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Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations

radarskiy Re:Two questions (147 comments)

"Why didn't Apple buy Bose?"
The day ain't over yet.

9 hours ago
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Nightfall: Can Kalgash Exist?

radarskiy In other words, have not shown it possible (82 comments)

"we found that the system is possible for short periods of time"

They state that their configuration is "stable for a few hundred years", and their graphs only extend to 400 years. The eclipse cycle in the story is 2049 years and has repeated enough times that people are starting to detect that it is fact repeating.

In reference to tidal forces from the Trey-Patru binary they state "(Though subsequent generations of the Kalgash people will face dangerous scenarios.)".

Their configuration actually has not been shown to be survivable for even one cycle.

2 days ago
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Nightfall: Can Kalgash Exist?

radarskiy Re:Stability (82 comments)

The story depends on
a) the cycle repeating enough times that people cans start to figure out that it is repeating
b) sufficient conditions for life to evolve in the first place

So if you do not require that the cycle be permanently stable, then you require two different life-supporting configurations and a transition that can also support life.

2 days ago
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AP Computer Science Test Takers Up 8,000; Pass Rate Down 6.8%

radarskiy Re:Inconceivable! (117 comments)

Not only does the data not support your conclusions, it does not even support your premise.

2 days ago
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Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

radarskiy Re:Advantages? (143 comments)

You are right: it *is* a poor firewall for a man. Or a woman.

3 days ago
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The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

radarskiy Re:the evil they do is always front and center (190 comments)

"U.S. Secret Service they guard the president and for some mind boggling reason, investigate counterfeit currency. "

No, they investigate counterfeit currency and for an accidental reason guard the president. At the time that Congress requested a protection detail for the President, the Secret Service was the largest law enforcement agency at the federal level. The FBI had not yet been created.

4 days ago
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The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

radarskiy No Information (190 comments)

Since DHS doesn't deal with actual information, it is reasonable that they do not respond to Freedom of Information requests.

4 days ago
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'Just Let Me Code!'

radarskiy Welcome to engineering (367 comments)

"because "spec" is a moving target that never solidifies. "
Too damn bad. Welcome to engineering.

" Agile processes...not even attempting to nail down requirements beforehand"
This is an acknowledgement of reality. Welcome to engineering.

Your argument boils down to "Engineering is hard". If it were easy, everyone would do it. Welcome to engineering.

4 days ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

radarskiy Re:The UN (454 comments)

Clearly, Israel should bomb the UN.

5 days ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

radarskiy Re:suspect results. (610 comments)

From the article "The study reveals nothing about the nature of the link between socialism and dishonesty."

So are you the one person who read the article before posting and are paraphrasing it, or yet another jackass who like to parrot a clever line without knowing whether it applies to the given situation?

5 days ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

radarskiy Re:let me correct that for you. (610 comments)

"Libertarian != Anarchist"
That sweeping generalization looks silly in the face of the existence of the Dallas Accord.

5 days ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

radarskiy Re:let me correct that for you. (610 comments)

Employing a Marxist theory of capitalism to refute socialism? Fascinating.

5 days ago
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A New Form of Online Tracking: Canvas Fingerprinting

radarskiy Re:Yet another reason to turn off Ecmascript (194 comments)

"The Amish reject technology across the board, whether useful or not."
Clearly, cell phones are not technology.

5 days ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

radarskiy Re:Who benefits (503 comments)

B52s are only operated by the US Military, and have 8 jet engines.
B777 have two jet engines and are not operated by any military.
An24/26 that had been previously shot down have 2 turboprop engines and also are incapable of flying at 33,000 feet.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?

radarskiy Re:Shitpost is shit (272 comments)

It is interesting that the submitter found the topic where it is even less useful to ask Slashdot than asking about the law.

about two weeks ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

radarskiy Re:Some more info: (752 comments)

MH1, which flies LHR to KUL, also trends to courses over the Sea of Azov. However, on both the July 10th and July 16th departures it took a route north of the sea. The latter departure was 14.5 hours before MH17. It seems plausible that this is just hunting for good tail winds.

On the other hand, KL809 which departed AMS just 3 hours before MH17 went to the south edge of the sea. BR76, LH782, and AF246 have been sticking to the north edge and center of the sea respectively, but neither had departures on July16.

about two weeks ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

radarskiy Re:Wow. Terrble Turn. (752 comments)

He found them left behind in a bar, with an iPhone prototype.

about two weeks ago
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Amazon Is Testing a $10-Per-Month Ebook Service

radarskiy Re:High useage (87 comments)

"Similarly, it makes zero sense to buy an ebook from B&N if it is available through this program."

If you *currently* have the subscription service then your *current* choice would be to not buy thorugh B&N. However, your *future* choices are not constrained if the terms of the service change unfavorable (since you can you just drop the service).

Since "constraint on future decisions" is what lock-in means, and there would be no constraint, there is no lock-in.

about two weeks ago

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