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Brits Must Trade Digital Freedoms For Safety, Says Crime Agency Boss

gargleblast Re:Sounds like OZ (264 comments)

If it is called "How To Win Elections and Influence People Through Populism and Fear Mongering", then yes.

about two weeks ago
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FBI Plans To Open Up Malware Analysis Tool To Outside Researchers

gargleblast Re:online jobs (31 comments)

Yeah. Just long sentences.

about two weeks ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

gargleblast Re:Why still 32bit builds? (554 comments)

Other than that pointer-intensive 64-bit programs run more slowly than pointer-intensive 32-bit programs because of all the cache misses.

Donald Knuth was wrong. The cache hit problem is of minor significance. Most programs use 10% or less of memory for pointers and 90% or more for data. Most (but not all) of the others have an infrastructure problem. Most often, it is poor choice of language.

about three weeks ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

gargleblast Re:Antecdotes != Evidence (577 comments)

Invite yourself around, sit down at their machines, right click on the task bar and select 'Start Task Manager.' Look over particularly the Processes tab and its CPU and memory columns, also the Performance tab and its Resource Monitor button. Take some notes, and think a while. You might earn yourself a free dinner.

about three weeks ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

gargleblast Re:same reason there won't be a windows 13 (399 comments)

same reason there won't be a windows 13

You sure? There could be an ace buddy film starring Tom Hanks as Paul Allen, Macaulay Culkin as Bill Gates and Mike Myers as Fat Bastard.

about three weeks ago
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Fukushima Radiation Still Poisoning Insects

gargleblast Re:Relevent (119 comments)

Earth will become unsuitable for life in about 1.2 billion years (give or take a few hundred million years) due to the increase of solar luminosity.

Tell that to a few hyperthermophiles.

about a month ago
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Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease

gargleblast Re:Schizophrenia is multiple diseases, really? (222 comments)

Well - no, and no. Recall that schizophrenia is a perception-of-reality disorder and has almost nothing to do with dissociative identity (a.k.a. multiple personality) disorder

about a month ago
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The Five Nigerian Gangs Behind Most Craigslist Buyer Scams

gargleblast Re:"GaRgLeDoUcHe"'s projecting again (160 comments)

Err, no. No Pete, you got me. What was I thinking? Diagnosing personality disorders without a license. So - here's what you're gonna do. Print out all our correspondence, take it to your doctor (a good one, mind) and say "WTF is it with this gargledouche prick?" He'll take it from there. And I'm terrified of the consequences, but a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.

Don't delay. Peace out.

about a month ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

gargleblast Tough problem (444 comments)

The obvious problem with renewable sources is that they're intermittent at any given location

Yeah. How are they going to store intermittent power for when they need it later? At a battery factory?

This is a tough problem.

about a month and a half ago
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The Five Nigerian Gangs Behind Most Craigslist Buyer Scams

gargleblast Parrot (160 comments)

Polly want a cracker?

about a month and a half ago

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