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Comment Different approach (Score 1) 27 27

Since nearly everything connected to a network nowadays seems to have some manner of easy-to-exploit vulnerability due to lax security design, maybe it would be easier for the /. editors to publish articles on devices and systems that are secure instead of those that are not.

Comment Re:Windows 10 is tightly locked to Microsoft servi (Score 1) 269 269

And yet the system remains completely functional when unable to reach Microsoft services. That's the key difference between tightly locked, and being offered by default.

As an average Slashdot user, the express settings sound fine to me. It's no different from iOS, or Android, and the reason that we send this stuff is to get stuff in return (voice search, integrated cloud drive, synchronized windows settings between machines).

Call me troll but I previously went out of the way to install such services to make my life easier and I don't distrust MS enough to complain that they included them out of the box.

Comment Re:I found this bit quite funny (Score 1) 169 169

Honestly, search has been here since Vista and was refined in Windows 7. The only time in the past 7 years I've actually dug through a menu was when I forgot what a program was called but I could remember what the icon looked like.

Want to start Handbrake? Tap start > Type "han" > Hit enter.
Want to start Word? Tap start > type "wo" > hit enter.

I can do most of these faster than anyone can even take their hand off the keyboard and move it to the mouse.

Comment Possible solution. (Score 1) 28 28

The issue seems to be that while conventional surgery requires help from students robotic surgery does not. It becomes very difficult for a student to do part of the surgery and thereby learn by doing. A possible solution would be better simulations so that a student can learn by doing. I think it is a very different than working on a cadaver or simulated patient using conventional methods. The main one being that there is already a separation from the patient by the machine. Every image and feedback that the doctor gets through the robotic surgery device can be simulated by software. It can be programmed to simulate problems so the doctor has to deal with more realistic issues. In effect a flight simulator for surgery.

Comment Hi Q test needed (Score 1) 473 473

Each experiment so far basically said "we measured a small amount of thrust... so small that we're not sure if we measured any thrust at all."

The theory behind these devices says that thrust will increase by orders of magnitude if a superconducting RF cavity is used.

So why not do that? The results would be unambiguous, for a change.

Comment Re:I found this bit quite funny (Score 1) 169 169

Speed. You can dig through the start menu or tap the first two letters of the program's name.

Presuming that the first two letters correctly identify the program you want to run. And then there are the dead ends when you mistype a letter....


Comment Re:Well, sure, but... (Score 1) 143 143

Millennia is a very short amount of time with respect to the evolution of our genes as a species native to this planet and coordinated with the environment.

Humans can evolve surprisingly quickly. Look how quickly Europeans evolved the gene that allows them to drink milk, for example.

Your argument also supposes that rising above hunter/gatherer is a benefit and desirable.

Yeah, it is.

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