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Australia's National Broadband Network Downgraded

mug funky Re:In between. (122 comments)

except the NBN co is a pubkic-private partnership.

and almost all of what you said is wrong.

nice modpointage though.

1 year,4 days
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Google Is Testing a Program That Tracks Your Purchases In the Real World

mug funky usefullness... (160 comments)

if it can track my frigging receipts i'll take it come tax time, NSA or no NSA.

about a year ago
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When Does the Universe Compute?

mug funky The Universe... (182 comments)

does not compute.

about a year ago
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LucasFilm Combines Video Games and Movies To Eliminate Post-Production

mug funky Re:Then where will we fix everything?!?!?!!! (79 comments)

bollocks! they'll have overlays in camera. the 1st AD will look and say "AY! your eyeline is off! take 2!"

about a year ago
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LucasFilm Combines Video Games and Movies To Eliminate Post-Production

mug funky Re:Then where will we fix everything?!?!?!!! (79 comments)

they're talking about offloading post to pre...

the work will all still be there, only now there's even more for the poor assistant editor to wrangle, because files wont be nicely named if they're done in a rush on set. forget about shot numbers, reel numbers, timecode, etc etc.

more to do means more to forget, fuck up your shot, and have to fix in post.

about a year ago
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LucasFilm Combines Video Games and Movies To Eliminate Post-Production

mug funky Re:Well, yea? (79 comments)

cinematographers like it choppy.

change it and the film changes.

not saying it's good, just that frame-rates aren't everything to consider in a movie, as you're not whipping your virtual head all over the place. a camera isn't the same as a player's head in an FPS, and there's a whole language of how to move that camera around and how best to point it at things (and how to cast light on that thing in the best way possible to produce a certain effect).

besides, most of post is editing. something george lucas is quite familiar with given how many times he's revisited his little trilogy. editing will not go away until we get one-take actors (and more importantly one-take directors!).

*disclaimer - i work in post, but mercifully not VFX.

about a year ago
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Australia Elects Libertarian-Leaning Senator (By Accident)

mug funky Re:Austrailians as stupid as Americans? (343 comments)

greens preferences are actually pretty on-message. no nasty surprises there. in fact, i should have just voted above the line because i didn't do hours of research but they did, so some of my manual preferences will have been fudged.

about a year ago
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Australia Elects Libertarian-Leaning Senator (By Accident)

mug funky Re:Austrailians as stupid as Americans? (343 comments)

not entirely. the flow on of preferences is fiendishly complicated, even if you only vote above the line.

the below-the-line votes haven't even been counted yet. in my state there were 97 boxes that you had to put a number in. one number wrong and the vote doesn't count.

add to that the fact that most people still don't know how preferential voting works.

tl;dr: i drew a 4 foot long dick on my senate ballot, after meticulously numbering 97 candidates in ascending order of my hatred of the candidate.

non-australians: our Liberal party is basically the opposite of liberal.

about a year ago
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Dishwasher-Size, 25kW Fuel Cell In Development

mug funky Re:Fuel cell - storage device or generator? (379 comments)

the cell part, yes. the fuel part, no.

think of it as like a battery that doesn't carry the electrochemical stuff with it, but takes it from fuel.

about a year ago
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Dishwasher-Size, 25kW Fuel Cell In Development

mug funky Re:Is the municipal power plant on the way out?" (379 comments)

it'll take natural gas. RTFA. it'll take that horrible e85 stuff too. hell, you could probably feed it on corn syrup if you're going down that route.

about a year ago
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Malaria Vaccine Nearing Reality

mug funky Re:why don't they (209 comments)

i love mixed metaphors. a chain of Jenga blocks :)

about a year ago
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Malaria Vaccine Nearing Reality

mug funky Re:African parent vs autism (209 comments)

you either overstate the risks or overstate the population...

about a year ago
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Malaria Vaccine Nearing Reality

mug funky Re:Most Africans are pretty sensible people (209 comments)

0 - insightful.

makes sense :)

and yeah, circumcision is just a way of saying "i don't trust you enough to keep your dick clean without help".

about a year ago
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Billion-Pixel View of Mars Snapped By Curiosity

mug funky Re:So basically one roll of film? (32 comments)

look up MTFs. film ain't so flash anymore.

besides, i wonder how the film would look after going through radiation belts for months?

about a year and a half ago
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Decommissioning San Onofre Nuclear Plant May Take Decades

mug funky Re:Our Children's Children's Children Will Save Us (266 comments)

how do you get all that from the link you posted?

- it's also fission.
- it's somewhat safer, but all next-gen designs are somewhat safer
- decommissioning will be much the same as the same thing is going on in there.
- it has the inherent (and hard to "design out") ability to produce pure (like 100%) U233, which is a tremendous proliferation hazard.

i still think they're a good idea, but i just don't like magical utopian thinking or misinformation.

about a year and a half ago
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Decommissioning San Onofre Nuclear Plant May Take Decades

mug funky Re: Our Children's Children's Children Will Save (266 comments)

you missed the bit about the heat exchanger. my god, you think all nuclear plants release radioactive steam as a matter of design? that perhaps radioactive water can transfer it's heat to clean running water without touching or mixing with it?

about a year and a half ago

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Samsung keylogger could be false

mug funky mug funky writes  |  more than 3 years ago

mug funky (910186) writes "UPDATE 3/31/11: GFI Labs, the maker of VIPRE, has issued an explanation and apology for generating the false positives that led to these articles: "We apologize to the author Mohamed Hassan, to Samsung, as well as any users who may have been affected by this false positive."

looks like it wasn't just me who was surprised that of all the Samsung laptops in the world, only two have this issue and both were found by one guy (who was loath to divulge the AV tool he was using)"

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