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HP CEO Goes On the Lam As Oracle Hunts Him Down

Comatose51 Re:How about... (137 comments)

Good to hear that. There is a lot of love and respect for HP among nerds. They do great work and have excellent engineers. If only they found the management and board to match the quality of their engineers, HP will be great.

more than 3 years ago

IBM Warns of China Closing the Supercomputer Gap

Comatose51 Since When??? (238 comments)

Since when did the "Indian Business Machine" cared about America? When there is government contracts to be won by scare-mongering?

more than 3 years ago

White House Fingers PlayStation As Obesity Culprit

Comatose51 Re:nonsense (477 comments)

It can but the difference here is that most Americans don't read so it's not an issue. The point of the graph isn't about being categorical; it's not saying that if you play on a PlayStation you'll be fat. It's saying if you spend most of you non-sleep time in front of a TV and not moving about while eating a ton of high calorie food, you will be fat. This is why they have numbers associated with each category.

about 4 years ago

Crackdown On Counterfeit Networking Gear

Comatose51 Re:What's really scary.... (115 comments)

To paraphrase Patton the general or the movie: a soldier's duty isn't to die for his country; it's to make the poor dumb sons of bitches on the other side die for his.

more than 4 years ago

Military Asserts Right To Respond To Cyberattacks

Comatose51 Hm... (177 comments)

This kind of attack can happen really fast, too fast for a human to respond to. Perhaps a machine would respond. While we're at it, why limit ourselves to fighting them in cyberspace? Let's take out their physical infrastructure. We don't want to put human soldiers in the way so let's use robots and drones. We'll need to control it all with good sight lines. Let's control them from the sky with a network.

more than 4 years ago

StarCraft Cheating Scandal Rocks Korea

Comatose51 I Feel So Betrayed... (471 comments)

I feel so betrayed. This must be how Tassadar felt when Aldaris arrested him upon his return after discovering the key to slaying the Overmind. It is as though I am Kerrigan abandoned by Acturus Mengsk to be captured by the Zergs. Today I am Jim Raynor, a warrior cut loose from his own people.

more than 4 years ago

"Phone In One Hand, Ticket In the Other"

Comatose51 Re:Ummmm. (419 comments)

You say that as though somehow using a phone is an integral part of driving. Guess what. A couple of decades ago very few people had phones and they drove fine without them. What is so damn hard about not chatting away or doing something else while directing a multi-ton vehicle? If you really need to talk, pull over, stop the vehicle, and carry on with your conversation. You say it as though we can't easily pull over. People pull over all the time on the highway for emergencies such as flat tires. You don't need special flat tire changing areas to stop your vehicle. If the conversation is not important enough for you to do that, then wait and talk later.

more than 4 years ago

Russia Doubles Price For Launching US Astronauts

Comatose51 They've Learned (370 comments)

It seems our friends in Russia have learned the virtues of capitalism and monopolies.

more than 4 years ago

Man-Made Atomic Clocks the Best In the Universe

Comatose51 Re:Yeah thats right. (267 comments)

Pretty sure religion is man made too.

more than 4 years ago

Warner Brothers Hiring Undercover Anti-Pirates

Comatose51 Euphemism? (443 comments)

Isn't "Undercover Anti-Pirates" another way to say "Ninja"?

more than 4 years ago

Bill Gates May Build Small Nuclear Reactor

Comatose51 Uncle! (347 comments)

Alright, alright! I'll say "uncle!". You win uncle Bill. I'll go back to using IE. No need to go nuclear on us.

more than 4 years ago

India First To Build a Supersonic Cruise Missile

Comatose51 Cruise Missile? (319 comments)

Isn't this just a really fast surface to surface missile? The operational range is 1/10 of a Tomahawk. How is this any different from a short range ballistics missile, other than the trajectory? I don't mean to criticize an impressive achievement but I foresee it being very different in use from something like a Tomahawk. A Tomahawk can be fired from a huge standoff range and hit its target. With this missile, the attacker has to get relatively close to its target, thus making it vulnerable to defenses. A big part of the value of a cruise missile is that the attacker can stay relatively safe. I think this weapon is much more defensive in nature and this is perhaps a reflection of India's strategic outlook.

more than 4 years ago

The Death of the US-Mexico Virtual Fence

Comatose51 Re:$1.4 Billion (467 comments)

Minor correction but someone making such a low wage won't be paying any Federal taxes. You have to make a certain amount before they kick in. On the plus side, you might even be eligible for some benefits.

more than 4 years ago

IBM Stops Disclosing US Headcount Data

Comatose51 Good Thing (377 comments)

Good thing they go by their acronym anyways. Now they can be "Indian Business Machine" and don't have to spend a dime updating their logo! How convenient.

more than 4 years ago

Ex-Sun Chief Dishes Dirt On Gates, Jobs

Comatose51 Re:Threat or Warning (241 comments)

"I love how people are eager to describe it as "Steve threatening to sue" when I see it as Steve showing an industry colleague the respect they deserve and picking up the phone himself to make a personal, direct call to provide advance warning and give the other company the chance to remedy the problem before the lawyers are unleashed."

Yes I always appreciated the bully saying "Give me your lunch money, nerd" before actually punching me in the face and then taking my lunch money. The robber who said "Hand over your wallet" is such a friend.

more than 4 years ago

50% Efficiency Boost From New Fuel Injection System

Comatose51 Re:Those "up to" words again. (379 comments)

Excellent point. Instead of "up to", they should make claims like "at least". Then that's substantial.

more than 4 years ago

Give Space a Chance, Says Phil Plait

Comatose51 Re:Bravo. (279 comments)

Wait, you really think that the reason there are poor and hungry people in this country is because we don't grow enough food here in the US? Seriously? We export our food! It's not a technological problem here in the US.

more than 4 years ago

Russian Stealth Fighter Makes Its First Flight

Comatose51 Question About Radar Development (418 comments)

So usually these technology don't progress without the corresponding technology acting in response. Has radar or any detection technology made any progress in detecting stealth aircraft? Just curious.

more than 4 years ago

NASA Tests All-Composite Prototype Crew Module

Comatose51 Re:Taking notes from the bicycle industry (67 comments)

Composite has been used in aerospace well before cycling. The 787 is the first all composite airliner but other aircraft have used composites in various parts well before that. Military aircraft such as the B2, F-22, and F-35 are composite aircraft.

more than 4 years ago



VMware Acquires SpringSource

Comatose51 Comatose51 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Comatose51 (687974) writes "VMware today announced the acquisition of SpringSource. SpringSource is the privately held company responsible for the Spring framework for Java and other various Java development tools. According to the VMware blog, "... whether it's around speed of deployment, application performance guarantees, or providing resiliency in the face of component outages, we will be able to provide even more capabilities as we bring even more knowledge of the application and infrastructure layers together. We will do this by adding interfaces into vSphere that SpringSource offerings (and other application frameworks) can take advantage of and by extending our management and automation capabilities to be aware of these interactions.""

Software, Tools, or Techniques for UI Review

Comatose51 Comatose51 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Comatose51 (687974) writes "Does the Slashdot crowd know of anything software, tools, or even techniques for reviewing the UI of an application? Right now at our company this is a long and arduous task of looking at slides after slides of pages and menus from our UI and taking notes and arguing over what should go where or how the UI elements should behave and interact with the user. It takes many, many hours to do this and with all our UI developers involved, it adds up. This has to be a common and recurring problem so there must be a better way to do this. If there is open source software to help, great, but any helpful suggestion would be appreciated."


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