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Apple's Hiring Spree of Biosensor Experts Continues As iWatch Team Grows

negRo_slim Re:Apple is making Jewelry? (62 comments)

Your vitriol is pathetic.

about 7 months ago
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FBI Edits Mission Statement: Removes Law Enforcement As 'Primary' Purpose

negRo_slim Re: It definitely *IS* a ruse ! (539 comments)

Disorderly Conduct is quickly becoming a terroristic act. What with cowboys and indians becoming a criminal activity and all... Bing it.

about 8 months ago
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Snowden Gives Alternative Christmas Message On Channel 4

negRo_slim Re:Enough (224 comments)

Your a fucking fool.

about 9 months ago
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Glut In Stolen Identities Forces Price Cut

negRo_slim Re:Wait... (152 comments)

but wait what about

to $25 for a U.S. identity, and $40 for an overseas identity

Is that 25 FOR? or it's lessened by 25... So cunfused how math?

about 10 months ago
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20-Somethings Think It's OK To Text and Answer Calls In Business Meetings

negRo_slim Re:Bring on the wearable interfaces. (453 comments)

Being able to sit quietly in an irrelevant meeting isn't actually a particularly useful skill in the rest of life, so I can hardly blame anyone for wanting something to do or some other distraction during them.

You may consider it impolite or disrespectful. I consider it disrespectful to make me waste an hour of my time because you feel the need to show your self-importance by calling unnecessary meetings and forcing people who have no need to go to them to be there.

Showing respect is absolutely a useful skill for the rest of your life. You may think it's beneath you but all you're really showing is the me-first attitude so prevalent in this day and age.

about a year ago
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Largest US Power Storing Solar Array Goes Live

negRo_slim Re:pricing (377 comments)

Sun tracking mirrors are hardly an example of complexity.

about a year ago
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In Room With No Cell Service, Verizon Works On Future of Mobile

negRo_slim Re:can you hear me now? (85 comments)

Not a bad response to a post that walks and quacks like a fucking advert. This is some really bottom of the rung shit.

about a year ago
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PS Vita TV's Killer App: Remote Play

negRo_slim Re:Too late (134 comments)

Mirroring a general purpose computing environment and being able to play your dedicated gaming device on a separate screen are not quite the same thing.

1 year,7 days
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World-First: Woman Becomes Pregnant After Ovarian Tissue Graft

negRo_slim Re:A Fetus Holocaust (87 comments)

Exactly. A giant middle finger to society and the world-at-large all in the name of ME-FIRST.

1 year,16 days
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Collision Between Water and Energy Is Underway, and Worsening

negRo_slim Re:This is more sensationalism than any real threa (189 comments)

http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1344/pdf/c1344.pdf

Total water withdrawals in the United States for 2005 were estimated for eight categories of use: public supply, domestic, irrigation, livestock, aquaculture, industrial, mining, and thermoelectric-power generation (fig. 1). Thermoelectric power was the largest category of water use, followed by irrigation and public supply

Page 5 has pictures and data, you might like that.

about a year ago
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ASUS PQ321Q Monitor Brings Multi-Stream Tiled Displays Forward

negRo_slim Re:Impact on Photography (94 comments)

Grain?

Yes grain. Just like when film was used. Even at low ISO with fast prime you will still see grain, especially at 100%.

What does screen size have to do with your "cropping range"? You believe the purpose of a camera is to fill your screen?

If I need an image 1000px wide today, I only need roughly a fourth of an image. But at these resolutions to fill the same space now will require more pixels, giving me less range of choice. And yes I do expect my camera to fill my screen, you'll notice "Full Size/Full Screen" a feature on my websites that allow sharing of images.

People whose goal is to share on "Flickr and Google Plus" don't need DSLRs or 4K displays. People who don't realize that grain is a film characteristic don't either.

