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VGA and DVI Ports To Be Phased Out Over Next 5 Years

scorpivs Re:That is why it is being killed off. (704 comments)

+ uhf + vhf + crt + vhs + h2o + cash + any service without surrendering your maternal beaker's maiden name...

huh. the caps for the acronyms got me a warning:

Filter error: Don't use so many caps. It's like YELLING.

well, good luck with that, too.

more than 2 years ago

Cloud Computing Democratizes Digital Animation

scorpivs Re:Yes it really is a game changer (167 comments)

Amen, Amen, I say to you!

fireteller2, you are obviously one to understand thoroughly

the pragmatic benefits of 3D animation rendering via the net.

As a hobbyist, I can appreciate the ability to send the many

thousands of frames comprising a 5 minute sequence to a

more advanced farm with larger capacity than my i7 940

could -- or even should -- be expected to endure.

Add to that, the ability of such inexpensive wonders as

Grid for Carrara and LuxRender to bring to bring to bear

the tools for effects and quality everyone wants, but until

recently had been locked away in some dungeon alongside

scores of humans, hand-painting individual celophane sheets

for somebody else's amusement.

more than 2 years ago

The Curious Case of Increasing Misspelling Rates On Wikipedia

scorpivs but I must put more of it on bad teachers (285 comments)

I was going to comment, but I get tired of being chastized for 'correcting the teacher.'
Did you even bother to proofread your post? Or was it your purpose to obfuscate?

more than 2 years ago

Sony, Universal and Fox Caught Pirating Through BitTorrent

scorpivs Copy-and-paste Defense (284 comments)

So, if a private citizen were to site this as a defense in legal procedings ...? "By highlighting the above our intention is not to get anyone into trouble, and for that reason we masked out the end of the IP addresses to avoid a witch hunt. An IP address is not a person, IP addresses can be shared among many people, and anyone can be behind a keyboard at any given time."

about 3 years ago

TV Ownership Declines For Second Time Since 1970

scorpivs Arbitrary Figures (349 comments)

Where do they get these numbers? I am among the 18-49 demographic; I don't recall anyone asking me this year or last year whether I watch or even own a tv; I for one, was around in 1975, and I don't recall anyone asking me back then, either. Yes, I know what a correlation coefficient is. Additionally, I belong to several paid internet survey sites, which earn me several hundred dollars every year answering questions about products and services I have or use and none of them ever asked me whether I have or even own a tv. What was their resource base, a town of 5,000 people near Salem, Massachusetts?

about 3 years ago

EU Court Adviser Says Software Ideas Can't Be Copyrighted

scorpivs Time, gravity and decay are processes (196 comments)

Right. I think I'll just patent the process by which an apple falls from a tree.

about 3 years ago

Scientists Developed Artificial Structures That Can Self-Replicate

scorpivs Carter! (127 comments)

Does General Hammond know about this?

more than 3 years ago

CERN Experiment Indicates Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos

scorpivs Re:Aristotle (1088 comments)

Plenty interesting, indeed. And thanks for the procedural insight, I'm sure I'm not the only one who can benefit from that.

Truth be told, I was only jesting about the quality of the neutrinos used, whether they were cheap imports, and that maybe CERN should have used neutrinos from German manufacturers, or even US manufactured stock.

Still, I'd just love to see some information entropy data, and
I hope this whole development doesn't turn out to be
a simple case of some spoon in a glass of water.

more than 3 years ago

CERN Experiment Indicates Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos

scorpivs Aristotle (1088 comments)

So, Einstein was wrong. Big deal. I've been telling people that for years. The rules in the third dimension don't necessarily apply to that which exists in the fourth. Of course, there is the remote chance those particular neutrinos are from the same experiment 10,000 years from now... Where, exactly were those neutrinos made? Did they lose any information?

more than 3 years ago

11th Circuit Eliminates 4th Amend. In E-mail

scorpivs Re:Why the court is wrong (490 comments)

...does not mean the Government can break into your house and read the copy you made. Conversely, the fact that the recipient of the mail does not have Fourth Amendment rights in the copy does not mean that the government can break into the recipient's house to read the original.

Further, the sender does not give up any copyright protection and it does not mean the recipient can copy or has copyright protection, but that the recipient has the responsibility to refuse to copy for third-parties i.e., "Sam."

more than 4 years ago

Internet Nominated For 2010 Nobel Peace Prize

scorpivs Sci-Nett? (259 comments)

IMHO it is a dangerous mistake, and a premature one, to elevate the status of the internet to that of a life-form; the internet is neither designed nor intended to serve any purpose but to benefit its creators - the human species - as a tool as well as a toy, be this by bettering the quality of life for species other than our own, the environment or the devices of, by, from or relating to its sovereign specie. It is an artiface, nothing more. That much having been said, I feel we should commend ourselves as [that] uncontested sovereign species, focusing on how better to impact our evnvirons, than change the natural laws of physics for light and transient causes. The nomination may seem innocous, but I find it entirely frivolous and I hold it in contempt.


more than 4 years ago

The Weird Science of Tossing Stones Into a Lake

scorpivs Re:On The West Coast... (89 comments)

What an insightful way to show that YOU get the reference without actually giving ANY information to others on what the reference is. Jackass.

I did not mean to impute; however, and after having been modded 'Troll,' in retrospect: Point taken.

Now, shall we dispense with this business of stoning and getting stoned...?

more than 4 years ago

Radio Hams Fired Upon In Haiti

scorpivs Re:Whiteknighting reaches a new low. (265 comments)

If I were certain you are female, I would marry you.
[And] read 'books.' If not, do you have a sister?

*It* highly improbable that the ignoramus poster (and countless thousands of others) committed a mere typographical error by missing exactly those *two* key presses to form...

Methinks thou doth propense as such (making your own case-in-point?)

more than 4 years ago

The Weird Science of Tossing Stones Into a Lake

scorpivs Re:On The West Coast... (89 comments)

I guess most slashdot readers never read that story.

Until presently, I'd always assumed it was a requirement for membership.

Sadly, it has occurred to me just now, that story was indeed in book form
and therefore is likely no longer considered pertinent by trolls and the like.

more than 4 years ago

Challenge To US Government Over Seized Laptops

scorpivs Infernal Gateways (246 comments)

I read somewhere (Dante, I suppose) that there exixt special accomodations for lawyers and the like.

more than 4 years ago

Control Your Apps Without Your Finger

scorpivs Pull my finger... (119 comments)

fixed that.

What's this on your shirt...

Hey, look over there...

The technology may mean the end to rude people, if it's not impolitic of a person to point that out.

more than 4 years ago

Intel Launches Wi-Di

scorpivs Whodunnit... (172 comments)

and Wi-Didthey?

more than 4 years ago

Nexus One vs. Top 10 Phone Security Requirements

scorpivs Re:N1 vs Iphone (189 comments)

There's an app for that.

more than 4 years ago

The Rise of Machine-Written Journalism

scorpivs cow in the the road (134 comments)

[We] can only hope and pray these otherwise award-winning programmers
have the communication skills necessary to once and for all preclude the
possibility of common spelling, grammar and punctuation errs.

"Dog Rescues it's Master" and
"Join the News Team and I" instead of

...[its] Master, and ...Team and [me]

--might be good enough for a precocious third-grader, but it is uneducated drivel.

more than 4 years ago

FCC's New Broadband Plan Prioritizes Competition

scorpivs Competitors...?! (71 comments)

I'd like to see private individuals -- the everyday people who share their wi-fi with their neighborhood -- included among those qualifying for these government-funded 'subsidies.'


Fixed that for ya.

about 5 years ago


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