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Comment: Re:Too Bad (Score 2) 60

I agree,
but I think overall as the characters mature in the show, they become less awkward over time.
With the exception of Sheldon, where I kinda wish they would just come out and state that the character is autistic at some level. Instead of just making him a super scientist who needs to make all these trade-offs in his personal life to be there.
While I do not fall on the recorded Autism spectrum. The way they make Sheldon would be very insulting to people with these problems.

Comment: So what. (Score 1) 273

by jellomizer (#47927901) Attached to: Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

I am curious on why Tovalds opinion on systemd really matters.
I congratulate him for his work on the Linux Kernel, He made a really good OS, and put enough effort and skill to keep a strong team of developers focused.
However that doesn't make him an expert in all thing. Even all things related to the OS he had pivotal to create.

The systemd argument is about methodology not technology. It is the same as most political redirect. Two groups with a different vision of an end goal, taking different approaches to get there.

Comment: Re:Translation... (Score 1) 194

by jellomizer (#47918597) Attached to: WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS

The Government Bidding process for services is corrupt by design.
You can make bid for service.
Then you have stipulations which weigh it in a companies favor, not because they are required for the job, but to write the contract for the company.

I have seen State Bids for services for a Web Site. Which has odd requirements, such as 20+ years in COBOL, 10+ Years in RPG, 3 Years of HTML, 2 Years of ASP.NET
When you see these contracts you know they are for a particular person they want to keep on board.

Comment: Re:What I like ... errrm, respect about Apples Swi (Score 1) 178

by jellomizer (#47916927) Attached to: Why Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- But Won't

My main issue is we are entering a post desktop world. (No the desktop isn't dyeing, but it isn't the center of our computing world)
So we need the following.
1. A platform to create moble apps.
2. Being able to create these apps on different systems.

It is actually very lame to have to have a Mac to build an iOS app. You really should be able to do it on at least the Big three OS Windows,Mac,Linux. Because we are not desktop centrist anymore and people will go around with different Desktops and OS's freely.

Comment: Writing code isn't always fun. (Score 4, Interesting) 54

by jellomizer (#47916855) Attached to: Industry-Based ToDo Alliance Wants To Guide FOSS Development

The biggest issue with a lot of of the home grown Open Source Apps, is getting past the dreaded 80% complete mark.
This is the point in the program where all the interesting proof of concepts and interesting algorithms are all set. However that last 20% is a lot of the detail fine tuning that really puts all the pieces in play.
This last 20% mark when it no longer becomes fun, is where the project looses steam and sometimes dies off.
Having a company putting money towards development with management and direction and all those MBA Buzzwords basically means we push the developers to get that last 20% done.
But of course if they are pushing to get that set done, and are putting in resources to help that, it is going to be their vision of 20% not necessary yours.

I know a lot of the Open Source people have this Anti-Corporate everything mind set... However to make it in the world there needs other sources of motivation other then just feeling good.

Comment: Digital Data likes to move. (Score 1) 263

by jellomizer (#47910623) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

Analog Data fairs better when it isn't touched, every read could damage it a bit, and copying a copy of a copy using analog methods will degrade its content.

For digital data, it wants to be moved around.
The more you copy and move digital data the better it is.
Raid Disks makes sure you have a couple of copies.
You post it the cloud and it will last longer.
You could get fancy and have a backup method that copies your data from one drive to an other. When it fails you swap the drive out with a new one.

Comment: Re:Minecraft itself is a phenomenon, but (Score 1) 324

by jellomizer (#47908759) Attached to: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

I have to agree 2.5 billion for a game title is over the top. Especially as most game titles do not have a long life. Sure it is popular now... However in 5 years? 10 years?
Nintendo got lucky with a few franchisees.
Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon. But these are charactors/story universes. Mindcraft doesn't have such an in-depth story it is just the game fad of the time.

Comment: Re:It's not your phone (Score 1) 607

For the most part people are happy with that.
When you own something it is up to you to keep it maintained. When you have these services the owner needs to do the maintenance, if something goes off it is their fault. As well on the average they have the resources to keep all their devices maintained.

Sure I kinda wish these companies can give us the option to own or rent. For those cases where I feel I am better off owning it even with the extra responsibility of ownership.

Comment: Re:Conspiracy theory (Score 1) 222

by jellomizer (#47892195) Attached to: iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

I think it is the even number rush.
The original iPhone (iPhone 2) Had a good demand on it.
People gradually got the iPhone 3 and 3g (incremental improvements nothing show stopping)
There was a big demand on the iPhone 4 (The higher res screen, and FaceTime)
The iPhone 4S 5 and 5S were incremental improvements the bigger screen on the 5 is nice but not enough to get people off the 4.
The iPhone 6 with a significantly larger screen means the people who have been hanging onto the 4 needs an upgrade.

Comment: Re:Is the expense of electrolysis the main inhibit (Score 1) 113

by jellomizer (#47892101) Attached to: Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water

Well the argument that it is better for the environment never really holds much.
So to get people to switch we need the following.
1. Cheaper then our current sources of energy. A little cheaper we can get some traction, a lot cheaper we will get good movement.

2. Economics 101 low demand means low price. The issue is low supply (in terms of it being packaged) that is keeping its price high. Making a technology to do this cheaper will help improve supply because people can produce Hydrogen and make money off of it.

3. Danger isn't as big of an issue as people think. Granted the fuel in our cars is safer then hydrogen. But good safety measures in place there shouldn't be that big of a deal.

This system will self-destruct in five minutes.