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A Link Between Wormholes and Quantum Entanglement

techtech This is correct (186 comments)

This is the direction. Thanks.

about 8 months ago
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25,000-Drive Study Gives Insight On How Long Hard Drives Actually Last

techtech True in many cases (277 comments)

My disks lasts mostly for a long time, the few times I thought it was failed it actually was other things, as bad ram (never buy value ram) bad controller card in external drive etc.

about 9 months ago
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SSHDs Debut On the Desktop With Mixed Results

techtech Apple Fusion (154 comments)

Yeah I have setup the fusion system with a Mac Pro (4 disk bays), with a OWC 128gb and a fast enterprise 7200 rpm disk. runs about half ssd speed range ++, Very stable very satisfied with it, there is good tutorials of settings this up on the net. Plus you have space for another disk that backups this combination every hr. Reason is that I use software that stores a lot on system disks, so this works better than buying expensive large size ssds.

about 10 months ago
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Android Rules Smartphones, But Which Version?

techtech Re:Android versions (298 comments)

FYI:

CM9->CM9.1= 4.0->4.04
CM10->CM10.1=4.1->4.2

about a year and a half ago
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Android Rules Smartphones, But Which Version?

techtech Android versions (298 comments)

Have been running different versions of Android on my average phone; Galaxy S which I got for free from a friend. It would of course be stuck with a sluggish 2.3.6 if I used samsungs offical releases; with the explanation from them that it is not capable of running 4+. They just lie, it works much better and more stable with CM7 and 9 and I am planning to upgrade to the 10 stable now... I mean the old galaxy s looks so up to date GUI-wise (vanilla android 4+) and the smoothness of GUI motion that casual people believe this is current gen. That people buy the new Samsung stuff and argue against apple is beyond me. Samsung just rip you off by stopping updating the phones after maybe less than a year. Smart users like slashdotters of course can hack and tweak, but the casual person do get this. and just create e-waste by design. If it was cars, an iPhone would be maybe a BMW / Audi with a good service deal, and Samsung a top model Daewoo or Hyundai, with no service. And all the the androids out there (50%) does not accelerate any development of real good apps either, people does not want more keyboards, useless widgets... and I guess many users that is stuck on 2.3 variants, is looking on their friends Iphone and would buy that as their next phone. It is really hard to argue for android for the casual user. The only good Android out there is vanlilla, either in CM variants or Nexus, but that is again for advanced users. *CM = Cyanogenmod.org

about a year and a half ago
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MIPS Technologies Porting Android 4.1 to MIPS Architecture

techtech MIPS for super computers (100 comments)

Seems like MIPS has been used in budget super computers lately in China. Nice that they are early out with porting this. Someone should make a cheap unbranded, unthemed, vanilla. android phone.

about 2 years ago
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Occupy Flash?

techtech Re:Ten times bigger. (507 comments)

You should take a look on these samples:

http://raphaeljs.com/

You can also animate vector (svg is native i modern browsers, some gpu accelrated even) with fallback for older browsers, (which raphael takes care of) Maybe not there yet, but another sign that flash plugin will die.

About the open source project, sure, but no one have bothered making a good plugin then, why bother.

more than 2 years ago
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Occupy Flash?

techtech Protocol instead of plugin (507 comments)

I think they should open it, and it should not be plugin, but a protocol, as in flash://adobe.com would launch the app/anim/advanced air application/whatever in flash.app / flash.exe or your open source choice for executing flash.

And at this time when you can do everything for the most in html (html5/csse3/js) it just need skills., why should you embed the really advanced stuff flash could do like 3d games etc. For HTML pages, html is the best.

Then I do not need to restart the browser everytime there is an update to flash either, much safer than a forced execution of flash (I use flashblocking), I do not see the reason for a page to have a lot of different flash animations one page, that scenario would usually be just ads.

