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Comment Re:Selling for scrap? (Score 1) 262

I've seen nothing to indicate that Dwayne has the last processing machinery in existence, just the last one in use. Plus, processing could be done without the machine they're using (it's an industrial model designed for high-volume work) - the problem is the chemicals. Kodak isn't making them any more.

Comment Re:Adam Savage of Mythbusters (Score 1) 342

Actually, you sir, are incorrect. If you watch the video, you can note he specifically says he walked through the body scanner and he found the blades on his person.

If you were right, I'd agree with you. He does discuss a body scanner (probably millimeter wave, not backscatter) but he specifically says that the blades were in his LAPTOP BAG, which would have gone through a normal X-ray scanner. He does not express it very clearly, he mentions going through the scanner and then brings out the blades that TSA "Missed" - but keep listening and it's clear from the context (e.g. "Also missed nuts & bolts that were IN THERE") that the blades were in his bag, not on his person. Link to video

Comment Re:Beta Test on the public! (Score 0) 123

Thank you HTC for Alpha testing the HTC EVO on the general public!

It wasn't alpha testing, it was just typical crappy HTC design & construction quality. Complaining about a junky HTC is like complaining that the scroll wheel on a Blackberry doesn't work smoothly. Yeah, they ALL do that (thankfully BB came out with a solid-state scroller finally).

The one phone I had that gave me zero hardware issues long-term was the iPhone 3G. YMMV.

Comment Re:Adam Savage of Mythbusters (Score 0) 342

Adam Savage of Mythbusters walked through a backscatter with two 12" razor blades and they never noticed.

That's not correct - that was months ago, long before the backscatter. They missed the blades in his carry-on.

I don't think his situation was too unusual - I went through 5 airports in 2 weeks last winter(including Dallas, Seattle, Atlanta) and finally at LaGuardia they noticed a pocketknife I had forgotton was in my laptop case.

Comment Re:That's one heck of a "long goodbye" (Score 1) 356

As far as I know there are no VGA-DVI adapters (DVI-VGA does exist).

DVI-A to VGA adapters exist, but the video card must explicitly support DVI-A (Analog) - it's simply a way to map VGA analog video and digital video into a single DVI connector. If the video card is DVI-D (Digital) only, then it can't be converted to VGA.

You could get/make an adapter from VGA to DVI-A but most monitors' DVI ports support DVI-D only, if they support VGA they will have a discrete VGA port.

Wikipedia article on DVI

Comment Re:You can't fix stupid (Score 1) 968

TFA is basically a troll. Starts with, "...looks like Google is pulling a Steve Jobs with Chrome..." - not exactly an unbiased statement.

Then, "According to Google, this will improve the quality of the comments". What, did he google on the word NO CAPS LOCK and come up with that quote? Whom did he ask? Was it an official comment or a joke?

Is there a soft caps lock feature? (I'm guessing yes). As infrequently as caps lock is legitimately used, a soft key sequence will work fine & free up keyboard real estate. I would not be surprised if the VAST majority of caps lock presses are accidental anyway.

Comment Re:Vacation time (Score 1) 610

I had an employer several years ago that gave decent vacation time (1-4 weeks depending on tenure), and they gave 40 hours a year of sick time. The cool part was that your last paycheck of the year, you got paid for whatever sick time you hadn't used. Great incentive not to use it!

The company got bought by a big corp and that bennie was the first to go :-(

Comment Re:Verizon (Score 1) 273

True, they are usually the fastest network. At least the cap isn't only 2 GB like on some other networks -_-

That's far from my experience; I travel with a Verizon and an AT&T USB modem and use whichever is faster. I have found that most of the time Verizon is 3G service, where AT&T is sometimes not - but when I do get 3G from AT&T, it's always WAY faster than Verizon.

And it's not just me...

Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 1) 120

I worked with a contract programmer several years ago, we kept in touch as he travelled around the country. He emailed me when he moved to Des Moines, and about 6 months later I emailed that I would be travelling through there - message bounced back. I checked his FB profile and found a message from his brother that he'd passed away, with an email address for the brother. Most of my FB "Friends" are people that I don't see or talk to one-on-one for years at a time, but FB lets us keep in touch. I would greatly appreciate family notices on their profiles if they were to die.
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Submission + - US Air Force builds supercomputer out of PS3s (

UgLyPuNk writes: The Condor Cluster is considered to be the fastest interactive computer in the entire Defense Department, so we’re assuming they’re not just playing LittleBigPlanet on the thing. It boasts 168 separate graphical processing units, and is capable of 500 trillion floating point operations per second (500 TFLOPS), thanks to 84 coordinating servers in a parallel array.

Comment Re:Not really (Score 1) 504

For instance, if Apple really was acting like a startup and willing to "cannibalize its own products" as it were, we would have seen a CDMA iPhone a while ago. However, if Apple released one of those they may lose their choice revenue sharing with some of the exclusive iPhone carriers. So instead they stuck with GSM which means thats in two of the most important markets on the planet, US and Japan, the iPhone is relegated to the shittiest carrier.

In the US, at least, you got it backwards. AT&T's data service has problems, sure. But it's faster and higher capacity than Verizon's. The troubles are CAUSED by the iPhone and the extra load users have put on the network. AT&T has had issues, Verizon would have been reduced to a steaming pile of slag.

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