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A Skeptical View of Israel's Iron Dome Rocket Defense System

bongey Re:Ted Postol very bias opinion. (379 comments)

Reality is there have been more than 600 hundred rockets lanched, 137 were calculated as a threat. With 0 fatalities, either the rockets are really crappy, Israel is incredibly lucky or no shit they are being intercepted.

about a month and a half ago
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A Skeptical View of Israel's Iron Dome Rocket Defense System

bongey Ted Postol very bias opinion. (379 comments)

Ted Postol cannot be, even from being from MIT be considered a realable source for opinion. Postol has a large bias against anti-missle systems, which is down right dumb. The rockets are almost the size of small airplanes, but we don't consider anit-aircraft missles to be completely ineffecitive.

about a month and a half ago
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Oklahoma's Earthquakes Linked To Fracking

bongey Re:A good thing (154 comments)

Mod parent up. NOVA had a earthquake eposide. The more the plates stick, the more energy builds up and then leads to a major quake. The actually can calculate the amount of energy that is current stored because of the sticking.
So frack away.

about 2 months ago
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That Toy Is Now a Drone

bongey Re:Peeping Toms in the Neighborhood (268 comments)

Reality this would be no different from the US government coming out and regulating baseball by whether you are paid.
Regulation should really be addressed by safety concerns, ie weight. Be hit by small model plane is no different then being hit by golf ball or baseball or puck.

about a month ago
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That Toy Is Now a Drone

bongey Re:Peeping Toms in the Neighborhood (268 comments)

Another angle that has been missed and the FAA is really screwing up is having different rules for the same action. Somehow if you get paid for flying a model aircraft it is now against the rules. Good example brought up on RC forums.
Examples would be:
1) Sponsored pilots.
2) Competitions with cash prizes.
3) You get paid to build RC aircraft.
4) Pilots that get paid to come fly at events.

about a month ago
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That Toy Is Now a Drone

bongey Re:Not anything new (268 comments)

No the law says nothing about line of sight. Your full of shit.
No the AMA(Academy of Model Aeronautics) is also going against the rule. Another case of a slashdot reader who didn't actually read the article.
"The FAA interpretive rule effectively negates Congress' intentions, and is contrary to the law. Section 336(a) of the Public Law states that, 'the Federal Aviation Administration may not promulgate any rule or regulation regarding a model aircraft', this interpretive rule specifically addresses model aircraft, effectively establishes rules that model aircraft were not previously subject to and is in direct violation of the congressional mandate in the 2012 FAA reauthorization bill."

    "AMA cannot support this rule." said AMA Executive Director Dave Mathewson. "It is at best ill-conceived and at worst intentionally punitive and retaliatory. The Academy strongly requests the FAA reconsider this action. The AMA will pursue all available recourse to dissuade enactment of this rule."

about 2 months ago
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That Toy Is Now a Drone

bongey Peeping Toms in the Neighborhood (268 comments)

No the AMA(Academy of Model Aeronautics) is also going against the rule. Another case of a slashdot reader who didn't actually read the article.
"The FAA interpretive rule effectively negates Congress' intentions, and is contrary to the law. Section 336(a) of the Public Law states that, 'the Federal Aviation Administration may not promulgate any rule or regulation regarding a model aircraft', this interpretive rule specifically addresses model aircraft, effectively establishes rules that model aircraft were not previously subject to and is in direct violation of the congressional mandate in the 2012 FAA reauthorization bill."

  "AMA cannot support this rule." said AMA Executive Director Dave Mathewson. "It is at best ill-conceived and at worst intentionally punitive and retaliatory. The Academy strongly requests the FAA reconsider this action. The AMA will pursue all available recourse to dissuade enactment of this rule."

about 2 months ago
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That Toy Is Now a Drone

bongey Re:Not surprised, mixed feelings (268 comments)

The FAA should delegate or allow delegating to the AMA. IE if you are flying at AMA field , the rule doesn't apply. Or that you must have insurance.

about 2 months ago
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Hundreds of Cities Wired With Fiber, But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unusable

bongey Re:Annoying. (347 comments)

Um after the healthcare.gov disaster you want a government organization to provide your local internet. I will pass on the bright idea.

about 3 months ago
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HP Makes More Money, Cuts 16,000 Jobs

bongey Fire all the workers. Brilliant! (288 comments)

MBA1: We should fire all the workers, look how much money we would save. MBA2: Brilliant!!

about 3 months ago
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Botched Executions Put Lethal Injections Under New Scrutiny

bongey Re:Use confiscated drugs (483 comments)

Actually the electric chair was brought about because it was thought be more humane than hanging. So hanging is out.

about 3 months ago
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Emory University SCCM Server Accidentally Reformats All Computers Campus-wide

bongey Common at colleges for shared computers. (564 comments)

When I worked in the IT in my work study program, shared computers would be re-imaged often. We would usally re-image 300-400 computers at time. Often it was just some professor wanting certain program, it was just easier and safer just to wipe the machines. Malware was big problem at the time, sasser hit all of are computers, that sucked.

about 3 months ago
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Traffic Optimization: Cyclists Should Roll Past Stop Signs, Pause At Red Lights

bongey Re:They stop for them anyway? (490 comments)

Your story really doesn't fit. The biker in your story was still failing to yield the right-of-way. So even if the Idaho law was applied, the biker would have still been in the wrong.

about 4 months ago
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Zenimax Accuses John Carmack of Stealing VR Tech

bongey Re:Trade secrets, not patents (148 comments)

Thanks I now know how hedgehog piss tastes like, wondering how you ending up drinking hedgehog piss .

about 4 months ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

bongey Re:Militia, then vs now (1633 comments)

My 9mm quickly ended an attempted car-jacking/robbery, while I was driving back from school late at night. The nice individuals attempted to box me in at an intersection. I was in the right lane, they pulled into my lane so I couldn't move. The driver jumped out with some kind of hand gun, unfortunately for them they picked an combat infantry veteran. By the time he jumped out, I was already aimed center mass. The driver quickly jumped back into his car and drove off as fast as he could. No shots fired, no injuries. My ROE is always that the barrel has to be pointed at me.

