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Comment: Re:Obvious Missing - GOLD (Score 1) 868

by PalmKiller (#34981862) Attached to: I'd rather my paycheck be denominated in ...
Here I fixed that for you.

You'd think people would notice a 500% increase in prices. The world would definitely notice a dollar's whose value is 1/5th what it used to be.

Oh Wait, I also caused you to have a hole in your theory, since the dollar is worth about 1/5 what is was 10 years ago. Seems gold is a good standard after all.

Comment: Re:Impossible to do (Score 2, Insightful) 237

by PalmKiller (#33049832) Attached to: If Oracle Bought Every Open Source Company
Whoa there, if I were a major contributor, and one of those dropped a few million in my pocket...or heck even enough to just pay off everything I owe, I might decide to stop developing it. As you probably know, if the major contributors of a project abandon it quietly, sometimes just the time lapse with no progress will kill off the project. My point is everything has a just gotta know where to inject the funds.

Comment: As do other products... (Score 2, Insightful) 757

by PalmKiller (#32913434) Attached to: Droid X Self-Destructs If You Try To Mod
eFuse is an IBM brain child, and they have it in several of their RISC products. The XBox 360 has one in its xenon (ibm power pc) processor. The Texas Instruments OMAP processors that motorola chose for their droid x are using the eFuse technology. The statement that it is not reversible via software is bull, once you figure it out, you can set up a JTag interface (as any serious modder will do anyway) and then you can reverse the eFuse bits and try your mod again.

Comment: So you want me to Dump XP? (Score 1) 1213

by PalmKiller (#32515890) Attached to: Time To Dump XP?
I still ran windows 2000 until Feb of this year on my workstation...I upgraded it to XP, and I still have a few systems that still run 2000 that I will upgrade when they die or I run into something I have to use that does not support it. By the way, auto update is still doing security fixes for windows 2000 and most applications still like it fine. Now as for windows 7, I have two workstations that are windows 7, well one is up for testing only so far...the other is still in the box...had them for 3 weeks and still cannot use them (still working out networking issues, roaming compatibility issues and the like).

Comment: Re:whats old is new again (Score 1) 532

by PalmKiller (#32499332) Attached to: BIOS Will Be Dead In Three Years
I agree, I suffered through WinBIOS, and it sucked ass when you did not have a mouse installed. Looks like UEFI is gonna be better for keyboard use, but it is still pointless to move the bios to the graphical realm...after all, what if you run headless and use linux/bsd at the console, or even windows server as a console only install.

Rubber Boots Charge Your Phone 111

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the put-on-your-lead-boots dept.
andylim writes "UK wireless provider Orange and renewable energy experts GotWind have come up with a prototype pair of power-generating rubber boots. Inside the power-generating soles of the boots are thermoelectric modules constructed of pairs of p-type and n-type semiconductor materials forming thermocouples, which are connected electrically to form an array of multiple thermocouples (thermopile). They are then sandwiched between two thin ceramic wafers. When the heat from the foot is applied on the top side of the ceramic wafer and cold is applied on the opposite side, from the cold of the ground, electricity is generated."

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 B.C. - A.D. 65)