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There Is No "You" In a Parallel Universe

loftarasa Re: Define parallel universe (205 comments)

Thank you for taking the words out of my mouth and turning my intended incoherent babble into such a well written rebuttal of the claim in question. You, sir, have the gift of communication.


Snowden Documents Show How Well NSA Codebreakers Can Pry

loftarasa Re: Do users really care? (278 comments)

Oh, shut up already. Not everyone is a 45-year-old neckbeard troll living in their mom's basement with greasy Doritos hands and Mountain Dew stains on their shirts. I know and like my friends since before they joined Facebook. It's outrageously unreasonable to suggest that I ditch them now because they have an account on a website. Surely they don't expect them to judge me on having an account on /. Facebook allows us to communicate on some aspects of our lives, perhaps today most commonly through sharing pictures, much as people used to do with postcards and snail mail. It isn't meant to replace face-to-face conversations. There may be something to be said about people who exclusively rely on Facebook, or who share TMI. But instead of ranting aimlessly like an old fart, I just unsubscribe to their feed. Not everyone can afford or is willing to end friendships based on social network memberships. Facebook's success in particular and the emergence of so many networks in general are evidences to that. Your dogmatic view on social relationships is neither correct nor necessary nor relevant nor required.

about a month ago

Google Releases Android Studio 1.0, the First Stable Version of Its IDE

loftarasa Whatever.. (115 comments)

Real men use vim

about 2 months ago

CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand

loftarasa Missing the point (236 comments)

The people ITT comparing the Surface Pro 3 to an iPad have got it completely wrong. The Surface competes against the Air, as a lightweight, full blown computer. The fact that it can detatch its keyboard and work with touch-only is an extra, but it is not how Surface owners spend the majority of their time.

about 3 months ago

Oregon man given 30 day jail sentence for collecting rain water on his own land

loftarasa Bullshit (2 comments)

I would love to see how the government plans to prove that the water came from the river. I am willing to bet they have secondary reasons for wanting to sue this man, because their claim has just exploded my bullshit meter.

about 7 months ago

Grace Hopper, UNIVAC, and the First Programming Language

loftarasa Re:Nanoseconds (137 comments)

Go Python/Django/PostgreSQL!

about 8 months ago

Larry Page's Vocal Cords Are Partially Paralyzed

loftarasa Re:I'm tellin ya... (189 comments)

+5 Funny if only I had mod points to give and knew how they worked

about a year and a half ago

Realtime GPU Audio

loftarasa Re:Yawn (157 comments)

Now that definitely sounds like the most interesting application of this technology. Organic-sounding-artificially-made sound effects.

about a year and a half ago

Halo 3 Confirmed for Fall 2007

loftarasa Re:Yeah sooo (42 comments)

I assume it wouldn't be that hard to enable both pistols on the multiplayer, as long as having an option to disable specific weapons (e.g. the sword). I remember playing Goldeneye on the N64 and that had a greater weapon variety than either Halo.

more than 7 years ago



Former iTunes Engineer Tells Court He Worked to Block Competitors

loftarasa loftarasa writes  |  about a month and a half ago

loftarasa (1066016) writes "Yesterday, former engineer Rob Schultz unwillingly testified in court against Apple that he worked on project 'Candy' which 'intended to block 100% of non-iTunes clients' from 2006 to 2007. In his opinion, the work of his team contributed to create 'market dominance' for the iPod. Apple argues, and Schutlz agree, that its intentions were to improve iTunes, not curb competition."
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Start-up MindRDR developing a way to mind-control wearables such as Google Glass

loftarasa loftarasa writes  |  about 7 months ago

loftarasa (1066016) writes "London-based startup MindRDR "is working on a way to control wearable devices like Google Glass with the power of thought", reports Discovery News. Many other companies in the past have announced similar technologies, but failed to live up to the hype. Meanwhile, MindRDR claims their prototype is currently operational, albeit limited to making Google Glass take pictures."
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Scientists create never-before-seen, lightsaber-like form of matter

loftarasa loftarasa writes  |  about a year ago

loftarasa (1066016) writes "A group of scientists led by Harvard Professor of Physics Mikhail Lukin and MIT Professor of Physics Vladan Vuletic have developed a form of matter by binding massless photons together in a special kind of medium to create "photonic molecules", effectively bringing us a bit closer to a world with lightsabers.

"The discovery, Lukin said, runs contrary to decades of accepted wisdom about the nature of light. Photons have long been described as massless particles which don't interact with each other – shine two laser beams at each other, he said, and they simply pass through one another.

'Photonic molecules,' however, behave less like traditional lasers and more like something you might find in science fiction – the light saber.""

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