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Comment: I noticed this a few years ago and wrote a script (Score 0) 112

by technosaurus (#47495951) Attached to: Domain Registry of America Suspended By ICANN
I noticed this a few years ago and wrote a script that used curl and the wordnet dictionary to query every possible dictionary name + a random string and log the tried combinations.  Unfortunately the log ran me out of disk space before I could check to see if it worked, but hopefully it got them to register a few useless domains in the mean time.

Comment: Easy fix - faraday cage (Score 1) 474

Just get some metal screen and make a box to put the comcast router in. (you can just line a small cardboard food container with the screen)
Cut small holes to fit power cord, coax and ethernet cable through.
Connect the ethernet cable to your own router and BAM!! you are opted out.

Comment: Re: What a great idea! (Score 1) 230

Stirling engine would work just as well but more efficiently... Warm-up times prevented their use in the past but that was before hybrids.  They are more efficient than getting it from an outlet and can burn nearly any fuel.

The future research is mostly in battery but a Stirling engine with a better drive train would be worth looking into.

Think of a maglev train wrapped around a circular track except the train is the tire (actually probably more like a "twheel") and the rail is the "motor".

This would make for an incredibly smooth ride, extremely high speeds, independent traction control and many other benefits.

It doesn't even need to be maglev, a simple AC motor where the rotor and stator are swapped and controlled by DC powered SCRs (or whatever) would be fine for non-luxury models.

Comment: Re:Blizzard Shizzard (Score 1) 252

by technosaurus (#47061731) Attached to: Blizzard Sues <em>Starcraft II</em> Cheat Creators
really, How likely?  How many people wait for the cheats before they purchase? vs. How many people can actually get a refund if they don't like it because of the cheating? vs. How many people don't buy a game because they heard there were cheats?
It is just as likely that Blizzard is reaping financial benefit and not sharing it with the creators (which is fine, they were never asked to)
Besides, the code itself does no harm - only when the users actually use it does it do anything at all.  Gunmakers don't go to jail or get sued when someone commits murder with one of their guns.

Comment: What we need is... (Score 0) 158

by technosaurus (#46987343) Attached to: The Truth About OpenGL Driver Quality
A Posix consortium to establish some standards for self standing games that boot themselves and can only interact with specific partitions (intentionally not NTFS, HFS so a game is less likely to mess with them)
If there were better tools for it, game vendors would prefer to build on a single platform that could run on MS*, i*, PS*, etc...
It would be up to them whether they wanted to include anything besides their game (a browser for looking up game hints... ok, ok really to serve ads and do in app purchases)

Comment: Its called a CDN (Score 1) 105

by technosaurus (#46979843) Attached to: FCC Chairman Will Reportedly Revise Broadband Proposal
"in which content companies could pay them for faster delivery of Web content to customers"
This could be interpreted to allow Netflix (or whoever) to pay local ISPs to host content on local servers so that content doesn't need to go through the slow interwebs.
Honestly they should do some modified version of torrent format that prefers seeders on the same ISP so users can provide the hosting.

You can bring any calculator you like to the midterm, as long as it doesn't dim the lights when you turn it on. -- Hepler, Systems Design 182