Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?
DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 Internet speed test! ×

Comment Re:Look like spec (Score 1) 104

It's even sillier complaining about this on a phone with an SD card slot. I for one will be buying the smallest version available because unlike other manufactures this one doesn't limit my storage.

SD card memory is handy for storing photos, videos and movies, but not so good (typically it's useless) for installing programs.

Comment Re:Good enough human surgeons (Score 2) 52

Perhaps, but with this system you wouldn't need even a mediocre surgeon ... they could just put ANYONE behind the controls and let the robot do its thing. The operator could be a minimum wage employee, or perhaps a member of the janitorial staff.

Can't you see the advantage of this?

Comment Re:'Music' is not just recordings. (Score 1) 182

The fact that somebody is allowed (part of the time) to 'choose' which recordings of music (out of a catalog of the recordings that are made available) isn't that freeing.

Compared to having to listen to what the DJ is paid to pay?

Compared to the limited selection of what I can afford to buy?

Sure it is.

Maybe you need to upgrade from the "free" tier of you music service.

Comment Re:Waiting on Comcast to get its act together (Score 1) 595

As a result of reading this thread I opened a browser window, connected to, and took a look at the network traffic. Lo and behold it was ipv6!

Then, at the (Windows/DOS) command line:

C:\Users\Roger>ping -6

Pinging [2607:f8b0:4005:802::1006] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 2607:f8b0:4005:802::1006: time=21ms
Reply from 2607:f8b0:4005:802::1006: time=13ms

So IPv6 is working for this Comcast customer.

Comment Re:Time for the mega screens (Score 1) 164

The problem may be that the mega screens are (from what I've seen) video quality, and thus crazy expensive.

Nope. The cost of the display itself pales compared next to the cost of the digitizer.

Then same argument, different component: use digitizers with lower resolution to bring the cost down. You don't need smart-phone or Wacom quality for a whiteboard.

Comment Re:Time for the mega screens (Score 1) 164

I'm waiting for whiteboard sized touch screens to make their appearance. I know Microsoft was working on this a couple of years back.

No you aren't. You're waiting for them to come down from astronomical prices. You can get them now.

The problem may be that the mega screens are (from what I've seen) video quality, and thus crazy expensive. What's needed for simple whiteboarding, with the equivalent of dry erase "markers" for drawing, could be much lower in resolution and be limited to 256 colors. I really just want to be able to do what I can on a real whiteboard: draw some flow charts and diagrams, write text visible across the room and erase what needs to be changed.

Bonus for the digital version would be some straightforward copy/pasting (ie, move part of a diagram to a different place on the board), recording, and, of course, the remote collaboration aspect. (Any solution that involves a camera aimed at a real whiteboard is going to fail the "remote collaboration" aspect.)

In short, the video and audio conferencing stuff has already been solved, as has document sharing. So let that run in parallel on different systems and just solve the shared whiteboard problem.

Slashdot Top Deals

"Open the pod bay doors, HAL." -- Dave Bowman, 2001