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The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

slashmydots american company (243 comments)

They're an American company so Europe can eat a big bucket of stfu.

11 hours ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

slashmydots reminds me of (257 comments)

I was just arguing with ultra conservative dumbfucks on Facebook who think climate change is a media conspiracy. Now that they're shrunk to like 3% of the population (and their own stupidity is hopefully killing them off) I think we have a level of support that could actually get this done. I think we have numbers from 10,000 years ago from trees. We have numbers from Mt St Helens. We have numbers from more recent volcanoes. We have simulations over years from nuclear weapons. We also have giant food reserves in bunkers. I say go for it.

yesterday
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Windows Kernel Version Bumped To 10.0

slashmydots really? (152 comments)

It's Windows 8.1 with a start menu. They didn't rewrite the kernel from scratch so that puts it into 6.4 - 6.99999 range. It's an arbitrary, meaningless number and it's in an OS that they named 10 for no logical reason. They're trying to assign meaning to that?

yesterday
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

slashmydots holy crap (534 comments)

Despite that book being completely true to life, I'm not one to jump all over something and call it sexist but that sounds incredibly sexist. Most feminist feminazis make exaggerating their full time job but that book sounds almost purposely sexist.

2 days ago
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Google Maps Crunches Data, Tells You When To Drive On Thanksgiving

slashmydots Re:"Ham Shop" (60 comments)

Coming from someone who thinks "pie shop" and not "bakery" I'm not surprised.

2 days ago
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People Trained To Experience an Overlap In Senses Also Receive IQ Boost

slashmydots neat tricks (60 comments)

I'm surprised there aren't more neat tricks like this. I learned to offload some 3D geometric simulations to my subconscious and instantly having it hand back a result. It's complicated but basically you send a request to the part of your brain that's responsible for unconscious generation of realistic objects in dreams and it returns a proper, accurate result without having to consciously make the determination yourself. That's why I can solve problems at superhuman speeds while doing 3D modeling at my work. I'm actually the CIO and they made me part time 3D designer because of that :D

I also heard about techniques that any normal person can do to memorize and entire deck of cards. Someone covering an international memorization competition as a journalist thought he should try it out and then went on to win it the next year, proving anyone can do it.

I should also mention that it's unbelievably easy to learn to speedread. I learned it in one day. I also learned a technique to gain control of and remember all dreams you have. I had mixed success. It's a bit harder. But why are there not more brain tricks like this becoming popular? Most are not even difficult!

2 days ago
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Google Maps Crunches Data, Tells You When To Drive On Thanksgiving

slashmydots orly? (60 comments)

I say microwave some potatoes and Skype it up from home if traffic is bad. Then at least the dinner can't turn into a fist fight, lol.

2 days ago
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WhatsApp To Offer End-to-End Encryption

slashmydots Great (92 comments)

I know next to nothing about whatsapp but from what wikipedia says, it's basically a bypass for texting and media-data sending fees for cell phone companies. Every one I've ever heard of has been banned by Apple at least and sometimes Android after pressure from carriers. What the heck let this one stick around? The same goes for VOIP services over data preventing people from going over their minutes. Those got banned the day they rolled out of the last 10 years. Now that it's encrypted it's superior to direct cellular sending of texts and pictures but since the NSA can't spy on it, get ready for some fake claims that it's costing the cell companies money in lost overages.

2 days ago
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Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

slashmydots bankruptcy time (382 comments)

Let me predict the future a little here. Yahoo will realize that everyone with a brain, aka a portion of Firefox users, will immediately switch to Google as the default. That will be followed by either Mozilla locking it in and dropping to 0.0001% market share or Yahoo pulling out because it's not profitable and Google not taking them back, resulting in a drop to 0.0001% market share due to the company self destructing.

2 days ago
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Court Shuts Down Alleged $120M Tech Support Scam

slashmydots just kill them (124 comments)

SERIOUSLY, just kill them. Just rip their intestines out and hang them by them. I am so fucking sick of people walking into my repair shop and telling me I'm wrong, they're not scammers, they didn't fall for anything, and they don't want to lose their alleged lifetime membership to unlimited support. In fact, everyone stupid enough to fall for this bullshit should be thrown into a volcano with the people who originally did it.

2 days ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

slashmydots I can't wait (222 comments)

You know how consoles usually stay unchanged for 7 years performance-wise? That'll be fun in the near future.

2 days ago
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Microsoft Azure Outage Across the Globe

slashmydots darn! (159 comments)

Now I have to tell my boss that clouds aren't made out of magical unicorn cotton candy crystals after all!

Juuuuust kiiiiiddding. We don't use cloud services.

2 days ago
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Jolla Crowdfunds Its First Tablet

slashmydots the problem with this (54 comments)

The problem with any new product release whether it be from those morons over at AGPTek or alleged professionals over at Samsung is that you have to wait a few weeks for reviews to outline any massive defects. Like a lot of Rockchip tablets (which is the manufacturer behind at least 50 different low end tablets for various brands) had trouble with the DC charging pin snapping off and with the tablet failing to turn on while charging. I don't care what a company's history of reputation is, they can still get screwed over by Chinese part makers lying to them about the quality of one specific part. That or engineering stupidity like for example the bending iphone 6. Because of that, blindly crowdfunding a tablet that isn't even made yet is a VERY bad idea.

3 days ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

slashmydots suicide (424 comments)

Hey guys, Obama's approval rating is in the toilet partially because of the NSA scandal? You know what we should do? HOP ON BOARD!

3 days ago
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Elusive Dark Matter May Be Detected With GPS Satellites

slashmydots Re:wrong wrong wrong (67 comments)

Satellites orbiting earth with atomic clocks have been correcting for time dilation from moving at 24,000 MPH or whatever for decades. They all adapt with leap-milliseconds and if there was something in addition to dilation throwing them off, the anticipated corrections wouldn't be working. They are though.

3 days ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

slashmydots stupid bullshit (424 comments)

Here's a question? How many terrorists are stupid enough to discuss their plans on Facebook, Myspace, and freaking Instagram? Not to mention unencrypted cell phones and texts? NOBODY is that stupid!

3 days ago
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Elusive Dark Matter May Be Detected With GPS Satellites

slashmydots wrong wrong wrong (67 comments)

Satellites? Okay, here's one for you. The Voyager spacecraft. It traveled outside the solar system and the only minute unpredictable change in vector was due to heat radiating infrared photons from its metal. The measurements were THAT sensitive! And it interacted with exactly zero dark matter. You think some GPS satellite orbiting Earth is going to come up with different results?

3 days ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

slashmydots complete nonsene (494 comments)

The sun is free. This is like calculating impact energy without knowing the mass. You HAVE TO specify the variable of the desired payoff period to calculate some sort of pretend parity level. Since maintenance is practically zero, the sun costs zero, and you only pay for solar panels once, it never will "hit parity" with traditional sources because it costs nothing. You have to keep buying coal and natural gas to run a power plant.

3 days ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

slashmydots In my area (494 comments)

In my area there's an extremely well funded (bribed) bill that the electric company is ramming through our legislature that will make the pay for back-fed electricity send into the grid like 5x lower. That's about as blatant as it gets when it comes to CO2-producing assholes being assholes.

3 days ago
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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Android Lollipop Update Performance Explored

slashmydots Re:irrelevant (57 comments)

OH GOOD! I freaking love wireless mouse delays. Sometimes when I can't get mine to 100ms delay, I just bury my hand in sand instead for the same effect.

3 days ago

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