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PBS Web Sites and Databases Hacked

karvind Sounds lame and jerk (387 comments)

Sorry I don't have any sympathy for LulzSec or whatever their name (Geeze at least get a cooler name or they are bunch of high school drop outs).

more than 3 years ago

Intel To Buy Smartphone Chipmaker Infineon For $2B

karvind Intel doesn't lead in server market (95 comments)

When it comes to desktop, laptop and server chips, Intel's pretty much got a lock on the market but everyone can see the writing on the wall: mobile chips and architectures are the future of computing thanks to the popularity of smartphones, but Intel doesn't have anything to offer in that regard.

Server market is a different ball game. Xeon are only in the low end server. IBM has lead in middle and high end servers with their P and Z systems. P and Z chips are custom designed for IBM systems only.

more than 4 years ago

Company Claims Patent On Spam Filtering, Sues World

karvind Found it in my SPAM box (186 comments)

I got notification from them as well but it went to the SPAM folder. Sorry.

more than 4 years ago

8-Core Intel Nehalem-EX To Launch This Month

karvind IBM Power7 also has 8 cores (186 comments)

If it is matter of core-war, IBM's latest Power7 also has 8 cores. It is actually based on 45nm technology compared to Intel's latest 32nm. What makes Power7 exciting is that it has on-die 32MB L3 cache. They achieved this by introducing eDRAM (embedded DRAM) in the technology. Both Nehalem-EX and Power7 are targeting low-end server market, so it should be interesting battle.


more than 4 years ago

"Gigantic Jets" Blast Electricity Into the Ionosphere

karvind Twice (168 comments)

But can it the same place twice ?


more than 5 years ago

AMD Breaks 1GHz GPU Barrier With Radeon HD 4890

karvind Disclaimer .... (144 comments)

Maybe you want to check the disclaimer too ...

Note: Damage caused by overclocking AMDâ(TM)s GPUs above factory-set overclocking is not covered by AMDâ(TM)s product warranty, even when such overclocking is enabled via AMD software.

more than 5 years ago

Motor Made From Liquid Film

karvind Souther Hemisphere ? (241 comments)

But will it spin other way round in other hemisphere (sorry had to say it).

In Soviet Russia, water spins electric field !

more than 5 years ago

Human Eye Could Detect Spooky Action At a Distance

karvind Re:these guys don't get out much? (255 comments)

Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got to get back to stalking this one chick....

Sorry to disappoint you. That is a guy with female login-id.

more than 5 years ago

Repairing / Establishing Online Reputation?

karvind Re:Not to Worry (564 comments)

Agreed. And there are more reliable ways to do background search than randomly putting your name on Google. Because it is equally likely that if there is a Nobel Prize winner with same name as yours, they wouldn't be thrilled either.

more than 5 years ago

If I find an identifiable bit of satellite debris ...

karvind CowboyNeal option ? (261 comments)

Give it to CowboyNeal ?

more than 5 years ago

Chandrayaan Maps Apollo Missions

karvind Re:Outsourcing (86 comments)

Why do you hate India ?

about 6 years ago



karvind karvind writes  |  more than 7 years ago

karvind writes "Hats off to Kellie Lim, who became a triple amputee at age 8 because of bacterial meningitis, is to from UCLA's medical school on Friday. She plans to focus on childhood allergies and infectious disease. Lim, whose legs were amputated six inches below the knee, walks so normally that those who don't know her history can't tell she's walking on artificial limbs. When she lost her right forearm, Lim learned to use her left hand, minus three fingertips. Today, she can take blood and give injections one-handed."



Dupe story

karvind karvind writes  |  more than 9 years ago Aaagh, slashdot's search tool is not helpful and sometimes it doesn't even get the right thing. I submitted a story about CSIRO and before submission I couldn't find any other story about that (using Slashdot's search). Later while I was catching up with YRO section, I found that the story was published two days ago.

Unfortunately there is no option of deleting a submitted story before it gets accepted. I was expecting that editors will reject it realizing it was a dupe. Alas, it got accepted !!

I sent an email to Zonk (who seemed to be posting stories at that time) and CmdrTaco about it. It still shows the status as "accepted" for the story.

I guess I don't have to sacrifice sleep over this. :)

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