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Computer Chess Created In 487 Bytes, Breaks 32-Year-Old Record

gl4ss really? (116 comments)

purists of what?

what you can be sure though is that red sector has a better theme than the others.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

5 hours ago
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Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers

gl4ss there has to be something more to it. (436 comments)

the real question is why is ubi selling keys without boxes and knows the keys? they have their own service for buying the game online if you want to, in which case you don't get a cdkey to transfer that you could sell online to someone.

if you acquired the box, the right to play comes with that box and the key comes inside the box. And I really don't think that third parties buying boxed games and selling the keys online would be asking ubisoft to remove the keys from play if they got a chargeback(they're not ubisoft authorized sellers anyways and ubi would be happy to fuck them over).

there has to be something more to it.

I suspect that they're selling bulk keys to cybercafes etc at discount pricing or something similar and deactivating these keys if they find that they're not used in the region sold to..

another explanation - that they already used iirc months ago with another similar incident, was that large amonts of keys got taken from a hacked ubi server.

yesterday
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NVIDIA GTX 970 Specifications Corrected, Memory Pools Explained

gl4ss Re: Don't worry, AMD would never lie to us... (113 comments)

There is a 200 dollar price difference for the cards on new egg.... You don't stay in business by undercutting yourself.. Anyone who thought the cards would be identical is beyond retarded.

ever heard of Fire and Quadro series... ?

yesterday
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Virgin Galactic Dumps Scaled Composites For Spaceship Two

gl4ss Re: Scaled Composites renamed (38 comments)

furthest uh by what means? like, do some people expect that there's some quartermass movie style field at some point there that just kills people and isn't visible on any instrumentation ?

plenty of stuff to be done without manned missions still..

-lassi

yesterday
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Google Just Made It Easier To Run Linux On Your Chromebook

gl4ss yes but was it missing usb boot before?wtf? (169 comments)

the friggin 7 year old netbook I have playing music can boot from USB.

so really - are they seriously saying that this was not available before? like what the fuck?

4 days ago
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China Cuts Off Some VPNs

gl4ss bad for business (209 comments)

well, just as it happens china chose the certain line to be such which makes it hard for overseas businesses to operate in China.

It makes things like payments and everything like that harder for them.

besides though, it's an arms race. I'm sure there will very shortly be vpn software that wraps the stuff in something else to fool the protocol detection. and then they'll try to block that. and then they'll do something else.

4 days ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

gl4ss Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (808 comments)

having a doctored engine noise inside the car is unlikely to help much the blind people who are outside the car..

anyhow, it doesn't need that much speed that the tire noise overcomes engine noise.

5 days ago
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Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

gl4ss Re:Suitable Penalties Need To Be Given (240 comments)

because the boards are stupid and full of rich people and the only paylevels they see are the executives so they have nothing to compare to and they just shrug and think that's what they need to pay and that they wouldn't get anyone competent at 1/10th of the price(still 10x more than usual well paid employee in the company).

5 days ago
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Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

gl4ss Re:Doesn't work like that either. (512 comments)

well, actually, for the donkey it's best for it's own interests to perform the work(or end up as soy.. sausages). it's just that it's nigh impossible to communicate it to the donkey.

5 days ago
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Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps

gl4ss Re:Bye_bye, Blackberry (307 comments)

they made it for android and iphone after their users had started jumping ship already. their first approach was to not port it to competing platforms(for nearly a decade, mind you). probably a mistake since when users started jumping ship they found other services that did the same thing, push email and all, on the other platforms..

-lassi

5 days ago
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Researchers Moot "Teleportation" Via Destructive 3D Printing

gl4ss Re:That's not Teleportation! (162 comments)

well that would be copying at a different place.. and then what would stop you from making two copies? making it a copying process and not teleportation.

if you want to say that there isn't likely to be real teleportation then duh... it's just magic scifi anyways. if you were to convert the state of the object into information then you would need to have artificial limitations to stop you from making two copies once you have the information.

5 days ago
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The Untold Story of the Invention of the Game Cartridge

gl4ss Re:And we are back to them again... (60 comments)

yeah it basically just means bank switching roms.
emulators(wildcarts have lists of what styles they support.

dunno what's the deal with snes carts. maybe they saved on pins/traces.

5 days ago
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Researchers Moot "Teleportation" Via Destructive 3D Printing

gl4ss Re:Could be useful in certain rare cases (162 comments)

it's an _extra_ _step_ the machine makes.

as such, you could just as well just trust the operator to hit it with a hammer.

the only reason they did it was to get some publicity. but even then, nobody should give a fuck. it's not teleportation. it's just a scanner, a 3d printer and a device that destroys the original for no good reason at all.

