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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

iamhassi Isn't 1ghz and 1gb enough? (554 comments)

Am I the only one that thinks 1ghz and 1gb ram is a lot just for a OS? I guess to teenagers that sounds really slow, but anyone past 30 should remember a time when 1ghz and 1gb ram was a lot. Windows has been bloating for years, glad to see they haven't bloated past 1ghz and 1gb ram.

about three weeks ago

HP Introduces Sub-$100 Windows Tablet

iamhassi Re: New tablet price point (182 comments)

Yeah but those $35 android tablets are truly awful. Single core, 256mb ram, 8gb storage, bad touchscreen, can't run any games because it's too slow. Spend $150+ and you get quad core, 2gb, 32gb and a much better touchscreen.

about three weeks ago

HP Introduces Sub-$100 Windows Tablet

iamhassi Re: now that its not $700 (182 comments)

But being $100 it will probably be slow and crappy which will make Windows 8 appear slower and crappier than it already is.

about three weeks ago

Researchers Develop Purely Optical Cloaking

iamhassi Re: Not that new (59 comments)

Who needs lenses? Many micro cameras (like cellphone) and many LCDs would be fine. Hardest part is getting the lighting right, especially during dusk or dawn, because the LCD would need to display what is on the other side without being darker or lighter than the other side. Can't have a bright LCD showing a black image because it's night time.

I'm wondering why someone has not taken a few dozen cellphones and surrounded a sphere just to show a proof of concept.

about a month ago

Nixie Wearable Drone Camera Flies Off Your Wrist

iamhassi I would use this almost never (63 comments)

A far away photo of myself? Tripod and camera. I would use this drone camera almost never

about a month ago

Utilities Should Worry; Rooftop Solar Could Soon Cut Their Profit

iamhassi Re: Really? (517 comments)

With the AC on, a lot of power, but I would need panels to cover the worse energy usage days otherwise I'm still depending on the grid and didn't really save money by using solar.

about a month ago

2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

iamhassi Re: huh? (269 comments)

Put disclaimer on giant LCD screen in the middle of the dash "YOU ARE BEING RECORDED" it can even show the video that is being recorded just like monitors in gas stations do. Problem solved

about a month ago

Utilities Should Worry; Rooftop Solar Could Soon Cut Their Profit

iamhassi Re: Really? (517 comments)

Most flawed study ever. Without any evidence they automatically assumed homeowner solar usage would skyrocket from 0.2% to 10% in only 8 years? I read the study, there is no explanation of why they believe this.

Without some amazing break through in solar power efficiency and much lower prices we will not see 10% adoption by 2022.

I would have to pay $30,000+ for solar panels to generate the electricity I'm currently paying $200 a month for. But that fluctuates, during the winter it's $75 a month. Let's assume I average $125 a month, about $1500 a year. It would take 20 years to reach the $30,000 I would have to pay today for the solar panels, and that's assuming the panels or other equipment need no repairs for 20 years. Solar just isn't worth it yet. When 2 or 3 grand in panels can handle everything then people will consider it, but it makes no sense spending 20 years worth of electric bills all at once.

about a month ago

iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

iamhassi Re:I just want the new Nexus. (222 comments)

To me, I don't see anything interesting about the 6 and 6+ that would make it worth jumping from an iPhone 5S or even an iPhone 5.

MUCH BETTER BATTERY LIFE = 6+ battery is over twice as large as iPhone 5s battery, from 1,440 mAh to 2,915 mAh. While some might say "battery life will be the same because of the larger screen" it's been shown in iPad's that is not true, devices like the Mini have an enormous battery life despite the 8" screen and only a 4,490 mAh battery. If the 6+ can get just half the battery life of the Mini that will be a huge improvement from the battery life of the 5s. Apple is already reporting the 6+ will provide several hours more battery life than the 5s.
LARGER SCREEN = no dispute there
FINGERPRINT = 5s had fingerprint but 5 did not. That will make it much easier to unlock the phone and make iTunes payments
NFC = if mobile payments work out like they're saying this could be the best feature of the iPhone 6. It could mean never needing to get out your wallet and never having to worry about your credit card or identity stolen.
OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZATION = would help a lot when recording videos, optical image stabilization is usually much better than digital stabilization.
BETTER CAMERA = anyone that has bought a cheap camera knows big megapixel numbers do not mean a good camera. The iPhone 6 is still "only" 8 megapixels but adds a new iSight sensor and Focus Pixels technology for focusing faster.
MOTION CO-PROCESSOR = anyone that uses their phone while working out would like this. The A8 chip includes the new M8 motion co-processor which recognizes data from gyroscopes, accelerometers and compasses.

