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Comment Still an early prototype. (Score 3, Insightful) 60

I have looked at this several times. No way this thing can survive being outside 24/7/365. It's not waterproof where it counts, it needs a whole lot of refinement to make it to an actual 1.0 release device that can last outside through all types of weather for at least 3-4 years. The gantry is not self cleaning or sealed in any way, same for the tracks.

It's a great idea. and a fantastic early beta. but they need some industrial robotics guys to show them how to make it survive weather.

Comment Re:How the ransom works (Score 1) 15

Currently that is very close to the Polycom Scam...

Buy Polycom Video Conference device.
Wait 3 years and need an update to fix a security hole Polycom had in their software.
Pay EXTORTION FEES of 4 years of Support contract to access that download. The current year and the previous 3 years.

Pray they dont alter the deal any further, and kiss the ring of Polycom Don.

Cisco and other big companies like them need to have their executives punched in the taint.

Comment The fault lies.... (Score 4, Insightful) 511

Completely at the feet of the banks. They needed to get off their asses and spend a tiny bit of their immense profits to fucking switch over. The banks could send every retailler a new chip reader for every register for free and STILL make record profits every quarter.

So blame the Banks and the Greedy assholes that run those banks.

I'm for bringing back all the heavy handed bank regulation from before 1980. Fuck the bankers.

Comment Re: UBlock = inferior + inefficient vs. hosts (Score 1) 184

You shut your mouth! APK is a national treasure. Like the World's Largest Ball of Yarn, or Donald Trump's toupee. Anyone who can envision a Slashdot without his enlightened and charming meditations is a dirty, dirty heliocentrist.

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More soberly, I honestly think he has schizophrenia. His writing and formatting is consistent with that exhibited in TimeCube and bears some resemblance to that of Francis E. Dec, Esq.

Comment Re:Yes, deleted files are (sometimes) recoverable (Score 2) 60

writing once is enough. It's an urban myth that you have to do it more than once to obliterate the data. Manybe with old 10megabyte RLL and MFM drives you could easily recover information as the head was miles wide and the slop from the track move was insane enough that you cna easily see it. bot for the past 10 years a single wipe of zeros will make it impossible for the worlds best hackers to read the data on a modern hard drive.

Comment Re:Yeah so (Score 1) 175

If you expected Sanders to be non-compromising, you clearly haven't done your research on him. The man has a solid track record of a pragmatic idealist - he has clear ideals that he strives to fulfill, but at the same time, he is perfectly able and willing to work with people whom he disagrees with, so long as it gets him one step closer to his goals. Look at what he did in Congress - constant scheming to add riders to bills. Go even further back, and look at what he did as a mayor.

And it's exactly what made Sanders such an awesome presidential candidate. Most "revolutionaries" dismiss incremental change outright. This guy realized that it's the only chance that he and his platform has, and mastered it. I actually put more faith in his ability to navigate through the gridlock in Congress as a president, than Hillary's. Alas...

Comment Re: Ionizing radiation linked to circulatory disea (Score 2) 156

That is easy to get a larger sample.

Pack all the politicians in Congress and who are currently running for positions and launch them into space. We can check on them in a few years.

Plus it will solve a HUGE problem down here at the same time.... It's a WIN-WIN!

Comment Re:Trump Trolling (Score 1) 1006

I don't think that it is actually a tactic, in a sense that he's not consciously trolling. If that were the case, he would not be doing it when the story-of-the-day is in his favor - but that's not what's happening. Remember that judge thing? Everyone was talking about Clinton's emails then, and it was a good thing for Trump - and if he were the master troll that some claim him to be, he'd be throwing gasoline onto that fire. But instead, he made a bunch of stupid remarks that shifted attention elsewhere.

No, I really think he's just a child emotionally, in a near-constant tantrum mode whenever there's any visibility afforded to him at all.

Comment Re:Basically... (Score 1) 373

and then they have to go and add a full Ubuntu kernel as a subsystem.

There's no Ubuntu kernel there. It's the other way around - the kernel is still NT, with a Linux syscall emulation layer. The userland is full Ubuntu sans the kernel.

All in all, very similar to FreeBSD Linux emulation that has been around for a while in principle, if not in low-level architecture.

Comment Re:Er (Score 1) 603

Might as well ask if they'd like to lose their pilot's license. They're required by law (and ethics) to always be prepared to take control away from the Autopilot, in a fraction of a second.

So what is the purpose of autopilot then? Specifically, what is the purpose of autopilot when it doesn't prevent you from running broadside into a truck?

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