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Analyzing Long-Term SSD Failure Rates

the_one_wesp AFAIK (149 comments)

Hasn't this always been the assumption? I've always been told by everyone in every discussion about SSD vs HDD that SSD has a lesser lifetime.

more than 3 years ago

McCain Decries "Hobbits," Accused of Ringbearing

the_one_wesp Should be tagged (722 comments)


more than 3 years ago

Robotic "Tongue" Lets You French Kiss Over The Internet

the_one_wesp Uh... future enhancements? (136 comments)

the inventor hopes to replicate the sensations of breathing, saliva and taste in a future model.

I would probably focus more on making it FEEL and MOVE like a squishy tongue. That would be the killer enhancement. Still not sure I'd partake... but that'd be the logical direction to go... make it wet and squishy and more flexible.

more than 3 years ago

Amazon Responds To "App Store" Lawsuit From Apple

the_one_wesp App Store vs appstore (414 comments)

Well... from the looks of Amazon's logo, they don't use the term 'App Store', which I would agree, for the sake of software distribution platforms, shouldn't be allowed to be trademarked. They do however use the entirely different label of 'appstore' which isn't in any of my dictionaries, nor are any of its words abbreviations for words that are in my dictionary. Sounds like Amazon has a more trademark-able title than Apple does.

more than 3 years ago

Why Has Blu-ray Failed To Catch Hold?

the_one_wesp Because... (1162 comments)

...the economy is in the toilet, and people aren't rushing out to improve their video quality when they don't have the money to do so (or maybe they just don't care to do so).

more than 3 years ago

Appeals Court Affirms Warrantless Computer Searches

the_one_wesp Personally... (390 comments)

I don't have an issue with Constitutional rights being restricted for those who are registered criminals. They broke the law, proved their untrustworthiness and now are having to contend with that... it's called consequences. However, there ARE no such clauses in the Constitution and until such exist this is unreasonable search and seizure, regardless of who the man is, what he's done and what they've found.

more than 3 years ago

Is Science Just a Matter of Faith?

the_one_wesp Of course it is... (1486 comments)

Science is the popular god of the day. In 20, 50, 100, 200 years popular opinion will shift, and with it, its god.

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Kills Mark Zuckerberg Action Figure

the_one_wesp Resistance is Futile (123 comments)

So, pull it from the shelves, re-brand it as Mark Zuckerborg, add a couple cybernetic components and sell it again.

more than 3 years ago

Clinton Calls For "Ground Rules" Protecting Internet

the_one_wesp Sorry Hillary (205 comments)

"Achieving both liberty and security; protecting both transparency and confidentiality; protecting free expression while fostering tolerance and civility; are the three major challenges government as a whole is failing at today,"

but I fixed that for ya.

more than 3 years ago

Saudi Students In US Seek Segregation By Gender On Facebook

the_one_wesp I'm sorry... (353 comments)

but I fail to see why I should care about this. It's not like they've been banned from each other's presence, it's just Facebook. Besides that, it's not like they can't be friends... it's just a Facebook Group that's been segregated.

more than 3 years ago

'Dating' Site Imports 250k Facebook Profiles

the_one_wesp Re:No profit for you! (140 comments)

3. Get Slashdotted!

Fixed that for ya :)

more than 3 years ago

'Dating' Site Imports 250k Facebook Profiles

the_one_wesp Re:Maybe it is a dumb question.. (140 comments)

Honestly, I don't know why they didn't. I half expected the article to say that some game that 95% of my friends have been playing for 2 years was actually a front for gathering data for this dating site.

more than 3 years ago

Israeli Company Trains Security Mice

the_one_wesp Re:Did not read (96 comments)

Yea, that's the basic gist.

When the mice sense traces of drugs they run to a side chamber where the trigger an alarm, the magazine said.

Except, I don't think they get food as that would very likely introduce a conflict of interests ;)

more than 3 years ago

Can Windows, OS X and Fedora All Work Together?

the_one_wesp Re:pessimistic view (375 comments)


yes, if there is an Overlord with substantial credibility threatening all the subordinates with death and destruction.

more than 3 years ago

Mystery Missile Launched Near LA

the_one_wesp Sounds like... (858 comments)

Lt. Chillders had his woman down there, demonstrating how to "launch a missle," and somehow, through some "unknown act" the big red button got pushed.

more than 3 years ago

FTC Taps Ed Felten As First Chief Technologist

the_one_wesp o.O (76 comments)

So he's the FTC's FCT?

more than 3 years ago

Flexible, Stretchable, Implantable LED Arrays Created

the_one_wesp Re:hm. (147 comments)

On top of that, you'd be able to take a wiz in the dark without fear of missing :D What you do risk, though, is awkward questions like "Is that a glow worm in your pocket or... "

more than 3 years ago


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