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Comment New version of cigarette case stories... (Score 2) 175

It are the same kind of (bullshit)stories as the deck of cards stopping the bullet, or the cigarette case stopping the bullet, or the bible stopping the bullet.

How many other people at the airport which got shot did have their macbook with them and didn't get the chance to use it as a shield?

Comment Just a Motorola Oncore Receiver bug (Score 3, Interesting) 187

This is the second time a bug in the firmware of Motorola Oncore GPS receivers have manifested itself. There is a bug relating to a 32 bit wide bitmap, and DoD just took the GPS satellite numbered 32 out of the constellation and that seems to be the cause. I have data for two such receivers showing the anomaly and for one different receiver seeing no trouble at all.

Comment Re:Can anyone explain in actual meaningful terms? (Score 1, Interesting) 143

> Finally, Bitcode. Instead of uploading pre-compiled binaries, developers upload what Apple calls an âoeintermediate representationâ of the app. The App Store then automatically compiles the app just before downloading. This allows it to automatically implement part of App Slicing even if the developer hasnâ(TM)t bothered to tag their code, downloading only the 32- or 64-bit code as required.

That will bring up a nice amount of Heisenberg bugs.

Comment Mythbusters (Score 1) 194

Soldiers told her that attachment to their robots didn't affect their performance, yet acknowledged they felt a range of emotions such as frustration, anger and even sadness when their field robot was destroyed.

Anybody who has seen an episode of Mythbusters knows their positive relationship with Buster and the other dummies they have or craft.

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