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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

RogueWarrior65 I won't care as long as their Mac drivers suck (687 comments)

Dear FTDI, fix your damn Mac drivers. I'm tired of them kernel panicing my machine and you refusing to help because I'm not the OEM buyer of the chips. KTHXBYE.

2 days ago
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Gigabit Cellular Networks Could Happen, With 24GHz Spectrum

RogueWarrior65 Great... (52 comments)

And the signal will be blocked by several pieces of paper.

5 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

RogueWarrior65 What if it's a coincidence? (422 comments)

What if it's not the soda but what people eat while drinking that soda? What if instead of the soda it's all that thai food hackers eat? Oh, and use of the word 'pop' only proves that they tested this in specific parts of the country.

5 days ago
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Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

RogueWarrior65 Scanners put on 10 IQ points (366 comments)

Just as cameras put on ten pounds.

about a week ago
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Samsung's Wi-Fi Upgrades Promise Speeds Up to 4.6Gbps

RogueWarrior65 Re:I'd rather have longer range (92 comments)

Needing lots of access points is bad engineering. Take, for example, the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. When they wanted to have coverage throughout the building, one vendor quoted 1500 access points. Fifteen hundred. That's godawful. Think of the power requirements alone. But that's for a permanent installation. Let's say you wanted to set up a temporary, secure, wireless network in a few minutes for something like an active shooter scenario in a school so that SWAT teams could use it to transmit body-worn camera video back to incident command. You don't have the luxury of time to plan optimum placement or the ability to set up dozens of hotspots. This is where building penetration is essential.

about two weeks ago
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Samsung's Wi-Fi Upgrades Promise Speeds Up to 4.6Gbps

RogueWarrior65 Re:I'd rather have longer range (92 comments)

Exactly. Screw that noise. The TV broadcasters need to give up their white space.

about two weeks ago
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WhatsApp's Next Version To Include VoIP Calls and Recording

RogueWarrior65 Get rid of the phishing e-mails (65 comments)

I don't use this service. If they can kill off the spammy phishing e-mails along with the bogus post office and FedEx ones, I'll be happier.

about two weeks ago
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Samsung's Wi-Fi Upgrades Promise Speeds Up to 4.6Gbps

RogueWarrior65 I'd rather have longer range (92 comments)

Give me a wifi router that whose signal can penetrate the walls and floors of your average 10-story building.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Books On the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla?

RogueWarrior65 The one you don't have access to (140 comments)

I'd say the best book has to be the collection of his papers taken by government agents from room #3327 on the 33rd floor of the Hotel New Yorker.

about two weeks ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

RogueWarrior65 So what does Rossi want? (986 comments)

Has anyone ever asked the guy what he wants? Does he want a lot of money? Does he want fame? He's already got notoriety. Accolades? The guy has to want something.

about two weeks ago
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ChromeOS Will No Longer Support Ext2/3/4 On External Drives/SD Cards

RogueWarrior65 They want a rental business model (345 comments)

Google appears to be jumping on the rental business model. If you have to store stuff in the cloud, chances are you'll have to store stuff in their cloud (hey hey you you get off of my cloud). Eventually, you won't be able to move your data off of their cloud and once they get a captive audience, they'll start charging for it somehow.
Some might say that Google has now become "The Man" so stick it to The Man and buy a real computer.

about two weeks ago
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Despite Push From Tech Giants, AP CS Exam Counts Don't Budge Much In Most States

RogueWarrior65 Who cares about a test? (144 comments)

As an employer, I would care far less about how people do on a test then I do about actual projects they've worked on or finished programs they can demonstrate. IMHO, STEM jobs are far less about theory and more about practical applications.

about two weeks ago
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Z Machine Makes Progress Toward Nuclear Fusion

RogueWarrior65 Gotta be a downside somewhere (151 comments)

Wouldn't it suck (literally and figuratively) if we discovered that the waste product of a fusion reaction are gravitons?

about two weeks ago
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Antiperspirants Could Contribute to Particulate Pollution

RogueWarrior65 Euphemisms? (70 comments)

I'm forced to wonder if "environmental scientist" is now a euphemism for "60s flower child."

about two weeks ago
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Flash IDE Can Now Reach Non-Flash Targets (Including Open Source)

RogueWarrior65 Oh great...even shorter battery life (57 comments)

I hope somebody involved with the project has enough brains to make the code power efficient.

about two weeks ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

RogueWarrior65 Not only women (728 comments)

I call B.S. on playing the sexism card. Trolls are trolls regardless of who the target is. This particular troll is particularly obnoxious. Had Ms. Sierra used a gender-neutral nom de guerre, I dare say that the results would have been similar with the exception of the SSN aspects.

about two weeks ago
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Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines

RogueWarrior65 The Bureaucrat Effect (403 comments)

This is what happens when uneducated, uninformed Peter-Principle bureaucrats dictate fuel efficiency standards without checking with real engineers to find out if it's even possible.

about two weeks ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

RogueWarrior65 It depends on your level of motivation (425 comments)

I believe that 30 year figure can be significantly shortened if our level of motivation is high enough. Take, for example, the Hoover Dam. It was built in 5 years. Or the first Transcontinental Railroad which was built in 6 years. If these projects were undertaken today, they'd probably take several times longer or quite possibly they'd never get built at all because of the quagmire of bureaucracy. Look at Boston's Big Dig which took 15 years to complete.

The war on terror or southern border control or even California's high-speed rail project could be completed very quickly but people would have to be willing to cut through the bullsh*t to get them done.

about two weeks ago
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Genes Don't Just Predict Intelligence, But Also How Well You Do In School

RogueWarrior65 Hear that ladies? (154 comments)

Want smart kids? Marry the geeks and the nerds.

about two weeks ago

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Poll: How many monthly fees do you pay?

RogueWarrior65 RogueWarrior65 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

RogueWarrior65 (678876) writes "How about a poll on how many monthly fees you pay for every month e.g. cellphone, broadband, Netflix, Lifelock, etc, etc. etc, etc. etc.
1-5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, more than 20"
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Retro-electronics: The Philips Coffee Machine

RogueWarrior65 RogueWarrior65 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

RogueWarrior65 (678876) writes "In the early 1970s, I was fortunate to discover the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto. For the Gen Y'ers out there who never knew a world without computers, to Gen X'ers, this place was the future. Computer technology was just beginning to be exposed to the world and this museum had the coolest exhibits around most of which were interactive. One of the exhibits was a machine reminiscent of an old vending machine. On its face was a large circuit board with lights that spelled out the word "coffee". There were several dials and a button which when pressed, would cause the machine to speak the word. The knobs adjusted various inflections and tonal qualities of the speech. Feeling nostalgic, I inquired of the museum about this exhibit. Was it still there? If not, was it in storage somewhere and could I purchase it. I was told that the machine was developed by Philips Electronics but the exhibit was no longer in their collection. Then I asked Philips about it and was told that no, they have nothing in the archives, no schematics or parts list. A Google search is came up empty as well. So, for mature slashdotters out there, does anyone have any more information on this gadget?"

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