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Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

sribe Re:You want to bet? (299 comments)

Then it's not his property, it's the neighbourhood association's property.

Who the fuck do you think the "neighborhood association" is, dumbass???

It would be composed of the property owners in the neighborhood, who also own some part of the property jointly, meaning, if you can follow this complex trail of logic, that he is one of the owners of the property in question.

2 days ago
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Breakthrough In LED Construction Increases Efficiency By 57 Percent

sribe Re:You know what this means (181 comments)

Then there's the TV, the TV cable box, a heater...everything got the electrical tape band aid treatment. I even put a black screen wipe over my cell phone in it's charger cradle that likes to let me know it's charged by beaming me in the face with green light. Tablets get charged with their cases closed and the laptop charger goes face down into the carpet.

NONE of that shit, with the sole exception of maybe the heater, belongs in the bedroom. Period. End of discussion.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Software Issue Tracking Transparency - Good Or Bad?

sribe your fundamental problem (157 comments)

Is that your sales team is lazy. They could most certainly turn this to the company's advantage and make it a strong selling point, but that would be different than what they're used to, and require some though and effort on their part.

2 days ago
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IBM Solar Concentrator Can Produce12kW/day, Clean Water, and AC

sribe Re:OK (268 comments)

Even that, at 5 cents a kWh, 12 kWh comes to 60 cents of electric power a day. Their contraption looks like a couple ten thousand dollar thing, and the economics are simply not there.

You weaken your point when you exaggerate like that. $0.05/kWh electricity is pretty rare, $0.10 - $0.25 is the common range, and if you want to use a single number for a quick sanity check, $0.15 would be a pretty good one.

5 days ago
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Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

sribe Re:They sold 10 million units of last years tech? (206 comments)

At a guess I'd say he's referring to the iPhone 5C which is still on sale and is essentially the technology of the iPhone 5.

Perhaps. But given the context and his exact words, he was obviously implying that the iPhone 6 is the old technology he was referring to. Then when challenged, he just posted a link to an iPhone 5, without clarification. So, yes, the 5C is 2-year old tech, and yes, Murdoch5 is dishonest ;-)

Which I can only see as a glowing endorsement for the efficiency of iOS in how it manages to still run so smoothly even on older hardware.

Agreed.

about a week ago
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Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

sribe Re:Sales figures are news now? (206 comments)

There are more Android devices to choose from. Choice is good for consumers, but means that individual models can't hit Apple's numbers.

That's generally true. Although the top-line Samsung models don't have a lot of competition, and it's legit to compare them to iPhones. But I'm not really trying to do that; I'm just pointing out that Samsung does not provide the numbers.

about a week ago
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Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

sribe Re:They sold 10 million units of last years tech? (206 comments)

It's amazing the iPhone sells, it's old technology outfitted with pointless style...

What exactly is old technology? Take a moment, think about your answer ;-)

about a week ago
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Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

sribe Re:Sales figures are news now? (206 comments)

Samsung sold 5 million Galaxy 5S phones...

An analyst estimates that Samsung sold 5M in the first month; Samsung does not actually release sales numbers.

about a week ago
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Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

sribe Re:Sales figures are news now? (206 comments)

How many phones does Samsung and Google sell every time there is a new Android phone?

They never release actual sales figures like Apple does. They only speak in vague hand-wavy terms about the great success of each release. In fact, Apple is actually the only manufacturer of phones or tablets who releases actual sales figures. (Samsung has occasionally released "shipped" numbers sometime between stuffing the channel and starting to take the returns...)

about a week ago
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Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

sribe Re:A I recall (275 comments)

What some vids don't show is that Bart kept following and harassing him multiple times before the punch. Buzz would walk somewhere else to avoid him, and Bart would soon follow, sticking the Bible in his face and taunting him. If you didn't see the whole thing, it may look like Buzz was unreasonable. It shows that video evidence can strip out context if not complete.

