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Learn Gate-Array Programming In Python and Software-Defined Radio

Iconoc Re:FOSS and ham radio need fully open FPGAs (51 comments)

Dude, You need to get out more often. I want to post a stinging response, but I don't even know where to start. I work on FPGAs on a daily basis; they are powerful devices, but I have no desire to know the most subtle details. The work of 100's of engineers goes into the development of this year's best devices. Do you propose to gather and employ their combined knowledge somehow? You'd never finish a project.

Your template comparing FPGAs to the GCC compiler is flawed. There is a great economy of scale for FOSS compilers. There isn't one for FPGAs.

Nice rant, wrong topic, IMHO.

about three weeks ago

Solving the Mystery of Declining Female CS Enrollment

Iconoc This is an easy one ... (608 comments)

Consider the possibility that women just aren't interested. Don't apply your feel-good agendas to it and expect it to be magically transformed.

about 3 months ago

Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

Iconoc Re:Advertising (234 comments)

And for the record, I noticed I was getting semi-symetrical service close to a year ago.

about 6 months ago

Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

Iconoc Advertising (234 comments)

So I'm a Verizon customer, etc. How is this anything more than free advertising? What is the compelling need for this to be all over the media, etc?

about 6 months ago

Steve Ballmer In Talks To Buy Los Angeles Clippers

Iconoc Re:Chairs to throw... (76 comments)

These jokes are easy, but they're still funny.

about 8 months ago

Bidding At FCC TV Spectrum Auction May Be Restricted For Large Carriers

Iconoc Mod parent up (91 comments)

AC gets it. No more complicated than what is written above.

about 9 months ago

Obama Says He May Or May Not Let the NSA Exploit the Next Heartbleed

Iconoc Re:There's no information here. (134 comments)

He also forgot to say "let me make one thing perfectly clear."

about 10 months ago

Up To 1000 NIH Investigators Dropped Out Last Year

Iconoc Re:Welcome to a third-rate USA (111 comments)

Administration policies are anti-tax? Really? The GDP suffers due to the heavy load of higher taxes and regulation.

The real story is that things like NASA, NIH, Roads/Bridges, border enforcement aren't important to dear leader, so the budget for those entities suffers.

Now make the case that NASA has suffered due to the anti-tax movement. I'm listening.

about a year ago

Google Buys Home Automation Company Nest

Iconoc Have had a Nest for about two years (257 comments)

It is a great device and I know it has saved me money during long hot summers.

If you are worried about privacy, turn off your cell phones and computers. You've already been pwned.

1 year,16 days

Ford Exec: 'We Know Everyone Who Breaks the Law' Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car

Iconoc Re:In other words ... (599 comments)

I knew I should have looked it up ... Oh well. Thanks for being gentle.

1 year,20 days

Ford Exec: 'We Know Everyone Who Breaks the Law' Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car

Iconoc In other words ... (599 comments)

All your bases are belong to us.

1 year,20 days

A Look at the Koch Brothers Dark-Money Network

Iconoc Re:Is this Slashdot or the daily kos? (406 comments)

It used to be difficult to get an article posted on Slashdot. These days it is pretty easy to get posted as "anonymous reader."

The articles look like this, especially as we move into a new election cycle. Slashdot is on a long slow slide into irrelevance.

about a year ago

Elevated Radiation Claimed At Tokyo 2020 Olympic Venues

Iconoc Re:Every now and then... (164 comments)

Should do a Slashdot Poll for Giant Mythical creatures/mutants likely to attack Japan during the 2020 Olympics.

about a year ago


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