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Student Uses Oculus Rift and Kinect To Create Body Swap Illusion

perryizgr8 Re:LOL ... (84 comments)

those electrical stimulators mildly shock muscles to force a friend to mirror the user's movements). It's an imperfect system

LOL, what could possibly go wrong?

There's a super(hero|villain) origin story in here waiting to happen.

VR, dodgy electrical shocks, a budding young scientist, a Microsoft product and Facebook... quick, someone should sell this to Marvel. =)

you forgot :P

13 hours ago
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What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

perryizgr8 Re:Tricky (152 comments)

and there is the question of time and data too. when i watch locally, its usually 1080p. when i watch youtube, i usually set it to 480p because of my slow internet. so even though i might watch more youtube in terms of the time watched, the data transfered is way less than local 1080p content.

2 days ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

perryizgr8 Re:Not just version 4.9 (728 comments)

the problem is not kernel-debugging, the problem is debugging bugs caused by the compiler misrepresenting your c code in assembly.

3 days ago
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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

perryizgr8 wtf (701 comments)

wtf is a "Go! phrase"?

about two weeks ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

perryizgr8 Re: "As it lays 18,000 off workers" (529 comments)

amen to all of that. its a huge problem here in india, i hope it doesn't catch on in the us too. and if nadella does indulge in stuff like hiring stupid guys just because they would work for peanuts, he deserves all the hate. but my point is, traditionally microsoft has NOT done this. they hire only the best, regardless of the ethnicity of the employee being hired. and they pay them more or less at par with americans.

about two weeks ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

perryizgr8 Re:"As it lays 18,000 off workers" (529 comments)

yeah, i'm unable to capitalize. see here's a capital 'a'. oops, just can't seem to press shift together with any other key.

about two weeks ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

perryizgr8 Re:"As it lays 18,000 off workers" (529 comments)

Given that you apparently do not know what a capital letter is...

thanks for the personal attack, and a blatantly stupid one at that. yeah, i got thru 12+4 years of english education without coming across a capital letter.

Furthermore, I think that your English comprehension skills are lacking, due to your claim of "racism" being present. Nobody cares that Indians are Indians. Nobody cares what color their skin is.

it's a matter of opinion. i guess a troll wouldn't be able to comprehend that.

blah blah...call center...blah blah

this is not about call centers based in india, this is about indians being hired to work inside the us. again, your hatred (racism?) is eclipsing your comprehension skills.

about two weeks ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

perryizgr8 Re: "As it lays 18,000 off workers" (529 comments)

The truth is that the American worker is realizing that his talent is not so unique anymore. People educated in India can and do exceed the level of American born, American educated guys. And that truth is obviously hard to swallow.

about two weeks ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

perryizgr8 Re:"As it lays 18,000 off workers" (529 comments)

i don't get this whole racism against indians thing. i am an indian, english is my second language. i am in the 99th percentile according to the gre verbal test. microsoft ceo is a guy completely educated in india. you think he is worse than the thousands of american microsoft employees?

about two weeks ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

perryizgr8 Re:Free market economy (529 comments)

regulation would work in reducing immigrant workers, but microsoft would simply move whole divisions overseas. in totality, us jobs will decrease, not increase. i would think that inviting the smartest people from other countries and letting them create wealth inside the us would be better than less jobs in the us.

about two weeks ago
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World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

perryizgr8 Re:No public drug use (474 comments)

i think they mean 'its so good that people just can't stop playing it' when they say their game is addictive. the addiction of heroin might be a completely different kind.

about two weeks ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

perryizgr8 Re:Battery not removeable? No HTC One M8 for me. (702 comments)

the most successful smartphone (GS4) has a removable battery. The second most successful smartphone (GS3) has a removable battery. These were able to trump iphone due to small nitpicks like this only. MotoX is not selling at all. You are one of the few people who think less choice is good (in battery replacement).

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Announces 'Fire Phone'

perryizgr8 Re:wi-fi (192 comments)

1 year old phones (gs4) support ac. look harder, man.

about a month ago
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Samsung Debuts Thin Galaxy Tab S With Super AMOLED 2560X1600 Display

perryizgr8 Re:Units! (176 comments)

because kilograms is the SI base unit.

about a month and a half ago
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Starbuck's Wireless Charging Stations Won't Work With Most Devices

perryizgr8 Re:The game is over here is why (114 comments)

TIL that wireless internet is ubiquitous because of starbucks. Who would've thought!

about a month and a half ago
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Starbuck's Wireless Charging Stations Won't Work With Most Devices

perryizgr8 Re:Why not just an outlet? (114 comments)

huh? issues can't travel thru 5VDC lines.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

perryizgr8 Re: It true !!!! (711 comments)

Hardware difference between the s3 and s5 is immense. Please read up.

about 2 months ago

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Scientists create bacteria with expanded DNA code

perryizgr8 perryizgr8 writes  |  about 3 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  |  more than 2 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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