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The Fastest Camera Ever Made Captures 100 Billion Frames Per Second

im3w1l Re:faster-than-light propagation of non-informatio (122 comments)

There are two things we need to consider here: First: The transmission of information from earth to the moon. This is possible. But that information travels at the speed of light so it's ok. Second: The transmission of information along the dots trajectory. If you move the laser point from one crater to the next, there has been no information transfer from the first crater to the next crater. Since the dot has moved faster than light from the first crater to the second crater, BUT has not transfered information from the first crater to the second, this is ok too.

about two weeks ago

NSA Releases Secret Pre-History of Computers

im3w1l Re:First pwned! (167 comments)

I, for one, welcome our new NSA rootkits.

about a year and a half ago

NSA Releases Secret Pre-History of Computers

im3w1l Re:Pay no attention (167 comments)

they are now reporting that there is no record of a US citizen with that name

At the risk of feeding a troll, being wooshed, or having the black helicopters come find me, I have some middle school yearbooks which say otherwise.


If the media really is reporting that Edward Snowden is a made up person, please, provide a citation.

I blame some sort of PRISM intercept for that *woosh* ending up in the wrong place.

Ah, the good ol' woosh-in-the-middle attack!

about a year and a half ago

The Patents That Threaten 3-D Printing

im3w1l Use them or lose them (134 comments)

Patents should work like trademarks: Use them or lose them. These sneak attacks long after the fact suck.

about 2 years ago

Using Apps To 'Soft Control' People's Movements

im3w1l Spying (71 comments)

Is this the future of intelligence gathering? Instead of collecting it yourself, dispatch the minions!

more than 2 years ago

Online Learning Becomes Court-Ordered Community Service

im3w1l Re:WTF (160 comments)

So many horrible ac-trolls... Feel for you

more than 2 years ago

New Programming Languages Come From Designers

im3w1l Re:Doomed (435 comments)

4. IDEs and tools

Does it have a wysiwyg gui designer?
Can I hotswap code during debugging?
Can I get documentation on a function just by hovering my mouse over it?
Are there automated bug finders?

more than 2 years ago

Copyright Industry Calls For Broad Search Engine Controls

im3w1l We need Open Source search (421 comments)

This is why we need an Open Source, distributed search engine.

more than 2 years ago

Anonymous Takes Down DOJ, RIAA, MPA and Universal Music

im3w1l Re:*slow clap* (649 comments)

Mod parent up

more than 2 years ago

Why Fuel Efficiency Advances Haven't Translated To Better Gas Mileage

im3w1l Re:Statistics (891 comments)

I expect the invisible hand to invest in the infrastructure necessary to prevent this. It's going to happen any minute now, I'm positive.

more than 2 years ago

Why Politicians Should Never Make Laws About Technology

im3w1l Re:Author Misidentifies Core Problems with SOPA (214 comments)

Another problem that should be identified is that the people understanding technology are libertarian aspies unwilling to compromise. "No we have to have absolute freedom, we can never give up _anything_. Fuck you we'll move our servers to Sealand nenene try to stop me trololol".

By taking this immature all-or-nothing stance, we are rapidly approaching the latter.

Don't take this the wrong way, I'm all for EFF et al's campaigning. It is just that we, as a group have way to few vocal moderates.

more than 2 years ago

Is the Earth Special?

im3w1l Re:Life Adapts (745 comments)

That might depend on your reference frame

about 3 years ago

Why We Need More Programming Languages

im3w1l Re:Pffft. (421 comments)

On a related note, wouldn't a "pure" keyword for functions be sweet?

about 3 years ago

Red Cross Debates If Virtual Killing Violates International Humanitarian Law

im3w1l Re:Retarded. (516 comments)

You must admit that launching their own game is better than trying to censor other games, on so many levels. Plus the game is actually kinda cool

about 3 years ago

Who 'Owns' the Google Driverless Car IP?

im3w1l Re:THAT'S the big question? (129 comments)

Sci-fi authors? Their readers? Nerds in general?

more than 3 years ago


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