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The Hackers Who Recovered NASA's Lost Lunar Photos

loufoque Re: The Original Meaning of "Hacker" (87 comments)

A hacker is someone that hacks things together. It's not about talent, it's about organizing coding as a rough and ready jumble.

13 hours ago

Groove Basin: Quest For the Ultimate Music Player

loufoque Re:Clementine (87 comments)

Clementines are very good fruits.
You simply have no taste.

It's also a cute French first name.

2 days ago

Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

loufoque Re:15" Golf Holes (351 comments)

I would share my google interview questions (some of them were pretty original and interesting), but unlike you I happen to remember they're confidential.

3 days ago

OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

loufoque Re:I assume this is an R&D exercise? (374 comments)

I usually do 10 to 20 commits per day when I'm fully dedicated to a project.
5 days a week, and they're 5 people, that's 5*5*(10 or 20) = 250 or 500.

4 days ago

The Case For a Safer Smartphone

loufoque Strict rules are useless (184 comments)

We get more and more strict rules about what we're allowed to do while driving (drinking, speeding, multitasking...)

This only leads to limits to our freedom while the only benefits are marginally lower fatalities in biased statistics designed with the purpose of presenting improvements.

about two weeks ago

PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

loufoque Re:Simple math (245 comments)

You need $2,000+ just to have a decent computer to work with.
The fact it runs games is just a bonus.

about two weeks ago

PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

loufoque Re:There is no time for gaming (245 comments)

I see why you're posting as an anonymous coward.
Don't want to tarnish your reputation by announcing you play a mediocre mainstream game?

about two weeks ago

Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

loufoque Only in the USA (864 comments)

Only in the USA were people still seriously considering it being a natural occurrence.
Just how much can you keep putting your head in the sand?

about two weeks ago

Cost Skyrockets For United States' Share of ITER Fusion Project

loufoque Re:Can't the US follow their plans? (174 comments)

I do a lot of work that is funded by the government, and that's the opposite to how it works.
You have to budget for more than you think you'll need, because the government will never give you more than what was agreed on.

about two weeks ago

Cost Skyrockets For United States' Share of ITER Fusion Project

loufoque Can't the US follow their plans? (174 comments)

How hard can it be to make a budget plan and stick to it?
Why are things costing more than estimated? Estimating costs is much easier than the science at work here.

about two weeks ago

Study: Video Gamer Aggression Result of Game Experience, Not Violent Content

loufoque Re:Dark Souls (180 comments)

Dark Souls is played with a game controller, not a keyboard/mouse combo.
Looks like you're playing it wrong.

about two weeks ago

Why Are We Made of Matter?

loufoque Only two possible outcomes (393 comments)

There are only two possible outcomes:
- either matter and antimatter annihilate each other and the universe is mostly void
- either one eventually wins over the other, leaving majorly one in the universe and pockets of the other

Out of those two, one is clearly more likely to lead to intelligent life.

about two weeks ago

Security Evaluation of the Tesla Model S

loufoque Re: Here it comes... (93 comments)

Plastic is not computer-specific, and is not required at all for a computer. Some popular laptops are even made of aluminium.

about three weeks ago

Security Evaluation of the Tesla Model S

loufoque Re: Here it comes... (93 comments)

Silicon is not made from oil.

about three weeks ago

Kim Dotcom Launches Political Party In New Zealand

loufoque Re: Nazi? Maybe not. (133 comments)

He is a collector of Nazi artifacts. He is fascinated by this part of history.

about a month ago

Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

loufoque Re: Tarzan need antecedent (824 comments)

Most of them are open-source hippies ill-suited for working in an enterprise environment.

about a month ago

Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

loufoque Re: Dat's some horseshit (535 comments)

Je not Ju.
And é is not written e'.

about a month ago

Final Fantasy XIV Failed Due To Overly Detailed Flowerpots

loufoque Re: Maybe there's also another reason? (195 comments)

For Lightning Returns I gave you my personal opinion, which I think is more valuable than professional American reviews.
When it comes to reviews, it's interesting to see that all Final Fantasy games are better received in Japan and in Europe.

FFXIII and its sequels aren't that fundamentally different from previous Final Fantasy titles. The fighting system is always a bit similar with some elements unique to the title, sequels are more mission based, and most titles take place in a world mixing magic and technology, as opposed to the classic sword & sorcery theme of most western RPGs.
There are a lot of similarities with FFX, FFVIII and FFVII.

about a month ago


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