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Comment: Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (Score 1) 439

by Darinbob (#47546681) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Bug GCC isn't his project. If you were on his project you should at least be allowed to leave to avoid the abuse.
Another big problem here is that he doesn't seem to distinguish boneheaded mistakes from honest mistakes, or mistakes that should have been caught in testing versus those that slip past a large set of regressions.

Basically what happened here is that he lost some time on his own project, and is expressing his frustration on others.

Comment: Re:What is the business case of SpaceX? (Score 1) 80

by Kjella (#47546545) Attached to: SpaceX Executive Calls For $22-25 Billion NASA Budget

They don't do space tourism yet, but once they got the Dragon man-rated I don't see why not. The seven people who've been space tourists so far have in total paid $170 million, while SpaceX has quoted $140 million for a crewed Falcon 9 launch so they're at a price at least some is willing to pay. If they can make the rockets reusable it could significantly increase their launch volume even if only a few hundred super rich want to go. It would be real space flight in LEO and make you a genuine astronaut, not just "pop your head in" suborbital flight. Maybe they could even use the cargo room of the Dragon to hold some kind of deployable/inflatable mini-hotel for the stay. 100 mile high club anyone? ;)

Comment: Re:When I was born... (Score 1) 80

by Kjella (#47546275) Attached to: SpaceX Executive Calls For $22-25 Billion NASA Budget

When I was born Mankind had not set foot on the moon. By the time I was five, we had been there, done that and decided to never go back again. If aliens do exist, they are sitting back saying "What the f?ck man, you want to meet us but don't have the energy to get off the couch and answer the door?" Mankind does not deserve space travel. We had our chance and refused to take it.

By the time you were five, we had been (384 400 kilometers) / (4.2421 light years) = 9.57827017 x 10^-9 = ~0.000001% of the way to the closest star. Eight years later they launched the Voyager 1 which is now about (127.98 Astronomical Units) / (4.2421 light years) = ~0.05% of the way. And it's probably uninhabited. What chance did we miss to go visit aliens? Do you think if we just put enough money in it we'd invent the warp drive? Chemical rockets can't do it, it'd be like trying to ride a horse to the moon. The ban on nukes in space kills fission, we still haven't got a working fusion reactor here on earth and antimatter only exists in extreme lab experiments.

True, we don't care much about developing the propulsion technology but we sure as hell would like the energy generation technology so to pretend we're not working on it is false. It just doesn't make a whole lot of sense to try building the applied technology before we got the basics working, if we can make a fusion reactor here on earth then maybe we can turn it into a fusion drive. Trying to skip that step earns us nothing, it doesn't bypass any of the problems we already have and creates a whole set of new ones which makes it that much less likely to succeed. The only tech that's pretty much ready to go is fission, but good luck selling a rocket that'll nuke its way through space.

Comment: Re:A ton of BS (Score 1) 42

by hawguy (#47546239) Attached to: A Router-Based Dev Board That Isn't a Router

On board are 20 GPIOs, USB host, 16MB Flash, 64MB RAM, two Ethernet ports, on-board 802.11n and a USB host port.

I think they are referring more to the GPIOs than ethernet or USB ports when saying "with a ton of I/O to connect to anything".

I'm curious what people would want to use these GPIOs for on a router... does anyone have any real-world projects where they use them? Not just "It would be cool if it it did X", but actual real-world projects.

I'd rather have more ethernet ports on a router so I don't have to VLAN my network.

Comment: Re:Meta-problem (Score 1) 355

Funny, I thought women were soldiers too in Israel

Women do serve in Israel. This concept uses the same words as the concept I mentioned, but it has nothing to do with it. The fact remains that Palestinian fighters are cowards. Palestinians fighters hide behind their mothers and sisters when shooting at Israelis... their civilian mothers and sisters... and behind their children. This has what to do with Israeli women serving in the military as soldiers (not as civilians -- as soldiers)? Oh, right, both ideas have same words in them just in different order, so they are unrelated.

