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Comment: Re:High fat? (Score 1) 244 244

by bugs2squash (#49986415) Attached to: High-Fat, High-Sugar Diet Can Lead To Cognitive Decline

I was 250, got down to 210 in a zealous fit of diet and excercise a couple of years ago. I seem to have settled at around 230 now (still obese, I'm not sure that label is helping me). I have gone back to not eating well but I did at least find a sport and stuck to it, so some good did come out of it and I feel a lot better than I did.

What I want OSU to do is to come up with something that means I can continue to eat badly but not suffer the bad effects, it's not that I don't know how to eat well or that I don't enjoy health food, it's just that I enjoy the unhealthy food as well. I found it far easier to change my excercise habits for the long term than to change my diet habits

Comment: Re:Obligatory reading (Score 1) 419 419

by bugs2squash (#49915983) Attached to: Philae's Lost Seven Months Were Completely Unnecessary

I see from wikipedia that nuclear is a great option today so far as the energy density and reliability are concerned. But there is another option... Time. We could just wait until a better technology comes along.

Why should we have to put up with the risk of a launchpad explosion scattering blobs of toxic plutonium far and wide when we can just wait a decade or two until a better option emerges.

Comment: Re:x86 + FPGA fabric tsunami (Score 1) 108 108

by bugs2squash (#49888033) Attached to: Xilinx and AMD: an Inevitable Match?

It would be nice to see some usable open source FPGA tool chains.

There are plenty of dev boards out there but I found Xilinx's ISE horrible to get started with and while I found Altera's Quartus easier I wouldn't say it was a walk in the park. That's why I got my DE0 nano to do something at least while my papillio is gathering dust.

Getting started with CUDA is way easier, it would be nice to see it reach cuda levels of ease of use and see the same range of books in Amazon and blog articles covering how to do some simple get-started projects.

Comment: Re:This has been played out before... (Score 1) 597 597

by bugs2squash (#49794635) Attached to: How Tesla Batteries Will Force Home Wiring To Go Low Voltage
I had always wanted a sailboat with an electric auxiliary motor driven boat. But the thought of standing ankle deep in salt water with a large 48-volt battery around scares me, I can't see any way to make it safe. At least with something like a hydrogen fuel cell you can turn it off if you start to take on water.

Comment: Re:You're thinking about this backwards (Score 1) 384 384

by bugs2squash (#49741703) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Solve a Unique Networking Issue?
It's hard to imagine any packet loss on a short point to point ethernet cable. If there's no complex crypto involved or differences in the pumps, maybe it would be feasible to update one pump, capture the packet sequence in a pcap file, and then replay that packet sequence to the next pump using a raspberry pi. I would have thought a suitable "expect" style script could be cooked up... play outbound packets and expect the next inbound packet.

FORTRAN rots the brain. -- John McQuillin