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Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

ArcadeNut At my current ISP's cap... (316 comments)

It would take me 20 months to fill that up.

about three weeks ago

South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

ArcadeNut Re:Please, don't tell them ... (421 comments)

This is exactly why I support the banning of hands! Just think of all the crime it would stop! Strangling, Shootings, Stabbing, Stealing... Without hands, you cannot do any of that (easily)!

about three weeks ago

Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was?

ArcadeNut Re:3dTV is a flop? (197 comments)

Not all of them do. I have a 65" and it's "3D Ready" (like a lot of the TV's), which means for another $400 you can upgrade your set to have 3D. The upgrade usually consists of a box you plug into the TV and a set of glasses.

No thanks.

about 1 month ago

Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office

ArcadeNut Re:Public servants don't give an arm and a leg (327 comments)

I love on $39,000 a year, and you can't imagine making less than $150,000?

What's wrong with this picture?

You're spending too much on the ladies?

about a month ago

Facebook Acquires Server-Focused Security Startup

ArcadeNut ARRRRRR! (18 comments)

I keep reading that as "Pirate Cove"...

about a month ago

The Doctor Will Skype You Now

ArcadeNut Unless.... (97 comments)

You're on a Mac that is...

about a month ago

Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

ArcadeNut Repeat after me... (315 comments)

CSS3 is not a programming language. No more then HTML is.

about a month and a half ago

Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

ArcadeNut Re:Black hole? (277 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 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

ArcadeNut Mine is (359 comments)

Editor: EDLIN
Language: LOGO

about 3 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

Washington Files First Consumer Protection Lawsuit Over Kickstarter Fraud

ArcadeNut So.... (47 comments)

The system is working the way it should?


about 4 months ago

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 5 months ago

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 5 months ago

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 5 months ago

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 5 months ago



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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