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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

ModernGeek Re:Talk is cheap (313 comments)

The companies with these proposals need to send some of their men to the United States so that they may learn how to lobby a government.

about a week ago

Wi-Fi Problems Dog Apple-Samsung Trial

ModernGeek Laziness (80 comments)

This system should have never been designed to be used over a wireless network.

about a week ago

Nest Halts Sales of Smart Fire Alarm After Discovering Dangerous Flaw

ModernGeek Re:Does everything need to be smart? (128 comments)

Yeah, but the WiFi Router is going to be plugged into a telephone, coax, or fiber line that is just as vulnerable to being cut.

about two weeks ago

Should Patients Have the Option To Not Know Their DNA?

ModernGeek Re:Op Out Knowledge? (157 comments)

Say that to any child currently attending a state-mandated educational institution.

about three weeks ago

MIT Researchers Create Platform To Build Secure Web Apps That Never Leak Data

ModernGeek Re: I've implemented something similar (90 comments)

I agree in that this won't be implemented because of the business implications but would also go on to say that this solution is unoriginal and undeserving of all the pomp and circumstance that the media and the educational institutions are giving it, before we know it they're going to give out Ph.D's and there patents for a high school paper on using electrolysis to make hydrogen and oxygen. Call the press!

about three weeks ago

Transformer-Style Scooter Lets You Ride Your Briefcase To Work

ModernGeek Wrong price point, wrong demographic, wrong style (102 comments)

Business professionals such as attorneys and executives are the only people still using briefcases, middle management and your average run of the mill desk jockey might buy one of these as a toy, but not at this price point. You'd have to get it down to the sub-$500 level to hit that target market. This thing is defective by an order of magnitude on many levels.

about a month ago

SpaceX Wants To Go To Mars — and Has a Plan To Get There

ModernGeek Perhaps Mars One and Space X are tighter than we t (236 comments)

I'm wondering if the Mars One project hasn't had a more complex working relationship than previously thought. For all we know, Mars One could just be a separatist marketing arm of Elon Musk.

about a month and a half ago

Interview: Ask Theo de Raadt What You Will

ModernGeek What's your average day like? (290 comments)

Last time I saw pictures, you and others were working from a home. How is everything structured now? Are you living alone and working from your house, or are there others there, too? How has this affected you long term with your personal life and relationships? What type of job did you have before OpenBSD? Assuming you did before, do you ever miss working in an office?

about a month and a half ago

Ford Dumping Windows For QNX In New Vehicles

ModernGeek F/OSS Platform Needed (314 comments)

We need a better F/OSS Platform for this type of development. I would like to see something like GNU/Hurd finally come to fruition and become the one true operating system for embedded devices, upward to desktop/server. With the Mach Kernel, it stands to actually give us a unified kernel that can serve all these purposes without being a giant, sluggish monolithic blob. Once that platform is complete, everyone else can throw their own interfaces and such on top of it.

Android is defective by design, and Ubuntu's solution is right up there with it. QNX is where it's at, but we need a Mach based F/OSS alternative.

about 2 months ago

Star Trek Economics

ModernGeek Re: Yeah, that was about 75 years ago (888 comments)

The role of the big investor is more important than you'd think. The fact that he or she is there because of their past works creates a system where the company will always make money, and when it doesn't...

about 2 months ago

Death Hovers Politely For Americans' Swipe-and-Sign Credit Cards

ModernGeek Re:It's about time. (731 comments)

There goes square...

about 2 months ago

Is Intel Selling Bay Trail Chips Below Cost?

ModernGeek Re:YUP (156 comments)

One of us needs to buy it from dice and keep it running right. I'm younger than most of you, so I'm not a millionaire yet.

If I've learned anything from the community here, it's that everyone has their shit figured out and runs their own small business which has at least a million dollars of liquid assets.

So a few of slashdot's smart asses need to get said asses in gear and preserve this place for the greater good; maybe even make it profitable.

about 2 months ago

Nissan Unveils 88 Pound 400-HP Race Car Engine

ModernGeek Re:For the non USA people (239 comments)

298.279949 kilowatts to be more precise

about 3 months ago

OpenBSD Moving Towards Signed Packages — Based On D. J. Bernstein Crypto

ModernGeek Very surprised that it took this long (232 comments)

I'm surprised that this wasn't implemented a long time ago. Even Windows has had signed code for quiet some time.

about 3 months ago

The Mystery/Myth of the $3 Million Google Engineer

ModernGeek Working men top out around $120k (173 comments)

The working people, including Engineers and Attorneys top out around $120k/yr. If you're going to surpass this ceiling, you must break away and do for yourself. This magic number gives people the illusion of superiority while giving them just enough to remain a slave to society.

about 3 months ago

4K Is For Programmers

ModernGeek Re:Why not just multiple monitors. (520 comments)

The problem that you describe is just an indicator that our software has not yet evolved for this type of display. Solutions to the problems that you have described are sure to pop up as creative individuals start a race toward different solutions.

about 3 months ago

Polar Vortex Sends Life-Threatening Freeze To US

ModernGeek Years from now someone will look at this (684 comments)

Years from now someone will look at this event from lightyears away, and from their telescopes on their planet with a planet wide climate control system, they will see this system and observe a small planet orbiting a star much like their own, with a lot of activity in the radio spectrum being emitted. However, they will dismiss this planet as having intelligent life as the weather patterns are too sporadic to be those from a planet which harbors a civilization; for those who have not yet controlled their planet are simply animals and nothing more.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Life Organization With Free Software?

ModernGeek Re:GNU/Linux and vi (133 comments)

I content that emacs is a great Operating System, however it's still missing a good text editor. I'll stick with vi.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Life Organization With Free Software?

ModernGeek Re: OneNote (133 comments)

The parallels here are so obvious it is laughable. He is trying to take control of his life and you're saying that the control should be handled over to a corporation known to abandon support for it's products as people are still making use of them. All due to a broken business model. GNU/Linux and vi should be enough to get such a simple job done.

about 4 months ago


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