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Comment: GFlops/gm. not a common benchmark yet. (Score -1) 56

by NemoinSpace (#48596511) Attached to: Raspberry Pi In Space
You would think that somebody at NASA would have pointed out the abject stupidity of lifting something as useless as a rasberry pi out of earths gravity well.
Attention fanbois, we won't get to mars by talking about it. I thought engineers were trained at least to be aware of cost efficiency...
Mods, here's another chance to penalize inside the box thinking.

Comment: Re:Good/BAd news for science. (Score -1) 90

by NemoinSpace (#48555371) Attached to: Berkeley Lab Builds World Record Tabletop-Size Particle Accelerator

"Small changes in the setup give you big perturbations," said Eric Esarey,..."

The secret is to design the experiment so you extrapolate energy levels to 6 orders of magnitude beyond what you can measure. Then the math guys do the rest.
It's really a lot less work than those idiots at CERN do, in fact, this method produces MiniVans per researcher much quicker.

+ - Ralph H. Baer, a father of video gaming, dies at 92-> 1

Submitted by SternisheFan
SternisheFan (2529412) writes "At the dawn of the television age in 1951, a young engineer named Ralph Baer approached executives at an electronics firm and suggested the radical idea of offering games on the bulky TV boxes.

“And of course,” he said, “I got the regular reaction: ‘Who needs this?’ And nothing happened.”

It took another 15 years before Mr. Baer, who died Dec. 6 at 92, developed a prototype that would make him the widely acknowledged father of video games. His design helped lay the groundwork for an industry that transformed the role of the television set and generated tens of billions of dollars last year.

Mr. Baer “saw that there was this interesting device sitting in millions of American homes — but it was a one-way instrument,” said Arthur P. Molella, director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. “He said, ‘Maybe there’s some way we can interact with this thing.’”"

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Comment: Better you follow your chosen career. - Congress. (Score -1) 720

by NemoinSpace (#48543305) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?
Don't take this as being judgmental, it's more like survival instincts. Evolution, if you like. The fact that you show regret over past acts means you are well on the way to redemption. But the IT world is already overflowing with closet oddball, dysfunctional, sociopaths. Society puts people in jail and rubber stamps them as felons for the sake of expediency. We don't do it to punish, nor to rehabilitate. We safely tuck you out of the way and ignore you. Like the abortionist that only considers the ramifications of their actions after the fact, you still have trouble wrapping your mind around why the church might deny you communion.
The 47% Romney spoke of understand this and don't even bother to vote their representatives into their insane asylum offices.
I think you have a real shot. Oh, I mean if you LIE on your job app. Even if you eventually get caught lying, just shrug your shoulders and tell them "Of course I lied - I'M a FELON!!!"
It works for Clinton (D) or North (R). The truth is Americans LIKE our felons, and their is no limit to what you might aspire to.

Comment: Re:wont last (Score -1, Flamebait) 287

True. It's like Obamacare, or more like illegal aliens. Just because you weren't born in Mexico doesn't mean you shouldn't be allowed to drive a busload of homeless people to Mexico City and set up a Marijuana store. (for medicinal purposes).
Obama is likely to set the Democrats back 20 years tonight. Socialist prick is as crazy as Stalin ever was, Hillary is shitting her pants.
p.s. FU-MODS

Comment: Re:Has to be best at everything (Score -1) 127

by NemoinSpace (#48397077) Attached to: US DOE Sets Sights On 300 Petaflop Supercomputer
At any point in its history, the US was never the best at anything. In fact, its only saving grace has been a system of goverment that allows for fat dumb guys to put a well aimed bullet into the heart of pontificating tyrants as yourself.
As a member of the "huddled masses", I've found that often, the only requirement to take over the top spot is for us to show up and put a stop to whatever maniacal scheme you fuckwads have dreamed up. Now, I admit I don't have nearly the education I should, but I'm actually slightly underweight and I have an almost innate skill of putting either a .223 or 5.56 round into your center of mass at 50 yards without thinking about it much. For larger intellectual debates such as this a titan is still the best option. Hence the need for really big computers. See? From a US perspective we are surrounded by assholes like you. You can't really

Comment: I purchased 128GB MicroSDXC card for 1/5th price (Score -1) 178

by NemoinSpace (#48389525) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is Non-USB Flash Direct From China Safe?
no you didn't, and neither did WallMart, which is why WallMart doesn't have them on sale.
If you really want to know the size of the card you bought, try filling it up with files you never want to see again and tell us when it gives you errors. (I'm guessing 2GB)

Comment: comprimise on the volume of requests (Score -1) 301

by NemoinSpace (#48364569) Attached to: Police Body Cam Privacy Exploitation
Let's limit them to shooting incidents, police or bad guy. (No, that is not redundant). Of course we would have to have clear codification of what constitutes destruction of evidence. Maybe someone should develop a tiny ccd camera built into guns. That should satisfy the gun control crowd as well as the "hunters".
Seriously, you people call yourself a society? You are farm dwellers. As in Animal Farm. Sorry, if you don't get the multiple references, you'll have to read books that don't start with the word Face.
Attention moderators: ready, FIRE! , aim.

"Any excuse will serve a tyrant." -- Aesop