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The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

thoper dell's (304 comments)

am i the only one who loves the dell sk 8135?!?!, perfect weight, perfect keys, usb ports. its PERFECT!

about 2 months ago
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Computer-Designed Proteins Recognize and Bind Small Molecules

thoper is this? (70 comments)

is this the beginning of the descolada?

about a year ago
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AMD Details Next-Gen Kaveri APU's Shared Memory Architecture

thoper Re:The PS4 (128 comments)

in effect, the ps4 memory is even more integrated.. see: here and here

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Is a Reasonable Way To Deter Piracy?

thoper a suggestion i didn't see. (687 comments)

Many suggested an easy way to pay, so put in the apple store and play store an 5$ app that gives the registration number based in the identity of the buyer.

This has several advantages, easy to pay, ubiquitous, trusty, and if the buyer loses the key, he can always re-download the app you already purchased.

Host yourself the app and dont ask for any info for the download,

about a year ago
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Lessons From the Papal Conclave About Election Security

thoper Re:This is blindingly obvious (183 comments)

At one time, I too thought of a similar system, but the "One big problem" is precisely the verifiability of your vote. E.g. Imagine your employer demanding you vote for a certain candidate, he can now verify that you indeed voted for that candidate, or someone buying votes can confirm that the vote was indeed for the proper candidate. Or a political party/church doing the same. It's a bad system

about 2 years ago
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Official: Playstation 4 Will Play Used Games

thoper Re:So? The games suck anyway (221 comments)

Dude, sorry for your loss, but if your update is 3.55 or below, you can downgrade via software and get back otherOS, or use one of the more modern CFW with said feature... Cheers

about 2 years ago
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Official: Playstation 4 Will Play Used Games

thoper Re:Sony removes features (221 comments)

well, it have been confirmed that the ps4 will not need internet connectivity at all, so games cannot require key registration. source

about 2 years ago
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Full Review of the Color TI-84 Plus

thoper battery life (233 comments)

"Power: Rechargeable lithium-polymer battery, ~5-10 hours of use
Battery Life: Officially 5 days of classroom use or 2 weeks of homework use
  "

That's really, REALLY crappy! for a 15Mhz, 1287k ram device! i would have espected at least ten times that!

about 2 years ago
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Intel Demos Optical Data Transfer For Servers

thoper not new (71 comments)

relevant wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photonic_computing
A claimed advantage of optics is that it can reduce power consumption, but an optical communication system will typically use more power over short distances than an electronic one. This is because the shot noise of an optical communication channel is greater than the thermal noise of an electrical channel which, from information theory, means that more signal power is required to achieve the same data capacity. However, over longer distances and at greater data rates, the loss in electrical lines is sufficiently large that optical communications will comparatively use a lower amount of power. As communication data rates rise, this distance becomes longer and so the prospect of using optics in computing systems becomes more practical.

and a more interesting article from 2010.
http://phys.org/news199470370.html

Today computer components are connected to each other using copper cables or traces on circuit boards. Due to the signal degradation that comes with using metals such as copper to transmit data, these cables have a limited maximum length. This limits the design of computers, forcing processors, memory and other components to be placed just inches from each other. Today's research achievement is another step toward replacing these connections with extremely thin and light optical fibers that can transfer much more data over far longer distances, radically changing the way computers of the future are designed and altering the way the datacenter of tomorrow is architected.

about 2 years ago
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Employee Outsourced Programming Job To China, Spent Days Websurfing

thoper wow (457 comments)

heÂs my new hero!

about 2 years ago
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The World Falls Back In Love With Coal

thoper Re:America leader on clean energy, not Europe (341 comments)

Well, to be fair, after a short google expedition, America does seems to be an accepted name for the United States of America, but it is so ONLY in the United States of America. remember, in the Americas there are about 911 Million persons, including the 315(35%) Million currently in the USA

about 2 years ago
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Ask Richard Dawkins About Evolution, Religion, and Science Education

thoper autograph (1142 comments)

Can you answer this question as a sort of online autograph for me? your books had a great influence in my life. thank you

more than 2 years ago
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RightScale, Scalr, EnStratus: Comparing the APIs

thoper least commented article (13 comments)

Only 12 post at the time of this writting (-1) is this tle least commented article in the recent story of slashdot??

more than 2 years ago
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Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low

thoper Re:Ice Tea... (370 comments)

not a lot, concrete streets are very common in a lot of places, and are pretty white

more than 2 years ago
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Modest Proposal For Stopping Hackers: Get Them Girlfriends

thoper Re:Agreed (566 comments)

I Agree!

more than 2 years ago
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Scientific Literacy vs. Concern Over Climate Change

thoper Re:Probably wrong argument anyway (545 comments)

And 100% oxygen will kill you pretty damned quick, too. So your argument is nonsense.

100% oxygen at a "normal"atmospheric pressure (0.3 to 3 atm) is perfectly fine and secure to breathe, if used for a very long time can lead to a retinopathy and other problems but is not very dangerous. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxygen_therapy

more than 2 years ago

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