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My resting heart rate:

Splab Re:Do the math (113 comments)

Erm, what kind of BS is this?

Athletes are usually in the sub 50 BPM range, while extremely obese will clock in at 70+.

3 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

Splab Re:Fine on iPhone 5 and iPad Air (361 comments)

That was one thing that sorta pissed me off with the iOS 8 update. If you agree to the new iCloud system, you are locked out of shared data until Yosemite is released; when you got some non backwards compatible features, you better make damned sure your brethren can get all their shinys at once.

12 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

Splab Re:I have it on a 4S and it works great for me. (361 comments)

I have that problem with my 2. gen. iPad, iBooks etc. will stall at random places, which is a huge pain.

The iOS 8 upgrade on my 5s however went smooth and I'm sorta loving it, but bit annoyed by the extra apps being forced down and can't be removed/hidden.

12 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

Splab Re:What I think would be most useful (471 comments)

That's fine and dandy, except the equipment I'm using is Ant+; so yeah, in a few years when the fitness centers have recouped their investments and the next generation(s) of equipment is out, then perhaps BLE is the way forward.

The problem with the bluetooth version is it sucks in environments where you have a lot of people using HR devices, on top of that, it's problematic in environment where you have a lot of people who are not using the same equipment every time. Pairing bluetooth vs. ant+ is annoying and cumbersome. And then theres the ability to transmit information, ant+ support vastly more simultaneous channels compared to BLE, so I'm actually a bit confused as to why you think we are going away from it and why you think it's a good thing (other than battery)...

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

Splab Re:What I think would be most useful (471 comments)

Yeah.

I was hoping the Apple Watch would include Ant+, but it looks like they expect fitness centers to switch to bluetooth, so it's going to be a pass from here.

about two weeks ago
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3 Short Walking Breaks Can Reverse Harm From 3 Hours of Sitting

Splab Re:Standing Desks? (168 comments)

Christ life in the US must be bad.

I can't remember the last time, where I saw an office where people did not have those desk.

Also, $1000 is chump change compared to the costs of an employee and even worse a sick employee, so it doesn't make sense to save a few dollars there.

about two weeks ago
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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

Splab Re:Gender imbalance is self selected (579 comments)

If the reason women don't participate is because women are more likely to have their edits reverted when people see they are done by a feminine name

Or you know, women could find the interface horribly bad to work with and don't find the time required to learn it well spend? Personally I can't be bothered learning the markup and thus I can't be bothered contributing.

about three weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Splab Re:Ukrainians are a modern civilized people ... (848 comments)

It's well established that the weapon was supplied by Russians, there are pictures of the truck entering and exiting the Ukraine.

about three weeks ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

Splab Re:Dropbox use AWS (275 comments)

The "could" will kill a lot of investor interest.

about a month ago
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2 Galileo Satellites Launched To Wrong Orbit

Splab Re:Stupid metric system (140 comments)

What a load of rubbish. Celsius are intuitive for those who grew up with them.

And regarding tools, sure when all your tools are made to imperial standards, it's quite a surprise when working with them are easier than trying to do convert them to metric...

about a month ago
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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

Splab Re:Do the math (338 comments)

Not sure why you are modded informative, you should be modded ignorant.

We run at 230v. +/- 10% in Europe, we generally have 10-16A fuses, and no one is selling 100w bulbs any longer.

about a month ago
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Processors and the Limits of Physics

Splab Re:can't cross chip in one clock. big deal. (168 comments)

Erm, well true, but same goes for light, yet we speak about the speed of light as a constant...

The point I was trying to make, obviously, Slashdot of old has gone away, so I guess you need to pencil it out in stone, was that the guy is claiming a clock cycle took ages to propagate through the systems, which tells us he has no idea, what was and is going on in a computer. Now syncing a clock across several huge monolithic machines back then was easy, because a clock cycle was happening almost at a walking pace, going to 5Ghz is a entirely different beast, as you are now dealing with the limits of physics.

about a month ago
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Berlin Bans Car Service Uber

Splab Re:liability coverage is needed (341 comments)

Sorry but you are wrong.

If a driver hits you and doesn't have insurance, your own insurance company will cover you and they in turn will do civil suits against the driver to get reimbursement. (This isn't the US, you guys get screwed by your government and insurance companies, we do less so here in Europe)

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Bulletproof Video Conferencing For Alzheimers Home?

Splab Re: WebRTC, Asterisk/FreeSwitch and a JS SIP clie (194 comments)

Why are you getting modded insightful? There is no fucking single solution out there, that has the magic bullet, if there can't be no single person doing anything to maintain it.

OP wanted a cheap, simple easy to maintain solution, one was offered. People suggesting dedicated IT guys are fucking idiots, if they think that matches cheap.

And yes, my solution is complicated, if you don't know how to read howtos, but then again, you are out of luck, if you want it cheap.

And regarding server setup and maintenance, if you think that is expensive, then you sir are delusional. You can get 5 9's cloud based hosting with excellent support for very little money; and yes, someone needs to update it from time to time, but if that can't be done, there is nothing to do.

No matter if you select TV, iPads, Macs, Windows or magic unicorns, you will have to have some software update from time to time - and it sucks no matter which one you select. Personally I think the TV option is the worst, as there is very little reason for Samsung, Sony, et. al. to push updates to old televisions, they will just tell you to get a new one, when you favorite Skype(ish) app decides to change protocol.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Bulletproof Video Conferencing For Alzheimers Home?

Splab Re:just too good... (194 comments)

You guys are truly amazing. You grasp on to simple misunderstandings in language and go completely ignorant, not to say full blown retard of the points trying to come across.

If you make a solution with WebRTC, some sip server, some JS client, you are dealing with one single point of distribution and maintenance. All clients can be kioskmode if they need to be in their simplest form.

If all clients on the other hand are using Samsung TV setups, that means every single person using the system needs a Samsung setup, configured proper and used basically just for that - try explaining to Joe Average how to get into their TV apps, log into the right account etc. vs. having them click on a single fucking link synced with their favorite flavor of social data gathering.

The weak point is the Alzheimers home, but one would expect some form of caretaker who can place the patient in front of the computer and click a single icon.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Bulletproof Video Conferencing For Alzheimers Home?

Splab Re:example of "dork" thinking ruining tech (194 comments)

Not sure what your point is, other than going absolutely abeshit on the wrong guy. The magic rainbows aren't directed at the original questioner, but at the doofus who I was answering.

And he is out of luck if he expects a no maintenance cheap solution exists, there is no such thing. Even going iPad proprietary will be a headache as soon as iOS 8 hoes out.

Oh yeah, and let me finish off by pointing out you just went full retard by doing the exact thing you say I was doing.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Bulletproof Video Conferencing For Alzheimers Home?

Splab Re: WebRTC, Asterisk/FreeSwitch and a JS SIP clie (194 comments)

Do tell how those points are fixed by using a Samsung product.

If he sets that up, he is still on the hook, when some software needs to be updated, when the internet is down or whatever else might get in the way.

Oh and have you actually used samsung products? They are a fucking pain in the arse to setup, my solution pushes updates through the browser using html5 and JS; yes he will need to keep that server running, but that can be outsourced very cheaply and since it's not using proprietary software, codecs and service providers, any part of it can be switched - tired of chrome? use FF or safari (IE will work from next verion as well). Tired of Asterisk? Use FreeSwitch. Don't like the SIP ML5? Well switch to JS SIP.

 

about a month and a half ago

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