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Windows 10 Adds Battery Saver Feature

jovius Re: triggering below percentage is dumb (96 comments)

If that's the case she is a good example for other technically aligned females who want to know more about the technology they are using.

about two weeks ago
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Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

jovius Re:Various hacking tools? (224 comments)

Why think only offensive, when things could be really interesting with the possibility to code algorithmic defensive mechanisms. The execution time of the hacks on the server could be adjustable and be protected from hacking. That would allow for human reactions to come into play. Besides the actual weapon systems could be programmable, but this is not the traditional Counter-Strike anymore I guess.

about three weeks ago
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Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

jovius Re:Various hacking tools? (224 comments)

I'd say the game actually would get more interesting if hacking would be allowed. It would expand the skill set demanded to win.

about three weeks ago
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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

jovius Re: Let's do the math (307 comments)

So called Big Bang happened everywhere. The observable universe is finite, the universe infinite.

about three weeks ago
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Halting Problem Proves That Lethal Robots Cannot Correctly Decide To Kill Humans

jovius Re: Ommmmm... (335 comments)

Except for example in the case where the said memories and the material for you to realize your existence are being fed to you, without you realizing that, from a cyclical tape storage of your existence. It doesn't really even matter if it's on reverse. But yes, it's the moment of now that spans the entire universe.

about 1 month ago
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Philae Lands Successfully On Comet

jovius Re: Links for a quick review of today's Rosetta ev (188 comments)

Multiple accounts are useful, for example to bundle up news on certain topics only. It's no different from following only certain RSS feeds of a news site. It's good service and a way to filter the signal out of noise.

about a month ago
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Life Insurance Restrictions For Space Tourists

jovius Re:Gawd. (68 comments)

It's nothing like exposing oneself to long and short wave radiation, oxidisation, radioactivity and telomere self-destruction for some 100 years and then dying because of that. Who would do that?

about a month and a half ago
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

jovius Re:No thank you (267 comments)

At least Millennium Falcon seems to be in the correct shape.

about a month and a half ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

jovius Re: Diversity is best (399 comments)

Maybe you should ask NASA.

about 2 months ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

jovius Re:Diversity is best (399 comments)

I suggest all robot crew. Telepresence capabilities and careful modelling and tracking of the environment will enable pseudo-realtime exploration on Mars. This is possible now.

If a crew is sent I wonder if actually a bisexual polyamorous crew would be the most cohesive. The less defences the better I guess?

about a month ago
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iFixit Tears Apart Apple's Shiny New Retina iMac

jovius Re: Broken link (109 comments)

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

about 2 months ago
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Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

jovius Re:Shorter Slashdot wingnuts: (423 comments)

It should be noted also that the so called skeptics only come about when there's a news release of the climate change science, but they never come up with original science by themselves. There's a reason for that however: the big climate conspiracy and censorship. No way it's about the quality of the counter-arguing papers. Cognitive dissonance at its finest.

about 2 months ago
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Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

jovius Re:please no (423 comments)

So far they have been hugely more successful than the models made by the more skeptical scientists. The only thing is that there aren't any scientific counter-arguing models, or those models have not lived for long. The models can only get better with new data, and more precisely they are modeling a warming earth based on the anthropogenic energy input. If you think models fail miserably then they should be failing even more. But that's not happening. Besides at the moment the warming trend is well in the area the long term models have predicted.

about 2 months ago
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Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

jovius TPB ftw (135 comments)

Users were continually forced to either stop playing any songs they had bought from the Real store, or convert them to a non-DRM format, for example by burning the music to CD and then ripping the CD to their computer.

Or just share stuff.

Maybe the companies mentioned in the article should sue themselves rather than each other. The cumulative losses from the panic strategy moves by the companies who were not in anyway in control must be astronomical (per the official RIAA magical calculations). It seems that they are trying to come up with something to pay the consultant bills, picking each other in vain. I hope nobody wins, the consumers already did.

about 3 months ago
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Antarctic Ice Loss Big Enough To Cause Measurable Shift In Earth's Gravity

jovius Re: From the article (232 comments)

The shift is small but the mass loss is real. Last three year average in the measured area has been 185 gigatonnes/year. It has an effect on the gravity, that's clear. The question is how much, and it seems it can actually be measured by instruments. Not anywhere in the world there's a constant loss of this magnitude, and as the trend goes on the change in gravity will also become more distinct.

about 3 months ago
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Antarctic Ice Loss Big Enough To Cause Measurable Shift In Earth's Gravity

jovius Re: The last sentence in the summary... (232 comments)

Do you mean to say that ice doesn't meet when its met by warmed air?

about 3 months ago
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Apple Yanks iOS 8 Update

jovius Oops (203 comments)

Pulled back after the release? Time to head for the pharmacy.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

jovius Re:So everything is protected by a 4 digit passcod (504 comments)

1. Set the device to wipe itself after ten mistakenly entered pass codes
2. Give ten different pass codes

Better option is to have an app that allows only 9 mistakes, for the ultimate twist.

about 3 months ago

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Finland's Upper Secondary School Exams Going All Linux

jovius jovius writes  |  about a year ago

jovius (974690) writes "The Matriculation Examination Board of Finland has just opened an international hacking contest to find flaws and exploits in Digabi Live — the Live Debian based operating system to be used in the all-digital final exams by the year 2016.

The contest ends on 1st of September, and the winners are about to scoop hefty hardware prizes, also available as cash."

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