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Mathematicians Use Mossberg 500 Pump-Action Shotgun To Calculate Pi

sanosuke001 Um, no? (301 comments)

Except that, as a mathemitician, I know PI ~= 3.141592654. How does this help if you can only get to two significant digits?

2 days ago
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Slashdot Asks: Will You Need the Windows XP Black Market?

sanosuke001 Re:Editing? Anyone? (244 comments)

I think this is more about Microsoft selling patches to companies who pay for extended support and then someone releasing the official-but-private patches to the public tubes, not about a third party making their own patches and releasing them.

about two weeks ago
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Camera Module Problems May Delay Samsung's Galaxy S5

sanosuke001 No thanks Samsung/NSA (70 comments)

I was rushed into a phone purchase by my parents who needed me to pick a new phone while I was driving through a traffic circle. I was talking to them via handsfree but couldn't concentrate enough and they were in a time crunch and NEEDED and answer. I begrudgingly chose the S4 because I liked the Samsung-made Nexus I had been using.

To my dismay, it's lock via Knox and made secure for use by the NSA apparently. I can't install CyanogenMod and their touchwiz UI is horrid. I'm never buying another Samsung phone again, regardless of how nice the hardware looks on paper.

about a month ago
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Goodbye, Google Voice

sanosuke001 Google Voice Don't Go! (166 comments)

I use Google voice exclusively. It allows me to have a phone number separated from my service provider which I probably won't have forever (so I don't have to worry whether I'll be able to port my number over). It allows me to make phone calls from my computer for phone interviews and the like (headset/mic so I can type). It also allows me to text people without paying Verizon a dime for bullshit reasons.

about 1 month ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

sanosuke001 Similar Situation (983 comments)

I have a similar situation; 18.6 TB RAID-Z at home (8 3TB drives) using FreeNAS and with the new update it shows it was initially set up using a non-native block size (I was a bit naive regarding the settings when I first set it up) and I'd like to rebuild it but I have no way to backup 14+ TB. Also, I would like to have a backup in case more than one drive dies (1 parity works well but I could still suffer a catastrophic failure). I've looked into tape backup but anything that seems like it'd have enough storage to be practical (1+ TB per tape) seems excessively expensive and the 100GB tapes seems like it'd be unmanageable.

about a month ago
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'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official

sanosuke001 Cities are worse (606 comments)

Cities are expensive, crowded, dirty, and noisy. I'd rather live/work outside of a "city" than work in and either commute or use public transport. The expense is the biggest concern.

about 2 months ago
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Krugman: Say No To Comcast Acquisition of Time Warner

sanosuke001 Re:Let them merge then split (187 comments)

Except they know the issues now for the most part; they can do it right if they want.

about 2 months ago
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Krugman: Say No To Comcast Acquisition of Time Warner

sanosuke001 Let them merge then split (187 comments)

Let them merge and then split into two companies; the one that owns the fiber/hardware and the one that sells services. Force the hardware company to sell bandwidth to anyone that wants to offer services.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Local Sync Options For Android Mobile To PC?

sanosuke001 Re:Google Plus (146 comments)

As the summary stated, something other than that as it requires an apache/mysql setup that is open to the internets

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Local Sync Options For Android Mobile To PC?

sanosuke001 Re:Google Plus (146 comments)

Except he is using an Android phone which probably came with it pre-installed. He doesn't need to use it for social networking; just use it as a media sync.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Local Sync Options For Android Mobile To PC?

sanosuke001 Google Plus (146 comments)

You can have Google Plus keep your photos/videos updated in your plus account as private. Then, you can download them to your pc if you need to. It does mean that google has your stuff but don't they anyway with it on your phone? If this bothers you, stop using your phone.

about 2 months ago
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Iconic Predator-Prey Study In Peril

sanosuke001 Editing (84 comments)

That last statement could be considered non-English...

about 2 months ago
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A Dedicated Shell For Git Commands

sanosuke001 Re:Or just use an IDE (96 comments)

Edit your eclipse settings to insert only Unix-style line endings (I think under formatting rules and editor preferences) and if you have legacy code, use the "convert line delimeters to" item in the file menu.

about 2 months ago
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Why We Need OpenStreetMap (Video)

sanosuke001 OpenStreetMap Server (118 comments)

I actually pushed to add OpenStreetMap tile support to our geo-spatial stuff at work. I even went and made a VM with the world database and pre-compiled metatiles so I wouldn't hammer their official servers. It's definitely nice to have imagery (even if it isn't satellite) even if you're on a standalone network and don't have internet access.

