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Comment: Lack of Emulation (Score 2) 610

by pubwvj (#47788775) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

Apple and other makers are screwing themselves up by obsolescing older software. I need access to my data. The applications that access my data won't run on the newer hardware on the newer operating systems. The result is I don't upgrade my hardware - I just keep making do with old hardware. I buy used computers for our businesses and family needs. I know of other people in the same boat. If the new hardware and OS can't let us use our older applications then we don't buy new. Apple and other vendors of hardware and OSs loses a lot of sales that way. They make nothing when we buy used.

Emulation is not that hard.

Keeping operating systems compatible so old software runs to give us access to our data isn't that hard.

We need backwards compatibility to move into the future.

Comment: Emulation Everywhere (Score 1) 61

by pubwvj (#47738475) Attached to: Virtual Machine Brings X86 Linux Apps To ARMv7 Devices

In this day and age of such powerful advanced hardware in our hands they should be offering emulation of all past significant processors including 68K, PPC, x86, etc as well as all previous OSs.

We have applications for accessing data that we still need to work with. Just because the processors change doesn't mean we can throw away our old data or tools. It is arrogance and greed of the industry that creates this problem. They've are on a disposable mentality.

The result as it stands is we have to keep older hardware running to use our old applications to access our long term data. That means we don't buy new hardware and that is a short sighted mentality of the hardware makers like Apple, HP, etc. If they made new hardware that would run all past stuff I'd upgrade my hardware in a heart beat putting money in their pockets.

Comment: Re:"Fan favorites"? (Score 1) 362

by pubwvj (#47738425) Attached to: "MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

I thought Kari was hired to be the nasty, vicious, cruel, inhumane, sadistic person on the team. They could drop her any day and the show would be better.

Grant they should keep. Grant is science.

Tori is a clown, a nice clown, but he doesn't add anything besides some fun and I would like him better without him being abused by Kari.

What they should do is bring back Scottie. Scottie, Tori and Grant are a good team.

It would be wonderful if the Mythbusters could recapture their 'youth' which is to say how great they were years ago. Too much personalities now.

Comment: Re:I'm looking now (Score 2) 134

by pubwvj (#47734911) Attached to: Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth

" they are in another country and that country protects them, preventing anyone else from entering the country in order to get rid of them. Doing so without "permission" will lead to more trouble than it's worth."

This is really a non-issue. You really don't understand modern warfare if you actually believe that.

Time to implement the game App Wack-a-Terrorist. It shows you pictures from terrorist groups' propaganda. Recognize anything? Click it and describe it. Points for accuracy in time and space, people, etc. CIA takes notices when cards rise above a certain threshold. Then they send in a drone strike if needed. Cool game! Win an iPad!

Comment: Obviously written by a non-farmer (Score 1) 133

by pubwvj (#47706663) Attached to: FarmBot: an Open Source Automated Farming Machine

"Farming has been stuck in a bit of a rut, when compared to other industries. Businesses across the globe have been innovating for decades, while farming has been using techniques that have been handed down from centuries ago."

That was obviously written by a non-farmer. Farming is one of the leading places of innovation and technological advancement both at small and large scale farms. I take it from the writer's obvious ignorance that they live in a box in the city.

Comment: Proof of Intelligence on Earth! (Score 1) 70

by pubwvj (#47690899) Attached to: Researchers Discover New Plant "Language"

Proof of Intelligence on Earth!
Here we have proof that plants communicate. They have feelings too. Plants are sentient! Time for those namby-pamby vegans and vegetarians to stop killing plants. Please give peas a chance! Lettuce stop the senseless violence against the great kingdom of plants - eat bacon!

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