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Is Intel Selling Bay Trail Chips Below Cost?

grommit Intel's profit methods (156 comments)

Intel has been doing this for a long time. They know how to make money off of it. Dice Holdings on the other hand only seems to know how to ignore their readers and create a "BETA" website that is flat out painful to read.

about 6 months ago

Fracking Is Draining Water From Areas In US Suffering Major Shortages

grommit Fracking *not* the water shortage cause (268 comments)

Is it a coincidence that the water shortages started with the whiteboarding of Slashdot Beta? I think not.

about 6 months ago

ChipSiP Smart Glass specs better than Google Glass?

grommit All specs? (1 comments)

From viewing the diagram in the link, it appears that the ChipSiP is larger in both volume and mass. I'm not 100% sure that those specs should be considered "better." I could build a frame to attach a laptop to the side of my head and blow away the ChipSiP specs out of the water but nobody would want to actually wear it.

about 6 months ago

Volvo Developing Nano-Battery Tech Built Into Car Body Panels

grommit Re:Hazard (178 comments)

For the portion of the population that has a habit of stabbing a screwdriver into their car body panels, this is not the car for them. I'd hazard to guess that very few people have that habit.

about 9 months ago

NYC Data Centers Struggle To Recover After Sandy

grommit Re:Your priorities are NOT all messed up!! (231 comments)

Well, here in the real world, we have DR plans based upon the suggestions of the trade journals and then we have the actual implementation of the DR plan based upon the budget cuts of the past X years. Guess which one includes multiple redundant datacenters in locations of a significant distance away from each other and which one doesn't include those datacenters.

about a year and a half ago

Virtual Nanoscopy Allows Scientists To Capture High Res Cell Map

grommit 2d today, 3d tomorrow (16 comments)

Awesome, I'd love to see what they can do eventually turning this into a 3d map. 1mm^3 at nanometer resolution would be a huge data set though. The possibilities of seeing the processes interact from different POV would be very cool though. Throw full motion into the mix and you've got yourself a nice base to create a near perfect replica of life.

about 2 years ago

ICANN Reveals New TLD Application List

grommit Re:So, remind me again, (116 comments)

So we're back to AOL keywords is it?

more than 2 years ago

FunnyJunk v. the Oatmeal: Copyright Infringement Complaints As Defamation

grommit Re:For the two people who don't already know (286 comments)

Simple answer, if "a guy like this" just took donations for his own personal gain, then he would not be "a guy like this" and would instead be an a-hole douchebag. As has been already stated, if you want to directly support him, buy his stuff.

more than 2 years ago

Groups Launch $200M Gigabit-per-second Broadband Project

grommit Re:I2 (46 comments)

I2 is meant for transmitting huge amounts of research data like black hole simulations between universities and other research institutions. GigU is meant to connect residential communities in the areas surrounding the member universities so they have access to fast broadband.

more than 2 years ago

Best Software For Putting Lectures Online?

grommit Re:The best option (126 comments)

Putting classes online doesn't necessarily mean that the class is held online. I would have loved it if all of my classes had been archived online. It would free me to concentrate on what the professor was staying instead of concentrating on writing down notes as fast as possible. I could also go back to the lectures at a later time while studying for a test or even after I've finished the class and want to review a concept that is built upon in a class that follows.

more than 2 years ago

Best Software For Putting Lectures Online?

grommit Matterhorn or Camtasia Relay (126 comments)

If you're looking for something that won't have a direct cost to the school district to implement, take a look at Matterhorn ( ). Camtasia Relay by Techsmith is also a product built for this purpose.

more than 2 years ago

Trion Worlds' Rift Account Database Compromised

grommit Prevention (88 comments)

Granted, it could be a simple ROT13 but the mere fact that the passwords were "encrypted" and that the data didn't contain the entire credit card number indicates that the company or somebody inside the company at least put a little bit of effort into securing the data. Unfortunately, securing data is hard and it only takes one oversight to make it vulnerable. The true test will be what the company does now that the breach has occurred.

more than 2 years ago

Fukushima Finally Reaches Cold Shutdown

grommit Re:Have they addressed the meltdown?? (201 comments)

No, they haven't addressed the meltdown. TEPCO decided early on that they would completely ignore the meltdown while they worked on getting the bathroom facilities working again.

more than 2 years ago

Why Tokai No. 2 Nuclear Power Plant Survived March

grommit Re:Nuclear cover-ups again (193 comments)

I'm not sure what news stories you were reading but the fact that multiple power stations were shut down was widely reported. Here's a quick link that took me all of 10 seconds to find on Google:

Also, if you bothered to read the article linked in the summary, you'd see that only one out of three pumps failed at Tokai leaving the power station safe enough to do a controlled shutdown.

more than 2 years ago

Android Ice Cream Sandwich SDK Released

grommit Re:Seriously? (309 comments)

Quick, you need to tell Google because there is no doubt that they didn't think about this workaround already!

Of course, that'll be one of the first things that I test out when I get ICS. :)

more than 2 years ago

Android Ice Cream Sandwich SDK Released

grommit Re:Ice Cream Sandwich? Really? (309 comments)

Who wants to go to a meeting and tell their bosses that they're thinking of: "Replacing Honeycomb with Ice Cream Sandwich on all our android devices"?

Just about anybody that isn't a complete and total prude.

more than 2 years ago

Amazon Pushes For National Internet Sales Tax

grommit Re:It's not a barrier it's an assistance (392 comments)

Amen, there's way too many accountants already. No need to create a need for more by having to contend with computing sales tax data for 50+ different regions.

more than 2 years ago

Mozilla Foundation Releases Firefox 7

grommit Memory usage? Crashing? (452 comments)

Are people still bitching about that? Since I'm usually putting my computers in sleep mode or connecting to VMs that are running 24/7 I am having Firefox running for over a month straight on a regular basis. Both on Windows and Linux. About the only time I have to restart Firefox is to apply a version update. I can't even remember the last time that I had it crash on me that wasn't the fault of something like Java or Flash. I would definitely catch all sorts of hell from my immediate family if Firefox was crashing often or causing slowdowns due to memory bloat and they don't even use NoScript. I'm not sure what people are doing to make Firefox bloat or crash but I'm willing to bet that the cause is add-ons and extensions that they've installed and not Firefox itself.

more than 2 years ago

Boeing To Deliver First 787 Today

grommit Re:Plastic? (366 comments)

graphene? production level carbon fiber composites do not currently have graphene in them.

more than 2 years ago

Netflix To Lose 1 Million Subscribers

grommit Re:Linux client (349 comments)

Haha, no they wouldn't. A good portion of Linux users would bitch about how the client isn't completely open source. Netflix may get a couple thousand extra subscribers if they made a linux client but nowhere near enough to cover the 1 million they are estimated to lose due to the price increase.

more than 2 years ago



Nerd website found to make viewer's eyes bleed

grommit grommit writes  |  about 6 months ago

grommit (97148) writes " is a website that is testing out a new "Beta" web design specifically crafted to make the viewer's eyes bleed. Editor samzenpus is quoted as saying, "We were hoping for at least a 70% eye bleed rate (EBR) but when we found out that we're actually generating 95% EBR, we were ecstatic. We are proud to break new ground in unreadable web design!""


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