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FAA Shuts Down Search-and-Rescue Drones

Spiked_Three Re:Not just an RC Plane (213 comments)

Again, results. The guy with the wing has them, you with your quad do not.

Now I do know the guy who sends up a red on an octo fitted with infared in bad weather. So there are some special cases when a multi rotor might be more appropriate, but day to day SAR, no, not even in the ballpark. If altitude is a problem you put something other than a POS GoPro on it. You arent trying to find anything real time anyhow. Actually, never mind. I'm starting to doubt you have ever done anything real, just your imagination.

2 days ago
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FAA Shuts Down Search-and-Rescue Drones

Spiked_Three Re:FAA Didn't get the Memo? (213 comments)

well, it's still in an appeals process, so I wouldnt say decided, but at the moment the FAA is on the losing side for sure.

3 days ago
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FAA Shuts Down Search-and-Rescue Drones

Spiked_Three Re:Not just an RC Plane (213 comments)

you have no idea what you are talking about. Butt out while you can. This dude has been doing it for a while, last I read I think he had located 11 deceased children, and he uses a wing. How's your quad record?

Quad's do not have the range, period. It is common sense, called glide.

3 days ago
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FAA Shuts Down Search-and-Rescue Drones

Spiked_Three Re:Fuck the FAA (213 comments)

wow - I expected a few of you to know what has been going on.

The FAA fined someone $10,000 not long ago. His lawyer filed a motion to dismiss. The administrative judge you name, indicated the FAA has no current authority to do dick (pirker vs. FAA).

The FAA has appealed, but at the moment, the ruling is The FAA doesn't have dick. Even with the appeal, because of how the ruling is written (somewhat intentionally I ber), the stay from appeal also means the FAA doesn't have dick.

If the FAA thinks they are going to force a humanitarian effort with support of local law enforcement to cease in order to extend their dick, guess what is going to get stepped on?

3 days ago
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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

Spiked_Three Re:informal poll (639 comments)

holy shit. the fact you think OSS software is even in the same league as Adobe apps is an indicator you are totally clueless.

about two weeks ago
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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

Spiked_Three Re:informal poll (639 comments)

People run windows, because, ummm, maybe it has software that is usable?

Adobe apps for instance. Yes, I could run them on an overpriced mac, that is an option, if I do not mind being locked into the most obviously nefarious corporate slime in existence.

The fact that you don't understand this, means you probably are very limited in your understanding of how people use computers in general. That takes nothing away from your technical skills. Just wouldnt put you in charge of I.T. at a company bigger than say, 2.

Look, windows is still at over 80% market share. You are flat out ignoring reality when you say you dont get why anyone runs windows. It does not make you look smart, I'm sure that was what you were trying to accomplish.

about two weeks ago
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Should Patients Have the Option To Not Know Their DNA?

Spiked_Three Other similar situations (157 comments)

wasn't there a discovery that determined if you were likely to commit a crime? Or be serial killer or something like that?

How did that work out / what ever happened with it?

Society (in the US anyhow) already allows unrelated information to be used, for discrimination anyhow. I mean your automobile insurance costs is based on your credit history for gosh sakes. Why not allow insurance companies to reject you completely if they know you are going to get sick. I mean its not like insurance is for evening out costs or anything. Let the free market, and genetic fate determine your place/status in life.

about two weeks ago
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Why Darmok Is a Good Star Trek: TNG Episode

Spiked_Three ummm (512 comments)

dude, you study language, in the context of this planet at best.

Do you also believe that ALL life requires carbon?

Get back to us when you have some, any, references to language on another planet.

about two weeks ago
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Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

Spiked_Three Marketing ploy? (300 comments)

The New Coke for the 21st century?

Take a good product, ruin it, have consumers reject it, then bring back the old and net an increase in sales....brilliant (again).

about three weeks ago
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3D Printing: Have You Taken the Plunge Yet? Planning To?

Spiked_Three Re:Not a nerd (251 comments)

run out of meds?

about three weeks ago
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3D Printing: Have You Taken the Plunge Yet? Planning To?

Spiked_Three Re:In addition... (251 comments)

http://www.alibre.com/

Solidworks is THE CAD program of choice, but it is expensive.

Geomagic (aka Alibre) is a decent clone, last I looked it was $200. None of the free stuff is even close.

I know you were replying to another post, but I just wanted to stick this out there for people who are genuinely interested, as it does not get mentioned much.

about three weeks ago
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3D Printing: Have You Taken the Plunge Yet? Planning To?

Spiked_Three Re:Not a nerd (251 comments)

Nerds don't care about girlfriends. If your son has one, he is not a nerd. From the sound of it his aspirations are more to be on Glee.

Yes, I did build the CNC machine. Actually two of them. A Sherline mill I did the CNC conversion myself on. And then a X3 (grizzly g0463, https://www.grizzly.com/produc...). The sherline I ended up making the parts for myself, the grizz used a premade set of parts, but still required all the work to be done.

You can spend several thousand if you want. I spent $99 and got a decent solidworks clone. Named Alibre at the time. it's now called Geomagic and goes for $200. But calling it several thousand is more just spreading FUD, which is what I am sure you are trying to do.

You started out with "Apparently there is quite a bit of ignorance about 3D printing here. Also slashdot has become populated with too many Apple and M$ users who have "it's not ready for the consumer" mentalities."

