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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

ArcadeNut Re:Black hole? (275 comments)

Or....... just buy the domain for 100 years... it's not like Sony wouldn't make the registration fees back and they would never have to worry about it again....

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

ArcadeNut Mine is (359 comments)

Editor: EDLIN
Language: LOGO

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Should Every Programmer Read?

ArcadeNut Re:no, the ones like (352 comments)

First comment is still a little vague. Why is it ok to let it overflow?

Second one is a good comment.

about 2 months ago
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Russia Bans US Use of Its Rocket Engines For Military Launches

ArcadeNut This should be a wake up call... (522 comments)

We need to bring back the NASA programs and other things that are vital to national security in house rather then outsourcing to the lowest bidders...

about 2 months ago
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Washington Files First Consumer Protection Lawsuit Over Kickstarter Fraud

ArcadeNut So.... (47 comments)

The system is working the way it should?

Good.

about 3 months ago
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DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size

ArcadeNut Something similar is done with Software.... (347 comments)

Oracle is the perfect example.

You pay by the number of processors, by the speed of the processors, etc....

WTF should a software company be able to charge based on what hardware I own? Yet people pay them all day long.

Now, it's slightly different in that Oracle helps a company make money, where as a Movie is purely entertainment. I think the Pay per Screen size will be a HUGE flop since it will be very hard to know the size of the device and people will be against it. Some will pay though because they don't care, they just want to watch a movie.

about 3 months ago
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Consumers Not Impressed With 3D Printing

ArcadeNut Re:Premature much (302 comments)

Well, for me it's Arcade parts. There are a lot of obsolete and hard to find/expensive parts. There are also a lot of custom parts I have designed to use in Arcade games.

One example of something I did use it for was when I was building the rack to hold the spools of material for the printer. I printed the mounts for the PVC pipe and I printed the Wall Anchors used to secure it in sheet rock. I printed the wall anchors because I was assembling it and didn't have any and all the stores were closed. So I figured, what the hell, I can just make them. I'll probably use it to build some custom tools and other things that would come in handy around the house.

Honestly, for the average person, a 3D printer probably wouldn't be used that much right now. I do think that once the speed and reliability are addressed, and the price comes down, more people will find new and unique uses for a 3D printer.

about 3 months ago
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Consumers Not Impressed With 3D Printing

ArcadeNut Re:Premature much (302 comments)

I agree with most of what you say. I also own a 3D printer (Solidoodle 3)

I see two main things that are keeping 3d printing from really taking off in the home. Once they solve these two issues it should really take off. There are other minor issues that need to be addressed as well, but the two issues that need to be fixed are : Speed and Reliability. I've designed up a product that I would like to print, but it takes 1.5 hours to print, and that is if it makes it fully through the print. Issues with warping, clogging, overheating, etc... are the main concerns about reliability.

I would be happy if they could cut my print time in half, but it's the current limitation of the technology being used in the home market. Some other technology is going to have to be used in order to overcome both issues, but those technologies are currently out of the budget for home users.

Unlike the post above, I do think it will happen in my lifetime though.

about 3 months ago
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Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

ArcadeNut Re:True (195 comments)

Do you really think that's fair?

To the E.T. Video game that is...

about 3 months ago
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Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

ArcadeNut Just take the DRM out... (392 comments)

Keep charging for Windows, but remove the Product Activation and "Genuine Advantage" crap. Then let the pirates go wild. People will Pirate it thinking they are getting something for Nothing, and those that still pay for Windows, will be gravy for you.

about 5 months ago
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New Release of DICE, the CPU-Less Arcade Game Emulator, Adds Four Games

ArcadeNut Re:Monaco GP Please! (43 comments)

Photos would not have the information they need. They will need to look at the Schematics for the game, and those are not exactly the best.

The Schematics are here if you want to take a look at them:
http://arcarc.xmission.com/PDF...

Hand drawn, somewhat hard to read, but at least they exist.

If they do emulate Monaco GP, that means they will have a very good understanding of how the hardware works, which will help with future repairs.

about 5 months ago
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New Release of DICE, the CPU-Less Arcade Game Emulator, Adds Four Games

ArcadeNut Re:Monaco GP Please! (43 comments)

Monaco GP is all TTL logic, No CPU. Pretty cool considering how awesome the game is!

about 5 months ago
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New Release of DICE, the CPU-Less Arcade Game Emulator, Adds Four Games

ArcadeNut Monaco GP Please! (43 comments)

Although I own the real thing, I would love to see it emulated... It would provide a wealth of technical information about the game that would help with future repairs!

about 5 months ago
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Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

ArcadeNut Go ahead.... (627 comments)

You can throw out the IDE and use Notepad if you want, but I'll stick with my IDE and be done in a fraction of the time, with less bugs and better quality code (thanks to all the tools I use in the IDE). Less bugs because the IDE will help with cut down on cut & paste errors with code analysis. Higher quality of code because of things like auto formatting, code analysis, etc...

As many have said before, it's about solving problems, not memorizing the 100 overloads for a specific call. I know what the problem is, I know what I want to do to solve it, why not let the IDE help me do it faster?

about 5 months ago
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Up-Front Seats For Tonight's Near-Earth Asteroid

ArcadeNut Live Feed (99 comments)

Here is a live feed of the Asteroid event...

about 5 months ago
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Military Electronics That Shatter Into Dust On Command

ArcadeNut Re:BUCK FETA (221 comments)

As an old timer, let me say that I don't mind change, as long as it's an Improvement. If it's change just for the sake of change, or the change makes things WORSE, then yes, I hate it.

about 6 months ago

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Why do Trains still have engineers?

ArcadeNut ArcadeNut writes  |  about a year ago

ArcadeNut (85398) writes "In this day and age when companies like Google are working on self driving cars, why don't we have self driving Trains? The recent tragedy in Spain with the high speed train was attributed to operator error. With GPS and other technologies, why couldn't the train have known it was going too fast for that part of the track and taken over? It's not like the track layout changes that often. If not Auto Drive, at least Auto Pilot or "Crash Detection" like a lot of modern automobiles have."

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