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

by joeslugg (#37212720) Attached to: Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

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: Wheels? (Score 1) 276

by joeslugg (#30846098) Attached to: NASA Designs All-Electric Personal Flight Vehicle

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.

Maybe.

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

by joeslugg (#29440295) Attached to: Feds Ask IT Execs To Throw Away Cellphones After Visiting China

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.

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