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DIY Wearable Pi With Near-Eye Video Glasses

Lumpy Re:That VGA cable it's using... (47 comments)

The Pi has a VGA out? What the hell have I been buying that only has HDMI and composite?

2 hours ago
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DIY Wearable Pi With Near-Eye Video Glasses

Lumpy Re:Just what we need - more glassholes (47 comments)

Wrong, the objections are just from losers that are jealous or anti technology. Anyone with half a brain knows the camera is not recording all the time and you cant start recording with just your mind.

2 hours ago
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Implant Injects DNA Into Ear, Improves Hearing

Lumpy Hell with hearing better.... (33 comments)

Cure Tinnitus... more people suffer from that infernal ringing than anything else....

yesterday
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Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

Lumpy Entertained.... (376 comments)

Utterly entertained how 90% of the "outraged" comments here about "racist" are all from lilly white armchair activists.

Get off your Asses and into the streets and in the faces of the leaders, all of you just flap lips instead of actually doing something. Where were you when the law was up for a vote?

yesterday
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Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

Lumpy Re:Not really needed anymore. (376 comments)

We do this with CEO's. Very few of them are actually very intelligent.

yesterday
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'The Door Problem' of Game Design

Lumpy A great fail example... RAGE (289 comments)

90% of the doors in the game are fake and you can not get into them. Honestly, all that does it make players think the developers just half assed the game, and in RAGE's instance it is... 2 full DVD's and it has a shorter single player game than most of the War games that are designed to be not single player.

yesterday
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The $5,600 Tablet

Lumpy Consumers have no clue... (94 comments)

I rock a Panasonic Toughbook laptop and a Panasonic Toughbook tablet.

Toughpad FZ-A1 for my android tablet and a toughbook 31 I carry for work more money in tablet and laptop than most of you have every owned in your car. I work in very dusty and dirty environments programming smartbuildings while they are under construction.

The number of people that whine the ,"OMG why did you buy that expensive thing" I then drop it on it's edge from 4 feet and then ask if their Nexus 7 is "the exact same thing" that they drop their on the edge right now. I own a nexus 7 they break if you look at them funny. I can read the screens better in direct sunlight, consumer tablets are unusable out in the direct sun.

Note: panasonic is a lot cheaper than this botique brand, and the Govt uses them on a regular basis.

yesterday
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Will the Nissan Leaf Take On the Tesla Model S At Half the Price?

Lumpy Re:Oh noes, I can't drive X miles (389 comments)

So the air conditioner running full blast is free?

Who's the one slinging FUD now?

2 days ago
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Will the Nissan Leaf Take On the Tesla Model S At Half the Price?

Lumpy Re:what happens when the batters wears out? (389 comments)

It should, you are just not maintaining it 4 oil changes at $50 each = $200 Each year you should do one other service item, This year I had brake fluid flushed at $325 (I'm up to $525) next year is a transmission fluid and filter at $600. Last year I had the AC serviced to the tune of $400 and saved me from having an expensive Compressor failure later on. 2 years from now is time for a tuneup, etc....

And that is my honda civic. Most cars have about $600 in basic maintenance costs. Some need it more like the GM garbage that started to fall apart after 5 years.

2 days ago
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Will the Nissan Leaf Take On the Tesla Model S At Half the Price?

Lumpy Re:Oh noes, I can't drive X miles (389 comments)

if you drive a car you are insane, 2 miles can be leisurely walked in 15 minutes. get a small folding bicycle and you can make it there in less than 5 minutes.

2 days ago
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Will the Nissan Leaf Take On the Tesla Model S At Half the Price?

Lumpy Re:Oh noes, I can't drive X miles (389 comments)

Because mile ranges change based on driving.. Grandma can eat up the 100 mile range driving around in town on a 102 degree day without ever going more than 20 miles away from home.

You might like the possibility of having to push the car home, Grandma on the other hand does not.

2 days ago
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In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor

Lumpy Re:By what definition of "rich"? (306 comments)

Correct.
I dont either. I just sit here. but I have worked for a living in a foundry, THOSE people actually work, us in the offices just screw around all day.

2 days ago
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In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor

Lumpy Re:By what definition of "rich"? (306 comments)

You are confusing Rich with "ultra rich"

If you are one of the snobbish rich that say you are not rich but you have a nanny for your kids.... Oh sorry, an Au Pair, Nanny sounds so pompish... Then you are rich.

The fact that your income each year can put 10 families into homes and feed them IN THE USA is another good example of you are actually rich.

Yes, $25K a year is enough to put a small very poor family in a crackhouse apartment and feed them.

2 days ago
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Scammers Lower Comcast Bills, Get Jail Time

Lumpy Comcast lying to raise rates... (99 comments)

Yet another reason that I will never ever give comcast a dime of my money. These scumbags are claiming they must raise rates? They already make record profits.

2 days ago
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Administration Ordered To Divulge Legal Basis For Killing Americans With Drones

Lumpy Re:All Obama, All the time (307 comments)

No Obamacare is the fault of republicans. it should have been single payer and kicked the insurance companies and big pharma in the nuts. the Repubs demanded it be the corporate welfare for insurance companies it is today.

