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Comment: Running through a category is not the norm. (Score 1) 412

by NeoMorphy (#46158795) Attached to: Audience Jeers Contestant Who Uses Game Theory To Win At 'Jeopardy'

It's rare that they run a category straight through. I'm used to watching the players jump around the different categories trying to find the "Double Doubles". It's been that way as long as I can remember, this isn't new. There's plenty of forums that discuss optimum strategies for finding the "Daily Doubles" and how to bet on "Final Jeopardy".

Other trends I have noticed is that they usually avoid the math and science categories, I hate that!

Comment: Re:Kill capitol punishment! Kill it dead! (Score 1) 1038

by NeoMorphy (#45996259) Attached to: Controversial Execution In Ohio Uses New Lethal Drug Combination

You're outside the situation, as are most of us. You can't judge a situation that you have no emotional involvement in. For those who were directly affected, it is a lot different. Life imprisonment doesn't include torture or actual punishment, other than the fact that they lost their freedom. The people affected will constantly be aware of the fact that while he tortured and killed a woman and her unborn child, nobody was able to save her. But, there seems to be a lot people who wanted to save his life, give him a place to live, and take care of him for the rest of his life. He doesn't even have to work, he can just take it easy for the rest of his life. You're torturing the victims even more and turning society against them. What they want is obviously not an issue from his point of view when he killed that poor woman. They are the ones who were wronged, let them decide what they want for justice and closure.

It's too bad they couldn't turn back time and apply a "Justice Zone" effect like on "Red Dwarf". But I am sure there are people who would think that was cruel and unusual punishment.

Comment: Re:Karma Denied (Score 1) 283

by NeoMorphy (#45769889) Attached to: Mikhail Kalashnikov: Inventor of AK-47 Dies At 94

It would have been far better had he been plugged by his own killing machine. If there has ever been an antithesis to the Nobel Peace Prize, the AK-47* is it. * given that it has a far larger body count than Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.

Didn't Nobel invent ballistite, which was later modified to create various versions of cordite, which was used to create the ammunition for the guns and rifles that killed so many people? And before he died, didn't he establish a lot of armament factories?

It might be possible that Kalashnikov invented the AK-47 to help his fellow countrymen and not for evil purposes. A firearm is merely a tool that can be used for either good or evil. If an opposing power is using firearms against you, then you have to defend yourself with firearms. And Russia did have to deal with a lot of opposing powers with firearms.

I would say that organizations that promote violence against peaceful entities would be more of an antithesis to the Nobel Peace Prize.

Comment: Re:Never underestimate the bandwidth (Score 2) 267

by NeoMorphy (#45576641) Attached to: How the LHC Is Reviving Magnetic Tape

You can use "logical block protection" and multiple copies so that you can save archive copies in protected vaults, which will increase your data integrity by having multiple copies in different locations as well as increased protection from bit rot(from cosmic rays at least). Multiple copies can be created simultaneously, at the cost of tape drives.

You still have to read the entire disk copy to verify, which could take awhile if it's several TB in size. Though you still have several options to protect it from "bit rot", IE filesystems like ZFS and/or not using raid-0. If the data is important, you still have to back it up. Also, while it's on tape you don't have to worry about someone accidentally overwriting it with a single command. Especially the archived copies.

Comment: Re:Disruptive technologies have long adoption cycl (Score 1) 810

by NeoMorphy (#45507397) Attached to: Electric Cars: Drivers Love 'Em, So Why Are Sales Still Low?

Double check that research, that was an obvious BS work that has been debunked. In "Dust to Dust" they reference nickel mining techniques that were over 30 years out of date. They also based the energy cost on the lifetime of vehicle with the Prius having a lifetime of 109,000 miles and the Humvee 379,000, total BS. The same company revisited their biased article and reversed their views a year later, I'm guessing they were trying to save face.

Considering this all happened over 5 years ago, anyone still referencing that article obviously isn't very good at doing research. Environmental benefit was tertiary in my decision process, but I can't stand it when people reference ridiculously inaccurate articles in an attempt to make themselves look "smug".

Jetta drivers have been accused of being "smug". Do you feel you deserved that or did you buy a car that you liked and was happy with your purchase without thinking even once that you were superior. And when people stated that pickup trucks were more environmentally friendly than a diesel Jetta didn't you think it was frustrating that people could be so ignorant? And why the sudden need to compare suv/pickup trucks to high mpg cars? I suspect that whenever the gas prices increase, they get upset every time they go to the pump and they take out their frustrations on high mpg cars. Maybe they should stop trying to look bigger through their cars and instead consider getting a more frugal car like a Yaris, it's cheap, reliable, and gets good milage. I needed a bigger car, so I went with the Prius.

Comment: Re:Disruptive technologies have long adoption cycl (Score 1) 810

by NeoMorphy (#45501673) Attached to: Electric Cars: Drivers Love 'Em, So Why Are Sales Still Low?

OMG, you're killing me! It's amazing how many women have caught on to what an over-sized pickup truck with a dozen lights and super lift kit means. Since getting a Prius I noticed that some men(especially non-techies) looked down on them and women approved of them. I still don't understand the Prius hate, maybe if I bought a BMW or Humvee I would see the same thing.

Comment: Re:Disruptive technologies have long adoption cycl (Score 1) 810

by NeoMorphy (#45498413) Attached to: Electric Cars: Drivers Love 'Em, So Why Are Sales Still Low?

People have been driving combustion automobiles since the industrial age. It takes time for new technologies to move through adoption stages, not to mention time for manufacturing costs and yields to improve.

They adapted fine to most everything else.

Power steering, power brakes, steer by wire, brake by wire, cd player, seat warmer, rear defrost, powered side mirrors, keyless entry, keyless start, alarm system, electronic fuel injector, unleaded gas, powered seats, ICE's with computer chips, satellite radio, dvd player, radar detector, cruise control, remote start, airbags, pressure sensors for the tires, halogen lights, powered moon-roof, shoulder belts, ABS, rear video camera, radar assisted parking, radar warning for when you are about to hit the car in front of you, automatic transmission, lojack, etc. I remember when most of these didn't exist. I remember having to warm up the car because it had a carburetor, thank goodness for EFI. Some of these features make a big difference in driving a car, try driving without power steering, or even parking a car without it. Hybrid cars are a seamless change from regular cars, took me seconds to adapt to my Prius. Obviously a non-hybrid EV is a much bigger jump, but if someone doesn't like changes in cars, they're screwed, because cars have been changing every couple of years and if gas prices go high enough I'm guessing less people will stay loyal to ICEs.

Comment: Re:This is not a fair comparison (Score 2) 310

This is not a fair comparison, the iPhone is twice the price.

You've got a Quad-Core ARM running at twice their Ghz and you barely post benchmarks ahead of a Dual-Core A7, you know you're stupid for buying one.

So, what you are saying is that the Nexus 5 is faster, but it needed twice as many higher clock speed processors, which is bad because it costs half as much or is it because it has a higher resolution display. And now that the iPhone doesn't have the highest resolution display, that's unimportant? Buying one of the fastest phones, that has a great display, has stock Android OS, and is cheap is stupid??? I do not think that word means what you think it means.

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