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Comment: Re:You want to bet? (Score 1) 299

by sribe (#48015537) Attached to: Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

Then it's not his property, it's the neighbourhood association's property.

Who the fuck do you think the "neighborhood association" is, dumbass???

It would be composed of the property owners in the neighborhood, who also own some part of the property jointly, meaning, if you can follow this complex trail of logic, that he is one of the owners of the property in question.

Comment: Re:You know what this means (Score 1) 182

by sribe (#48015367) Attached to: Breakthrough In LED Construction Increases Efficiency By 57 Percent

Then there's the TV, the TV cable box, a heater...everything got the electrical tape band aid treatment. I even put a black screen wipe over my cell phone in it's charger cradle that likes to let me know it's charged by beaming me in the face with green light. Tablets get charged with their cases closed and the laptop charger goes face down into the carpet.

NONE of that shit, with the sole exception of maybe the heater, belongs in the bedroom. Period. End of discussion.

Comment: Re:OK (Score 1) 268

by sribe (#47992719) Attached to: IBM Solar Concentrator Can Produce12kW/day, Clean Water, and AC

Even that, at 5 cents a kWh, 12 kWh comes to 60 cents of electric power a day. Their contraption looks like a couple ten thousand dollar thing, and the economics are simply not there.

You weaken your point when you exaggerate like that. $0.05/kWh electricity is pretty rare, $0.10 - $0.25 is the common range, and if you want to use a single number for a quick sanity check, $0.15 would be a pretty good one.

Comment: Re:They sold 10 million units of last years tech? (Score 1) 206

by sribe (#47972799) Attached to: Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

At a guess I'd say he's referring to the iPhone 5C which is still on sale and is essentially the technology of the iPhone 5.

Perhaps. But given the context and his exact words, he was obviously implying that the iPhone 6 is the old technology he was referring to. Then when challenged, he just posted a link to an iPhone 5, without clarification. So, yes, the 5C is 2-year old tech, and yes, Murdoch5 is dishonest ;-)

Which I can only see as a glowing endorsement for the efficiency of iOS in how it manages to still run so smoothly even on older hardware.

Agreed.

Comment: Re:Sales figures are news now? (Score 1) 206

by sribe (#47970637) Attached to: Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

There are more Android devices to choose from. Choice is good for consumers, but means that individual models can't hit Apple's numbers.

That's generally true. Although the top-line Samsung models don't have a lot of competition, and it's legit to compare them to iPhones. But I'm not really trying to do that; I'm just pointing out that Samsung does not provide the numbers.

Comment: Re:Sales figures are news now? (Score 2, Informative) 206

by sribe (#47969437) Attached to: Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

How many phones does Samsung and Google sell every time there is a new Android phone?

They never release actual sales figures like Apple does. They only speak in vague hand-wavy terms about the great success of each release. In fact, Apple is actually the only manufacturer of phones or tablets who releases actual sales figures. (Samsung has occasionally released "shipped" numbers sometime between stuffing the channel and starting to take the returns...)

Comment: Re:A I recall (Score 1) 275

by sribe (#47968631) Attached to: Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

What some vids don't show is that Bart kept following and harassing him multiple times before the punch. Buzz would walk somewhere else to avoid him, and Bart would soon follow, sticking the Bible in his face and taunting him. If you didn't see the whole thing, it may look like Buzz was unreasonable. It shows that video evidence can strip out context if not complete.

There is actually more to the story than even that. Very soon after it happened, the little fuck sent out his video, in which he challenges Aldrin to swear to the truth of the moon landing, and BOOM, Aldrin punches him. But there were bystanders who also recorded the incident, and all their videos had the little fuck yelling "YOU'R A LIAR AND A COWARD AND", and BOOM, Aldrin punches him. In other words, the little fuck actually edited the video and changed what he was saying in a pathetic attempt to make Aldrin look bad.

Comment: Re:There are numerous other obvious flaws (Score 1) 275

by sribe (#47968501) Attached to: Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

In addition to all the above, how does "a photograph" show fluttering?

Well, there's actually video; the conspiracy dumbass either misspoke when he called it a photograph, or he's actually seen a still photo with wrinkles in the flag and assumed it was fluttering. Either way, there's video, and the flag is obviously not "fluttering in the breeze" in any normal way--in fact, if you know what a standing wave looks like, that's exactly what it's doing in the video...

Comment: Re:There are numerous other obvious flaws (Score 1) 275

by sribe (#47968477) Attached to: Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

And there is tension and torsion in the metal frame that holds up the flag, because with (as you mention) no breeze, they needed something else to hold it out. Because of the tension and torsion, the supporting arm vibrated a little at first, like a spring, and that makes waves in the flag material.

In fact, if you've ever done the high-school physics experiment where you generate a standing wave in a tray of water... If you compare the motion of the flag in the video to a flag fluttering in the breeze vs a standing wave, it's blindingly obvious that what you're watching in the video of the flag on the moon is a standing wave. The two motions are quite different and easy to tell apart.

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