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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 two weeks ago

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 a month and a half ago

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:

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 2 months ago

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 2 months ago

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 2 months ago

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 2 months ago

Up-Front Seats For Tonight's Near-Earth Asteroid

ArcadeNut Live Feed (99 comments)

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

about 2 months ago

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 2 months ago

CES 2014: Formlabs 3-D Printing Redux, With New Software (Video)

ArcadeNut As an owner of a Solidoodle 3.... (14 comments)

I hope Stereolithography takes off. I've run into a lot of the limitations (frustrations) of the FDM technology and it limits what you can really do with it. It's a really cool printer, but I'm not able to do everything I need to with it.

I think technologies like the SLA will work better in the long run because they will be able to print more detailed parts and you won't have the same issues that FDM does, such as overhangs, sharp angles, hollow objects, etc...

about 3 months ago

Weapons Systems That Kill According To Algorithms Are Coming. What To Do?

ArcadeNut I feel sorry for... (514 comments)

The BETA testers of this system....

about 3 months ago

Google Fixes Credit Card Security Hole, But Snubs Discoverer

ArcadeNut Re:Great so another bug fixed but... (127 comments)

The better question is this:

Why is this information even stored in plain text and publicly accessible where it can be indexed in the first place?

about 4 months ago

Researchers Dare AI Experts To Crack New GOTCHA Password Scheme

ArcadeNut Should that be.... (169 comments)


about 5 months ago

How Your Compiler Can Compromise Application Security

ArcadeNut PC Lint anyone? (470 comments)

Back in the day when I was doing C++ work, I used a product called PC Lint (http://www.gimpel.com/html/pcl.htm) that did basically the same thing STACK does. Static Analysis of code to find errors such as referencing NULL pointers, buffer over flows, etc... Maybe they should teach History at MIT first...

about 6 months ago

Fighting Paralysis With Electricity

ArcadeNut Re:Ground-breaking? To who? (56 comments)

Maybe this is a 30 old dupe? This is /. after all...

about 6 months ago

Microsoft Makes Another "Nearly Sold Out" Claim For the Surface Line

ArcadeNut Re:Nice... (262 comments)

Guys, guys... lets talk about something we can all agree on like Abortion or Religion... we know everyone here isn't going to agree on which language is best...

about 6 months ago

SSD Annual Failure Rates Around 1.5%, HDDs About 5%

ArcadeNut Re:Poor statistics (512 comments)


I just picked up two SSD Drives that have 5 year warranties. I also picked up two Segate HDD's that only have 2 year warranties.

Most HDD's are 1 - 3 years. I have several Segate drives that are 5 year also.

about 7 months ago

Tesla Model S REST API Authentication Flaws

ArcadeNut Re:You might be right. (161 comments)

Maybe I'm waiting to break into your house, and I want to know where you are currently at so I don't get caught....

about 8 months ago



Why do Trains still have engineers?

ArcadeNut ArcadeNut writes  |  about 9 months 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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