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What is your computer most often plugged into?

Osgeld Re:UPS (216 comments)

I agree, I have one that is starting to complain about the battery and its somewhere tween 4 and 5 years, who cares a replacement UPS in the same size cost less than 100 bucks, its about equal to the cost of the battery

frankly with UPS's being fairly cheap until you get into the big boys, its probably better to replace the whole darn thing anyway as 4-5 years of getting nailed by the environment probably has weakened its protection hardware anyway

4 days ago
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MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

Osgeld dont see how (323 comments)

since you make your candy bars 10% smaller every year (and charge the same price if not more)

about two weeks ago
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Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

Osgeld Re:Quit buying games on day one (473 comments)

here's a better thought, dont buy Ubisoft, they are a shit company with a long history of releasing buggy garbage among other shitty company practices

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

Osgeld Re:I'm surrounded by morons (613 comments)

no, no it wasnt, please read the thread

daylight savings time happens when the days are longest, if the entire reason for it is that poeple dont like driving home in the dark why the hell doesnt it happen during the winter when it gets dark out 4-5 hours earlier than it does in DST?

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

Osgeld Re:I'm surrounded by morons (613 comments)

doesnt get dark here till 9 PM under DST, so what the hell does it matter when I leave at 6

about three weeks ago
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China Completes Its First Lunar Return Mission

Osgeld Re:Welcome to 1970, China! (109 comments)

at the time of this post, neither has china

I aim to become a millionaire next week, lets see if I accomplish it, odds are about the same

about three weeks ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

Osgeld Just the two and modern? (863 comments)

wow talk about not knowing whats going on, from day one there's been multiple factions doing their own thing on every little single nitpicky detail, which is why linux is both good, and a fucking nightmare to deal with

keep squabbling

about a month ago
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Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

Osgeld Re:Cars will be the secondary market (287 comments)

over 100% turnover per year?

think they are selling you something...

for instance there is a driver in my family, been driving for a few decades and at least 1 decade for the same company

about a month ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

Osgeld oh well (700 comments)

FTDI has .... interesting level of support, they THINK they are the only ones in the universe with a USB to various serial devices, but they are not, prolific chips are easier to design with since they are pretty much a drop n go part, TI and Microchip have some good ones, and any yahoo can take a cheap usb device capable micro and make their own which is what arduino did years ago.

so I applaud you FTDI for taking a stand, DONT make it a pain in the ass for me, the guy who has no problems using someone else's chip in my design

about a month ago
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Lead Mir Developer: 'Mir More Relevant Than Wayland In Two Years'

Osgeld Re:Not Invented Here (226 comments)

quoting their website, not my fault they cant be bothered to update it

about a month ago
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Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

Osgeld Re:Hockey puck mouse (370 comments)

I wouldnt even give it that much praise

about a month ago
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Favorite clickbait hook?

Osgeld howabout (238 comments)

none of the above cause I am not retarded

about a month ago
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Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone

Osgeld Re: Perfectly-timed? (252 comments)

also with a heavy dose of stylizing and marketing, and though the fanboi's will come out of the woodwork to kill me on this ... even some of the stuff Jobs let out there wasnt all that great (puck mouse)

about a month ago
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Lead Mir Developer: 'Mir More Relevant Than Wayland In Two Years'

Osgeld Re:Not Invented Here (226 comments)

its more like wayland is Designed by committee which gives you a never ending cluster of everyone's best wishes, which is why after hearing about it since 2008 the most promising thing it can say about itself in the first sentence of their own website is

  GNOME and KDE are expected to be ported to it.

Its DOA

about a month ago
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Facebook 'Safety Check' Lets Friends Know You're OK After a Major Disaster

Osgeld phones during events (130 comments)

everyone gets on their phone at a slightly windy thunderstorm clogging up the networks (voice, data or pots) so I understand that having a OK button to click is more desirable, but does it really solve the problem when everyone and their dog is A) still calling B) trying to update a half dozen media sites and C) now facebook is going to auto spam you complete with graphics and ad's

seems like if you really want to help in this situation it would be better to have phones that can mesh together and ping pong data around until it can find a outlet that is not damaged or clogged, instead of "every phone for itself" system.

about a month ago
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Sharp Developing LCD Screens In Almost Any Shape

Osgeld Re:I dont think its the chips (60 comments)

if you photomask a line or an arch or a zig zag it doesnt matter! its photomasked and etched, you could make it in the shape of a pumpkin and not alter the basic construction methods

about a month and a half ago
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Sharp Developing LCD Screens In Almost Any Shape

Osgeld Re:I dont think its the chips (60 comments)

As someone who designs flex PCB for a living I agree with your facts, though I dont see how it makes much difference if the bonds are in line or in a arch, which was the point of my op

about a month and a half ago
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Sharp Developing LCD Screens In Almost Any Shape

Osgeld Re:I dont think its the chips (60 comments)

as the AC said, its not silicon, its flex pcb bonded to the metalized and etched glass, there's no reason what so ever that it HAS to be in a line or a circle, other than it makes the most since on the edge of a rectangle to make it a line of contact points, even if it WAS silicon there's no reason it has to be square either as its the same principal

trust me, I make flex circuits in all sorts of weird ass shapes, heck I have one that stair-steps in the Z axis as it circles a perimeter. So again there is no reason the driver ic's have to be bonded to a perfect line

about a month and a half ago
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Sharp Developing LCD Screens In Almost Any Shape

Osgeld I dont think its the chips (60 comments)

Just about LCD I have torn open (and there's been lots) has the chips on a bit of flex circuit, usually folded over behind the light defusers, sometimes on the outside of the metal shell. I bet its been at least 2 decades since I have seen one with chips ridgedly attached to the edges of the sceen!

I see no reason why that the driver chips could not be arranged in another shape and traces on kapton film ran over to the actual panel, cause thats what they already do. So there must be a reason why we dont see circle screens ala 1930-50's CRT or any other shape other than everything you film is is in rectangular format

about a month and a half ago

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2nd man charged for fake records at TVA nuke plant

Osgeld Osgeld writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Osgeld (1900440) writes "CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A second contractor employee at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar Nuclear Plant has been charged with falsifying electrical cable inspection records and TVA said in a statement Tuesday that the discovery shows its safeguards are working as designed."
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