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Comment: Re:A return of Google's comment bar? (Score 1) 142

by pecosdave (#47346201) Attached to: Mozilla Working On a New Website Comment System

I mostly see people mad that they aren't getting a financial cut and people mad because someone other than them is regulating speach on their page. It amazes me how many people want to regulate speach.

If it's nothing but a vandal wall people will ignore it. If it's something great people will use it. Low tollerance people will cry to regulate it, I'm a little tired of people crying until they get regulations on things they don't like. If someone wants to side Wiki let them, I don't care if they're huge right now or not, I found it to be quite ignorable, rarely did I find any comments worth viewing on it.

Comment: Re:A return of Google's comment bar? (Score 1) 142

by pecosdave (#47332287) Attached to: Mozilla Working On a New Website Comment System

What I want to know is why it's fine for me to make my own, but it's not okay for Google, or in this case Firefox? It's not like it was on by default, you had to download it from Google Labs. I really don't care if it exist or not, I thought it was interesting, I installed it, but I wound up ignoring it like I do most bells and whistles.

Comment: Re:Bad design (Score 1) 85

by pecosdave (#47249127) Attached to: Shawn Raymond's Tandem Bike is Shorter Than Yours (Video)

I've seen this happen before. If it's a good enough weld with Chromoly it may not ever happen under 400 lbs of rider, but you're right, welds have been a reoccurring issue with low production run bikes in the past, not just Chinese, but even really high end names. There's just too many issues with this design. I could see it being fun for kids in a neighborhood, but I have trouble taking it seriously otherwise.

Comment: That's the 1980's tech version. (Score 4, Insightful) 86

by pecosdave (#47132419) Attached to: A Bike Taillight that Goes Beyond Mere Taillighting (Video)

You could get an old laptop display, or even a tablet, be it Android or iProduct and beat this thing in every way. But you can't see a tablet well in the sunlight? I think it's obvious from this video you can't see that thing in the daylight either.

I'm not knocking the guys ability or talents, but he invented the light display AFTER the Jumbotron came out.

I'm a cyclist, I think things like Monkey lights are incredibly awesome, I think the new inner rim lights are great, but this isn't on point.


Not A Hoverboard, but Close (Video) 66

Posted by Roblimo
from the if-one-wheel-is-$1500,-does-the-two-wheeled-version-cost-$3000? dept.
It's a one-wheeled, self-balancing electric skateboard called (appropriately) the Onewheel. You can't buy one right now. They've already shipped all of their first production runs and still have Kickstarter backers' orders to fulfill. After that, though, they might make one for you -- if you come up with a deposit of $500 against a total price of $1499. Plus shipping. This may seem like a lot of money to some people, but enough folks have found it reasonable that Onewheel has sold out not just its first production run but also the second one. Their Kickstarter success was nothing short of amazing, with $630,862 raised although their goal was only $100,000. Inventor Kyle Doerksen is the man behind Onewheel, but he's also one of the people behind Faraday Bicycles, whose flagship model costs $3500 -- and whose initial production run is also sold out -- which means there are people around who are willing to pay $3500 for an electric bicycle instead of putting a motor kit on a used Schwinn for a total cost of less than $500 (with a little careful shopping). Alternate video link.

Comment: This shit's been going off-line weekly for a while (Score 2) 164

by pecosdave (#47011207) Attached to: Adobe Creative Cloud Services Offline (Again?)

I support a bunch of creative types on Macs mostly for a living, as a sys-admin, IT-know it and do-it-all. This shits been going down several times a week for the past couple of months. Usually no more than fifteen minutes to an hour at a time, but it's really easy to miss most of the time. Unless you're actively setting up new systems or inviting new users to teams your shit just keeps working and you don't notice. To say the least it's made me look like a fool more than once.

Can't login? Well do the little password reset thing. What? It says your user and password aren't right? Let me verify I've got you setup right.

Uhmm, I can't login either. I'm sure it's the right password.

Hey, can you login over there?

-- I don't like being made to look like a fool. The fact these bozo's have been doing it a couple of times a week recently is annoying.

What's even worse is I'm a Linux guy. I prefer using the Gimp and other FOSS stuff over what I'm supporting anyways.

Comment: But what kind of monitor? (Score 1) 522

If I were doing this type of writing I would want a monitor that doesn't actually exist - I would actually want an e-ink monitor the size of a legal size sheet of paper, possibly an 11x17 "tabloid" size. I know they used to make "Paper White" CRT monitors in the mid to late 90's, but the last thing I would want is a CRT. Failing that I would do green on black monochrome with an LCD, I can't seem to get away from liking that, but I would consider a PixelQi. Lots of light coming out of the monitor draws you into the screen and out of your head, the wrong direction.

Someone should focus on making a monitor specifically for writing. Those "Paper white" CRT's are the last thing I can think of with writining in mind, and that was more for the publishing end of the spectrum.

Gosh that takes me back... or is it forward? That's the trouble with time travel, you never can tell." -- Doctor Who, "Androids of Tara"