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What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

ubergeek65536 100% (144 comments)

everything streams from my dvd player to the tv over the hdmi cable

3 days ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

ubergeek65536 Re:Militia, then vs now (1633 comments)

The only reason the Chicago stats have changed is because fewer crimes are written up. The police force there was told to do something about the crime rates so in order to make the crime rates drop they just started ignoring crime.

www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2014/Chicago-crime-rates

about 3 months ago
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Ampere Could Be Redefined After Experiments Track Single Electrons Crossing Chip

ubergeek65536 Re:Definition of a kilogram (299 comments)

Weight changes as gravity changes, mass does not. A kilogram is a measure of mass.

about 6 months ago
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I'd rather pay for my space latte with ...

ubergeek65536 Re:Latinum of course (265 comments)

Sounds like he's bragging about Canadian social support, not about being disabled.

about 6 months ago
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Want a FPGA Board For Your Raspberry Pi Or Beagle Bone?

ubergeek65536 Re:Spartan-6 LX9 MicroBoard (66 comments)

The $99 Parallela board uses a Zynq FPGA that has a dual core ARM CPU. The $199 version has close to 10x the FPGA fabric of the LX9

about 7 months ago
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Senators Propose Bill Prohibiting Phone Calls On Planes

ubergeek65536 No phones light (513 comments)

How about having a few 10 minute blocks during a flight that you can you your phone. It would let phone get messages through and keep them from annoying the hell out of others for the entire duration of the flight. Oh, and make sure there are roaming fees.

about 8 months ago
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Why Reactive Programming For Databases Is Awesome

ubergeek65536 Re:Spreadsheets? (165 comments)

A SQL Server CLR trigger, a message bus, a reactive object. I'm off to try it. Thanks for the idea.

about 8 months ago
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Why Reactive Programming For Databases Is Awesome

ubergeek65536 It is awesome. (165 comments)

I started using reactive extensions for .Net for over a year ago and am constantly learning new ways to use it. UI, message busses, async calls, business objects, the list keeps growing. It is by far the most useful programming concept I've learned in the last year. There is one for javascript if you are not into .Net

about 8 months ago
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Largest US Power Storing Solar Array Goes Live

ubergeek65536 Our sun generates the solar power (377 comments)

The plant doesn't generate solar power, the plant generates electricity.

about 10 months ago
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GM Rice Passes Unexpected Benefits To Weeds

ubergeek65536 Re:GM Rice NOT passing to weeds (208 comments)

No it doesn't say that it has happened. Only an idiot would release this into the environment.

That would be like the NTSB allowing a car on the road that they expected to explode under normal usage.

about a year ago
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GM Rice Passes Unexpected Benefits To Weeds

ubergeek65536 Re:GM Rice NOT passing to weeds (208 comments)

From the abstract
"herbicide resistance is expected to spread to conspecific weedy rice (Oryza sativa f. spontanea) via hybridization"

about a year ago
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Nobelist Gary Becker Calls For an End To Software Patents

ubergeek65536 Just software? (147 comments)

You can apply his arguments to more than software. Patents discourage innovation. Under the current system small companies and individuals end up with a huge disadvantage. Huge companies have enough resources to try to patent everything hope a few are approved.

1 year,6 days
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Jimmy Carter Calls Snowden Leak Ultimately "Beneficial"

ubergeek65536 Re:+5 Insightful for (424 comments)

Yes there will always be the top 1%. The real issue is the enormous economic disparity between the top and the bottom. High crime rates are a direct result of that disparity.

1 year,11 days
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PCWorld Magazine Is No More

ubergeek65536 B'bye (164 comments)

I can't say I'm sorry to see it go. It was like reading a car magazine that explains that cars have four tires in every article.

1 year,18 days
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Birthday Song's Copyright Leads To a Lawsuit For the Ages

ubergeek65536 Re:Protecting the arts and artists (442 comments)

I'm not sure how the parent got modded funny.

The facts are that both parties are owned by corporate interests. If you want to change the world vote with your wallet not with a ballot.

about a year ago
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New York Passes Landmark Gun Law

ubergeek65536 One down (1591 comments)

One down 49 to go!

about a year and a half ago
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Codec2 Project Asks FCC To Modernize Regulations

ubergeek65536 Not an issue in Canada (89 comments)

In Canada any codec can be used in ham radio as long as the signal fits in the allocated bandwidth for the frequency and no encryption is used. The restriction is that you must publish the method before going on the air.

about a year and a half ago
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Toward An FSF-Endorsable Embedded Processor

ubergeek65536 Reconfigurable instruction support (258 comments)

I'd like to see support for a small chunk of FPGA fabric to allow for specialized instructions. I have no idea if FPGAs can be implemented free of patents.

about a year and a half ago
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The Last Thing You Read Was

ubergeek65536 no books for me (211 comments)

I've never read a full novel, ever, either fiction or non-fiction. I've tried a few times but never made it past the first chapter without being bored out of my skull.

about a year and a half ago

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