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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 a week 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 a week 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 a week ago
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Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

hypergreatthing Re:A solution for passengers? (363 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 a week 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 2 months 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 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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