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Comment: We hit 7 TeV, but how much more to go? (Score 2, Interesting) 256

by nickfd (#31669214) Attached to: First Collisions At the LHC
http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/breaking/2010/03/30/lhc-research-program-launched-with-7-tev-collisions/ So according to that article, we did the colliding at 7 TeV and their next goal is 14 TeV in 2013, but it's not clear whether that level of 14 is equivilant to the "big bang". Does anyone know what we need to hit in energy levels to reach that?

Comment: Symbian is the best - nokia 5800 or n97! (Score 1) 283

by nickfd (#28062721) Attached to: On iPhone, Searching For Kama Sutra = Porn
Look into the nokia 5800, or the n97 if you can wait a month. The 5800 won the best multimedia smartphone award in the UK magazine Smartphone & PDA Essentials http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/news/item/9510_Nokia_5800_wins_as_Best_multim.php Slickdeals just showed a deal for 220$ to get a NAM version, unlocked, too, just a few days ago. Symbian is epic.

Comment: Not possible to run stuff off xbox 360 hdd.. (Score 1) 139

by nickfd (#19652341) Attached to: ESA Initiates Police Raid Against Console Modder
No, it's not possible to run unsigned code or homebrew on the 360. It hasn't been, and probably won't ever be possible until we can find a way to break the keys, or the dependence on the cryptographic keys contained within the 360. Pretty much all that the mods are doing is spoofing the PFI (Physical Format Information), DMI (Disc Manufacturer Information, SS (Stealth Sectors), and video.iso (a short video) to the original information that's offset to a different spot on the disc. In layman's terms, it pretends that you're running a storebought xbox360dvd with all of its original disc information (ie: disc stamped in kanagawa, japan) while in fact you are running a verbatim dvd9.

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