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Child Thought To Be Cured of HIV Relapses, Tests Positive Again

myoparo Re:Get it back from mom (126 comments)

Yeah except HIV is not communicable via saliva, sorry.

about three weeks ago
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CMU System Lets You Get To the Good Parts of Video, Fast

myoparo Does it work on movies? (32 comments)

It'd be nice to have this for watching movies and TV shows. There's only probably 15 minutes worth of good content in any given TV episode, and maybe 30 minutes in a movie!

about a month ago
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Xanadu Software Released After 54 Years In the Making

myoparo Re:/.ed (90 comments)

Slashdotted!? We must make note of this-- a page hasn't been Slashdotted in almost a decade!

about 2 months ago
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GM Names and Fires Engineers Involved In Faulty Ignition Switch

myoparo Re: No one will ever buy a GM product again (307 comments)

Faulty firmware? Are you referring to the brake debacle a few years ago?

I think it's been pretty well established by know that it was all media attention driving that and Toyota really didn't have anything wrong with its vehicles.

about 2 months ago
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Curved TVs Nothing But a Gimmick

myoparo Re:Mostly but not _totally_ gimmick? (261 comments)

Per the internets, the curving is done in movie theatres to help avoid the pincushion effect from the projector. Since we are talking about TVs and not projectors, the pincushion effect is irrelevant.

Curved television displays aren't "largely" a gimmick-- they're just a gimmick.

about 2 months ago
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Iranian Hacker Group Created Fake News Organization For Social Engineering

myoparo Re:Propaganda again? (57 comments)

Yeah no proof Iran had anything to do with it... except when you look at the WHOIS information for that domain.

about 2 months ago
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Massive Botnet "Indestructible," Say Researchers

myoparo Well, (583 comments)

I, for one, welcome our new indestructible botnet overlords.

more than 3 years ago
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Hacker Group LulzSec Challenges FBI

myoparo Strong Passwords (308 comments)

I'm guessing those accounts for which there is no provided passwords were those with 'strong passwords' that did not fall to a dictionary/brute force attack. Good for them! And that just shows that having a strong password is a good idea.

more than 3 years ago
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Chapel Hill Computational Linguists Crack Skype Calls

myoparo Yeah! (156 comments)

Go Linguists!

more than 3 years ago
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Robots Successfully Invent Their Own Language

myoparo Prescriptive language (159 comments)

I wonder how long until a prescriptivist control-freak robot develops to rule over the language and erase all usage that it disagrees with.

more than 3 years ago
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Draft Proposal Would Create Agency To Tax Cars By the Mile

myoparo Bad. (932 comments)

This sounds very, very bad.

more than 3 years ago
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Former Senator Wants to Mine The Moon

myoparo Didn't read TFA yet... (351 comments)

but what's with the title of this story?

"Former Senator Wants to Mine the Moon"

Wouldn't it be more informative and important to mention, in the title, that he is one of the few people to actually walk on the moon?

Something like:

"Apollo Moonwalker Believes We Should Mine Moon"

Or, if you really want that Senator in there...

"Former Senator, having walked on the moon, now wants to mine it"

more than 3 years ago
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AMD Launches Fastest Phenom Yet, Phenom II X4 980

myoparo Re:Today, the complexity of numbering continues... (207 comments)

That's not too bad actually-- but why have a number that stands in for the clock speed instead of just having the clock speed itself? It makes comparing CPUs of different brands difficult because there is absolutely no correlation when it comes to the "stand-in" number.

At least when things were always done in mhz, it was relatively easy to "approximate" how fast two chips were compared to one another within the same family line or even amongst different manufacturers, provided you were at least somewhat familiar with the performance of the product lines in question.

Are the stand-in numbers of today just some fancy marketing gimmick or do they really have some deep-down meaning? I guess in the end it doesn't matter too as long as there are hardware review site to point people in the right direction. Still though, not having to look up everything all the time feels a bit nice.

more than 3 years ago
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AMD Launches Fastest Phenom Yet, Phenom II X4 980

myoparo Re:Today, the complexity of numbering continues... (207 comments)

I agree-- the numbering and naming schemes in use nowadays are ridiculous and sometimes hard to decipher. In fact, ever since they stopped posting the clockspeed next to the processor it's been confusing.

It's too bad we can't revert back to the old usage where it's just the processor name + clockspeed... with the addition of how many cores. Yes, it was never a perfect system (not all makes of processor have equal performance at a given frequency), but it sure as hell was better than how they do it now.

more than 3 years ago
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AMD Launches Fastest Phenom Yet, Phenom II X4 980

myoparo Re:Weird Benchmarks: chrysis at 800x600 resolution (207 comments)

For testing CPU in a video game, it's traditional to generally run the benchmark at a low resolution in order to help ensure that the CPU is the bottleneck and not the graphics card. Compared to the processor, more strain is placed upon the graphics card/gpu as the resolution is increased.

It has been this way for a very, very long time.

more than 3 years ago
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Consumers Buy Less Tech Stuff, Keep It Longer

myoparo Re:Maturity - hardware and software (507 comments)

I'm still using a Pentium 4 machine with 1gb of ram from probably 2003. It used to be a gaming rig, but since then I've stopped playing games so there has been no need to upgrade. Today, the machine still works fine and, though not a speed demon, does everything I need it to do. I believe it is still snappier than a low of the netbooks being run, especially since it has 2 WD Raptors (Raid 0).

I used to be one of those who lusted for newer hardware as soon as it came out and used to love upgrading as much as I could. Although fun, I find that idea to be a waste of money and only switch components as they break or when the old hardware is no longer adequate for what I'm doing.

more than 3 years ago
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Milky Way Stuffed With an Estimated 50 Billion Alien Worlds

myoparo Re:There's no intelligent life close by (331 comments)

Yeah except that the radiation from our nuclear tests still travels at the speed of light, meaning it has not reached anything except whatever is within ~60 light years. It's not the any intelligent culture will know as soon as we set one off.

more than 3 years ago
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HBGary Federal Hacked By Anonymous

myoparo owned? (377 comments)

From screenshot of defacement in TFA:

"But its not about themits about our audience having the right impression of our capability and the competency of our research. Anonymous will do what every they can to discredit that, and they have the mic so to speak because they are on Al Jazeera, ABC, CNN, etc. I am going to keep up the debate because I think it is good business but I will be smart about my public responses."

Wow, just wow. I'm sure what just happened is "good business" for this security firm, since they have been "hacked" by a group perceived to be nothing more (or sometimes even less) than "script kiddies". Embarrassing.

more than 3 years ago
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Artificial Retinas Can Balance a Pencil On Its End

myoparo Re:Samsung's automated sentry machine gun... (165 comments)

Not sure on this, but real alcohol I think was either banned or frowned upon... I remember hearing the word "Synthehol" on a few episodes. Fake alcohol I guess.

more than 3 years ago

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