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US Marines Demonstrate Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector Prototype

citizenr Re:could use a turret (90 comments)

I call bs, Bradley is amphibious and look at that glorious scout with big turret and sexy gun/tow missiles.

/facepalm. My post was just a joke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

4 days ago
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US Marines Demonstrate Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector Prototype

citizenr could use a turret (90 comments)

Turret would allow it to play secondary role of a scout.
Now that I think about it, turret like that is perfect for a gun!
Lets not forget to put some armor on it now that it has this scary gun, and tow missiles.

about a week ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

citizenr Re:Died Outside a Tesla (443 comments)

Its a car to die for .. and out of!

about two weeks ago
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Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

citizenr all this AC and no tits (265 comments)

or weed, or free speech. In fact you better hide those elbows and knees, or you can be stoned on the street. Did I mention proffered neck line is a turtle neck?
If you are lucky police will be called instead of immediate stoning/being beaten with sticks. Official punishment for dress code violations is 1 month in the slammer.

Dubai - perfect sausage fest vacation destination.

about two weeks ago
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All Web Developers Should Have Access to a Device Lab (Video)

citizenr Re:Virtual machines (60 comments)

What issues? Elaborate.
Especially in a context of a 'device lab' whose main purpose is testing responsive design of web pages.

about two weeks ago
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All Web Developers Should Have Access to a Device Lab (Video)

citizenr Virtual machines (60 comments)

What exactly is the point of spending so much money on hardware when you could run >40 virtual machines emulating different Android devices?

about two weeks ago
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Intelligent Thimble Could Replace the Mouse In 3D Virtual Reality Worlds

citizenr You know what my mouse doesnt do? (65 comments)

It doesnt lag 3-5 video frames after the movement.

about two weeks ago
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Google Reader: One Year Later

citizenr ighome.com (132 comments)

Never user Google reader, but I had pretty big iGoogle homepage set up with ~12 RSS feeds.
Swapped to ighome.com and never looked back.

about three weeks ago
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Project Tango is Giving Mobile Devices a Sense of Space and Motion (Video)

citizenr Re:Better quality more lag (16 comments)

half of that delay is probably from wirelessly casting video from tablet to that TV

about three weeks ago
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Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women and Minorities

citizenr Re:Need doublethink training (376 comments)

Because you have a white penis.

about three weeks ago
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Funding for iFind Kickstarter Suspended

citizenr Re:wow! (104 comments)

Kickstarter doesnt claim that, and in fact recently loosened their entry criteria to be more competitive with IGG. IGG on the other hand deleted part of their TOS that claimed they were somewhat responsible for scams.

about a month ago
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Toyota's Fuel Cell Car To Launch In Japan Next March

citizenr Re:Supersize Meal... and a Diet Coke. (216 comments)

Because that woman doesnt exist. In reality its 300 pound woman buying 15 pound mcdonalds lunch.

about a month ago
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It's Not a Car, It's a Self-Balancing Electric Motorcycle (Video)

citizenr Re:wow....200 whole orders??? (218 comments)

they all have same thing in common - they dont exist, but take preorders

about a month ago
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Kingston and PNY Caught Bait-and-Switching Cheaper Components After Good Reviews

citizenr Re:And another on the ban pile (289 comments)

The drive did go into read only, until power cycled. As documented.

No it didnt, it died when their test software tried to write to it. it :

"is supposed to put the 335 Series in a read-only"

but instead it:

"write errors started appearing in Anvil's Storage Utilities, the application tasked with flooding the SSDs with writes. The Anvil app actually froze"

whole computer stopped and two reboots later there was no drive and no read-only data to access. There was no read only state at any point.

Basically Intel drive died like every other consumer SSD dies, taking all of your goat pr0n with him.

about a month ago
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Kingston and PNY Caught Bait-and-Switching Cheaper Components After Good Reviews

citizenr Re:And another on the ban pile (289 comments)

Intel didnt "let go", Its wear level counter reached zero and drive was bricked _by the firmware_ during next power cycle. Basically planned obsolescence.

Whats worse Intel claims this drive should go into read only mode, not disappear.

about a month ago
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Endurance Experiment Writes One Petabyte To Six Consumer SSDs

citizenr Graceful Failover ? What Graceful Failover? (164 comments)

Even Intel, behemoth of reliable server hardware, wasnt able to fix Sandforce problems.
According to Intel representative Graceful Failover of SSD drive means you _kill_ the drive in software during a reboot :DDD and not switch it to read only mode (like you promise in the documentation).

Kiss your perfectly readable data goodbye.

about a month ago

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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 :)

http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=998259&cid=25405651

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.

http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=998259&cid=25409497

http://www.google.com/ig/directory?hl=en&url=www.google.com/ig/modules/builtin_gmail.xml [google.com]

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
http://www.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=20324&topic=13918 [google.com]
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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