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Mayday Anti-PAC On Its Second Round of Funding

areusche Step in the right direction (247 comments)

I've always been curious if it was possible for our system to eventually work itself out without the need for a bloody revolution. There has been so much malinvestment lately at the hands of entrenched political groups. I would be thrilled to see the US fix itself through its own system. My pessimism says otherwise though, but who knows.

about 3 months ago

Emory University SCCM Server Accidentally Reformats All Computers Campus-wide

areusche Sounds like IT incompetence (564 comments)

SCCM is pretty good. It makes my desktop techs jobs significantly easier to deploy assets company wide. In this case, it sounds like someone pressed some buttons without being 100% clear as to what was going on. Unfortunate someone will not be working in IT ever again.

about 4 months ago

Russia Bans US Use of Its Rocket Engines For Military Launches

areusche Re:Comparative advantage is BS (522 comments)

Good point, I should have included that the US needs to stop antagonizing Russia and China. If our leaders want to play global bully then they need to understand that there's two sides of this coin. You can't project hegemonic power without a solid base to stand on. Putin said it best, "Everything in the world is interdependent and once you try to punish someone, in the end you will cut off your nose to spite your face.

about 4 months ago

Russia Bans US Use of Its Rocket Engines For Military Launches

areusche Comparative advantage is BS (522 comments)

This is exactly why comparative advantage is complete BS. When you let another foreign entity control your means of whatever it may be (rocketd, iPhones, car parts, tools, etc etc) you lose that ability to utilize it when the political poo hits the fan.

Watch the space shuttle program make a dramatic re-appearance. This is a massive national security issue that I bet no one brought up when they decided, "Gee, lets go and outsource our rockets and launches to a foreign power we've had cold relations with since the early 20th century."

This is what happens when people look solely at the bottom line. It gets a little hard to project your power into a region when that same region makes most of your equipment (I'm looking at you China!).

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

areusche Palm IIIx (702 comments)

In a world where most of my smart phones break down after a year, my Palm IIIx will still reliably turn on and run with two fresh double AAs. Amazing device from the early days of handheld computing.

about 5 months ago

Continued Rise In Autism Diagnoses Puzzles Researchers, Galvanizes Advocates

areusche Delayed birth by women (558 comments)

I don't have science to back up my claim, but as a betting man i'd say delaying birth into a woman's 30s is probably what is driving up the autism rates. Men don't have a wall and a biological clock to contend to. Don't let the hamstering say otherwise, women who delay birth until their 30s+ have a higher rate of genetic diseases. As men, our sperm and "clock" is significantly more forgiving than a women's almost to the point of it being a non-issue.

about 6 months ago

Continued Rise In Autism Diagnoses Puzzles Researchers, Galvanizes Advocates

areusche Women delaying birth (558 comments)

I know science has yet to prove this, but as a betting man i'd say women delaying birth well into their unfertile 30+ years is a big factor in this. Men don't have a wall and a clock, women have a crazy one.

about 6 months ago

The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

areusche Never going to happen (400 comments)

Unless 3D printers can start molding metals, rubber, paint, and various other base materials then this is a non-issue. The article reads like 3D printers are going to become Star Trek replicators and somehow end the concept of branding. They're useful for fabricating small unique plastic parts, not making a stove, Benz, or Macbook Pro.

about 6 months ago

IBM Employees Caught Editing Wikipedia

areusche You can't prevent all bias. (112 comments)

There is only so much bias you can remove from certain articles. Especially when this is a massive crowd sourced project. In all honesty, I trust the large amount of people who frequent these articles to help keep astroturfing to a minimum. You'd think by now, people would be good at critically looking at a piece of information and being able to identify the bias of the writer.

