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Comment: Re:Sad but not surprised. (Score 1) 138

by fufufang (#49071847) Attached to: NVidia Puts the Kibosh On Overclocking of GTX 900M Series

After NVIDIA's refusal to step up to the line and assume their financial responsibility for causing so many laptops to die of thermal stress in previous generations, I feel no empathy for them. I DO have empathy for the rest of the people in the supply line that are getting dicked over by your friend, just not NVIDIA.

Well, they are resolving the responsibility issue by stop you from overclocking...

Comment: Re:Not all of his ashes.. (Score 1) 108

by fufufang (#48791105) Attached to: NASA's New Horizons To Arrive At Pluto With Clyde Tombaugh's Ashes

And still a tremendous waste of money to placard those who fund NASA for emotional reasons, not scientific reasons.

What do you think is going to do more for NASA? The discovery/proof that Mars once was a planet with liquid water and perhaps even microbial life (which is HUGE from a scientific perspective), or two Good Ole American Boys planting the Stars & Stripes on the surface of the red planet, broadcast "live" on all major TV networks in the US and around the world? It is all about emotion: enthousiasm, national pride, and conquering that Final Frontier and leading the way. That's how it worked with Apollo.

Not to mention that they probably needed something to balance the probe anyway -- might as well use someone's ashes for symbolic purposes.

Comment: Re:See nothing (Score 1) 104

Probably not. GLONASS is a recent addition to the smartphones. It is space technology. They also want to use satellite to track the planes, rather than having to pick up the black boxes when bad things happen. I think people will interact with space technology more often. I think at least the interest in Earth-bound space technology will increase.

Comment: Re: Considering how few boys graduate at ALL (Score 1) 355

It really depends on which branch of STEM. Biology and chemistry are more balanced, but if you study Computer Science, good luck finding girls in your own department. I think works need to be done to make certain branches of STEM subjects to look cool.

Comment: Re:Apple is no longer competitive... (Score 1) 114

From Wikipedia:
"The IBM Simon Personal Communicator, ca. 1993, the first touchscreen phone."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...

Touchscreen phone running Windows Mobile was quite common in Asian market before iPhone. It is true that they weren't as polished.

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