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Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

Maxwell I'll stick with PNG.... (377 comments)

I'll stick with PNG.... because it's fully supported and... Oh, wait. Nevermind.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are Any Certifications Worth Going For?

Maxwell Re:Get an MBA (317 comments)

You sound like a horribly bad PM, the things you complained about are the PM's responsibility . I am sure no one was sad to see you go....

sheesh.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are Any Certifications Worth Going For?

Maxwell Re:Been there done that. Made the leap. (317 comments)

That can work. Making the leap from technology leader to business leader is not easy. It is very tempting to fall back on old, reliable, technology skills like you did. Hey, you were good at that stuff so it is easy. recruiters want you for your past, but you want a different future.

If you do an MBA you have to realize, and accept, that an MBA is not the end . It is the beginning of learning a whole new set of skills you don't have right now.

if MBA is out, I recommend PMP and ITIL. Both applicable to both technology and business side and will help you make the leap...

about two weeks ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Maxwell Re:Algorithm (602 comments)

That's already illegal in most countries (any IFRS country). See Transfer Pricing and 'non arms length transactions' for the details....

about three weeks ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Maxwell Re:Great (602 comments)

And companies don't get any of those services, nor do they benefit from any of those services. Services like IP property rights, employment laws, public education for workers are of no benefits to corporations. As none of that benefits the corporations, they should be free to ship all the profits to Ireland/no tax jurisdictions while continuing to do business in England! Right? Right, not left, right!

about three weeks ago
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Chromebooks Overtake iPads In US Education Market

Maxwell Let's talk userbase.... (193 comments)

So they outsold iPad one quarter? And now they are the leader? What about the previous 15 quarters going back to the ipad launch? They have a LOOOOOONG way to go to replace Ipads.

about three weeks ago
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Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber

Maxwell Bankrupt? The sky is falling! Really? (329 comments)

"I'm already at peace with the idea that I'm going to go bankrupt," said Larry Ionescu, who owns 98 Chicago taxi medallions.

Then,

'In Chicago, their value has doubled since 2009.'

1) Does not compute
2) diversification, look it up

about three weeks ago
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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

Maxwell Re:I agree, except: (390 comments)

Because you cant see the back of it, where the rooster tail is?

My though is why do the TIE's fire? blasters go straight. If you aren't lined up, what's the point of firing?

about three weeks ago
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Uber's Android App Caught Reporting Data Back Without Permission

Maxwell Re:Spoofing (234 comments)

It's nothing a hundred men or more could ever do.

about three weeks ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

Maxwell Re:Um, what? (433 comments)

So your saying Bush is retarded?

about three weeks ago
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A Toolbox That Helps Keep You From Losing Tools (Video)

Maxwell You need a $300 tablet to check out a $15 tool? (82 comments)

Giving staff that have a proven ability to lose wrenches, a tablet, so they can track the wrench doesn't seem like a valid solution....

about a month ago
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Interviews: Ask the Hampton Creek Team About the Science and Future of Food

Maxwell Re:Why would you call something Mayo that isn't? (145 comments)

Why not let the Food and Drug Administration an the Code of federal Regulations Title 21 tell you, exactly, what the legal definition of Mayonnaise is?

To quote:

a) "Description. Mayonnaise is the emulsified semisolid food prepared from vegetable oil(s), one or both of the acidifying ingredients specified in paragraph (b) of this section, and one or more of the egg yolk-containing ingredients specified in paragraph (c) of this section."

source:
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/cfrsearch.cfm?fr=169.140

Now that that is put to bed, care to explain how something that doesn't include eggs, as specified by the FDA, can be called Mayo?

about a month ago
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Interviews: Ask the Hampton Creek Team About the Science and Future of Food

Maxwell Why would you call something Mayo that isn't? (145 comments)

Why would you call something Mayo that isn't?

Are your other product names as equally misleading?

about a month ago
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Multiple Manufacturers Push Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars, But Can They Catch Tesla?

Maxwell We don't need another distribution network. (293 comments)

We have propane, natural gas, automotive fuel and electricity widely available. The cost of building a 5th energy source is prevent Hydrogen from going anywhere. ...

about a month ago
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Multiple Manufacturers Push Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars, But Can They Catch Tesla?

Maxwell Re:Can they catch BMW? (293 comments)

Per your own statistic on the first in the first 3 months of the year Tesla sold 5000 cars. That's 1666 a month. They sold 2500 in September. They already have over 50,000 in the market place worldwide.

BMW is selling 1000/month of their electric(y) car.

Based on the numbers how long will it take for BMW to catch Tesla?

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Hackable Car?

Maxwell Re:Automatically Holding Up (195 comments)

"One touch up" is common on just about every new car. There is a sensor that detects stoppage and sends the window back down. Simple.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Hackable Car?

Maxwell 1977 Oldsmobile cutlass/GM equivalent (195 comments)

Totally open platform, well documented, simple wiring and so common that replacement parts are easy to find. Also acceptable, Malibu, Monte Carlo, etc. Get the 350/3speed auto version. I recommend Olds because most them have power windows, 4 speaker radios and other 'luxury' items.

In 1978 the emissions regs kicked in and things started to get weird.

Hacking a modern car is not for the hobbyist, the nanny state and sensor system are complex proprietary, closed systems.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Hackable Car?

Maxwell Re:I just want to... (195 comments)

have you searched online? There is sometimes a way to "program" it. On a modern GM (2010+ ) hold the Information and Reset buttons at the same time. A menu will pop up on the multi display and you can set various things. There are often hidden codes (Chrysler used to use the headlight switch as a selector, with the horn as feedback - so you are sitting in your driveway , honking horns and flashing lights :) as well...

about 1 month ago
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It's Not Developers Slowing Things Down, It's the Process

Maxwell Re:Nope... Nailed It (186 comments)

Your argument is nonsense and can be extended to: he didn't even mention the servers, be sure to add a few megs of RAM for each feature to developed, and some HDD space too. Oh, and increase the chip speed for each new feature as well! Then later but new servers to replace the cobbled together disasters you built on the fly.

We use Agile for the *development* process which is distinct from the *design* process. That is, we do architecture up front, including DB design, and - surprise - we even build the server platforms too!

Business gets an opportunity once a month to change development priority order. Once. A. month. New features introduce are written up, added to the feature list and the business gets to include them in next months re-prioritization.

It's simple , everyone gets it, and the business (ie the people paying the bills) love it. And that's bad, how?

about 1 month ago

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