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Comment: Re:Screw the olympics I want my Formula 1 fix (Score 1) 578 578

Your right, it wasn't on ESPN. EPSN doesn't really cover racing or any non-basketball/football/baseball/hockey sports. NBC Sports actually did broadcast all the 2013 F1 practices/qualifying/races live. The bigger ones were even on the NBC national channel (available over OTA).

Comment: Re:If they spent it on engineering ... (Score 1) 400 400

by solarium_rider (#40019757) Attached to: General Motors: "Facebook Ads Aren't Worth It"
You do realize that the #2 market share in the UK is Vauxhall (GM) right? #1 is Ford. http://www.am-online.com/new-car-sales-figures/ They have efficient cars, just not so much in the US. The US market doesn't want efficient cars. They want giant trucks and SUVs and V8s (still.)

Comment: Does RSA store usernames and pins? (Score 3, Insightful) 138 138

by solarium_rider (#36275674) Attached to: Duplicate RSA Keys Enable Lockheed Martin Network Intrusion
Can someone explain what was actually stolen from RSA that allowed them to break into the networks? From what I understand even if you had had a duplicate SecurID number generator, you would still need the username and securid password (fixed code + random 6 digit) associated with the account to get into the network. Once you are into the network you probably also need a username (same as above) and user password to access the machines. This sounds more like the attackers must have had significant insider knowledge to get in.

Comment: Re:Tough to find a 16x10 monitor anymore! (Score 1) 1140 1140

by solarium_rider (#33812942) Attached to: Why Are We Losing Vertical Pixels?
What the hell are you talking about? I just searched newegg and there are no less than 30 1920x1200 monitors listed there. Sure, there aren't as many as the 1920x1080, but the premium market is smaller. Just like you won't find as many 300-399+ HP cars as you can find 200-299 HP cars.

Comment: Just being pedantic (Score 1) 277 277

by solarium_rider (#32685886) Attached to: Tracking Down a Single-Bit RAM Error
There is no such thing as ECC RAM. The ECC (usually hamming) is performed by the memory controller. You can't just buy a stick of 72 pin DIMM and use that in any old PC. You have to have a memory controller that supports ECC. It should also be noted that this kills performance by increasing latency (decode and encode the ecc bits) and may also require read-modify-writes.

Comment: Re:actually somewhat true (Score 1) 439 439

by solarium_rider (#26350005) Attached to: How the City Hurts Your Brain
Actually, Columbia University was originally located near Wall St and Broadway. It moved up to Midtown for more space, then in the early 20th century it moved to it's present location in the Upper West Side/Harlem/Morningside Heights area. I think Columbia would be the exception in your list. Another fun fact is that it that Columbia University is the second biggest land owner in New York City, behind the Catholic church.

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