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Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

hypergreatthing just wait (115 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.

10 hours ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

hypergreatthing Re:I like... (601 comments)

Only police unions and dirty cops.

2 days 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?

2 days 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.

3 days 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 three weeks ago
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The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

hypergreatthing i bet (190 comments)

I'm sure there are hundreds of people who are dying to be criminalized without due process and live in Russia just to be an American patriot.

about a month ago
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CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don't Work

hypergreatthing Re:Sword Art Online (154 comments)

they might come out with a sequel.

about a month and a half ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

hypergreatthing Re:don't drive with nobody in it? (435 comments)

Brilliant idea. I guess driverless cars that drop people off at the front of the building then park themselves are out of the question. Driverless taxis are out of the question.
Driverless cars that can drive themselves to the maintenance shop are out of the question.

Actually it's not a brilliant idea. It's plain stupid.

about a month and a half ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

hypergreatthing Re:105 megabits per second (401 comments)

I had a 150Mbit connection and i found uses for it all. Having that much extra headroom is very useful.
Just because you can't find a way or can even fathom why someone would want that speed doesn't mean there aren't good uses for it.
I really don't understand the need to say no one needs more than 640k of memory. It plainly makes you look dull.

about a month and a half ago
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NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

hypergreatthing Re:Not about consumption, but about sales (532 comments)

It's not about health.
The big problem with all of this nonsense is that according to the law/rule/whatever certain companies were immune from complying.

For instance, the local mom and pop store could not sell a 44 ounce soft drink, however the local 7-11 (convenience store) could sell it without any problems.

Talk about corruption right from the start.

about 2 months ago
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Amazon Dispute Now Making Movies Harder To Order

hypergreatthing Re:Solution (210 comments)

I'm fairly sure the customer is.

about 3 months ago
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Botched Executions Put Lethal Injections Under New Scrutiny

hypergreatthing Re:Use confiscated drugs (483 comments)

I got an idea.
Use volunteers from convicted murderers to kill people.
That way, no one has to suffer from psychological effects except the already deranged who chose to do that.
Sounds perfect to me.

about 3 months ago
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Botched Executions Put Lethal Injections Under New Scrutiny

hypergreatthing Re:Use confiscated drugs (483 comments)

Just inject it directly into the heart. Like those adrenaline syringes.
If they have a heart problem and it explodes, then success! Either way, it works.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Communication With Locked-in Syndrome Patient?

hypergreatthing Re:As painful as it is... (552 comments)

if she has higher brain functions then she's not a vegetable. It might take a long time but there's a chance of recovery.
The brain stem takes care of physical movements and automatic movements.
She's in a stage where she's basically paralyzed from the brain down. I'm sure there's some research and tools that can help her. Probably first problem with communication.
Here's something promising:
http://www.extremetech.com/ext...
Maybe instead of an animal a robotic prosthetic arm/hand.
There's some brain mouse thing i remember seeing:
Here's a commercial one that won't break the bank: https://www.emotiv.com/epoc/
I'm sure there are others like it. Get the communication part down first, then go from there. Don't give up hope.

about 3 months ago
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Report: Samsung Building VR Headset For Its Phones & Tablets

hypergreatthing Re:Just for games? (49 comments)

why not just use garmin hud or something like that instead?

about 3 months ago
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With the Surface Pro, Microsoft Is Trying To Recreate the PC Market

hypergreatthing Re:A pretty good work device (379 comments)

So, what does a surface RT do better than an android tablet?

about 3 months ago

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