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Postby Monk Ed » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:11 am

The No-Politics News thread is back. Post humorous and otherwise light-hearted news items here. Anything of a more serious or controversial bent goes in the other News thread.
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Postby Bagheera » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:13 pm

Solid State Drives? Psaw. That's stone age tech. Say hello to the future:

http://futurism.com/memory-that-lasts-f ... ion-years/

Absolutely everything on a crystal the size of a quarter? Yes, please.
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Postby NemZ » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:02 pm

That's nifty. Biggest problem with it might actually be that it's too small and thus easy to lose, especially since it's transparent.
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Postby Bagheera » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:11 pm

View Original PostNemZ wrote:That's nifty. Biggest problem with it might actually be that it's too small and thus easy to lose, especially since it's transparent.


I bet they'll be dirt cheap once they start being mass produced, though. Just imagine: here's everything we've ever been able to collect that humanity's written, produced for TV, recorded, everything. Also, the internet. All of it. Get yearly updates, make it searchable, and the scope of human knowledge increases by a staggering margin.

Hell, the biggest hurdle will be setting a price. But once it's publicly available does it even matter? Heck, can a price tag even be meaningfully attached? I dunno, but things are about to get really interesting.
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Postby Ray » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:19 pm

If it seems too good to be true, it likely is. I believe this when I see it.

It's like hard AI. Do I doubt it can exist? No. Do I think this will exist or become commonplace in my lifetime? I'm inclined to say no.
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Postby IronEvangelion » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:58 pm

View Original PostBagheera wrote:http://futurism.com/memory-that-lasts-forever-new-quartz-coin-can-store-360tb-of-data-for-14-billion-years/
YES!!! And people have been saying physical media is dead. I can't wait until they start printing video games on these in a few decades. Have fun downloading 360TB, digital copy supremacists. :devil:
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Postby Bagheera » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:46 pm

View Original PostRay wrote:It's like hard AI. Do I doubt it can exist? No. Do I think this will exist or become commonplace in my lifetime? I'm inclined to say no.


It has nothing to do with AI. It's all about how long quartz can retain its form, which is a known value. Your "inclinations" have no bearing on the matter.

This is established tech, Ray. Your skepticism is simple foolishness here.
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Postby soul.assassin » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:12 pm

That was some award. :lol:

http://www.eonline.com/news/741593/tayl ... compliment

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Postby Ray » Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:27 am

Morgan Freeman is now an option for the voice of your GPS.

http://time.com/4232933/morgan-freeman-gps-voice-waze/
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Postby Rosenakahara » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:08 am

So yahoo is killing tumblr:
http://bisharpking95.tumblr.com/post/137380424696/yahoo-is-killing-flickr-and-might-kill-tumblr
On the one hand I dont have to deal with the shit any-more, on the other........all my porn is there all the art i have collected will be gone, Im going to have the manually back this stuff up somehow.
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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:42 pm

^ Need independent confirmation, e.g. by Yahoo themselves.
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Postby Bagheera » Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:52 pm

This is just too ridiculous to go in the serious news thread:

http://news.yahoo.com/lawyer-man-dumped ... 12782.html

So this guy finds a houseguest dead of an overdose in his bathroom, and what does he do? He hauls her down to his car, loads her in, drives out to an uninhabited stretch of road, and dumps the body. It's like Weekend at Bernie's brought to life or something. Who does something like that? She ODed, just call the cops and be done with it. But now, for his trouble, he gets hit with one of the best charges ever: misdemeanor abuse of a corpse. That'll be a heck of a conversation piece for his next paramour! :lol:
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Postby NemZ » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:29 pm

I would assume he was somehow involved in the proceedings or wanted to avoid official scrutiny for some reason. The story has a wiff of bullshit about it.
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Postby Bagheera » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:18 pm

View Original PostNemZ wrote:I would assume he was somehow involved in the proceedings or wanted to avoid official scrutiny for some reason. The story has a wiff of bullshit about it.


Is it that hard to imagine he just panicked?
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Postby IronEvangelion » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:44 pm

Damn, talk about overreacting. :lol:
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Postby NemZ » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:02 pm

Yes, but I have been known to vastly underestimate the common capacity for stupid.
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Postby Bagheera » Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:58 am

To their credit, they did manage to catch a unicorn. No small feat!
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Postby soul.assassin » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:42 am

Finally broke the jinx. :lol:

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