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2 Displays and 2 Workspaces With Linux and X?

patrickthbold Re:Very good question. (460 comments)

Awesome is very fun to configure.

more than 4 years ago

Larry & Sergey To Cash In $5.5B of Google Chips

patrickthbold Re:Only pay taxes after the n'th dollar? (339 comments)

This is what I think is best. Here you have two tax brakets. Right now we have several tax brakets. A flat tax means one tax braket.

more than 4 years ago

Netflix Sued For Privacy Invasion

patrickthbold Re:So lemme get this straight... (262 comments)

Maybe she's "taking one for the team." Seriously, I really don't want these companies that have a lot of our private data to have the attitude that, "It doesn't matter if this gets out because if anyonesays anything then they will just draw more attention to themselves."

more than 4 years ago

Google Says Ad Blockers Will Save Online Ads

patrickthbold Re:The very next useful ad I see... (419 comments)

Someone once told me that the main reason that advertising works is because people don't think it does.

more than 4 years ago

Angry AT&T Customers May Disrupt Service

patrickthbold Why does everyone hate to pay for what they use? (572 comments)

As long as the price for byte was fair I would have no problem not having an unlimited plan. Based on the above post, maybe charging $10-$20 per GB downloaded might be fair. Everyone seems to want unlimited access, but the only people who benefit from that are a) the people who use a lot of bandwidth, and b) ATT who gets lots of money from low usage users.

more than 4 years ago

Secret Copyright Treaty Timeline Shows Global DMCA

patrickthbold Democracy no? (184 comments)

A lot of us live in "Democracies." Maybe some of us who don't suck should run for office. And maybe some others could help them out. I don't thing voting for change is enough in this day of age. We need people who are different that we can vote for first. Any takers?

more than 4 years ago

Google Releases Source To Chromium OS

patrickthbold This could work. (664 comments)

I just need someone to write a vim/latex web app, and somehow access all my music movies and picture.

more than 4 years ago

Tracking the World's Great Unsolved Math Mysteries

patrickthbold Re:Math cannot exist before wind. (221 comments)

"Exponential decay curve" and "irrational numbers" are two different concepts. (1/2)^N is an exponential decay curve -- which defines the half-life of a radioactive substance. For no integer value of N is the result "irrational".

You are insisting on integer values of N. Which is silly. There's nothing special about integer amounts of time. (1/2)^t is irrational for almost all values of t. Furthermore if you were to write down the half life of any radioactive substance in almost any units of time, you would get irrational numbers for their half life.

more than 4 years ago

Why Doesn't Exercise Lead To Weight Loss?

patrickthbold It's even simpler (978 comments)

Just make sure you put less mass into yout body than comes out. Each day I weigh my output, then on the next day I eat and drink a half an ounce less than that. I'll weigh exactly 0 on my 100th birthday.

more than 4 years ago

Visually Impaired Gamer Sues Sony

patrickthbold What is he asking them to do? (550 comments)

He gave them a list of suggestions, if they are reasonable then maybe they need to comply. They point is companies should make a reasonable effort to make thier products accessable to the handicapped. I'm not sure of the law but in principle it is the right thing to do. Of course if what he's asking is very difficult then it makes sense for Sony to say "We can't do that". This is very different then him just suing because he can't do something. People above talked about camera's, driving, rock climbing. Imagine if he came up with a practical way for a blind person to drive safely and he suggested it and the car companies refused.

more than 4 years ago

How To Enter Equations Quickly In Class?

patrickthbold LaTeX (823 comments)

Obviously pencil and paper is what everyone does, and for good reason. But if you really need your notes typeset and you don't have any time to do it after class, you should just use LaTeX. You can set up some macros for some commonly used things. You just need to be able to type fast an acurately. You said that LaTeX is too slow, but really you are just slow at typing in LaTeX. Practice and you should be able to get your speed up.

more than 4 years ago

Decline In US Newspaper Readership Accelerates

patrickthbold Dinosaurmedia (420 comments)

I saw the dinosaurmedia tag and thought this article was about something much cooler.

more than 4 years ago

IBM's Answer To Windows 7 Is Ubuntu Linux

patrickthbold Re:Software freedom is "really the way to go". (863 comments)

Meh. He's using BSD, LGPL software. He's perfectly within his rights. In fact I'd argue that the authors of the software he's using are fine with his decision to keep his sourced closed, considering how they chose to licence their software.

more than 4 years ago

MS Says All Sidekick Data Recovered, But Damage Done

patrickthbold Re:Huh? (279 comments)

I google for things on Bing.

I bang things on google.

more than 4 years ago

12M Digit Prime Number Sets Record, Nets $100,000

patrickthbold Re:So what is it? (232 comments)

"2 to the power of 43,112,609, minus 1" or if it helps 2^43112609-1

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Leaks Details of 128-bit Windows 8

patrickthbold Re:Holy shit (581 comments)

I'm pretty sure that "64" and "128" are in base 10 not binary. I'm also pretty sure that 64*2=128. Now 2^64 is much less than 2^128. But it's also true that 10^64 is much less than 10^128. In short the problem is not the base.

more than 4 years ago

Apple Wants Patents For Crippling Cellphones

patrickthbold Great! (371 comments)

So if I want a phone that isn't crippled, all's I have to do is not buy an iphone? GO PATENTS!

more than 4 years ago

Android Modder Tries To Outmaneuver Google

patrickthbold Re:In other words (152 comments)

Yes, but google should make this as easy to do as possible. Ok they obviously don't *have* to, but it would be nice if they did.

more than 4 years ago


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