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(Boobies)   Scientists believe they're a large step closer to curing AIDS, despite massive clamoring from the scientific community to figure out more important issues like why we always stick USB drives in upside down   (firstpost.com) divider line 168
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2013-01-16 02:48:13 PM

Cythraul: Serious side of me: Good. People really need this cure. Especially some specific countries that have a shockingly high infection rate.

Non-serious side of me: Yay! Orgy time!


Yeah but "specific countries" don't have the food production or technology to support the increase in population when the controlling diseases are eliminated.
 
2013-01-16 04:37:48 PM
I want flush charger/data connectors that stick on with a magnet, dammit!

Tired of the kids farking up the micro-usb ports on their devices.
 
2013-01-16 04:51:04 PM

orbister: The USB symbol goes on top.
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Was ist das mekkano-pron? Think of the chilluns!

/come on now, don't it look sexy?
 
2013-01-16 05:02:30 PM
I think they need to cure the more common bacterial STD.  The rightards know if you cure the clap then the kiddies won't have to fap.
 
2013-01-16 05:23:41 PM
Sweet then we will be able to have cold, flu & aids med.
 
2013-01-16 05:54:10 PM
Sweet! Just in time for gonorrhea to become untreatable/incurable! GO SCIENCE!!!
 
2013-01-16 06:24:05 PM
This sounds good, but if they have changed a protein that the virus needs to replicate...then how do they get the counter-virus to reproduce?
 
2013-01-16 06:36:37 PM

linker3000: My regular trick is to reach along the side of my laptop and manage to plug the USB stick into the RJ45 network port - they're the same $!&*^% width ffs.


I'm so glad I'm not the only one...
 
2013-01-16 07:04:12 PM
Are there still goths like that? Is that still a thing?

When I was in high school ('91 through '94) those kids started to exist, but I can't remember the last time I actually saw one.
 
2013-01-16 07:39:38 PM

ElBarto79: DenisVengeance: ElBarto79: I always wondered why they didn't design USB so you could plug it in either way and it would just work. The only thing I can figure is that no one considered we would be using things like flash drives and cellphone chargers that are constantly being plugged in and unplugged.

Because certain pins were for current and others were for data. If you made it reversible then both the device and the host would have to have some intermediate logic added (read: cost) to determine what each pin is for based on how it's plugged in.

Not necessarily, it could be designed such that power pins always contacted power connections and data pins always contacted data connections. Yes there would need to be a little bit of logic built in since there would be two possible positions but this wouldn't seem to be particularly expensive or prohibitive seeing as it already has logic built in to control the power supply and to store driver data.


It *could* be designed like that, and it kind of is (VBus and GND on the outer pins and D+/D- on the inner pins), but remember that one of the design goals of USB was to enable low cost peripherals. Making it so that the device knows exactly what's coming over each wire means no extra overhead built in.

(The reason you don't need to download drivers for USB devices is because the drivers are stored in the device and installed on the host when you plug it in)

No, the reason is because the USB spec details common device classes that are required to behave in a standardized manner, and your OS ships with compliant drivers already installed. Things like keyboards, cameras, hard drives, etc... all belong to these defined classes. Devices can also declare themselves as "Vendor Specific" if they don't comply with one of the standard classes, and then they must provide their own driver.
 
2013-01-16 08:24:45 PM
I use a bit of white-out to paint an X on the top side of my thumb drives and USB cables. Problem solved. It takes all of two seconds and I get to feel smug when I see someone try to plug in a USB cable upside down.

Also, yay for making progress in finding a cure for HIV/AIDS, I guess.
 
2013-01-16 08:37:47 PM

Girion47: Cythraul: Serious side of me: Good. People really need this cure. Especially some specific countries that have a shockingly high infection rate.

Non-serious side of me: Yay! Orgy time!

Yeah but "specific countries" don't have the food production or technology to support the increase in population when the controlling diseases are eliminated.


Fertility drops in correlation to two trends: lowered infant mortality rates and higher female employment. Reduction of fatal diseases reduces the number of children born to a population. Less AIDS, more orgies = fewer kids.
 
2013-01-17 08:19:14 AM

Girion47: Cythraul: Serious side of me: Good. People really need this cure. Especially some specific countries that have a shockingly high infection rate.

Non-serious side of me: Yay! Orgy time!

Yeah but "specific countries" don't have the food production or technology to support the increase in population when the controlling diseases are eliminated.


Way to look at the glass half full, buddy. Damn.
 
2013-01-17 10:09:54 AM

tricycleracer: [www.petapixel.com image 550x310]


Well what about vertical ports, smartguy?
 
2013-01-17 10:19:17 AM
Why the obsession with getting USB right the first time? The time and effort it takes to turn it 180 degrees is negligible.
 
2013-01-17 10:26:24 AM

Girion47: Why the obsession with getting USB right the first time? The time and effort it takes to turn it 180 degrees is negligible.


Says the guy that hasn't had to crawl under hundreds of desks.
 
2013-01-17 11:00:25 AM

StoPPeRmobile: Girion47: Why the obsession with getting USB right the first time? The time and effort it takes to turn it 180 degrees is negligible.

Says the guy that hasn't had to crawl under hundreds of desks.


mom?
 
2013-01-17 11:10:34 AM

Girion47: StoPPeRmobile: Girion47: Why the obsession with getting USB right the first time? The time and effort it takes to turn it 180 degrees is negligible.

Says the guy that hasn't had to crawl under hundreds of desks.

mom?


Ello Vyvyan.
 
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