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Comment Re:The horror! (Score 0) 2254

Yeah I agree, jerky as hell, totally uncomfortable on the eyes.

Noting the claims above re smooth on mobile devices, has that become the answer for mobile content - screw the desktops and just look after mobiles???

God even scrolling down to the preview / submit was painful - why is it that every new feature must use up all MY electrons. Just because ms do it doesn't mean everyone else should follow...

Killing Moore's Law...

Comment Pizel travel??? (Score 0) 97

"By continuously gathering light and computing the time and distance that each pixel has traveled"

right, so pixels travel!?! wtf has happened to /. editors? have they any clue of science???

photons, depending on perspective, travel. pixels, are part of an image.

is slashdot going to become worse than the pseudo science of mythbusters????

Comment A simpler one (Score 0) 1260

let a = b
multiply both sides by a
a * a = a * b
subtract b^2
a^2 - b^2 = ab - b^2
factor out a - b
(a + b)(a - b) = b(a - b)
cancel factor
(a + b)(a - b)/(a - b) = b(a - b)/(a - b)
a + b = b
a + a = a
2a = a
2 = 1

same flaw - easier to follow (and remember)

Comment Re:Starker! Zis is die CHAOCIPHER! (Score 5, Funny) 121

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c".

Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy.

The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k".

This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f".

This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expected to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the language is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords containing "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensibl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas.

Unt Ze drem vil kum tru.

Comment The new mac 3 button mouse? (Score -1, Troll) 1147

and no retarded one-button mouse (touchpad/trackpointer). but on the other hand, I'm not retarded. I want two or three mouse buttons

Cue the superior mac user...

Untold fear, tension, sweat beads. A thousand times almost, but not quite, tapping one of those new fandangled buttons.

Will it explode, what about my warranty, will she divorce me, what will my colleagues say...

So he never actually does the unthinkable, quietly switching it back to single button mode.

And that, my friends, is why there will never be more than one button on a mac...

Comment Re:Frogs in boiling water (Score 1) 236

Exactly, because they know no-one is interested in their haemorrhoids...

On a more serious note, IANAL and all, but in general, contract law says that terns and conditions are part of a contract, and both parties have to agree - no agree no contract. And yet, if we are subject to an early termination penalty, and they shift the goal posts, changing the contract, and we don't agree to that, they claim they still have a right to the early termination clause...

Would it stand up???

Comment Hmmm... Numbers??? (Score 1) 170

150MW Data Center...

If a 7.2MW plant can power 9,000 homes, then a 150MW data center would use the equivalent of nearly 200,000 homes...

Didn't seem right so a bit of research found...

"5MW - the power consumption of a large data center today, according to Subodh Bapat, who runs Sun's energy efforts. 50MW - that's the average large datacenter in 2020, he said."

from some greentech mob

So we either have typical media numbers spin, or that's one mother of a data center they plan to build.

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