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AMD Radeon HD 7990 Released: Dual GPUs and 6G of Memory for $1000

phil_aychio frap frap frap (189 comments)

Who cares about the performance of the card BEFORE it hits the screen? If it is faster on-screen than the competitor, then it should be considered faster, because what other judgement could be made by the user?

about a year ago
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LHCb Experiment Observes New Matter-Antimatter Difference

phil_aychio I'm still not convinced... (129 comments)

...that we are definitely made of matter. If we were made of anti-matter, wouldn't matter actually look like anti-matter to us, only because it isn't what we're made of? Also, if matter and anti-matter existed in equal amounts at the beginning, wouldn't the remaining particles, regardless of what they are (after all the self-annihilation and whatnot) be considered matter by default?

about a year ago
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A German Parking Garage Parks Your Car For You

phil_aychio Re:What is plural of "Prius"? (131 comments)

Plural for Prius is Prii...much like the plural for octopus is octopii.

about a year ago
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Wrong Fuel Chokes Presidential Limo

phil_aychio Re:Um... (612 comments)

This theory doesn't apply to all early 80's GM cars...my first car was an 1983 Chevette Diesel, and the engine was sourced from Isuzu. it got close to 60mpg, but it had no balls whatsoever.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which Google Project Didn't Deserve To Die?

phil_aychio Re:Google Weather API (383 comments)

I mis Google spel chek

about a year ago
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Boeing 787s To Create Half a Terabyte of Data Per Flight

phil_aychio Re:flights? what flights? (213 comments)

I hope that is half a terabyte of 'everything is normal' messages, rather than half a terabyte of kernel oops

about a year ago
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Time Warner Cable: No Consumer Demand For Gigabit Internet

phil_aychio Re:Little interest? (573 comments)

I spend over $50 per month for what is considered the standard offering...15M down, 1M up. I could spend $50 more to get 50/5, but it really isn't worth it. So, yeah, what she says is probably correct - "We're in the business of delivering what consumers want". Translation: Not too many people are willing to pay twice as much for our fastest offering. ...but at least it isn't capped

about a year and a half ago
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1967 Gyro-X Car To Be Restored

phil_aychio Re:It just don't make no sense (140 comments)

run-flat tires would negate the "single-catastrophic flat tire' phenomenon described above

about a year and a half ago
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Leaked: Obama's Rules For Assassinating American Citizens

phil_aychio Re:DIY Slashdot poll (800 comments)

When they have committed up to 9 violent crimes without a weapon

Kill 10 and you're off the hook?

about a year and a half ago
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Kaspersky Update Breaks Internet Access For Windows XP Users

phil_aychio Re:Strong Protection (92 comments)

Now it is almost as secure as Ubuntu

about a year and a half ago
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Making Wireless Carriers Play Together

phil_aychio Re:Go Away (58 comments)

Something about this doesn't add up...at 78 dollars an hour, she would have had to work over 200 hours in one month to make that amount, yet it says '...just working on the laptop for a few hours", which is completely misleading. 50+ hours a week ain't trivial. I think your friends sister-in-law is embellishing, to say the least.

about a year and a half ago
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Islamist Hackers Shut Down Egyptology Research Journal

phil_aychio Re:Solve two problems... (564 comments)

If you like spicy, order yours with extra Jihad sauce

about a year and a half ago
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The Best and Worst From CES 2013

phil_aychio oh good... (152 comments)

my USB-enabled smart enema bag didn't make the top 5

about a year and a half ago
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IBM's Watson Gets a Swear Filter After Learning the Urban Dictionary

phil_aychio Re:2001 (310 comments)

WOW...welcome back, Eliza.

about a year and a half ago
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Razer Unveils High-End Gaming Tablet

phil_aychio The tablet built for Homer (136 comments)

This reminds me of the old Simpsons episode where Homer designs a car for his long lost brother's car company. "...and when I step on the gas, I want people to feel like the world is going to end. And the horn should play 'La Cucaracha'..." What eventually did them in was the price for all of the outlandish 'capability'...which very well may be the case here too. Those who don't learn from the Simpsons are doomed to...relive their...zany antics. Or something like that.

about a year and a half ago
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Biogas To Power Experimental Microsoft Data Center

phil_aychio Re:The jokes write themselves (55 comments)

I would expect the on-site cafeteria to play a part in this, especially when 'output' is low. Free broccoli and cabbage with every meal.

about a year and a half ago
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The Release Candidate For Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" Is Out

phil_aychio Re:names are so cool, not! (295 comments)

That's been out for a while now. The newest alpha RC is Teabaggin' Toad

about a year and a half ago
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Software Uses Almost 1/2 the Storage On 32GB Surface Tablet

phil_aychio Re:Full of microsoft (471 comments)

It's likely full of every Window$ feature known to man, which is accessible through an 'Anytime Upgrade'

about a year and a half ago
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NYC Data Center Needs Focus On Fuel

phil_aychio Re:Diesel does not last forever. (162 comments)

Of course it doesn't, but it doesn't have to go unused the whole time. In between disasters, you use the 'surplus' diesel it to fire up the generator periodically, and also do cutover tests to make sure the thing will actually work. If not, get it serviced immediately. Anything is better than finding out in a disaster that the generator doesn't work. If the diesel goes bad, you eat the cost and move on.

about a year ago

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