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Raspberry Pi Gameboy

Bing Tsher E Re:The golden question.. (30 comments)

The important question for me would be: can I plug in any of my Gameboy carts and expect it to play the game? That would actually be fairly trivial but nobody seems interested in something like that. It's just a Z80 and the whole schematic is published.

I bought a Zelda Gameboy Advance cart at a used game store just last night. The Gameboy Advance SP still rocks, esp. if you get a model 101 version. It's so perfectly balanced, and plays any Gameboy cart going all the way back to the earliest that I fail to understand why anybody would even bother 'emulating' it with new hardware.

1 hour ago
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Bing Tsher E Re:Yay.. This is easy to imagine (134 comments)

Perhaps grandparent commenter works for Adobe, which would explain why he described it as a nightmare.

2 hours ago
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Bing Tsher E Re:Best Wishes ! (134 comments)

Uh. Nope. Completely nope.

Read some history then come back and participate in the discussion if you wish.

2 hours ago
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Autonomous Sea-Robot Survives Massive Typhoon

Bing Tsher E Re:big deal (42 comments)

But this was a floating metal tube containing electronics and running software as fragile as Java.

9 hours ago
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Researchers Design Bot To Conduct National Security Clearance Interviews

Bing Tsher E Re:Hello Dave (95 comments)

I'd love there to be robot consumers, soaking up about 70% of Google's capability to hurl ads at us.

11 hours ago
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Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper

Bing Tsher E Re:Density (70 comments)

What's the current density of read/write randomly-accessible information?

11 hours ago
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China Plans Particle Colliders That Would Dwarf CERN's LHC

Bing Tsher E Re:Sometimes I am jealous (186 comments)

Fortunately Friedman only has gadfly-level powers.

13 hours ago
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China Plans Particle Colliders That Would Dwarf CERN's LHC

Bing Tsher E Re:Make-work Project? (186 comments)

Believe me, the Chinese government spends rather freely on maintaining the illusion.

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China Plans Particle Colliders That Would Dwarf CERN's LHC

Bing Tsher E Re:U.S. in the rearview mirror (186 comments)

The white flags mean some unionized cops get to collect overtime for removing them.

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High School Students Not Waiting For Schools To Go Online

Bing Tsher E Re:Employers want the proctored exams (82 comments)

Employers want compliant employees who can follow direction and complete assignments on a schedule. That's one of the things any college graduate is 'tested' on no matter what courses they take.

3 days ago
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High School Students Not Waiting For Schools To Go Online

Bing Tsher E Re:Of course (82 comments)

Right. It's about brand protection. Like Beanie Babies or something. If everybody can get any one they want, the value of rares will plummet.

3 days ago
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High School Students Not Waiting For Schools To Go Online

Bing Tsher E Re:we need a college ged (82 comments)

Sadly, it can't happen, because the whole 'college' bit is also a bit of a racket. (it's much more than that obviously, I am not cutting it short) Where I work if you don't have a degree from Purdue you just can't be taken seriously (why I would take seriously anybody with a degree from Purdue who fucking stays in Indiana after graduating is beyond me, of course).

It's gonna take a long time for the people with the ol' college ties to give it up.

3 days ago
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High School Students Not Waiting For Schools To Go Online

Bing Tsher E Re:No way! (82 comments)

They'd have to circumvent their communities, just like the rest of us. My community valued sports and other shit like that, which I thankfully got around. Everybody's situation is different.

3 days ago
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High School Students Not Waiting For Schools To Go Online

Bing Tsher E Re:iTunes U (82 comments)

I downloaded some of the Khan Academy apps from iTunes back when I still used an iOS device. Lo and behold, the backed up 'Itunes Mobile Applications' on my PC are zipfiles. I pulled out the nicely organized and sized-for-mobile Khan Academy videos.

3 days ago
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Exhibit On Real Johnny Appleseed To Hit the Road

Bing Tsher E Re:Am i on Slashdot? "Johnny appleseed exhibit"? (71 comments)

I detest 'IT' types who are so frenetic about 'slashdot changing.' It's always been more interesting than the dull software shit that some seem to think should be the main /. focus.

