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Comment: Re:Domain Registrars are all scammers (Score 1) 99 99

registrar turned off auto-renew, the alert emails were nowhere to be found, and my domain was suddenly owned by a cayman islands company.

Lesson: never rely on others to save you from yourself.

Don't ever take a chance with your domains, register them for 10 years at a time.

100% agree. I've owned a 4char domain for over two decades. Fortunately it's not a common combination and doesn't make any good acronyms, so no problems so far for me. But I still keep it registered 10 out AND make damn sure I know my domain unlock codes. (you will remember when godaddy locked all those people out awhile ago when their dns and registrar pages went down, no unlock codes means you do not have control, only your registrar does)

I have a very basic web page system and also have been running email on that domain the entire time though, so I hope that's a good enough case if need be.

Comment: Re:If you can't keep your eyes on the ROAD (Score 1) 195 195

Your statistics suck. Nothing talking about what caused the traffic-related death. Drunk fucks? Inattentive idiots on cell phones? Intentional suicide? Too busy focusing on the radio dial than the road? None of your point has any relevance without that additional information.

Comment: Re:If you can't keep your eyes on the ROAD (Score 1) 195 195

"So your night vision isn't getting fucked with by the head lights of oncoming cars?"

Less so than when you go throwing more photons at your eyes from inside the windshield, taking detail away from what's outside the windshield, and blocking your vision because you're trying to see shit outside your windshield through a damned reflected projection coming from inside your windshield.

"but that's probably because sodium vapor lights are efficient and reliable"

*LAAAAAUGH* Efficient in ONE COLOR with horrible color and detail reproduction.

" The move to LED street lighting is going to see a lot more blue light at night (white LED's being a blue LED with yellow phosphor)"

You're trying to talk to someone that does LEDs for a living about LEDs?

We've got new junction tech that allows a single substrate to produce all wavelengths, and is tunable in-manufacturing. Blue with a shit phosphor isn't going to be around much longer.

Comment: Re:If you can't keep your eyes on the ROAD (Score 1) 195 195

"No, there is substantial debate on this subject still."

From IDIOTS. The USAF has already conducted test after test after test. For night conditions, a red HUD causes the least amount of interference. We also know exactly why this is, it is a simple matter of chemistry.

"Get a car with good headlights, use them."

That won't make a difference if your green or blue HUD is overcoming the average levels of light coming through your windshield - it will effectively wash out anything past the HUD. Similar to a dirty windshield in application.

Comment: the analogy can work (Score 1) 153 153

though only if you identify the scope of the work. You need a bricklayer to build the house, but he needs to be educated if he's going to be the GC / project lead. Don't hire unskilled labor for a skilled position.

But it totally makes sense to hire basic codemonkeys for the grind work. You don't need a CS degree to maintain your site's javascript or write queries all day long.

Biotech

Creating Bacterial "Fight Clubs" To Discover New Drugs 30 30

Science_afficionado writes: Vanderbilt chemists have shown that creating bacterial 'fight clubs' is an effective way to discover natural biomolecules with the properties required for new drugs. They have demonstrated the method by using it to discover a new class of antibiotic with anti-cancer properties. From the Vanderbilt website: "That is the conclusion of a team of Vanderbilt chemists who have been exploring ways to get bacteria to produce biologically active chemicals which they normally hold in reserve. These compounds are called secondary metabolites. They are designed to protect their bacterial host and attack its enemies, so they often have the right kind of activity to serve as the basis for effective new drugs. In fact, many antibiotics and anticancer compounds in clinical use are either secondary metabolites or their derivatives."

Comment: Re:It depends (Score 1) 125 125

"browser standards compliance is so much better"

Not even. Closest one to any sort of compliance is Chrome, which is a multi-process steaming hunk of garbage. It can do HTML5 and WebGL properly.

FireFox? Trying to log into my in-development game using the web interface, (again, pure HTML5 and WebGL) it fucking horks. What's sad is that IE8 works better for my web game than the latest version of FireFox.

Opera? Give me a fucking break.

Comment: Some Developers.... (Score 1) 125 125

"some developers distrust its use in larger projects because (some say) it ultimately leads to breakage-prone code that's harder to maintain."

Most likely because they write shit bloated code in the first place.

Meanwhile, jQuery + SQLite + MariaDB connector, I've got my own personal intelligent porn recommendation/scraper/indexer site that runs through a few million images and renders my requested search results in under a tenth of a second.

So odds are, it's those developers talking about breakage-prone code that are the crap devs, anyways.

Comment: Re:OMG.. Aviria, is GREAT!!!!!! (Score 0) 63 63

Avira sucks.

Common sense with yearly upgrades.

Haven't been compromised since Win2K/BLASTER days.

Meanwhile, I can force-uninstall Avira, because its own protection mechanisms are ABSOLUTE ASS.

You're the shill. Take Avira's dick out of your mouth for a minute. Even NOD32 kicks the shit out of Avira.

Comment: If you can't keep your eyes on the ROAD (Score 1) 195 195

You do not need to be driving. You do not need HUDs to tell you that the red sign up ahead is a stop sign. Nor do you need some accident early-warning system - if you WATCHED THE FUCKING ROAD you'd likely see the accident scene before getting to it (some locations/obstructions of scenery may give varying results.)

And wait for your night vision to get completely turned to ass when they start introducing these HUDs in different colors as a fashion statement. Anything other than red - you're much more likely to crash at night because your night vision is being fucked with.

HUDs MAKE ZERO SENSE IN TYPICAL CIVILIAN APPLICATIONS.

Keep that shit in the military where it belongs.

Comment: Re:Excellent Now Translate (Score 0) 75 75

"On a very closely related thought this same sort of idea can be used to translate software so that what ran on older legacy platforms or incompatible platforms can automatically be able to run on newer hardware"

Transpilers have existed for ages.

" We need this in a big way."

There's a reason transpilers aren't in use today despite existing - I'll leave that up to you and some deeper critical thinking than what you currently display.

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