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World's Fastest Camera Captures 4.4 Trillion Frames Per Second

marcroelofs Doesn't that come with another problem? (94 comments)

Red light is 430 trillion hertz. So about 100 red light waves per frame.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Black Tuesday Patches Bring Blue Screens of Death

marcroelofs Re:Phew. (179 comments)

You'd think the guys at M$ had already done that. Isn't that why you pay the yearly extortion fees?

about a month and a half ago
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New Russian Law To Forbid Storing Russians' Data Outside the Country

marcroelofs Too late now... (206 comments)

Google should have cut ties with the US when that was still a useful option. Now the world is looking for other options and the US is suddenly very small.

about 3 months ago
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Cisco Offers $300,000 Prize For Internet of Things Security Apps

marcroelofs Re:When you win the prize... (62 comments)

I just saw you already covered that :-)

about 7 months ago
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Cisco Offers $300,000 Prize For Internet of Things Security Apps

marcroelofs Re:When you win the prize... (62 comments)

And correct use of the phrase "for all intents and purposes"

about 7 months ago
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Apple To Unveil Its 'iOS In the Car' Project Next Week

marcroelofs No more Volvo? (198 comments)

I hope Volvo will think again before committing itself to a brand that has only 13% market share and is disliked by most of the rest. I will look for another brand after 18 years of loyalty.

about 7 months ago
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How To Take Apart Fukushima's 3 Melted-Down Reactors

marcroelofs Re:think different, man (167 comments)

Down to China. Do you know where Japan is, relative to China? Are you from the US?

about 7 months ago
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How To Take Apart Fukushima's 3 Melted-Down Reactors

marcroelofs Re:I have a plan (167 comments)

I hope you're not an engineer lol. Filling that sealed chamber with water will cause a pressure cooker to build itself and explode, thereby spreading the problem over all the pacific and beyond.

about 7 months ago
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How To Take Apart Fukushima's 3 Melted-Down Reactors

marcroelofs Re:Wait for better robots (167 comments)

You have a point. Also US$15B will be US$100B in 40 years. And I think 40 years is optimistic.
I hope these costs will be added to the energy bill of the consumers, so that the 'cheap' nuclear energy will be honestly valuated against those 'costly' solar sources.

about 7 months ago
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Why We Need OpenStreetMap (Video)

marcroelofs Re:It's OK -but needs help. (118 comments)

He doesn't mean the links are dead, but that they fail to prove your point. The OSM map in your example is still more detailed than that in Google Maps.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: It's 2014 -- Which New Technologies Should I Learn?

marcroelofs Re:Work on the basics (387 comments)

Except I wouldn't recommend tying my future to Apple.

about 8 months ago
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Phil Zimmerman Launching Secure "Blackphone"

marcroelofs Confiscated (156 comments)

They will be confiscated by the US border control, every time you pass it. No reason given.

about 9 months ago
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Weapons Systems That Kill According To Algorithms Are Coming. What To Do?

marcroelofs Re:The ideal conclusion (514 comments)

There must be a 'cost' involved. The losing side should pay. We used to pay with human lives. If we use (virtual) robots some other currency has to be developed.
Without cost for the enemy it's not a war.

about 9 months ago
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Weapons Systems That Kill According To Algorithms Are Coming. What To Do?

marcroelofs Re:Killer Robots CANNOT KILL (514 comments)

It is rather ironic that after decades of citing these laws, the first really autonomous robots humanity will see are actually designed to kill humans. Predictable, in hindsight.

about 9 months ago
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I'd rather pay for my space latte with ...

marcroelofs Re:InterStellar Kredit (265 comments)

Not niche, but too real. ISK is the only one having actual real-world value. And, after the cataclyms has passed it could be the only one remaining, since it's not controlled by the US robber banks.

about 9 months ago
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PC Plus Packs Windows and Android Into Same Machine

marcroelofs Re:Dupe Plus Packs Two Articles into Same Subject (319 comments)

Why do people like you still linger around, are you getting payed to write this nonsense? This is all wrong, and you (should) know it:

1) People 'know' the previous Windows because it's what they are fed to eat. Every few years this is completely changed, that is why Vista and W8 failed. Show them a simple KDE or XFCE Linux install and within minutes they will know their way.

2) Who cares what you 'want' to screw around with. Any decent admin can find out how to get Wine runnning and port the oh-so-essential app to it. After that people will be very pleased because in most cases it will run better> than before.

3) If your problem is 'serious' bug reporting then try it on a Windows machine and see if it produces the same problem. If so, report that. Also, consider switching to an opensource alternative. They mostly have their bugs fixed within hours or days after reporting, certainly if they are security related. Compare that to the same bug reappearing in MS-Office for year after year, even across major releases.

So stop, Linux is fine for most people, especcially for small business desktops that run the same app all day. The big advantage is no vendor support, but real support.

about 9 months ago
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Chromebooks Have a Lucrative Year; Should WinTel Be Worried?

marcroelofs Re:This can only mean one thing (321 comments)

And eventually, the threats that Microsoft makes when an OEM doesn't put Windows on everything will not have enough teeth to be effective.

It's not only the OEM that are threatenend. I heard stories about a big MS client that was making motions to move away from the lockin, being told by an account manager of MS that a lot of unpaid licenses were 'discovered' in his company. If he would upgrade to the next cycle these would be 'forgotten' about. Needless to say this client took the hit and now decided to move ALL his stuff away.
Clients have been harassed so long now that they are determined to escape the embrace and never come back.

about 9 months ago
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Chromebooks Have a Lucrative Year; Should WinTel Be Worried?

marcroelofs Re:Everybody's missing the point... (321 comments)

Why would Mom/Dad/kids/salespeople want to use Word? You don't give them Photoshop to make the occasional doodle do you?

about 9 months ago

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