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Rare Photos: Gnu Crashing a Windows 8 Launch Event

Reed Solomon I wish GNU Hurd was ready (313 comments)

Then RMS wouldn't need to hijack linux for his cause.

The best thing to happen to Linux was the philosophy of Open Source.

I'm not unsympathetic to the FSF's goals, but Linux just isn't GNU to me.

about 2 years ago

Rhombus Tech A10 EOMA-68 CPU Card Schematics Completed

Reed Solomon Re:Interesting possibilities (155 comments)

My thinking was that some things could be offloaded to the host device through expansion card slots. Perhaps the use of mini-pci cards or what have you for wifi. Perhaps extra RAM could be added as well without touching the EOMA-68 card.

about 2 years ago

Rhombus Tech A10 EOMA-68 CPU Card Schematics Completed

Reed Solomon Interesting possibilities (155 comments)

Yeah I've been following this for a while as well. I was originally confused by the purpose of the PCMCIA card, but it eventually came through in my mind the idea that the PCMCIA card shaped object is just a REALLY EASILY replaceable motherboard that plugs in to a host device. Granted it's not a PCMCIA card, and it's not called a PCMCIA card.

I like the premise. Buy a barebones laptop shell, plug in the EOMA-68 card device, and boot up. Or plug it into some other type of form factor. Inside of a TV. Inside a media player device. Inside a tablet. So many options. This could be big.

Assuming this uses the Allwinner A10 chip, What is the status of decent hardware video decoding support?

Frankly the fact that they put gigabit ethernet on board is pretty awesome. That's not something that comes with the SoC.

If you did put it in a device shaped like a laptop, would you be able to add more ram, upgrade the wifi card, etc, like a normal laptop or are you stuck with what's on board? Not sure how the card deals with expandability.

Still, if this catches on, maybe RMS will finally be able to move up from his yeeloong lemote

about 2 years ago

Google Unveils Nexus 7 Tablet, Nexus Q 'Social Streaming Device'

Reed Solomon MHL (261 comments)

Does the Nexus 7 tablet support MHL cable output?

If it doesn't, great disappointment. I can live with the lack of SD slot, but no video output is a deal breaker.

more than 2 years ago

Mars Rover Turns Up Evidence Of Water

Reed Solomon Re:Haven't we seen this before? (95 comments)

Indeed, the colour magenta is scientifically proven to stop solar winds.

more than 2 years ago

More Malicious Apps Found On Google Play

Reed Solomon It drives me crazy (143 comments)

Why can't they offer a vetting process for apps? Not everything needs the "Google seal of approval", but having a google verified or trusted apps icon appear on an app might alleviate some of the problems, or at least the perception of the google market store (I can't call it google play store, it's just stupid) being a haven for malware and cheap ripoffs.

In fact, this could be a policy that a third party app store could institute. It would be interesting to see it happen, as they could potentially become more popular than Google's own store.

more than 2 years ago

Rogers Joins Telus In Seeking National Regulation

Reed Solomon Re:I just switched from MTS to Rogers (53 comments)

i did the opposite and now I'm with MTS unlimited 3G data for $75/month. Rogers refuses to offer that option so they can DIAF. Granted I brought my own unlocked Android phone so I'm on month to month.. but that's a bonus as well. MTS's biggest failure is in their still pathetic phone selection. I almost think someone at RIM is a major shareholder and refuses to let them offer anything that isn't a blackberry.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft's Antivirus Briefly Flags As Malicious

Reed Solomon To be fair (123 comments)

in Microsoft's eyes, they are the most malicious threat in existence right now.

more than 2 years ago

Google In Battle With Its Own Lawyers

Reed Solomon Re:Lesson of the day: (271 comments)

Your problem is with your legislature, a corrupt shower of bastards voted in by an ignorant population.

Which is made up predominately with lawyers.

