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Why Aren't There More Civilians In Military Video Games?

whiteboy86 Pandora's box (431 comments)

Just imagine the user generated violent and gory pictures all over YouTube and blogs... no developer or publisher would like the face the resulting outcry.

about 3 years ago
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Google To Introduce New Programming Language — Dart

whiteboy86 Re:Another programming language? (250 comments)

Corporate languages like .NET, Java, ObjC and now Go are here to create barriers of exit and lockins, /. crowd remembers nothing.

about 3 years ago
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Apple Criticized For Not Blocking Stolen Certs

whiteboy86 Re:Certificate revocation (154 comments)

> Any ideas on how this could be fixed?

Take a walk to the trusty stonewalled bank not a 'firewalled' phony bank, don't buy a Mac, another FOSS victory btw..

about 3 years ago
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Krugman On Bitcoin and the Gold Standard

whiteboy86 Re:STOP (601 comments)

Bitcoin seams to be important only for the underground economy, that is why (i think) EFF and FSF withdrew their support, buying into it you are basically supporting all kinds of blackhats, just look it up at Wikipedia's Bitcoin 'concerns' section http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin

about 3 years ago
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Linux Kernel Moves To Github

whiteboy86 Re:Time to shift focus to another kernel? (142 comments)

ReactOS will catch, the work seams to be almost done anyway, they only need to reach XP compatibility and that will be enough for 90% of uses. In fact Linux is a moving target, you write a driver today and tomorrow it will not work because Linus in his infinite bazaarish wisdom decided to redesign and rename some parts of the code that you were interfacing with. Now ReactOS, if you have a driver for the WinXP scheme then it will work today and more imporantly it will work forever, thanks to well defined and stable interface.

about 3 years ago
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NASA Reveals New Images of Apollo Landing Sites

whiteboy86 Re:You haven't fooled me NASA! (269 comments)

Yeah, those doubters will not be silenced by this, it doesn't look convincing enough, looks more like a bad photoshop job. Try harder NASA, this is crucial, we need to dismiss those confusions, more.. we need to annihilate any last shadow of a disbelief about the landing, otherwise it only makes things worse.

about 3 years ago
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Linux Kernel Moves To Github

whiteboy86 Re:Time to shift focus to another kernel? (142 comments)

> Why is HAL such a good idea?

HAL and lack of standardised DDK is a major Linux turn away factor for many, sometimes you can't go 'open source' if 3rd party technologies and NDAs are involved. It would be more flexible to be able just optionally plug-in stuff without the hassle of sharing..

about 3 years ago
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Linux Kernel Moves To Github

whiteboy86 Time to shift focus to another kernel? (142 comments)

Linux kernel is very mature at this point, but some basic functionalities like HAL (hardware abstraction layer) are not present and not even planned. Linus is perhaps happy with the current 3.x state of Linux, but lots of people demand more.. I recently ventured to ReactOS website and have seen lots of activity in the SVN. This is maybe thanks to Google Summer of Code 2011 ReactOS involvement, lots of commits on daily basis in the trunk now, the project seams to be getting in motion again.

about 3 years ago
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Is Tablet Success Bound To Their Crackability?

whiteboy86 Re:Doubt it. Limited hardware means limited softwa (339 comments)

>> touch interface works best for viewing content, not creating

you are right, like 90% of all users are consumers, not creators.

more than 2 years ago
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Sony To Sell 3D Head-Mounted Display

whiteboy86 Re:Gyro inside? (153 comments)

You are right about the peripheral vision, but the readout of the cockit could be very ok, the resolution is there.

more than 2 years ago
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Sony To Sell 3D Head-Mounted Display

whiteboy86 Gyro inside? (153 comments)

That would be an awsome feature for a flight simulator *yaw/pitch/roll sensing*, so you could really be able to, you know, "look around".

more than 2 years ago
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Will Climate Engineering Ever Go Prime Time?

whiteboy86 Re:Katrina, Irene (281 comments)

Once fusion or other excess power is viable, the abundance of energy combined with advanced automation and robotic technologies could easily enable even enormously large scale environmental projects that are out of reach today. For example large artificial ocean floating islands producing heat/cold/vapor could easily be manipulating atmospheric condition to prevent hurricanes... There is no doubt that there will be technology in the future that is capable to affect weather this way.

more than 3 years ago
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Alloy Could Produce Hydrogen Fuel Using Sunlight

whiteboy86 Re:Containment (360 comments)

H will always leak, as it is the smallest atom (no containment can stop it completely).

more than 3 years ago
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Ex-Board Member Says HP Is Committing 'Corporate Suicide'

whiteboy86 Re:IBM did the same (394 comments)

IBM is retaining some inertia because of old reputation, but that is fading, numbers seam to be stagnant at best, reality is that they are just another IT industry service man, no "big blue" anymore. It is like if Jobs sold Apple hardware division to China, focused on "software solutions" and then contemplated about being a smart exec to cut the low profit margin hardware level stuff.

more than 3 years ago
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Raspberry Pi Running Quake 3

whiteboy86 Re:Is Quake 3 still a relevant benchmark? (102 comments)

This is very relevant considering big Intel with their integrated GMA (graphics my ass) cards were barely capable to render OpenGL until recently. And this little thing really renders Q3@120fps ?! Hmm, that puts Intel to shame, but still kinda unbelievable...

more than 3 years ago
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Adrenaline May Damage DNA

whiteboy86 Any stress can be damaging (173 comments)

I thought it was a common sense that any physical, mental or biological (food) stress can lead to DNA damage and wear out.

more than 3 years ago
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Java 7: What's In It For Developers

whiteboy86 Re:A language with a file system? (338 comments)

Bullshit feature or not, it is another cherry on Oracle's fooled execs' lunch pie.

more than 3 years ago
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Smartphones: the New Home of Crapware

whiteboy86 Re:I like options (308 comments)

Android is an open system, you can remove any app on the system you want, it is just not so obvious for beginners.

more than 3 years ago
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Smartphones: the New Home of Crapware

whiteboy86 I like options (308 comments)

4 appstores to have is better then 1 restricted appstore, and secondly some well known firewall is probably better then no firewall at all.

more than 3 years ago
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Samsung Cites 2001: A Space Odyssey In Apple Patent Case

whiteboy86 Re:The patent in question; D504,889 (432 comments)

>> So Apple will definitely win.

Really? According to the claimed "ornamental desing" by Apple, this Kubrik's device is closer to the patent design due to slimmer bezel, the Apple'e own iPad has a huge thick bezel, very unlike the pictured one in the patent design. And what they claim is just and only the shape of the device, any fuctionality is not even mentioned.

more than 3 years ago

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The Hobbit - First loot at Balin and Dwalin

whiteboy86 whiteboy86 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

whiteboy86 (1930018) writes "Peter Jackson's upcoming film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, has been hotly anticipated by everyone from Tolkien obsessives to film buffs. Now the crew and Jackson himself started releasing first pictures of the dwarf characters and other details from the ongoing production."
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