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"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

gl4ss Re:My wife will miss Grant. (239 comments)

I wouldn't say it's 60% less talent.

they were fillers for most parts. doing stuff like gluing furniture to the ceiling.

7 hours ago
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Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware

gl4ss Re:Windows 8 app store? (179 comments)

well that exactly is the joke that windows mobile 6.5 is more full flavored operating system than windows 8 rt or windows phone 7/8.

so you have all the scamware and nothing "must have" in the appstores. heck, they initially tried to tell that you'll need to use the appstore to download 8.1 update for x86 windows 8. but guess what? you'd be a real voodoo man if you could dodge all the prompts to install the 8.1 update that get shoved to your face!!

4 days ago
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Facebook Tests "Satire" Tag To Avoid Confusion On News Feed

gl4ss Re:What? (131 comments)

it's not a warning label as such..
it's a label that "THIS IS A JOKE".

why? because people are stupid.

5 days ago
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Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was?

gl4ss Re:3dTV is a flop? (197 comments)

more like twenty to fifty bucks for the glasses nowadays. ..since the 3d ready tv is already 400-500 bucks..

about a week ago
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Two Years of Data On What Military Equipment the Pentagon Gave To Local Police

gl4ss Re:No (264 comments)

if your privatized swat team only responds with full combat gear then that is the only hammer you have and being privatized you need to make the local cop areas use your services too.

militarization of american police is on going and is about money mostly. not about being outgunned or shit like that - and also about the short training needed to be a copper in the USA and the shit ass stupid attitudes like "you shoot only to kill!" that are not standard in other western countries..

about a week ago
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Apple Begins Storing Chinese User Data On Servers In China

gl4ss Re:What's the problem... (92 comments)

apple needs to give stuff to chinese and usa, since it wants to operate in both countries and both countries have what are effectively secret courts and laws for such co-operation.

(and no, not every country has that)

about a week ago
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Processors and the Limits of Physics

gl4ss Re:So what (168 comments)

shrinking can allow for higher speed.

that's what makes this article sound dumb just by the blurb(..that it takes x amount of time to get to the other side of the chip and thus the chip can't run faster bullcrap).

I mean, current overclocking records are way, way, wayyy over 5ghz. so what is the point?

about a week ago
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World's Fastest Camera Captures 4.4 Trillion Frames Per Second

gl4ss Re:Four times faster than existing. (94 comments)

audio? you'd need 44 trillion samples/s for capturing audio?

I suppose you could sell it to audiophiles for inspecting their equipment though still..

about a week ago
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Berlin Bans Car Service Uber

gl4ss Re:Uber is quite retarded (341 comments)

sure, if you don't equate commercial transport license to "Taxi medallion more costly than the car itself".

Which is fairly common.

and really, the places where it's like that is where the taxis are lobbying for banning uber. it would be rather easy to check out available uber taxis and check if they have license or not and smack them with the appropriate fines if not. but if you want to protect your roaming or taxi pole mafia, then you need to ban the whole concept.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

gl4ss Re:Target market? (198 comments)

you should create a gui launcher for it that used some common calendar widget

about a week ago
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California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla

gl4ss Re:So, such rules are bad for keeping people worki (327 comments)

I don't think you have to worry too much about having to tell that your restaurants burgers might contain Gulf War because probably they don't.

however, if you're using uranium as a spice, sure, having it labeled would be nice.

about two weeks ago
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T-Mobile To Throttle Customers Who Use Unlimited LTE Data For Torrents/P2P

gl4ss Re:In before (147 comments)

I'm pretty sure they throttle even if you use it from the device itself... it's been in the fine prints of everything.

it's not really news that unlimited in USA means "yo this is limited more than some small countrys 3g was in 2004".

if there was any control of the advertising then they shouldn't be calling it unlimited hsdpa or whatever unless you could actually max out the advertised connection speed for at least a day. now you'll hit the limits in mere hours or even under a hour.. which is silly.

about two weeks ago
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Entire South Korean Space Programme Shuts Down As Sole Astronaut Quits

gl4ss Re:begs FFS (186 comments)

The one astronaut was also the leader of the space program.

so what? I mean, if the program consisted of anything else than just begging a ride for one person to ISS from Russia/USA/EU then the leader calling it quits would have not had any affect at all.

but if the program consisted just of training her and her using 25 million dollars for a ticket to the ISS then sure, if she calls it quits then the program is at end - and she already went to the ISS so the program was a smashing success.

doing a rocket of their own would need a fair bit more of cash and an actual space program.

Now, the entire South Korean space program it seems consisted of just paying Russia 20 mil to deliver a bio engineer into ISS and back - and she's been in business school for the past 4 years it seems. ...but, why would you even call that a space program? just to piss on north korea?

about two weeks ago
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Study: Firmware Plagued By Poor Encryption and Backdoors

gl4ss Re:Yes, much of this is unrealistic (141 comments)

"but we totally found backdoors on it. the fridge firmware totally has the 'door' string xxx times"

about two weeks ago
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Errata Prompts Intel To Disable TSX In Haswell, Early Broadwell CPUs

gl4ss Re:Not all that surprising... (131 comments)

this is the first I hear of the option being available.

point being, back in the p5 days, you would hear the switch possibility pretty late.. and I'm fairly sure the local pc magazines didn't cover the replacement possibility either, not even in the articles discussing the problem and showing how to find out if you had the fault or not.

about two weeks ago
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3 Congressmen Trying To Tie Up SpaceX

gl4ss Re:What? (393 comments)

furthermore, the tradition has been that the taxpayer pays for the delays.. ..or is it somehow not so with everything from b2 to jsf?

about two weeks ago
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Maryam Mirzakhani Is the First Woman Fields Medalist

gl4ss Re:here we go again... (75 comments)

frankly all the profiles look a bit spiced up.

like, that they have some special property to them, like being xmen or something and can "see" stuff mere non-mutants can't.

about two weeks ago
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Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face From Space

gl4ss Re:but... my face is smaller than 25 cm? (140 comments)

..and to be clear as cellphone pics from one meter it would need to be 10 000 times the resolution.. so?

better headline.. "be able to tell possibly what kind of a car you're driving and what hardware some random 3rd world country has in their military base".

about two weeks 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 2 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  |  about 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 11 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 11 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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