-ITER derivates achiving commercial viability before ITER-derivates.

Why I can do that bet in good faith is that the ITER roadmap doesn't reach commercial viability until the end of my life, and with delays that always are inevitable on a project of this scope you'll at best recover my rusted balls of steel from my grave if the bet goes against me.

about 2 months ago
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New Review Slams Fusion Project's Management

durrr Re:So...it's a complete failure. (109 comments)

Did you really need an article to figure that out?

I read about ITER as the future of fusion a decade ago in popsci.
The same article today would be identical.
And so would it be in 2024 when the mess is finally finished.

Meanwhile several different small scale projects that have emerged from obscurity during the last decade have put commercial viability goals within the coming decade.

A coal power plant that requires an olympic torch to ignite the fuel would be more viable than ITER.

about 2 months ago
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Paralyzed Woman Walks Again With 3D-Printed Robotic Exoskeleton

durrr Re:Can she fight crime? (41 comments)

Making the dead walk again isn't a planned feature until the 2.0 version.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

durrr Here's a solution. (478 comments)

You need a 200kW strobe light with high speed electronics and triggers.

Simply lower the light so that everyone will end up using flash on the limo. Upon detecting a flash signature, instantly trigger the anti-camera device.
Now everyone have a suntan, and the photo taking was effectively prevented by giving a pure white picture as the result.

Don't worry, the guests will be able to see again within 30 minutes

about 2 months ago
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Facebook Mocks 'Infection' Study, Predicts Princeton's Demise

durrr Atleast.. (193 comments)

Princeton will have the last laugh as facebook will be dead before it.

about 3 months ago
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AMC Theaters Allegedly Calls FBI to Interrogate a Google Glass Wearer

durrr Re:Lesson from this story...don't be a glass hole! (1034 comments)

In other countries some functionary will come up to you and say "put that away please".
Then they would politely ask you to leave, and then sternly ask you to leave. Then a security guard would forcibly haul you off the property.

Only in the US is are you getting law enforcement jumping to the opportunity to bust a guy a with a recording device in a movie theater. I bet they had the black helicopters and swat teams ready too.

about 3 months ago
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New Object Recognition Algorithm Learns On the Fly

durrr Re:I could be wrong... (100 comments)

The way I understand it is that it identifies recurrent features and learns them. Meaning that giving it a huge image library with no labels would mean it can recognize say, roses, but it would call them "object 193131", not "rose".

about 3 months ago
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Rare Exoplanet Found In Star Cluster, Orbits Sun's 'Twin'

durrr Re:Interesting vs Exciting (63 comments)

Found in the constellation Cancer - Ironic

about 3 months ago
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China: The Next Space Superpower

durrr Re:China will rule the Pacific (250 comments)

The US will have spy satellites riding piggyback on all satellites and peeking into the windows of space stations.

about 4 months ago
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What Would It Cost To Build a Windows Version of the Pricey New Mac Pro?

durrr Re:Hard to believe (804 comments)

Or the wall if you're so inclined.

about 4 months ago

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