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Comment LEDs (Score 1) 491

Oh my god LEDs.

My living room needs a warning sign for people with epilepsy. I don't need to know every flippin bit that is going across the wire for my router AND modem.

The 5 LEDs that are constantly on to indicate connectivity? Useless after the first 5 seconds of booting. I can tell if it's working by having internet or not! I don't need fancy blue then orange then green lights to tell me this.

I feel like marketing said "We need what people see in movies with huge machines and dancing lights that mean absolutely nothing to 99% of the people."

If those LEDs are so absolutely needed to figure out whats going on, then that person shouldn't be trying to figure out whats going on, and they should be put behind a maintenance panel that triggers then being on or off by it being open ( Meaning I don't want a panel to cover it, then seeing a rainbow of colors from the heat vent )

Comment Re:Mod parent up! (Score 1) 365

"Exactly right."

Who's to say we would even be _able_ to see them? If you have all the power in the galaxy and you start noticing some pesky, lower beings starting to make camp on your door step. Either you're going to ignore them and make sure they can't bother you, or wipe them out.

As the latter hasn't happened (yet), who's to say the former isn't true?

Comment Re:Node exists on /. ? (Score 1) 128

The reason for the jump to version 4, semver policy aside, is because iojs consumed 1, 2, and 3 already.

That matters because nodejs and iojs share the same userland/space/whatever, NPM, where modules can restrict themselves to certain engine versions for compatibility reasons.

So if I wrote a module that was intended to work in iojs (before the merge) and had an engine property of >=3.0 and the merge of io/node went down to v1.0.0 or v0.13.0, my module is now broken.

The merge is a bit misleading, Nodejs has the name recognition that iojs lacks, whereas iojs has the upstream development that Nodejs lacks. So they kept the best of both worlds, but that required bumping the version to 4.0.0 so nothing breaks.

Submission + - Nodejs v4.0.0 Released (

TFlan91 writes: The first merge of the popular repositories Nodejs and iojs repositories has been released!

The collaborators of the Node.js project and the members of the Node.js Foundation are proud to offer v4.0.0 for general release. This release represents countless hours of hard work encapsulated in both the Node.js project and the io.js project that are now combined in a single codebase. The Node.js project is now operated by a team of 44 collaborators, 15 of which form its Technical Steering Committee (TSC). Further, over 100 new individuals have been added to the list of people contributing code to core since v0.12.7.

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