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Comment: Not in your car but a new car. (Score 1) 293

by MarcoPon (#39826663) Attached to: Why Apple's Next Revolution Should Be In Your Car
No Apple fan here, but... What if Apple would presents something like the Renault Twizy? Using the Apple's "cool factor" to promote a new kind of mobility could be an interesting phenomenon. A small, light, electric quasi-car, that could me more than enough for a lot of commuters. But I thought about this with Jobs at the helm; now with Tim Cook - or, anyone else non-Jobs - I think it will be even more improbable than before. Just saying.

Comment: I call BS! (Score 2) 633

by MarcoPon (#38622764) Attached to: Another Stab At Sorting Hybrid Hype From Reality
People just need to learn to drive efficiently, if they want to consume less. You can't expect to just buy a Prius, drive like a mad man and burn like the EPA numbers. But, if you drive with a grain of salt, you CAN even exceed EPA numbers. A lot of hybrid drivers do that. In addition EPA numbers are just the results for a standardized set of tests, with some additional corrective factors. Depending on where you live, how's your commute, etc., you situation may approach more or less that scenario.

Comment: Try Twin - and old DOS diskcopier from 1994 (Score 1) 375

by MarcoPon (#37461012) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Recovering Data From 20-Year-Old Diskettes?
Check this out (it's free, of course): http://mark0.net/soft-twin-e.html I made it 17 years ago, and it would be nice to know it's still useful to someone! :) It case of error, it retries some times to read the sector; if it keep trowing errors, it continue nonetheless, and create a disk image with all that was possible to read.
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DirectX 11 Coming To Browser Games 200

Posted by Soulskill
from the see-the-stubble-on-your-stick-figure's-chin dept.
arcticstoat writes "Forget Farmville, Flash puzzlers and 8-bit home computer emulators. The next generation of browser games will be able to take advantage of DirectX 11 effects, not to mention multi-core processing and both Havok and PhysX physics effects. A new browser plug-in called WebVision will be available for Trinergy's new game engine, Vision Engine 8. This will enable game developers to port all the advanced effects from the game engine over to all the common browsers. Of course, any budding 3D-browser-game dev will face the problem that not every PC has a decent graphics card that can handle advanced graphics effects. Not only that, but limited bandwidth will also limit what effects a developer can realistically implement into a browser game. Nevertheless, this is an interesting development that could result in some tight 3D programming, as well as some much more interesting browser games."
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NHS Should Stop Funding Homeopathy, Says Parliamentary Committee 507

Posted by samzenpus
from the how-am-I-going-to-align-my-chakras-now dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Homeopathic remedies work no better than placebos, and so should no longer be paid for by the UK National Health Service, a committee of British members of parliament has concluded. In preparing its report, the committee, which scrutinizes the evidence behind government policies, took evidence from scientists and homeopaths, and reviewed numerous reports and scientific investigations into homeopathy. It found no evidence that such treatments work beyond providing a placebo effect." Updated 201025 19:40 GMT by timothy: This recommendation has some people up in arms.

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