  I don't carry everywhere. If I am in the "nice" part of town, the 9mm is locked, loaded and my finger is the safety.

about 4 months ago
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Google Android Studio Vs. Eclipse: Which Fits Your Needs?

bongey Intellij == Speed (140 comments)

I use pretty much every editor you can imagine. I miss it when programming in c++ .
Intellij is proof you can make very fast editor in java.

about 5 months ago
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Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash

bongey Re: In otherwards (664 comments)

Nope BSD is simultaneously alive and dead.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Hardware Accelerated Multi-Monitor Support In Linux?

bongey Go with NVIDIA (278 comments)

After weeks of trying to get AMD/Gigabyte motherboard and video card to drive 4 displays on linux, it just didn't work.
Tried 3 different distros, god knows how many xorg confs and driver combinations.
In the end I broke down and bought a NVIDIA GTX 760 for the following reasons.
*Drive 4 displays in Linux no problem with HW Acceleration.
*4 displays can be driven at 1920x1080.
*OpenCV has Cuda support , nothing for OpenCL yet.
*Openscenegraph has Cuda library, nothing for OpenCL yet.
*The Nvidia settings manager actually works.
*Xrandr is is working correctly.

I am happy now, it just worked. I want to tell NVIDIA **** you also about the linux/drivers /open source issue but there shit is just working and I will pay for working linux driver.

about a year ago

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Blackhole spins at 84% of the speed of light

bongey bongey writes  |  about a year and a half ago

bongey (974911) writes ""The enormous black hole at the center of the spiral galaxy NGC 1365 is spinning about 84 percent as fast as Einstein's general theory of relativity allows it to, researchers determined.""
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Hotmal bug allowed reset another users password

bongey bongey writes  |  more than 2 years ago

bongey (974911) writes "Turns out that Hotmail had a bug that allowed a hacker to reset a different users account. Microsoft blamed a Firefox add on that allowed real time reset of a http request."
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NHTSA wants Brake/Throttle override

bongey bongey writes  |  more than 2 years ago

bongey (974911) writes "The NHTSA wants vehicles to have override system if both the brake and throttle are depressed at the same time to improve safety. The rule would apply to all vehicles under 10,000 lbs.
There seems to be some issues in performance cars and scenarios where depressing the brake and throttle is desired. Also if person cannot figure to depress the brake when the throttle gets stuck should they really be driving?"

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Verizon blocking google wallet

bongey bongey writes  |  more than 2 years ago

bongey (974911) writes "Verizon wireless, the largest US Carrier has request that Google remove Google Wallet from their upcoming release of new Nexus phone. Verizon has been a part of the competing product ISIS which is scheduled to go live Q2 2012. My question is this anti-completive tactic ? And is it even legal?"
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Android Spanks Iphone 4 in web browsing

bongey bongey writes  |  more than 3 years ago

bongey (974911) writes "In a series of measuring real world web load speeds on the Android base Nexus S phone spanked the iPhone 4. The android phone and Iphone 4 median load times were 2.144s and 3.254s respectively. The sample size was 45,000 page loads, across 1000 web sites. It also follows rumors that Apple is intentionally slowing down web apps to make there native apps more favorable. http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/03/app-store-html5-slowdown/"
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Titanic remains being eaten by bacteria

bongey bongey writes  |  more than 3 years ago

bongey (974911) writes "The Titanic has been described as being entombed and safe at a depth of more than 3 kilometers below fridge waters of the North Atlantic.Researchers have discovered a new bacterium Halomonas titanicae that has an appetite for rust. In as a little as 20 years the once unsinkable RMS Titantic may become nothing more than a rust stain at the bottom of the ocean."
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Android, Open Source bad for business?

bongey bongey writes  |  more than 3 years ago

bongey (974911) writes ""Despite the popularity of the Android platform, though, there are some critical elements of Android that make it unsuitable for business use." Along with "Linux has less than one percent of the operating system market" thus is must be bad for business?"
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Apple Iphone 4 users to must hold phone correctly

bongey bongey writes  |  more than 4 years ago

bongey (974911) writes "Apple's new Iphone 4 antenna requires the users to hold the phone correctly and to not touch the antenna otherwise 'will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance' . The antenna was great design marvel according to Steve Jobs, but Apple forgot that some people like to hold there phones by the sides."
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Relative's DNA used to catch thief

bongey bongey writes  |  more than 4 years ago

bongey (974911) writes "DNA recovered from a car break-in was used to find suspects with similar DNA. The software used to analyze the DNA would present people with similar DNA,but in this case his brothers DNA was one of the near matches. The near DNA matches created for investigators eventually lead to an arrest and a guilty plea."
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Autodesk offers vouchers for outing soft pirates?

bongey bongey writes  |  more than 6 years ago

bongey (974911) writes "Well I was enjoying reading slashdot, I seen a slashdot ad from autodesk."Do the right thing and get rewarded?" My question goes right back at them, how about they put there license terms on the outside of the box and stop abusing the DMCA http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/13/2244240. Autodesk must be taking instructions from the RIAA."
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