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Comment: Re:Bigfoot doesn't exist (Score 1) 198

Well, Bigfoot does seem pretty unlikely at this point, but what about Yeti? Some form of undocumented mountain ape that lives in the Himalayas seems totally plausible to me. It's not like people are going through leisurely jaunts up the Himalayas with their camera phones.

Comment: Re:Lets list other free energy communication scams (Score 1) 448

by Graydyn Young (#47305671) Attached to: $500k "Energy-Harvesting" Kickstarter Scam Unfolding Right Now
My rule of thumb is, if it were a real source of free energy, I would be hearing about it on the news, not Kickstarter. It's just like with Viagra back in the day. For a thousand years people were advertising dick pills. But when a legit one was invented, it was all anybody on TV talked about for a year.

Comment: Re:Sounds like PR Hype to me. (Score 1) 36

They addressed this in the video. Their approach is to greatly decrease the weight of the exoskeleton. That reduces power requirements. They show an elbow pad that's so light that the presenter can easily hold it in one hand (although I'm assuming the battery isn't attached).

Comment: HAXM (Score 1) 167

by Graydyn Young (#47261685) Attached to: Android Needs a Simulator, Not an Emulator
I hate to disagree with Wharton (look up his work, the man is a champion) but the Android emulator has already been fixed with HAXM. It's been released into the SDK Manager and only requires copying a file to turn on. Once it's on, the emulator runs at totally acceptable speeds, and provides a much richer environment than a simulator would.

Comment: PM/BA (Score 1) 158

I've never made the transition myself, but I've seen others do it. You need a new profession that works closely with your current one, so you can be "The guy who knows how to talk to the techies". There are quite a few roles that can act as the buffer between management/customers and IT. It depends on where you currently work, but I've seen people do this with both Project Management and Business Analysis. If your boss is open to the idea of you filling one of these roles on a few projects, you can get the experience you need while still performing your current job.

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