Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment: Teamsters (Score 1) 228

by trybywrench (#49628521) Attached to: Self-Driving Big Rigs Become a Reality
I wonder what the Teamsters have to say about this? I suppose it could go either way, if one driver can now do the job of a two person team then it cuts union membership revenue in half, that's bad. On the other hand, if drivers can stay rested and not end up on speed then that's more money that can be spent on union dues, that's good.

Comment: Re:Larger landing area (Score 1) 342

Isn't this what one of the Mars Rovers did? They "flew" it to a landing area by just tilting and then controlling the tilt IIRC. Oh and I completely agree with Sardaukar86, whenever I start thinking I'm hot shit I go watch some SpaceX videos and I'm back to my humble self.

Comment: Re:It's FUCKING EXPENSIVE and the theatre is ANNOY (Score 1) 400

by trybywrench (#48717165) Attached to: Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low
"That's not entirely fair, they were chasing the Nirvana money - Nevermind had just come out and I am sure everyone saw dollar signs."

I can see that and besides Master of Puppets and And Justice for All were the very peak of the genre. How can you out heavy metal either of those 2 albums? There was no where else to go except a different direction and the tides were turning with grunge anyway.

Comment: fuel weight (Score 3, Insightful) 81

by trybywrench (#48616357) Attached to: SpaceX To Attempt Falcon 9 Landing On Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship
I thought the main limiting factor of lifting mass to space was also having to carry the fuel with you? SpaceX hauls its fuel to get to space and even extra fuel to land. How are they able to afford to lift the extra mass? Are their engines that much more efficient? I'll stop with the questions marks ;)

Comment: Re:I love them (Score 1) 277

by trybywrench (#47974053) Attached to: Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6
"I carry it in my front pants pocket. It snags not more than any other rectangular deice (because it's always the corner that gets snagged by a fold) and I can actually use it to browse the web without unusable mobile versions of websites and without pinchzooming like a deranged person."

Exactly. I use chrome, youtube, maps, and text messaging at least 5x more than I use the actual phone app. My note2 is a little awkward to hold to me ear but, like I said, I'm rarely using the phone. These days, the phone feature is just an app that comes in handy sometimes vs the primary mode of operation.

Comment: more excited about V2V (Score 3, Informative) 185

by trybywrench (#47851725) Attached to: GM To Introduce Hands-Free Driving In Cadillac Model
I hope a V2V API is released, I would love to create an app that hops ahead from car to car and reports back the average speed and brake usage of 10 cars 3 miles ahead of me. Real time traffic congestion avoidance would actually be possible. It would also be cool to know that a car 3 ahead of me has just slammed on their breaks (animal/obstacle in the road etc). All kinds of things come to mind.

Comment: standard "use the right tool" applies (Score 1, Offtopic) 240

by trybywrench (#47583789) Attached to: Getting Back To Coding
FTFA "The reason that so many tools have become unwieldy is that they chase after certain values that add complexity but not usefulness to SMB-sized projects"

If the author of the article would just choose his tools more carefully he could have saved himself these weird rants about things that he brings on himself. It's like a bike rider lamenting how uncomfortable his racing bike seat is when he's riding it around the block.

Comment: What's the big deal about win8? (Score 3, Informative) 346

by trybywrench (#47451409) Attached to: Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return
I had to get a Windows 8 laptop, Surface 2, and Windows phone for work to test an application we're working on. I use OSX and Android day-to-day so from all the stories I expected to have an awful time trying to navigate through windows to even get to the application to start my testing/dev work but I don't see what the big deal is. The interface was intuitive enough for me ...maybe i didn't try to do enough, I just looked at the screen for the app, then click/touch it. :shrug:

Comment: Re:I've been there (Score 1) 164

by trybywrench (#46920405) Attached to: Is Montana the Next Big Data Hub?
if i had mod-points i'd give them to you. I wish more people realized that you don't have to be terrified of a gun. I live in Texas and no one seems to care about guns, not here in Dallas, not in Austin, not out West or anywhere. It's just not that big of a deal. Folks you don't have to live in fear, it must be exhausting to have to constantly worry about whether or not everyone you see owns a rifle.

It's not an optical illusion, it just looks like one. -- Phil White

Working...