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Halting Problem Proves That Lethal Robots Cannot Correctly Decide To Kill Humans

fisted Re:there is an end to the halting problem (327 comments)

Would've been a good joke if you hadn't ruined it by explaining it right away.
0/10 didn't even chuckle.

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

fisted Re:Batteries are the problem (154 comments)

Actually I'm not sure if I want to wear advanced battery technology on my wrist or my face if it is storing sufficient energy to easily rip off my hand or my head when something goes wrong.

Why not? You sit in a car that has fuel with 270 times the specific energy of batteries and FAR more Kgs of combustible material.

That comparison doesn't really hold. For one thing, liquid gasoline isn't very combustible. What's combustible is the right mix of evaporated gasoline and air, as it briefly comes into and goes out of existence inside the engine.
Liquid gasoline inside the tank is remarkably stable, which is why we don't see cars randomly going up in flames. Plus, it's not /directly/ strapped to my wrist or face..

A lithium air battery has half the specific energy of wood. I wouldn't worry [...]

Well, TNT has 1/5 the specific energy of wood.

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

fisted Re:Batteries are the problem (154 comments)

Actually I'm not sure if I want to wear advanced battery technology on my wrist or my face if it is storing sufficient energy to easily rip off my hand or my head when something goes wrong.

about two weeks ago
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Eben Upton Explains the Raspberry Pi Model A+'s Redesign

fisted Re:Nice and all (107 comments)

I'd rather want it to be slower and use less power as a result. No, underclocking doesn't cut it.

about two weeks ago
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Raspberry Pi A+ Details Leaked

fisted Re:Down side (141 comments)

One downside of the A+ is that it still has only a single USB 2 connector.

There are two down sides worth noting. That's one of them

That's not a downside.
The onboard USB hub of model B is one of the main perpetrators responsible for the high power consumption. It would defeat the point of model A if it was present.

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

fisted Re:audience (250 comments)

here you go

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

fisted audience (250 comments)

for the Americans in the audience

Okay, AC confirmed it. We're an audience after all.
Shit.

about three weeks ago
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EFF Begins a Campaign For Secure and Usable Cryptography

fisted Re:For it to be secure, it has to be weird. (96 comments)

you download a new onetime pad for your bank

And how do you secure that download? By another one-time-pad you downloaded somewhere else?

about three weeks ago
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OpenBSD 5.6 Released

fisted Re:Thank you! (125 comments)

Suspend/resume has been broken there since 2008, and drivers for any recent Intel graphics adapter will not run (you cannot switch from Xorg to a console and back) properly.

[...] Your comment about not being able to switch between X and console suggests your knowledge is at least two years out of date. It was true for a short while in -CURRENT (the development branch) but never the case in a -RELEASE version.

Not true, 10-RELEASE has this issue. I'm experiencing it first-hand, but to also quote your handbook:

6.4.1. Caveats
[...]
Intel: as of FreeBSD 9.1, 3D acceleration on most Intel graphics, including IronLake, SandyBridge, and IvyBridge, is supported. Due to the current KMS implementation, it is not possible to switch between the graphical console and a virtual console using Crtl+Alt+F#.

about three weeks ago
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SpaceShipTwo's Rocket Engine Did Not Cause Fatal Crash

fisted Re:shift inter-locks (150 comments)

$() is POSIX. Backticks are, too, but usually discouraged, for they don't nest.
Sibling's claim that this was bash- or zsh specific is wrong.

about three weeks ago
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Is Public Debate of Trade Agreements Against the Public Interest?

fisted Re:Pffft... (219 comments)

Look, please think of the children, okay?!

about three weeks ago
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Will HP's $200 Stream 11 Make People Forget About Chromebooks?

fisted Depends (232 comments)

on whether I can run a BSD or at least some Lunix on it.

about three weeks ago
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Windows 0-Day Exploited In Ongoing Attacks

fisted Re:Only for root users (114 comments)

That is not what i was referring to. The typical technically illiterate user wouldn't know how to do that anyway (or even know what it means)

about a month ago
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Raspberry Pi Founder Demos Touchscreen Display For DIY Kits

fisted Re:We need a whitebox mobile device. (81 comments)

I completely agree, but unfortunately this:

or huge battery life...

isn't going to happen with the raspi.

No, not with Model A+, either.

about a month ago
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Windows 0-Day Exploited In Ongoing Attacks

fisted Re:Only for root users (114 comments)

You do know the common way for users to deal with UAC prompts, right?

about a month ago
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How Whisper Tracks Users Who Don't Share Their Location

fisted Re:Not at all accurate (39 comments)

Except that it's really not that dynamic.

Except that it really is that dynamic. Who speaks DHCP with their ISP anyway. Protip: Often is IPCP on a PPP link.

Of course, silly claims like this

n/c

about a month ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

fisted Re:Has it been working so far? (387 comments)

The linux kernel [is] in your desktops, in your web servers, in your cell phones

Not quite, but yeah. Is somewhat prevalent.

your cars, in your televisions, in your game systems, in your embedded devices...

Now your fanboyism is showing. None of those are significantly Linux-driven, which is mostly because of the GPL.
Stop giving Linux credit for what is primarly BSD domain, if anything.

about a month ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

fisted Re:Torvalds smells! (387 comments)

Most BSD are hiding a lot from their user base.

What, are you missing BSD "expert bloggers" and stuff?
Hint: what you're saying is complete nonsense. Their documentation encourages, in numerous places, users to subscribe to their respective mailing lists.

about a month ago

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