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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

fisted Re:The programming language for the next 20 years. (309 comments)

One great thing about C is that if you don't like, you can use it to program a compiler for a new language that you prefer.

As if that was somehow not true for languages other than C...


Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

fisted Frist Post (175 comments)

Your Ad Here!

about a week ago

Google Offers a Million Bucks For a Better Inverter

fisted I have a truly (260 comments)

I have a truly marvelous design for a kilowatt-scale power inverter which unfortunately this comment box is too narrow to contain...

about a week ago

Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

fisted Backups (122 comments)

As so often, the solution is called "Backup".

about two weeks ago

Preparing For Satellite Defense

fisted Re:New potential battleground? (118 comments)

lasers are pretty easy to deflect with reflective surfaces that can handle the energy input


about two weeks ago

MIT May Have Just Solved All Your Data Center Network Lag Issues

fisted I for one (83 comments)

I for one welcome all but our new Fastpass &,dash; static scheduling overlords.

about two weeks ago

FreeBSD 9.3 Released

fisted Re:What is BSD good for? (77 comments)

Yes. Except that he isn't a troll, and his information is spot on.

about two weeks ago

Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

fisted Re:Black hole? (277 comments)

You need to arrange them in a circle. Auditor A audits Auditor B, which audits Auditor C, which in turn audits Auditor A. Together, using a distributed auditing algorithm, the three systems audit the original system which needs those audits.

about two weeks ago

KDE Releases Plasma 5

fisted Re:Where are the Linux apps ? (108 comments)

what stops you from writing it? (except perhaps the fact that it seems like a dumb idea resulting in linux-KMS-framebuffer-console-like performance)

about two weeks ago

Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car

fisted Re:Old news. (106 comments)


about two weeks ago

New Raspberry Pi Model B+

fisted Re:So they update it, but... (202 comments)

Those aren't the "major" shortcomings, and frankly, those aren't shortcomings at all. The CPU is about as fast as you'd expect at that little power consumption, and there is plenty of RAM. No idea what you're trying to do with yours, running Windows on it?

In case you case, the two major shortcomings are power related (try to hotplug a wifi dongle, say) and the non-dedicated ethernet.

about two weeks ago

The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

fisted Re:Unsafe at any speed (above 100 MPH)... (443 comments)

Suppose a car of m=1000kg mass.
Kinetic Energy E_kin = m/2 * v^2

E_kin(standing car): 0 J
E_kin(20mph ~= 9 m/s): 40.5 kJ
E_kin(80mph ~= 36 m/s): 648 kJ
E_kin(100mph ~= 45 m/s): ~1 MJ

Difference between the first two: 40.5 kJ
Difference between the latter two: ~352 kJ

I take the 20mph one, thanks..

about three weeks ago

Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

fisted Re:Life on Mars? (265 comments)


about three weeks ago

A Brief History of Patenting the Wheel: What Goes Around Comes Around

fisted mh (36 comments)

That omni drive seems pretty legit, not sure why it is in TFA's list

about three weeks ago

Autonomous Trucking

fisted Re:what's in a name (142 comments)

It's out of question that it will sometimes fuck up. It's desirable as long as it does not fuck up as much as humans do.

about three weeks ago


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