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Comment: Been in electronics since I was 12 (Score 0) 459

by p51d007 (#49614127) Attached to: Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'
In 1972. Started with tubes in a tv shop when I was 14, transistors just a bit later, then in the late 70's, went to a 2 year college for electronics. First computer we had in that school, took up an entire room, magnetic tape and a whopping 10 meg hard drive with a platter larger than a laser disk. After college, took a year long job in Houston for Texas Instruments. Loved the job, hated the city (early 80's). Came back (midwest) took a "temporary" job in an office machine business, been in it ever since. Was just starting to transition from discrete transistors to LSI chips so I bought myself a computer kit, built it myself, learning along the way. Played around with basic. The key is to NEVER stop learning. Some in my business dropped out, when things went digital about 12 years ago, add connectivity, internet, cloud computing and they just couldn't hack it. I'm in my mid 50's now, and I even have some of the vendors calling me for advise, because I never stop learning and always want to know "what if". When hiring, "book smarts" to me, only means you were good enough to sit through class and pass the tests, but, I always look at practical experience, and weight that, as much or more, than that little piece of paper with your name & a gold seal stamped on it.

Comment: Big whoop (Score 0) 45

by p51d007 (#49585005) Attached to: LG G4 and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 808 Benchmarked
I'll bet, except for benchmarking programs, any commonly used app on the google play store, will run just as efficiently on any snapdragon 8xx SOC, as it does on my snapdragon 400 device. People are for the most part, WASTING their money trading in a snapdragon 800,801 device for a snapdragon 808-810 device, just on the basis of performance alone. My 400 device, has a great camera, plenty of ram, LTE, battery that lasts 3 days with 3% left over, but I didn't pay 600-800 bucks for it. Hey, your money, I just don't get the "need" to trade a device 6-9 months after you get it, unless it was a dud out of the box, or you've jacked around with it to the point that it is unstable.

Comment: Mid spec (Score 0) 484

by p51d007 (#49552445) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?
I've had a Huawei Ascend mate 2 since July '14. 6.1" 720p screen, snapdragon 400, JB4.e, 4000mAH battery. Factory stock, not one mod, flat out stable. Go for weeks without booting, 2-3 days, moderate to heavy use on one charge. If you aren't a bleeding edge spec type, for $380.00 it's a steal.

Comment: f.lux (Score 0) 52

by p51d007 (#49516521) Attached to: Colors Help Set Body's Internal Clock
I've been using f.lux on my computer to change the color temperature on my monitor from the standard 6500k down to 3500k at sundown. I've been using it for almost a year and even with caffeine intake, I find myself naturally getting sleepy around 10pm, unlike the usual midnight to 1am time I use to experience.

Comment: Don't buy carrier based phones (Score 0) 350

Last three smartphones I've had in the last 5 years, Dell Streak5, Samsung Galaxy Note1, Huawei Ascend Mate2, all purchased full price OFF CONTRACT, direct from the manufacturer, carrier unlocked, had FM radios that worked just fine. You had to use ear buds, because they used the headphone wire for the antenna, but it did work. I've had much better luck with the performance & stability of those 3 devices, than I've had with any of my previous phones. I think in part because they are all unlocked, not crippled non carrier based devices.

Comment: Same load of crap about fuel taxes (Score 0) 533

by p51d007 (#49507675) Attached to: Utilities Battle Homeowners Over Solar Power
For decades, government has told us to either buy a smart car, small car, cars with better gas mileage. So, we did. Now government is crying because we are not buying as much gasoline as we use to, and government isn't getting "its share" of fuel tax like it use to, so they want to increase the fuel tax to make up the difference. Same with self produced electricity. Now the utility companies will want a surcharge if you make your own...typical...government hates competition.

Comment: hanging, short drop method (Score 0) 591

Rope, minimal cost Gallows, minimal cost Short drop method, neck snapped, person DEAD. A lot more efficient and cheaper than all of this other crap. It makes no sense to swab a persons arm before inserting a needle to execute them. You afraid of them catching a germ? Drugs have to be approved by the FDA, you have to have sterile conditions, doctors, nurses, hospital gurney and the like. Just let them walk up the steps to a gallows, put a bag over their head, attach a rope around their neck, pull the handle, let them drop, problem solved.

Comment: WON'T work (Score 0) 482

by p51d007 (#49487945) Attached to: Seattle CEO Cuts $1 Million Salary To $70K, Raises Employee Salaries
Their "profit" right now is PROJECTED, not actual. Once people from the "janitor to the CEO" learn that working harder will NOT get you ahead, people will start slacking off, because there is no incentive to do a good job. This will be another FAILED trial of socialism, but, you can bet there will be little if no press coverage, when this fails.

Testing can show the presense of bugs, but not their absence. -- Dijkstra