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Comment: Re:LibreOffice/OpenOffice still kind of suck (Score 1) 579

by gatzke (#47701877) Attached to: Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

Yep. OO and Libre still have issues. I notice problems with lag, especially on presenter. Some oddness with text document formatting in writer.

I am a proponent of LyX for LaTeX stuff, but not everyone needs typesetting.

On the positive side, so much is going online via Google Docs and other cloud stuff.

+ - Google Car crashes-> 1

Submitted by gatzke
gatzke (2977) writes "The Google Car supposedly has a great safety record while driving autonomously. It looks like they are not perfect, as one just caused a solid crash. Details are sketchy, but somehow the Google Car ended up going the wrong way on a one way street."
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Comment: Re:Now it's the grid engineers' problem to solve.. (Score 1) 227

by gatzke (#46686777) Attached to: Nanodot-Based Smartphone Battery Recharges In 30 Seconds

I am not a EE, but a 10 MW generator is not physically that large. I have seen giant flywheels that store a lot of energy and are spun up by a smaller motor on the other end running continuously (TUM / IPP fusion reactor energy storage near Munich). You could imagine putting something like that in to avoid fouling the power grid with 30 second 10 MW spikes.

I think the problem is letting a human connect these things. Maybe if you automate all the connections, similar to the Tesla battery swap stations? That and lifetime of the electrodes.

Comment: Carolina Reaper is the hottest pepper! (Score 2) 285

by gatzke (#46582237) Attached to: I prefer my peppers ...

Carolina Reaper from Pucker Butt. South Carolina has the verified hottest peppers in the world!

1,600,000 SHU average with peaks of 2,200,000 SHU for the reaper. Jalapeno peppers are under 10,000 SHU.

I bought some powder for a chili contest and it made my face go numb and tingly.


+ - Wine On Android Starts Allowing Windows Binaries On Android/ARM->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Wine on Android is happening slowly but surely... Wine is now in a state to be able to run your favorite Windows (x86) game on your Android-powered ARM device, assuming the game is Windows Solitaire. Wine has been making progress on Android for allowing simple applications to run on Wine but they have run into some challenges, as noted in the annual talk at FOSDEM."
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+ - LinkedIn ditches feature that was a 'dream for attackers'->

Submitted by angry tapir
angry tapir (1463043) writes "LinkedIn is shutting down Intro, its recently launched mobile service for connecting people over email, that raised security concerns. Intro was launched last October and described at the time as a 'dream come true for hackers' The service was made for the iPhone, and was designed to grab LinkedIn profile information and insert it into emails received on phones. The service displayed that information to the recipient from the email's sender if the sender was also on LinkedIn."
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Comment: Forget you- (Score 1) 2219

by gatzke (#46186517) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Most importantly, we want you to know that Classic Slashdot isn't going away until we're confident that the new site is ready.

Really? Is it that hard to have multiple front-ends forever?

On mobile I surf off the Palm front end. It works just fine. I assume you are going to kill that too?

Sometimes I use a RSS feed. Is that going to be killed as well?

Some of your management staff and IT folks should be publicly fired as a show of good will to the community.

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.