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Update: Raspberry Pi-Compatible Development Board Cancelled

citizenr Re:Broadcom don't deal with little guys (165 comments)

They won't even talk to a little player, or anyone else who is unlikely to place an order for large numbers of chips.

They need to realize that big players start out as little players. I remember seeing an interview of Steve Jobs, and he was asked why they used the 6502 in the original Apple. He listed several technical advantages of the 6502, and then said that none of those factors had anything to with their decision.

No, his actual words were:
"fuck if I know, my nerd did all the technical bs, I could sell you insurance and I wouldnt care less"

Maybe you were referring to the Woz interview?

They used the 6502 because Motorola had given Woz a free sample.

the one where Woz said they used 6502 because MOS, and NOT motorola (motorola was busy trying to sell $300 chips), MOS sold 6502 at $25 out of a jar at Wescon in single quantities with no NDA/moq

you know, this one :

    "WOZNIAK: In 1975 an 8080 microprocessor cost $370 and you could only get it
from a distributor set up to deal with companies, not individual computer
enthusiasts. The 6502 was introduced at Wescon with a unique marketing
approach (thanks, Chuck Peddle) and was sold over the counter (like register
chips at the local surplus stores) for $20. I bought mine from Chuck and his
wife themselves."

2 days ago

Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

citizenr Re:Global Warming? (273 comments)

No, question is very simple, WHEN did earth started heating up? Was it 100 years ago when we fired up thousands of coal plants? or maybe it was 12K years ago when last Ice age ended?

about a week ago

Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

citizenr Re:Global Warming? (273 comments)

Thats not what Im asking. When did average global temperatures started to rise? Its simple really, you look at the graph and pick a point transitioning between falling down/steady flat and going up. When did that happen? Was earth at steady temperature/cooling down 10 years ago? 100 years ago? 1000 years ago?

about a week ago

Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

citizenr Re:Global Warming? (273 comments)

Stop arguing with strawmen. I really hope you got upvoted by shills, because the alternative is that some people have actually bought into the propaganda, which sickens me to consider.

The science that is settled is:
a) The average global temperature is rising

sooo, when did that start? 10 years ago? 100? 1000?

about a week ago

Anomaly Triggers Self-Destruct For SpaceX Falcon 9 Test Flight

citizenr Re: So it works then? (113 comments)

little known fact: Googles self-driving cars also have self destruct mechanism

about two weeks ago

"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

citizenr Re:Modern Television Style - Thanks Beyond Product (363 comments)

and except for the fact science channels on Youtube (Vsauce for example) get more views than Game of Thrones/sopranos/lost.
So on one hand you have this myth of what is popular, on the other you have millions of people craving for content similar to Sagans Cosmos.

about two weeks ago

Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

citizenr Re:Does it really matter ? (375 comments)

there's no USSR

for the moment, but Putin is on top of it

about two weeks ago

AMD Launches Radeon R7 Series Solid State Drives With OCZ

citizenr Re:lets talk about endurance (64 comments)

who cares what they are targeting when they are delivering inferior product to industry standard (Samsung)

about two weeks ago

News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

citizenr Re:Lipstick (748 comments)

Well, you can put lipstick on a pig, not sure it makes it a princess, though.

as long as it stays in the kitchen

about two weeks ago

AMD Launches Radeon R7 Series Solid State Drives With OCZ

citizenr Re:Fast, reliable, not expensive = win (64 comments)

Seems a good bet if you want reliability

good bet if you want reliability limited to 43TB of writes. Or did you miss that small print in the warranty?

about two weeks ago

AMD Launches Radeon R7 Series Solid State Drives With OCZ

citizenr Re: Marginally better (64 comments)

Yes, im sure Toshiba knows best how good that drive is

this is why they limit warranty to 43TB of written data ... on a 480GB drive. The LOWEST write limit in the industry.

about two weeks ago

AMD Launches Radeon R7 Series Solid State Drives With OCZ

citizenr lets talk about endurance (64 comments)

> firmware geared towards write performance and high endurance

because stock firmware was geared towards slowness and losing data ...

>Endurance Rated for 30GB/day host writes for 4 years under typical client workloads

for math challenged: this is 43TB of written data, after that your guarantee is VOID and NULL

43TB on a 480TB drive, this is more than a joke, this is spitting in your face. This comes from Toshiba - manufacturer of both controller and flash memory, party that is best informed about REAL endurance capabilities of that combo.

In case you are wondering - Samsung doesnt impose any write limitations on their 3 year guarantee for 840 EVO drives. Both drives look pretty much the same in tests.

about two weeks ago

Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was?

citizenr Re:Cinavia (197 comments)

"There is absolutely no way any human can detect" dolby "without a synchronized A/B test with" dolby "track in one ear and the original in the other ear. Even then you can't tell which is the original."

See the problem?
Your average popcorn eating movie lowing consumer cant tell the difference _as it is now_, so obviously he is not the target market. Audio nuts are the market, and they will argue hearing bad capacitors in the power supply, why should they buy new setups when sound it produces will be polluted by DRM in the first place?

You simply CANT offer 'super duper sound quality' and SHIT in the speakers at the same time, all you archive is hi quality shit.

about two weeks ago

Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was?

citizenr Cinavia (197 comments)

Cinavia killed any future sound innovation.

Whats the point of dolby n-teen when you can HEAR the fucking DRM squeaking and reverbing in the background?

about two weeks ago

UCSD To Test Safety of Spinal Stem Cell Injection

citizenr Re:Worst that could happen? (43 comments)

fellate mea pullus
also Romanes eunt domus

about three weeks ago

California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla

citizenr Re:Screwed... (327 comments)

HAAHAHAHA, you must have zero clue about environmental impact of a chip fab.

about three weeks ago

Fugitive Child Sex Abuser Caught By Face-Recognition Technology

citizenr checks the validity of U.S. visas and passports (232 comments)

Are they saying US has no central database of all valid passports and the only way to uncover fake one is comparing some photos?

about three weeks ago



New iGoogle sucks, users hate it.

citizenr citizenr writes  |  more than 5 years ago

citizenr writes "not really a story, Google updated iGoogle (home page) and Gmail iGoogle gadget (gmail reader on a google home page) yesterday totally ruining usability. Maybe if you mention it on the /. they will be pressured to at least give users option tio chose the old style. I propably should of posted this to digg as it is a non story in slashdot news, on the other hand only geeks use igoogle afaik and this is kind of a big deal for us geeks :)

update to iGoogle (which is extensive and undoubtedly the cause of the outage) is quite a step backwards. It's a pretty clunky hybrid of a window based system and a widget based system, with a lot more AJAX and a lot fewer clickable links. []

I commented how much it sucks an hour ago, and already 30 more people commented how much it sucks and my comment is gone (it displays only last 30 comments). People HATE IT with passion.

also this page []
is missing pictures of the "great" new Canvas crap that everyone uniformly hates.
We got TABS in our browsers, we dont need no canvas"


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