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Some Virgin Galactic Customers Demand Money Back

hypergreatthing Re:Space flight failure rate is around 5% (165 comments)

I would risk a 25% chance as long as i get to experience going out into space.
It's only fun if it's not safe.

about a month and a half ago
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Fusion and Fission/LFTR: Let's Do Both, Smartly

hypergreatthing Re:advocating nuclear (fission/fusion) is an IQ te (218 comments)

screw you. Fusion has the potential to fuel all energy needs and future ones with minimal waste. How do you plan on creating solar panels with no energy? it costs a mountain of coal/gas/oil to produce. Solar has some big issues involving night time, scaling and expanding to meet future needs.

How will you launch rockets using solar? You won't. You'll never reach that level of energy production. You can with a fusion reactor.

about 2 months ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

hypergreatthing Re:Mars has no magnetosphere (549 comments)

It isn't about making it nice here. It's about putting all your eggs in one basket. One major natural accident or man made nuclear war or asteroid crashing into the earth can kill humanity. Time and time again if you look at the history of the earth there are terminal periods in which most of all the life vanished in a relatively short time and then after millions of years replaced with something else. We don't want to be that species which dies out. We need to expand to ensure the race's survival. This should be the biggest push for our own survival. Instead no one is considering the long term goals like this and just want to make it nicer for themselves when they're alive now. Short term thinking will lead to disaster.

about 3 months ago
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Device Allows Paralyzed Rats To Walk, Human Trials Scheduled Next Summer

hypergreatthing Re:Poor rats (85 comments)

Plants are alive too. Countless get murdered in (quite literally) hot steaming blood.
Show me the humans that can photosynthesize.

about 3 months ago
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Top EU Court: Libraries Can Digitize Books Without Publishers' Permission

hypergreatthing ok (102 comments)

then the next big thing for European libraries is to allow vpning into the library network and remote viewing the kiosks through a webpage. Sounds fair to me.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

hypergreatthing Re:What I think would be most useful (471 comments)

So basically you want to replace your smartphone with a smartwatch that has all the things you'd come to expect on a phone.

So you just want a really small smartphone, right?

I think they still do sell older model iphones.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

hypergreatthing Re:Tell time (471 comments)

The app would have to send the alert back in time before the watch was even manufactured.

about 3 months ago
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Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

hypergreatthing Re:A solution for passengers? (364 comments)

... why the fuck would you ever want to plug a device into your odb-II port that has wireless communications? That's likely to get you killed.

about 3 months ago
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Intel Launches Xeon E5 V3 Series Server CPUs With Up To 18 Cores

hypergreatthing Re:What happened to the core-wars? (105 comments)

Yeah but these server chips aren't for gaming. Typically to put in that many cores and keep that amount of TDP, you're going to make sacrifices. Specifically in top speed. You may have 18 cores, but they're definitely not running at 4ghz like the i7-4790K. Try more like 2.7ghz. For gaming, single threaded performance is still king.
Also for gaming, it's fairly rare today to be cpu locked (cpu being the bottleneck) and instead being the graphics card, memory bus, etc.
These cpus are first and foremost used for virtualization/servers, then multi-core/threaded apps like 3d rendering, video editing, etc. The focus on server components is on stability, not tweaking performance.

about 3 months ago
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Intel Launches Xeon E5 V3 Series Server CPUs With Up To 18 Cores

hypergreatthing Re:What happened to the core-wars? (105 comments)

i think you can get up to 8 cores in a standard desktop.
These are server cpus. You can put a server cpu in a desktop pc, but these xeon cpus can be found in single, dual or quad variants. The price for one of these 18 core cpus? I figure it should be around 2800$. The motherboards for these will be around 500$. It's not something you'll normally see on someone's desk.

about 3 months ago
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Intel Launches Xeon E5 V3 Series Server CPUs With Up To 18 Cores

hypergreatthing so (105 comments)

These shiny new processor having working TSX instruction sets? The ones that are supposed to help with virtualization?

about 3 months ago
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Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

hypergreatthing just wait (181 comments)

until next year. 14nm shrink should be a huge boost in both efficiency and performance.
The x99 is an "enthusiast" platform and has pricing along those lines.
DDR4 is also extremely new. Expect it to get faster/better timing specs as time progresses.

about 4 months ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

hypergreatthing Re:I like... (643 comments)

Only police unions and dirty cops.

about 4 months ago
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GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

hypergreatthing Re:The moment of truth (126 comments)

what if i subscribe to netflix and download?

about 4 months ago
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California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch

hypergreatthing Re:The worrisome part (233 comments)

it should also be a jury of peers. Not a jury of idiots which is what you normally get.

about 4 months ago
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Is Storage Necessary For Renewable Energy?

hypergreatthing Re:Expert?? (442 comments)

Fairly sure you mean hydroelectric is a form of solar

about 4 months ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

hypergreatthing Re:The fault is with human nature (457 comments)

The term troll has been quite misused. It has been used to mean anyone who doesn't agree with you and someone who brings up a valid counterpoint. Some people get their feelings hurt if everyone doesn't agree with them.

about 4 months ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

hypergreatthing Re:Jezebel? (299 comments)

Please no! Not the GIFS!
It's more like people know what buttons to push because it's so obvious.

about 4 months ago
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Why the "NASA Tested Space Drive" Is Bad Science

hypergreatthing Re:Space Drive or Global Warming? (315 comments)

Yes. Then inflation theory happened.

Seriously, there's almost nothing in science that is steadfast and "settled". Science is all about trying to find new ways to explain the universe. Every 15-25 years you basically have to throw away your old science books and understand how older models have been modified and updated.

about 4 months ago

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