about a month and a half ago

Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?

iamhassi Re: What technology? (231 comments)

I assume they mean computer related. In high school I was labeled a "hacker" because I went into the bios and disabled the hard drive of the computers in the computer lab. Even the "it guy" couldn't figure out how I "removed the hard drives without opening the cases" because the message just said "hard drive not found" so he thought I had somehow physically removed the hard drives. Since this was pre-Internet days there wants much help for error messages so he couldn't just google it to find the answer

about 1 month ago

Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany

iamhassi Re: Apparently regulation is "socialist" (312 comments)

Exactly this. Requiring professional drivers to have additional training and the proper insurance is a good thing. I can't believe Uber and Lyft have been able to get away with it in the US since normal car insurance in the US does not cover passengers if they are paying for the ride. All it takes is one idiot with poor coverage to hit your car while you're driving around paying passengers and you're screwed, you'll have garnished wages for life and you'll lose anything of value so the courts can pay the medical expenses of your passenger

about 2 months ago

Anand Lal Shimpi Retires From AnandTech

iamhassi Re: Many a purchase was based on his quality revie (152 comments)

Anand is a jerk. He once emailed my boss complaining I was posting too much on his forums. I called his mom. She's a nice woman and had no idea Anand was emailing people's bosses trying to get them fired.

about 2 months ago

Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

iamhassi Re:He claims this himself (391 comments)

He's 39 and no one has ever heard of him. That alone is enough to mean he did not live up to his full potential if he really has a 197 IQ. IQ only means potential is there, IQ does not guarantee greatness.

about 2 months ago

Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

iamhassi Re:Well at least they saved the children! (790 comments)

The bigger issue is how much effort Google is placing into search people's accounts for child porn

apparently a lot FTFA: "It’s why Google actively removes illegal imagery from our services -- including search and Gmail -- and immediately reports abuse to NCMEC. "

This is very scary. I wouldn't touch any google device or service with a ten foot pole. If I owned any google stock I would dump it all immediately. While this sounds all well and good, how long before google starts looking for stock tips or other information in email? They already said they will scan your emails for anything they want and you can't do anything about it: "how much privacy users can expect when using Google's services like email. In a word: none. A year ago, in a court brief, Google said as much. Then, in April, after a class-action case against Google for email scanning fell apart, Google updated its terms of service to warn people that it was automatically analyzing emails."

I'm putting my android devices on ebay, I don't want to use anything google for anymore than I have to. Google has gone from "don't be evil" to "only be evil"

about 3 months ago

Ancient Skulls Show Civilization Rose As Testosterone Fell

iamhassi Re: Men are obsolete (387 comments)

We do not need women, one woman is born with thousands of eggs ready for harvesting and

about 3 months ago

PlayStation Now, Sony's 'Netflix For Games' -- Pros and Cons

iamhassi Re: sega channel (75 comments)

Playstation+ is only $50 a year and it gives you a large selection of games to play? That's cheaper than Netflix, how is this not news?

about 3 months ago

Driverless Buses Ruled Out For London, For Now

iamhassi Re: How many drivers? (84 comments)

Will be as in inevitable or will be as in the jobs are in the future so they're not really "lost" since they don't exist yet? I'm guessing you mean both. Very few will be fired from driverless cars, I'm guessing most people will stop choosing a career as a bus driver. Besides 40 years is long enough that everyone who drives a bus now probably won't be in 40 years.
Taxi drivers could be replaced by smartphone apps, you'll tell your smartphone where you want to go and a taxi arrives to take you do the destination, no need to tell anyone in the taxi where you need to go so no problems with speech recognition or a language barrier

about 3 months ago

Driverless Buses Ruled Out For London, For Now

iamhassi Re: Speech recognition (84 comments)

Agreed, why would you need speech recognition on a bus? I can maybe understand on a taxi, but a bus just goes from one stop to another.

Anyone else notice it said next 4 decades? 40 years, yes everything will be driverless in 40 years. That's sort of obvious, we already have much of the driverless technology in many high end cars now, with them able to stay in a lane, adjust cruise control and even stop to avoid a collision.

about 3 months ago



Surge in PlayStation 3 trade-ins due to PSN Outage

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 3 years ago

iamhassi writes ""The ongoing PlayStation Network outage is beginning to have an effect on the high street, Edge can reveal.

