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Comment: Re:No voice control? (Score 0) 88

by DeathElk (#47364247) Attached to: Automotive Grade Linux Released For Open Source Cars

I was wondering when that old chestnut would pop-up. Not everyone has the mindset to be a programmer, let alone the time. You're inviting a lot of half assed code to be rejected from the base line if you expect people to just "learn c or c++" then start contributing to a project that probably at least requires knowledge at CS level. This would create an extra burden on any project.

Believe it or not, some people (actually, most people) just want to buy their device.

+ - A Brain-Reading Bike Helmet ->

Submitted by the_newsbeagle
the_newsbeagle (2532562) writes "Put together an EEG sensor and a GPS sensor and what do you get? A helmet that maps your "psychogeography." The helmet registers some simple metrics of brain activity and overlays the information on a map, letting wearers see how they're responding to their environments. According to the Kickstarter campaign, the designers developed the MindRider helmet with bicyclists and skateboarders in mind, but they've also received inquiries from skiers, paragliders, and climbers."
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+ - Supermarket chain Woolworths ditches Microsoft for Google's Chrome OS->

Submitted by ozmanjusri
ozmanjusri (601766) writes "In what is believed to be the largest such deployment in the world, the Australian supermarket chain Woolworths will begin rolling out 8000 Google Chrome OS devices to replace Microsoft Windows desktop computers in the second half of this year.

Woolworths program director Deon Ludick told The Australian newspaper that they would be replacing a large part of their PC desktop fleet with Chrome OS devices from a number of providers. The company is expected to reveal more details in the coming weeks.

Gartner research director Gunnar Berger said one of the biggest advantages to this approach was that Chrome OS was extremely secure — Google has an ongoing competition that pays large rewards to anyone able to hack the device via the browser. Analysts have said the Chromebook segment was the fastest-growing part of the mobile PC market last year, mainly in North America and in some emerging and mature Asia-Pacific countries such as Malaysia and Australia."

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Comment: Re:No problem (Score 4, Insightful) 423

by DeathElk (#46596637) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Preparing For Windows XP EOL?

It's not stupid. It's quite common for specialised equipment to rely on drivers written for a particular OS. We have a 3 year old transmission dynamometer that cost us $180,000 that is controlled by redundant commodity x86 hardware running XP. There is no need to keep the OS up to date as it serves only one purpose.

Stupid lusers these days think all "PCs" are to be connected to the Internet and used for browsing file sharing sites.

Programmers do it bit by bit.