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Apple's App Store Needs a Radical Revamp; How Would You Go About It?

rpresser SHUT IT DOWN, SHUT IT ALL DOWN. (249 comments)

There's no good reason to have an app store. We lived without app stores for decades. We can return to not having them.

about 2 months ago
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The XBMC Project Will Now Be Called Kodi

rpresser Re:Why shouldn't something for the XBox... (188 comments)

If you cared to actually read the rest of the fucking article, you'd realize that it's been several years since the software was even COMPILABLE for the original Xbox. Idiot.

about 3 months ago
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Nightfall: Can Kalgash Exist?

rpresser Re:fundementally impossible (86 comments)

The problem is not the six suns but the constraints on the planet and moon:

* that the planet's orbit be stable over thousands of years. Millions or billions, if you want life to evolve.
* that the moon stay invisible at all times -- never be illuminated enough by any sun to be visible.
* that the moon be wide enough in angular size to eclipse one sun for over a day!

If you read this paper, you see they settled on a moon the same mass as Kalgash but with the density of Saturn! How could such a system possibly arise?

about 3 months ago
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Drive-by Android Malware Exploits Unpatchable Vulnerability

rpresser Re:errr that's Unpatched not Unpatchable (120 comments)

Yes, because everyone has the resources to migrate to another country at any moment, just because they dislike their phone contract. Your username is incorrect, it should be IDiot.

about 8 months ago
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The Double Life of Memory Exposed With Automata Processor

rpresser Re:When CPU meets RAM. (32 comments)

Somewhat similar. Also resembling WISARD, which used RAM like a neural network.

The essential point to think about is that a 1GB RAM can act as a cellular automaton with a billion cells. There's no algorithmic complexity to defeat because there's no algorithm. Of course the harder the problem gets, the more cells you need....

about a year ago
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Former Director of the ISS Division At NASA Talks About Science Behind 'Elysium'

rpresser Re:Another bad Hollywood Movie? (366 comments)

Read a bit more carefully. He's not saving the overpopulated earth. He's saving a few millions of people. The rest are written off for dead.

about a year ago
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Former Director of the ISS Division At NASA Talks About Science Behind 'Elysium'

rpresser Dr. Evil's true plan revealed (366 comments)

Two HUNDRED BILLION Dollars!

about a year ago
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Cell Phone Powered By Urine

rpresser Pubcrawl sense (88 comments)

Actually this makes sense to me for pubcrawls. Hook up the loo where everyone pisses to a bank of batteries, and let anyone at the bar plug in.

about a year ago
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Review: Star Trek: Into Darkness

rpresser Re:not a fan (514 comments)

You meant a tenet of writing, not a tenant -- an article of faith, not someone who lives inside.

Brought to you by A.S.S.H.A.T.S. Grammar & Usage division.

about a year and a half ago
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Review: Star Trek: Into Darkness

rpresser Re:not a fan (514 comments)

Hey Pegg, you've got a bit of something brown there on your nose.

I would pay TRIPLE ADMISSION if JJ replaced all the headache-causing lens flare with just 5 minutes of thought-causing idea.

I'm not knocking lens flare because I'm smug. I'm knocking it because it fucking hurts my goddamn eyes and leaves me with a half hour headache after the movie ends. No way am I seeing this in 3D.

While I'm griping ... has JJ Abrams ever done ANYTHING without dragging fucking time travel into it eventually?

about a year and a half ago
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Review: Star Trek: Into Darkness

rpresser Re:not a fan (514 comments)

If you use up screen time with pretty colors and snappy writing, by definition, there is less time for careful exposition of complicated ideas.

about a year and a half ago
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Cause of LED Efficiency Droop Finally Revealed

rpresser Re:multiply (308 comments)

or 5 billion inane Slashdot comments per hour.

about a year and a half ago
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Cause of LED Efficiency Droop Finally Revealed

rpresser Re:multiply (308 comments)

I prefer the open bar.

about a year and a half ago
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Cause of LED Efficiency Droop Finally Revealed

rpresser Re:multiply (308 comments)

Built them with your own bare hands, did you?

about a year and a half ago
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Cause of LED Efficiency Droop Finally Revealed

rpresser Re:multiply (308 comments)

How about enormous aboveground supercapacitors? We could call it .. cloud storage.

about a year and a half ago
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Cause of LED Efficiency Droop Finally Revealed

rpresser Re: multiply (308 comments)

If you're on your fourth dementia already, your brain probably has enough holes in it to carry current and function as its own LED.

about a year and a half ago
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Physicist Proposes New Way To Think About Intelligence

rpresser This is so sad (233 comments)

The universe developed intelligence as a way of making entropy wind down faster ... which will destroy all intelligence ... which is a tragedy because the winding down was necessary to create us ... and the universe WANTED TO SEE US SUFFER.

about a year ago

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