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Graphene In Space Offers Clues To Life On Earth

k4f Huhh (22 comments)

Go to NASA

more than 3 years ago
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Crysis 2 Update a Perfect Case of Wasted Polygons

k4f Great way to move (159 comments)

So all that hidden geometry is there to make sure anyone with anything less than a top-end GPU basically chokes to death rendering unseen details. Great way to move those premium class GPUs!

more than 3 years ago
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SpyEye Trojan Source Code Leaked

k4f Good Job (55 comments)

“Over the last 18 months, SpyEye has made a lot of headlines, especially when it was revealed that the development team behind the malware was effectively merging it with that of the older Zeus code,”

more than 3 years ago
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Analyzing Culture With Google Books

k4f Calling this technique (20 comments)

Calling this technique "culturomics" makes it sound like it is some new field, and that analysis of this type has never been undertaken before. It is actually called bibliometrics, and it has been around for decades. Digital resources such as Google books allow now much larger amounts of data to be analyzed than was possible in the past, but this isn't some new field just invented by these researchers.

more than 3 years ago
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3DS and Vita Face Tough Battle Against Smartphones

k4f don't you really just mean the iPhone? (138 comments)

By "smartphone," don't you really just mean the iPhone? Game devs certainly aren't making a run for the booming Android goldmine. Also, the only genre that touchscreen controls aren't so hot in is traditional action games (platformers, shooters, fighters) where you have to move your character around with fast reaction times. Everything else works pretty damn well, I've found.

more than 3 years ago
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Cop Seeks Wiretapping Charges For Woman Who Videotaped Beating

k4f Re:This guy is just blowing smoke. (662 comments)

The headline is a bit misleading... "Police Sgt. John M. Delaney, aide to Commissioner William J. Fitchet, said Sedergren filed the complaint personally, not on behalf of the Police Department. “If officer Sedergren feels his rights were violated under the law then he has the opportunity to make his case in court, just like everyone else,” Delaney said." The Police did not file, a police officer filed.

more than 3 years ago
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NASA Opens New Office For Space Missions

k4f Worst (104 comments)

I agreed that the ISS is NOT built for space exploration. Usually I would say scrap the whole manned mission to Mars and fix the economy first but I will say this. If you're going to built a multi-purpose vehicle, make the ship BIGGER. You have about (at least) six crew members riding in a giant tin can and if you're using a (FAILED) Orion space capsule, you won't have enough leg room, let alone privacy. Also you can't be weightless for the entire journey or your bones will become brittle. You need a ARTIFICIAL GRAVITY ROTATION DRIVE, similar to the ships from the 2010 and MISSION TO MARS movies. You can't go into deep space in a small (been there, done that) space capsule or otherwise you'll go cuckoo for coco puffs. If you're going to build a ship, think big and do it right. Also it wouldn't hurt to name the ship, ENTERPRISE :) Peace.

more than 3 years ago
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Analyzing Culture With Google Books

k4f can you imagine (20 comments)

Seems to me this entire argument goes *poof* if one replaces "culture" with "academic culture". Is there value in statistical analysis of that culture using rigorous mathematical techniques? Obviously yes. What I see is another article that uses distain to disguise the fear that arrises as it becomes clear the digitization of the world turns all fields of study into informatics. Don't worry, the "hard" sciences are having just the same problem.

more than 3 years ago
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Analyzing Culture With Google Books

k4f Go for quality not for quantity (20 comments)

Seems to me this entire argument goes *poof* if one replaces "culture" with "academic culture". Is there value in statistical analysis of that culture using rigorous mathematical techniques? Obviously yes. What I see is another article that uses distain to disguise the fear that arrises as it becomes clear the digitization of the world turns all fields of study into informatics. Don't worry, the "hard" sciences are having just the same problem.

more than 3 years ago

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