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US Navy Authorizes Use of Laser In Combat

perryizgr8 Re:End of flight as we know it (225 comments)

I guess the cost for firing a missile would be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars range. Whereas the laser would be $0/shot once installed. Also, you can carry a limited number of missiles. Laser will just keep going. And its not like they will remove the missiles. Ponce will likely have both missiles and laser.

about two weeks ago
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Google Releases Android Studio 1.0, the First Stable Version of Its IDE

perryizgr8 Re: Looks pretty impressive... (115 comments)

And also if one doesn't own an android device, or a PC powerful enough to run Android Studio comfortably, etc etc. There are some prerequisites to programming. If you don't want to fulfil them, find something else to do.

about two weeks ago
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Windows 10 Adds Battery Saver Feature

perryizgr8 Re:triggering below percentage is dumb (96 comments)

If a charger can't provide stable power, it is not ready for normal use. Stop using it. And bad charging port means a cheap trip to the service center. They never replace the entire phone.

about two weeks ago
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Windows 10 Adds Battery Saver Feature

perryizgr8 Re:triggering below percentage is dumb (96 comments)

Or you can just fix your charger. Which would be the ideal solution instead of trying to mask a serious problem with hacks.

about two weeks ago
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Windows 10 Adds Battery Saver Feature

perryizgr8 Re:so.... (96 comments)

Like Nexus 5? Because it lags out like hell once you turn on the battery saver.

about two weeks ago
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How the Rollout of 5G Will Change Everything

perryizgr8 Re:Latency (216 comments)

Its like people are trying to be idiots on Slashdot!

about three weeks ago
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A Rift In OnePlus, Cyanogen Relationship

perryizgr8 Re:I'm not sure that qualifies as a "rift" (69 comments)

I am not even sure there is a brilliant idea behind OP. At least Xiaomi has a different UI. What does OP have? The same CM that I can download and run on my much superior hardware which I already have?

fixed now

about three weeks ago
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A Rift In OnePlus, Cyanogen Relationship

perryizgr8 Re:I'm not sure that qualifies as a "rift" (69 comments)

I am not even sure there is a brilliant idea behind OP. At least Xiaomi has a different UI. What does Xiaomi have? The same CM that I can download and run on my much superior hardware which I already have?

about three weeks ago
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A Rift In OnePlus, Cyanogen Relationship

perryizgr8 Re:I'm not sure that qualifies as a "rift" (69 comments)

By that logic I am even more efficient. I produce zero handsets still I sold my old Nokia last month. So I sold more than the stock I produced.

about three weeks ago
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A Rift In OnePlus, Cyanogen Relationship

perryizgr8 Re:I'm not sure that qualifies as a "rift" (69 comments)

One Plus should take lessons from Micromax on how to actually sell your stuff, instead of just creating hype and doing bullshit like invites. Micromax will sell 10 million units if you are ready to buy. Welcome to India, OnePlus, where actually having your phone available for customers to buy is more important than hot air over the internet.

about three weeks ago
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Google Should Be Broken Up, Say European MPs

perryizgr8 Re:ITT: (237 comments)

AOSP is mostly dead now. They have stopped updating even basic apps like messages etc. Anybody who wants to use android without google's apps has to roll their own version of everything.

about three weeks ago
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Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC

perryizgr8 Re:Stupid (313 comments)

Daemon tools is no longer needed either. Native iso mounting.

about three weeks ago
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Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC

perryizgr8 Re:About time (313 comments)

To be fair they did release Office on iPad and Android. And it is much better than Apple's and Google's apps.

about three weeks ago
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Google Should Be Broken Up, Say European MPs

perryizgr8 Re:ITT: (237 comments)

BUt you can't uninstall any of Google's apps from the "open-source" android either. How is this not like Windows not allowing you to delete IE?

about three weeks ago
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Wikipedia's "Complicated" Relationship With Net Neutrality

perryizgr8 Re:Of course they're the same. (134 comments)

