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Comment Maybe? (Score 1) 374

I wrote a program a couple weeks ago that flashes a red light that alerts of a new Twitter post. Uses a RPi 3 and the program was written in Java.
Java has the ability to run threaded tasks easily which I wanted for polling the Twitter website. I could of used cron I suppose.
I assume C has something similar but I know Java and Raspbian has Java.

Comment Re:Hypocrisy at it's finest (Score 5, Insightful) 600

That would be me. I'm a non-Trump supporter. I'm on the middle to left. TPP was extremely bad. Want to protest human rights violations by LG? TPP was bad.
Want to boycott those lead laced toys from Shanghai? TPP was bad. If you like pirated content, TPP was bad.
The only people that benefited from TPP were IP holders and large corporations like Walmart and Amazon.
But bluegutang is right, I'm doubtful if Trump understands why educated members of the left are against TPP. Unless my conspiracy theory holds true and Trump is secretly a Marxist.

Comment Re:As an EE and amateur aircraft manufacturer (Score 1) 202

The problem is with the batteries becoming over-charged or over-discharged causing metallic lithium and oxygen bubbles to form. They react together and cause a fire. Either it's an issue with the protection circuitry failing to shut down the batteries when they are at max/min change (possibly an EE issue) or it's an issue with the batteries themselves not charging correctly such as reporting a false voltage and continuing to change or discharge (manufacturer issue). The latter is more likely since lipo protection circuitry is so common now they don't really need to reinvent the wheel, but trying to add an extra 1000 or so mAh to a battery could definitely cause a problem.

Submission + - Canadian Tire staff 'falsely imprisoned' but didn't threaten Steve Mann (

FilmedInNoir writes: Steve Mann, a pioneer in wearable computer technology, has been on SlashDot before with stories of being attacked in a Paris McDonald's and nearly being killed by airport security. Today a judge ruled against his latest lawsuit concerning an incident at a Canadian Tire store where he dealt with store security in a Jason Bourne fantasy world of his own creating.

Comment I have 4 PCs already (Score 1) 314

I'm running out of space.and use for them. I have a ARM based board I hacked into an internet radio player.
A Raspberry PI in a retro-arcade setup. A 5? year old i7 running Win7 (Why upgrade the CPU? It's the graphics card doing all the work in my rig),
Also I have a cheapo tablet I use for watching Youtube while enjoying a bubble bath.
There's just no point in buying any more or upgrading an entire computer at this point.

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