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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

thesupraman Re: They should do the opposite (391 comments)

I have 3 words for you..

Westboro Baptist Church

Although I do wonder if you will understand.

5 days ago

FarmBot: an Open Source Automated Farming Machine

thesupraman Re:Garden Bot (133 comments)

Except of course this thing is not even a robot, not a '3d printer', as far as I can tell its just a collection of hype terms and a dream (I suspect) of being showered in free funding to play with.

It is a simple computer controlled gantry, of the types common since the 80s.

And this is progress? really?

I wonder if they know that fully automated gps tracked tractors have commercially existed for over 10 years.

What a f'ing joke.

about a week ago

Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office

thesupraman Re:Hopefully they can be replaced by pattern match (327 comments)


Unless of course you are Apple, IBM, Microsoft, or one of the other 'special' applicants who have their own rubber stamp (sorry I mean priority clearing house) for their patents.

Eventually we gave up applying for US patents because, especially as a foreign company, the prior art that gets presented is just an insult.

Really, we had them tag teaming two sets of prior art back forward, NEVER ONCE replying to our queries as to why it was applicable, just switching to the
other, and waiting until the end of their allowable response time to do this each time, until the window for acceptance just ran out.
Maximised their fees though, they were sure to do that..

about two weeks ago

Brookings Study Calls Solar, Wind Power the Most Expensive Fossil Alternatives

thesupraman Re: Finally!! (409 comments)

Because as we all know.. Batteries are free and last forever! Hallelujah.


about two weeks ago

F-Secure: Xiaomi Smartphones Do Secretly Steal Your Data

thesupraman Re: Why is /. spreading false rumor ? (164 comments)

Well he was one hell of a lot more convincing than you.
Which was not difficult.

about two weeks ago

Old Apache Code At Root of Android FakeID Mess

thesupraman Re:Thankfully those will be patched right in a jif (127 comments)

Not just that.. its already reasonably moot.
"First, a patch been sent to OEMs and AOSP, but with Android's abysmal update situation, this is a moot point. The crux, however, lies with Google Play and Verify Apps. These have already been updated to detect this issue, and prevent applications that try to abuse this flaw from being installed"

Google reacted to this disclosure rapidly and well.
Of course such a vulnerability would probably never be FOUND in iOS or WinPhone, since they are closed source, and almost certainly never disclosed if it was.

Just update your play store, and you are safe unless you are sideloading (never a great idea)
If you are sideloading then if you leave verify apps on, its also no problem.

Google are also scanning all apps on Google Play to check no one has been trying this.

Yawn, another google/Android beatup trying to wag the dog. Not hard to guess where the spin is originating.

about a month ago

Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

thesupraman Re:Its all because of graphics drivers (158 comments)

Um, what?
Firstly, you are thinking that gaming is a primary must have application for schools? I am thinking you are a teen, right?
Secondly, you dont even know that NVidia linux graphics drivers are almost exactly on par with their windows cousins?

Sure, you wont run windows games on them - those are developed for WINDOWS, dumbarse.
OpenGL runs very will on both platforms, and certainly with NVidia with equial performance and stability. Linux is a fantastic graphics platform.
DirectX is continuously playing catchup.

Perhaps if you actually used computers, rather than treating them as a gaming console - you may learn something...

about a month ago

Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

thesupraman Re:TCO (158 comments)

Most Microsoft TCO analysis involves:

All equipment being re-purchased to use linux, and then replaced at the standard windows replacement rates, which is BS.
All administration staff to be assumed to be windows trained but zero knowledge of linux, but are retained, and consultants bought in to run linux
All microsoft user end software to still be supported (outlook, windows web frontends, databases, office 'apps', etc), requiring additional complexity and many many retained windows servers and workstations.
Basically they create a horrific hybrid solution required to support any and all historical solutions, keep all the baggage from windows they can, then point out that it costs more.

The fact is that any reasonably well planned transition is just that - a transition.
And the savings are clear and obvious, as more and more locations are finding.
Hell, even the savings of transitioning backend servers to Linux, and frontend software to OSS, while retaining windows for users, are huge.

about a month ago

Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

thesupraman Re: Hipsterism at its finest (worst?) (288 comments)

Wow there was just so much completely made up and utterly wrong 'information' in that post you should win a prize!

And that's before we look at the fact that you must believe long range radio signally and their associated power comes for free.

You are a complete fucking moron. You do realize that.. Right?

IF you cared about actual numbers, which you quite obviously do not, you would find out that cloud storage consumes several orders of magnitude more power per round trip store/retrieve than local SD storage. It's not even close.


about 1 month ago

Metamason: Revolutionizing CPAP Masks With 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

thesupraman Re:Good to see something counter to the trend (59 comments)

'imagine that you’re a manufacturer of medical devices and had a profit of $100,000 on sales of $1 million after all your costs and expenses'

ROTFL, wow, that was a good one! Do you tell that to your mates over a few drinks after golf to get a good laugh?
A Medical devices manufacturer with a 10% profit margin? I think you missed a few zeros on that number..

