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Comment Re:One huge problem still (Score 1) 173

I saw total recall,I know what we need to do. All we have to do is re-ignite the alien fusion reactor in Mars' core which will within about 30 seconds, turn the core molten, restore the magnetic field and produce a breathable atmosphere. It'll even be fast enough that if you get thrown out onto the surface, you will struggle to breath for about 30 seconds, your eyes will bulge out of your head, but as the pressure equalizes you'll be ok, and you'll have saved everyone on Mars from the grip of an evil corporation.

Comment Re:Do you like DVDs that crap out on that one scen (Score 1) 367

I liked PC Gamer's review of Extreme Paint Brawl (lowest score ever at the time mainly due to the fact that the game wasn't fun and was buggy as hell). That was a game that was so buggy as to be unplayable. a few glitches, crashes etc that are common in modern games, I can over look them as I know they'll be fixed. Another problem with reviews is that the game they get to play, isn't the same game you buy on day one. It's pre-release, so it has MORE bugs. What is the point of saying the game sucks because of this one bug that is at the beginning of the game blah blah blah... focus on that bug, but if that bug isn't in the final release, you look petty as a writer.

Comment Re:VESA-mountable PCs (Score 1) 197

The problem with VESA mountable PCs for this usage, most times you want to mount the monitors on the wall. you can't if you're using the mounting holes to hold a PC... better to use video extenders from a server room/wiring closet with old repurposed laptops. or small NUC like computers driving multiple monitors. from far away.


US Government Will Not Force Companies To Decode Encrypted Data... For Now ( 110

Mark Wilson writes: The Obama administration has announced it will not require companies to decrypt encrypted messages for law enforcement agencies. This is being hailed as a "partial victory" by the Electronic Frontier Foundation; partial because, as reported by the Washington Post, the government "will not — for now — call for [such] legislation." This means companies will not be forced to build backdoors into their products, but there is no guarantee it won't happen further down the line. The government wants to continue talks with the technology industry to find a solution, but leaving things in limbo for the time being will create a sense of unease on both sides of the debate. The EFF has also compiled a report showing where the major tech companies stand on encryption.

LogMeIn To Acquire LastPass For $125 Million ( 100

An anonymous reader writes: LogMeIn has agreed to acquire LastPass, the popular single-sign-on (SSO) and password management service. Under the terms of the transaction, LogMeIn will pay $110 million in cash upon close for all outstanding equity interests in LastPass, with up to an additional $15 million in cash payable in contingent payments which are expected to be paid to equity holders and key employees of LastPass upon the achievement of certain milestone and retention targets over the two-year period following the closing of the transaction.

Comment Re:I'm usually behind the EFF on everything (Score 1) 232

One thing that has been a major point is in the the Transgender/Drag community. Legal name changes take time and Transgendered people have to jump through hoops to get their name and gender changed legally. And in the case of the drag community, those names tend to be stage names.


Software Defined Smart Battery Arrays Extend Laptop Life 42

An anonymous reader writes: A Microsoft research paper, titled 'Software Defined Batteries', outlines a radical charging alternative which uses a smart battery system to keep consumer-grade gadgets going for much longer than the current norm, by monitoring user habits. Making use of existing technologies, the engineers place multiple battery control under the duties of the operating system to create a software-defined approach optimized for different scenarios, such as word processing, email or video streaming.

Firefox 38 Arrives With DRM Required To Watch Netflix 371

An anonymous reader writes with this excerpt from VentureBeat: Mozilla today launched Firefox 38 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Notable additions to the browser include Digital Rights Management (DRM) tech for playing protected content in the HTML5 video tag on Windows, Ruby annotation support, and improved user interfaces on Android. Firefox 38 for the desktop is available for download now on, and all existing users should be able to upgrade to it automatically. As always, the Android version is trickling out slowly on Google Play. Note that there is a separate download for Firefox 38 without the DRM support. Our anonymous reader adds links to the release notes for desktop and Android.

Comment Re:Problems with projectors (Score 1) 330

We have a "fake" ceiling - similar to an office environment. honestly if your building a finished basement I highly recommend it, gives you a ton of flexibility. What I lose out to in quality that only a video-phile would notice, I gain in an 8 foot screen. Can't actually buy a TV that big as far as I know, at least not unless your Elon Musk level rich.

I'm sorry you don't like projectors, and they don't suit you - but to blow them off completely is a bad way of going about it. It's all about being the right tool for the right job.

Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.