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Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

makapuf Re:Windows 8 has a bad rap and better to call it 9 (346 comments)

Not necessarily. 8.2 means : ok we heard you, we fixed the mess, here is the correct version. 9.0 means : preceding version was ok, now here is a new one, which will be good trust me.

about 2 months ago
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Was Watch Dogs For PC Handicapped On Purpose?

makapuf Re:Blur (215 comments)

In cgi, what you spend your time doing is rendering limitations to make it look more "real". Lens flare, dirt, vignette, glare , scratches, de focus, even color grading are artifacts or wear out that make it so more real than clean, 100% sharp plastic images.
We're seeing some elements through non neutral media and are accustomed to this filter. Look at how 100fps movies look like cheap video first. It takes time to change your habits. And if reality isn't a concern ... Well just use flash games.

about 3 months ago
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Bug In DOS-Based Voting Machines Disrupts Belgian Election

makapuf Re:overly complicated (193 comments)

Yes, and if the fuses allow that you could even program the flash with it ( boot loaders are allowed in Harvard arch)

about 4 months ago
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Bug In DOS-Based Voting Machines Disrupts Belgian Election

makapuf Re:Paltry (193 comments)

You'd use a Mega for this ? An attiny25 should be enough !

about 4 months ago
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The Linux Foundation and edX Team Up for Intoduction to Linux Class

makapuf Just a nitpick (74 comments)

Ok it'll be awesome just for the nerd stardom and will raise Linux visibility again. But isn't it basically the Linux user land explained by the kernel lead ? Is kernel that important at this introductory level ?

about 4 months ago
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Americans Hate TV and Internet Providers More Than Other Industries

makapuf Re:Not me (255 comments)

Yeah sole of them can come by train .. Ah except the railroad network has essentially be killed by big oil. Besides, Try having big oil accept that we just use oil for logistics.

about 4 months ago
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Nat Geo Writer: Science Is Running Out of "Great" Things To Discover

makapuf Re:Level of public funding ? (292 comments)

replying to myself :

this reminds me of chemists after organic chemistry / atomic physics discoveries saying that basically, science was done.

well, TFA has it ...

Before the arrival of quantum mechanics and Einstein's theory of relativity, two theories physicists have not yet been able to reconcile, 19th-century scientists predicted that all major discoveries had been made, Sherrilyn Roush, an associate professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, pointed out.

Way to get a free RTFA ...

about 5 months ago
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Nat Geo Writer: Science Is Running Out of "Great" Things To Discover

makapuf Level of public funding ? (292 comments)

Well, I think this might have to do with the level of basic science funding (of course I don"t have any figures to back that). Also, this reminds me of chemists after organic chemistry / atomic physics discoveries saying that basically, science was done. Just in time for quantum physics to be discovered ...

So, that's great : saying this just means that we're on the verge of a big event in science !

about 5 months ago
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HTTP 2.0 Will Be a Binary Protocol

makapuf Re:Hyper TEXT (566 comments)

aah if I had a bitcoin for every non bitcoin-hijacked thread I saw ... crap.

about a year ago
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HTTP 2.0 Will Be a Binary Protocol

makapuf Re:Makes sense (566 comments)

SELECT * FROM User GROUP BY Clue;

    Joke
+- - - - - - - +
    Woosh

And grr no they're not junk characters, you junk comment filter yourself. Please be damned to your 0xffff generation you filthy random bag of bits. What do you want me to do ? Type random sentences in the comment box ? That's what you want ? yes ? because I can definitely do that. Hey, I said I entered random sentences ! now accept my post!

about a year ago
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Beware the Internet

makapuf Re:Washington Post (314 comments)

No, the inventor *of* dynamite as a weapon was Alfred Nobel. He had remorse about it and created a peace prize.

about a year ago
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Teens, Social Media, and Privacy

makapuf Re:Newsflash: Teens make bad decisions (106 comments)

that's why for many databases I'm an afghan of 13, - or a student of 93 yo if adult is needed -currently retired from aeronautics (or whichever comes first in the drop down list), living at 1, GOTNOADDRESS st IGOTNOTOWN, or whatever. And I give false answers to any obvious commercial data gathering (but I never lie about my keyboard preferences on slash polls - if they still exists)

about a year ago
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Ethernet Turns 40

makapuf Re:Ethernet is only 33 years old (159 comments)

and yet, those geniuses and 33 years of improvement devised the most horrendous plug with this brittle plastic thing (no nylon, only super breakable transparent plastic) which breaks every. single. fucking. time and thus render your cable to something that unplugs when you look at it funny. Then begins the hunt of a new, perfect and all clicky cable which lasts 3 days and ... aaaargh ! who broke my plug !!!

(* slow claps* well played, fucking geniuses.) - I know I'm bad faith, but still.

about a year ago
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Animation Sophistication: The Croods Required 80 Million Compute Hours

makapuf Re:Define "compute-hour" (196 comments)

Floating point operations per second per second ? On an ATM machine ?

about a year and a half ago
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Moving the Linux Kernel Console To User-Space

makapuf Re:Unneeded (311 comments)

But not interactive nor multiscreen.

about a year and a half ago
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Stolen Maple Syrup Found and Returned To Strategic Reserve

makapuf Re:News for nerds? (255 comments)

Easy to like anything more than most people when you don't like people.

about 2 years ago
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iPhone 5 A6 SoC Teardown: ARM Cores Appear To Be Laid Out By Hand

makapuf Re:Site is down (178 comments)

Maybe web server software and hardware have improved also ...

about 2 years ago
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Want to Change the Slashdot Logo? For 1 Day in October, You Can

makapuf Re:Got it wrong for 15 years (128 comments)

Yeah ! As suggested before, colondot could use a goatse logo ... Fits well ! ( what wouldn't ?)

about 2 years ago

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