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Comment Re:Dupe (Score 3, Interesting) 251

And yet the most recent bit of information on Samsung's own website is this release which is the one quoted in the previous story. Their investor relations site doesn't contain any references to a permanent end of production either.

So are these stories reporting new facts and Samsung just hasn't updated its websites yet, or are they misunderstanding the earlier release, inferring the word "permanent" when it wasn't in the original information?

Comment Bullshit (Score 4, Insightful) 108

There's about 0 overlap between civilian nuclear reactors and submarine powerplants. The UK might as well hide the SSBN budget inside the NHS.
The cost for a new nuclear submarine powerplant has been openly discussed already, making it unlikely they'd try to hide that cost now.

Then again, it's an mdsolar submission, so par for the course.

Comment Re:If only we could stop the creation of smog... (Score 1) 166

Have you looked at electric bikes lately? You can buy a bike that will give pedaling assistance up to a speed of 45 km/h and has a range of 200 km. They call it 'assistance' but the electric motor provides up to 80% of the motive power. For people who really don't want to pedal, it'd be easy enough to scale this up to 100%. Electric scooters are a solved problem.

Comment Limited usefulness (Score 3, Insightful) 139

They had a photo with an obscured face and the same photo with unobscured face in their training set. It seems obvious a computer can match those two. The solution would be to use unique photos, not uploaded anywhere, as the source for obscuration and only publish the obscured version.

Submission + - Lost Doctor Who classic returns as an animation on November 5th. (

BigBadBus writes: The lost 1966 Doctor Who story "The Power of the Daleks" is to be released as an animation from the BBC; the episodes will be "broadcast" one at a time from November 5th (the 50th anniversary of its one and only UK transmission) and for the next five days with a DVD release coming later on in the month. The BBC has previously animated episodes if it meant completing a story with only one or two installments missing; they had also done this with a lost show from the "Dad's Army" sitcom and had inquired of Dr Who fans if they would be willing to pay for animations of completely lost stories. This still leaves 97 live action episodes to find; the last were in 2013.

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