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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

sanosuke001 Re:Go is the greatest game (701 comments)

I wish I had mod points right now. I'll add some: Hoshi, Dame, Fuseki, Ko (my favorite),

about a week ago

Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

sanosuke001 Re:I disagree (390 comments)

Where is the info that this is what's happening? It looks like from Level3's blog that they've offered to pay for more interconnects to Verizon's router?

about two weeks ago

Researchers Find Evidence of How Higgs Particle Imparts Mass

sanosuke001 Billions or Trillions (91 comments)

So, one in 100 trillion proton-proton collisions exhibit this trait or whatever they're looking for but they only searched "billions"? I guess 100 trillion = 100,000 billions. Seems like they just didn't know the values they were using.

about two weeks ago

People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

sanosuke001 Re:Electric card (710 comments)

Or maybe they know their electricity comes from a source they're okay with? (nuclear, solar, wind, hydro) I know mine comes from nuclear and I'm okay with that.

about two weeks ago

Mayors of Atlanta & New Orleans: Uber Will Knock-Out Taxi Industry

sanosuke001 Was that quote from Mayor Reed? (273 comments)

The quote at the end of the summary sounded like it was from an illiterate nutjob; was that from Mayor Reed? I feel sorry for Atlanta...

about a month ago

House Majority Leader Defeated In Primary

sanosuke001 Re:Primaries themselves are bullshit (932 comments)

Exactly, allow anyone who meets certain criteria to run (so we don't have 300 names on a ballot) but do not force only 1 Republican, 1 Democrat, 1 Green, etc. Also, stop allowing money contributions; public funds only so everyone is on the same level playing field. Hell, stop listing their party affiliation altogether; list their viewpoints on major key issues (a touchscreen so you can scan through each candidate would be nice but a reference packet you can borrow would work as well). We should be doing everything we can to limit people just dumping money into a race and washing their competitors out of the public consciousness, attacking to excess (like Cantor tried to do), or not being able to effectively run against someone for not being rich as well as not allowing people to just walk in, search for the one R/D/G, choose blindly, then say "good enough." People should be informed and we shouldn't be helping them be lazy.

about a month and a half ago

Toyota Investigating Hovercars

sanosuke001 Re:Priuses? (186 comments)

It still sounds ridiculous.

about a month and a half ago

Toyota Investigating Hovercars

sanosuke001 Priuses? (186 comments)

The plural of Prius should be Priora if you're going latin; Priuses just sounds dumb.

about a month and a half ago

Netflix Ditches Silverlight For HTML5 On Macs

sanosuke001 Re:Linux soon? (202 comments)

Can't you just get a browser-id-changing-plugin and tell it you're using mac? I didn't RTFA and don't know what it does under the hood but if its just a "turn it on for this OS" and no other special installable bit, it should work?

about 2 months ago

Major ISPs Threaten To Throttle Innovation and Slow Network Upgrades

sanosuke001 Separate Hardware from Services (286 comments)

Just separate each companies' hardware from its services and make two companies, the hardware side being a Title II Common Carrier. Then, anyone, including the former companies' services division can now buy wholesale access and sell their services.

The infrastructure is expensive and it isn't feasible for more than one or two companies to install lines to every home. Have one utility company install the lines and sell to the services companies. It should have been done years ago.

about 2 months ago

FCC Chairman Will Reportedly Revise Broadband Proposal

sanosuke001 Re:More of the same likely; (105 comments)

This, completely. Separate their infrastructure business from their services business, make the first a CC and tell them to sell at wholesale to anyone that wants to play ball.

about 2 months ago

Richard Stallman Answers Your Questions

sanosuke001 Free Hardware? (394 comments)

Why did he keep assuming that the free hardware questions referred to "documented hardware" and not free hardware as he stated? When I think of free hardware I think of free designs that I can build myself with the right tools. In effect, it is documented hardware by default. Why assume the commenter didn't know what they were talking about? It seemed kind of mean-spirited.

about 3 months ago

The Upcoming Windows 8.1 Apocalypse

sanosuke001 Useful link? (293 comments)

As most people will have heard, Microsoft will end support for anyone who hasn't upgraded to Win8.1 Update 1 on May 8

So, how about a link to a press release from Microsoft for verification? It doesn't seem to be mentioned on their lifetime chart.(Windows Update Lifecycle)

about 3 months ago

OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

sanosuke001 Re:Here's the problem (196 comments)

I'm thinking of switching off Verizon for similar reasons after this phone announcement; CDMA phones are usually fucked with by Verizon because they're custom. I've never had reason enough to leave until now. It looks like it'll support T-Mobile networks and their LTE is passable where I live. Verizon's LTE is spotty at best anyway most places I go so why the hell not? Great phone, no bloatware, I'm intrigued.

about 3 months ago

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

sanosuke001 Ban Affirmative Action (410 comments)

Why do people need preferential treatment because they're of a specific race? How about banning the admission based on anything other than merit (including sports). If you're smart enough and dedicated enough to get admitted, you should be. If you're not, maybe you don't deserve to be. Not everyone needs to go to the most prestigous schools. Affirmative action seems more anti-white than pro-non-white.

about 3 months ago

SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

sanosuke001 RAID? (256 comments)

Doesn't creating a striped RAID make up most of the performance issues from using a HDD over a SSD? At that point, it's more the bus or CPU that's a limiting factor?

about 3 months ago

Mathematicians Use Mossberg 500 Pump-Action Shotgun To Calculate Pi

sanosuke001 Um, no? (311 comments)

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

about 3 months ago

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

sanosuke001 Re:Editing? Anyone? (245 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 4 months ago

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 4 months ago



Penny Arcade Sells Out

sanosuke001 sanosuke001 writes  |  about 2 years 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, 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."

Link to Original Source

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,, 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 (, 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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