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Do Non-Technical Managers Add Value?

Wizworm Re:God forbid (249 comments)

I would give my left one to have your problem, I've been trying to get a kaizan this in place for even 1 iteration, and I can't get any traction. One man's curse is anothers dream. Making it a requirement seems a little harsh, but having the luxury of fixing that annoying thing is priceless

about 3 months ago

A War Over Solar Power Is Raging Within the GOP

Wizworm Re:Even More bullshit (1030 comments)

we really should be doing more XPrizes, 10 million to whomever can get 50c/watt panels

10 million to whomever can get a 1MW/Hour storage battery

about 5 months ago

Milestone: The Millionth UK-Made Raspberry Pi

Wizworm Gameshow Controller (129 comments)

My pi is wired up as a Gameshow controller. I bought two 4 inch buttons from Adafruit, they're wired up as a 2 player controller, with sound and light.

Survey Says?
Player 1 your answer?

it was a huge hit for a large crowd

about 6 months ago

How Early Should Kids Learn To Code?

Wizworm Mod parent up. (299 comments)

This is exactly what I did in my kids 1st grade class, the whole class had a hoot trying to program their Teacher how to write on the digital whiteboard.

about 7 months ago

Londoners Tracked By Advertising Firm's Trash Cans

Wizworm Re:Cell phones (189 comments)

A few years back, people were tracking the radio stations of cars on the freeway. You need a local oscillator to feed into the Phased Lock Loop to isolate your station of choice, they were listening for that local oscillator.

about 8 months ago

UCSD Lecturer Releases Geotagging Application For "Dangerous Guns and Owners"

Wizworm Re:Geotagging non-gun owners (976 comments)

I was thinking of tagging every gun free zone as being armed, so the criminals that reference this app will think twice before committing a crime there.

about 9 months ago

Artist's Catcopter Causes a Stir

Wizworm Flying Pig (360 comments)

He couldn't have gone one step better and used a Suckling Pig, like the ones you Dissect in Biology class.

Flying Cat MEH
Flying Pig EPIC

about 2 years ago

FCC Dodges Pointed Questions On US Broadband Plan

Wizworm Re:No, we are not (276 comments)

In my rural area I have access to 13 million acres of mostly wild fedral forest and many thousands of private forest (large corporation) within an hours drive, there are some ~10s of thousands of people in the greater (tri - village) area and a good number of these people choose to live in an extreme or often times 'off grid' or at least power only (no TV, well water, some have phone, no garbage, no city services like plowing). we are in a medium growth forest mountainous area so there is NO line of sight for well over half of that population, there is really no hope of getting them all high speed internet access, but I'm not sure that they would even want it.

more than 3 years ago

2 In 3 Misunderstand Gas Mileage; Here's Why

Wizworm Re:Problem isn't the units (1042 comments)

The Guage system is completely intuitive (disclaimer, I shoot black powder smoothbore shotguns) 20 perfect*(pretty good) spheres of lead weighing 1 pound is a 20 guage shotgun. 12 perfect spheres of lead weighing 1 pound is a 12 guage shotgun.

They had acurate balance scales, but not acurate rulers. How would you solve this problem with no digital micrometer in sight.

more than 3 years ago

Visual Studio 2010 Forces Tab Indenting

Wizworm Re:Best argument for using spaces (390 comments)

This only works for fixed width fonts.. otherwise

OOOO\tiiii doesnt line up with

more than 4 years ago

The Worst Products of CES 2010

Wizworm Re:A matter of opinion (214 comments)

I bake bread as a hobby, I'd love to be able to program my high end steam oven to

baugette mode recipe
preheat - bake with convection fan on and 100% duty cycle steam at 500 degrees.
insert bread,
2nd step - stop convection fan, wait 5 minutes, reduce steam cycle to 50%, reduce oven temp to 400

etc etc, it would be different for chibatta, or brioche.

more than 4 years ago

UK Plans To Link Criminal Records To ID Cards

Wizworm Re:I'm all for it (359 comments)

That was a subtle Godwin, Kudos on the eloquent reminder of what we're in store for.

more than 4 years ago

Augmenting Reality With Your Mobile Phone

Wizworm Re:My App Master Plan - SPOILER!! (111 comments)

..."cakes with files baked in them" in the fashion of Monkey Island's cake that Guybrush gets from Otis...

SPOILER!! Thanks for ruining that for the rest of us

more than 4 years ago

NASA Wants To Fund Space Taxis

Wizworm Re:Once again ... (136 comments)

it's supposed to create jobs.

How'd that work out for you

more than 4 years ago

We Rent Movies, So Why Not Textbooks?

Wizworm Re:Problem with that - Teacher's Editions (398 comments)

One of my professors, gave both the question and the answer. You were graded on how you got from one to the other.

more than 4 years ago

Microchip Mimics a Brain With 200,000 Neurons

Wizworm Re:That's it... we're dead (521 comments)

if you've only ever had store bought beef, you have almost certainly never eaten bull. female calves are pushed back into the breeding population, males are castrated, sent to a feed lot, shot with hormones and antibiotics and then ground into hamburger. (I butcher my own beef from my inlaws farm)

about 5 years ago



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