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Comment: Re:Encryption? (Score 1) 202

by hawk16zz (#34851900) Attached to: Wireless GeForce Graphics Card Announced

I totally agree with you on a quite case being the optimum solution and also what I would preferably do but, some people also don't have the space if they're living is a really small place.

Another incentive for it would be if they already have a highly spec'd computer or don't want another computer drawing power and raising their electric bill but really want an htpc setup in a different room, couple this with wireless usb and they have a pretty quick solution since latency isn't really an issue when watching a movie.

Also since GeForce GTX 460s go for about $200 now I can see this card go for $250-$300.

Not trying to persuade anybody either way, just putting out some points for way some people would want to go the wireless route.


Paleontologists Unearth Giant Fossilized Penguin 124

Posted by Soulskill
from the syfy-already-working-on-a-horror-movie dept.
Ponca City, We Love You writes "The BBC reports that scientists have discovered the 36-million-year-old fossil of a penguin nearly five feet tall and almost twice the weight of an Emperor Penguin, the largest living species. 'The heavier the penguin, the deeper it dives,' says Julia Clarke, a palaeontologist at the University of Texas. 'If that holds true for any penguins, then the dive depths achieved by these giant forms would've been very different.' The bird, named Inkayacu paracasensis, or water king, lived during the late Eocene period and had a long, straight beak, much longer than that of its modern relatives. But, most surprisingly, the giant penguin's feathers were brown and gray, distinct from the black 'tuxedo'" Reader SpuriousLogic notes that it's also getting easier to keep an eye on modern penguins, since Google has extended Street View to Antarctica.

Comment: Re:Right on (Score 1) 332

by hawk16zz (#32946636) Attached to: WSJ's Mossberg Calls For a Tougher Broadband Plan

I live in Pittsburgh which I know has access to fast connections. But I only have access to 1.5Mbps DSL at where I live in the city, and YES I'm IN the city not in the surrounding areas, which actually have access to faster speeds.

And if you're going to say it's an abuse of the term average, give us some sources. I'm not here to argue, I just want some facts.

Comment: Re:Dumb Government Abuse of Power (Score 2, Informative) 819

by hawk16zz (#31341120) Attached to: Officials Sue Couple Who Removed Their Lawn

Guess you missed this part from TFS:

Last summer, the couple tried to appease the city by building a fence around the yard and planting drought-tolerant greenery — lavender, rosemary, horsetail, and pittosporum, among others. But according to the city, their landscaping still did not comply with city standards

They tried, the county denied.

Comment: Re:No additional software? (Score 1) 400

by hawk16zz (#31041842) Attached to: Oh, What a Lovely Standards War

This AC has a point. And the post doesn't deserve a -1 Troll, even if there are royalties to be paid. I remember there being an HTML5 article a few weeks ago talking about the YouTube beta and how it's supported in IE, Chrome, and maybe Opera and Safari (don't remember) and since YouTube used h.264 for it's videos the AC still has his valid point.

Comment: Re:RTFA (Score 1) 364

by hawk16zz (#29563639) Attached to: For New Zealanders, No More Phones as Sat-Nav Devices

(That law must be sponsored by Garmin and Tom Tom.)

Except for the fact that they both have windows mobile applications and Tom Tom also has an iPhone app, and a Garmin one is to be released soon.

Then just in general:
The only things this does is a) hurt the consumer buy having them pay more to have a separate navigation system and b) the cell phone companies and manufactures that sell the smartphones some people won't be buying because they can't also navigate on it.

If something like this ever came to the states, I'm sure there would be a huge uprising. I use my smartphone to get traffic information and if I need to go someone I usually don't travel to like most GPS users.

Data Storage

Journal: Data point: Flash storage now under $2/GB

Journal by timothy

I like to watch the prices of USB keys and divide GB by $; just noticed that has a 16GB key selling for $27-something, which is the first I've noticed a USB key that size for less than $2/GB, at least without coupons. (And I was pretty happy to see the ones -- iMation, I think -- that Wal-Mart's been selling at $12 for 4GB, or a flat $3 per.)

Promising costs nothing, it's the delivering that kills you.