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Comment Re: The Fuck Are You Talking About? (Score 1) 103


It is so funny when you meet someone who believes all the marketing brochures.

Bolt enough addons to your Camry and out well beat a ferrari also.. Didn't you know. Just add up the marketing numbers.

No.. You must be right. The marketing brochures are right and the hard physical definitions of the actual system itself are wrong.. Yeah.. That's the ticket.

Comment Re: Signal (Score 1) 103

No. No it's not. The inertial sensors tend to have quite high noise and drift.. And as you need to integrate their signals the error becomes very large very fast. The error levels in silicon sensors makes them of marginal value for inertial sensing for any long term so they require GPS to actually localise them.

Comment Re: Meanwhile in reality... (Score 1) 103

I can only imagine that you don't realise that GPS is very hit and miss under trees, in deep valleys, near tall buildings, in tunnels parking buildings, etc etc etc.

This is actually just a cheap inertial navigation supplement to GPS and the Summary is highly misleading (they are not improving absolute location at all just using medium drift inertial combined with GPS to stabilise position not improve it in any absolute way).

But don't let facts get in the way of fantasy.. Venture capital to the rescue!

Comment Re:The basic question is answered...but still... (Score 1) 555

Great, Fantastic!

Perhaps now you would like to clear up why the models running on supercomputers with find global grids and highly complex systems interactions, you know, the ones the CLIMATOLOGISTS work on, are hugely divergent and out of agreement with both other models and observations?

No? But I thought you just told us a high school physics student can do it. I wonder what those advanced researchers are spending their tens of millions on?

Comment RTFA (Score 1) 70

Perhaps, just perhaps, thats why they are printing the MOLDS not the blades?

But, I know thats a bit much to ask, actually comprehending what you read..

BTW, you also also wrong about strength, you can directly print in sintered titanium if you want (but this wont be..)

Submission + - How do I get Microsoft to get up off their asses & look at a Windows 10 prob ( 4

mykepredko writes: My product communicates with a host system via Bluetooth (using the Serial Port Profile) and each time a device is connected to a PC a couple of serial ports are allocated. Windows has always had a problem with not automatically disposing of the allocated ports when the connection is removed, but until Windows 10, there were processes for deleting them. This isn't possible for Windows 10 (which apparently has new Serial/Com port and/or Bluetooth drivers) — but individuals, who are apparently working for Microsoft, periodically reply with useless suggestions or attempt to promote questions and ideas as solutions to the problem: I suspect that this is an issue for all Windows 10 users (although I guess few people are plugging/unplugging devices) — so how do we get Microsoft to take notice (and not have to pay for them to fix their bug)?

Comment Re: Only in America (Score 1) 539

I can only imagine that you have an interesting meaning for 'Socialist' as well as an interesting meaning for 'Not Totalitarian', from your list of countries.

Oh, and not to mention, I am less than certain that 'Western Europe' has yet to form a single country, and try as I may 'New Zeeland' isnt on any of my
maps, but good try, I guess.

I suspect quite a few of the people in those countries (Australia especially springs to mind) would disagree with your views..

Comment Re:Only in America (Score 1) 539

In a similar way to how Capitalism + Reality = Totalitarianism, although perhaps with a bit more delay, but with the advantage of, it seems, more public support??

I can only assume then that the Capitalist Totalitarians are a bit starter (playing for the longer game) than the Communist ones..

And I am not sure that is a good thing.

Comment Isnt this a good thing? (Score 4, Interesting) 77

I thought government security organisations of the three letter variety were busy trying to convince
us that security backdoors and 'special' access for government level players was a good thing?

Surely they should just be promoting this as a feature, that enables the rounding up of literally millions
of pedophiles, drug addicts, and terrorists Real Soon Now?

Oh, wait, they are not sure its only THEIR backdoors? Dont tell me other governments may also be
involved? But surely if its good for one government to have access, its better if more do - hell, they ALL
should, right? So they can enforce their own local views of What Is Right?

Are we being told only some governments are trustworthy? Can we please have a list? What happens when
governments change? This is all just too complicated!

It is a pity most police are now just too busy collecting revenue to do much police work, it all seemed a bit
simpler when they used to investigate actual crimes against the populace.

Comment How about slashdot fix the headline.. (Score 3, Informative) 91

Impressively bad new-slashdot headlining here.
Is it really worth plumbing the depths of false 'shock headlines' just to pull in views?

They are not DROPPING anything, they are looking at ADDING the ability to skip updates.
You can still incrementally update of course, there is no hint of dropping that.
They may allow you to instead update two versions in one go.

If anything, you could say they are dropping the REQUIREMENT for incremental updates.

But hey, the heyday of Slashdot editors is, as we know, long gone. Such a pity.

Comment Re:Would make sense for a military base. (Score 4, Interesting) 101

While I can only assume you are joking, isnt it insightful that the US DoD thinks it should raise issue with the Chinese having a space presence, when all they are doing is playing a long delays game of catch up to the US?

Surely by the same interpretations, the US has already pursued 'activities aimed at preventing its adversaries from using space-based assets during a crisis'?

But no, this is after the CHINESE, not the people who are the defenders of goodness and freedom that is the US of A.
I can only imagine that the Chinese well know that destroying markets for their own produced goods would greatly advance their success..
Oh, wait a moment, that makes no sense at all. Silly me.

Comment Summary is a lot of spin also... (Score 2) 90

Well, as the current Litecoin value is around $3, I dont think you can exactly blame that for dropping it from $9.50... Especially as this was 6 months ago.
The $9.50 spike that lasted a couple of days was highly unusual, and even then the $9.50 value was only ever sellers wet dreams, $8 was more like, and the spike lasted days, and never got down to $2. Any more BS we want to throw into the summary?

Comment Re:What do you hope for? (Score 1) 432

More to the point, hopefully TEACHING will be next.

You know, that profession critical to the development of our children, where men are being actively
excluded, at a systemic level, with the support of both parents and schools?

But no, why would we want male teachers? After all, as is well proven all males are rapists, who
cannot actually function above a level where they continually need to molest children, and after
all also have nothing to contribute to the education, either intellectually or socially of our children!

And for those blind idiots who deny this problem, have a look here:

If a group has ever been actively excluded in a systematic way from a profession, it is men in teaching.

Comment Re:Future legislation will require... (Score 2) 151

Well, how about the take on a more serious actual problem and require license plates, registration, insurance, and a proficiency test (to get a road license) for pushbikes?

I mean, they are reasonably often involved in real accidents, a proportion of which are their fault (lets not get in to an argument about what ratio).
Property damage happens, people are injured and killed, reasonably often.

If Cars and Motorcycles are required to follow rules to use the public roads, why not pushbikes?

Any no, I am most certainly not anti-pushbike, I just wonder why they have free use of roads when other road users are regulated and taxed for the same use.

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