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Comment: Re:$1000, not $300 (Score 1) 43

by gl4ss (#47564027) Attached to: A Look At the Firepick Delta Circuit Board Assembler (Video)

I guess you're supposed to stencil the paste in first and the put it in a heat oven as if you had done the pick and placing by hand.

it's a pick and placing machine after all so I don't know why you would expect it to do the things the machines left and right to it on a proper "factory" setup do... 1000 sounds more reasonable for the cost though. it's just a xy gantry and vacuum hose anyways, but even that 300 is not enough..

Comment: Re:what? (Score 1) 160

by gl4ss (#47555745) Attached to: OKCupid Experiments on Users Too

it's not really beta stuff though.

what they do is serve a portion of the visitors version A.

then they serve a portion of the visitors version B. then they see in which one resulted in more sales/longer engagement.

neither one is technically beta, but more like an experiment about what works to get you to do the wanted outcome.

there's plenty of tracking/logging companies providing easy facilities this and if you work in startups you'll see it pushed on your face, even if the a and b versions don't have enough difference and the sample sizes are too small to make any conclusions on. but it gives people to do something when they don't know how they should further the sales/engagement and it's on the "book" of marketing.

Comment: Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (Score 1) 713

by gl4ss (#47547399) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

where is that obligation.. I don't remember reading it in the GPL.

I'd rather have a beer with Torvalds than RMS any day of the week and I don't even drink.

anyways, had he not been so called abusive, I would not know that version of gcc is crappy and that someone was shipping that with some release(i guess unstable though)

Comment: Re:crap hardware (Score 1) 61

by gl4ss (#47538957) Attached to: Household Robot Jibo Nets Over $1 Million On Indiegogo

hmm yeah but I'm thinking why would this be a device and not a piece of software? I mean, it would be just as well if it worked out of a laptop and laptop has probably much more cpu power than the device will have.. it's just a fucking talking face and the meat of the bone would be how good of illusion of reality it can give of being something else than eliza.

---is that why it's on indie-give-us-monay-we-don't-know-if-this-works-gogo?

Comment: Re:What?!? (Score 5, Insightful) 882

And that is fully legal.

NO, IT FUCKING ISN'T!

I seriously doubt their soliciting for getting people to fly with them includes notification of that "if you think we're rude then we will not fly you and just take your money".

I mean, think about it. He paid for a service to be transported and they cancelled that contract based on that he tweeted the one person being rude. Why do you think that would be a legal way of doing things? taking money and not delivering their end of the contract? you also think it's legal for them to just sell tickets and then not fly at all?

Now do you think it would be legal for best buy to come to your house and take your tv away because you stated publicly that the salesman was an ass who tried to rudely pressure you into buying extended warranty? fuck no.

and why do you think they back pedaled? because what they did was "normal"? fuck no it wasn't. the criticized person was just using the powers he had for ANOTHER PURPOSE(purpose of keeping the plane safe) to make him delete the tweet that could negatively affect her career.

so next up - when you complain that comcast is a bunch of fuckers online you think it's also legal for them to cancel your internet.... with that kind of attitudes no wonder americans are corporate bitches getting bled dry into debt.

Comment: Re:I read the list of applications (Score 1) 115

by gl4ss (#47521171) Attached to: 'Optical Fiber' Made Out of Thin Air

70km LOS would require 200 foot towers at each end, it's probably going to be cheaper to run cable.

that's not too high to be honest. it would not be cheaper to dig the trench for the fiber, cross the reivers and whatever and most areas in the west already have artificial buildings higher than that, not to mention all the mountains etc.

Comment: Re:Constitutional (Score 1) 242

by gl4ss (#47521149) Attached to: The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

spies, terrorists. it's all the same really.

it used to be that foreigners blowing up bombs in USA were spies, now they would be terrorists. except if they're part of the cartel, then that's just "crime"(and almost a hundred years ago blowing bombs in NYC was not enough to get USA choose sides in a war, haha).

Comment: Re:Best Wishes ! (Score 0) 322

by gl4ss (#47520999) Attached to: Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

well, just go metro windows.

oh you want it be usable too...

the problem with their last unification was that it actually sharding more than unifying except for the fonts used. so instead of win32 style apis for windows mobile, desktop, server etc they ended up with different api's for phone, different apis for arm "desktop like" devices, different apis for trad. windows games to use, a bunch of api's for desktop "apps" that nobody uses with xna and silverlight "discontinued" but still somehow being integral pieces! but at least they all use the same font!

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