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Comment: Re:and what would i do with it? (Score 1) 127

Except you'd spend more on electricity than you'd have spent to just buy it.

Thats not including source material.

Thats not including the fact that the part you printed is going to be so weak, relative to the mass produced part that it doesn't stand a chance of being useful.

You only think its a good idea because you have absolutely no real world experience with 3d printing.

3D printing at home is a joke for anything other than AT BEST making lost-PLA (i.e. lost wax but with PLA) style molds that you can fill with a metal, and even thats HIGHLY specialized.

Note: I have both a 3d printer and a CNC machine, and 9 times out of 10, I CNC it rather than print it and do a pour. Nothing printed at home has enough strength to be useful. If you think even a 3d printed phone case would be useful, you really don't have any idea. One won't even last you through the work day before its coming apart.

Comment: Re:Linux, a miracle (Score 1) 509

by BitZtream (#47546539) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Linus doesn't generally 'yell' at competent, talented developers.

Thats where you're confused.

Linus yells after someone repeatedly argues with him that they aren't wrong or that its his fault and he has proven otherwise, then they come back and do it again.

Linus is generally very easy to convince he's wrong ... when he's wrong and he'll acknowledge it quickly. He expects the same from everyone else. When you repeatedly ignore his proof that you are incorrect he reacts this way.

Great things in this world aren't built by people who are more concerned with being politically correct than doing the right thing, sorry to burst your bubble.

Comment: Re:It's not just the OS (Score 1) 237

... Then something else is wrong with your phone. I have a 3G thats been running the latest version it will upgrade to continuously for months at a time since my son was born over a year ago, the iPod functionality opens nearly instantly.

That is not normal behavior, but hey, rather than assume you have some sort of issue, just assume that level of performance retardation is expected ...

Comment: Re:Why the asterisk? (Score 4, Insightful) 509

by BitZtream (#47544675) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Yea, my first thought when I read that was 'How retarded is timothy to think that implying a word without using the actual word is any different'. Its stupid. Its like saying 'the n word'. We all know EXACTLY what you mean, you're just too chicken shit to actually say it.

Oh, and he had to tell us that Linus didn't use the asterisks!

Comment: Re:Oe noes! A compiler bug! (Score -1, Flamebait) 509

by BitZtream (#47544651) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

End result, the GCC people will fix this bug in short order (what are GCC point releases for anyway)

The bug was reported 4 point releases ago. It just now started effecting the kernel.

Claiming the GCC crew will 'fix this bug in short order' is like claiming Obama is leading the charge in transparent government.

GCC has never been a solid production compiler.

The success of Linux is 100% built off the success of GCC.

You have that pretty much backwards. Without Linux, GCC wouldn't matter to anyone. Linux can be built with other compilers with a little effort, ask Intel about it.

There have been no other credible compilers for Linux throughout the majority of its existence

You're pretty clueless. Intel would beg to differ. No one that matters compiles high performance code on GCC, they use the Intel compiler.

Comment: Re:Surprise, surprise... (Score 1) 509

by BitZtream (#47544623) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

And every time he does ... he's right to do so.

A meltdown is when some candy ass can't deal with reality and blows up emotionally without provocation or justification.

When Linus blows up, he's pretty much always right and its pretty much always after the other guy(s) repeatedly denied being wrong or acted like an asshole who couldn't possibly be wrong.

When has anyone seen Linus blow up on someone who didn't actually deserve it?

GCC deserves to die.

Comment: Re:No, no unfair advantage at all... (Score 1) 152

by BitZtream (#47544069) Attached to: Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

The human leg is rather ridged as its bone, it certainly doesn't flex and rebound in a way that stores usable energy of any amount worth mentioning. Watching this device in action clearly does. The achilles tendon doesn't stretch several inches when stressed, lest it snap.

No one he's competing against has an additional 15 inches of leg formed into a compound lever of high tech polymers and metal.

Take a look at the picture, its pretty clear the machine has an advantage over a normal leg in this particular case.

Comment: No, no unfair advantage at all... (Score 4, Insightful) 152

by BitZtream (#47543277) Attached to: Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

From TFA

Rehm runs and jumps with a specially designed blade that is 15 inches longer than his other leg

I can't imagine why anyone would accuses him of 'cheating' ...

The device is like a spring, so it stores energy as well as having extra length and mechanical advantage, and better still its far stronger and requires much more force to break.

I'm sorry he lost his leg, but there is no why this is 'fair' by any sense of the word.

I use technology in order to hate it more properly. -- Nam June Paik