Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?
Slashdot Deals: Deal of the Day - 6 month subscription of Pandora One at 46% off. ×

Comment From a long time lurker... (Score 1) 1521

Thanks for all the enjoyment you've given through the care and feeding of this site and all of its inhabitants and indigenous species. Whether it was +1 Insightful or +5 Funny, it's always been a great site to read, and I plan to keep reading for years to come.

I also think it is poetically ironic that I had to type this post twice since my first attempt got eaten by the current instantiation of the Slashdot machine :-)

Best of luck to you in your new full time gig defending your lawn from being trampled by young passers by!

Comment Options (Score 1) 61

depicting six separate species: the polar bear, snail darter, spotted owl, American burying beetle, jaguar, and coquí guajón rock frog.

What? No 'Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka'?

(Look out! He's coming right at us!!)

Comment Wheels? (Score 1) 276

Why does it show it having wheels? I can't see from the demo video how/when the wheels are used.
OTOH, I'd like to see how one moves this to storage (e.g. hangar .. er, garage). Maybe you tilt it and
push it in, something like a utility dolly.

Maybe the focus is more on building a working prototype before worrying about such mundane details.

Maybe I should stop asking questions and end this post.


Comment Possible to assemble a "Made in USA" system? (Score 2, Interesting) 382

At the risk of being slightly OT, I'm thinking about several comments noting that these systems were made in China to begin with, so it got me thinking.
If a ridiculous set of circumstances arose where certain organizations banned the use of computers "made in China", is it possible to obtain/assemble a system that's "made in the USA"? Or "made in <NATO_member>"?

I'm just wondering if there's a way to source all the parts domestically and what it would cost. I'm guessing the answer is "impossible", but I'm curious if anyone knows about it.

The goal of science is to build better mousetraps. The goal of nature is to build better mice.