Would you prefer I called it noise then? Either way it functions the same from my vantage point and also, I'm sorry but you simply are not in a position to determine what I need or what I don't need. Frankly you sound fairly unfamiliar with photography in general and I am wondering why you bothered to respond?

about a year ago
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ASUS PQ321Q Monitor Brings Multi-Stream Tiled Displays Forward

negRo_slim Impact on Photography (94 comments)

As these become more common it's going to be interesting to see how this affects SLR usage. I'm using a Nikon at 4928x3264 and it seems as screens approach that size I will at least lose some of my cropping range and also when you are viewing images close to 100% grain and other sometimes unavoidable artifacts become more apparent. I'm sure for people who do a lot of printing this will be a minimal issue but for sharing on Flickr and Google Plus this might force some wallets to open sooner rather than later!

about a year ago
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Study Finds Fracking Chemicals Didn't Pollute Water

negRo_slim Re:OK, That's One (this is a preliminary study) (237 comments)

Who picked the site? What was the criteria for selection? A year of monitoring also seems to be pretty short to come to conclusions when we are talking about the most important resource on the planet.

Jackson said the 1,800-foot fracture was very interesting, but also noted it is still a mile from the surface.

Love the lackadaisical attitude.

about a year ago
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VLC For iOS Returns On July 19, Rewritten and Fully Open-Sourced

negRo_slim Re:3 2 1 Takedown (203 comments)

Huh, I was curious what the initial issue was. Was it licensing? Because I thought it was due to duplicate functionality in iOS.

about a year ago
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Google Asks Government For More Transparency, Other Groups Push Back Against NSA

negRo_slim Re:Facebook and Google and the NSA (323 comments)

I have been thinking about the claims by Facebook and Google that no government agencies have direct access to their servers, and that is likely quite correct.

What they do most likely have, is a tap point on Facebook's and Google's networks which can then snoop on all traffic between their servers and their users and visa versa then ship it off en masse to the NSA for processing and storage... So their statements while technically true, are still intentionally false and misleading.

It's been well known that the government has had these taps on the major phone company networks and the internet backbone for years.

I've been feeling that they are liking arguing semantics. Sure the government doesn't have direct access but a 3rd party does and via perhaps their data the government gets what it wants or something a long those lines.

about a year ago
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Med Students Unaware of Their Bias Against Obese Patients

negRo_slim Re:There is a mental illness aspect to obesity. (446 comments)

It's not mental illness, it's addiction. Yet, I really don't like that word as it implies a removal of personal responsibility. No, like so many other things, overeating has to do with abuse of our pleasure systems. If we taught people to be self aware enough to recognize when they are engaging in actions that will subvert physiological systems into a habit then they would (hopefully) be able to self limit early on.

about a year ago
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To Connect People Securely, Tor Project Seeks New Bridges

negRo_slim Re:Can money be donated? (56 comments)

This is what I was just wondering. I saw the article linked that talked of cloud-based bridges and I'm wondering if I just goto the tor project homepage can I count on some of that donation helping with this issue?

about a year ago
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Google Leak Hints At an Android Game Center With Multiplayer Support

negRo_slim Re:Ouya console? (44 comments)

I could see a partnership, a little light shed on the idea of Android For Gaming and an established brand on Ouya that might lend (some) credibility. Everybody wins.

about a year and a half ago
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Pope To Resign Citing Advanced Age

negRo_slim Re:Why is this on slashdot? (542 comments)

I'm hoping it's viral marketing for the new iWatch from Apple.

about a year and a half ago

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NVidia Announces Next Generation CUDA Architecture

negRo_slim negRo_slim writes  |  more than 4 years ago

negRo_slim writes ""This is the first PC GPU architecture designed specifically for supercomputing" NVidia announces their 2nd generation of CUDA oriented architecture while leaving some of us wondering, what about the games?"
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Windows 7 (beta) Nearly Identical To Windows Vista

negRo_slim negRo_slim writes  |  more than 5 years ago

negRo_slim writes "So where does this leave us? For starters, we can now say with some certainty that the Windows 7 build I tested is just a repackaging of Windows Vista. Key processes look and work much like they do under Vista, and preliminary benchmark testing shows that Windows 7 performs right on a par with its predecessor. Frankly, Windows 7 is Vista, at least under the hood; if nothing else, this should translate into excellent backward compatibility with Vista-certified applications and drivers"
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Small Basic Teaches Children How to Program

