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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

ArcadeMan Re:Alright smart guy (320 comments)

Thanks, I'll check it out. Being able to test on a real Windows 8 phone for 50 bucks with no strings attached is a bargain.

3 hours ago
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SpaceX Launches Supplies to ISS, Including Its First 3D Printer

ArcadeMan Re:It's called redundancy (104 comments)

The belts can be replaced with printed rack and pinion (probably herringbone too), the motors are being worked on (still slow and weak, but it's a start) and the electronics... I don't think so.

Anyway there's still the bushings/linear bearings (I've seen PLA bushings), smooth rods, nuts and bolts, the hot end, etc.

I don't think RepRap will ever achieve 100% replicating ability, but the highest percentage they can reach, the better it is.

5 hours ago
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SpaceX Launches Supplies to ISS, Including Its First 3D Printer

ArcadeMan Re:It's called redundancy (104 comments)

Ever heard of RepRap?

11 hours ago
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SpaceX Launches Supplies to ISS, Including Its First 3D Printer

ArcadeMan Re:oh wow (104 comments)

The gravity helps feed the raw materials through a hopper? You think 3D printers use plastic pellets?

Have you ever seen a 3D printer in action in the last few years? They use plastic filament and can print upside-down without any problems. The fumes can probably be eliminated by using an enclosed printing space with a filtered exhaust, and the toxicity of the fumes lowered by using PLA instead of ABS.

12 hours ago
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

ArcadeMan Re:Dont forget! (369 comments)

And don't forget that those armies of near-slaves also work for all tech companies, not just Apple.

yesterday
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

ArcadeMan Re:Input devices (369 comments)

I always go with Logitech.

yesterday
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

ArcadeMan Re:Google's storage (369 comments)

Yes it was. The target audience was movie pirates.

yesterday
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Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

ArcadeMan Re:lockin (232 comments)

BTW, please stop calling flash as "Memory" (in the title) because memory is often confused with RAM.

Indeed, I was reading the title and summary and thought "Slashdot really is dead" if they confuse memory and storage like the ignorant masses.

yesterday
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KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

ArcadeMan Re:Layered exposure? (169 comments)

Maybe the KDE team is thinking about going into advertising?

2 days ago
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KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

ArcadeMan Layered exposure? (169 comments)

Thomas Pfeiffer Thomas prefers a layered feature exposure so that users can enjoy certain advanced features at a later stage after they get accustomed to the basic functionality of the application.

Either I misunderstand, or power users will have to wait to be able to access advanced features.

Why not go with the usual basic settings, with a button/tab to access advanced settings? Is that too complex for end-users?

2 days ago
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Data Archiving Standards Need To Be Future-Proofed

ArcadeMan You didn't say the magic word (110 comments)

Something about securing genomes, coming from a guy called Newman? And not a single Jurassic Park joke after 79 posts?

What a shame.

2 days ago
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Intel Putting 3D Scanners In Consumer Tablets Next Year, Phones To Follow

ArcadeMan What's next? (71 comments)

Is the next step to add a 3D printer into the bezel of laptop displays?

2 days ago
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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

ArcadeMan Re:Bananas vs Grapes (124 comments)

Do you.... do you have an onion on your belt?

2 days ago
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Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

ArcadeMan Re:.info (177 comments)

Those already existed long before Facebook. It's called forums.

2 days ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

ArcadeMan Easy (343 comments)

Interactive? Music? Apple? That's easy. They're going to make "Music apps" for iPhones and iPads.

But those won't work on the iPod shuffle, the iPod nano and I'm guessing it won't work directly with the future Apple Watch either.

If it's music, I don't want to "interact" with it, I just want to listen to it.

2 days ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

ArcadeMan Re:Non-piratable (343 comments)

Bonoo: Well, our music is so bad that nobody will want to pirate it.

2 days ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

ArcadeMan Re:Great... (343 comments)

Isn't Beats the second one and U2 the third?

2 days ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

ArcadeMan Re:lulz!!! U2 is disgruntled (343 comments)

It's worst than that. Some people were annoyed to be given a free U2 album by force.

2 days ago

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