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New Computer Model Predicts Impact of Yellowstone Volcano Eruption

wisnoskij 300 Miles context (10 comments)

Putting that into context, a circle with the radius of 300 miles produces an area 282743 mi^2 or 732301 km^2. Which is moderately bigger than Texas and about 10% of the area of the continental USA.

19 minutes ago
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New Computer Model Predicts Impact of Yellowstone Volcano Eruption

wisnoskij Pleasantly Surprised (10 comments)

That the Title does not read: 'New Model Predicts You're Doom' Or: 'Volcano Going to Rain Death on Eastern America'

22 minutes ago
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Anand Lal Shimpi Retires From AnandTech

wisnoskij Re:Impressive (134 comments)

I do not understand. Why would trying to sell people things they do not need, SSDs, be laudable?

2 days ago
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Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away

wisnoskij Re:Alternative Title (149 comments)

And the state of the hardware. Some unknown number of systems on the real curiosity are degraded to the point of malfunctioning; And they have little to no way of exactly measuring what and where.

2 days ago
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Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away

wisnoskij Alternative Title (149 comments)

How to brick a 2.5 billion dollar device.

2 days ago
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Watch UK Inventor Colin Furze Survive a Fireworks Blast In a Metal Suit

wisnoskij Excessive? (53 comments)

Seems a little excessive, how much kinetic energy does a firework pack? I imagine you could make do with something closer to a firemen's outfit instead of a suit of armour.

2 days ago
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Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

wisnoskij Price (171 comments)

At least the one review I looked at said it was only $1K.

3 days ago
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PHP 5.6.0 Released

wisnoskij Re:Now almost as useful as python was 5 years ago! (115 comments)

Because that is what main players have adopted. If you are programming your own software, on your own hardware, you could write the entire thing in assembly. If you are programming for your companies servers, or "The Cloud" Good luck with the other alternatives.

4 days ago
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PHP 5.6.0 Released

wisnoskij Re:Now almost as useful as python was 5 years ago! (115 comments)

Yes, and servers do not get updated instantly. Large corporations in particular are always a few years behind, and if you are writing code that will be hosted on a server you do not own yourself it needs to comply to their latest version of PHP, not the bleeding edge of php development.

4 days ago
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PHP 5.6.0 Released

wisnoskij Re:Now almost as useful as python was 5 years ago! (115 comments)

I know. They have been adding standard default programming language features for years now. The last time I worked with it a year or two ago I was struck by how you could not even `getArray()[3];`, you needed to `$tmp = getArray(); $tmp = $tmp[3];`. It is a potentially decent generic language with some really retarded areas, that does not seem to be out of the beta phase of its development yet.

4 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

wisnoskij Re: Her work (1217 comments)

Citation needed.

Also, "With a Standing Government" is goes against the entire point. What about people on the Internet who do not have a standing government?

But, that us not really the point. The law does not expect all of its rules to be obeyed by everyone at all times. It is illegal to run someone over with your car, but some number of people blindly run out into the street, and some percentage of them get run over by cars.

4 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

wisnoskij Re: Her work (1217 comments)

How is that reasonable. You really except that it is reasonable that taken a practically infinite pool of people (the Internet) that you expect all of them to act generally decent to each other all the time?

4 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

wisnoskij Re:Her work (1217 comments)

It is not anything, it just is.
You do a bunch of shady things, insult people, act all dramatic and you end up drawing similar people into your orbit.
No reasonable person is going to say that there is nothing wrong with these people giving these alleged death threats, or that she deserves death threats. But you brazenly scam a bunch of people, and repeatedly insults billions for profit and power and you attract the hate of other bad people.

4 days ago
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Google Wins $1.3 Million From Patent Troll

wisnoskij Judicial Order (35 comments)

So you need a judicial order now to stop lawyers from suing people who have paid to use someone patents?

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

wisnoskij Re:DSL paload + ATM = 16% (353 comments)

Umm, well the packet would get sent again. And the packet still took up bandwidth before it was lost in transit.
For example. If a plane takes a trip around the world, from the US, to Africa, to Asia, to Europe, and back to the US. And crashes on the return trip over the Atlantic. It used approximately the same amount of fuel that a plane the made it all the way would have.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

wisnoskij Re:DSL paload + ATM = 16% (353 comments)

Well as long as they make is clear what they are measuring.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

wisnoskij Re:DSL paload + ATM = 16% (353 comments)

Also packet loss can add a percent of two under normal circumstances.

4 days ago
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GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

wisnoskij Re:Size (126 comments)

If you live in a major city in that happens to lead the world in internet connectivity, sure. Maybe about 1% of the population of the world has available speeds exceeding 12M. But India (half the world) for example has an average of 5M and that is only counting the ones who can actually get internet at all.

5 days ago
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GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

wisnoskij Re:Price point is way too high (126 comments)

This. Unfortunately GOG does not have nearly enough industry sway to make them take reasonable prices for their product.

5 days ago

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Ask Slashdot: How to Buy Windows 8 (none upgrade)

wisnoskij wisnoskij writes  |  about 2 years ago

wisnoskij writes "Microsoft is really pushing the cheap upgrade to windows 8.
But some people just want an iso and a product key.

Is there any way to simply buy a windows 8 key, with or without a simple ISO download."

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Spying School District Updates

wisnoskij wisnoskij writes  |  more than 4 years ago

wisnoskij (1206448) writes "The Pennsylvania's Lower Merion School District has suspended 2 IT workers for their involvement in the webcam spying case.
Additionally, the software, LANrev, used to spy on the unsuspecting children will get a update this week that will will disable the option for admins to remotely switch on a computer's webcam."

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