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Robotic Skin Lights Up When Touched

CoreDump Flickercladding? (24 comments)

Hmmm... sounds like I've read about this somewhere....

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do I Get My Spouse To Start Gaming With Me?

CoreDump Why game? (550 comments)

Why not do something active?

Why not get out and explore the country that you are in with your wife and kids?

about 2 years ago

Dell and HP To Sell Oracle Operating Systems

CoreDump Re:Friend/ employee hates Oracle (91 comments)

So, you use Solaris? Me too. And looking at alternatives now. It's a shame really, as the most stable gear I've run has been Solaris on Sparc.

more than 4 years ago

Midwest Seeing Red Over 'Green' Traffic Lights

CoreDump Re:Hmm... (839 comments)

I hate to break it to you, but snow in Illinois and Colorado contain the same amount of water.

more than 5 years ago

Midwest Seeing Red Over 'Green' Traffic Lights

CoreDump Re:Solvable. (839 comments)

Except that in a 5 light cluster, the bottom lights are always the TURN ARROWS. Green Light is always the 3rd from the top.

And even if it is green it does not mean you are clear to plow through with reckless abandon. Green means that you are clear to proceed through the intersection as long as it is clear of obstructions ( like other cars, pedestrians, etc. ).

more than 5 years ago

Midwest Seeing Red Over 'Green' Traffic Lights

CoreDump Re:Hmm... (839 comments)

The ones you see around Denver *are* designed differently.

The shield around the lights is open on the top, so that it funnels wind downwards and blows the snow off of the light. The ones in Illinois are not. The Colorado shields cost ~$30.

This isn't a case of LEDs being bad. Nor is it "greens run amuck". It's idiots run amuck.

The driver of the truck should be prosecuted. In every light cluster with turn arrows, the turn arrows are on the bottom. They are NOT the solid green. And being from Illinois, in Driver's Ed we were all taught that Green does not mean 'Go'. It means *proceed when the intersection is clear*. So, failure on several points by the driver of the truck.

Illinois needs to install the same snow shields that Colorado and other states have successfully done with their LED light installations.

We'd probably have them already, except we spent all our DOT money on 'Rod R. Blagojevich - Governor' signs.

more than 5 years ago

Penny-Sized Nuclear Batteries Developed

CoreDump Re:Foundation (444 comments)

I thought of the same thing when I read the article. "Gee, that sounds like the miniaturized nuclear devices the Foundation created!". Science Fiction again becoming science reality. Cool.

more than 5 years ago

VoIP for Deployed Soldiers?

CoreDump Forget QOS (362 comments)

QOS is not what you need to focus on.

Latency in this application will kill your sound quality far more than a few dropped packets. Optimally you'll want to be under 300ms for things to be manageable.

The other main thing to look for is a CODEC you can use with your chosen provider that uses as little bandwidth as possible and supports loss concealment. You need to worry about those two factors long before QOS becomes relevant to the equation.

more than 9 years ago


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Corporate Censorship Not Interesting Engough for /.

CoreDump CoreDump writes  |  about 11 years ago 2004-01-30 17:22:09 CBS Takes Partisan Censorship, Blocks SuperBowl Ad (yro,media) (rejected)

Hi Michael, you great bastion of upstanding editorial stewardship! :)


CBS & Corporate Censorship

CoreDump CoreDump writes  |  about 11 years ago By now, most of us have probably seen the "Bush in 30 Seconds" ads on the web. They were part of an online contest, and the winner has been chosen. The sponsor of the contest planned to show the winning ad during the SuperBowl on Feb 1st. CBS is refusing to show ad, claiming it is too controversial. This "controversial" ad can be seen Here(HighBW) and Here(LowBW).

CBS is given the use of the airwaves in order to serve the public good, through broadcast television. Increasingly, CBS ( and it's parent Viacom ) seem to be attempting to control the political discussion in the country. Blocking this ad is a perfect example of their hyprocrisy and conflict of interest.

The ad campaign started on the web, and unfortunately looks as if it will end there. This has serious implications for the future role of large corporate controlled media. It seems the web and the internet is proving more and more to be the only place where opposing political views can be openly debated without corporate imposed censorship.



CoreDump CoreDump writes  |  more than 12 years ago Maybe the Microsoft "borg" logo used here, should be replaced with a "borg" picture of CmdrTaco?

If you don't agree with the editors, you will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

Food for thought anyway.

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