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Comment: Re:That's ADMIRAL Grace Hopper (Score 1) 137

by Electrawn (#47037563) Attached to: Grace Hopper, UNIVAC, and the First Programming Language

Whoosh. (You guys are +5ing bad facts again). The point the AC is trying to make is that Admiral Grace Hopper has a title, and it should be used to honor her career.

Also, the Commodore to Rear Admiral changed occurred in 1985, and Admiral Hopper was involuntarily retired in 1986.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Comment: Re:Solution - Face-saving way out (Score 3, Informative) 482

by Electrawn (#46400417) Attached to: Pro-Vaccination Efforts May Be Scaring Wary Parents From Shots

Compelled vaccination would fall under implied power. Random fact of the day: ICE's jurisdiction is an implied power.

Here are the relevant parts of the constitution:
"Implied powers are which can reasonably be assumed to flow from express powers, though not explicitly mentioned. The legitimacy of these powers flows from the "General Welfare" clause in the Preamble, the "Necessary & Proper Clause", and the "Commerce Clause." " (Quote from Wikipedia)

Comment: I have left companies over coffee... (Score 1) 769

by Electrawn (#46390881) Attached to: The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

One company I worked at had a Flavia machine. Flavia is expensive as hell but the packages always work. Then they got rid of it for regular coffee. I left. (One of many reasons).

The next company had regular coffee and then "upgraded" to a Keurig machine. Every other day the machine would overflow is some spectacular fashion. I left.

My current company had regular coffee,was acquired and a perk of the new megacorp is Flavia machines in every office. Happy bee.

The patent on the Keurig has run out, so they are going to try and borrow the playbook from HP/Lexmark/et all? Hahaha. Sell short.

Comment: Re:Rock and a hard place (Score 5, Insightful) 216

by Electrawn (#44555753) Attached to: Microsoft: Xbox One Won't Require Kinect To Function

Quite simply, the main feature Microsoft has been touting to advertisers is the ability to detect who is in the room and target ads accordingly. The gold mine is not in Kinect for games, its for the TV/Video/Music/Netflix/Hulu consumption and the "big data" of being to tell that there is a 30-35 white male (recognized and tracked via Bing), 30-35 white female (Not logged in but we know her profile), and another 25-30 female guest that we have an 90% confidence is person Y who has a bing account. Lets target Ad X, Y and not Z.

MS will put Nielsen to shame with all that mineable data. There will be still be people who leave the MS eye on all the time, at least now you have the option to unplug it.

Comment: This is an embeded library database (Score 1) 219

by Electrawn (#44196751) Attached to: Oracle Quietly Switches BerkeleyDB To AGPL

Why is this not LGPL? (Keep the "viral" self contained to the library), or GPL (Application level viral-ability). AGPL? That "infects" everything (Airborne meta-viral!)

Either the developers/lawyers at Oracle don't understand their own product ... or worse that they are nefariously trying to end of life BDB.

Comment: Re:Statistics 101 (Score 1) 204

You do realize that the SRB bands were completely redesigned following Challenger? Not just add a third O ring and be done?

http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/technology/images/srb_mod_compare_3.jpg

A retainer band around the pins, longer pins, changing the mating feature (Clevis and Tang) from a U to more an S to further prevent gases from escaping. And joint heaters for cold weather.

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