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Vastly Improved Raspberry Pi Performance With Wayland

sp332 Re:Yes, let's bring that back (259 comments)

What kind of changes did you make to your kernel build? And what CPU and I/O schedulers are you using?

about a year ago

Cosmos Remake Coming To Fox In 2014

sp332 Re:A SCIENCE GUY (193 comments)

With Seth MacFarlane as executive producer, of course it will be.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would You Look For In a Prosthetic Hand?

sp332 Re:Dean Kamen - Luke (173 comments)

I used to work at DEKA. I didn't work on the Luke arm, but I got to talk to the engineers and a couple of early adopters. I think it is a great idea for an artist. The arm's controls are modular. They accept many different kinds of inputs, and the actions are even programmable with macros. You can get hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, upper arm, or shoulder configurations. It is as light as a 50th percentile female arm (including the batttery!). It's precise enough to pick up a grape without crushing it. It allows enough finesse in multiple degrees of freedom to allow a double-amputee to eat cereal without spilling it (which Dean Kamen jokes even he can't do :) I saw a guy use a macro to control an electric drill to handle the changing torque while he controlled how fast the drill went. I think it would be a great choice for an artist.

about a year ago

New Process For Nanoscale Filtration Holds Promise of Cheap, Clean Water

sp332 Salt molecules? (116 comments)

Salt is a crystal formed by ionic bonds, there's no such thing as a salt molecule. They must be making holes small enough for a single sodium ion. Not sure why they need to tailor the holes for each chemical, though. Just make them a bit bigger than water molecules, right? Than I guess a second filter that's a bit smaller, to remove contaminants that are smaller...

about a year and a half ago

Chromebook Takes Top Place In Laptop Sales On Amazon

sp332 Re:Lame? The Slashdot blessing (372 comments)

I like my Cr-48, but I wouldn't pay $250 for it.

about a year and a half ago

Android Options Mean "Best" Browsers Might Surprise You

sp332 Re:Interesting, but not that useful (251 comments)

Fennec has officially been promoted to Firefox for Mobile, for about a year now. They also removed XULrunner in favor of more native code, so it uses a lot less RAM. The Firefox Beta I'm running scores slightly higher on than the desktop Aurora version of Firefox I'm running now.

about 2 years ago

City of Heroes Reaches Sunset, NCsoft Paying the Price

sp332 Re:They could have at least handed it off to someb (290 comments)

The company is trying to move players over to another game. The whole point is not to let players keep playing this game, so they'll look for a new one.

about 2 years ago

New 25-GPU Monster Devours Strong Passwords In Minutes

sp332 Re:Lockout? (330 comments)

Sending the hash over the network doesn't work. Anyone who knows your *hashed* password could log into the machine by sending the hash, effectively making your hash *into* the plaintext.

about 2 years ago

Adobe EULA Demands 7000 Years a Day From Humankind

sp332 Re:It could be worse (224 comments)

But you're not legally liable to buy a Snickers bar, whereas you are legally bound to follow the terms of the EULA. It's not optional.

about 2 years ago

Splashtop's Cliff Miller Talks About Their New Linux App (Video)

sp332 Re:Hold on, let me check something... (96 comments)

The URL actually says ?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=PRWeb&utm_campaign=LinuxStreamer-20121128

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Good Linux Desktop Environment For Hi-Def/Retina Displays?

sp332 Re:No one cares (234 comments)

ATSC HDTV (all digital broadcast TV in the USA) can by 720i or 1080i (among others). In fact 1080p is not a supported resolution.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Good Linux Desktop Environment For Hi-Def/Retina Displays?

sp332 Re:KDE (234 comments)

Yup, they were made for Android and are under the Apache license.

about 2 years ago

UK Government Mandates the Teaching of Evolution As Scientific Fact

sp332 Re:I disagree. (783 comments)

We were taught the 4 elements, along with several different atomic theories, and a couple non-atomic theories (that is, that materials are continuous instead of being made of smaller parts like atoms). We were also taught several theories of celestial mechanics including epicycles and angels. Some class time was specifically dedicated to debating random philosophical ideas students came up with; in fact extra time was scheduled outside of class for several professors and any students who wanted to show up. I was also taught about 6 versions of creationism (from Idimmu Xul's sibling comment), and a few strains of evolution like punctuated equilibrium. I also was taught a lot of philosophy from Aristotle to Camus, a lot of theology (mostly Christian of some form, but a lot of it was inconsistent) etc.

In addition I learned modern physical theories like quantum mechanics (chemistry, cryptology, and physics), general relativity (with worked examples of real systems like GPS), and post-Mendelian genetics (incomplete dominance, linkage, maternal inheritance).

Because of this, I knew my way around the "space" of various fallacies, and I am familiar with what evidence supports which theories. With years of defending my ideas in various fora, what I have concluded is true is a young-earth "literal 6-day" creation, and a personally involved, omnipotent, creator-savior God. My point here isn't to start a debate. I'm just pointing out that you can't predict people that well.

about 2 years ago

Spaun: a Large-Scale Functional Brain Model

sp332 Re:Close... (101 comments)

If I make a robot that kills people, am I responsible for the deaths? If I make an AI that lusts after my neighbor's wife, am I responsible?

about 2 years ago

IPv6 Deployment Picking Up Speed

sp332 Re:Provider slowness. (158 comments)

Setting up an IPv6 tunnel is not hard to do. A couple minutes and you'll have IPv6 internet access. (just for example) walks you through it, then you can install 6orNot in your browser to show off :)

about 2 years ago

Entangled Particles Break Classical Law of Thermodynamics, Say Physicists

sp332 Re:Would not one have to spend energy... (222 comments)

Since you're not *un*-entangling the particles during the experiment, the energy used to entangle the particles shouldn't matter. Besides, they're not talking about a specific amount of energy, they mean there is a technique to sort *all* of the higher-energy particles into one side of the box. That means you can extract some energy from the diffusion when the particles re-randomize, and then do it all over again to collect (over time) an unbounded amount of energy.

more than 2 years ago

The Web Is Not the Internet

sp332 Re:And 2+2=4 (412 comments)

Why do we have 1.0 and 1.00 and 1.000 and 1.0000... and 1/1 and 2/2 and 3/3 and 4/4... and 1^0 and 2^0 and 3^0 and 4^0 and... they're all 1, and so is 0.99999....

more than 2 years ago

Firefox OS Will Win Big With Developers - Mozilla

sp332 Re:And WebOS failed because? (229 comments)

You know Firefox Home is not a web browser right? What makes you think it uses Webkit?

more than 2 years ago


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