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Comment: The dad did it... (Score 3, Interesting) 276

Before accepting that a 5 year old not only passed the exam, but could read and comprehend at a fully adult level, I have another hypothesis: the dad did it... He obviously made the kid's website, so why would it surprise anyone if he "helped" the kid through the test. It's the same way that kids used to win slot-racing competitions.

Comment: MS Office Incompatibility (Score 0, Troll) 170

by nowsharing (#48366093) Attached to: What Happens When Nobody Proofreads an Academic Paper

I'm going to make a guess here. No academic would leave that line right in the middle of their paper, and there is no way that the fire-breathing peer reviewers would let it slip. It was probably a comment left in one version of the document that was incorrectly transferred into the text of the final copy. When you have a million versions of closed-source MS Office files floating around, this shit happens. Another reason to use open formats.

+ - Microsoft Revives Its Hardware Conference->

Submitted by jfruh
jfruh (300774) writes "Microsoft's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference, or WinHEC, was an annual staple of the '90s and '00s: every year, execs from Redmond would tell OEMs what to expect when it came to Windows servers and PCs. The conference was wrapped with software into Build in 2009, but now it's being revived to deal with not just computers but also the tablets and cell phone Microsoft has found itself in the business of selling and even making. It's also being moved from the U.S. to China, as an acknowledgement of where the heart of the tech hardware business is now."
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Comment: Everdrives (Score 1) 382

by nowsharing (#47776881) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

Pick a system that relates to you and your friends' nostalgic gaming eras: NES, Genesis, N64, etc. Track down a nice console for cheap on craigslist, and then just buy an Everdrive for it. The Everdrive is a flash cart that allow you to jack up an SD card with roms and play them on the real hardware. For the price of five to ten common games, you could instead buy an Everdrive and have every game ever made.

I personally avoid subjecting friends to Atari or emulated games.

Comment: Re:Trailer not HFR? (Score 1) 156

by nowsharing (#47563089) Attached to: The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies Trailer Released

I was very excited to see Smaug in HFR, and made a bit of a voyage to see it in a theater that was projecting 48FPS. I was completely blown away by how shitty it looked. Smaug the dragon was very good looking, as was a lot of the scenery and landscape. The sets and characters looked like a cheap theater production though. Everything screamed out that it was a prop or a backdrop.

Believe me, 48FPS is not the future. Or if it is, then there is a long way to go in setting it up and filming it properly.

panic: kernel trap (ignored)