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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

Rinikusu Re:Right along side flying cars (641 comments)

I like the idea of a return to the auto-restaurant. With the wall of boxes like a giant vending machine. Staff just refills the holes. I always thought of cyberpunk dining as an extreme powerbar with a nootropic smoothie... :D


6,000 Year Old Temple Unearthed In Ukraine

Rinikusu Burned after abandoment? (109 comments)

Conan: Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That's what's important! Valor pleases you, Crom... so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!

2 days ago

FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

Rinikusu On the other hand... (688 comments)

Now consumers are becoming aware that there's a massive counterfeiting problem and can be better educated to ask their vendors "Hey, is my device legit?" I certainly had no idea that this was going on.

2 days ago

NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

Rinikusu Re:1..2..3 before SJW (765 comments)

Treat them just as you'd treat your non-female co-workers. Of course, then you'll end up with an Adria Richards type who thinks your mentioning of a dongle is sexual harassment.

3 days ago

Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

Rinikusu Re:And this is why Linux will never win the deskto (550 comments)

Erm, no? When I was having wireless issues on a new (to me) Thinkpad, I couldn't even get online to search for the problem. Installing a completely different distro ended up fixing those wireless issues. The Windows installation Linux replaced had no such issues. In fact, I can't think of a time when I *had* wireless issues with Windows, but I can recount many, many issues with wireless under Linux, from having to compile the kernel with things like PCMCIA support to support my old Orinoco Gold PCMCIA cards, etc etc etc. You're probably right: Had I had these same issues under Windows or MacOS, I'd be equally as lost, if not moreso. However, in 15 years of computing, that particular issue has not come up under Windows (although there have been many, many others). Hell, on some of my hardware, I can't even get Linux to install anymore (something about APIC (not APCI), etc) whereas the Windows XP install it came with is perfectly fine. And so on.

I love Linux, use it all the time, but when it's fucked it's good and fucked and my solution these days is just to keep all my data on a different mount just in case I just have to reinstall vs actually troubleshoot an issue.

4 days ago

Developers, IT Still Racking Up (Mostly) High Salaries

Rinikusu Re:Hold on a minute (196 comments)

Depends on where you live, maybe. I can see wage depression here in Los Angeles. I'm loathe to go to SFO simply because of the sheer amount of douchebaggery that's up there, but then again, we have Hollywood here. Might not be much different.

5 days ago

Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

Rinikusu Re:I'm not convinced (387 comments)

Go fuck yourself.

about a week ago

Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

Rinikusu Will it fit in my front pocket? (201 comments)

My Note 2 is at the edge of discomfort already. I'm not going to buy a Fanny pack. Hrm.. maybe JNCO can stage a come-back with Phablet pocket bags.

about two weeks ago

Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

Rinikusu Re:Of course! (566 comments)

I dunno why it never occurred to me, but I wonder what kind of ecological disaster is waiting to happen if one of those ships gets sunk...

about two weeks ago

Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too

Rinikusu Apparently (213 comments)

The only competent coders in the world are the ones who will work for $8/hour.

about two weeks ago

Companies Genetically Engineer Spider Silk

Rinikusu Re:wait, what? (82 comments)

Well, reading the article, it appears they know this and have devised ways to do this. Those methods may or may not be cost-effective, which seems to be the gist of the article: Several labs are touting break-throughs in processing spider silk proteins produced by goats, e. coli, etc etc.

about two weeks ago

Online Creeps Inspire a Dating App That Hides Women's Pictures

Rinikusu Damn girl (482 comments)

Your font looks so good. How about we get together and kern that shit?

about three weeks ago

Could Maroney Be Prosecuted For Her Own Hacked Pictures?

Rinikusu FUCK! (274 comments)

I clicked on a Bennet hassington article. FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK.

about three weeks ago

Back To Faxes: Doctors Can't Exchange Digital Medical Records

Rinikusu Don't worry, everyone (240 comments)

The Free Market shall Provide a binding and comprehensive solution.

about three weeks ago

Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

Rinikusu Re:Start menu usage dropped in lieu of what? (269 comments)

Amusingly enough, my desktop has a ton of icons on it that I never, ever use. Everything's pinned to the taskbar or I use the run box these days, and if I'm really "lost" I go through the start->program files. I have been amused at times to find out the thing I was looking for has an icon on the desktop...

about three weeks ago

Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"

Rinikusu Re:It's true (267 comments)

There's quite a few here in Los Angeles. The issues here are mostly related to population density. Rich tech moguls don't really have to worry about street parking and figuring out how to charge the damned things overnight like the rest of the plebes. And, realistically, the average American is having a hard enough time paying for a mortgage (lol), much less trying to pay for a $70k car that's got limited range, requires a dedicated charging station that they don't have a spot to install, etc. I like Tesla, hope they have long-term success, but I'm certainly not in the market for one, either.

about three weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Is Reporting Still Relevant?

Rinikusu Re: Unfortunately (179 comments)

If only we had a way to.. automate repetitive tasks? Why, what a world we'd live in!

about a month ago

Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

Rinikusu Re:Oh good (907 comments)

This is all well and good if you live in a city where one can rent a place with a shade-tree to practice your shade-tree mechanics, but many of us (like most of the of the country) live in areas with high populations and even less parking. Not to disagree, though, because my first car was a 1980 Toyota Corolla that I replaced the starter on on Christmas Day in the parking lot of a grocery storm during a sleet storm (no exaggeration). Lesson learned was to budget for car repairs because that shit sucks. But that was a different city with lower costs than Los Angeles.

Now, for my current situation, fuck a car. My neighborhood is metered parking, 1 hour limit, no way anyone can really work on a car under these conditions. So I ditched the car. Bicycles are even cheaper than cars, bus pass is cheaper than cars, walking is cheaper than cars, and while I now have a motorcycle, it's still cheaper than a car. I agree whole heartedly that one should try to just buy outright, and buy used if possible. Depreciation is a bitch.

about a month ago

IBM Solar Concentrator Can Produce12kW/day, Clean Water, and AC

Rinikusu Re:47 square yards? (268 comments)

You typically buy fabrics by the square yard/meter. I know cubic yard is common for landscaping, as well. I wonder if construction trades also do similar for certain construction?

about a month ago


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