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Comment Re:Oh, great. Millennials and their denial! (Score 1) 121

lol XD
are you serious XD
  And the £ is exactly what i think, as i said, 5$ plus saletax would where i live mean pretty much exactly 6$, which is exactly 4£, so the price is correct :).

And that the supply is atm limited doesn't mean it's not a true 5$ computer...
And i'm not some kind of hipster millenial XD (i'm a bit too old for that). But i'm very enthousiastic to lay my hands on these new devices (and also think it sucks i can't yet :p, missed the first batch). But that doesn't mean i go around complaining the price is wrong etc...

There are some awesome things happening now in this class of devices, and i'm greatly looking forward to it, but what i see most is just people complaining about how they're missing which should naturally be on the board, and that the price is a lie... and i'm getting fed up with both stupid complaints -_-. It's a minimal board, get over it, and it only just launched, naturally there are supply (and thus often also price) issues, have some patience -_-

Comment Re:Which one is sub-$10? (Score 4, Interesting) 121

Where does this bullshit keep coming from?
Yes, some of the dealers started out only offering it as a bundle (with some extra cables etc...) at ofcourse an increased price. But for example pihut immediately sold it at 4£ which basically is the 5$ plus sales tax.
So just wait for more to be produced, and you'll definitely be able to get it at the advertised price -_-.

Comment Re:Needs Ethernet (Score 1) 233

well, i have to correct myself, they were 3$, and had thousands of happy comments from buyers saying they work perfectly and are plug & play on rpi :)so i'm not all that worried. and for my first application i hope them to achieve a range of a few meters without anything in between :p

Comment Re:Needs Ethernet (Score 1) 233

i'm also can't believe the comments
when i saw this i ordered some dirt cheap usb wifi adapters from china (that are raspberry compatible) 2$ a piece or so, i'll order some raspbery pi zero's asap (and chip too once the become available), and i've got some fun projects in mind where the ram & processing power of the arduino likes isn't enough, and wifi connectivity would be nice :).
i've basically been counting down until i could lay my hands on micro pc's like this to do some fun embedded projects around the house :).

Comment Separate the security from the device (Score 2) 116

I'm wondering how feasible it is to have separate devices handle the security.
It should be more feasible than having every device be secure? any programmer from any supplier in the entire hospital can now break the security, and everything is down the drain...
seeing how cheap small computers are now, how hard would it be to put a small secure module before each machine securing everything? I think that would be a far more feasible approach in getting a hospital secure!

Comment Re:Environmentalism has to happen naturally! (Score 1) 208

Are you serious? How on earth can environmentalism occur naturally if just raping the earth is economically advantageous rather than doing things a bit more sanely?
How will doing the environmental thing ever be better if we don't impose such regulations, restrictions, laws, ...?
How will properly handling your waste ever be more economical than just dumping it somewhere and not care about it anymore? How will having your cars be economical ever be better than just making wasteful car that is far less complex?

I do agree that not every environmental attempt that is made is the biggest success, and that there often is too much wishful thinking, but waiting until it occurs naturally doesn't seem the way to go either...

You do have one point i guess, killing elephants for their tusks will occur naturally once there aren't any left... as will air polution once it's so terribly polluted that it becomes such a big health risk that noone can ignore it. But i do prefer people trying to stop things before that point, by trying to manipulate the economics of such acts via laws, regulations, ...

Comment Re:I have no debt and a hefty savings account (Score 1) 386

Because saving money and paying off credit is basically the same thing: making sure you have left over money at the end of the month to achieve what you want/need to achieve
I'm from europe, and i can't even imagine what i hear about the american system. I got a very good deal on my mortgage even without having ever had any line of credit. Here they want to know you've got a steady job.
Why would making debt give you a good credit rating? Not needing it and having saved up money, isn't that like the best financial situation you can be in?? Why would they be good in paying off credit? because they can manage their money and have years of managing it very well without ever needing debt, so why would they start not paying now??

I think the truth is more likely closer to what others mention here: why would banks give credit to people who hardly need it, and will never ever be late in paying or transfer balances to the next month? that's where all their money comes from, sounds like a terrible customer to do business with!

Comment Re:School isn't there to enrich lives (Score 1) 246

I've recently seen articles in newspapers about this (and not only about kids, also adults), and the point is that it's against our natural cycle, so going to bed earlier doesn't really fix it. Additional issue is probably that it's also a personal thing, some people will have a different natural cycle than others, so one size fits all will never be optimal

Comment Re: Muslim Kid is a Fraud (Score 1) 361

Luckily this still doesn't discredit the social aspect of the story, but it sucks that he didn't make it himself :(.
I was also wondering how he made it when i saw the picture. I've recently started playing with electronics, and making a clock was a project i did. What i saw was completely not what i expected >_. i saw this wide ribbon wire going to the display, a pcb that seemed professionally made. Didn't look any further into it, but i'm not surprised reading this now...

Comment One of the worst words in the english language (Score 0) 63

Maybe it's because i also speak french (but neither english nor french are my native language), but connoisseur.... wtf. When i first heard it used in Futurama, i actually thought it was a small joke of an english speaker completely mispronouncing a french (connaisseur) word, trying to sound smarter than he was, but it's an actual english word 0_0. I cringe every time i hear or read it.

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