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Comment Or do we? (Score 2) 418

She and other simulation-sceptics probably have had a mind-manipulating intervention done by our Simulator, as an attempt to hide the fact that we do live in one.
I find it more probable that we do live in one. There might even be a person somewhere, that is an avatar for the Simulator, just to get a 1'st person view in simulation game.

Comment is 400 a special value in nature. (Score 5, Insightful) 376

We just see it as a round number because we use base 10.

So it is actually nothing special.about 400. It is all numerology crap/superstition.

If we instead of 10 fingers, only had 7 fingers, the number would be ... Oh crap ... 400 in base 7 is actually 1111.

The world will end.

Submission + - Bill Gates To Invest $2 Billion In Renewables (theguardian.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Bill Gates has invested about a billion dollars in renewable energy, and now he's ready to double down. Gates announced he will increase his investment in renewable energy technologies to $2 billion in an attempt to "bend the curve" on limiting climate change. He is focusing on risky investments that favor "breakthrough" technologies because he thinks incremental improvements to existing tech won't be enough to meet energy needs while avoiding a climate catastrophe. "There’s no battery technology that’s even close to allowing us to take all of our energy from renewables and be able to use battery storage in order to deal not only with the 24-hour cycle but also with long periods of time where it’s cloudy and you don’t have sun or you don’t have wind. Power is about reliability. We need to get something that works reliably." At the same time, Gates rejected calls to divest himself and his charitable foundation of investments in fossil fuel companies.

Submission + - Undo Send With Gmail (spotageek.com)

emailsupportdg writes: Guess what now you can go back in time without using a time machine at least as far as correcting the mistake you just did while sending an email and realize you’ve sent it to the wrong person like an email which is supposed to go to your friend has gone to your father, which was indented for you’ll know the feeling of dread that hits the pit of your stomach.

Submission + - The Milky Way has a skeleton, and its first "bone" may be huge

StartsWithABang writes: Spiral galaxies contain high density dust at the centers of their spiral arms, forming the skeleton of galactic structure. While these arm-tracing infrared dark clouds had been seen in many galaxies external to our own, none had ever been discovered in the Milky Way. Until, that is, one of these “skeletal” features was discovered using the Spitzer Space Telescope in 2010. Recently, that “bone” was discovered to be even longer than suspected, and may be the central feature of the Scutum-Centaurus arm, the closest major spiral arm to the Sun.

Submission + - Linux 4.1 Kernel Released With EXT4 Encryption, Performance Improvements (phoronix.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The Linux 4.1 kernel has been announced and its release brings expanded features for the Linux kernel including EXT4 file-system encryption, open-source GeForce GTX 750 support, performance improvements for Intel Atom / Bay Trail hardware, RAID 5/6 improvements, and other additions.

Submission + - Cyber Attack Grounds Polish LOT Aeroplanes

An anonymous reader writes: Around 1,400 unlucky travelers who were set to depart from Warsaw's Frederic Chopin Airport on Sunday had their flights cancelled or delayed for hours, as the computer system that issues flight plans for Polish airline LOT was hacked. It took some five hours to fix the problem, and in the meantime the passengers were either placed on other (non-LOT) flights or given vouchers to stay the night and depart the next morning.

Submission + - Your Toyota's Software has 10,000 Global Variables (safetyresearch.net)

obscuro writes: In 2013, Toyota settled an unintended acceleration lawsuit out of court for $3 million after software forensics experts explained that their system was run on Spaghetti code. This article is the first I'd heard of it and I thought it might also be /.'s first shot at it... or, at least, a chance to stroll down memory lane.

http://www.safetyresearch.net/...

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