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Comment: Credit Card-Sized Game Device = "Old Phone"? (Score 2, Insightful) 31

by xxxJonBoyxxx (#47552597) Attached to: A Credit Card-Sized, Arduino-Based Game Device (Video)

Hmmm...a small-factor gaming device. My kids call that "one of dad's old phones." They no longer have cell service, but they pretty much all run Android or iOS and can still play a lot of games, including games that need the Internet. Plus, you can buy an entry-level Android phone new (from a pay-as-you-go service) for around $50. So...what's the market for this thing?

Comment: School district ISP (Score 1) 285

by xxxJonBoyxxx (#47502819) Attached to: How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

>> why the CVUSD is considering becoming its own ISP

Because they are in Palm Springs and money falls like leaves there?

>> Metrics are hard to come by after only a single school year

Don't they already have standardized tests? (

Comment: Re:Ooo...not an INTERNET (Score 2) 503

by xxxJonBoyxxx (#47482249) Attached to: Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

>> Care to put a dollar amount out there?

Sure. $100 says that Putin comes out of this thing looking like a world-class statesman to his allies - much like he did walking out from the Syria standoff (where the US also backed down).

For example, I already read a story this morning that Putin has "offered a cease fire" (ah, truly a man of peace!): ... even though he's the guy who invaded Ukraine and armed the f***ers who shot the plan down.

Comment: Sorry to hear - I have a Miix 2 and love it. (Score 1) 125

My company's VPN was incompatible with Android and I didn't want to spend much on a piece of gear for work, so I picked up the Lenovo Miix 2 for about $200 this year. Paired with a bluetooth keyboard, it's been an awesome companion - I gave up my bulky company laptop months ago and haven't looked back. (My primary workstation is the typical multi-monitor dev monster; I just remote in to that from the Miix.)

APL is a write-only language. I can write programs in APL, but I can't read any of them. -- Roy Keir