But then, I'm a nerd. That's right. I still have a sizable hoard of #30 wire-wrap wire, though I haven't owned a solder-pot in years. I read articles about, but haven't taken a plunge toward, home-made steam and gasoline engines. I have computers with Microsoft software on them from before MS-DOS existed. I have a Fluke Differential Voltmeter, though I don't make everyday use of it. I haven't powered up my frequency standard in quite awhile, but I bet it still emits a clean 10,000,000.00 Hz (approx.) frequency. I have four impedance bridges. A good (Mullen) Grid-Dip Meter. The first Hewlett-Packard computer I ever programmed had core memory in it. But now I'm getting way tangential. The fact that I remember and know this stuff means I'm a nerd.

Grow and replace Slashdot? Good luck. Make sure less than 30% of the 'nerds' on your site program javascript for a living.

3 days ago
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Exhibit On Real Johnny Appleseed To Hit the Road

Bing Tsher E Re:Fun apple tree fact (71 comments)

Also, apple vinegar. And apple butter is pretty good to spread on your bread like a jam. And it all works pretty well with apples that are definitely not 'direct eaters' like the modern hybrids.

3 days ago
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Ars Editor Learns Feds Have His Old IP Addresses, Full Credit Card Numbers

Bing Tsher E Re:Just another reason not to fly..... (207 comments)

They said 'hassle' not just 'invasion of privacy.' None of the things you listed amount to a hassle similar to that which regular people now face when they try to enter an airport terminal.

But that stuff you rambled on about certainly sounds like a hassle. Is that how you live your life? Really?

3 days ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

Bing Tsher E Re:Yet another NSA shill pointing fingers at someo (664 comments)

Where do you even buy tinfoil in this day and age? I'd like to get some. It's easily solderable and thus much more usable for grounded shielding, etc.

Unfortunately these days all that is available easily is aluminum foil. I suppose tinfoil is available from scientific suppliers, probably on the same catalog page as the gold and lead foil. I bet it's pretty expensive though.

3 days ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

Bing Tsher E Re:lol (664 comments)

Almost like invoking MSNBC or any of the other shoddy and partisan news publishers.

3 days ago

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German Official Mulls Breaking Up Google

Bing Tsher E Bing Tsher E writes  |  about 2 months ago

Bing Tsher E (943915) writes ""

A senior German official has warned that Google may have such a dominant market position that a breakup of the company "must be seriously considered."

Such a move—which would be difficult to enforce because Google is based in the United States—could be a last resort for countries seeking to prevent the Internet search giant from systematically crowding out competitors, said Sigmar Gabriel, who is Germany's economy minister and vice chancellor.""

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Disconnecting Your Android Device From Google

Bing Tsher E Bing Tsher E writes  |  about a year ago

Bing Tsher E (943915) writes "Is it possible to completely disconnect your Android device from Google?

The Play Store is not mandatory; a simple checkbox in Security allows Android users to install APK files from any location and never use the Play Store.

Using Firefox for Android and being careful to never log into a Google service with it keeps your web browsing separate from Google cookies.

If you root your phone, you can reach into the directory and pull out all the APK files, then install them manually. This only works, of course, if you already paid for the Apps, but it makes it possible for your phone to be disconnected from Google and the Play Store and still have your apps. Could a community of file sharers that are trusted peers build up a collection of APK files to make it possible for there to be a Google-free Android phone experience?

Just some food for thought. At a minimum, getting off Chrome and onto Firefox is something every Android user should consider."
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Bing Tsher E Bing Tsher E writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Bing Tsher E (943915) writes "A New York Times article reports: "The federal government is investigating the takeover last year of a leading American manufacturer of electronic voting systems by a small software company that has been linked to the leftist Venezuelan government of President Hugo Chávez." Is Chavez muscling in to help assure a Castro-style US Election?"

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Meta-Topic: Slashot Comment Posting

Bing Tsher E Bing Tsher E writes  |  more than 4 years ago

I always post my comments with 'no karma bonus' checked off. Even though I can post at default of +2 I do not do so often. This is because posting at +1 gives a safety margin. You can say more controversial and challenging things in a +1 comment and not have it modded down. But it gets saved in the permanent archive. When I do have something of note to add to the discussion, it gets marked up to +2 or higher fairly quickly anyway.

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