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Has Lego Sold Out?

bobs666 Try Mindcraft (425 comments)

Mindcraft has the old time Lego feel with a new toys and you never run out of blocks! Fir more info take a look at this Wiki

Pssst don't tell any one we do not want to lose the privilege, but down load the game, and when it asks for a login, unplug your rj45 and It will let you try the game. If you like it PLEASE pay the one time fee for unlimited play. Since unplugging the net ( wait I am being shot at, a sec... ) everytime you want to play is a bother.

about a year and a half ago

Windows 8 PCs Still Throttled By Crapware

bobs666 Crapware I like that name1 (657 comments)

Lets define it as anything without source code. Since without source how can you call it software.

about 2 years ago

Will the Desktop PC Live Forever?

bobs666 Yes, But perhaps a new OS. (625 comments)

I am no Apple fan, but there UNIX core OS make that a much more stable base for games. I would hope a free or at least open OS would be the future.

It still amazes me the group think that gave us the MS-PC for business. Why do people use a gaming platform for work. Any group with an IT staff, shame on them from using such a OS. I understand smaller groups have to wait for more access to support.

Many smart corporations have left the PC all ready. the two examples I know off the top of my head are Google and the German Government.

about 2 years ago

Why Ultrabooks Are Falling Well Short of Intel's Targets

bobs666 No Match: ultrabook linux preinstalled (513 comments)

Subject: Your search - ultrabook Linux preinstalled - did not match any shopping results. ( on Google shopping )

No Wounder the things do not sell, people want an Operating System that works. "Silly Rabbit" Windows if for Gamers not real people.

ps. Google even suggested the search string.

about 2 years ago

Earthquakes Correlated With Texan Fracking Sites

bobs666 More frequent but smaller IS better! ... FTFY (259 comments)

I am Computer Scientist not a Seismologist. But as I understand it getting the input data that described the pressures on the faults for modelling Is not a simple task. In general releasing pressure on a fault line in a controlled manner is a good thing. On the other hand the Goal of fracking is not to reduce earth quakes, its to get natural gas from the ground. Government over sight becomes a political issue and we know where government officials get there money. So we are going to have to hope for the best.

about 2 years ago

Earthquakes Correlated With Texan Fracking Sites

bobs666 You are correct Sir (259 comments)

Mod parent up.

about 2 years ago

Concept Aquatic Rover May Explore a Lake On Titan

bobs666 This should be a Duck. (47 comments)

A Duck being a craft that goes on land and liquid. Where a body of water may be interesting, One should not pass up the ability to go ashore. If the Atmosphere will support it a balloon hover craft would access both land and ocean.

about 2 years ago

X11 Window System Turns 25 Years Old

bobs666 Re:Future (285 comments)

I wonder when we'll get the first windowing system based entirely on HTML5.

That would be a web browser. Browsers can run in lots of windows. You can have that already. (right?)

NextStep tried using postscript to render window content. I never got to use one, ... as I understand the problem was the hardware was under powered. Perhaps an idea before its time.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Tech For a Sailing Ship?

bobs666 Get rid of that deep keel (340 comments)

A second hull will allow you have a shallow boat and a much nicer ride.

about 2 years ago

Apple Announces iPhone 5

bobs666 But Nextstep software.... (1052 comments)

You can see what you are doing on a Pad. and get a full keyboard for typing.

Took one look at the Next step software and figuratively barfed all over the place. I guess the don't know any better fan boys just don't know any better.

about 2 years ago

Is a Computer Science Degree Worth Getting Anymore?

bobs666 Apples and Oranges (630 comments)

If you want someone that can understand your project, improve it and keep it on track, you want a computer scientist. If you want someone that can whip out code snippets in the out dated technology of the day( ms and apple ) then you want a programer. You might want both.

Some would say that's an emotional statement. But I say if your not using open source and free software from the get go, as your core, in the long term you are doomed.

about 2 years ago

Florida Researchers Create Shortest Light Pulse Ever Recorded

bobs666 Is there profit in it? (76 comments)

Oh I mean can you send and receive data? Say over fiber optic at speeds like this? How about data over a lazar to (where?) say mars?

I have no problems with basic science, Great science Guys. I am just wondering what is next? the Lab (FAST) is the Florida Atto Science & Technology (FAST). So the tech part is next.

about 2 years ago

Do Tech Entrepreneurs Need To Know How To Code?

bobs666 Tech Entrepreneurs Need To Know How To Code! (202 comments)

If you plan to sell an Item with embed software, IMHO, you had best know at least how to read that code. That's not programing, but when there is a depute that you need to get involved in over some code issue You Had better know what is going on.

I do have mod points, and would have given you an off topic mark, but I do agree that people need logic. And I do agree that Coding is Logical Thinking. You do not need to program in 'C', but it is not a bad place to start. Logo (turtle) might be more fun. My last boss thought a few lines in a spread sheet was his clam to fame in coding. But I say no, he lacked basic logic skills to boot. I got the #*!! out of there, I am retired now.

Some where in this thread someone asked how much of society needs logic. I would hope all of the voting population has good logic skills. Also voters need a good science background so they can see throw the smoke and mirrors the people that would run a muck just to make a dollar.

about 2 years ago

Google Pulls Access To Unsupported But Popular Weather API

bobs666 2 problems (168 comments)

If its free is it a product?

I do not know what growing up has to do with it?

Google gives away a lot of stuff fro free. ok, so Richard Stall man might not call it free, but we do not pay for lots of Google stuff. But a lot of other corporations are attacking Google so It seems to me to pull back to basics is a reasonable respounce, BTW you can get the weather data from other sources.

about 2 years ago

Russia Wants a Hypersonic Bomber

bobs666 Sticks and Stones (319 comments)

From space you do not need a nuclear bomb. A big rock will do more damage.

ok, sticks not so much...

about 2 years ago

Survey Reveals a Majority Believe "the Cloud" Is Affected by Weather

bobs666 Thats right (261 comments)

When my phone(dsl) pedestal get full of water the Cloud goes out.

about 2 years ago

Bill "The Science Guy" Nye Says Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

bobs666 No! Creationism != Evolution (1774 comments)

Creationism is what people that can not understand Science use as a crutch to turn people away from the true study of God. Creationism is like that of a tool of the devil him self.

Darwin in hid study of God showed us Evolution the work of the true God.

about 2 years ago

Bill "The Science Guy" Nye Says Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

bobs666 Scientific literacy in the US (1774 comments)

Yes less then 31% of the people in the US are Scientifically literate. I got this fact from a pod cast on Not sure who said it.

about 2 years ago

The Programmers Go Coding Two-by-Two — Hurrah?

bobs666 Teaming trumps the lone wolf (318 comments)

I just left my 30 year tour programing in US Army Labs. What a bunch of power greedy losers.

Management has to value the cross training that only working in a team can provide. What if your wolf leaves that what do you have nothing. If you had a programing pair, as least the one left behind would know what was going on. If there was no other value, you have to consider having a back up essential. Its like having no back up of your files.

about 2 years ago

Bill "The Science Guy" Nye Says Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

bobs666 Creationist will never understand God. (1774 comments)

To know God you have to study God's works. We call this Science. Darwin Studied God's works and showed us Evolution, That is God's work. If you can't cope with that you will never know God.

about 2 years ago



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