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How the World's First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap

magarity Re:There are no computers you insensitive clods (122 comments)

Nice try at snobbery but it doesn't need to be infinite to be turing complete. And like an infinite number of monkey bashing on keyboards might eventually write "Hamlet", a truly infinite computer might contain the solution to the halting problem, thus making itself not turing complete any more. So there.

2 days ago
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A Toolbox That Helps Keep You From Losing Tools (Video)

magarity Re:And this concept is standard in Aviation (81 comments)

this for $35k? Intel? No, they must be more concerned with the work not getting done

In the details the guy mentions it was made by the night shift crew. Thier primary concern is probably having something interesting to help stay awake.

2 days ago
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Multiple Manufacturers Push Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars, But Can They Catch Tesla?

magarity Re:next gen batteries (281 comments)

Isn't this pretty darn simple to figure out? The battery swap station just has to check the battery's current lifespan / charge capacity and set ones past their prime aside to be recycled instead of giving it to the next car.

2 days ago
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LinkedIn Study: US Attracting Fewer Educated, Highly Skilled Migrants

magarity Re:Time for the H1-B program to die (323 comments)

North Koreans are lined up to get into China. The only problem is the risk of getting lined up for having tried to get into China.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Hackable Car?

magarity OBD2 (194 comments)

All new cars have something called OBD2 and it is a connector down under the driver's side dash. There are plenty of brands/models of bluetooth and wifi dongles you can get to plug in to it ($20 and up)and a matching array of iOS and Android apps that will read all the engine stats off the dongle onto pretty dials on your phone or tablet.

about a week ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

magarity Re:Torso Barbie (555 comments)

At that point, rename them "Bobby"

about a week ago
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Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

magarity Re:A moat? (212 comments)

Have you not been paying attention recently?

about a week ago
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Scientists Discover Diamond Nanothreads

magarity Re:Elevator in the sky with diamonds (79 comments)

Using this for a space elevator isn't the best use for this

If a space elevator can be made practically out of this stuff then yes, a space elevator is the best use for it.

about two weeks ago
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How Baidu Tracked the Largest Seasonal Migration of People On Earth

magarity Re:3.6 billion passenger trips. (48 comments)

but I wonder what is counted as a "passenger trip"

It's probably something like this: Husband, wife, and child leave the big city to visit husband's parents (3 passenger trips). Same group visits wife's parents (3 more passenger trips). Group returns to the big city, total 9 passenger trips.

about two weeks ago
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Gridlock In Action: Retailers Demand New Regulations To Protect Consumers

magarity Regulation should make it "regular" (127 comments)

there are 47 different state-based security breach notification laws

These retailers should be careful what they wish for. One of the main problems with health insurance used to be that every state had its own set of laws and licensing. Now that the feds took over the regulation of it they not only require everyone buy it but also dictate coverage levels, like it or not.

about two weeks ago
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I expect to be conventionally alive ...

magarity Re:Dying is for sissies (187 comments)

I plan to live forever

Be careful what you wish for. The Black Hole Era will probably be on the boring side and the Dark Era will be downright tedious.

about three weeks ago
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Zuckerberg: Most of Facebook Will Be Video Within Five Years

magarity Re:No. (206 comments)

Is it really a prediction when the ceo says "the company of which I'm the ceo is planning our infrastucture to be able to handle x"? I don't get the original poster's bitchy tone on this article.

about three weeks ago
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

magarity Re:Pretty cool (267 comments)

Wookies probably felt the same way about politics before the Empire enslaved them to build the death star.

about three weeks ago
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

magarity Re:Pretty cool (267 comments)

The most interesting part of star wars is the force

I thought the most interesting part was a plucky group of democracy minded rebels against a huge, oppressive dictatorship.

about three weeks ago
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Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again

magarity Re:Apps on SD card rant (214 comments)

Yes, definitely, or at least a sizeable chunk. The "move app to sd card" operation will move a 10MB or so of a 1GB game to the card. And then the game may or may not still work. Why can't a critical small 10MB part stay on the built in storage, if worried about piracy, and the rest go on the card??

about three weeks ago
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Tech Recruiters Defend 'Blacklists,' Lack of Feedback, Screening Techniques

magarity Re:oh boy! (253 comments)

The assholes sent me to a job interview for a DBA post.

You went to an interview without even getting a job description? Excellent preparation on your part. I love sitting in on interviews with people who are that much interested in a position they're applying for - not!

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Unlimited Data Plan For Seniors?

magarity Re:wi-fi repeater (170 comments)

Except her neighbor might complain wifi will interfere with his pacemaker or something and the senior center will be too paranoid of lawsuits to do anything.
I suggest a clandestine repeater or boosted antenna. Pringles cans work wonders.

about a month ago

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How much coverage of the Paralympics did you watch

magarity magarity writes  |  more than 6 years ago

magarity (164372) writes "The Para-what?
Less than of the Olympics
Same as of the Olympics
More than of the Olympics
Too busy competing to watch
I'm blind, you insensitive clod!
Only CoyboyNeal's victory in the 1000 meter one legged hurdles"

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