2 days ago
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Administration Ordered To Divulge Legal Basis For Killing Americans With Drones

Lumpy Re:Obligatory (307 comments)

Unless US citizens are deemed to be enemy combatants, then you can murder all of them you want. No military man went to trial and was executed for the murders in kent state.

If you think the US military will not mow down US citizens on orders, then you are insane. Go and ask off duty military men what their oath means. none of them will say they frag their superior officer before shooting an american citizen.

2 days ago

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Steve Jackson Games to Re Release OGRE by using kickstarter.

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  about 2 years ago

Lumpy (12016) writes "IT seems that many geeks late night prayers have been answered. Steve Jackson Games is going to re release O.G.R.E. as a super deluxe verswion and he is using Kickstarter as a way to get the ball rolling.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847271320/ogre-designers-edition

I for one remember a lot of time spent playing OGRE with friends at school, on the bus, etc.. IT was a dirt cheap paper game back then but was unlike anything else ever released."

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Linux and Windows H.323 Videoconferencing apps?

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  about 4 years ago

Lumpy (12016) writes "I work with businesses that have Tandberg and Polycom H.323 Videoconferencing gear every day. Many of them are medical companies or research companies here in the USA that communicate with doctors in 3rd world countries that don't have the resources we do here and have asked me if there are any free or open source H.323 video conferencing apps available for linux and Windows. I was able to find one for Mac OSX, xmeeting but It seems that the offerings for Windows and Linux are either nonexistent or hiding.

What do you use for real videoconferencing?"
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Satellite collision might cause problems in space.

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Lumpy writes "reading my morning RSS feeds I saw this article at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090212/ap_on_sc/satellite_collision about a Russian and American satellite collision in space that has debris that is worrying the ESA and NASA. From the Article — "Scientists are keeping a close eye on orbital debris created when two communications satellites — one American, the other Russian — smashed into each other hundreds of miles above the Earth. NASA said it will take weeks to determine the full magnitude of the unprecedented crash and whether any other satellites or even the Hubble Space Telescope are threatened. The collision, which occurred nearly 500 miles over Siberia on Tuesday, was the first high-speed impact between two intact spacecraft, NASA officials said." Is this a precursor of the fabled "cascade" that everyone has been worrying about might happen in orbit? Granted it was in higher orbit than the ISS and where the shuttle operates, but it may have a HUGE impact on communications if the debris cloud rips apart other satellites."
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Great games to put on a Free PC.

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Lumpy (12016) writes "I am giving several new Pc's to a local charity that will be giving them to needy kids this Xmas. They are not powerful, basically baseline Dells that have intel graphics and Celeron, but more than enough to do homework and other studies on. They are going out with XP on them, and a Ubuntu CD. as well as a bunch of OSS software like OO.o and the others.. But I would like to include some games for the kids. Strategy, fun, etc... Great freeware games that are fun to play. Anyone have a list of the best games that a 13-16 year old will like to play that are free and legal to give away?"
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Comcast loses lawsuit over moving analog channels

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Lumpy (12016) writes "Comcast Lost their lawsuit to move analog channels to the digital tier. http://blog.mlive.com/chronicle/2008/01/lawsuit_seeks_to_block_comcast.html#preview Comcast has been trying to move channels around in Michigan claiming they need to move analog channels to the Encrypted digital channels. Their latest attempt was to move the community access channels in the detroit area. Comcast keeps claiming they NEED to do this, but in fact can simply move channels to Unencrypted QAM channels giving them the space they need while eliminating the required Comcast cable box. Almost all TV's sold in the past 5 years can receive unencrypted QAM channels over cable-tv."
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Best USB thumb drive for keychain

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Lumpy writes "After having to replace my 8th USB thumbdrive I have had attached to my key chain in 2 years because of failures I was starting to wonder,What have other slashdotters found as their best choice in a USB thumb drive?

I love having one on my key chain, but 95% of these things have a port cover that gets lost in the first 10 minutes, have a really bad design for attaching to the key chain so you lose the drive completely, or are incredibly bad quality, my last designer leather on with leather cover strap comes to mind.

What do you use for your always with you most important usb thumb drive? What is the most durable that will take getting dropped in a puddle or survive living on a key chain?"
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Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Lumpy writes "Lately there has been a HUGE push by Certified Microsoft Professionals and their companies to call clients and warn them of the dangers of open source. This week I received calls from 4 different customers that they were warned that they are dangerously insecure because they run Open Source Operating systems or Software because "anyone can read the code and hack you with ease" they are being told. Other colleagues in the area also have noticed this about 3 Microsoft Partners or so they claim have been going out of their way to strike fear of OSS in companies that respond with "yes we use Open source or Linux" when the sales call comes in. I know this is simply a sales tactic by these companies that will remain nameless, but how do I fix the damage caused by these sales tactics? I have several customers that now want more than my word about the security of the systems that have worked for them flawlessly for over 5-6 years now with minimal expense outside of upgrades and patching for security. Does anyone have a good plan or sources of reliable information that can be used to inform the customer?"

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