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Comment: Very sad, indeed. (Score 4, Insightful) 140

I better speak to this in past tense or some troll is going to attack me...

I was a big google code project user, have a handful of projects on there plus commit to quite a few professional ones as well. It's really sad to see it go. It's not really a matter of how trendy, popular and intuitive Github is and has become (google code had git functionality and you choice of svn or mercurial), I thought google code was merely fine and met the requirement.

The overall sucky part is it was a intuitive service. It worked. It was reliable for everyday project work. I don't think I ever had any problems with it. I hate to see things that worked well on the internetz go away at the cost of popularity and newhat trends.

RIP code.google.com. May I be so lucky to see you on archive.org afterlife?

Comment: Re: Morale of the Story (Score 1) 217

Unfortunately the approach for venture capital is "high stakes on good odds" -- you might lose a million, but you might make a hundred million.

Fuck that! All I EVER see out of VCs these days is "Hmm, You have a $100M Idea here, OK, I agree with that. I also see that you only need $750K to make it happen. and $250k to do the rest of the initial fund raising. Tell you what, Here's $250K, But I want you to pay the $25K upfront that it will cost me to do my due diligence, and I want 51% of the company, and I want you to assume all the risk, and I want your house as collateral just in case."

No one is willing to take ANY risk any more - unless it's with someone else's money.

Comment: Re:I would think (Score 3, Interesting) 183

by Adambomb (#48957963) Attached to: The "Cool Brick" Can Cool Off an Entire Room Using Nothing But Water

From my days working in the dry portions of Colorado in the summers, exactly this.Swamp Coolers have been used forever and are a godsend in the 100+ parts of summer.

It's a dry heat sure, but thats why swamp coolers work there.

All this seems to be doing is optimizing the concept instead of just having giant slats paddlewheeling in a tank.

Comment: That 'Jonny Lee Miller' Character at it again! (Score 1) 105

by adosch (#48290579) Attached to: Video Raises Doubts About Attkisson's Claims of Malicious Hacking
Superficial garbage and just a bunch of shock-jock reporting crap again. Forget whatever 'security experts' were brought on, I would have been thoroughly entertained to see an official 'Hackers' reunion with Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie and alike giving in-character input and play-by-play, then end the segment with "Indeed. RISC architecture is gonna change everything"

Comment: Re:pics? (Score 1) 475

by Paul server guy (#48198113) Attached to: Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

Non-sexualized nudity with genitals not emphasized or even visible does not exactly qualify as porn. For instance, a painting of a mother bathing a small child is not kiddie porn.

Acttually some guy was busted for having pictures of his infant daughter bathing on his phone. (Was posted on /., but I'm too lazy to look it up.)

Comment: Re:So what exactly is the market here. (Score 1) 730

by Adambomb (#47865127) Attached to: Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

See, now what you describe I could see having a market. Especially with advances in flexible displays some sort of comfortable short bracer like wrist device with decent screen real estate and the ability to incorporate phone functionality, whether in itself or by bluetooth sync to the phone in your pocket, would be much more of a development.

Comment: So what exactly is the market here. (Score 4, Insightful) 730

by Adambomb (#47864457) Attached to: Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

A gigantic set of the population is no longer even used to the concept of wearing a watch, because they have their phone. This device doesn't replace their phone. What exactly is the reason to have this as well, as opposed to pulling your phone out of your pocket?

Unless some company comes up with a functionally independent wearable device that replaces the need for keeping your phone with you I do not see the appeal. I don't understand what the pitch is supposed to even be. Literally every functionality can be responded to with "but i have my phone right here, it also does that and better"

Comment: Re:OK Another one (Score 1) 89

by Paul server guy (#47791245) Attached to: Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far

Unfortunately, people on this site that specializes in technology, don't actually believe that generational spaceships are possible. Either now or in all of our future timeframe.

I tried to make a similar argument about 2 months ago, and got nothing but grief for postulating such an idea.

Not true, there are many people who believe generational spaceships are possible, in the near term. The problem isn't the tech, the problem is the same for /all/ space projects.

Who's going to pay for it?

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