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Comment: Re:stream machine (Score 2) 48

by wiggles (#49118795) Attached to: Valve To Reveal Virtual Reality Dev Kit Next Week At GDC

SteamOS is still under active development and works quite well. I anticipate we'll see some dedicated hardware halfway through 2015.

You can roll your own Steam Box today if you like. I ran it dual-boot on my gaming PC for a little while, but I got rid of it in favor of Slackware and a Steam on Linux installation.

Comment: Re:So how about the core Russian module? (Score 2) 100

by wiggles (#49103785) Attached to: ISS Crew Install Cables For 2017 Arrival of Commercial Capsules

Yeah, I don't see this project moving forward. For one, Russia is broke. Their economy is in tatters. For two, I don't see the Japanese or Europeans siding with the Russians on much of anything; there's too much bad blood there. The Russians have burned just about every diplomatic bridge they have right now - they're stuck being buddies with thugs and failed states because nobody else will return Putin's phone call.

Comment: Re:Open Source Funding (Score 1) 32

by Ben Hutchings (#48783953) Attached to: Big Names Dominate Open Source Funding

But they'd STILL need a factory.

No they wouldn't - the vast majority of silicon vendors are fabless, while some silicon developers don't even sell complete chips at all, only 'IP blocks'. It is absolutely possible to have free/open source chip designs.

I think the big stumbling block currently would be the very limited FOSS tools for synthesis and layout.

Comment: Re:Start with Venus... (Score 1) 319

by wiggles (#48775075) Attached to: How Close Are We To Engineering the Climate?

Habitable does not necessarily mean earthlike. Just getting it to the point of having floating colonies, actively working on fixing the planet - of putting up sun shields over the planet to even start cooling, getting cheap, efficient interplanetary transportation - all of that will take hundreds of years. Turning it into a place we can walk around on the ground would take a lot longer.

Comment: Re:islam (Score 1) 1350

by wiggles (#48756699) Attached to: Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

Short answer: Political ambitions, greed, and corruption - all things the Christian religion condemns. These things happened because Christendom wasn't following the teachings of its own religion. You can't blame the religion itself for the misdeeds of its followers. You must blame the followers themselves for not living according to their stated values.

I cannot draw a cart, nor eat dried oats; If it be man's work I will do it.