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Comment: Re:Why would you call something Mayo that isn't? (Score 2) 143

Why not let the Food and Drug Administration an the Code of federal Regulations Title 21 tell you, exactly, what the legal definition of Mayonnaise is?

To quote:

a) "Description. Mayonnaise is the emulsified semisolid food prepared from vegetable oil(s), one or both of the acidifying ingredients specified in paragraph (b) of this section, and one or more of the egg yolk-containing ingredients specified in paragraph (c) of this section."


Now that that is put to bed, care to explain how something that doesn't include eggs, as specified by the FDA, can be called Mayo?

Comment: Re:Can they catch BMW? (Score 1) 280

Per your own statistic on the first in the first 3 months of the year Tesla sold 5000 cars. That's 1666 a month. They sold 2500 in September. They already have over 50,000 in the market place worldwide.

BMW is selling 1000/month of their electric(y) car.

Based on the numbers how long will it take for BMW to catch Tesla?

Comment: 1977 Oldsmobile cutlass/GM equivalent (Score 1) 194

by Maxwell (#48435663) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Hackable Car?

Totally open platform, well documented, simple wiring and so common that replacement parts are easy to find. Also acceptable, Malibu, Monte Carlo, etc. Get the 350/3speed auto version. I recommend Olds because most them have power windows, 4 speaker radios and other 'luxury' items.

In 1978 the emissions regs kicked in and things started to get weird.

Hacking a modern car is not for the hobbyist, the nanny state and sensor system are complex proprietary, closed systems.

Comment: Re:I just want to... (Score 3, Informative) 194

by Maxwell (#48435659) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Hackable Car?

have you searched online? There is sometimes a way to "program" it. On a modern GM (2010+ ) hold the Information and Reset buttons at the same time. A menu will pop up on the multi display and you can set various things. There are often hidden codes (Chrysler used to use the headlight switch as a selector, with the horn as feedback - so you are sitting in your driveway , honking horns and flashing lights :) as well...

Comment: Re:Nope... Nailed It (Score 2) 185

by Maxwell (#48435203) Attached to: It's Not Developers Slowing Things Down, It's the Process

Your argument is nonsense and can be extended to: he didn't even mention the servers, be sure to add a few megs of RAM for each feature to developed, and some HDD space too. Oh, and increase the chip speed for each new feature as well! Then later but new servers to replace the cobbled together disasters you built on the fly.

We use Agile for the *development* process which is distinct from the *design* process. That is, we do architecture up front, including DB design, and - surprise - we even build the server platforms too!

Business gets an opportunity once a month to change development priority order. Once. A. month. New features introduce are written up, added to the feature list and the business gets to include them in next months re-prioritization.

It's simple , everyone gets it, and the business (ie the people paying the bills) love it. And that's bad, how?

Comment: Re:patching a live kernel? (Score 5, Insightful) 61

by Maxwell (#48429689) Attached to: A Brilliant Mind: SUSE's Kernel Guru Speaks

Because x86 doesn't have the system management chip that Unix boxes (full disclosure, old AIX admin, last used 5.1L) have. x86 has the crappy bios and UEFI neither of which can manage the system. This also what allows hot cpu, hot ram upgrades etc. The AIX system chip is an OS unto itself, it will boot with no RAM or CPU on board.

Comment: Re:You think the US ones don't come from China? (Score 2) 178

by Maxwell (#48389143) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is Non-USB Flash Direct From China Safe?

Doubt it. Even if they somehow got reseller status on Amazon, they would promptly get feedback'd down to oblivion. They would't last long on ebay either. Only on Alibaba would someone actually think those cards were real....

I have seen 640G Sony cards, 512G SD, etc years before that size was actually available....

Comment: Re:Too little too late (Score 0) 214

by Maxwell (#48318807) Attached to: Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again

You're going from modern China to modern North Korea. I say this as an iPhone user. No external storage. No file manager. Nothing open. Everything works, making the whole concept of 'file management' obsolete.


Double fixed.

Triple fixed, for clarity. Also, the 80's called they want their file systems back!

"Out of register space (ugh)" -- vi