Comment: Re:Great... (Score 3, Insightful) 274

by Kjella (#47545799) Attached to: Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

The side that apparently blew a 300-civilian passenger jet out of the sky because they're too dumb to know what a Boeing looks like is getting direct military support from a major regional power which just happens to have nuclear weapons. And I thought my hometown of Detroit was fucked.

Well, if you want to put it that way the plane would never have been shot down if Russia had supplied a professional crew instead of teaching the separatists how to aim and pull the trigger. At least with the Russian military firing they probably know what they're aiming at.

Comment: Re:So much unnecessary trouble (Score 4, Interesting) 274

by superwiz (#47545609) Attached to: Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine
Because Russia has a serious problem with low birth rates. Ukraine has a 50 million Russian speaking population. For Russia, conquering Ukraine is a matter of long-term survival. The fact that they are doing it through military means instead of simply opening the boarder between the 2 countries is the biggest military blunder in modern Russian history. They have turned a friendly population into enemies.... all in the hopes of reuniting the 2 countries. It's worse than a crime. It's a mistake.

Comment: Re:Weakest Russia ever (Score 1) 274

by superwiz (#47545585) Attached to: Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine
Because it's working so well in stopping the North Korean military complex? Despite the idiocy of contemplating a nuclear exchange, it's a legitimate question. What can the US do other than arming Ukraine. But even that didn't work in Georgia. The fecklessness of this President is the reason we have lost resolve. And the Russian propaganda is the reason that Russians are willing to go to war despite the losses that they know will follow.

Comment: Re:GET THIS CRAP OFF OF SLASHDOT! (Score 1) 274

by superwiz (#47545555) Attached to: Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine
Ha? Actually, no, Russians and Ukrainians have only had one conflict and it was very, very minor. Traditionally, there were always the closest of allies. If Russia's invasion of Georgia was Putin's Czechoslovakia (because Putin has turned Russia into a fascist state), then Ukraine's would be Putin's Austria (going back to the Hitler analogy). Oh, and the fact that satellites were used to expose Russian lies does make this about benefits of technology. So putting it on Slashdot is not outrageous.

Comment: Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (Score 1) 439

by Kjella (#47545407) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Except in this case there's no signs that anyone was being particularly reckless, lazy or disregarding the rules, it was a fairly complex interaction between debug settings, ASM optimizations and dependency management. This is more like when the Space Shuttle blew up and nobody cares about the 9999 parts that didn't fail because the O-ring did and as a result it's now small chunks of scrap metal with dead astronauts. You don't get points for effort, style or the parts that work it's the end result that counts and in this case GCC poops on the floor because the final output is shit.

I think it's a good attitude for a kernel manager, because when he gets shit code from driver or subsystem maintainers that goes into a release kernel and starts corrupting data and throwing panics the shit is going to land on him. You can't just shuffle that responsibility downwards and say no, the kernel is 99% fine but that driver is crap because as far as the end users are concerned the kernel is crap and the internal bickering about whose fault that is doesn't matter one bit to them. It's your project and your job to get it fixed. And that might require some harsh words about the O-ring and the people who made it, because it's making them all look bad which is totally unfair to everybody else.

Comment: Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (Score -1, Troll) 439

by hairyfeet (#47544857) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"
Torvalds has shown repeatedly he has ZERO professionalism and the fact that so many in the FOSS community make excuses for his childish amateur hour behavior is truly sad. There is NO EXCUSE for acting like a spoiled rotten 14 year old Halo player and the fact that Torvalds can continue acting this childish and get away with it is a pretty damning commentary on the Linux community and its support of diva behavior.

Comment: Re:Meta-problem (Score 1) 355

Dude, most of those people died over the course of long wars. Israel simply does not care about collateral damage at this point.

Actually it does. The problem is that Palestinian fighters are cowards. They hide behind women and children. Israel just doesn't have a perfect aim. But who does?

"Someone's been mean to you! Tell me who it is, so I can punch him tastefully." -- Ralph Bakshi's Mighty Mouse