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Comment: Re:Myopic viewpoint (Score 1) 351

by monkeyhybrid (#46783457) Attached to: Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

Maybe. But then as with other new players in various industries, the new players often end up being the R&D teams for the longer established businesses. When Tesla finally get close to the sweet spot of making money and having ironed out all the kinks, every other car company with deeper pockets and already established service centres, etc, can jump in and drown Tesla at the bottom of the pool.

Comment: Re:OpenWRT all the way (Score 1) 98

by monkeyhybrid (#46783353) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which Router Firmware For Bandwidth Management?

OpenWRT rocks, but as far as I am aware, there is no support for the type of bandwidth management the OP is after within the web interface. I'm sure you can achieve the same control from the CLI with a few extra packages and command line magic, but it sounds like the OP specifically wants all this to be done from the web interface.

Comment: Re:Open the pod bay door HAL (Score 1) 71

And if I'm not mistaken, this next flight will also be their first attempt to recover the first stage by propulsive landing. Demonstrating such a capability would be a game changer in itself.

I've seen the footage of their initial propulsive tests (awesome) but had not realised they were planning a full blown test following a proper mission so soon. Really looking forward to seeing that!

Comment: Quick test shows Yahoo user passwords (Score 5, Informative) 303

by monkeyhybrid (#46693927) Attached to: OpenSSL Bug Allows Attackers To Read Memory In 64k Chunks

Filippo Valsorda's online tool for checking web servers for the Heartbleed vulnerability is quite an eye opener. As well as telling you whether the server is vulnerable, it displays a small snippet of the memory it retrieved (there are scripts on Github that will show you the whole 64KB I believe).

In the quick tests I did on login.yahoo.com (used for Yahoo's email and probably all other Yahoo services), I saw three different user's passwords and at least part of their usernames. And you can just sit there refreshing the page to see more! Madness!

Comment: Re:The numbers (Score 2) 139

by monkeyhybrid (#46112291) Attached to: Google's Motorola Adventure: Stinging Defeat, Or Semi-Victory?

Lenovo were already in the smartphone market with several Android phones. In fact, they were the fifth largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, shipping 45.5 million smartphones in 2013. Looks like most of those were in emerging markets though, so the Motorola Mobility acquisition should give them a big step forward into the western markets.

Comment: Re:The web needs a good layout engine (Score 1) 249

by monkeyhybrid (#46104355) Attached to: Google Planning To Remove CSS Regions From Blink

Honestly at this point, HTML should be obsoleted and everyone use an XML standard like RSS, or something semantic, and lay that out directly with CSS, since the entire web is converging on an blog-post/article-like data model.

One of the main goals of HTML is to be that semantic format you wish for. It has taken years (far too many) for it to get to that point, but in general, it works. You mark up your content semantically with HTML and then leave all presentation to be taken care of with CSS. At least, that's what web developers should be doing nowadays. I'm not saying HTML is perfect, far from it in fact, but in conjunction with CSS it does already provide a means to separate content from presentation.

+ - Is Linux Set To Be PC Gaming's Number Two Platform? 1

Submitted by monkeyhybrid
monkeyhybrid (1677192) writes "Following a tweet from the developer of Maia (a cross platform game soon to hit Steam) that Linux was bringing him more game sales than Mac, Gaming On Linux decided to investigate further by reaching out to multiple developers for platform sales statistics. Although the findings and developer comments show Linux sales to still be sitting in third place, behind those of Mac and Windows, they are showing promise and developer feedback certainly appears to be positive about the platform's future.

With Steam OS on its way, surely leading to more big title releases making their way to the Linux platform, could Linux gaming be set to take the number two spot from Mac?"

+ - Open-Source AMD & NVIDIA Drivers Now Support OpenGL 3.3->

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An anonymous reader writes "Four years after OpenGL 3.3 was ratified the open-source AMD Radeon and open-source NVIDIA (Nouveau) drivers now have OpenGL 3.3 support in Mesa. The support currently covers the NV50/NVC0 Nouveau drivers (GeForce 8 series and newer) and RadeonSI (Radeon HD 7000 series and newer) while work is still ongoing to bring OpenGL 3.3 to older AMD GPUs. These drivers along with the open-source Intel driver also have some level of OpenGL 4 support but their performance still lags behind the proprietary graphics drivers."
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Comment: Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (Score 3, Insightful) 458

by monkeyhybrid (#46057135) Attached to: Stephen Hawking: 'There Are No Black Holes'

It is an improper extension of the scientific method to claim that everything* that lacks scientific evidence therefore does not or cannot exist.

I was very careful to not claim that. To have done so would be stupid. For the same reason, you can not disprove that I am riding a pink unicorn on the moon, although I would hazard a guess that you'd think that be extremely unlikely.

Comment: Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (Score 2) 458

by monkeyhybrid (#46057047) Attached to: Stephen Hawking: 'There Are No Black Holes'

No scientific evidence. Fine, I accept that; scientific evidence is exactly what I would need in order to believe there is a god. Needing anything less seems crazy to me.

However, something that is strictly and purely supernatural (which God is pre-eminently) is by the very definition of the word "supernatural" beyond having a nature that science can speak about.

Oh, man, that old argument. By that reasoning, I had better be on the lookout for ghosts, fairies, goblins, magic unicorns and all manner of supernatural beings? Do you ever try walking through walls just in case it might work? Nobody can prove you don't have that supernatural ability.

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