Our sources indicate a growing trend of PS3 consoles being traded in for cash or Xbox 360s, slumping sales of PSN points cards and a shift in the ratio of multiplatform game sales and pre-orders away from PS3.

“In the first week of downtime we did not really see any major change in sales or trades,” says one source, a store manager at a major UK retailer speaking on condition of anonymity. “However from the second week onwards we have seen an increase of over 200 per cent on PS3 consoles being traded in, split almost 50/50 between those trading for cash and those taking a 360 instead.”""

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Shop owner calls customers "tard" in Craigslist Ad

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 3 years ago

iamhassi (659463) writes "In an amazing display of lack of judgement Tony's Computer Shop in St. Charles, Missouri decided to refer to customers as "tard" in a recent ad on Craigslist: "shop owners hate when people say that, and it makes you look like a tard... Tony's Computer Shop , 1207 S Duchesne , St.Charles MO 63301 , 636-493-9392". Copy of the ad incase it disappears"
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Toyota to borrow, test Woz's Prius for a week

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iamhassi (659463) writes "Only a day after Steve Wozniak mentioned at Discovery Forum 2010 (and reported on slashdot) that he was having sudden and repeatable acceleration issues with his 2010 Prius, the Toyota U.S. President has passed Woz his personal number and his Toyota dealer will be testing the car for a week and giving him a loaner. They're also recalling the 2010 Prius, but of course this has nothing to do with Steve."
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How many Processes are running on your desktop box

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iamhassi (659463) writes "this same poll was asked Feb 24th, 2000. I think it should be asked again to celebrate it's 10 year anniversary

How many Processes are running on your desktop box?
More than 150

How to pick a really good security question

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iamhassi (659463) writes "Web developers are always looking for a better way to provide security for their sites. Answers to common security questions like "What's your mother's maiden name" or "Where did you meet your wife/husband" are all too easy to find on social networks as we all discovered from Sarah Palin's email hacking. Lifehacker provides some insight and tips on how to choose a really good security question and what to avoid."
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Hasta la Vista, baby: Ars reviews Windows 7

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iamhassi (659463) writes "With much fanfare and even a few parties, Windows 7 has arrived. In this extensive review, Peter Bright of dives deep into Microsoft's new OS offering to see what's new, what's still the same, and whether it's worth upgrading."
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Choose Good Security Questions and Better Answers

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 5 years ago

iamhassi writes "Security questions are a part of the internet, right up there with logins and passwords. No one thought much about them until Sara Palin's Yahoo account was hacked because her security question was something stupidly easy to find online: "Where did you meet your spouse?"

So now security questions have been given the attention they deserve, but I still see supposedly knowledgeable websites (I'm looking at you suggesting really poor security questions.

Because I hate the idea of people googling "good security questions" and being offered poor questions like "What is your oldest sibling's birthday month? (e.g., January)" (Bet I can guess it in twelve guesses or less!) or "Where does your nearest sibling live? " (Gee, hope you two aren't friends on each other's facebook or myspace, because it would only take a minute to find the answer), I've decided to post actual good security questions and why they're good questions.

A good security question will have the following characteristics:
1. Easy to remember, even 5 or 10 yrs from now
2. At least thousands of possible answers
3. Not a question you would answer on facebook, myspace, in a "Fun Questions to Ask" survey, or in a article or interview
4. Simple one or two word answer
5. Never changes"

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iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 7 years ago

iamhassi (659463) writes "from consumeraffairs: ""When my car is on any kind of slick surface that causes one of the front wheels to slip, ALL power to the drive system is stopped," wrote Christopher of Reston, Virginia", and he had to push his car up a hill because the wheels refused to budge. The dealership was able replicate the problem, and a Toyota spokeswoman calls it a "safety feature"."



did we go to the moon?

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 8 years ago the idiots saying we didnt are way stupider than the people saying we did.

here's a page saying we didnt:

under their "Still Not Convinced?... Here's 32 things that need to be answered!" at the bottom of the page it says for #28:
"In 2002 a top of the range computer requires at least 64 Mb of memory to run a simulated Moon landing, and that does not include the memory required to take off again once landed. The alleged computer on board Apollo 11 had 32k of memory. That's the equivalent of a simple calculator."

umm... maybe because it's running windows jackasses! Guess the morons weren't alive back in the pre-windows days, when I was playing full color video games on a Apple II with a whopping 4k. They had a spreadsheets similar to Excel called VisiCalc that could automatically calculate forumlas AND display them on PCs with only 4k of ram. And this was running on generic BASIC code on the Apple, image a computer completely designed for one purpose only, calculating getting to the moon and back, similar to how PC's require far more processing power to play games that game console systems play with 1/10th of the CPU and graphics abilities.

