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External Thunderbolt Graphics Card On Its Way

lawyer boy Re:Gaming + laptop = contradiction (207 comments)

I play World of Warcraft on a MBP over WiFi while reclining on the couch. PVP is a challenge because mouse turns are hard to do with a trackpad, but I can raid without difficulties. I assume that most people play games on a desktop, but I can't imagine sitting in a chair for hours like that. YMMV.

more than 3 years ago

Saving Gas Via Underpowered Death Traps

lawyer boy Re:Your kidding, right? (585 comments)

In the UK for example, the death rate from car accidents was 5.4 per 100,000 population, while in the US it was 14.3 per 100,000 population

Last I checked, miles driven was the largest factor in determining frequency of accidents. In the US we drive more on average than the Brits. If you check the number of deaths per billion vehicle kilometers, the numbers get much closer: 9.3 for the UK and 10.7 for the US.


more than 3 years ago

Microsoft: No Botnet Is Indestructible

lawyer boy Re:Impossible really means nobody knows how (245 comments)

It doesn't help that its a lawyer doing the trash talking either, it seems all too common for people with law-centric world views to be completely out of sync with a world that operates on the principles of physics.

I find your lack of faith disturbing.

more than 3 years ago

A Skeptical Comparison of HTML5 Video Playback To Flash

lawyer boy Re:I've yet to see HTML5 video work (391 comments)

Playing the video on my MacBook Pro resulting in Safari going from 5% of CPU to 20%. Clearly, YMMV.

more than 4 years ago

MIT Scientists Make a Polyethylene Heatsink

lawyer boy Re:Can't it degrade over time? (153 comments)

Actually, I think the phrase is "Cry "Havoc!" and let *slip* the dogs of war. Julius Caesar Act 3, scene 1

more than 4 years ago

Gouge Found on Shuttle Endeavour's Underside

lawyer boy Geography (151 comments)

I live within 50 miles of KSC, so I hate to turn on my fellow central Floridians, but shouldn't NASA consider moving its launch facilities to the desert southwest? Wouldn't the lower humidity mitigate the ice/foam problems? Wouldn't the thinner, drier air of the high desert require at least a little less fuel for launch? I've always assumed that the Cape was chosen as a launch location because it was fairly far to the south and allowed launches over water, but launching over water doesn't seem to be that big of a deal when (a) it doesn't add any additional safety for the astronauts and (b) there are plenty of areas in the desert SW that would allow for launches over uninhabited territories.

What am I missing?

more than 7 years ago



Setting up a proxy to help Iranian protestors

lawyer boy lawyer boy writes  |  more than 5 years ago

lawyer boy writes "Whatever our political differences, it seems that everyone in the West is pulling for those Iranians who are protesting their recent election results. As the Iranian government cracks down on internet access, citizens are calling for foreigners to provide proxy servers so that they can continue to get the word out. Instructions for using squid to accomplish this are popping up on the web as well as lists of available Iranian IP blocks. I'm sure that the Slashdot community can lend a hand in providing hardware/bandwidth and expertise re: how to provide proxy support without unneccessarliy compromising one's machine."


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