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Irish SOPA Used To Block Pirate Bay Access

kaws Re:Making it harder to pirate? (94 comments)

I suppose that if you get down to it, everything that you can load from the internet is downloaded. However, when referring to something downloaded, it's usually a file of some sort that's referred to. I double checked and saw that yes, torrent files are hosted and thus can be downloaded. My main point is that magnetic links aren't really files. They're just links can be used to reconstruct a torrent file. So in effect, when you load a webpage with a magnetic link on it, you've already downloaded it. tldr; magnetic links don't really count as a download. Your point on the torrent is true however.

about a year and a half ago
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Temporal Cloak Erases Data From History

kaws Re:what (102 comments)

I think that's exactly the problem that they're having. They're erasing a signal from history instead of just cloaking it.

about a year and a half ago
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Stephen Hawking Warns Against Confining Ourselves To Earth

kaws Re: Earth isn't delicate, (414 comments)

Maybe by the time that we've lived in space for a while, we might also learn how to not trash everything. Considering that space isn't very forgiving. Learning how to work with what you have becomes increasingly important especially during the times when we wouldn't have a planet to work with.

about a year and a half ago
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3D DRAM Spec Published

kaws Re:And for faster performance (114 comments)

Hmm, tell that to my upgraded Macbook. I have 16gb of ram in mine. On the other hand, you're probably right that it will take a long time for the upgrades to show up in apple's store.

about a year and a half ago
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Nuclear Power Prevents More Deaths Than It Causes

kaws Re:So? (599 comments)

I'm not talking about electricity exactly. After all, it's not like electricity is a natural resource that we can just mine beyond the natural lightning storm. The electricity has to come from somewhere.

about a year and a half ago
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Nuclear Power Prevents More Deaths Than It Causes

kaws Re:So? (599 comments)

It's better than spewing it into the atmosphere like what coal does. Also, a relavant xkcd: http://xkcd.com/radiation/

about a year and a half ago
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Nuclear Power Prevents More Deaths Than It Causes

kaws Re:So? (599 comments)

That's going to double the demand for electricity.

While technically that's true in the sense of the demand for the power to propel vehicles being shifted from a liquid source to a pure electrical equivalent. I suppose that if you think of it, depending on how efficient a car engine vs the electric generators and the transporting and storing electricity, electric cars may or may not add to the problem.

about a year and a half ago
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Video Inpainting Software Deletes People From HD Video Footage

kaws Re:Video (124 comments)

There is one if you really cared to look through the second link provided. There's a nice HD video demonstrating the technique.

about a year and a half ago
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CERN's LHC Powers Down For Two Years

kaws Re:TWO years?? (71 comments)

While 2 years is pretty ridiculous, I haven't yet heard of a proper 3D printer that can create parts at the quality that they'd need. 3D printing isn't the best for some of the more vital science apparatuses on the bleeding edge of science.

about 2 years ago
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UK ISPs Respond To the Dangers of Using Carrier Grade NAT Instead of IPv6

kaws Re:I think there SHOULD be 2 tiers (165 comments)

I'm pretty sure that, that's what the carrier grade NAT will accomplish.

about 2 years ago
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What 'Negative Temperature' Really Means

kaws Re:Proof by definition (204 comments)

I think actually it's more of a problem with our current definition of temperature.

about 2 years ago
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What 'Negative Temperature' Really Means

kaws Re:Uhhhh (204 comments)

Don't worry, just skim the article again because the claim isn't making temperatures go below absolute 0. Negative temperatures mean something completely different. My understanding is with negative temps, reverse what happens to water when you add energy. In other words, it's like heating up water but then the water starts to freeze. As you add energy to a negative energy system, it becomes more organized.

about 2 years ago
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How Do You Give a Ticket To a Driverless Car?

kaws Re:Extra safety (337 comments)

There's a difference between programing an AI for a computer game and one for interpreting real world data. With in game, you're not dealing with sensors which can be very difficult in converting to useful info.

about 2 years ago
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North Korea Launches Long-Range Rocket

kaws Re:Why would they stop developing weaponry? (384 comments)

While I agree with you, that may not be 100% true anymore. I wouldn't be surprised about potential government backed organizations.

about 2 years ago
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Russia, China, and Others Seek Greater Control Over Internet

kaws Re:Wild west (174 comments)

I very much doubt that someone being able to track you down using an ip will ever change with how the internet is structured. I will agree though that, that is one of the small dangers of the internet. It's IPv4 btw.

about 2 years ago
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Russia, China, and Others Seek Greater Control Over Internet

kaws Re:Serenity's Core Planets (174 comments)

I'm not so sure about that. Politicians have gotten to be pretty effective at distracting the general populace with issues that don't have a very big impact as far as governance is concerned. Wether or not stuff like marijuana or gay marriage is allowed won't directly impact the government in any way that will matter for how this country is ran but they seem to be some of the bigger issues discussed. Personally I don't care too much for those issues but no matter my opinion I think that stuff like the internet is a far more important issue. tldr; People getting involved isn't enough, it's people getting involved in the right issues that will truly make a difference.

about 2 years ago
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The Rise of Feudal Computer Security

kaws Re:let the fools who dont know history suffer (147 comments)

I'd say mother nature might be one. There isn't much practicality behind moving to antartica. If there was then people would already be living there on more than a temporary basis.

about 2 years ago
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Quantum Cryptography Conquers Noise Problem

kaws Re:Hacking fun (79 comments)

ANy attempts to read it would disrupt the quantum entanglement. This has nothing to do with matter in fact, it's mostly light. Now if you were trying for sarcasm, sorry I missed it.

about 2 years ago
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Quantum Cryptography Conquers Noise Problem

kaws Re:Hacking fun (79 comments)

The idea behind this is that the information is stored in a quantum state and any attempt to read (observe) the data breaks the quantum state. If someone were trying to do any intercepting then they would end up garbling the data on the other end thus tripping an alarm that something is wrong. In other words, this is really exciting because right now, there's no way to secretly intercept a quantum communication.

about 2 years ago
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Quantum Cryptography Conquers Noise Problem

kaws Re:Great news! (79 comments)

Not sure if being sarcastic but... this technology wouldn't be able to be applied to DRM at all. This is just for communication between two machines.

about 2 years ago

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