These are the morons people believe?? I mean sure some of their stuff sounds weird, like shadows and stars and flags flapping in the wind and all that shit, and that all of this was made in a movie studio (although what's with the wind in a movie studio?). If it was in a movie studio all this shit would have been way more perfect! I mean they had some pretty damn good movies come out before 1969 when the first landing took place, like Planet of the Apes and 2001 both came out in 68. If they wanted to fake it i'm damn sure the director of 2001 could have done it and at least got the damn shadows right! They could have gone back and edited and reshot everything until it was completely perfect and still broadcast it as "live", not like anyone would know it wasnt right? See all the "mistakes" only prove it's 100% legit.


my +5 posts

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 10 years ago just my posts that reached +5. I've had quite a few but lose track of them over time.

where's the 8 lbs of lead?? (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Thursday April 08, @04:07AM

Re:Train My Replacement? (Score:5, Informative) by iamhassi (659463) on Wednesday April 07, @02:54AM

it plays SOUND? .... wow, what's next? (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Tuesday April 06, @12:45AM

Re:Normal Practice at Wal-Mart (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Sunday April 04, @07:40PM

Re:Ob5thElement (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Tuesday March 30, @04:50AM

Re:how much video can the camera hold? (Score:5, Interesting) by iamhassi (659463) on Friday April 09, @07:51PM

Re:Testing (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Sunday April 11, @07:21PM

Re:You could build a video projector (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Wednesday April 14

how does frame dragging relate to warp speed? (Score:5, Informative) by iamhassi (659463) on Monday April 19

In other news, slashdot buys XMPCRs (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Monday August 30

Re:What? (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Wednesday November 24, @10:32PM

Re:No Reg Required... (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Monday December 20, @03:56PM (#11140336)

Re:Not exactly standard... (Score:5, Informative) by iamhassi (659463) on Sunday December 26, @09:03PM (#11188320)

screw two words, just one: SCARY (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Saturday November 27, @06:02AM (#10930129)

How much can they really sue for? (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Thursday January 27, @02:37PM (#11495436)

Re:PDA's (Score:5, Informative) by iamhassi (659463) on Thursday February 17, @04:47PM (#11705007)

Re:David R Foley (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Monday February 21, @01:42AM (#11733825)

Re:Photos of the carnage (pun intended) (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Wednesday March 16, @04:59PM (#11958371)

just make Blu-Ray HD-DVD DVD-+RW CDRW drives (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Thursday March 17, @04:00PM (#11969185)

/. circa Sept 1995.... (Score:5, Interesting) by iamhassi (659463) on Thursday March 24, @06:20PM (#12040789)

screw the fans, all i hear is hard drives! (Score:5, Informative) by iamhassi (659463) on Saturday June 04, @12:02PM (#12723713) (Last Journal: Friday April 09, @07:20PM)

Re:Thoughts on virtual thoughts (Score:5, Informative) by iamhassi (659463) on Monday June 06, @09:01AM (#12734923) (Last Journal: Friday April 09, @07:20PM)

Re:About time(Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Thursday August 25, @06:27PM (#13402097) (Last Journal: Friday April 09, @07:20PM)

Re:Rio Carbon still beats it...(Score:5, Interesting) by iamhassi (659463) on Thursday September 08, @01:34PM (#13510877) (Last Journal: Friday April 09, @07:20PM)

THANK YOU APPLE!!!(Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Tuesday September 20, @06:55PM (#13609391) (Last Journal: Friday April 09, @07:20PM)

Re:the defense of liberty(Score:5, Interesting) by iamhassi (659463) on Friday September 23, @03:30PM (#13632063) (Last Journal: Friday April 09, @07:20PM)

Re:marine life? (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Tuesday October 11, @12:16AM (#13762414) (Last Journal: Tuesday October 18, @02:42PM)

Re:this sucks, (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Tuesday November 15, @01:25PM (#14036532) (Last Journal: Tuesday October 18, @02:42PM)

Re:It's not built yet (Score:5, Interesting) by iamhassi (659463) on Saturday January 14, @07:31PM (#14473287) (Last Journal: Saturday December 31, @03:21PM)

It took 6 years (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Wednesday February 08, @03:32PM (#14672420) (Last Journal: Saturday December 31, @03:21PM)

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