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Valve Releases Updated Alien Swarm For Free With Code Base

j.a.mcguire Re:Nightblade (164 comments)

Yes Nightblade has been cancelled.

more than 4 years ago

MS Design Lets You Put Batteries In Any Way You Want

j.a.mcguire Works with popular batteries? (453 comments)

What's a CR123 battery and if it's so popular why have I never heard of it?

more than 4 years ago

Knuth Plans 'Earthshaking Announcement' Wednesday

j.a.mcguire Re:Who? (701 comments)

Is knowing the who's who of programming essential to programming itself? Didn't think so.

more than 4 years ago

Sending Data In Bursts of SMS Messages

j.a.mcguire Sounds like hogwash (181 comments)

Summary states the students think it could be the only reliable form of communication in rural areas..what, transmitting data via SMS which is a (relative to 20bytes per second) high speed data protocol anyway. Interlacing their text data between Voice and other SMS -- sure, this sounds like worthy research *sarcasm*.

more than 4 years ago

Google Stops Selling Its Own Phone

j.a.mcguire Where's the google innovation? (196 comments)

This totally confuses me with Google, they come up with a world class search engine technology and yet constantly fail to dominate other market sectors and in the end, resort to buying out their competitors. Surely with all the talented staff at Google they could have realised early on that consumers would want a hands on trial, and customisable service plan options -- why not just offer these instead of giving up altogether?

more than 4 years ago

Photonic Switching to Boost Internet Speeds

j.a.mcguire Re:pico/mega/terra (207 comments)

if 1mb is 1,000,000bp/s then a pico by your own definition is 1,000,000,000,000,000bp/s or 1,000,000,000mbp/s which is one billion mega bits per-second. One thousand mbp/s would be giga-bit, a million mbp/s would be a terra-bit, and one billion I believe would be peta-bit; 1pbp/s. So yes, sounds like they are off by an order or so.

more than 6 years ago


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