On a completely random side note, the value wikipedia provides for FREE is immense. Trust me, it is one of the best resources we have and the citations can help me find other details and continue reading if I so wish. If I was forced to go back in time to the 1500s and could only take one thing, I'd take this

about 7 months ago

Americans To FCC Chair: No Cell Calls On Planes, Please

areusche Re:It's a bit sketchy, but I think you can (340 comments)

Service provider, type of plane, and how high? I doubt you'll be able to do it. There's also some debate about how the "flight 93" survivors made their calls. Something that the 9/11 truth guys bring up. If you're flying a typical flight at cruising altitude you will be too high to make the calls. You were probably low enough to make the calls. Here's an interesting read on the whole flight 93 call thing:

about 8 months ago

Americans To FCC Chair: No Cell Calls On Planes, Please

areusche YOU CAN'T MAKE CALLS IN FLIGHT (340 comments)

I seriously wonder why this debate continues. I've left my phone on and tried to use it during flight. I can't get a signal. Period. This entire debate is superfluous unless the airlines want to put microcells on the places and charge an arm and a leg for it like they used to for the in seat phones. If the call is that important, they can pay the $5 a minute to make the call.

about 8 months ago

A Year With Google Glass

areusche Re:The future is on its way (292 comments)

I do notice the billions of cameras and that pisses me off also. This isn't a step forward, but a step back.

about 9 months ago

A Year With Google Glass

areusche The future is on its way (292 comments)

Go f*ck yourself Matt Honan. I should invent a "Glasshole Killer" hat which projects a bright IR light onto the user's face effectively blinding the device's recording capabilities.

It will take hell or hight water to get "Glass" onto the people that spend god awful amounts of money on fashion and tech toys. The glasses are ugly looking AND imply that you're being recorded. There is resistance for a reason. The glasses need to be completely innocuous for this entire fashion/tech concept to take off. "

about 9 months ago

Is a Super-Sized iPad the Future of Education?

areusche Betteridge says... (234 comments)

No, it won't.

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Working With Others, As a Schizophrenic Developer?

areusche This is normal... (218 comments)

Highly functioning individuals all tend to have various quirks, idiosyncrasies, and other habits. I've worked with aspies, the depressed, and what have you and while all of them may suffer immensely in their personal worlds they are self aware enough to not let their disorder control them. They work with it and through it rather than using it as an excuse for problems.

Most people don't discuss mental health problems to other individuals unless it's going against a social fabric. "Why is John swearing randomly?" "Oh he has tourettes." Or the like.

As long as you can make most of the dead lines you will be fine. If you find yourself really getting into a hole, like a dark one, these sometimes happen then be honest with your manager in private and let him know what's going on. If you need a break than so be it. But remember, you're on a team and the success of the team falls onto you. Don't be the weakest link, your team mates will need you.

Stay strong my friend.

about 9 months ago

Tesla Gets $34 Million Tax Break, Adds Capacity For 35,000 More Cars

areusche Move to breeder reactors (238 comments)

Elon's next company should be called "FusionX" that creates portable breeder reactors. It would be a nice addition to his current portfolio of cars and rockets.

about 9 months ago

White House Calls On Kids To Film High-Tech Education

areusche Tongue in Cheek (95 comments)

Some group of kids should get together and do a film on biometrics and RFID tracking. Call it, "getting ready for the future of safety!"

about 9 months ago



Liveshot video and audio over a wireless data card

areusche areusche writes  |  more than 4 years ago

areusche (1297613) writes "I work on my college's student news station. As of late I have managed to get my school's network services department to give me the ability to forward ports for video and audio so we can go out into the field with our camera equipment and shoot live video. The video camera is connected to a laptop with a wireless data card (the data caps are not a problem) which in turn is connected to a computer back in our studio that is sent to a video router that can be broadcasted over the air.

So far we've experimented with the obvious instant messenger video programs such as AIM and Skype, but the video has been subpar for anything other then throwing it up onto a chroma keyed weather wall. Eventually we hope to get a more professional microwave truck, but right now we're stuck using a data card. Any readers out there have suggestions as to what software or services that offer descent video (standard def or a little less) with the ability to send audio as well? Cost and open/closed sourced products are all acceptable ideas at this point. We would like to get a better quality video feed."

John McCain doesn't know how to use the internet.

areusche areusche writes  |  more than 6 years ago

areusche (1297613) writes "Senator John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate, has admitted that he has never used email and has just started recently visiting websites with the help of his campaign staff. McCain said, "Brooke and Mark show me Drudge, obviously, everybody watches, for better or for worse, Drudge," he said, referring to his aides Brooke Buchanan and Mark Salter, who direct him to the Drudge Report website. McCain admits to using a Blackberry, but doesn't email because, "(he's) never felt the particular need to e-mail. "

After a couple of weeks of working with a computer he now knows how to get to important information, like reading his daughter's blog."

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