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Paul Allen Lends Personal ROV To Study Coelacanths

pyrosine Credits (32 comments)

I think any billionaire would have done

more than 2 years ago
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Study Finds Frequent Gaming Changes Your Brain

pyrosine Re:Do I have grey matter... (171 comments)

No. For third posts claiming to be first? Maybe

more than 2 years ago
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Man Calls 911 To Fix Broken iPhone

pyrosine Re:Locked screen? (244 comments)

"112" is just for European emergency services. I find that phones have all of the emergency numbers for all of the countries they are being sold to (so me being from the UK, I get the US codes) which I suppose is easier than customising it based on destination.

more than 2 years ago
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In-Vitro Muscle Cells, It's What's For Dinner

pyrosine Re:Monsanto (619 comments)

Perhaps not through selective breeding, but random genetic mutation can cause it and last I checked that has been occurring since the start of life in the universe.

more than 2 years ago
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Answers.com Now Only With Facebook and Own Login

pyrosine Re:Reeeaaal smart (127 comments)

They sell it to advertisers to create custom advertisements for $USER (or generate the custom advertisements themselves, although I imagine it's more lucrative and easier to sell it out)

more than 2 years ago
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Anonymous Hackers Take Down Child Porn Websites

pyrosine Re:Covering up (481 comments)

Are you kidding me? Have you seen the amount of attempts by countries trying to take down sites far outside their jurisdiction? Just look at the example of the pirate bay - endless american entities attempting to take down a swedish site. So what do they do? Alter political will in that country to bend it to their will - something that was actually shown to have happened in the leaked cables.

more than 2 years ago
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EU Debates Installing a Black Box On Your Computer

pyrosine Re:Fuck you Italy (459 comments)

I think he was referring to the genocidal losses that would be wrought by nuclear weapons. The lack of a functioning civilization does mean the lack of economical problems.

more than 2 years ago
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Analysis of 250,000 Hacker Conversations

pyrosine Re:No, they aren't. (111 comments)

Jury riggers could be an alternative

more than 2 years ago
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Amazon Kindle Fire Surfaces

pyrosine Re:Murderer (521 comments)

Agreed - no one seriously needs a camera or a microphone, and at $200 it is affordable. A good move by amazon.

more than 2 years ago
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European Users Overwhelm Facebook With Data Requests

pyrosine Re:Spoiled Children...... (214 comments)

If I remember correctly it isnt just for certain deals in spotify's case - it is to register

more than 2 years ago
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Stunning Time Lapse of the Earth From the ISS

pyrosine Re:Light pollution (180 comments)

I think if they can afford a space trip, and they are affordable, it is an acceptable price to pay for light pollution - especially since with it comes exploration of space and even extraterrestrial colonies

more than 2 years ago
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Google To Honor "Don't-Track-Me-Bro" Requests

pyrosine Seems unlikely (129 comments)

To say the least

more than 2 years ago
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Find My IPhone Used To Locate Plane Crash In Chile

pyrosine Re:Cool (95 comments)

He pointed out people shouldn't be worshiping the iPhone because other smart phones have the exact same feature - hardly being a "fanboy"

more than 2 years ago
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See a Supernova From Your Backyard

pyrosine Re:Discovered within hours of its explosion? (182 comments)

You seem to be troubled here: The light from some number of hours after the star going supernova has finally reached us after 21 million years

more than 2 years ago
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PS3 Counter-Strike To Support Keyboard and Mouse

pyrosine Re:Awesome. (168 comments)

It is - at the end of episode 2 (right before Eli Vince was killed), Gordon was brought in on the project of checking out the Borealis - which is described as the main research facility for aperture labs (or at least it presumably is seeing as after it was lost, they could no longer compete for the government grant that black mesa went on to win). Not to mention the multiple references in portal to black mesa.
Unless you are insinuating that they link in the portal gun device - that would certainly be interesting.

more than 2 years ago
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Was This the Phishing E-mail That Took Down RSA?

pyrosine Re:All it takes (165 comments)

This isnt necessarily true - unless you have entirely separate networks for departments that dont need access to another department's resources, there will still be access elevation bugs that can be exploited. Phishing the login of someone as basic as the cleaner (dont ask me why they would have computer access) could quickly elevate to root access - opening up other computers on the network to attack

more than 2 years ago
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Social Media a Threat To Undercover Cops

pyrosine Re:Here's an idea. (252 comments)

Would be easier if facebook just offered an opt-out option (even better - make it default) for facial recognition

more than 2 years ago
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Linus' First Linux Post, 20 Years Ago Today

pyrosine Re:My first post (181 comments)

I think he was insinuating Linus is in fact a deity

more than 2 years ago

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New CCTV site in UK pays people to watch

pyrosine pyrosine writes  |  more than 3 years ago

pyrosine (1787666) writes "Have you ever felt like being paid for watching live CCTV footage?
The BBC are reporting CCTV site, "Internet Eyes" is doing exactly that. Offering up to £1000 to people who report suspicious activity, the scheme seems an easy way to make money.
Not everyone is pleased with the scheme though, the Information Commissioner's Office is worried it will lead to voyeurism or misuse, but what difference does it make when you can find said webcams with a simple google search?"
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Where to start in DIY electronics?

pyrosine pyrosine writes  |  more than 4 years ago

pyrosine (1787666) writes "I've been thinking about this for a while and have had no idea where to start.
I have little or no previous experience in electronics — just what is covered in GCSE physics (wiring a plug and resistors — not much, I know).
The majority of my interest lies in the wireless communication side of the field — ie ham radios and CB — but I am also interested in how many things work, one example being speakers, simply to better understand it.
I would preferably like to start through some form of practical guide rather than learn the theory first but just what I would search for such a walkthrough deludes me."

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