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Driver Study: People Want Fewer Embedded Apps, Just Essentials That Work Easily

boris111 Re:Need to be able to use without looking at it (148 comments)

I speak standard non-regional American dialect and still same results. I'm Ron Burgundy?

about 3 months ago

$10k Reward For Info On Anyone Who Points a Laser At Planes Goes Nationwide

boris111 Re:Profit! (264 comments)

Humor comes from sorrow. Its a sad reality in prison. Why are you so judgy?

about 3 months ago

Graphene Conducts Electricity Ten Times Better Than Expected

boris111 Re:fUCK BETA (161 comments)

I didn't realize what the hub bub is about until I clicked on the beta link. I'm not even the picky type and all I could say is wow this sucks!

about 7 months ago

Colorado Town Considers Drone-Hunting Licenses

boris111 Re:I read it wrong.... (341 comments)

Funny I read it as them launching drones for the purpose of hunting them. Could get the missing Vegetarian market involved in the hunting sport.

about a year ago

Musical Tesla Coils Perform Zelda

boris111 Sell Tickets (82 comments)

If they could get Jack White on board this could make for an interesting concert.

more than 4 years ago

Sprint Revealed Customer GPS Data 8 Million Times

boris111 Triangulation not so good (315 comments)

I don't know if this is specific to Google maps on Android, but when I have the GPS turned off the wireless triangulation is off by at least a half of a mile every time. Makes me wonder if I get in a car wreck in a ditch if they'd really be able to find me.

more than 4 years ago

Possible Dark Matter Signs At the Core

boris111 Re:It's a black hole! (234 comments)

I suspect most Slashdotters better go to school if they haven't! Jimi Hendrix is coming of age timeless music. It's equivalent to reading Catcher in the Rye.

more than 4 years ago

If I Had To Choose, I'd Be A ...

boris111 Re:Obvious choice (481 comments)

I always kind of got the impression they like dead bodies a little TOO much.

more than 4 years ago

If I Had To Choose, I'd Be A ...

boris111 Vampire (481 comments)

Because they get all the ladies of course. I'd say Necromancer, but dead girls aren't my thing.

more than 4 years ago

Chessboxing Storming the Athletic World

boris111 Archon anyone (36 comments)

Reminds me of a real world version of this game I played in my youth.

more than 4 years ago

Rude Drivers Reduce Traffic Jams

boris111 Re:Riiiight. (882 comments)

What's causing traffic is the drivers in the other lanes that do not let or make difficult for the other drivers to merge. It's more efficient for traffic to merge in one point (preferably the end) than to merge at a bunch of different points over that 1/4 mile. Like a zipper! This is why you see solid white lines before merge points at interchanges.

more than 5 years ago

Bars' Scanning of ID Violates BC Privacy Laws

boris111 Re:Liability (198 comments)

The ID scan itself is already of shaky legal status, but the most troubling issue here is that the ID information from the scan (name, address, etc) is retained by the club in a private database.

I have received junk mail as result of my ID being scanned at a night club in PA. Luckily that night club has since closed and I no longer receive it. Ironically, they had to close because of fines from serving too many underage drinkers over time. They also lost business because of regular police raids. Who wants to keep going to a club where there buzz is killed from a police raid.

more than 5 years ago

White House Panel Seeks Input On Spaceflight Plans

boris111 Re:Generational Ship (224 comments)

So, lawyers, hairdressers, politicians and marketing people go on the B ark.

What did hairdressers ever do to you?

more than 5 years ago

Is Sat-Nav Destroying Local Knowledge?

boris111 Re:Road signs (519 comments)

Just like using a calculator in math class... it's how you use the tool. I turn off the voice on my gps in areas I'm somewhat familiar with, but would like to learn the streets better. I turn it onto the bird's eye view to get more of a feel for which direction I'm travelling (don't look at it enough to get my eyes off the road). I use the displayed turn by turn direction at the top to know what the next road to look for is (do not look at it again until I need to know the next turn). GPS is a guide for me not a crutch.

Incidentally, I was thinking about buying my Dad a GPS for Father's day last month, but I know how much joy he gets from giving directions to other people.

more than 5 years ago

Pickens Calls Off Massive Wind Farm In Texas

boris111 Re:Good. (414 comments)

Exactly. I can think a house is beautiful if it's sitting on a large acreage farm by itself, but put the same house in a subdivision on .25 acre lot where every other house in the neighborhood looks the same... not as appealing.

more than 5 years ago

Tech Or Management Beyond Age 39?

boris111 Have your cake and eat it. (592 comments)

You can do what my manager does. Although not the norm in my entire company he became a resource manager in highly technical group. He as a resource manager has his responsibilities in that arena, but he continues to code and prototype small aspects of the product anyway. This gives him plenty of technical perspective to drive major technical decisions in the product. This probably makes him more busy, but I think his perspective helps him understand what is really going on. ALSO makes it harder to get away with stuff.

more than 5 years ago

Chicken Feathers May Hold Key To Hydrogen Storage

boris111 Re:A theoretically practical solar-powered car (318 comments)

Probably not to the extend you desire, but it is already this way somewhat. Diesel is taxed more in the US and most users of Diesel are tractor trailers (I know not fair to people with Diesel VW Jettas). Also last month I bought a beater Ford F150 as a backup vehicle and trips to Home Depot and back. I was surprised to find out the vehicle registration fee was double the price of my commuter car.

more than 5 years ago


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