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Comcast DNS Redirection Launched In Trial Markets

Captain Cabron Royalties? (362 comments)

Hey I've got a question for you Comcast
If people mistype my web address (ww.example.com), and Comcast shows them an ad, Comcast sends me part of the proceeds, right?
because Comcast is making money off of my brand name...

more than 5 years ago
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Comcast DNS Redirection Launched In Trial Markets

Captain Cabron Re:malware (362 comments)

after self registering once, the same addresses & procedure works for the future

and don't feel singled out, Comcast's CD also refused to run on Windows XP ;)

more than 5 years ago
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Does Bing Have Google Running Scared?

Captain Cabron Re:parent is lying (560 comments)

If it's not the same for you, what was your Global Sources link?

I don't see global sources in the first page anymore :P

Bing's results compared to google's side-by-side don't look all that different.
Even without the spam, the websites are kinda crappy, which is par for the construction industry.

more than 5 years ago
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Wolfram Alpha Rekindles Campus Math Tool Debate

Captain Cabron Re:What's new? (339 comments)

In Maple, Tools -> Tutors will show you the steps to solving loads of the most common math problems.

more than 5 years ago
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Wolfram Alpha Rekindles Campus Math Tool Debate

Captain Cabron Re:The thing ALMOST works (339 comments)

Looks like someone at Wolfram reads Slashdot - I'm no longer seeing "car" under direct travel times.
FWIW, the results are better than Google's.

more than 5 years ago
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Best Way To Build A DIY UAV?

Captain Cabron Re:Stumbling blocks (259 comments)

And all of those concerns are insignificant when you consider tacking on an AI that can execute maneuvers, handle turbulence, variable winds, bad accelerometer data... generally do the things a UAV needs to do in order to get to and from its coordinates.

You can fudge things a little here and there with weight & power but get a seg fault in your autopilot and watch your plane crash into a hillside. :)

Anyone know of open-source projects for controlling these things?

more than 5 years ago
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Timeglider Software Outlines Rosenberg Spy Case

Captain Cabron Re:This is a job for... (99 comments)

http://www.timerime.com/ ...The shame of it all is that Timeglider fails to beat the above three technologies, and NONE of them use Flash.

eh, then why does that last one say
"You will need Flash Player 8 (or higher) to view this website."

more than 5 years ago
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HP Recalls 70,000 Laptop Batteries

Captain Cabron Re:4th Recall in 5 years (75 comments)

They need better r&d and testing.

See "The R&D issue"

Hurd, shifting now into a mock dialogue with an HP researcher: "'You know, Bill Hewlett is calling us from the heavens, saying, Spend more on R&D.' And I'm like, 'Guys, I'm glad Bill's calling, but I've got a few questions before we take the call.'"

This is what happens when you try to engineer something with teams around the world.

This is what happens when you try to engineer something without engineers.

I bet dollars to doughnuts that they just design the package and are having problems with the cell manufacturers.

I bet dollars to doughnuts that when they slap their logo on the battery and sell it as their own, they're liable.

more than 5 years ago
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HP Recalls 70,000 Laptop Batteries

Captain Cabron Re:Just letting of some steam: dv6000? WTF? (75 comments)

I hear ya... I now have 2 laptops with recalled batteries, a desktop with a bad Nvidia chipset that they waited until was out of warranty to recall, and another desktop that I bought factory "refurbished" that arrived with a broken DVD burner that had pieces audibly loose inside, a shattered SATA power connector hanging off the power supply, and (a year later) developed a problem of spitting out garbled text at POST instead of booting up. At least when I pried open that DVD burner I found a beat up pr0n disc.

Seriously, how bad does quality control have to be to refurbish a computer but miss two broken parts including a DVD drive that won't even open and close?

Whatever quality HP used to have is looooong gone.
They're just another crap commodity PC producer hoping their products will go out of warranty before all the defects manifest.

more than 5 years ago
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Worst Working Conditions You Had To Write Code In?

Captain Cabron New Jersey (1127 comments)

nuff said

more than 5 years ago
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Worst Working Conditions You Had To Write Code In?

Captain Cabron Re:ATM Ticket Booth at Amusement Park (1127 comments)

One group of kids even discovered I was in there and thought it was 'funny' to throw stuff at me.

It was funny to throw stuff at you :P

more than 5 years ago
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DSS/HIPPA/SOX Unalterable Audit Logs?

Captain Cabron Re:Write them to a DVD jukebox (381 comments)

Most modern CD/DVD writers implement some form of buffer-underrun protection. Like you note, a custom writer might be needed, but not extremely customized with "custom formatted media."

Nuclear power plants used to pay in the high hundreds of thousands of dollars for WORM drives with the capacity of a DVD. I'm actually surprised there aren't any OS projects utilizing buffer-underrun protection to turn a DVD?R into a poor man's WORM-like drive.

more than 7 years ago

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