Then you painted a lie, trying to make it sound like the stuff works like grease. It doesn't. Using Blender for 3D printing is like (I said it elsewhere) making a wooden statue with scissors, it is idiotic at best.

about three weeks ago
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3D Printing: Have You Taken the Plunge Yet? Planning To?

Spiked_Three Not cool (251 comments)

"He printed a rose for his girlfriend for Valentines day which she like very much. How f*^%ing cool is that?"

It's not. Not in the farthest reaches of the imagination is it even close to cool.

If you believe linux is ready for the desktop (less than 1% market share), then it would be reasonable to conclude 3D printing is also ready for the masses. However, if you believe things closer to reality....

Before you comment, yes, I did Metal CNC at home before 3D printing was ever imagined. I've built a Printbot Jr. (and gave it away). Yes, I know real 3D CAD, and Blender (real 3D CAD it is not). And yes, I am running linux (a render farm for Blender as it turns out, nothing to do with 3D printing).

The software is buggy (which if you are an open source type you are ok with), instructions are out of date and spread everywhere (again, all ok for open source types).

Poorly designed parts lead to poor prints, lead to poorly finished object quality. But if you fit the less than 1% category, all probably fine.

On a positive note, I will admit it introduces you to a world of manufacturing, where the same principals apply, only using quality software and real tools when you are ready to do it, for real.

about three weeks ago
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3D Printing: Have You Taken the Plunge Yet? Planning To?

Spiked_Three You are the one spreading FUD (251 comments)

And I see you got modded informative for it.

Blender is an ok program. I use it all the time for video and still animations / rendering. I know it pretty well.

It is not even in the same ballpark as a CAD program. Yes, it can do the job. You can also use scissors to carve wood statues, but you would be an idiot to do so.

You can draw a 4 leaf clover in blender, and 3D print that. If you are so inclined you can even print a ton of them. That does not make it a good alternative 3D design program. You can not model any sort of assembly, then make a correction to a part dimension without having to manually redo everything. That is not productive, that is not design, that is artwork, big difference.

about three weeks ago
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Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

Spiked_Three Re:Hunting for food is not needed in the US (397 comments)

totally unfair to moderate you as a troll. I disagree with your statement, but it was not trolling, just plain poor moderation.

I used to live in an area where, granted somewhat lazy white trailer trash, did indeed hunt for food because their welfare checks just wasn't enough to fund both their junk car buying habits and eat. yeah, sad I know, but they truly did have to hunt for food, or starve.

I too thought that places like these were long gone, until I accidently moved into one. I thought the low cost of living there was a good thing, only to realize the worst hillbilly stereotype was too kind to describe the place. It was a nightmare - the largest area of depression in the united states, and sizeable (East Tennessee).

about three weeks ago
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Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

Spiked_Three Re:Redefine hunting. (397 comments)

There are 2 steps to what is called 'hunting' here.

There is the hunting part, then there is the killing part.

As other have pointed out the killing part is no different from raising a cow to be killed for food, and it happens millions of times every day, totally accepted and part of human life.

Then there is the hunting part. You do not have to kill, that is a separate event. In non-fatal hunting lies the 'sport'. And like all sports, you can play with no props (wrestling), you can play with a ball (football/soccer), you can play with a ball and a bat (baseball), or you can even play with a 8 cylinder gasoline powered engine (nascar). What friggin law of sports says tossing in a good drone causes it to no longer be a sport?

What alaska is doing, is forcing their view of what the sport should look like on their population. A typical big government liberal agenda.

about three weeks ago
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Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs

Spiked_Three Re:** Insert Snarkey Subject Here ** (367 comments)

Great info. Just as a relevant experiment on topic, let us know what any of those would charge, for support of a linux the same age as XP. Oh, and let us know if they laugh when you ask.

about three weeks ago
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Fake PGP Keys For Crypto Developers Found

Spiked_Three Nice (110 comments)

Agree. You are never going to stop the agencies. Any attempt is a waist of effort. PGP is as good as any, might as well work to improve it.

about three weeks ago
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Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs

Spiked_Three Re:Good for Linux (367 comments)

lol. The places you worked at, I managed at. Most Linux types, especially the ones hanging around slashdot, are clueless ideologist. The ones that do know what they are doing are expensive as hell (and I do not blame them).

Let's start with the basics; is Unix/Linux more secure than Windows? If your answer is "yes", you fall in the clueless category. If on the other hand you answer "it depends on how they are setup" you have hope.

Don't tell me I'm clueless, I've hired and fired, in both environments, which is exactly the basis for my position. you?

about three weeks ago

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Is there any useful TV guides?

Spiked_Three Spiked_Three writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Spiked_Three (626260) writes "Very occasionally, I do admit I watch TV. Problem is that it has become nearly impossible to find something I want to watch. My on screen TV guide list 400+ channels. TV Guide's commercial website is so filled with advertising it is useless. And not one single app that I know of considers things I have watched before, sports I like v. sports I hate, or the simple fact that I am NOT looking to pay to watch some movie. So, with TV program scheduling being such a valuable copyrighted asset, where does one look to see if there's anything on they might actually be interested in watching?"
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Spiked_Three Spiked_Three writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Spiked_Three (626260) writes "In the "other vendors have viruses too" dept;

CNet is reporting that an Apple QuickTime flaw is being exploited to attack MySpace users. The attack works for users of Internet Explorer and Firefox, although it has already been disabled for Internet Explorer user. FireFox users are still at risk until Apple fixes QuickTime."

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