We have had these special Whatsapp+Facebook plans in India for years. Nobody uses them. People need a lot more stuff on their phones than these. Also, data use by whatsapp and fb zero is basically negligible. So its not like net neutrality is being heavily subverted or anything. I think its OK. FB zero doesn't even load images.

about three weeks ago
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Australia Elaborates On a New Drift Model To Find MH370

perryizgr8 Re:Hmm (154 comments)

Autopilot can always be over-ridden by the humans on-board. Otherwise what's the point of having a pilot?

about three weeks ago
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Australia Elaborates On a New Drift Model To Find MH370

perryizgr8 Re:beyond the realm of plausibility (154 comments)

So you're going to launch satellites which can find every airliner in the sky with IR over the entire world?

I would think a few countries must be monitoring for heat signatures all over the world, just to detect ICBM launches. Couldn't those satellites be used to figure out where MH370 went? I think it's just USA playing dumb, and not being helpful just because they just can't be bothered over the lives of other countries' people. They could have tracked the fucking jet in realtime if they wanted to. Or maybe the US government was somehow involved in the disappearance. But that does not make much sense, from the perspective of a motive.

about three weeks ago
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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

perryizgr8 Re:If it's losing steam it's because (291 comments)

Effective Java development is near impossible without an IDE managing background compilation for you. Code is fast as hell though.

Is this some sort of a joke? Java has everything going for it except the execution speed. Show me one program written in Java that runs at acceptable speed on average hardware. Hell, Visual Studio compiled C# runs faster on a Raspberry Pi than Java.

about three weeks ago
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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

perryizgr8 Re:If it's losing steam it's because (291 comments)

The only language I have ever seen used in true embedded stuff is C. At max C++. Anything else is fringe, or not really embedded.

about three weeks ago

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Scientists create bacteria with expanded DNA code

perryizgr8 perryizgr8 writes  |  about 7 months ago

perryizgr8 (1370173) writes "Biologists have managed to create a bacteria with DNA made of the usual A-T, C-G plus an artificial third base pair, thus encoding more data in DNA.

"This shows that other solutions to storing information are possible and takes us closer to an expanded-DNA biology that will have many exciting applications — from new medicines to new kinds of nanotechnology," said Romesberg.

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4.74 degrees of separation

perryizgr8 perryizgr8 writes  |  about 3 years ago

perryizgr8 (1370173) writes "Facebook Data Team has taken all the friends data of everyone on Facebook and analyzed it, finding out the shortest distance between every two persons. They can now confidently say that the aerage degree of separation between any two humans is 4.74, not six as previously claimed by various entities.
I'm a bit unnerved by the fact that any facebook employee can gain access to every user's data, privacy settings be dammed."

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Security Implications of ipad Breach

perryizgr8 perryizgr8 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

perryizgr8 writes "Seems like the full ramifications of the leak are just beginning to be realized:

What can be done with that secret ID? Quite a lot, it turns out. The IMSI is sent by the phone to the network when first signing on to the network; it's used by the network to figure out which call should be routed where. With someone else's IMSI, an attacker can determine the person's name and phone number, and even track his or her position. It also opens the door to active attacks—creating fake cell towers that a victim's phone will connect to, enabling every call and text message to be eavesdropped.

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Microsoft copies Wolfram Alpha with Kumo

perryizgr8 perryizgr8 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

perryizgr8 writes "So here's another rip-off by Microsoft. Paul Thurrott says:

Microsoft today revealed that its next generation Windows Live Search engine will be branded as Bing, confirming widespread rumors. The service, which is being tested under the codename "Kumo," will replace Windows Live Search later this year, Microsoft says. A public beta is expected June 3. Of course, Microsoft's search engine has never done particularly well in the market against entrenched competitors like Google and Yahoo!. So the software giant is recasting Bing as a "decision engine" rather than a general search engine, a service that help people make decisions with more confidence. And Microsoft has settled on a number of popular but more complex search types that it says will differentiate it from the competition. These include shopping, travel, news, health, maps, images and video.

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