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Comment Re:Holy cow ... (Score 1) 163

We use about 4.9 km^3 per year. Oil has a density of about 0.9kg/L, so that gives us 4.41 x 10^12 kg per year.

Or, about 140,000 kg/second.

So you are correct, although I did doubt your figures at first.

(Also, could the USA please stop measuring oil in volume, which changes density depending on composition, pressure and temperature. Also, please stop using archaic units like "bbl".)

No, that makes him incorrect. 140,000 kg/sec is not more than 100,000 tonnes/sec.

Comment Re:Cheap PC or streamer (Score 0) 195

I have the latest Sony Google TV set-top box, and it's actually a pretty great setup. It'll even stream automatically re-encoded video streams from my Windows 7 video library over wifi, including totally automatic discovery of my Windows 7 machine. This is the perfect setup--I have my machine set up far away from my TV, but all the content I have there is available on my TV.

Comment Re:Siri, Android and State of the Art (Score 1) 183

That's fascinating. An Apple fanboy of the highest order came into the office raving about Siri (which, in Apple's infinite wisdom, he was excluded from since he has an iPhone 4). He said, "You can just say, 'text Brian I'm running late for work', and it'll send him a text!!!" I got out my Android phone, held down the search button for 2 seconds to bring up voice search, and said, "text Brian I'm running late for work." Of course, it worked perfectly. "Yeah, but you can use it to find places on maps, too!" "Navigate to the Energy Solutions Arena." Worked perfectly. "Yeah, but it's... you know... it's just better because it works really good. It's the first time this has been done right!" It's incredible to me how some people's critical thinking skills break down in the reality distortion field.

Comment Re:And nothing of value was lost (Score 0) 183

I get a pretty steady 6Mpbs down/1.5Mbps up on my Evo 3D here in Salt Lake City. In Las Vegas I get about 10/1.5. Coverage in the Bay Area is a little more spotty (especially on highways), but I had a pretty solid connection in downtown San Francisco, Milpitas, and many other locations.

Comment Re:So what if they've known about it for 10 years? (Score -1) 157

What the fuck are you talking about, Java powers the majority of major internet sites. It has done so for a long, long time.

Quick quiz: How many of the top 10 web sites in the world (as listed by Alexa) are powered primarily by Java?

1) Google
2) Facebook
3) Youtube
4) Yahoo
5) Windows Live
6) Blogger
7) Wikipedia
8) Baidu
9) Twitter

Hint: It rhymes with "Nero"


Submission + - Google giving away more free Cr-48's (

An anonymous reader writes: If you already live on the web and are itching to get your hands on a Chrome notebook, Google has teamed up with a few Web Store apps for a chance to test-pilot the Cr-48. Check out blogposts from MOG, Box, LucidChart, and Zoho for more details.

It appears that LucidChart will be awarding their 100 laptops to users who create interesting content with their diagramming tool; the other three partners are random drawings.

Comment Original article was retracted in *2004* (Score 1) 813

Um, yeah, this article was already thoroughly debunked and disowned by its original publisher, Lancet, back in 2004. Ten of the twelve original contributing authors made an official statement in Lancet that they'd been deceived by false data created by Wakefield and wanted to get their names erased from that lie. Why is this still news?

Comment Re:SERIOUSLY??? (Score 1) 2

"block" in the diagramming sense, not as in an HTML div. Each frame consists of handling the mocked-up mouse events, adjusting the model of the diagram, including adjusting any lines that are attached to that block, then re-rendering as much of the page as necessary to reflect those updates. There's actually a LOT of javascript being run there, a fair amount of canvas rendering, text reflowing, DOM manipulation, and so forth. In other words, all the stuff that makes a real web app run these days.

Submission + - IE9, FF4 Beta In Real-World Benchmark ( 2

An anonymous reader writes: Most browser benchmarks are isolated, artificial tests that can be gamed by browser vendors optimizing those specific cases. With only those benchmarks to go on, the folks at LucidChart were skeptical that the IE9 beta would actually outperform other modern browsers in real-world applications.

To separate hype from reality, they built their first browser benchmarking tool based in LucidChart itself. This benchmark is to SunSpider what a Left4Dead 2 benchmark is to 3Dmark Vantage. Product specs don't matter, only real-world performance on a real-world application.

The results were surprising. IE9 held its own pretty well (with a few caveats), and the latest Firefox 4 beta came in dead last.

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