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Jaysu Slow Website (69 comments)

I am unable to post because the website will not load. I have tried several times this morning. Is anyone else having trouble?

about 5 months ago

How To Make 96,000lbs of WWII Machinery Into High-Tech Research Platform

Jaysu 96,000lbs of Wii Machinery? (150 comments)

Wouldn't want to be the guy to wire that one up.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How Much Is a Fun Job Worth?

Jaysu Options A or B (397 comments)

...I choose C. Seriously, find a job that is closer to home and more fun. Those jobs do exist.

more than 2 years ago

Open Source Advocates' Attitudes Toward Profit

Jaysu Re:Mother Theresa Principle (208 comments)

She was against abortion and birth control. This is a Christian tenet that is held by many women (and men) worldwide.

I can't speak for others, but I am glad that I was not aborted.

more than 2 years ago

Google Donating $11.5M To Fight Modern Slavery

Jaysu Re:Legalize it. (302 comments)

Anyone who claims to care about sex slavery and doesn't advocate the legalization of prostitution is simply not serious.

This is a classic example of an informal fallacy. If A -> C, you must support A or you are against C.

By that logic, you must burn your car if you are against pollution. If you don't burn your car, you are for pollution. The problem is that this does not take into account any other side effects.

about 3 years ago

US Student Loans Exceed $1 Trillion

Jaysu Re:You think the housing collapse was bad (917 comments)

"Either large segments of the population are going to have to give up on college or they're going to have to put themselves in a position where default is almost an inevitability."

So you're assuming that there is no middle ground? The choices are bankrupt for life or no college at all? How about an in-state institution with a scholarship or two. This is obtainable for a reasonably smart person. I did this, and I paid off all loans in just about one year. Sure, I did not go buy a brand new car after college, but I am debt free and loving life.

more than 3 years ago

Considering a Fair Penalty For Illegal File-sharing

Jaysu Re:I'll give it a shot. (728 comments)

So someone who accidentally shares their music library for a couple days...

Should not be in court at all, since there is no intent to commit a crime or violate copyright.

...so what if I accidentally hit your car? I didn't mean to do it.

Better yet, what if I accidentally share your business plan online? Pretend all of your competitors download this and use it. You lose profits within weeks. I didn't steal it, I accidentally copied it. No harm, right?

more than 4 years ago

Online Chess With Physical Pieces On a Chessboard

Jaysu Re:Good hack (63 comments)

Yeah, we only had one semester to build that, so that is all we could do with that time frame. Hindsight 20/20, we would have picked faster motors. The sound could easily be reduced by enclosing the unit. We left it open for display purposes. As for the surface, we used plexiglass, and gave it a coating to reduce the glare. Good times.

more than 4 years ago

Online Chess With Physical Pieces On a Chessboard

Jaysu Re:Good hack (63 comments)

This project is similar to my old senior design project in college. We built a chess game where the computer could detect and physically move the piece to the proper place (video below). It brings a smile to my face, now that I'm not being graded on it anymore :)


more than 4 years ago

Inside the Windows 7 Launch Party Pack

Jaysu Party Pack! (267 comments)

So I'm wondering what is actually inside the party pack. Since I'm wanting to abide by the rules around here, can someone please read TFA and tell me?

more than 5 years ago

How To Store Internal Hard Drives?

Jaysu Re:Easy solution (393 comments)

"make sure your closet doesn't overheat"

Yeah, 'cause then you might have to come out of it.

more than 5 years ago

Engineering Students Build Robotic Foosball Players

Jaysu Nothing New (59 comments)

Some fellow students of mine built this project years ago at Georgia Tech for their senior design project. I believe they only had 4 people working on it as well. The final product functioned well, and reacted quickly.

My group built a fully automated electro-mechanical chess board (nothing new here either). Any other cool projects out there?

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Feared Mac Vs. Vista In '05

Jaysu Re:Tiget may be better than Vista, but (652 comments)

I'm not even a Mac fan, but let's entertain this scenario...

You and I sell apples on a street. My apples have worms inside, yet appear just fine. Your apples appear the same, yet have no worms. Do you just advertise that your apples are tasty? I think letting people know about the worms in my apples might just boost your sales. But hey, thanks for keeping my secret :)

more than 5 years ago

As Seas Rise, Maldives Seek To Buy a New Homeland

Jaysu Re:A simple question (521 comments)

Perhaps a trivial question, but how would one measure a level increase of 3.1mm? No part of the ocean is completely calm, and such a small increase would seem almost impossible to measure in precise quantities. I do understand that number is likely an average given over time, but that still seems hard to measure as well, given all the variables (moon's gravitational pull, storm pressure systems, Al Gore, etc.)

more than 6 years ago



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