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Comment: Re:Solaris not well supported by OSS toolchain (Score 1) 183

by jkflying (#47436829) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Dedicated Low Power Embedded Dev System Choice?

An MSP430 has idle currents measured in uA, and a chip costs in the region of $1.50, with no external components required. BBB isn't useful in applications that require running off of a watch battery for a year, and isn't cheap enough to consider adding as an additional component in consumer electronics.

Comment: Re:What the hell is a "punter "? (Score 1) 374

by jkflying (#46456927) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Can I Prepare For the Theft of My Android Phone?

As somebody from South Africa (and who even takes the train through Salt River), I have to say I was also a bit confused. I'm assuming they meant a fence, although a fence isn't really "oblivious" as OP said. Perhaps they mean a customer who just happens to find a 'great deal' on a refurbished phone at their local pawn shop...

Comment: Re:Boolean logic lessons (Score 0) 285

If you're male and reading /. you won't be seeking an abortion for a significant other because you're single.

Thus, since you are addressing a /. audience, your logic can be simplified to :

Texas legislature is no problem as long as you are male or not seeking an abortion.

But 2/5 for effort.

Comment: Re:The firmware remains proprietary (Score 1) 100

It exponentially increases the amount of code that would have to be reviewed for proprietary secrets and patent infringement. On the other hand, just releasing the drivers wouldn't be as much of an issue, since they just target an interface that doesn't reveal what happens on the other side.

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