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Neutrino-Powered Financial Trading In Our Future?

suburbanmediocrity Re:Depressing (275 comments)

-- James Burke (Science Historian)

more than 2 years ago

Existing Solar Tech Could Power Entire US, Says NREL

suburbanmediocrity Re:You'll Have To Claw That Oil Out Of My Cold Dea (589 comments)

Wow, the quality of slashdot comments has really declined over the years. Reposting the same canned responses as I can find on any other newsite.

more than 2 years ago

New Molecule Could Lead To Better Rocket Fuel

suburbanmediocrity So it goes. (121 comments)


more than 3 years ago

Cheap 3D Fab Could Start an Innovation Renaissance

suburbanmediocrity Re:Nothing New (258 comments)

Logged in to make this comment. People have been doing this for a long while. Over at you can find dozens of people who've built their own machines as well as links any and all material that you might need to buy. And they build all types of machines from 8-axis titanium milling to 2-axis wood routers. It's a fairly big hobbyist industry.

more than 3 years ago

UK ISP To Prioritize Gaming Traffic

suburbanmediocrity Re:Illegal under Net Neutrality (196 comments)

Bandwidth is not the same as latency. If I push though 1Mb in 1ms and the other 999ms nothing, it can be quite different than 1kb every 1ms. Both users see data throughput of 1Mb/s, the former would experience unacceptable details for gaming.

more than 4 years ago

Video Quality Matters Less If You Enjoy the Show

suburbanmediocrity From an engineering seminar (366 comments)

that I attended for DigitalTV, the claim was made that studies indicated in the US viewers were more concerned with sound and audio whereas in Japan these preferences were reversed.

more than 4 years ago

Where To Start With DIY Home Security?

suburbanmediocrity Adopt a dog (825 comments)

Best security system available. At least according to an insurance adjuster relative who told me that security systems don't work. Plus you can have a wonderful companion and maybe even save a life,

more than 4 years ago

Electric Car Subsidies As Handouts For the Rich

suburbanmediocrity Re:Build it... and they will come. (589 comments)

Is that even possible? Fuel:battery energy density ratios with efficiency added in are in the neighborhood of 50-100:1.

more than 4 years ago

Do Scientists Understand the Public?

suburbanmediocrity Re:Wait... They want them to dumb things down... (511 comments)

I think it was Feynman who said something like

If you can't explain it to a kindergarten student, then you don't understand it yourself

more than 4 years ago

Google Introduces, Then Scraps, Bing-Style Background Images

suburbanmediocrity Re:Google has lost their identity (466 comments)

I really, still don't see the issue with this.

Apparently neither did Google.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft a Weak Link In Possible Cyber War

suburbanmediocrity Re:Microsoft Weak Link ... (371 comments)

I thought TRON was the most widely used OS on the planet.

more than 4 years ago

Is OS/2 Coming Back?

suburbanmediocrity Re:WPS (432 comments)

Personally I like: It will utterly destroy your computer.

more than 4 years ago

Is OS/2 Coming Back?

suburbanmediocrity Re:WPS (432 comments)

Someone has finally developed a strategy to kill Linux.

more than 4 years ago

Cato Institute Critique of Software Patents

suburbanmediocrity I sit in my bedroom (242 comments)

and write infringing software just because I like to stick it to the man.

about 5 years ago

Windows 7 RTM Reviewed & Benchmarked

suburbanmediocrity Re:The competition is OSX (792 comments)

I think that it's a mostly bad idea from a general purpose perspective, but I've worked with a number of POSIX compliant COTS embedded OS's, all have which have bash like shells, but only as an option with the purposed tasks being called directly.

I'd think that it'd be a bad idea to rely on the existence of a shell for an application...but I really don't have any experience here. In my experience, sometimes you want a shell for maintenance purposes, butmore often than not, you leave it out to save space.

more than 5 years ago


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