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Comment: Instant failure (Score 0) 36

by Lumpy (#48673245) Attached to: Nokia's Back In the Tablet Business, With the Android Lollipop-Based N1

Nexus tablet is better in every way, and they price this thing at Mini ipad pricing? are they nuts?

Dont buy any of this crap, Nexus7 or Samsung Pro tab 12.2 are the only two real android tablets at honest pricing.

Yes that 12.2 tablet is sexy as freaking hell and the most business usable tablet out there. it lets me view CAD files perfectly with clients.

Comment: Re:Rolls Royce of cat litter boxes (Score 1) 188

by Lumpy (#48657283) Attached to: An Automated Cat Litter Box With DRM

"Would you take a real Rolls Royce to an unauthorized dealer for repairs?"

you bet your ass I would. I take my BMW to a non BMW mechanic. in fact I refuse to let the thieves at the BMW dealership TOUCH my BMW as they are no talent hacks.

Only a complete and utter fool believes that authorized means anything other than scam.

Comment: As long as it doesnt SUCK. (Score 1) 54

by Lumpy (#48652329) Attached to: Texas Instruments Builds New Energy Technology For the Internet of Things

Their MSP430 is great tech but their libraries suck horribly. They need to embrace the public community and less of their in house engineers on making libraries that are worth using AND stop using a compile/IDE that is complete crap and crippled.

the GCC toolchain is decent but still clunky as all hell.

Comment: Why? (Score 1) 123

by Lumpy (#48651581) Attached to: "Infrared Curtain" Brings Touchscreen Technology To Cheap Cars

Standard resistive Touchscreen tech is dirt freaking cheap. I can get 7" resistive types for $9.00 each all day long at single quantities. If I was a car maker I could get them at less than $1.00 each in 1000+ quantities.

Honestly this IR system is a rehash of really old tech that is just not needed.

What is needed is the important buttons existing as REAL HARD BUTTONS. the systems that are 100% touch are complete crap. Yes I do want my hard buttons back on android, the on screen home button is really 100% crap.

Comment: News Flash : All Corporate IT security is a joke. (Score 1) 234

by Lumpy (#48648631) Attached to: Anonymous Claims They Will Release "The Interview" Themselves

It has been well known that all Corporate IT security is a complete joke. CIO refuses to spend the money on it, COO refuses to make users actually follow real security procedures, and the CFO loves the "it wont happen to us" line that means they will not have to actually spend money on real IT security.

This is not new, I'm just glad that it's happening in a very public way so that maybe the worthless executives out there will actually listen to their IT experts about the fact that we NEED to spend the money to try and keep the bad guys out.

Comment: Re:I question your numbers. (Score 1) 677

by Lumpy (#48637979) Attached to: Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

The Federal numbers are an average for cars that cost $500,000 to $25,000 my 2007 civic will lose less than $3.00 for the 3000 miles added to it, it's already at the bottom of the curve and even adding 10,000 miles will not change it's "resale value" that has no real meaning as I dont intend to sell it.

And "major repairs" don't come from miles, they come from abuse and lack of proper maintenance.

Now my Ferrari F40, that would have a much higher depreciation for those miles.

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. -- Pablo Picasso