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Comment: Re:Copyright? (Score 1) 183

by Dahamma (#48475967) Attached to: Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

Oh well, (supposed) straw man still beats ad hominem!

I actually agree with you that there are tons of good applications for *new* innovation in high-efficiency solar panels (the point of the article). But given $5 calculators have *already* been available for 30 years, sorry, it just isn't one of them ;)

Comment: Re:PS4 next (Score 1) 60

by Dahamma (#48472749) Attached to: Sony To Offer Partial Refunds For PS Vita

Actually, turns out the PS4 *does* do all of what was claimed for the PS Vita - you can play PS4 games on the Vita over Wifi including pausing and continue.

Their sleep/wake is a lot slower than promised, true. But it's a big improvement over the PS3, and it also does finally let you go back to the system menu while the current app/game is paused...

Comment: Re:Copyright? (Score 1) 183

by Dahamma (#48472679) Attached to: Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

Until that one time you are forced at gunpoint in a dark alley to calculate a cube root!

And, actually, seriously bad example - who cares about the battery life of a shitty $5 calculator when these days you can solve differential equations on your phone? Maybe you *should* have done a bit of research first...

Comment: Re:OH GOODY (Score 1) 201

by Dahamma (#48446265) Attached to: Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

Yep - you can go look it up on any number of articles for confirmation, but the current state of sapphire screens is that they are heavier/thicker, more brittle, require more power due to lower transmission of light, and are much more expensive.

The *only* advantage right now is sapphire is almost impossible to scratch with normal use (assuming you don't routinely carry piles of loose diamonds around in your front pocket). Hence it's used for lenses, the new fingerprint-recognition, home button, and the iWatch screen, where scratch resistance is the #1 concern.

Comment: Re:The French are the world's Standards Board (Score 1) 372

by Dahamma (#48446189) Attached to: Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

Sounds like a typical socialist to me. No solutions, only complaints

Bloody worthless bastards, they've taken everything we had!

Except for universal health care, higher standards of living, better working conditions, and lower crime rates, what has any socialist government ever done for its people?

Comment: Re:The French are the world's Standards Board (Score 1) 372

by Dahamma (#48446157) Attached to: Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

Not sure if you are being sarcastic or not, but I'd say it's true!

The French workforce may strike more (and be particularly obnoxious about it, shutting down highways and city centers), but they also get more vacation, better hours, better pay, full healthcare, and retirement. American workers have lost all of their power, which is why they are increasingly losing all of their benefits and living wages. Welcome to "unfettered capitalism".

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