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Comment: Re:I'm just waiting on this .info thing to peak (Score 2, Informative) 192

by thzinc (#31420346) Attached to: Dot-Com Craze Peaked 10 Years Ago This Week

Just for your information, Proud Domains is using Wild West Domains, a sister company of GoDaddy, to register and manage your domains. Granted, the support you're getting is likely from people employed by or running Proud, but the actual product is still a GoDaddy-managed item. IAAWWDR (Wild West Domains Reseller)

Comment: Re:Adobe.. (Score 1) 104

by thzinc (#31374214) Attached to: New Crossover Release With Improved Compatibility

No, I haven't worked with any files in CS3 over 1GB in size. However, I do regularly work with TIFF files in the 300-600MB range in Photoshop 6.0, but I'm also not a print designer, by trade.

The biggest speed issue, I think, has mostly to do with disk I/O in the VM. There is a hit to that, and the more you have to do on the scratch disk or swap, the slower it will be.

For web design and general photography, I find working in a VM is adequate.

Comment: Bad Drivers, Worse Pilots (Score 1) 276

by thzinc (#30842904) Attached to: NASA Designs All-Electric Personal Flight Vehicle

While I think the idea for the aircraft is spiffy, I'm not sure I like the undertones of "people will commute to work with this 'personal flight vehicle'." There are a lot of bad drivers out there, and I wouldn't want to encounter them while they're flying their PFV and talking on their cellphone.

Comment: Re:Didn't see that one coming.... (Score 1) 83

by thzinc (#30837258) Attached to: Disney Releases 3D Texture Mapper Source Code

Offtopic, but your sig is wrong. Money would be equal to Work multiplied by Knowledge.

Knowledge = Power
Time = Money
Power = Work / Time
-OR-
Power = Work / Money
-OR-
Knowledge = Work / Money

Solve for Money:

Knowledge = Work / Money

# Multiply both sides by Work
Work * Knowledge = Work / Money * Work

# Work / Money * Work = Money, so:
Work * Knowledge = Money
-OR-
Money = Work * Knowledge

Government

CA City Mulls Evading the Law On Red-Light Cameras 366

Posted by kdawson
from the wrong-on-so-many-levels dept.
TechDirt is running a piece on Corona, CA, where officials are considering ignoring a California law that authorizes red-light cameras — cutting the state and the county out of their portion of the take — in order to increase the city's revenue. The story was first reported a week ago. The majority of tickets are being (automatically) issued for "California stops" before a right turn on red, which studies have shown rarely contribute to an accident. TechDirt notes the apparent unconstitutionality of what Corona proposes to do: "The problem here is that Corona is shredding the Sixth Amendment of the US Constitution, the right to a trial by jury. By reclassifying a moving violation... to an administrative violation... Corona is doing something really nefarious. In order to appeal an administrative citation you have to admit guilt, pay the full fine, and then apply for a hearing in front of an administrative official, not a judge in a court. The city could simply deny all hearings for administrative violations or schedule them far out in advance knowing full well that they have your money, which you had to pay before you could appeal."
Windows

New Phoenix BIOS Starts Windows 7 Boot In 1 Second 437

Posted by timothy
from the nice-start dept.
suraj.sun excerpts from a tantalizing Engadget post: "Phoenix is showing off a few interesting things at IDF, but the real standout is their new Instant Boot BIOS [video here], a highly optimized UEFI implementation that can start loading an OS in just under a second. Combined with Windows 7's optimized startup procedure, that means you're looking at incredibly short boot times — we saw a retrofitted Dell Adamo hit the Windows desktop in 20 seconds, while a Lenovo T400s with a fast SSD got there in under 10."
Privacy

High-Tech Gadgets Can Pose Problems At Mexican Border 447

Posted by timothy
from the which-jail-would-you-prefer dept.
TechnologyResource writes "Going across the border will be a more 'interesting' experience since Customs and Border Protection will now be checking laptops, digital cameras, cell phones and any other electronics on your person or in your vehicle. It's not a new authority, according to Angelica De Cima, Office of Public Affairs Liaison 'They've always had the right to inspect your person, vehicle, baggage, anything on you. Nothing has changed from before,' De Cima said."
Mars

New Images Reveal Pure Water Ice On Mars 179

Posted by timothy
from the grab-a-bag-on-your-way-home dept.
Matt_dk writes "Images of recent impact craters taken by the HiRISE Camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed sub-surface water ice halfway between the north pole and the equator on Mars. While the Phoenix lander imaged subsurface ice where the top layer of soil had been disturbed at the landing site near the north pole, these new images — taken in quick succession, detecting how the ice sublimated away — are the first to show evidence of water ice at much lower latitudes. Surprisingly, the white ice may be made from 99 percent pure water."
Mars

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Matt_dk writes "Images of recent impact craters taken by the HiRISE Camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed sub-surface water ice halfway between the north pole and the equator on Mars. While the Phoenix lander imaged subsurface ice where the top layer of soil had been disturbed at the landing site near the north pole, these new images â" taken in quick succession, detecting how the ice sublimated away â" are the first to show evidence of water ice at much lower latitudes. Surprisingly, the white ice may be made from 99 percent pure water."
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