Oh, and really? 'taking risks in health care'? You should take up standup! Really! You will have them rolling in the isles!

about a month ago

Metamason: Revolutionizing CPAP Masks With 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

thesupraman Invented? Really? (59 comments)

' Metamason invented a proprietary 3D printing process called Investment Molding'

I'm sorry, but I dont think so, its only of the oldest casting processes there is:

I am going to assume they think they invented it by either 3d printing either the original material, or the mould directly.
And then I assume they call it moulding instead of casting as they use silicone not metal (of course..).

This is a VERY common process these days - what exactly have they 'invented' here? sounds to me like a business process
of making the moulds/masks to fit each client - revolutionary!

about a month ago

MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

thesupraman Re:Here we go... (454 comments)

So, please tell me.What do you think happens then?

That Israel will stop blocking humanitarian support for Palestinians?
Give them access to the resources that have been cut off?
Stop bulldozing their towns to make room for 'settlers' bought in from overseas?
Perhaps they will share some of the countries rather fine wealth with the people who have been forced out of the way?

They have a great track record of allow those things previously, haven't they..
No, they want the Palestinians gone, end of story - preferably wiped out so they cannot return.

How can you see that playing out? remember, these are PEOPLE here, not some kind of disease.
Israel wants only one outcome, and that has been quite clear for 30+ years, unfortunately.
And they call themselves people of god. disgusting.

about a month ago

Nano-Pixels Hold Potential For Screens Far Denser Than Today's Best

thesupraman Re:Ideal PPI (129 comments)

Because you dont want to use the built in hardware antialiasing (or are apple and cannot do anything competent like that, limiting things to integer pixel scales)?

At what distance? I would suggest that at 100 meters, the PPI would be about 1, or less.

Want to try again?

about a month and a half ago

California Legalizes Bitcoin

thesupraman Illegal? I think not. (162 comments)

Sigh, of course BITCOIN IS NOT MONEY!
Hence was not illegal.

It is a tradable commodity. just like gold, tulip bulbs, or online porn.

But hey, who cares about reality, which fishing for a good story. If trading bitcoin was illegal, then so what a WHOLE lot of other transactions.

about 2 months ago

NOAA: Earth Smashed A Record For Heat In May 2014, Effects To Worsen

thesupraman Re:GLobal warming scien is simple (547 comments)

You almost made sense (in a hugely simplified way) right up until the crux of your argument, 6.
You do release that your 'Falsifiable, and tested' on that one is a fantasy, right?

'6) The VAST majority of excess CO2 in the air is generated by humans. Speculative and not agreed'

There, fixed it for you.

And for bonus points:

'7) Effects of global scale CO2 cycle on current CO2 levels, Not understood and little researched'

about 2 months ago

Why China Is Worried About Japan's Plutonium Stocks

thesupraman Re:Serously? (398 comments)

So why not drop them on military targets to get the point across to the military?

No, better to choose nice soft non military targets. fuck morality.

about 2 months ago

Why China Is Worried About Japan's Plutonium Stocks

thesupraman Re:Serously? (398 comments)

Urmm.. you do realise a lot of people live in Hiroshima and Nagasaki Right?
Both quite lovely cities. Both without any significant health problems caused by the American bombings.

But dont let that get in the way of your OMG Radiation!! Terror.

about 2 months ago

Endurance Experiment Writes One Petabyte To Six Consumer SSDs

thesupraman Re:context (164 comments)

Why? The failure modes are completely different (and yes there are quite a few reports around on this subject..)

SSDs have a write capacity limitation due to write/erase cycle limitations (they also have serious long term data retention issues).
Mechanical drives tend to be more limited by seek actuations, head reloads, etc. The surfaces dont really have a problem write erase/write cycles.

Nether are particularly good for long term storage at todays densities. Tape is MUCH better.

about 2 months ago
top GOP Voters To Be Targeted By Data Scientists

thesupraman Re: That's just a bad idea... (422 comments)

You complete lack of scientific understanding seems only to be exceeded by your confidence in whatever source you cut and pasted that from..

Impressively wrong. Even in the basics.
Then again with the massively inconsistent bible considered a source of knowledge.. I guess what are we to expect.

Hints: forensic science has absolutely nothing to do with evolution at any level (one is a theory the other is a practice). Reasonable doubt has nothing to do with forensic science (it is a criminal legal position). Absolutely everything determined in the LHC is measured statistically. Core evolution can and has been scientifically demonstrated in many forms.

And those are just the obvious faults..

about 2 months ago

AMD, NVIDIA, and Developers Weigh In On GameWorks Controversy

thesupraman And looking in the mirror.. (80 comments)

"Since AMD debuted its Mantle libraries there's been allegations that they unfairly disadvantaged NVIDIA users or prevented developers from optimizing code."

Get the idea?

about 3 months ago


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