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Comment: We need a whitebox mobile device. (Score 4, Interesting) 64

by jellomizer (#48204749) Attached to: Raspberry Pi Founder Demos Touchscreen Display For DIY Kits

One of the things I am missing is the idea of a whitebox mobile devices. so you can build your own phone and your own tablet.
It may not be Sexy as an iPad, but you can configure in ways to get what you want out of it. More speed, more memory, better video, or huge battery life...
That is what made the PC popular, was the fact that you could get a PC configured for what you need it for. A cheap low end box, to a high end system. Was all possible.
This also allowed for a bunch of small companies to start building computers.

Comment: Basic Medical Technology 101. (Score 1) 74

by jellomizer (#48203341) Attached to: DHS Investigates 24 Potentially Lethal IoT Medical Devices

Data Protocol: HL7 While 3.0 is XML based, almost everyone uses v.2 which is a multi-row Pipe (Technically is is definable, but everyone uses pipes) delimited file.

How the data is transferred.
There are two common ways to transfer HL7 data.
File Drop and read,
Push via a non encrypted TCP/IP.

Most healthcare systems try to put in VPN and separate networks in place to minimize the damage. But if someone was on the network they could say data update new dose, on the OBX.

We need to get technology to support encryption better. But health care system are notoriously decades out of date.

Comment: Re:All the movies had women in business (Score 1) 702

by jellomizer (#48202575) Attached to: NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

That and everyone has their strong and week points in coding.
I have seen code that has no structure what so ever and is just spaghetti code, then I have seen code that is so overly structured that you have no idea where that glitch is residing in because the error is in a base class of a class that has been extended into an other class which is wrapped in a bunch of other classes.

If you go back to your old code you will often find that you go to yourself why did I do it that way!
The solution to you now is simple and easy, while at the time you had a complex set of things going on.

Also we get scope creep and people providing information who demand that you do something a particular way, or assign similar tasks to different people, because the business requirements are different however the coding is nearly identical and a simple IF condition with 3 lines of code is all that is needed for one method or the other.

Comment: Re:All the movies had women in business (Score 1) 702

by jellomizer (#48202475) Attached to: NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

You know you can probably save a lot of those thousands and thousands of hours trying to figure it out, if you just got up and asked someone they may have solved that problem in the past.
That is the biggest problem I have with Coders, They think they need to be anti-social and figure it out themselves. However there is often a team of other people around them who can help work out these problems faster and better if they chose to be a bit more social about their work.

Comment: Re:'Bout time (Score 1) 173

No need for the anti-capitalism rant.
In general the parent is right. The governments generally are better for Infrastructure based jobs, Because an infrastructure benefits all people. Corporations when left to do infrastructure are not as good as it, because they need to be large enough to maintain a wide area, and having remote areas being far more expensive to maintain. Meaning less dense area get extremely expensive.
The government getting funding via Taxes means everyone is a customer so everyone is paying for everyone internet access, allows for a more efficient use of funds.

Comment: Trade off and flame war. (Score 1) 104

by jellomizer (#48193673) Attached to: Which Android Devices Sacrifice Battery-Life For Performance?

Nothing like a difference in opinion of what trade offs some one chooses to cause a flame war.
Performance vs battery life. Some people want a responsive device while they charge their phone daily so it isn't an issue. Others want there phone to charge less option so they use it more.
The thing is people use their devices differently and have different habits so they accept different trade offs to best meet there needs.
But so many people feel that just because someone has their preference it is threationing theirs too.

Comment: Re:Doctor Who got me into coding as a kid in 1982 (Score 1) 157

by jellomizer (#48193467) Attached to: Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

The idea of trying to teach fell by the way side basically at the beginning of the show intge 1960s. The older shows have more dialog with period tech talk. Sure you had the same bad guy over a course of weeks. But the shows were 1/2 hour long. Today's the story is more compresses and a little less on the story of the bad guy.
In some ways that is good as the show doesn't feel like it is dragging and others I feel I am missing the story.

Comment: Re:Ubuntu changed everything (Score 1) 110

by jellomizer (#48187195) Attached to: Ubuntu Turns 10

Ubuntu is one of the most successful attempt at a Linux (GNU/Linux not something like Android/Chrome OS which just used the Linux Kernel) based.

Ubuntu was one of the few distro's to take advantage Desktop OS gap.
Windows XP from 2003 had a Lot of serious Security Issues, Apple Mac's were picking up steam, but Apple isn't for everyone. Most of the other Linux distributions were like We have GNOME/KDE installed so we are Desktop ready. However Ubuntu actually put in effort during that time to make a decent Desktop OS.
This Ubuntu rise came along with the rise of Firefox. Where Windows XP had so many problems, and people wanted something new.
Then Windows Longhorn took way too long to be release with Vista and it failed to impress giving more years to add converts.

Now Ubuntu failures were that they and there fans, had too much of an ego. Reported problems lead to blame the user, attitude. Funny compatibility issues, where a feature will work OK in one version then after the upgrade it will not work at all. Also they sometimes like to overhaul the whole UI.

Apple came out the Windows Gap period, as the fan favorite. Ubuntu could have gotten a bit more love if they just humbled themselves down a bit. And avoided those Scary THIS ISN'T GPL errors. As most Linux users really don't care about the GNU ideals, they just want something that works.

Comment: Re:That one sideline says a lot ... (Score 1) 64

by jellomizer (#48184829) Attached to: 3-D Printed "Iron Man" Prosthetic Hands Now Available For Kids

Your right if I were European I would be outraged. A good portion of my earned money is being wasted on expensive equipment that the child will outgrow in a couple years.
Prosthetics are better spent for adults, as they can be kept longer, and they are mature enough to care for them. For kids the money should go to therapy to work around their issues.
I know people with stunted hands who have flawless penmanship and are able to prefrom most tasks inspite of their disability because they have been trained at an early age.
I know when we see a kid who is disabled we feel sad, but a prosthetic hand isn't the big helper people think they are.

Comment: Desktop is dying we need a good Workstation OS (Score 1, Interesting) 303

by jellomizer (#48168993) Attached to: OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

The issue I have with Windows 8, and OS X.10 is the fact that they are trying to make the OS into the next tablet/mobile OS.

Yes the Table/Mobile market is eating up the Desktop share. But this hybrid doesn't make things better. The need for your desktop PC/Mac is for more serious work. And we need a more serious OS for the job.
The new OS needs to be less worried about grandma or the kid who wants to go online. It needs to become a serious Work Station solution. This includes better task switching, and viewing job status. Control of the performance in real time. Data retrieval and backup, and presenting the data in a clean uncluttered manner.

Comment: Re:Agile is the answer to everything (Score 1) 133

by jellomizer (#48168265) Attached to: Mixing Agile With Waterfall For Code Quality

I try to mix both myself.
Agile has issues in terms of scale. It is great for small projects, works for Medium then as you get larger it begins to fall apart. As you have way too many sprints to choose, that things just do not coincide for a long time. Causing disjointed code segments.

Waterfall is too rigid where you have do this by then. Not accounting much for unforeseen issues, means you have to redo the plan, or if you find that things can be done in a different order is difficult to represent.

I find mixing the two together tends to work well. You waterfall your sets of Scrum clusters, and each sprint has a mini waterfall attached to it.

Make headway at work. Continue to let things deteriorate at home.