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Comment Re:Physics (Score 1) 542

digital quantum batteries. This involves storing energy in arrays of nanocapacitors, whose small size enables quantum effects to require huge voltages for dielectric breakdown.

These batteries deliver 1.5, 3, 5, 6, 12,48, 110 and 220V. All at the same time.

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Submission + - Google to buy 6,000 Nortel patents fo 0.9B (yahoo.com)

fractalspace writes: Nokia couldn't get them. Erricsson managed to buy the business units who created those patents, without the patents. RIM's co-ceo Jim Balsillie went public accusing Nortel of being unpatriotic when their offer was rejected.
These 6000 or so patents, related to Wireless CDMA and LTE technologies, were well preserved and hidden from the prying eyes for more than 2 years during the bankruptcy proceedings of Nortel. And now finally, out of nowhere, along comes Google! I hope they get it.

Censorship

Kuwait Not Banning DSLR Cameras After All 63

Voulnet writes "The Kuwait Times, the newspaper that started the false rumor of Kuwait banning DSLR cameras, has posted an update saying that after investigation, it turned out they didn't verify their information. They have now issued a retraction. Quoting: 'The newspaper regrets failing to verify the information. The article wrongly stated that a ban on DSLR cameras was implemented by the Ministries of Information, Social Affairs and Finance. This information is false. In a follow up investigation, it was proved that no such ban has been issued. We regret this error and deeply apologize for any inconvenience caused.'"

Comment Re:C too complex? Hilarious. (Score 1) 878

That whole too complex thing... what, was he hired by Google as a janitor? Or a janitor's helper? Seriously, too complex? For whom? Is he trying to teach a German Shepherd to program? Twit. If you came to my company for a job, and you told me C was "too complex" or "too hard", I'd just show you the door.

I think this guy is onto something. Some sort of unique vision on computing that is totally unheard of. Different than anything we are used to. Something so unconventional that it is controversial and is unthinkable without *really* getting out of the box (and leaving the planet where the box lives). I think this vision is about a revolution in the way which we do computing. A step closer to a day when machines will actually work for humans (not the other way around as Today). Anyone would be able tell a machine, in 'human forms and ways', to do stuff for them, without learning the 'machine rules'.
Too bad you wont hire him, but something is telling me he is not interested in the kind of work you are offering (not to mention salary). There isn't any particular known shortage of good 'regular' coders. Google must have something different for him.

Comment Plausible Deniability (Score 2, Informative) 486

RTFM for TrueCrypt:

It may happen that you are forced by somebody to reveal the password to an encrypted volume. There are many situations where you cannot refuse to reveal the password (for example, due to extortion). Using a so-called hidden volume allows you to solve such situations without revealing the password to your volume.

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