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Flying Bicycle Is Real, Takes First Flight

cpscotti Who's bicycle is this? (123 comments)

Who's bicycle is this?; this is not a bicycle honey, it's a chopper. It's zed's Chopper.
  Zed's dead.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot - Careers In Computer Science That Keep You Physically Active?

cpscotti Push Snowboarding (220 comments)

Work in something that brings Computer Science and tech to a sport you love. You'll end up having to test your own code by yourself. I worked a while on Push Snowboarding (www.pushsnowboarding.com) and got a lot of snowboarding together with it. Now I'm working on another project that also makes me be active to test my own stuff.

Yes, I love my job.

about 2 years ago
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New Analyst Report Calls Agile a Scam, Says It's An Easy Out For Lazy Devs

cpscotti Re:Agile is not the problem (491 comments)

Not the problem but is neither the "golden solution".

I work on an Agile team that because they are agile they believe they can change things, requirements & focus every two weeks. Plus, anyone that says waterfall doesn't work is ignoring ALL *critical* software we depend on. Do you think airplane control systems are developed using agile? Bankin systems? Stock exchange? Power grid... your OS for fuck sake (be it linux, MacOS or the other one).. none of them were fully developed using Agile.

Agile ADDs a lot of good stuff on top of waterfall and is more transparent and flaws/problems become apparent earlier - that's all. It doesn't solve *the problem of sw development*.

I bet you that in 10 years there'll be another *agile* with a different name and book that will promise that THEY are solving the problems. Smart people take agile and try to make it better, dumb people follow it like religion (and like any religious one, they sin).

more than 2 years ago
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11-lb Robot Can Jump 30 Feet Into the Air

cpscotti Fake! Publicity stunt! (68 comments)

They cut the video pretty much before any single jump. Plus, they don't have a good shot of the last flight. The jumps are cool but any of us could do a jumping machine that "just jumps". The hard thing is to make the whole package.

Come on, don't tell me they didn't had time for it. They are a big company and should watch what they release.
This reminds me of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXJZVZFRFJc

Maybe Boston Dynamics is just taking a piss out of DARPA.

more than 2 years ago
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Can Relativity Explain Faster Than Light Particles?

cpscotti Path of TTD travel. (315 comments)

The question here's: Did the TTD stop
for lunch at a scenic spot in the Alps?

TFA convinced me.

more than 2 years ago
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3D Helicopter View Added To Google Maps

cpscotti Re:similar to Nokia Maps' 3D? (53 comments)

You mean this one: http://maps.nokia.com/3D/ ?
Btw, it's way better than this bastardized "google earth inside the browser".
Nothing new here..

more than 2 years ago
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Samsung Plans To Block the iPhone 5 In Korea

cpscotti Re:Real Weapons (178 comments)

And that "slightly more power than major corporations" is so just because Politicians are treacherous bastards and there's always the other company around the corner to get friends with..

more than 2 years ago
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(Possible) Diginotar Hacker Comes Forward

cpscotti Re:Fear the mighty script kiddy (215 comments)

I kind of agree with you on the press thing but saying they are "just silly kids" is a bit too far. You mention the obscure term "silly tools", but then WHO makes the SILLY tools? And what makes you think that whoever built the SILLY TOOL is not using it.

It's not that simple. If it was that simple the "mafias/organized crime" would dominate this "for profit". If you really don't acknowledge that some of this kids work HARD and are indeed quite skilled than I'll assume you have never tried hacking anything while a teenager and that you don't use online banking.

Some of these kids are indeed brilliant. Admiring them or not is the only matter here.

more than 2 years ago
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Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

cpscotti Re:Are you doing this because of Steve Jobs??? (1521 comments)

Maybe it was a pub bet... I can hear it almost:
Hemos: I wonder what'll happen when Jobs leave apple!
CmdrTaco: What do you mean? He'll never leave.. he'll die CEO!
Hemos: I don't think so, we both know all this corporate overlords stuff, stock market and all.. He will eventually leave!
CmdrTaco: NO! The day Jobs resigns I resign from Slashdot (and go to google)! ..

more than 2 years ago
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Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

cpscotti Re:Hmm... (1521 comments)

Retirement?

He'll be working at google in a few months (non-compete clauses etc..). Didn't you notice all the guys up there with google signatures and screaming "come to Google+".

Enjoy future @google Cmdr!

more than 2 years ago
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RIM Helping UK Police Track Down Rioters

cpscotti Trying to be relevant? (343 comments)

Dunno, but all this seems bullshit.
First, I believe all this kinds of riots are just group/herd behaviour ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herd_behaviour ) and any blackberry "coordination" was probably some innocent people inviting others to join the protest.
Come on those are just a bunch of angry kids that thought they were "doing the right thing" by raising hell and going against each and everyone...
No major coordination.. no major plots or conspiracies.

Going after everybody's bbms just to try to find out who were the rioters is just plain Orwellian.

Finally, blackberry stepping up publicizing that on twitter looks just like "hey hey people! Look at us! We want to protect you! We still exist and we are responsible!"
If it was that important they wouldn't make their support public...

about 3 years ago
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Former Nokia Engineers Fueling Finnish Startups

cpscotti Re:Good (63 comments)

Go get yourself one; for free: http://wiki.meego.com/Community_Office/Community_device_program/Nokia/N950_Extended_Program :D

about 3 years ago
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Linus Torvalds Ditches GNOME 3 For Xfce

cpscotti Re:GNOME shell (835 comments)

True.
XFCE is meant to be cholesterol free, like kids; fast simple and healthy, like kids.

about 3 years ago
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What Do I Do About My Ex-Employer Stealing My Free Code?

cpscotti Did you work.. (545 comments)

..for Oracle/sun/MySQL?

about 3 years ago
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Anonymous Releases Restricted NATO Document

cpscotti Irresponsible? (187 comments)

Jeezz! They've probably ran into pretty nasty bits there..
Or they are actually becoming responsible ..
OOOR Anon is trying some cool PR stunt! :D

more than 3 years ago
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Linux Receives 20th Birthday Video From Microsoft

cpscotti Re:Everybody aboard the tinfoilhat-train! (368 comments)

Well.. if that cake's got plenty of sugar the cyanide shouldn't cause much harm. Rasputin knew this a loong time ago!

more than 3 years ago
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Do Two-Screen Laptops Make Sense?

cpscotti Re:10 pounds (262 comments)

You still have weight. That's why that damn station keeps falling towards earth constantly! The fact that it doesn't hit the ground is another matter.

more than 3 years ago
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Is There a Formula For a Hit Song?

cpscotti Complexity of Songs (243 comments)

No mention to Knuth's work of art?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Complexity_of_Songs
Isn't this slashdot?

more than 3 years ago
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The Most Dangerous Programming Mistakes

cpscotti Re:In C++: (213 comments)

Mistake: the lack of it!

more than 3 years ago

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