17 posts • joined Thursday 9th June 2011 21:44 GMT
Re: So $600m is already agreed?
Quite backwards. The $600m is what has already been thrown out.
Granted, this upcoming trial could raise it back up to the 1.05 billion, or even more. It could also drop everything entirely and find that Samsung owes nothing.
Re: Glass is a solid - simple experiment
@mtp: To add onto this, we can just look at the OP.
In the pitch drop experiment, the pitch sits inside of a glass funnel, surrounded by a glass bell, and drops into a glass beaker. None of the glass has deformed, while the pitch has flowed enough to drop nearly 9 times now.
Next, we can also add egyptian glass beads that have been found. These beads still have the center hole, and maintain their round shape. So, we can now say that even on a scale of over 3,000 years, glass does not appear to move at all.
Glass is NOT a liquid like pitch is. This has been proven false a number of times.
The old theory was that glass was thicker at the bottom because it was a semi-liquid, and gravity slowly pulled it down.
However: More often than not, the thick part of old glass is not at the bottom. In many cases, it is even at the top. The glass is not thicker in some places due to it flowing, but rather because it was not formed on a perfectly flat table.
Re: Fuck EA
Already did. Same exact situation happened with Diablo 3. Online only, massive rush clogged and tore apart their server. People still threw money at them. A few got refunds, but plenty just let it go.
Looks like it's just a UK thing ( possibly EU? )
amazon.com shows all of the versions are in stock and available.
Still not going to buy it. I saw the storm coming with Diablo 3 and made sure not to buy that game. I new we were looking at the same thing with Simcity.
It's very simple: I will NOT buy a single player game that requires internet access. Period.
Here is the original image showing the object:
Ok, I have to be missing something.
The average for Windows users was 137.
The lowest browser was 138.
I (briefly) looked into Qgiv, and all I saw was a web-based donation system.
So, if you have to use a browser to donate, and the lowest possible is 138, how do you get an average of 137?
Well, plenty of uHD content does exist...just not for TV.
PC games scale. Yes, you would need either a fairly new video card so you can have a Displayport socket, or you could have 2 DVI-D cables ( which goes back several generations, but is much more of a clumsy solution. )
Personally, I hope to see a uHD computer monitor soon. Although, I hope they aren't as ridiculously priced as the 1600s still are. Seriously, you can get a 10" tablet for under $500 that is 2560x1600 but if you want just a 2560x1600 monitor it's over $1000 in most cases:(
Also, the fact that I haven't even seen a hint of a uHD monitor, suggests to me that these screens won't be anywhere near main stream in 2013. People won't care about uHD in large numbers until the price gets fairly close to current screens. ( Both TV and Monitors. ) Typically, the $1,000 mark is when things start to shift.
I could be wrong, and hope I am, but I don't see that happening in the next year.
Well, at least the source article doesn't try to say you have to convert a mac address into hex.
On the down side, it also brings up the fact that these passwords are also ridiculously easy to crack since they too remain in HEX.
I can think of dozens of simple methods using even just the mac address that could result in very complex passwords involving any key on the keyboard.
Instead, they have a total of just over 4 billion possible passwords ( 8.5 billion on some models )...making a brute force easy. A standard PC is looking at less than a single day in the worst case.
"There are also radioprotectant drugs used on Earth to treat radiation exposure"
Uhm, not really. I am not aware of any valid scientific evidence of anything that protects against radiation.
There are 2 possible things you were thinking of here, the most likely being those radiation pills that were handed out during chernobyl and fukushima. These pills do not directly protect against radiation, but simply help the body remove certain elements such as Iodine and Strontium. These are by far the most dangerous releases from both accidents as the body focuses them in relatively small areas ( in the case of Iodine, it's in the Thyroid Gland, massively increasing the chances of Thyroid Cancer. ) Naturally, these would not work at all on Mars as you are not ingesting radioactive Iodine there. There are indeed some pretty nasty potential side-effects from these, but it's better than cancer.
The second possibility is a pair of herbs that each had a study done and found the blood samples tested were partially protected against the effects of radiation.
Sounds good...until you read that the test contained a whopping 5 samples. If you tossed a coin 5 times, and got tails 5 times..I'd hardly say that's evidence for a coin always landing on tails.
Then theres also a bunch of typical new age claims with absolutely no real evidence. They couldn't even be bothered to do a test of 5 samples.
"If not, worry not – the version of OS X that you're using today will not suddenly cease to function on the day Mountain Lion is uncaged."
Don't give them ideas. They already want to solder everything to the board, use proprietary screws, and bury everything. I'm pretty sure the only reason the OS doesn't self-destruct the minute a new version is released, is because they haven't thought of it yet.
If you go back to the actual announcements, you will find that they worded things very carefully and specifically mentioned that their discovery could be one of many different higgs particles. The discovery was merely that they did find something where they were looking, and now they are on to the part where they try and figure out what that something is exactly.
Also, mass and fast decay were not the only issues that had to be overcome. The particles that the Higgs can decay into are some of the most common decay products. This is why the LHC had to be designed to run continuously, and smash incredibly large amounts of material ( well, for a particle accelerator ) together. They needed incredibly massive numbers of collisions to spot the incredibly tiny variation in the amount of decay products.
Re: that's actually pretty cool for Australia’s :)
The link provided at the end of the article contains the actual image. It is a bit odd though for the article to refer to "this image", but not having the actual full image provided. However, you will notice that the illustration includes a slightly modified part of the actual image ( cropped and increased contrast. )
As per the thread linked in the article, a much better fix is to clear your cache and cookies from a week or more back. I suppose this is why I haven't had the problem, as I recently cleared mine a few days ago.
"The game itself is yet to receive an official launch date, although is widely-expected sometime in November."
Most estimates put it in Sept. actually...but the key there is estimate. No one has any clue at all really. Official word from Bioware is "2011" and nothing else, not even the smallest hint ( other than when it comes time to announce the date, we will know they are getting ready to before hand. In fact, Stephen Reid the Senior Community Manager is supposed to take a picture of himself in a conductors hat to let us know when that train is coming, lol. )
Anyways, hopefully the ridiculous price rumors of 175+ are false as I really want this. Regardless, I can't wait! This has been a really long 3+ years.
I'm on of the Oct 08ers that have been on the forums since they existed:)
Head over to swtor.com for tons of gameplay videos, and another TWO CG videos that are just as good as this one. ( Deceived and Hope )
Oh, and there's lots of non-jedi/sith...in fact, half of the classes are not jedi or sith. You have Republic Troopers from the Havoc Squad, Smugglers, Imperial Agents and Bounty Hunters.
Well, I gotta head out, I might pop back in here to say a bit more about it. I'm zechio on the tor forums if anyone wants to say hi for any reason.