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Comment: Place money where mouth is (Score 1) 602 602

50k hours you say? And you would like me to adopt this new tech? Make that the warranty term for free replacement and I'll pony up to the bar. Otherwise... beat $0.59 incandescents on cost per thousand hours. Go right ahead and include the cost of electricity in your calculations.

Comment: Aside from all the other reasons stated... (Score 1) 281 281

Exactly what percentage of people who die before the age of 25 have developed high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, or cardiovascular disease even today? That is a middle-aged problem set even in a world where we eat shit sitting in front of the TV every damn day for 35 years.

Comment: I'd be interested in the module alone as a kit (Score 1) 126 126

Helmets take damage, expire, and have a wide range of cost vs features that make it ridiculous to me to buy a helmet from a gadget company and I have more than one for different applications. I would happily plunk down reasonable money for a nicely prepped DIY kit to install their (IMO very useful) gadget in my current helmet though. Or, send my helmet to them for modification if it were a particularly difficult thing to do well. Better yet - spend some engineering time to make it easily transferable to any helmet.

Comment: Re:Pro-Evolutionists have devolved (Score 1) 138 138

Reading through the comments and following the debate, it is clear that evolution may be an incorrect theory

I read thru the comments but didn't see any debate, nor was it clear to me what made it clear to you that Evolution was an incorrect theory. Could you please present the case where magic is the root of all things as I am sure you are juuuust busting at the seams to do because I totally want to believe in magic. Thanks! (special thanks if your solution involves hottie chicks with wings)

Comment: The appearance of being busy (Score 5, Insightful) 135 135

People learn what works. Secretly producing all of your required output in 5 hours then adding some extra on top of it - then going fishing for four days is a recipe for dismissal. Productivity measurement equates to attendance and attitude and workers have adapted by creating a steady stream of noise. You show up at the meetings, respond to email and participate in discussions. You smile. You go all-in any time of day for some trivial shit that you could have let go except demonstrate activity. You are a value to the team. It does not matter that you haven't actually accomplished anything meaningful.

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