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How the Pentagon's Robots Would Automate War

EEPROMS Wall Mart (115 comments)

Don't worry you will be able to get a cheap rip off kill bot from alibaba a few weeks after a hacker breaks into the American contractors system and steals the design blue prints.

2 days ago

How Patent Trolls Destroy Innovation

EEPROMS Re:Patent Trolls arent just little companies (97 comments)

you need to fix your history line so it should correctly read, under Bush Jr the economy tanked then Obama got into power. I don't support Obama but I do hate it when people try to re-write history.

about 3 months ago

Russia Cracks Down On Public Wi-Fi; Oracle Blocks Java Downloads In Russia

EEPROMS Re:Not a law (254 comments)

I hear Putin is about to decree that his political party is going to be renamed "the Nationalist Socialist party" (go look it up if you don't know who they are).

about 4 months ago

New Russian Law To Forbid Storing Russians' Data Outside the Country

EEPROMS Re:Not really surprised... (206 comments)

The problem I can see here is what do you define as being personal data. There are tons of social media sites with Russians posting content and they need to hand over some personal details to create an account.

about 5 months ago

Russia Moves From Summer Time To Standard Time

EEPROMS Re:News? (158 comments)

says the man who has never had to manage servers in different countries where time zone changes can totally screw with automated management scripts.

about 5 months ago

Head of MS Research On Special Projects, Google X and Win 9

EEPROMS Re:Is this the team that... (71 comments)

still hasn't got font scaling to work in Windows 8.*. Microsoft worries so much about the so called big picture that they cant fix simple things like making the fonts in their default apps auto size correctly. A great example is the weather app, in the hourly forecast section the text header reads as "Hourly Forec" were I should see "Hourly Forecast". It is little things like this that are making Microsoft look like fools when Apple do see these so called visual errors as being a serious fuck up. Guys fix all the little things before worrying about the big picture because there will be no money to finance the big picture at the rate you are going.

about 7 months ago

Author Says It's Time To Stop Glorifying Hackers

EEPROMS Re:Also time to stop (479 comments)

Come on now, no one glorifies clowns.

must resist mentioning congress...

about 9 months ago

Schiller Says Apple Is the Last PC Maker From the Mac Era, Forgets About HP

EEPROMS Re:Oh (474 comments)

accept Apple do not technically make computers anymore either, they design them yes but then get them made by OEM's

about 10 months ago

Nissan's Autonomous Car Now Road Legal In Japan

EEPROMS Re:Curiously? (205 comments)

what is curious for me is at what point will insurance companies insist on automated assist drive systems in cars especially considering 95% of crashes are due to human error. In 100 years it may be impossible to get insurance if you drive at all on public roads.

about a year ago

Intel Rolls Out Raspberry Pi Competitor

EEPROMS Re:GMA 600? Last years Atom? $200?!? (214 comments)

There's just one exception: with the graphics processing unit, only the binary files required to drive the GPU are available, as the source code remains closed. Anders said that's a sticking point for some purists

After having to deal with the nightmare that was the GMA500 blobs with intels on and off again linux support you can shove your new binaries were the CRT's don't shine.

about a year ago

UK Mobile ISP Blocks VPN, Citing Access To Porn

EEPROMS Spooks (195 comments)

Or the spooks have been putting a bit of pressure on the CEO's. You would be surprised what you can do with a bit of information regarding the lifestyle of board members of an ISP.

about a year ago

What's Causing the Rise In Obesity? Everything.

EEPROMS Re:Sugar (926 comments)

to back up my above statement there is a good short scientific article regarding sugar that can be found here

about a year ago

What's Causing the Rise In Obesity? Everything.

EEPROMS Sugar (926 comments)

Very simply food manufacturers removed the fat in the 70's and replaced it with huge amounts of sugar. The problem with sugar is the brain doesn't see it as nutrition thus it doesn't suppress your appetite when you eat sugar filled foods.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Is There a Good Device Holster?

EEPROMS Backpack (296 comments)

I have a ton of gadgets I carry around and the best solution, well for me anyway is a backpack. You can get some really well designed backpacks now for holding your gadgets and some even have front storage compartments for mobiles etc.

about a year ago

Nvidia CEO: We Are Working On Next Generation Surface

EEPROMS Dead Horse (200 comments)

News just in vets are now using Outlook to revive dead horses.

about a year ago

Google's Second Generation Nexus 7 Benchmarks

EEPROMS Re:Yawn ... (205 comments)

Shame it has a Qualcom chipset because now for me as a hardware hacker it is off my list of toys to buy. The only thing of interest for me lately the the Ubuntu edge mobile, hopefully they avoid the qualcom mess.

about a year ago

Code Released To Exploit Android App Signature Vulnerability

EEPROMS Re:So... (81 comments)

That was what iIwas thinking, this would only effect people downloading apk files from third party sites or android users downloading files that they think are free version of a $$$ app. If you stick to the Google play app store then you should be fine for now.

about a year ago

World's Smallest Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 Module?

EEPROMS Arm Cluster (42 comments)

I'm surprised no one is making an arm cluster solution based on cheap $30 modules. The modules only need a single fast IO interface that can fit into a backpane. This would allow computer hobbyists to build a cluster over time, they can start with a few modules and work their way up as they get more money.

about a year and a half ago



ISS switches from Windows to Linux, for improved reliability

EEPROMS EEPROMS writes  |  about a year and a half ago

EEPROMS (889169) writes "The United Space Alliance, which manages the computers aboard the International Space Station in association with NASA, has announced that the Windows XP computers aboard the ISS have been switched to Linux . “We migrated key functions from Windows to Linux because we needed an operating system that was stable and reliable.”"


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