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Comment: Re:To be fair... (Score 1) 653

by manquer (#46527165) Attached to: $30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow
Them not being aware is not that this product looked like fluke's, it is do with the fact it is trademarked.. if you check there are dozens of products of similar design, they merely made the common sense assumption that since similar products where already there, there was no trademark protection.
Of course you can argue that they should check and double check before etc and they are at fault.. They are not denying that they are at fault merely saying is too costly for a smaill business to to check fully without an "Army of consultants or attorneys"

Comment: Re:Self thought (Score 1) 205

by manquer (#46435887) Attached to: Firefox OS Will Become the Mobile OS To Beat

Another C2 user here.. sometimes i go on 5 day work trips without taking the charger with me....

All smartphones cheap or not, are like gas guzzling SUVs when it comes to battery life, most die at the end of the day, For me and am sure many other users the phone guaranteed to have juice at the end of the day is far more important than all other bells and whistles

Comment: Re:Well it IS the BBC (Score 1) 431

by manquer (#46418485) Attached to: Jewish School Removes Evolution Questions From Exams
Well it is true, hindu's do drink cow piss as you call it, they believe it has religious importance ,and it is not just piss, eat dung too It has something to do with cow being very holy i believe, more probably because historically the cow was such important part of the farmer's economy. Almost all Hindus will not eat beef and one of the flash points for hindu - muslim violence is the fact the muslims do. The alleged fact that beef was used in making bullets that soilders to bite before using was one the manifest causes of the 1857 mutiny

The Mutiny was a result of various grievances. However the flashpoint was reached when the soldiers were asked to bite off the paper cartridges for their rifles which were greased with animal fat, namely beef and pork. This was, and is, against the religious beliefs of Hindus and Muslims, respectively.

Personally i find eating cow shit disgusting and not eating only beef quite amusing, but then again I am Hindu and a vegetarian.

+ - Wine On Android Starts Allowing Windows Binaries On Android/ARM->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Wine on Android is happening slowly but surely... Wine is now in a state to be able to run your favorite Windows (x86) game on your Android-powered ARM device, assuming the game is Windows Solitaire. Wine has been making progress on Android for allowing simple applications to run on Wine but they have run into some challenges, as noted in the annual talk at FOSDEM."
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Comment: Re:Works for Slashdot as well... (Score 2, Interesting) 367

by manquer (#46200521) Attached to: EA's <em>Dungeon Keeper</em> Ratings Below a 5 Go To Email Black Hole

I am not OP, but I since i think i am part of that audience.

Sure i don't have a 3 digit ID like you, I am fairly recent user, I comment rarely, my comments are barely interesting, but guess what? people like me are the vast majority of the users, most of them don't even have an account. I am happy that slashdot is trying to stay relevant and there are people like me still joining and visiting the site and it has not (yet) become a site of old men complaining about the good ol'days.

if the community is thinking that slashdot can continue being a viable new site by catering to links browsing sys admins from the 90's it is unrealistic.

It is not like dice is changing a winning formula, readership is dwindling, they have invested a lot of money, are they supposed to just sit and watch it all collapse? If you really want to make a difference and keep slashdot classic, offer to pay for it. if enough active community members do, they will keep it. Advertisement based business models need certain critical mass, slashdot is fast losing it.

Don't want to pay big bad DH anything? build your own news aggregator, there is enough unhappy with the beta people with serious talent and plenty of time on hands in this site. Do something useful and quit bitching about.

P.S Beta IS shitty, broken, very JS heavy etc etc,However #fuckbeta doesn't help either, giving constructive feedback is more meaningful? Dice may not listen/execute it, but at least it has better chance of working than #fuckbeta

Comment: Re:This Ask Slashdot must be from the /. Beta Team (Score 1) 876

by manquer (#46193681) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?
Basically you saying immortal designs however flawed are not to be touched? I will now ask you consider this challenge
* Ask DaVinci if he got MonaLisa right the first time? Or ask him how many changes he made till Mona Lisa became the painting it is today. Or even better ask him if he is happy with the painting the way it is or it was when he last worked on it?
No work is ever complete, no true creator, artist or programmer for that matter will say his work is ever complete. Change is always for the good, however shitty the current version is. I think a quote from Tao of Programming is appropriate

A manager asked a programmer how long it would take him to finish the program on which he was working. ``It will be finished tomorrow,'' the programmer promptly replied. ``I think you are being unrealistic,'' said the manager, ``Truthfully, how long will it take?'' The programmer thought for a moment. ``I have some features that I wish to add. This will take at least two weeks,'' he finally said. ``Even that is too much to expect,'' insisted the manager, ``I will be satisfied if you simply tell me when the program is complete.'' The programmer agreed to this. Several years later, the manager retired. On the way to his retirement luncheon, he discovered the programmer asleep at his terminal. He had been programming all night.

P.S. I don't like the beta either, but am happy at least they are trying to do something.

+ - Public libraries tinker with offering makerspaces->

Submitted by eggboard
eggboard (315140) writes "Public libraries are starting to build temporary and permanent labs that let patrons experiment with new arts, crafts, and sciences, many of them associated with the maker movement. It's a way to bring this technology and training to those without the money or time to join makerspaces or buy gear themselves. It seems to extend the mission of libraries to educate, inform, and enrich, but is a seemingly rare move in the direction of teaching people to create for pleasure and professionally. Many libraries are experimenting with experimenting."
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+ - Smart Racquets Could Transform Tennis

Submitted by Hugh Pickens DOT Com
Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes "L. J. Rick reports at BBC that Babolat has released a tennis racket with gyroscopes, accelerometers and a piezoelectric sensor in the handle that can assess your every shot, sensing where the ball strikes the racquet and the quality of the contact. It counts forehands and backhands, serves and smashes and provides stats in the form of tennis data that can be analysed, stored and compared. The sensor can gather data such as ball speed, accuracy, and angle, and will pair the info with devices such as Bluetooth, phones, computers and USB connections. "We integrated sensors inside the handle of the racquet, but it does not change the specification. And these sensors will analyse your tennis game, so your swing — your motion — and all this information will be collected by the racquet," says Gael Moureaux. The International Tennis Federation, aware of the growing influx of hi-tech equipment into the sport, has set up a program called Player Analysis Technology (PAT) to regulate such "virtual coaches" as the Babolat racquet. The governing body wants to be calling the shots on where and how innovation can be used, as in the past it has found itself having to ban some products like the so-called "spaghetti-strung" racquets (with double stringing that are already on the market and in use. In conjunction with its PAT approval program, the ITF has also brought in a new rule — Rule 31 — to reflect the growing use of connected equipment, and its possible role in tournament play. Approved devices need to be secure and protected against unauthorised access, to prevent "sporting espionage'" whereby data could be stolen. Knowing when an opponent's right hand gets tired during the second set would be a huge advantage. Despite the innovations, one trainer does not think he is in danger of being upstaged by a smart racquet. "I think that it's great for feedback but you still need someone to analyze it," says tennis coach says Nik Snapes. "At the end of the day it's the practice and the ability of someone that makes the player, not necessarily the equipment in their hand.""

"Only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core." -- Hannah Arendt.