When anyone can download a few hundred gigs and build their own maps server I see that as a good thing (TM).

about 3 months ago
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Surrey Hit With Catnado

sanosuke001 WTF Slashdot (95 comments)

What is this, the local fucking news?

about 3 months ago
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Google Releases Dart 1.1

sanosuke001 Re:If MS wrote dart for IE instead (161 comments)

Any replacement for javascript is a step in the right direction. If they dropped dynamic types altogether it would be a much better alternative than it already is.

about 2 months ago
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4K Is For Programmers

sanosuke001 Dual Dell 30" 1600p (520 comments)

Currently at work I and all of my co-workers all have dual Dell 30" 2560x1600 monitors. I agree that screen real-estate (resolution, not directly the physical size) makes a huge difference. I wouldn't go back to a single 1200p (never 1080p) setup ever again; I have dual 28" 1200p screens at home for the same reason (not the 1600p ones because of cost at home). However, I am unsure of the 39" form factor for a single monitor; I think I'd rather have dual 30" monitors at lower res than a single 4k at 39". Though, the new 31.5" 4k screens from Dell/ASUS/etc would be a nice replacement for my 30" ones...

about 3 months ago
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Ford Exec: 'We Know Everyone Who Breaks the Law' Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car

sanosuke001 Re:Why does Ford need this data? (599 comments)

Doesn't Ford support an Operator Assistance thing? They use a built in GPS for sending a tow to you or help you with directions etc.

about 3 months ago
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I'd rather pay for my space latte with ...

sanosuke001 Re:Should be "gold pressed latinum" (265 comments)

Yes, the latinum is so precious that each bar has a very small amount mixed with the gold; without the gold pure latinum would either be excessively expensive for a bar that could be handled or so small that handling it for transactions would be impractical.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Adds Node.js Support To Visual Studio

sanosuke001 Re:Stop with JavaScript (197 comments)

I had to do some JavaScript at work and talked them into letting me use Dart instead; unfortunately, Dart isn't perfect either (get rid of the dynamic typing and get Dart VM support (instead of it running dart2js) and get it out of beta and it would probably be a lot better. It's definitely a step in the right direction but still too dynamic for me. I prefer structure.

about 5 months ago

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Penny Arcade Sells Out

sanosuke001 sanosuke001 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

sanosuke001 writes "Penny Arcade has taken the crowdfunding idea from the other direction; try to fund an existing, and already successful, operation via their fans. With 29 days to go they have already passed their initial goal of $250,000 USD and are on their way to reaching some very interesting stretch goals including new Lookouts and Automata strips, an ad-free penny-arcade.com, revived podcast, and my personal favorite: Jerry Holkins cosplay which will be decided on by the fans.

They will be giving out some pledge goodies like t-shirts, autographed prints, digital versions of their first two books, Stream codes for Rainslick Precipice of Darkness Episode 3. For those with deep pockets: promises of twitter following, re-tweeting, an internship for a day, hang-outs with the PA crew, and even a shirt-of-the-month club, just to name a few."

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1 MW E-Cat Cold Fusion Test Completed

sanosuke001 sanosuke001 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

sanosuke001 writes "Andrea Rossi's E-Cat 1MW Cold Fusion test completed in Italy with 30+ attendees including Professors from the University of Bologna, the Associated Press, NyTeknik, Focus.it, and additional physicists. The test failed to reach the 1 MW load goal, however, reached 479 kWh in looped mode. Some skepticism is still warranted as the prospective customer, although satisfied with the test, remains anonymous. According to an article at Wired (http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-10/29/rossi-success), there has been some speculation that the covert customer could be DARPA. Also, the generator used to initialize the E-Cat device was apparently connected for the entirety of the test but assured that its output was turned off. I, for one, have a little hope in this being real but take it with a very large grain of salt."
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