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Comment: Re: I've implemented something similar (Score 4, Insightful) 90

I agree in that this won't be implemented because of the business implications but would also go on to say that this solution is unoriginal and undeserving of all the pomp and circumstance that the media and the educational institutions are giving it, before we know it they're going to give out Ph.D's and there patents for a high school paper on using electrolysis to make hydrogen and oxygen. Call the press!

Comment: Wrong price point, wrong demographic, wrong style (Score 4, Insightful) 102

by ModernGeek (#46495535) Attached to: Transformer-Style Scooter Lets You Ride Your Briefcase To Work
Business professionals such as attorneys and executives are the only people still using briefcases, middle management and your average run of the mill desk jockey might buy one of these as a toy, but not at this price point. You'd have to get it down to the sub-$500 level to hit that target market. This thing is defective by an order of magnitude on many levels.

Comment: What's your average day like? (Score 4, Interesting) 290

by ModernGeek (#46409389) Attached to: Interview: Ask Theo de Raadt What You Will
Last time I saw pictures, you and others were working from a home. How is everything structured now? Are you living alone and working from your house, or are there others there, too? How has this affected you long term with your personal life and relationships? What type of job did you have before OpenBSD? Assuming you did before, do you ever miss working in an office?

Comment: F/OSS Platform Needed (Score 2, Interesting) 314

by ModernGeek (#46331635) Attached to: Ford Dumping Windows For QNX In New Vehicles
We need a better F/OSS Platform for this type of development. I would like to see something like GNU/Hurd finally come to fruition and become the one true operating system for embedded devices, upward to desktop/server. With the Mach Kernel, it stands to actually give us a unified kernel that can serve all these purposes without being a giant, sluggish monolithic blob. Once that platform is complete, everyone else can throw their own interfaces and such on top of it.

Android is defective by design, and Ubuntu's solution is right up there with it. QNX is where it's at, but we need a Mach based F/OSS alternative.

+ - Community-sourced news site,, goes live 18

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Comment: Re:YUP (Score 2) 156

by ModernGeek (#46175973) Attached to: Is Intel Selling Bay Trail Chips Below Cost?
One of us needs to buy it from dice and keep it running right. I'm younger than most of you, so I'm not a millionaire yet.

If I've learned anything from the community here, it's that everyone has their shit figured out and runs their own small business which has at least a million dollars of liquid assets.

So a few of slashdot's smart asses need to get said asses in gear and preserve this place for the greater good; maybe even make it profitable.

Contemptuous lights flashed flashed across the computer's console. -- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy