Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×

Comment: Re: Why do the tax payers have to pay for all this (Score 1) 106

by Redbehrend (#49107489) Attached to: ISS Crew Install Cables For 2017 Arrival of Commercial Capsules
Space-x is changing the industry for good. They are only dealing with Boeing because it was required by NASA. Now these companies are more scared then ever with new private companies popping up doing the same more effectively. Hopefully they change their tune... These companies forget the god their principle KISS in science and engineering. Lol BTW I don't hate them I just dislike that their interest is all based on contacts even if they hurt us.

Comment: Re: Bye Apple products (Score 0) 128

by Redbehrend (#49091207) Attached to: Apple Patent Could Have "Broad Ramifications" For VR Headsets
Apple gives back nothing they only take... What open source projects is apple giving away that matter? What technologies are they funding for the public? The answer is pretty much none... They hurt tech more than they help it. Google might be the "tracking" devil but at least they give back... I think even Microsoft gives back more with their coding camps, contests and challenges. Don't you think one of the most valuable "tech" companies should be leading tech not following it?

Comment: Re: New TLDs will hopefully end this practice (Score 2) 175

by Redbehrend (#49007547) Attached to: The Man Squatting On Millions of Dollars Worth of Domain Names
Squatters are scum IMO. They target companies, people, names and pre-register names by looking at startups / new companies hoping to hold it hostage for thousands when they bought it for $3. IMO if you don't have a related name or business you shouldn't own it. Not to mention I've dealt with some and they are complete a-holes. Asked for one for $100 they bought for $3 dollars and showed zero visitors in the past year and guess what. They offered to go from $5,000 to $3,000 then get told to accept it or get lost.

Comment: Re: You're not supposed to ask that (Score 1) 223

by Redbehrend (#48983987) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Gaining Control of My Mobile Browser?
It is BS, most common reasons people's androids have problems.
No self control
Downloading crap I dunno how they found.
Customizing things they don't understand
Thankfully Google is listening, changing and hiding stuff better. Fixing Dev options, unknown sources amd the new lollipop has simple settings and advanced which is nice.

Comment: Re: Create a $140 billion business out of nothing? (Score 1) 458

by Redbehrend (#48948467) Attached to: How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft
I agree people jump on Apples knob without knowing the facts like Apple invented nothing really, they buy all their features and tech. Steve even said this himself... Apple pays to control its image like a big bully and give us nothing. Do you see them at conferences talking about new theories or tech they helped develop? Nope... What new feature do they have that no one else uses? None.. Why do they still make their base model 16gb when memory is super cheap? Why do they only give you 5gb of icloud space when everyone else gives you 25gb+? iTunes is still the most expensive store out of most of the internet... How about that special cord for 30 bucks that costs .50 cents to make. Androids not perfect.. at least they are trying to help with open source, contests, now they are creating branches for none phones that you can use for free on your projects. Anything you do with apple they try to sue you or take 60%. I don't hate apple hardware I hate apple as a company because they give nothing back and treat everyone like a wallet.

Comment: Re: Government Intervention (Score 1) 495

The biggest problem is the big ISP companies "block" the compition. Verizon is about to get sued again because they help block companies like google and now they decided they aren't going to run fiber anymore. That's how your "free" market works lol

Now we are stuck with giant walls of legislation that they created to profit off of. Same with our cell companies, its pretty sad...
Just wait till the merger shits really gonna hit the fan.

Comment: Re: track record (Score 1) 293

by Redbehrend (#48935399) Attached to: US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One
Boeing is unamerican, I should know I've worked with them. They are cheap, they bully and push, bribe and dont learn, they had to be completely hacked 6 times just to decide to spend some money on their 20 year old network. This is a company that makes billions. I can guarantee they made a secret deal to get it.

Comment: Re:Flash memory sucks (Score 4, Insightful) 52

by Redbehrend (#48768379) Attached to: NASA Update Will Deal With Opportunity Flash Memory "Amnesia"
I run SSD's on all my computers and never had one fail yet and when one does, it takes less than 10 min to get a new one up and running. (Already tested my restore plan with my backups) In the meantime I enjoy the awesome performance and get back my 10 min and money in x1000 from the time it saves lol.
Most of the ones that fail are the cheap clearance, no name ones, the good Samsung and Intel ones are developing a great track record.

But on topic, the rovers are all custom and it's been 10+ years, i believe they already know about this flaw now and they have found ways around it with newer flash memory.

Comment: Re:Never had such issues (Score 1) 325

by Redbehrend (#48768071) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: High-Performance Laptop That Doesn't Overheat?
I wouldn't recommend the apple i7's they are having the same issues and running hot, I had a friend's burn up in the first year of owning it and all it did was sit on a cool glass desk which is prime for a laptop. From the reviews they seem to run on the line of hot and too hot.

Comment: Re:Manufacturers (Score 1) 437

by Redbehrend (#48767983) Attached to: Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

You have to wait for manufacturers to put their bloatware into it
Then you have to wait for the carrier to add more bloatware
Then 6 months later you get the now outdated update....
I switched to custom roms long ago, I get the update within 24 hours of Google releasing the source.
Moral of the story, phones and android would have a lot better rep if they took out all the bloatware. That's why Google's been changing rules in order to fix this problem. 9 out of 10 times your waiting for the manufacture or carrier for the update.

Comment: Re:I probably would upgrade if I could, but... (Score 1) 437

by Redbehrend (#48767881) Attached to: Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?
Most people are not using Lollipop because it's not available yet FROM CARRIERS! Lots of people are running the unofficial roms though. My friends that have Verizon s5's haven't gotten any kind of update notification yet.... My family members that use the latest AT&T phones haven't yet either so talking percentages when the carriers are holding back the roll out is dumb IMO.

I have been on it since the source was released and it doesn't have all the fancy moded in tricks yet but it's looking very promising, I love that it includes tasks I had to use tasker for before lollipop and that my battery lasts longer. IMO the biggest problem with it hasn't been the OS but lazy app companies not updating their apps to be compatible for lollipop soon as it became "official" they should be updating their apps. t's funny how the small teams with crazy complex apps already updated yet the muli-million / billion dollar companies still haven't.

Comment: Re: No thanks (Score 1) 169

by Redbehrend (#48741671) Attached to: How Long Will It Take Streaming To Dominate the Music Business?
+1 I love play radio and streaming, I still buy music through the play store to support the artists I love.
I still sub spotify sometimes for 5 bucks and I tried apple radio and it was a joke IMO. People might be like 2 services are you crazy.. Right cuz 10 dollars for a full month of any song I want is really expensive you probably spend more on fast food lol.

"Mr. Watson, come here, I want you." -- Alexander Graham Bell

Working...