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Comment Re:Stop promoting this fraudster! (Score 1) 75 75

He feeds idiots who think having an all 'libre' laptop is important. I'm not really seeing a problem with that. He's a poacher of fanboys who can't think critically.

Both sides win in that deal. The fanboy get to rant on about their Stallman fetishes and Todd gets to part them of their money.

The way I see it, its a match made in heaven, they deserve each other.

Comment Re:Percentages? (Score 1) 371 371

... You do realize there was proof (we sold them to him) and that he was bragging about it on national TV in order to keep Iran from walking all over his ass right?

Take your ignorance and shove it up your ass, your political agenda and reality are two entirely different things. It is possible to disagree with war and not have to make up a bullshit excuse for why you disagree, especially when you continue to drive your Ford Explorer around cheap gas because of it.

Comment Skewed (Score 4, Interesting) 371 371

A recent Childline poll found nearly 10% of 12-13-year-olds were worried they were addicted to pornography

Because you told them that because they looked at one image in a magazine that they were addicted. You set them up to answer that way, likely by saying 'Are you addicted to porn' while shaking your head yes at them suggestively.

A 12-13 year old has no fucking clue what addiction is, even if they were. I'm fairly certain based on its usage here that no one involved in the study or conversation about the study knows what addiction actually is to.

Infatuation is not addiction morons.

18% had seen shocking or upsetting images.

Actually its 100%, but the other 82% were smart enough not to mention the shit they've seen mommy and daddy do. The real world sucks, if they can't cope with 'upsetting images' then porn is the least of your concern and hiding the kid in a card board box for the rest of his/her life so they don't have to survive on their own might be your best bet.

As a result of our work with industry, more than 90% of UK consumers are offered the choice to easily configure their internet service through family-friendly filters

And 0% Use it because the parents aren't the ones that are freaked out about their kids looking at porn.

How sad is your world view when you think see two people do something entirely natural and REQUIRED FOR THE SURVIVAL OF OUR SPECIES and it offends you. And then to top it off, you have to freak out and project your personal issues with seeing boobies on to 12-13 year olds and convince them they are 'addicted' to something. 12-14 year olds are addicted to EVERYTHING THATS TABOO. If you told them it was dirty and sexual to brush their teeth 4 times a day, England would suddenly have the worlds healthiest teeth in the 12-13 year old group.

This kind of ignorance is spewed from some jack ass who doesn't have a kid (or isn't actually a parent to the kid) and doesn't realize that it will actually make MORE kids look at MORE porn.

How the fuck do people get old and totally forget what being a kid was like. It blows me away.

Comment Re:Probably not useful (Score 1) 92 92

leaves pure Zirconium. Which is typically used as cladding for nuclear fuel rods. Something that a fair portion of the world would freak out about, because anything that's good for nuclear must be bad. Plus there's this gem:

Well, they should get to the freaking out part because Zirconium isn't exactly uncommon or difficult to produce. Its a by product of all sorts of mining processes and fairly common within the Earths crust.

And if you want to throw prices out there, $900/ton for Zirconium makes it cheaper than stainless, so if anyone was going to freak out about it ... they would have.

Comment Re:Why is this even a story? (Score 1) 352 352

and is able to compile a mach kernal and the whole OS using the same language.

Yea, Swift is as capable of doing this are Perl or Python is. Just because you can write a one liner that is essentially function_call_to_a_million_lines_of_C_code() doesn't mean you can do anything in the language. Apple certainly hasn't ported the kernel or any substantial parts of the OS to Swift and they aren't going to.

Swift is for people who don't know how to code, not for people who do. People who do know how to code still use C.

Comment Re:Not an AMD CPU (Score 1) 57 57

No, it says more about the bad benchmark than anything else.

I'm not impressed that ARM can NOP as fast as an i3 to put it bluntly.

I say this because if you look at the bench marks and the way they did it. They compile arm variants in fully optimized mode, and x86 variants generic x86 code. From that point on, reading is a waste of time. Might as well compile with debugging on from a bench mark perspective.

Its intentionally skewed.

Comment Re:Inadequate Buffer (Score 1) 142 142

Baro measurements are accurate to about 5' at these altitudes

Not in an airplane. Only when calibrated and stationary and there is no change to air pressure occurring. So basically no where outside of a completely controlled/sealed lab.

In the real world a gust of wind can give you enough of a pressure differential (not from the wind itself, just the actual static pressure change) to sway your measurement hundreds of feet. They are also sensitive to light and heat, and you can easily sway 20-30 feet from just moving the drone from a sunny area to a shaded area.

A laser altimeter doesn't suffer from those problems, granted, but putting those on drones means installing a device thats large and costs more than the drone itself in most cases.

Comment Or not (Score 5, Insightful) 109 109

Because rockets were actually working at that point, maybe not refined, but still useful. Quantum computer is not useful in any way at this time.

Quantum computing is still at the mumbo jumbo stage where they make really bold claims about what it can do in 1 or 2 really specific instances that all of 8 people on the planet care about, but then never follow through with a quantum machine that out performs a classical one in any way.

Oh, and the answer(s) may not even be right and has to be checked using classical methods anyway.

Comment Re:What's special here?? (Score 1) 107 107

Show me one that doesn't require a special FAB to produce the actual chip, at which point you can't control whats actually going on in the chip itself.

There are NO open source CPUs, only open source designs.

It stops being open source when it needs to run on a proprietary FPGA.

Comment Re:I don't get it (Score 1) 172 172

Why would I give slashdot access to my Google account info? See I created separate accounts instead of bitching that people could figure out that I was a douche across all my sites using the same account.

And lets point out, I'm using an account thats 15 years old, you aren't even logged in.

Comment Re:I don't get it (Score 1) 172 172

Then you're just stupid.

I've had at least 3 Google accounts since before G+ existed and added another 2 while G+ existed. Its pretty simple to create a new account with or without a real name, which hasn't been a requirement for a while now, thanks for paying attention to what you're whining about ...

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 147 147

Every computer has an OS, its just a question of how complex it is.

XP Embedded is not XP desktop anymore than Android is Debian. They aren't running a desktop OS any more than your cell phone is.

XP Embedded is not unsupported, and you're an idiot since you seem to think you have some non-buggy OS. The fact that you make such a comment tells me you know so little about software dev that you have no business even commenting in this conversation. All software has bugs.

Comment Re:Wait.. WTF... There's a SAFE that runs WIndows (Score 1) 147 147

The OS wasn't compromised, and XP embedded is pretty secure ... it doesn't run anything out of the box, so its pretty safe.

You choose Windows because the Win32 API has a couple of metric fucktons of developers available that are JUST as capable as random Linux developer that thinks he's kind shit just because he runs Linux even though his software is just as exploitable on Linux as it is on XP.

How ignorant do you have to be to make such retarded statements? Pretty fucking ignorant I'd say.

FORTRAN is for pipe stress freaks and crystallography weenies.