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Comment: Re:How long will it take slashdot to spin this? (Score 1) 106

by Undead Waffle (#48307539) Attached to: Gates Donates $500M+ To Fight Malaria and Other Diseases

How many posts until someone finds a way to still hate on him, despite the fact that he's done more for the poor than all of us put together?

How many Apple fans will make fun of him, in spite of the fact that Steve Jobs never gave a dime to charity?

How many of you will take a potshot at Microsoft, even though Bill hasn't worked there in years?

He stepped down as chairman of Microsoft in February 2014, taking on a new post as technology advisor to support newly appointed CEO Satya Nadella.

Board member of: Microsoft, Berkshire Hathaway

He still works at Microsoft and the rest of your post is absurd. I believe the correct response here is to mark this post "troll".

Comment: Don't bash the guy just because he worked for GM (Score 1) 267

by Undead Waffle (#48025657) Attached to: Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"
Bob Lutz is one of the good ones. He is now retired from GM, for the second time if I recall. He also worked for Lotus for a bit as well as plenty of other companies. He wrote a book called "Car Guys vs. Bean Counters" where he talked about fighting management at GM as it was shifting from making cars people want to cutting corners to save money (admittedly, I haven't read it. If I was a big reader it would be high on my list though). Sound familiar? And what he's saying in the article isn't wrong:

But they are going to have to do a next generation of car, which is smaller and with new types of batteries that give a range of two to three hundred miles. And until they do that, it's going to remain a fringe brand.

So he isn't bashing them. If anything he is predicting how they could become very successful.

Comment: Re:Great one more fail (Score 1) 600

by Undead Waffle (#47906407) Attached to: High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

At least in California you can store your gun however you want *unless* you have reason to believe there will be children in your home. In which case if they get a hold of the gun and hurt someone you are responsible if you didn't have the gun locked somehow. This is one of the few reasonable California gun laws. There is so much backlash about any gun restrictions because lawmakers are constantly proposing stupid gun laws. Like the repeated attempts in California to make it difficult to get ammo and to track every ammo purchase. As if someone is going to walk into a school with 10K rounds in his backpack. To non gun owners: ammo is extremely heavy. Most people planning a killing spree aren't going to drag around a cart with 10K rounds. Tracking ammo purchases will just tell you who goes out shooting a lot.

The idea for this type of gun lock is not new. The fear is that once the technology is there it eventually becomes mandatory. See all the mess over microstamping. And most gun owners don't want to deal with the extra electronics for a safety device they don't need.

Comment: First step towards flying cars (Score 1) 194

by Undead Waffle (#47887287) Attached to: The Documents From Google's First DMV Test In Nevada
Everyone criticizing them seems to be missing the important part: We need self-driving cars so we can have self-driving flying cars. I don't trust most people to handle a flying car but self-driving actually becomes easier when crossroads can be handled on different positions on the Z axis. Don't ruin it, jerks!

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