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Scientists Developing Remote-Control Cyborg Moths

viperidaenz Re:Do the tests stat ... (27 comments)

unless you can freeze them like you can with flies

yesterday
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

viperidaenz So in summary (365 comments)

No one really knows how it all works.

yesterday
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Scientists Developing Remote-Control Cyborg Moths

viperidaenz Re:Do the tests stat ... (27 comments)

They live longer than a charge on a battery powered flying vehicle.

yesterday
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How Does Tesla Build a Supercharger Charging Site?

viperidaenz Re:Cant wait to see what lawyers will do with this (174 comments)

When you say "wheeled bomb" I assume you've gone back to talking about gasoline (and diesel) fuelled cars. They're the only one you fill with an explosive substance.

yesterday
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

viperidaenz Re:$230 (537 comments)

That's assuming there is only one ad per page.

This page here has 4. That's only reading 50 ./ stories
Until you take into account going back to the main page between stories. That's another 4 ads, so only 25 stories.

I just took a quick look at my local news website, 13 ads on the main page, 8 on an article.
200 ads is less than 10 articles.

yesterday
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How Argonne National Lab Will Make Electric Cars Cheaper

viperidaenz Re:Fire (142 comments)

Stop ruining his outburst with science.

2 days ago
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How Argonne National Lab Will Make Electric Cars Cheaper

viperidaenz Re:Fire (142 comments)

Elemental lithium does, yes.
Lithium compounds in batteries, not so much.

2 days ago
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Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?

viperidaenz Re:They can already cut off your service (297 comments)

Don't forget about the billions of phones that already exist that don't have a kill switch.
You could just parallel import your phone too. Unless it's one of those "Designed in California" phones.

2 days ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

viperidaenz Re:Nobody else seems to want it (690 comments)

A driver is code to interface between an abstraction layer and the hardware.
Sounds like those three disks were not DOS drivers, but SVGA Air Warrior drivers.

2 days ago
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Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?

viperidaenz Re:They can already cut off your service (297 comments)

If that's your intention, nothing stops a camera from taking pictures.
Putting your phone in flight mode would also stop a kill switch command, but still let you take photos and videos.

2 days ago
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Study: Seals Infected Early Americans With Tuberculosis

viperidaenz Re:hehehe (74 comments)

What about when they try to bite your hand off for assaulting them?

2 days ago
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Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?

viperidaenz They can already cut off your service (297 comments)

You don't need a kill switch built in to the phone. You just cut the service off at the carrier.
The capability already exists.

All this paranoia about "Oh no, the government could silence me when I'm at a protest!". They could already do it if they wanted to.
They could ask your carrier to cut off your network access. You'd be restricted to WiFi.
If a kill switch was built in to the phone but you've taken out your SIM and only used WiFi, they wouldn't have access to the kill switch.

If you're paranoid, there is no difference.

2 days ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

viperidaenz Re:Nobody else seems to want it (690 comments)

.ini drivers are a Windows thing. DOS didn't have drivers, application software had to interface with the hardware directly.

2 days ago
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Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Using Its Gyroscope

viperidaenz Re:not the battery door (96 comments)

A wireless charging pad? So they can just listen for the power consumption of the CPU with an RF antenna, process the waveforms to extract encryption keys and then hack in via the cellular radio and take information they want?

2 days ago
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Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Using Its Gyroscope

viperidaenz Re:I give up... (96 comments)

But my cellphone has two microphones!

It's also waterproof, so what's a river going to do to it?

2 days ago
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$125,000 Settlement Given To Man Arrested for Photographing NYPD

viperidaenz duh (229 comments)

advising people of their rights is totally disorderly conduct.

2 days ago
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Scientists Find Traces of Sea Plankton On ISS Surface

viperidaenz Plankton? (116 comments)

Plinktun on the ISS? It's beached as bro.

3 days ago
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Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

viperidaenz Re:As long as... (376 comments)

You can't sue anyone if the ISP is following the law. That would be a clause in the contract.
All Rightscorp need to do is lobby hard enough.

4 days ago
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Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

viperidaenz Re:Amost sounds like a good deal ... (376 comments)

You mean as opposed to buying something they do want to sell you for $20 and the artist only gets $0.20?
You've mixed up artist and rights holder.
In this case you'd pay $20 and the artist gets $0.00

4 days ago
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Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

viperidaenz Re:Unconstitutinal (376 comments)

Can't you get anything related to "intellectual property" passed in East Texas?

4 days ago

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