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Comment Re:no-harm no-foul my a** (Score 1) 567

"Perhaps you have never been side swiped by someone who failed to stop at a red light or stop sign?"

The cameras/law are unreasonable. I've been caught by the cameras driving through Knoxville, TN going 4-5 MPH rolling through a stop. I had time to slow to ~4 MPH, stay behind the white line while maintaining said speed for a good few seconds. This safe time behind the white stop line was more than ample to check every direction multiple times. I really don't think it makes sense to fine for that.

On the other hand, someone can come to a nearly screeching halt, stop for an unreasonably short time period right at the line, and then speed off past the light, accelerating so fast their tires are just under the screech threshold. This person is somehow considered "safer" than I am under the law, when in fact, my rolling stop is safer. I'm very sorry if you've been sideswiped, but it wasn't because of a rolling stop. It was because of a bad driver.

Comment Re:They learned why it's a bard idea the hard way. (Score 0, Offtopic) 432

There are levels of investigation appropriate for various types of posts. For example, if I were submitting a story to Slashdot, I would spend more time looking into things. However, I don't have the time to fully research and vet every little thing I ever link to on the web. Be realistic.

Comment They learned why it's a bard idea the hard way... (Score -1, Troll) 432

"""So Blizzard are now making it so instead of showing your character on those forums, it'll instead show your real name with the option of attaching your char name too it (no option of not showing your real name).

Now I think it's fairly safe to say that this is perhaps the dumbest idea that anyone has ever had ever.

To alleviate people's concerns, Blizzard employee Bashiok decided to say his real name on the forums, his real name is Micah Whipple World of Warcraft - English (NA) Forums - Will Blues also post with their real names? Post #16

So say hi to Micah Whipple

473 Avenue B
Lakeport, CA 95453-6032

Phone Number:
(707) 263-0190


Kimberly K Whipple, age: 54
Jason Stephen Whipple, age 34

It looks like he's staying in the same house as his mother =[

Free People Search | WhitePages
PeopleLookup People Search - Public Records, Background Checks More.

Oh btw, here is his facebook too:
Micah Whipple | Facebook

Honeypie, Closed Heart Surgery, The Sound Of Animals Fighting, White Stripes, Tool Band, Radiohead, Disorient Express, The Mars Volta, The Unhandled Exceptions, As Tall As Lions, The Dear Hunter

*Big Trouble in Little China*, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Disney Pixar

The Daily Show, Samurai Champloo, Tim and Eric Awesome Show: Great Job!, Freaks and Geeks, 30 Rock, Human Giant

I think we can all see what a great idea this is going to be."""

link to very indirect source

Comment "and be less upgradable." is not true (Score 2, Interesting) 179

"and be less upgradable."

Not true. AMD's platform is much more forward compatible. AMD chips can now run DDR2 or DDR3 depending on what board it's in (Socket AM2/AM2+/AM3). That means that new AMD chips are compatible with 3 socket generations. Intel boards have nowhere near this broad socket and memory compatibility. Even in the same socket, a new chipset is typically required by Intel for new CPUs. This allows Intel to fake that their socket+platform had a compatibility life of 6+ years, when really, it was more like 1 and a half because they released 4 different chipsets with different support in that time frame.

If you're building your own box, or just want to upgrade later, AMD really gives you a much more flexible route. Here's an example of Intel's mess on their _current_ generation lineup: Core i7 runs on Socket 1156, while a different Core i7 runs on Socket 1366. Socket 1156 is not future-proof and will be dropped in the future. People buying those boards and CPUs might not even notice and will be s.o.l. after the very next generation. That's just silly. AMD's platform is the one with the sane upgrade path. And it's cheaper. I don't get all the AMD hate going around.

Comment LaTeX (Score 1) 154

I want the second the LaTeX. This is one of the main computer tools I find myself using in every single class, from English, to Physics, to Math, to CS, etc. This is the computer tool that should be taught early and used (if not required) in every course from then on.


Submission + - Superconducting heat spreader to obsolete CPU fans

vinsci writes: R&D company Novel Concepts, Inc. has announced its new IsoSkin heat spreader material that dissipates heat 20 times more effectively than copper, according to the company. The thin (down to 500 microns) IsoSkin spreaders could eventually be used to replace the outer "skin" of portable electronics, thereby eliminating the need for heat sinks and fans that cool notebooks and PCs, ExtremeTech reports.

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