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Comment: The future is bright still (Score 1) 195

by portwojc (#47917105) Attached to: WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS

Commercial launch capabilities are still in motion from these competitors. It's only a matter of time and desire for some group to get together and build their own fort up in orbit and beyond thanks to them. It takes a government entity years to do anything but a private one gets it done faster and often under budget.

Comment: Worried I am not (Score 2) 403

by portwojc (#47050613) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can <em>Star Wars Episode VII</em> Be Saved?

If Disney knows how to do anything it's to take the work of others and run with it.

Episodes I-III barely touched the extended universe just as fan boy nods - the new ones can have this easily too.

The books are separate from the movies. The masses don't know what all happened in them anyway. We'll wish to see it on screen but I'm thrilled to see what they do.

In closing. They are doing fine with Marvel and Disney paid a billion dollars for Star Wars. A BILLION dollars. They won't mess this up. If they do well it's safe to say the mouse will be very upset.

Comment: I wouldn't want it (Score 5, Insightful) 106

by portwojc (#46928095) Attached to: Norway Is Gamifying Warfare By Driving Tanks With Oculus Rift

As a former M1A1 tank driver I would not want this system at all. I don't need something extra that can go wrong and leave me blind at the wrong time. Imagine yanking all that crap off just to be able to see again. Give it to the commander and let him play with the toy but he'll set it aside I'm sure.

Tanks are not all that hard to navigate. Plus you're not suppose to get tanks into positions where you have those sorts of problems. If you do then you have the rest of your platoon to help be your eyes. As well as "scratch your back" if you need it.

Comment: Just bust the patent or explain somthing to me (Score 1) 126

by portwojc (#46573509) Attached to: Adam Carolla Joins Fight Against Podcast Patent Troll

How hard could this patent be to get around? Parent claims are only 1,13,23 and 31. The first of those three talk about in some form right off the bat of "reproducing media program files". The media file isn't being reproduced. It's saved and played. Plus those seem to be centered on the player - which shouldn't be the problem of the podcaster right?

31 is the harder one but that looks like a playlist or like an RSS file of sorts. Check this file and see if there is something new in the list available.

Either that or I'm off base so just don't be a troll.... humor attempt failed...

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