Lawyers who use lawyer speak and care not for what is right for society, but with technicalities and winning arguments and power using them.

more than 2 years ago

Steve Jobs Dead At 56

Reed Solomon Haiku (1613 comments)

Steve Jobs dead
Pancreatic Cancer just as stubborn
As he was

more than 2 years ago

Zotac Releases GeForce GT 520 With Classic PCI Connector

Reed Solomon Re:Just what I've been looking for... (199 comments)

It'd be nice if they also threw in a digital optical s/pdif output on it. But either way, I can now use the PCI slot for this, take out the broadcom decoder mini Pci-e card and use it elsewhere, and put the wireless card in the mini pci-e slot rather than a pci -> mini pci-e adapter. Only problem is now I gotta wait. Do they have an ETA or price estimate anywhere yet?

This may just end up as a hot seller.

more than 2 years ago

Mandriva 2011 Out

Reed Solomon /checks the calender (156 comments)

It is 2011!

That's a good start, and a good sign.

about 3 years ago

'Electronic Skin' Grafts Gadgets To Body

Reed Solomon reminds me of (31 comments)

the old green lantern villain the tattooed man.

more than 3 years ago

Scientists Breeding Super Bees

Reed Solomon They're being bred in Winnipeg (248 comments)

Bee colony confirmed as first round pick in next years NHL draft by Chicago Blackhawks.

more than 3 years ago

PayPal Predicts the End of the Wallet By 2015

Reed Solomon Re:I hope that.. (391 comments)

If it's the end of the wallet, it'll be because PayPal pickpocketed everyone.

more than 3 years ago

@Whitehouse Hosting Twitter Town Hall On Wednesday

Reed Solomon call me when he shows up on efnet (121 comments)

barackoba .. oh so that's why.

stupid 9 character limit. You'd think they'd up that to something sensible. Visa cards can go to 21 characters

That's why Greece hates Efnet and their economy collapsed as a result.

the free internet is gradually being replaced by the proprietary internet.

more than 3 years ago

Bionic Eyeglasses May Boost Impaired Vision

Reed Solomon over 9000 Geordi's agree (43 comments)

I refuse to buy one unless it looks like I'm wearing a hair accessory on my face.

blind people have fashion standards to follow, you know.

more than 3 years ago

The Lesson of Recent Hacktivism

Reed Solomon The problem as I see it. (159 comments)

The governments of the western world seem to have it in mind that criminalizing everything will protect them from some sort of boogeyman/men. Hackers, and in general people who steal whats "theirs". People who just want to share their free thought. What the people in power want is for you to second guess everything you say or do, and to live in fear of the consequences. They want to create a cyber police and regulate every aspect of our lives. For what? For profit. To maintain control. No other reason. We've seen thanks to the actions of Anonymous and wikileaks and others how deep the corruption is. We've seen first hand what happens when some group destroys an entire eco system (the gulf of mexico) compared to when someone attacks the state. Now all the cards are on the table. They want to shut it all down. They want three strikes laws. They want search and seizure laws. They want to do things without due process or warrents. They want to impose their twisted morality on the populace. They want to frame Anonymous/Wikileaks and the like and make them out to be pedophiles or terrorists or pirates or rapists. It's rather disgusting how obvious it is. And the most shocking thing of all is that they are actually SURPRISED by the retaliation they are receiving, as minimal as it is! The actions of what appear to be just a few people have terrified the companies who thought they had carte blanc to do as they pleased. However it hasn't pressed them to change their ways, but to hide behind a veneer of superiority and attempt to stop those selfish robin hoods of the internets.

more than 3 years ago

Mathematics Museum To Open In Manhattan

Reed Solomon Re:Can you blame them? (80 comments)

this is true. I had no love for math until I took computer sciences in high school and suddenly I had a practical use for it. To this day I suffer from bad teaching of math, and I had to catch up to speed on my own.

more than 3 years ago

Mathematics Museum To Open In Manhattan

Reed Solomon Watch them screw it up (80 comments)

They'll do something they think is clever like announcing their opening date as "If a train is heading to Manhattan from Los Angeles to open a museum on mathematics at 50 mph, and leaves on the first friday in July 2011, and another train is heading to Manhattan for the same reason at 150 mph but departs on the following monday, which train arrives on opening day first.. and what date is it?" hurr durrr.

more than 3 years ago


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