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Comment: Heisenberg? (Score 1) 33

by MorphOSX (#47690229) Attached to: Scientists Record Quantum Behavior of Electrons Via Laser Lights
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't the act of observing the quantum behavior of the electron necessarily change it? I thought one of the fuzzy things about anything "quantum", other than "quantum bullshit", was that its state/behavior is not finite unless observed directly, thus causing it to collapse into a specific state? Or do I have that wrong?

Comment: Re: +1 for this Post (Score 3, Interesting) 427

by MorphOSX (#47634919) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?
I've been very happy with my Asud RT-n66g or whatever it is. Good signal, stable, lots of advanced features, and plenty of aftermarket firmware options. Plus Asus is responsive on support and updates. Went comcast business class (slightly more expensive, but need/wanted the prioritization and QoS standards, like same day service calls, etc.), got their netgear business class modem (no built in wifi whatsoever, and works fine in total bridge mode), hooked it up to the Asus, and off I went. Only thing I need to add to it is a high-gain directional antenna to beam signal out to my workshop.

Comment: Re: Yeah sure (Score 1) 371

by MorphOSX (#47303151) Attached to: Court Releases DOJ Memo Justifying Drone Strike On US Citizen
To be fair, during WWII, there were Americans who left the US to fight with nazi germany. These Americans fighting with the Nazis were often executed without trial. The concept of killing an American who is fighting for the "enemy" is nothing new. If you're fighting with our enemies, as an enemy combatant, why do you believe you should get a trial as a criminal rather than simply being killed on the battlefield after identification As an enemy? Now, the real question is whether there was sufficient evidence to consider him an enemy combatant and thus subject to the rules of war and not just a criminal. Finally, I'd also like to point out that while the US abides by the Geneva convention and other treaties and accords, it is not a signatory of the same, so while the Geneva convention sets good rules, the US is only bound to them as long as they voluntarily comply.

Comment: Re:And this is why I'll never live in a walled gar (Score 0) 409

by MorphOSX (#41982787) Attached to: Apple Orders Memory Game Developers To Stop Using 'Memory' In Names
And if the company exercising their trademark case against you gets a cease and desist order forcing you to stop selling the product, you'll have the same problem: you cannot legally continue to sell the product until the case is over or the order is vacated. The only difference here is that you're banking on the company either not noticing the infringement and not going after you, or them not getting a C&D to force you to stop selling. If I've learned anything, it's that the companies that are assholes enough to do this are also assholes enough to not care how small you are.

Comment: Re:I remember when... (Score 2, Interesting) 142

by MorphOSX (#41927071) Attached to: Fox's Attempt To Block Ad-skipping TV Recorder Autohop Fails
Rates will go down when the number of things causing accidents does. Texting/distracted driving has gone WAY up, so even if all the features making the insurance rates go down, in theory, are there, then the average cost to all insurers to cover the people that get into wrecks while distracted driving, etc., jack them right back up again, since it all works off of an aggregate pool. So, while income from subscriptions to cable/satellite may ultimately negate the need for commercials, the cost of funding the programing goes up as well, through greed and inflation. So, what cost maybe $1.5m to make in 1990, now costs 10.5+, and considering the amount of stuff on TV that people watch, the sheer enormity of the costs to produce it all would nowhere near be covered by subscription fees alone. that leaves you with the basic other source of funding: advertisements.

Comment: Re:iSore? (Score 0) 438

by MorphOSX (#41803241) Attached to: Steve Jobs' Yacht Revealed
Let's see. Walled garden of apps that work in 99% of cases, don't crash or cause harm to the device, and are generally pretty stringently screened for what kind of data they can collect and how they utilize what's on your device, or total freedom for anyone to write any kind of app and Caveat Emptor rules the day. Think I'd rather have a platform that worked seamlessly without having to hunt down drivers, recompile shit, worry about malicious or half-baked code, and a wide-open platform with no controls.

"Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." -- Bernard Berenson