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Comment: Re:Firmware (Score 1) 85

by kimvette (#46821653) Attached to: WRT54G Successor Falls Flat On Promises

Chain of events:

1. Product manager gives a feature list and a hard delivery date based on arbitrary whims of an executive
2. Development and QA comes back with a date that requires a schedule which is 3x longer
3. Product management comes back with the same date and decides to handle the issue by bringing in more contractors insisting that throwing more people at the problem will achieve the goals and the megalomaniac rockstar contractor said "Oh I can get this done in half the time."
4. Reality proves the product manager is an idiot and the project will take even longer than development predicted because the contractors turned the whole thing into a fucking mess and all the code written by Mr. Rockstar has to be rewritten

Comment: what is the legal basis for the harassment? (Score 1) 206

by kimvette (#46804521) Attached to: Cody Wilson Interview at Reason: Happiness Is a 3D Printed Gun

> A self-declared crypto-anarchist, the 26-year-old Wilson is fighting the situation in court—and relishing every minute of his battle with the government.

Why is he in court? What law was broken? Was he manufacturing arms and distributing them without a license? If not, I fail to see any basis to charge him with any crime or for the government to harass him in any way. Otherwise the Feds need to harass everybody distributing this information:

It's ridiculous at best.

Now, why don't they (government) stick to protecting the country by securing the border and using the info they're using from the blanket wiretapping to, oh, I dunno, prevent marathon bombings?

Comment: how accurate will it be? (Score 1) 165

by kimvette (#46752329) Attached to: Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

Will it require you to SMACK the restore key to get it to register?
Will it take 1.5 seconds to boot up?
If you press reset will you be able to switch the last bitmap in video RAM onto the screen (easier to do on the C=128 with included reset button and GRAPHICS command)?
Will the power supply be prone to overheating?
Will I/O be painfully slow?

All that said I miss my Commodore, despite all its faults. :-(

Comment: Re:Gonna go with "no" on this one. (Score 1) 152

by kimvette (#46719707) Attached to: Under the Chassis: A Look At Tesla's Battery Shield

The L88 isn't hard to beat. Solid lifters that need constant adjustment, hot-running engine in a car with the heat and defroster deleted, with a poor unstreetable idle in a car whose performance is matched by today's family sedans, all that and only 7mpg city, 10mpg highway - if you can find the fuel to keep the 12.5:1 compression engine running happily.

The first version always gets thrown away.