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Ask Slashdot: When Does Time Tracking at Work Go Too Far?

EngrBohn Very short conversation (630 comments)

I can give you an answer, but it'll have to take less than three minutes to explain. More than three minutes gets rounded to six minutes, a billable tenth of an hour.

about 2 years ago

Cheap Solar Panels Made With An Ion Cannon

EngrBohn Re:"Hydrogen ion" AKA proton (395 comments)

I just looked at the company's website. There, they do call them protons: "In PIE, high-energy protons (or hydrogen ions) are embedded into 'donor' wafers", where PIE means "Proton Induced Exfoliation".

more than 2 years ago

Cheap Solar Panels Made With An Ion Cannon

EngrBohn Re:"Hydrogen ion" AKA proton (395 comments)

I think they're calling them hydrogen ions to clarify where the hydrogen bubbles come from.

more than 2 years ago

Ford System Will Warn, Correct Lane-Drifting Drivers

EngrBohn Turn signals are a good thing (469 comments)

Personally, I'd guess that a turn signal will convince the AI to allow an intentional lane change.

more than 2 years ago

What Do We Do When the Internet Mob Is Wrong?

EngrBohn Shocked, I say! (361 comments)

I am shocked --SHOCKED!-- to learn that I something on the internet might be incorrect.

more than 2 years ago

Why Android Upgrades Take So Long

EngrBohn Impatient whipper-snappers (226 comments)

Why do Android upgrades take so long? You're kidding, right? Probably not... about the time that Android 4.0 came out, there was an article about Android 2.3 being "long in the tooth". I bought my Android 2.1 phone in June 2010. Android 2.2 had just come out, but the only things that the 2.2 phones offered over 2.1 were built-in wifi sharing (didn't need), 4G (not available within 300 miles of my home), and a front-facing camera -- and I wasn't going to spend an extra $100 for the front-facing camera. Since then, Android 2.3 came out (December 2010), then 3.0 (February 2011), 3.1 (May), 3.2 (July), and 4.0 (October). Looking back, 2.1 came out in January 2010, and 2.0 in October 2009. Ignoring the tablet-only 3.x, that's still five versions in two years! Even the ten month wait from 2.3 to 4.0 is hardly an eon.

more than 2 years ago

Hubble Directly Images Disc Around a Black Hole

EngrBohn Re:Brilliant (76 comments)

Alas, we have no way to conduct servicing missions to maintain HST. Sooner or later, it will have to be decommissioned.

more than 2 years ago

The Brain's Secret For Sleeping Like a Log

EngrBohn EEG Screen Capture (259 comments)

Did anyone else notice that the EEG machine used to measure the ability to ignore noises was muted?

more than 4 years ago

Rewriting a Software Product After Quitting a Job?

EngrBohn Zilog (604 comments)

They did what it generally sounds like you plan to do. Of course, the differences are hardware vs software, and 30-some years.

more than 5 years ago


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