negRo_slim negRo_slim writes  |  more than 5 years ago

negRo_slim writes "BASIC has undergone many changes since its inception 40 years ago and while its growth has made it more powerful and capable, it has also become almost overwhelming for a beginner. Even though Small Basic is primarily aimed at children, it just may be the ideal way for anyone interested in programming to dip their feet in the water."
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Finding Your Own Top100

negRo_slim negRo_slim writes  |  more than 5 years ago

negRo_slim writes "I am a Slashdot regular and I've posted and lurked for many years. I'm now out of my mid 20's and I've noticed to one degree or another Slashdot users seem to share a common thread. And on that note I would love to know how other Slashdot users find new media to consume. When it comes to music, I myself try and stick with reputable labels (Epitaph/Hellcat, SideOneDummy, etc.) and check international charts. But I'm wondering how others have learned to find independent media outside of traditional outlets who seem to only offer the same insipid drivel recycled year after year."
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FCC Order scolds Comcast for changing story on P2P

negRo_slim negRo_slim writes  |  about 6 years ago

negRo_slim writes "Comcast has 30 days to disclose the details of its "unreasonable network management practices" to the Federal Communications Commission, the agency warned Wednesday morning as it released its full, 67-page Order. As FCC Chair Kevin Martin said it would, the Commission's Order rejects the ISP giant's insistence that its handling of peer-to-peer applications was necessary. "We conclude that the company's discriminatory and arbitrary practice unduly squelches the dynamic benefits of an open and accessible Internet," the agency declares."
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AMD Fusion Details Leaked

negRo_slim negRo_slim writes  |  more than 6 years ago

negRo_slim writes "AMD pushed Fusion as one of the main reasons to justify its acquisition of ATI. Since then, AMD's finances have changed colors and are now deep in the red, the top management has changed, and Fusion still isn't anything AMD wants to discuss in detail. But there are always "industry sources" and these sources have told us that Fusion is likely to be introduced as a half-node chip."
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Nvidia to Quit Chipset Business

negRo_slim negRo_slim writes  |  more than 6 years ago

negRo_slim writes "Nvidia has decided to throw in the towel and quit the chipset business, sources close to the situation at one of Taiwan's top motherboard makers have revealed. As the story is told, Nvidia called a meeting earlier this week with its motherboard partners to gauge support for it continuing to develop chipsets in the future."
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Three Services, Three Stores: Analyzing XBLA, PSN

negRo_slim negRo_slim writes  |  more than 6 years ago

negRo_slim writes "In short, there has been a slowdown in the number of games digitally distributed games published on each system's service, and therefore a slowdown for the medium as a whole. Below we'll break out the figures on each console to show how things have changed in the past 18 months and point out the indicators of what things may be like for the next 12."
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Internet Tops 172 Million Websites

negRo_slim negRo_slim writes  |  more than 6 years ago

negRo_slim writes "Apache servers dropped once again below the 50% mark (49.12%); Apache is now estimated to be installed on 84.7 million webservers. Microsoft IIS stands at 61.0 million and a share of 35.59%, followed by Google, which is estimated at 10.5 million servers and a share of 6.07%."
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Yahoo Wants You To Build Your Own Search Service

negRo_slim negRo_slim writes  |  more than 6 years ago

negRo_slim writes ""As anyone who follows the search industry knows, the barriers to successfully building a high quality, Web-scale search engine are incredibly high," Yahoo says. "Doing so requires hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in engineering, sciences, and core infrastructure — from crawling and indexing technology to relevancy and machine learning algorithms, to stuff as mundane as data centers, servers, and power. Because competing successfully in Web search requires an investment of this scale, new players have effectively been prohibited from delivering credible alternatives to Yahoo and Google. We believe the BOSS platform will begin to change that.""
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