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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

qpqp Re:PLEASE! (221 comments)

I wasn't aware that I had a problem until my Joomla and Wordpress websites became unstable several months ago.

What? You were not aware that Joomla and Wordpress are being cracked wide open on a regular basis?
It's almost the same as:

U: "Hi, I am running windows."
A: "And?"
U: "I have a problem..."
A: "You already said that."

6 hours ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

qpqp Re:Nope they are clever (322 comments)

More importantly, does it work, when the phone's battery is dead?

2 days ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

qpqp Re:Jailbreak (322 comments)

I mean for regular users (who jailbreak).

2 days ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

qpqp Re:Jailbreak (322 comments)

I wasn't talking about mobile payment, but access to the tech (which is available to devs through private APIs anyway). A jailbreak will just make other uses available, which will probably appear in iOS 8.1 or 9, or whatever.
Think invisible QR codes and stuff.

2 days ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

qpqp Re:Jailbreak (322 comments)

Ok, cue in 10..., 9..., ...

go with Samsung

No thanks. Yuck!
Now, HTC is a different story, but I still prefer iOS.

2 days ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

qpqp Jailbreak (322 comments)

NFC for other uses made available through jailbreak in 3..., 2..., 1...

2 days ago
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3D-Printed Car Takes Its First Test Drive

qpqp Re:Level of Abstraction (132 comments)

LOL, way to turn an argument around. What I did and what I didn't do doesn't change the fact that this is not a 3d printed car, my friend.

4 days ago
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3D-Printed Car Takes Its First Test Drive

qpqp Re:Level of Abstraction (132 comments)

Since I generally present the things I do as the things they are, I'd probably think that it's kind of cool, but that's where it stops.
In fact, if I'd have come up with a way to put the non-printed parts in the car in place via conveyor belt or robot arm, or another way of actually assembling the car automatically, before making a show out of printing a shell, then I'd think it's cool.
These guys went for WOW-ing the sheeple and VCs instead.
Did I mention that I dislike (marketing) bullshit in a (quasi-) serious setting?
I'd be proud if I would have come up with a fully functioning prosthetic arm driven by a brain-computer interface that costs a few thousand bucks, vs. the ~6-digits that are paid usually. This is just like the original facebook to me: nothing special, just existing things refitted to make a profit.

4 days ago
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3D-Printed Car Takes Its First Test Drive

qpqp Re:Level of Abstraction (132 comments)

(No engine, motor. One part.)

Engine ( "a machine that changes energy [...] into mechanical motion") == motor ("a machine that produces motion or power for doing work") [Merriam-Webster].

So, if an engine is one part, a tire is one part too and then, maybe, it's made of 40 (aggregate) parts/objects."
Is it a game changer? Doubtful. Step in the right direction - possibly.
A printed house including (pre-fab'd) wiring and communications, that's a game changer IMO. A printed "enclosure" of a car (even with "seats") is just the same old news scaled to a larger size (and with rather coarse resolution to boot).

5 days ago
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3D-Printed Car Takes Its First Test Drive

qpqp Re:Level of Abstraction (132 comments)

So for you the engine is one part, and thus you are talking from the perspective of a relatively high abstraction level.
Q.E.D.

5 days ago
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3D-Printed Car Takes Its First Test Drive

qpqp Level of Abstraction (132 comments)

A car most definitely does have more than 40 parts.
However, if you have a relatively 'macro' level of abstraction and a "part" for you is the gearbox and another is the engine, then maybe you'll be able to say that this one has 40 parts.
In reality, though, the engine alone has more parts than that.

5 days ago
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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

qpqp Re:Biggest SD Card? It is Like Nothing! (210 comments)

Announcing for world first time, biggest ever microchip, invented by Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader.

FTFY. Don't mess up the facts, buddy.

about a week ago
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Learning About Enea's Real Time Linux Embedded OS (Video)

qpqp Realtime (27 comments)

What kind of realtime is this? Soft, hard, imaginary, wannabe? Sorry, can't be bothered to watch a 10 minute video to find that out and this should be specified, when talking about realtime systems.

about two weeks ago
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Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?

qpqp Re:Probably not. (546 comments)

Regardless of this digression, that's the gist of what you said, so beat it.

about two weeks ago
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Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?

qpqp Re:Probably not. (546 comments)

You do realise the purpose of quote marks, no?

You do realize, that not everything in quotation marks has to be a quote, regardless of your attempted "assault on my credibility?" (See what I did there?)

Look I can see you're pissed

I'm not pissed, just providing a counter-weight to your purely anecdotal "wisdom" you're "providing" here. (Oh, he did it again.)

The fact that it doesn't make you better than people with experience shouldn't upset you

I'm totally chill, dude, so chill in fact that you may call me Mr. Mellow, if "chill" is too nu-school for you.
I'll always have an edge over most other self-taught people (except for those, who make a point of studying actual theory), not only due to the fact that I've been constantly acquiring real-world experience over the past 15+ years, sophisticated, (some - very) well-paying and quite demanding projects in terms of knowledge and understanding requirements, but also, because the theoretical foundation (which doesn't change a lot, if you know) will always (on average) allow me to understand concepts better than someone, who only focused on practical applications.

A degree is certainly good for getting your first job. But after that it becomes less and less useful for work, as experience gives you the real knowledge you use day to day.

You must have had a shitty experience in higher education, because what I've learned in university and now teach to others helps me every time I work on anything and is a formidable foundation on which to further my studies and expand knowledge.
As you might have guessed, I went (much) further than just getting a bachelor.

about two weeks ago
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Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?

qpqp Re:Probably not. (546 comments)

Yeah, in contrast, there's a point in giving advice such as "a CS degree is not worth the effort." A grandmaster of wisdom you are, gramps.
Should I get off your lawn now, or would you like me to dig you a deeper hole?

about two weeks ago
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Japanese Firm Showcases "Touchable" 3-D Technology

qpqp Re:piffle (41 comments)

I think this is a valid concern, however, if you think about it, when we're distracted and focus on something else (e.g. visual or auditory stimulation), it doesn't have to be as fast as your nervous system, just close enough to it.
That's the way pocket thieves work.

about two weeks ago
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Japanese Firm Showcases "Touchable" 3-D Technology

qpqp Re:This is much cooler (41 comments)

Yes, for me "worth it" means the functionality and abilities, not how much it costs. My time and nerves are worth much more than gold.

about two weeks ago
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Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

qpqp Re:Which Invasion? (205 comments)

Their alleged "teleporting" to Novoazovsk area is also remarkable.

The way you put it, makes this tragedy almost seem funny, but we don't know how large their forces, and what their tactics and core stratagems were. So this is just a possibility.

about two weeks ago

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