There is actually more to the story than even that. Very soon after it happened, the little fuck sent out his video, in which he challenges Aldrin to swear to the truth of the moon landing, and BOOM, Aldrin punches him. But there were bystanders who also recorded the incident, and all their videos had the little fuck yelling "YOU'R A LIAR AND A COWARD AND", and BOOM, Aldrin punches him. In other words, the little fuck actually edited the video and changed what he was saying in a pathetic attempt to make Aldrin look bad.

about a week ago
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Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

sribe Re:There are numerous other obvious flaws (275 comments)

...but I agree that there are numerous other bizarre factors that may point to conspiracy...

No, there are not. None whatsoever. All of the "other bizarre factors" are equally as ridiculous.

about a week ago
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Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

sribe Re:There are numerous other obvious flaws (275 comments)

In addition to all the above, how does "a photograph" show fluttering?

Well, there's actually video; the conspiracy dumbass either misspoke when he called it a photograph, or he's actually seen a still photo with wrinkles in the flag and assumed it was fluttering. Either way, there's video, and the flag is obviously not "fluttering in the breeze" in any normal way--in fact, if you know what a standing wave looks like, that's exactly what it's doing in the video...

about a week ago
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Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

sribe Re:There are numerous other obvious flaws (275 comments)

And there is tension and torsion in the metal frame that holds up the flag, because with (as you mention) no breeze, they needed something else to hold it out. Because of the tension and torsion, the supporting arm vibrated a little at first, like a spring, and that makes waves in the flag material.

In fact, if you've ever done the high-school physics experiment where you generate a standing wave in a tray of water... If you compare the motion of the flag in the video to a flag fluttering in the breeze vs a standing wave, it's blindingly obvious that what you're watching in the video of the flag on the moon is a standing wave. The two motions are quite different and easy to tell apart.

about a week ago
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Kickstarter Lays Down New Rules For When a Project Fails

sribe Re:Risk aversion (203 comments)

But, smart VCs can impost their own requirements on the project and its management, can monitor all aspects closely and typically can decide to either continue support or cut off funding.

And yet, what we're talking about happens anyway, which is my point ;-)

about a week ago
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Kickstarter Lays Down New Rules For When a Project Fails

sribe Re:Risk aversion (203 comments)

Those that are slowly falling behind on their targets can remain in denial until, poof, the money's all gone. I mean, that's just human nature.

I'd just like to point out that before KickStarter, this exact thing happened all the time, even though angel investors and VCs were far more involved in monitoring the companies they invested in than kickstarter could ever be. So yes, it will happen with KickStarter, no question.

about a week ago
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NVIDIA Launches Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 GPUs

sribe Re:What we need here... (125 comments)

Imagine the possibilities.

Oh, you mean like a karma score for submitters, which would influence the priority in the queue of their submissions. We can only dream ;-)

about two weeks ago
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Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

sribe Re:lockin (261 comments)

The iPhone is just an underpowered palm computer with touch interface instead of keyboard/mouse of a laptop. Is the portability premium so high, or the case so shiny, that we have to pay 2 times the cost of a powerful laptop while getting computing power/memory of a 5 year old laptop?

No, the cost of miniaturized components is higher. And that's not even counting your gross exaggeration, the iPhone is 2 times the cost of a crappy barely-functional laptop, NOT a "powerful" laptop.

about two weeks ago
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Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

sribe Re:Memory doesn't cost that much. (261 comments)

Apple's continued refusal to add a MicroSD slot is just more of their way of ripping off their customers.

Or, it's just more of keeping things simple. Not requiring users to keep track of what's where, nor which flavor of memory can used to store apps, nor what will disappear when the card is pulled out to replace it and what will remain.

I don't *want* to use a MicroSD card in my phone. (This, coming from a guy who just built his own ZFS-based 28TB server at home...)

about two weeks ago
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Next Android To Enable Local Encryption By Default Too, Says Google

sribe Re:If you believe this (126 comments)

Encrypt locally and send the data encrypted to backup.

But then you cannot make the data available to the user through web-based apps...

about two weeks ago

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