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Comment: Re:Not so sure. (Score 1) 135

by josath (#41313677) Attached to: Magic: the Gathering Is Turing Complete
Apprentice gave me some error about couldn't open Plains.jpg, then repeated "Send buffer full, try again later" and then crashed on my first attempt to play a game. Second attempt I got into a game, but when I drew 7 cards it gave "List index (59) out of bounds." Interface still sucks, you have to know all the commands and all the rules of the game to play it (compared to the commercial M:tG games, which suck for other reasons, but at least they help you with the rules)

Comment: Re:If I recall..... (Score 1) 333

by josath (#41258277) Attached to: Quantum Teleportation Sends Information 143 Kilometers
Here's the thing you and the other reply is missing: There's no way to encode, you cannot change the value of the bit! You both take the same measurement and both get the same result, but there's now way of forcing that result to be 1 or 0. You're both flipping a coin, and the coins will always land heads or both will land tails, but it's random and you have no control over it.

Comment: Re:Ain't happening (Score 1) 704

by josath (#38771144) Attached to: VGA and DVI Ports To Be Phased Out Over Next 5 Years

Just picked three random motherboards off newegg, expensive, midrange, and cheap, and none of them had serial or parallel ports:

Interestingly, the cheapest one does list serial and parallel headers on the board, so with the right adapter you could still get them.

Comment: Re:Unsuitable for teaching (Score 1) 161

by josath (#38472746) Attached to: Raspberry Pi Beta Boards Unveiled
RMS, is that you? The world is never going to be your communist open source utopia where closed source and profiting off of software is illegal. People don't need the netlist for every IC they use. This board is more closed than most, but it's a compromise I'm willing to make as the price per performance is better by a mile than anything out there.

Comment: Re:Chrome also runs as root (Score 2) 61

by josath (#37820864) Attached to: Bug Opens Chrome to Easy Remote Code Execution
Basically they do this because they want to be able to update the browser silently. The update process for firefox involves dialogs popping up, you have to OK them, then next time firefox restarts you have to approve a UAC prompt (on windows at least, I assume some kind of sudo popup on linux/mac). Chrome updates silently in the background, next time you open it you have the new version, but you don't get all sorts of popups and new tabs spamming you about it like with firefox. Also updating chrome doesn't disable half your extensions which is nice.

Behind every great computer sits a skinny little geek.