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NSA Director Keith Alexander Is Reportedly Stepping Down

trum4n Re:A better idea (92 comments)

50 years.

about 10 months ago
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Apple Maps Flaw Sends Drivers Across Airport Runway

trum4n Re:Credulousness (311 comments)

Sometimes when charged, Apple lawyers cause a "pants on fire" scenario. Seems familiar.

about a year ago
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Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?

trum4n Re:More importantly (1293 comments)

Civil Engineers...

about a year ago
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More Bad News From Fukushima

trum4n Re:Where were the professionals. (268 comments)

"Officer, i couldnt have been going 120mph. My speedo only goes to 85!"

Its an excuse. Duh. Upgrading teh equipment would make them look even worse.

about a year ago
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SimCity Mac Launch Facing More Problems

trum4n Re:The continuing saga. . . (177 comments)

Clearly, you have never developed anything, ever. Go look at a driver version number, then ask Nvidia why they bother updating it over 200 times a year, since it clearly works!

about a year ago
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SimCity Mac Launch Facing More Problems

trum4n Re:The continuing saga. . . (177 comments)

And they likely patched the problem on PC. Apple drivers are harder to patch.

about a year ago
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The World Fair of 2014 According To Asimov (From 1964)

trum4n Re:One thing is for certain... (352 comments)

That type of butt-hurt, mindless rage can only come from the religious. We smart people only keep you around for the entertainment.

about a year ago
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Bradley Manning Wants To Live As a Woman

trum4n Re:Hormone therapy? (784 comments)

Better than being on the side of a politician.

1 year,4 days
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New Treatment From Australia For All Cancers

trum4n ok, but... (217 comments)

I have two friends dieing of prostate cancer. When can this happen? Are they doing human testing? Cause i know some guys....

1 year,10 days
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Could Humanity Really Build 'Elysium'?

trum4n Re:Movie ad's disguised as science news? (545 comments)

Martin Cooper said on the show "How William Shatner Changed the World", well, right from Wiki:

"The show then examines the life of Martin Cooper, the chief engineer at Motorola, who invented the cell phone. Cooper states that Star Trek was his inspiration for the cell phone, and discusses the similarities between the modern day cell phone and a Star Trek communicator. He also discusses how Star Trek introduced the concept of computer voice recognition dialing."

1 year,14 days
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Could Humanity Really Build 'Elysium'?

trum4n Re:Movie ad's disguised as science news? (545 comments)

While i was reading that, my Galaxy S3 interrupted me with a Star Trek reference from a friend via text. Scifi is only Fiction until someone watches your show and says: "Wow, that communicator thing is cool. I want one. My name is Martin Cooper."

1 year,14 days
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Congress Voting On Amendment to Defund NSA Domestic Spying Tomorrow

trum4n Re:I would, but... (276 comments)

Disapproval will be interpreted as treason.

about a year ago
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Electric Vehicles Might Not Benefit the Environment After All

trum4n Re:Depends on the energy source duh! (775 comments)

90% of laptops run on 3 cell series, 2 cell parallel packs. They only reason they don't fit is so they can force you to buy new packs. that is a fact. That is why Think pads run on ~16 volts, while the rest of the world uses 19v.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does LED Backlight PWM Drive You Crazy?

trum4n Re:first world problems (532 comments)

Charging a 10pF cap will consume less power. That's a fact. And since i deal with PWM every day, i'm going to say, yes, it will help.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does LED Backlight PWM Drive You Crazy?

trum4n Re:first world problems (532 comments)

As an electrical engineer, i know the formulas. The 10pF cap would not maintain the LEDs, i know. It would, however, smooth the attack of the flicker. So even tho it would still be flickering, it would be far less noticible. Also, yes, a small amount of power would be consumed, but a good tantalum / high quality film cap would minimize this.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does LED Backlight PWM Drive You Crazy?

trum4n Re:first world problems (532 comments)

See, i buy LCD's knowing that 800nits is daylight-visible-bright. I also don't buy screens advertising over 10k:1 contrast. While they look great, they hurt your eyes. So my 300nit, 3000:1 20" LCD isn't Apple Cinema picture quality, but, it's perfect for autocad.

about a year ago
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Are You Sure This Is the Source Code?

trum4n Re:Bogus argument (311 comments)

But, you can't trust the test suite if you didn't write it!

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does LED Backlight PWM Drive You Crazy?

trum4n Re:first world problems (532 comments)

My laptops are at full bright usually, my desktop lcds are usually around 80%. My rooms typically have >10klux of light. I like bright. But as i said before, never had a problem with flicker on a working monitor.

about a year ago

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LHC May Have Broken the Speed of Light

trum4n trum4n writes  |  more than 2 years ago

trum4n writes "The boys over at CERN got quite a surprise when their neutrinos got to their destination a few pico-seconds early, because they realized, that if accurate, this test indicated that the particles broke the speed of light. The test was repeated >15,000 times, over a distance of 732km. They are asking everyone who can to prove them wrong or, perhaps, prove them right to do so!"
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