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Comment Re:Clearly (Score 3, Interesting) 194

it's already happened. China, Germany and Japan already have more solar generation capacity than USA. China, Canada, Brazil have more hydroelectric installed capacity and production than USA. China also has surpassed USA for installed wind generation capacity.

with regards to the actual R&D, German companies can take credit for industry standard wind turbine, PV, and inverter technology.

It would be nice for a change....

Let us know when you are willing to make a change.

Comment strange new world of marketing (Score 1) 75

Basically Tostitos has an interesting viral marketing campaign happening during the superbowl. since Tostitos purchases are likely to peak at televised events like superbowl, a novelty, subvertizeing has been inserted into people's snacks. they're betting people will pick a bag up for snacks and not immediately throw it into the trash, but keep it around the house until at least a few beers are consumed. I think that's a deviously clever way of keeping even the bag branding intact in someone's house during the big game. during and aftewards we'll get superbowl related social media photos etc. with how drunk people made their bags.

lots of comments are already devoted to making fun with how useless it is, or how drunk you have to be before you blow into a bag. However, when things don't make sense sense, they usually make marketing sense, and i think Tostitos has thoughtfully put together a marketing campaign that would reach more people than paying for some overpriced superbowl ad.

Comment in the same boat (Score 2) 313

why don't you Make Your Macbook Pro Again?

I am in the same boat; i use OSX and have been looking for a replacement for my 2011 MBP. I think this is the closest i'll come to getting an upgrade without switching to a windows platform. still having a hard time with soldered ram and ssds though. maybe apple will come to their senses in the near future, and think about prioritizing function over form in the future.

Comment f.lux/night shift have been beneficial for me (Score 1) 78

I've been using f.lux on my desktops and also the apple nightshift feature on IOS. it acts as a reminder that i should start winding down for bed, rather than forgetting and just working through the night by mistake. While i can disable the function any time (e.g. working on colour photos), i have anecdotally been sleeping far better with orange-shifted, slightly dimmed screens, because i do know when it's time to sleep, and the colour shift happens over the period of a couple hours so i naturally taper off shitposting, rather than just passing out at 5am after glimpsing the sunrise again. over the past couple years using f.lux I have greatly reduced insomnia, and have noticed i do go to sleep faster, and return to sleep faster if i happen to view a screen in the middle of the night.

I am glad this is being included on OSX becuase more people will benefit from this feature.

Comment I've Sold Dog Collars to Brockway Ogdenville and N (Score 2) 66

the article is SEO for NEUROTECH, page source is loaded with NEUROTECH mentions in the text body and source (neurotech)

No More Woof sums up the current state of neurotech products intended for consumers

Why didn't they just save us all some time; instead of sugarcoating vapourware and trying to be all hip and NEUROTECH, call it SNAKE OIL like we have been for hundreds of years already.

Comment Re:Battery life on apple products (Score 1) 246

. I wish they would spend more time on testing and fixes before they release an iOS and less time on removing important features.

Thank you for enrolling in the ad-hoc public beta of 10.2 and submitting this bug report. but seriously, i I still haven't gone to 10.2 yet, and it's the small reports like these that help inform what i'd be stepping into.

As Apple + minor version releases have been historic minefields and i use my apple stuff for work. Unless OSX or iOS versions contain patches for major security issues or flaws, usually i wait it out until someone else has had a chance to test for me. for 10.2 i didn't think getting a new set of shiny emojis was worth the risk of finding out first hand what Apple's fucked up this time.

Again, thanks for Taking One for the Team.

Comment spread of bioinvasive plants (Score 1) 285

packing viable seeds in with biodegradable shell casings seems like a terrible idea from a biodiversity/bioinvasive ecology perspective. The bullets packed with these seeds would undoubtedly be used worldwide without care for native species.

I can see they're trying to greenwash as hard as they can, but seems like someone missed a couple lectures in environmental studies.

Comment for iOS really? (Score 1) 37

Does this streaming use the bittorrent client? If this is relying on mobile devices to seed and peer, Can't wait to max out all 4GB of monthly mobile data 10 minutes into the next Walking Dead premiere.

'piggybacking on the bandwidth of users' is not such a problem if it's a desktop app, but how does that work for mobile users with tiny data caps (e.g. all of canada)

Comment looks like completely different attacks (Score 2) 88

The device is similar to what Samy Kamker created with Poison Tap.

how is this device similar to Poison Tap? Poison Tap used USB to mimic a network device and conduct a MITM attack harvesting cookies etc. from the outgoing network traffic on a powered computer with a web browser. Frisk's exploit uses a thunderbolt connection to dump a booting mac's memory before OSX is started.

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