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Slashdot Asks: Will You Need the Windows XP Black Market?

fizzer06 I wonder . . . (244 comments)

Can an unused retail copy of XP be activated? Will MS support THAT?

about two weeks ago
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How interested are you in Virtual Reality tech?

fizzer06 Re:VR again? (202 comments)

I seem to remember DOOM had an option to turn off "head bob" because it made some players sick.

about two weeks ago
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Prototype Volvo Flywheel Tech Uses Car's Wasted Brake Energy

fizzer06 Highway design (262 comments)

If new highways were designed so the cross streets were above them (overpasses) rather than the highway going over the cross streets, cars would decelerate as they climbed the hill towards the intersection. Then they would save gas from the intersection going downhill towards the merge with the highway traffic. Less wear on the brakes and the engine along with a fuel savings. In some cases anyway. It's not going to be a huge savings, but every little bit would help.

about three weeks ago
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Introducing a Calendar System For the Information Age

fizzer06 Re:Um no (224 comments)

Urine volume should go metric so that last drop that comes out after you zip up would be centipeed.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Posts Source Code For MS-DOS and Word For Windows

fizzer06 Re:DOS 2.0 (224 comments)

Maybe Gates didn't like Japanese:

In the "v20source" folder of the "zip" file, in the file "FORMAT.ASM":

IBMJAPVER EQU FALSE ; SET ONLY ONE SWITCH TO TRUE!

IBMVER EQU FALSE

MSVER EQU TRUE

KANJI EQU FALSE

"Jap" version? Really? Wow.

about three weeks ago
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WPA2 Wireless Security Crackable WIth "Relative Ease"

fizzer06 Re:Expected (150 comments)

That's very impressive. What do those cost? I wonder how much to build a basic system around that chip.

about three weeks ago
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WPA2 Wireless Security Crackable WIth "Relative Ease"

fizzer06 Re:Expected (150 comments)

Would you please identify the CPU?

about three weeks ago
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WPA2 Wireless Security Crackable WIth "Relative Ease"

fizzer06 Re:Expected (150 comments)

Creating a truly random number generator that takes advantage of quantum effects is not terribly difficult. Many modern CPUs now have this support built-in.

Call me paranoid, but I don't think it would be safe to assume the 3 letter agencies haven't already co-opted the design of the modern CPU random number generators.

about three weeks ago
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Google's Project Tango Headed To International Space Station

fizzer06 Re:Not so fast . . . (22 comments)

I wish I could mod you up as "informative".

about three weeks ago
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Google's Project Tango Headed To International Space Station

fizzer06 Not so fast . . . (22 comments)

I have read that NASA relies on Russia for the lift and access to the space station. They way Obama is dealing with Putin over Crimea, this project might not get off the ground.

about three weeks ago
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Jesse Jackson To Take On Silicon Valley's Lack of Diversity

fizzer06 Re:Fuck that guy. (397 comments)

Harley Davidson takes full advantage of that. The brand loyalty is insane, even though customers will admit they're getting royally screwed over on price.

about a month ago
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Obama Administration Transparency Getting Worse

fizzer06 Re:I appreciate that. (152 comments)

We are more "serviced" than served. Like a bull services a cow.

about a month ago
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Steve Ballmer Blew Up At the Microsoft Board Before Retiring

fizzer06 Re: asshole (248 comments)

Profanity is the resort of an inarticulate motherfucker.

about a month ago
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Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

fizzer06 Binary (627 comments)

Program via the toggle switches on the front panel or go home. Paper tape is for wusses. (IMSIA 8080)

about 2 months ago
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Up-Front Seats For Tonight's Near-Earth Asteroid

fizzer06 Re:metric, motherfuckers (99 comments)

I understand the statement to be that you will not find the term "football field" on any conversion chart. It can be measured in metric units, but isn't its self a metric unit.

about 2 months ago

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