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Comment Re:Slightly more technical (Score 2) 111

What?! False *negatives* would be unacceptable. If the broad test is less sensitive than the specific tests and often misses a lot of viruses, then what's the point of having a broad test? False positives are perfectly fine on the other hand. You can always run a specific test to confirm the results of a broad test. In fact that's how it works for a lot of conditions. You run a highly sensitive cheaper or less invasive test that's known to be imprecise and only then you confirm the result with a more comprehensive test, if you get a positive reaction.

Comment Am I being paranoid... (Score 2) 67

... or it's actually not possible to implement Push Messaging and Notifications without every message going through Google's servers (or GCM, Google Cloud Messaging)? Somehow I don't see this "feature" being all that popular, considering tracking/snooping and Google's discontinuing its services willy-nilly. And it looks like you have to actually pay Google if you want to send more than 10,000 notifications per day.

Submission + - Black Friday: E-commerce Pages Were 20% Slower On Desktop, 57% Slower On Mobile

An anonymous reader writes: Black Friday news kicked off this weekend quite early when Best Buy was hit with a massive outage, but it turns out that was only half the story. The top 50 e-commerce websites were slower overall this year compared to last, suggesting customers were frustrated even if they could get to their favorite shopping site. Web performance monitoring company Catchpoint Systems looked at aggregate performance this weekend and compared it to the same timeframe in 2013. The results are notable: desktop webpages were 19.85 percent slower, while mobile webpages were a whopping 57.21 percent slower.

Submission + - Science Confirms The Bigger The Belly, The Better The Lover (

Diggester writes: Researchers at Erciyes University in Kayseri, Turkey have just completed a yearlong study that looked at the correlation between body mass index (BMI) and male sexual performance. Their findings: Overweight men with obvious bellies lasted an astounding five minutes — five minutes! — longer in the sack than their thinner brethren.

A total of 200 men were surveyed. Researchers ultimately found that men with a higher BMI (i.e. bellies) lasted an average of 7.3 minutes in bed. The slimmer of the group barely lasted two minutes, and were more likely to suffer from premature ejaculation.

Comment is part of the problem (Score 3, Informative) 519

While I have absolutely no sympathy for all the hate that the keangear asshats will get from this, I just wish that would get their share of it. Did you know that if you pay them money, they will happily turn all the negative reports about your business into positive? They call it "Corporate Advocacy Program", but the real name of it should be "blackmail and extortion". Absolutely anyone can post anything about any business, be it true or a complete lie, and the business owner has absolutely no way for defending themselves. Except if you pay a few hundred bucks and then all negative reports go away. And they even claim that they will help place the newly positive reviews "at the top of search engines", whatever the hell that means. See, they do it to benefit the consumer and to assure the complete satisfaction, and not at all to blackmail small businesses and extort money from them:

Comment Re:IMO, it is not going to work (Score 3, Insightful) 166

Sniper rifle should be the *least* latency-sensitive weapon. In real life, no sniper can hit a running target at any reasonable distance (unless they are running directly towards, or away). More so if the target is passing by a window and is only visible for a fraction of a second, which makes any sort of leading practically impossible.

Comment Re:Here is a thought.. (Score 1) 400

Sigh... How is this relevant that they were not "even" American citizens?! Are non-American citizens somehow less capable of feeling compassion for other human beings and thus are less capable of being motivated when working on a *healthcare* related website? Or are they not as smart? At least I hope they were all white, right?

I took a fish head to the movies and I didn't have to pay. -- Fish Heads, Saturday Night Live, 1977.