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$75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen

kuzb It's Apple hardware so.. (194 comments)

....it's no shock that we're seeing a whole new form of vendor lock-in.

4 days ago
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New Windows Coming In Late September -- But Which One?

kuzb Re:i just gave exactly zero fucks (251 comments)

How is it a controversy? Only one of the two ways conveys that your care level can't be lower.

4 days ago
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Is Dong Nguyen Trolling Gamers With "Swing Copters"?

kuzb Re:How do deal with copycats? (112 comments)

>Gee, I dunno. Maybe ask some of the big studios that squeeze out sequel after sequel of identical games that look in no way different than the identical games offered by the studio next to it?

Is that you EA?!

5 days ago
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Is Dong Nguyen Trolling Gamers With "Swing Copters"?

kuzb Re:I have nothing to add (112 comments)

Don't you be talking about Dong's Schlong. That's just wrong :(

5 days ago
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Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

kuzb Re:Actually, it does ! (375 comments)

..which is precisely why nobody has been nuked since Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Fear of this nuclear arsenal and the widespread carnage it would cause if X and Y started to throw them at each other is a very real deterrent. It's not at all pathetic to think that if everyone has a doomsday weapon, that everyone will be a lot more reluctant to push the button. Everyone loses such a war, and everyone knows it. The only way you don't lose is if the person you're targeting doesn't have them.

about a week ago
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Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

kuzb Re:Actually, it does ! (375 comments)

The problem with these treaties is that everyone signs them, and nobody abides by them. If you happen to be the one country that does, you wind up fucked by all the others that talked out of the side of their mouth.

The real problem is that there is no significant downside to violating UN sanctions. I mean, the US does it all the time.

about a week ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

kuzb Re:The real crime here (460 comments)

>true violence and possibly vendetta.

As opposed to that "fake violence" when you hit him?

about a week ago
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How Does Tesla Build a Supercharger Charging Site?

kuzb Re:Thirty minutes is ridiculous. Swap out the pack (190 comments)

I would gladly wait 30 minutes. My problem isn't with the charge time, it's with how ridiculously priced Tesla vehicles are in the first place.

Although, I do wonder what happens when electric vehicles go mainstream, and the demand for a charging port gets to the point where the stations can't keep up with it and lines form. Right now it's not a big deal because most electric cars either can't replace a gas powered car due to range issues, or are so expensive they're out of the reach of anyone except the rich.

about a week ago
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How Does Tesla Build a Supercharger Charging Site?

kuzb Slow? What? (190 comments)

11 days for this kind of operation is stupid fast. Get city workers to do it and it would become a 6 month mega-project.

about a week ago
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How Game Developers Turn Kickstarter Failure Into Success

kuzb Re:The song says (30 comments)

...or their game just plain sucked.

about two weeks ago
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Professor Steve Ballmer Will Teach At Two Universities This Year

kuzb Re:Lesson one (179 comments)

Walk down the street and ask a bunch of people who Elon Musk is. You might find you're a little more clueless than you previously thought.

about two weeks ago
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Professor Steve Ballmer Will Teach At Two Universities This Year

kuzb Re:Lesson one (179 comments)

Except nobody outside of tech circles knows who elon musk is. They all know what "Tesla Motors" is though.

It's like saying James Maxwell was bigger than his math/physics/ideas. This is only true if you're student of it. For everyone else, the conveniences that came out of the ideas are the big thing, and most don't even know who he was.

On the other hand, everyone and his dog knows who Steve Jobs is, because he was such a narcissist that he set everything up to make it seem like it was all his idea.

about two weeks ago
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Professor Steve Ballmer Will Teach At Two Universities This Year

kuzb Re:I'd love to be in his class (179 comments)

>The desktop Windows market is shrinking rapidly

No it isn't. All you're seeing is that PCs are now better built and more robust. People don't need the latest breakthrough in technology because the last breakthroughs are still carrying them. I ran my last video card for 6 years before I felt the need to replace it and that was because it was damaged, not because the specs of the card itself were not good enough.

What you see as a "shrinking market share" is actually people who are happy enough with their current setup that they feel no need to change it.

about two weeks ago
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Software Combines Thousands of Online Images Into One That Represents Them All

kuzb Fantastic (66 comments)

They've created an algorithm for producing fuzzy blobs!

about two weeks ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

kuzb Re:talk about hypocrisy (267 comments)

it's not regulated until it's regulated. That regulation is coming, and you can't escape it.

about two weeks ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

kuzb Just say no. (267 comments)

If you all haven't learned by now that shitcoin and all the garbage like it has got serious issues you deserve everything coming your way.

about two weeks ago
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Xbox One Will Play Media from USB Devices, DLNA Servers

kuzb Re:I wish my PS3 would play DLNA (112 comments)

You need plex, then all files will be compatible regardless of what they start as. Trying to do it any other way is truly painful.

about two weeks ago
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Xbox One Will Play Media from USB Devices, DLNA Servers

kuzb Re:I love competition. (112 comments)

So you're going to change the system clock 5 - 10 times per movie? Yeah, I'd probably just use a different device.

about two weeks ago

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