5 days ago
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Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps

gl4ss Re:Please develop for my dying platform! (307 comments)

yeah especially funny coming from someone who is in charge of a company that had a product that was only available on their own platform and only on carriers who had contracts with them...

is there Line for bb(X??) ?

(line is really, really popular in some asian countries, it's basically like whatsapp)

5 days ago
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Tracking Down How Many (Or How Few) People Actively Use Google+

gl4ss Re:The conclusions are bogus. (209 comments)

it's not entirely bullshit.

they forced g+ on every youtube commenter to drive up the usage statistics. I'm "active" on google plus and I know plenty of other "active" people too, while in reality we're just continuing to use youtube as we used before g+. and that's majority of g+ use. so if you take that out what you're left with is peanuts, almost everyone with a google+ account doesn't do anything non-youtube related with the google+ account and this is accurate! fuck, I would say that 1.5 billion of those users don't even fucking know they have a google+ account!

this is result of google being very active in tricking people, and shoving g+ on them through repeated popups, clickhere's, accept this new term and you'll be on g+, etc etc bullshit. and by repeated I mean wording it differently every time, not including a "don't fucking ask me to join g+ again" and so forth. if you were an active gmail user then sooner or later you were going to slip up and join even if you didn't want to - and if you wanted to comment on youtube you simply had no choice, and if you thought you had then you got tricked by some updated terms checkbox, and BOOM suddenly your profile pic was a on a public google+ site and you were a google+ user in statistics.

(and most g+ content isn't private, unless you count g+ chats as "content", which you really shouldn't, this really is the difference to facebook - which makes google+ just a big collection of blogs/self advertisements)

about a week ago
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Tracking Down How Many (Or How Few) People Actively Use Google+

gl4ss Re:Google Plus Defined Itself As a Hazard (209 comments)

you sure you never signed on for google+ and use google services? because if you didn't, that's a feat!

thing is, with tech circles, everyone knew already the reason why google forced every youtuber basically to join google+, through deceit at the end.. I had managed to avoid creating a google+ account for a quite long time but one click on youtube to make a comment got me in the end..

about a week ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

gl4ss Re:Three Cheers for Zoe Quinn (686 comments)

she's counting condemnation and being critical of her "game" as harassment though... that being a part of the whole reason for the backlash.

a professional troll of sorts and other trolls getting involved in it. it's a fucking TROLLGATE and not gamergate..

about a week ago

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Would You Board Flight 666 to HEL?

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  about a year ago

gl4ss (559668) writes "http://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/board-flight-666-hel-20244972 Superstitious people might want to skip this one, the flight AY666 to HEL. Currently in Helsinki the weather is great, even if HEL is due to freeze in few months."
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Android-x86 3.2-RC2 released

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gl4ss (559668) writes ""The test build is based on the Android 3.2.2. We fixed and added many x86 specified code to let the system runs smoothly on x86 platforms, especially for netbooks or tablets.". android-x86 can be used for running android on generic x86 hw or in virtual machines, which is useful for development purposes among other things."
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Google acquires Motorola Mobility

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gl4ss (559668) writes "http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Google-to-Acquire-Motorola-bw-4079820793.html?x=0 . (g&m))"today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Google will acquire Motorola Mobility for $40.00 per share in cash, or a total of about $12.5 billion, a premium of 63% to the closing price of Motorola Mobility shares on Friday, August 12, 2011. The transaction was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies." So Motorolas frequently re-organized phone subsidiary has found now a new home, at a sizeable premium. Is this start of Google starting to defend Androids patent troubles and what will this mean for the rest of Android manufacturers?"

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gun crime vs. gun control

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  more than 12 years ago

wtf has this to do with slashdot?

WTF?

gazillion idiot posts in a second. NONE of wich were unbiased, and riddled with serious thought holes.

israel has low gun crime ratio? wtf, the country is in (half) state of war ffs. oh yeh, legit shooting isn't gun crime and legit rocket strikes from another side of the fence isn't gun crime either.

guns don't kill people, idiots with guns thinking they can protect people kill people.

guns are fun. ON A FREAKING SHOOTING ALLEY. that i must admit.

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whore.

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  more than 12 years ago

yes. i'm developing my theory and practice of karmawhoring.

seriously, there should be a howto to karmawhoring.. though.. it could end up pretty short. following just about 3 rules one could easily expand his karma to excellent in ~3 weeks.

hmm. karmawhoring robot could end up intresting..
aw i guess i'll have to try to finish my google linkfarm detector/filter searcher..

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