And you do not need flash for playing video, that era is over. If you are a developer and can not manage to make a cross platform player / solution and a worst case fallback to flash, you should not develop that page.

more than 2 years ago
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Terror Attack On Norwegian Government

techtech Re:The terrorist (401 comments)

what they say now.

about 3 years ago
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Terror Attack On Norwegian Government

techtech Re:It's not "terror" (401 comments)

I fear this, it started now, therefore I am terrorized.

about 3 years ago
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Poisoned Google Image Searches Becoming a Problem

techtech Re:Mac is vulnerable too (262 comments)

So there is not any sensational about this. The zip, unzips on a "unsecured" computer (opens "safe" files), but you have to run a mpkg manually that resides in your download folder, little chance that this happens, if the user are not aware of what a mpkg is anyway. Safari gives you few indications other than the download manager that a file is downloaded.

more than 3 years ago
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Poisoned Google Image Searches Becoming a Problem

techtech Re:Mac is vulnerable too (262 comments)

Safari / Mac OS X latest versions as 08.05.2011 CET As I happen to use the Google image search a lot, and open each image (from google results) in a tabs (collect them) and after that reviewing them. Today I searched for different architecture related things and managed to open this this FAKE AV page, a lot of times, differnt pages. And the file that is downloaded is "anti-malware.zip" [1,9 MB on disk (1 872 571 bytes)]. This file contain "MacProtector.mpkg." I am sure I do not have the default settings, because I review every programs settings before I am starting using it, as a common proceedure. I have the open secure files automatically option off, it was not opened. As far as I know Safari does not consider a zip a secure file, and there is not an automatic execution of mpkg inside a zip as standard?

more than 3 years ago

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New evidence for oceans of water deep in the Earth

techtech techtech writes  |  about a month and a half ago

techtech (2016646) writes "Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of New Mexico report evidence for potentially oceans worth of water deep beneath the United States. Though not in the familiar liquid form—the ingredients for water are bound up in rock deep in the Earth's mantle—the discovery may represent the planet's largest water reservoir. This research was published in Science "
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Mars rover finds complex chemicals but no organic compounds

techtech techtech writes  |  about a year and a half ago

techtech (2016646) writes "Although NASA's Curiosity rover hasn't yet confirmed the detection of organic compounds on Mars, it's already seeing that the Red Planet's soil contains complex chemicals — including signs of an intriguing compound called perchlorate.
The first soil sample analysis from Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars lab, or SAM, was the leadoff topic today at the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting in San Francisco. The findings were eagerly awaited because of rumors that the Curiosity team was on the verge of announcing major findings — and although NASA tamped down expectations, the scientists said they were overjoyed with the first round of analysis."

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Cyanogenmod 9 stable is out (means Android 4 ICS)

techtech techtech writes  |  about 2 years ago

techtech (2016646) writes "Builds for CyanogenMod 9 stable will be rolling out to our servers tonight. As noted before, this will be the end of the line for the ICS branch of our code; only critical bug fixes will be merged moving forward.

Tonight’s release is for the majority of our ICS supported devices, the stragglers will catch up, and we will leave the door open for merging in additional devices from maintainers, external and internal. The team itself, will focus solely on Jelly Bean and maintenance of the CM 7 codebase.

On the topic of nightlies, this release also serves as an end to our CM 9 nightlies, to make way for nightlies chock full of Jelly Bean goodness. A follow-up post will be made when we enable those builds."

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Tevatron scientists announce their final results on the Higgs particle

techtech techtech writes  |  about 2 years ago

techtech (2016646) writes "After more than 10 years of gathering and analyzing data produced by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Tevatron collider, scientists from the CDF and DZero experiments have found their strongest indication to date for the long-sought Higgs particle. The Tevatron results indicate that the Higgs particle, if it exists, has a mass between 115 and 135 GeV/c2, or about 130 times the mass of the proton."
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IBM celebrating 10 years since Deep Blue beating Kasparov

techtech techtech writes  |  more than 2 years ago

techtech (2016646) writes "On May 11, 1997, an IBM computer called IBM ® Deep Blue ® beat the world chess champion after a six-game match: two wins for IBM, one for the champion and three draws. The match lasted several days and received massive media coverage around the world. It was the classic plot line of man vs. machine. Behind the contest, however, was important computer science, pushing forward the ability of computers to handle the kinds of complex calculations needed to help discover new medical drugs; do the broad financial modeling needed to identify trends and do risk analysis; handle large database searches; and perform massive calculations needed in many fields of science."
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Terror attack on Norwegian government

techtech techtech writes  |  about 3 years ago

techtech (2016646) writes ""A large explosion has hit near government headquarters in the Norwegian capital Oslo.

The blast is thought to have caused damage to the offices of Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and a number of other official buildings.

Initial reports suggested Mr Stoltenberg was unharmed.""

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