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What It Took For SpaceX To Become a Serious Space Company

kylemonger Re:Easy! Fraud.. (95 comments)

Well, you heard wrong. SpaceX has launched satellites and delivered cargo to the International Space Station. And to find this out all you had to do was go to their website and click on "NEWS".

3 days ago
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Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone

kylemonger Re:It's the OS, Stupid (251 comments)

Why would they need a new OS? When Microsoft introduced the concept in 2002, they simply added the features into XP.

*kaff* 1992.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W...

I used one of the early tablet/laptop convertible computers. Underpowered, underwhelming. The hybrid tablet/laptop has a thirty year history of failure. Microsoft kept trying it and kept failiing. A device that you can hold comfortably in your hand will never be the same device you want to sit in front of for hours doing work. Either the device will be too big to hold or the screen will be too small to work at for long periods. Since you're going to have different hardware anyway, you might as well have separate OSes and interfaces that take direct advantage of the hardware differences.

about a week ago
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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

kylemonger Re:There are no "remote" exploits for bash (329 comments)

A lot of things were coded crappily 25 years ago; that much time takes us all the way back to 1989 when the Morris worm waltzed across what passed for the Internet in those days. Given that we still haven't engineered away buffer overflow vulnerabilities after all that time, it's unsurprising that we haven't come close to fixing all the other stuff.

about two weeks ago
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What Will It Take To Run a 2-Hour Marathon?

kylemonger Re:2025 is much more likely. (254 comments)

Hey, maybe that's what previous 2-hour marathon attempts have been missing, that motivational electrical shock grid rolling along right behind the athlete at 2:00:01 marathon pace!

about two weeks ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

kylemonger Re:Does that mean they'll get to vote? (385 comments)

Thinking about Card's Hierarchy of Foreigness will give you an idea what these people are trying to accomplish.

http://ansible.wikia.com/wiki/...

They are basically trying to have chimps and dolphins reclassified as raman, not as humans, not as djur. Raman don't get citizen rights such as voting, but the non-state related parts of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ought to apply to them as persons.

http://www.un.org/en/documents...

about two weeks ago
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First Teleportation of Multiple Quantum Properties of a Single Photon

kylemonger In 2001 Alex Chiu warned us... (107 comments)

"Teleportation must be invented. If we don't invent teleportation, China will throw nuclear bomb everywhere. Especially now everyone can live forever."

-- Alex Chiu

But what if the Chinese themselves invent teleportation? What then?!

about three weeks ago
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A Production-Ready Flying Car Is Coming This Month

kylemonger Re:What's wrong with helicopters? (203 comments)

Yikes. I don't think I'd want to be in the line of fire if one of those many rotors decides to let go.

about three weeks ago
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A Production-Ready Flying Car Is Coming This Month

kylemonger Re:What's wrong with helicopters? (203 comments)

I was hoping for something smaller. Something between sedan sized and this thing. But if I could ride somewhere in this thing, get out of it and have it fly off and park itself elsewhere, then fine. Otherwise parking is going to be too much of a hassle.

about three weeks ago
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A Production-Ready Flying Car Is Coming This Month

kylemonger What's wrong with helicopters? (203 comments)

Or quadracopters, if you prefer. We have already have these cheapo drones that will basically fly themselves with the operator only telling them in a rough sense where to go. Why can't something like that be scaled up to carry people, with a similarly simple interface? I'd much rather see that than any kind of fixed wing flying car that you would need to drive to an airport just to take-off.

about three weeks ago
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Google Threatened With $100M Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photos

kylemonger Re:Obviously (225 comments)

Why not? Siri does. As an exercise, try to get Siri to find pictures of "nude women on the internet", something a monkey typing at random into a web browser could find. Siri draws a blank.

about three weeks ago
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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

kylemonger What would we lose if... (241 comments)

... we just disconnected Russia from the Internet right now?

about a month ago
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

kylemonger Re:Simple set of pipelined utilties! (385 comments)

sendmail was written to solve a problem that doesn't really exist anymore: gatewaying mail between networks with wildly different mail formats and addressing schemes. Fortunately for all of us, RFC 821 and 822 won. 8-bit clean networks won. So the big Swiss Army knife of converters and production rules isn't needed to deliver mail anymore.

about a month ago
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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

kylemonger Re:Still having misery with Firefox. (220 comments)

They are fixing your issues, if only incidentally. A number of the latest security fixes have been related to bad code continuing to use objects that were freed, which causes crashes in the best case and enables remote code execution in the worst. As they continue to find and fix these bugs, crash probability is bound to decrease on average

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

kylemonger Re:customer-centric (419 comments)

A ruling like this shouldn't kill anything. Large multinational companies already structure themelves so that their head is in one place and their wallet is in another for tax purposes. I'm sure they can spin off separate foreign entities to manage data abroad and evade U.S. authority that way. There are probably plans in place for such an eventuality.

about 2 months ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

kylemonger Re:can it get me home from the bar? (289 comments)

Well, a blind guy like me could have his own car for one thing, enjoying the scheduling flexibility and other advantages of car ownership that sighted people take for granted.

Another advantage is current drivers can reclaim the time wasted sitting behind the wheel in traffic and use it for other tasks, something only a rich guy with a driver can do now.

about 2 months ago
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"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

kylemonger Re:straight from the OMFG NO dept (364 comments)

First season TNG stunk so bad; we only watched because it was so good to have Star Trek back on the air. I could not blame Crosby leaving. It was the middle of the second season before the writing noticeably improved.

about 2 months ago
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$125,000 Settlement Given To Man Arrested for Photographing NYPD

kylemonger Re:you gotta change america (231 comments)

Heh, our 1970's TV shows. Go watch The Shield. And that's not the only example. The days of CHiPs and Adam-12 are long gone.

about 2 months ago

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