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Comment: Re:Baby steps (Score 1) 281

by thesupraman (#47793625) Attached to: Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

So, I guess you have not seen the models currently available with auto steer, that morons are already treating as autodrive?

The first few big court cases should be.... interesting.
The manufacturers are just waiving responsibility with a few lines in the owners manual and maybe a short warning on the in car screen.

Comment: Re:Please get some help (Score 1) 1227

HAve you met many angsty teens?

What is happening here is of course that what she says directly provokes and annoys that subset of society who will react like that.
That is, teens.
And I am sure she knows it, anyone who thinks about it knows it, and it is common, and means little.
Of course she is not addressing that, she is trying to use that brush to paint 'people in tech', ie: people working there. very few of those are angsty teens.

Really, pick pretty much ANY subject, it would not be hard to get a bunch of nasty responses in an online forum - and she is playing that game, a lot of what she claims could easily be considered trolling (for example presenting paths of play not required or even sensible in games as the main intention of the game just because they paint the game as anti women).

Is she right to involve the police, etc when someone starts saying things this stupid? quite possibly yes.
Is she right to claim this defines an entire gender? dont be ridiculous. THAT is sexist, against men, as she quite clearly is herself.

Which is a pity, that she obviously believes that reverse sexism (by labeling the majority of men to be akin to the worst examples she can find) is good.

Comment: Re:Garden Bot (Score 1) 133

by thesupraman (#47708573) Attached to: FarmBot: an Open Source Automated Farming Machine

Except of course this thing is not even a robot, not a '3d printer', as far as I can tell its just a collection of hype terms and a dream (I suspect) of being showered in free funding to play with.

It is a simple computer controlled gantry, of the types common since the 80s.

And this is progress? really?

I wonder if they know that fully automated gps tracked tractors have commercially existed for over 10 years.

What a f'ing joke.

Comment: Re:Hopefully they can be replaced by pattern match (Score 3, Informative) 327


Unless of course you are Apple, IBM, Microsoft, or one of the other 'special' applicants who have their own rubber stamp (sorry I mean priority clearing house) for their patents.

Eventually we gave up applying for US patents because, especially as a foreign company, the prior art that gets presented is just an insult.

Really, we had them tag teaming two sets of prior art back forward, NEVER ONCE replying to our queries as to why it was applicable, just switching to the
other, and waiting until the end of their allowable response time to do this each time, until the window for acceptance just ran out.
Maximised their fees though, they were sure to do that..

Comment: Re:Thankfully those will be patched right in a jif (Score 5, Interesting) 127

by thesupraman (#47562655) Attached to: Old Apache Code At Root of Android FakeID Mess

Not just that.. its already reasonably moot.
"First, a patch been sent to OEMs and AOSP, but with Android's abysmal update situation, this is a moot point. The crux, however, lies with Google Play and Verify Apps. These have already been updated to detect this issue, and prevent applications that try to abuse this flaw from being installed"

Google reacted to this disclosure rapidly and well.
Of course such a vulnerability would probably never be FOUND in iOS or WinPhone, since they are closed source, and almost certainly never disclosed if it was.

Just update your play store, and you are safe unless you are sideloading (never a great idea)
If you are sideloading then if you leave verify apps on, its also no problem.

Google are also scanning all apps on Google Play to check no one has been trying this.

Yawn, another google/Android beatup trying to wag the dog. Not hard to guess where the spin is originating.

Comment: Re:Its all because of graphics drivers (Score 1) 158

by thesupraman (#47546263) Attached to: Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

Um, what?
Firstly, you are thinking that gaming is a primary must have application for schools? I am thinking you are a teen, right?
Secondly, you dont even know that NVidia linux graphics drivers are almost exactly on par with their windows cousins?

Sure, you wont run windows games on them - those are developed for WINDOWS, dumbarse.
OpenGL runs very will on both platforms, and certainly with NVidia with equial performance and stability. Linux is a fantastic graphics platform.
DirectX is continuously playing catchup.

Perhaps if you actually used computers, rather than treating them as a gaming console - you may learn something...

Comment: Re:TCO (Score 5, Informative) 158

by thesupraman (#47546231) Attached to: Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

Most Microsoft TCO analysis involves:

All equipment being re-purchased to use linux, and then replaced at the standard windows replacement rates, which is BS.
All administration staff to be assumed to be windows trained but zero knowledge of linux, but are retained, and consultants bought in to run linux
All microsoft user end software to still be supported (outlook, windows web frontends, databases, office 'apps', etc), requiring additional complexity and many many retained windows servers and workstations.
Basically they create a horrific hybrid solution required to support any and all historical solutions, keep all the baggage from windows they can, then point out that it costs more.

The fact is that any reasonably well planned transition is just that - a transition.
And the savings are clear and obvious, as more and more locations are finding.
Hell, even the savings of transitioning backend servers to Linux, and frontend software to OSS, while retaining windows for users, are huge.

Comment: Re: Hipsterism at its finest (worst?) (Score 1) 288

by thesupraman (#47541671) Attached to: Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

Wow there was just so much completely made up and utterly wrong 'information' in that post you should win a prize!

And that's before we look at the fact that you must believe long range radio signally and their associated power comes for free.

You are a complete fucking moron. You do realize that.. Right?

IF you cared about actual numbers, which you quite obviously do not, you would find out that cloud storage consumes several orders of magnitude more power per round trip store/retrieve than local SD storage. It's not even close.


Comment: Re:Good to see something counter to the trend (Score 0) 59

'imagine that you’re a manufacturer of medical devices and had a profit of $100,000 on sales of $1 million after all your costs and expenses'

ROTFL, wow, that was a good one! Do you tell that to your mates over a few drinks after golf to get a good laugh?
A Medical devices manufacturer with a 10% profit margin? I think you missed a few zeros on that number..

Oh, and really? 'taking risks in health care'? You should take up standup! Really! You will have them rolling in the isles!

Comment: Invented? Really? (Score 4, Informative) 59

' Metamason invented a proprietary 3D printing process called Investment Molding'

I'm sorry, but I dont think so, its only of the oldest casting processes there is:

I am going to assume they think they invented it by either 3d printing either the original material, or the mould directly.
And then I assume they call it moulding instead of casting as they use silicone not metal (of course..).

This is a VERY common process these days - what exactly have they 'invented' here? sounds to me like a business process
of making the moulds/masks to fit each client - revolutionary!

Comment: Re:Here we go... (Score 2, Insightful) 454

by thesupraman (#47505935) Attached to: MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

So, please tell me.What do you think happens then?

That Israel will stop blocking humanitarian support for Palestinians?
Give them access to the resources that have been cut off?
Stop bulldozing their towns to make room for 'settlers' bought in from overseas?
Perhaps they will share some of the countries rather fine wealth with the people who have been forced out of the way?

They have a great track record of allow those things previously, haven't they..
No, they want the Palestinians gone, end of story - preferably wiped out so they cannot return.

How can you see that playing out? remember, these are PEOPLE here, not some kind of disease.
Israel wants only one outcome, and that has been quite clear for 30+ years, unfortunately.
And they call themselves people of god. disgusting.

What this country needs is a good five dollar plasma weapon.