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Raspberry Pi-Compatible Development Board Released

Dan Askme Re:Here's a novel idea (47 comments)

Excellent, exactly what the Pi 2.0 should be. Good find.


Math, Programming, and Language Learning

Dan Askme Logic is more important than Math. (241 comments)

Logic comes 1st with programming, nothing else.
Math or "Maths" is really a secondary skill which allows you to expand on your logic. You can essentially program with minimal knowledge of maths whilst simply using more if/else statements and logic to make up for it.

I had a GCSE D in maths (lower than average), but i've always been very logical. I learnt the required maths by using my logic to test and understand what i needed, not the other way round.

Programming without logic is nothing, programming without maths is something google can help you with very easily, or you will pick up yourself using logic.

about two weeks ago

Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+

Dan Askme Bullshit + News = Pointless (238 comments)

- The news Story = " removed all restrictions on what usernames people are allowed to use"
- So i clicked "Edit your name:"
- I enter "4D", in the name field

Result = "Please fill in the name fields."

Garbage news for a garbage product. Did any of the devs even think to "test it"?

about two weeks ago

Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

Dan Askme The correct resolution for every other company. (346 comments)

Sack the incompetent staff member who sent the email, instead of "cheating" your way out of it?

Ah, its Goldman Sachs. Carry on cheating the system.

about a month ago

Facial Recognition Might Be Coming To Your Car

Dan Askme What Security? (131 comments)

1. Take picture of driver
2. Print mask
3. Wear mask

Not really any upgrade from a Key if i'am honest.

about a month ago

The Simultaneous Rise and Decline of Battlefield

Dan Askme Ben Kuchera's a little late... (208 comments)

My last EA game was Battlefield 2142. This was just before the console market of idiots rolled in and changed games for the worse (mass buying DLC/2 hour gameplay titles).
The game was buggy, poor phsyx movement with major inconsistencies. Your typical "lazy production game" for that era. But if you compare it to games out now, you could even class it as "perfect".
Amazing how quality reduces over time when the money keeps flooding in.

But yes, good to know that Ben Kuchera agrees with me, shame hes 8 years late.

about a month ago

$500k "Energy-Harvesting" Kickstarter Scam Unfolding Right Now

Dan Askme Simple, (448 comments)

Too many people in the world with far too much money to burn, and, no common sense.

To begin with, iFind tag doesn’t have a battery. Instead, it uses our patent pending EM Harvesting technology and stores the energy in a uniquely designed power bank

I smell BS. Unless, these guys have invented a new power source system unknown to NASA/Goverment and billion dollar tech companies? Yep, bullshit.

about a month ago

I prefer to settle down at night with a good..

Dan Askme Can of.. (139 comments)

A good can of Cider.
Bit of warcraft and wind up the children who have access to their mummy's credits cards :)

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Rapid Development Language To Learn Today?

Dan Askme Re:Python + Qt (466 comments)

With Qt you can develop for desktop or mobile, with a GUI or not. Once you become familiar with Qt you can also fallback to C++ if you need the performance.

Even with C++, Qt is an extremely bloated API before you even start coding.

An empty window:
- Qt = 50+mb memory usage
- FLTK = 3+ mb memory usage
- Windows API 1mb memory usage

Dont get me wrong, Qt is extremely fast to create programs and a refreshing change of simplicity to work with.
But it shouldn't be the platform of choice if you consider performance an important factor in your coding practices.

about a month and a half ago

How To Make Espresso In Space

Dan Askme Coffee in a Bag (192 comments)

I love space, i love tech, i love coffee. But lets not hide the fact this is just coffee in a bag.

If this "space coffee" will assist in making the world a better place, i'am all for it. But honestly, i can think of a million other things that can use the 20kg space for scientific purposes.

about a month and a half ago

Samsung Debuts Thin Galaxy Tab S With Super AMOLED 2560X1600 Display

Dan Askme New Marketing method, sell the screen? (176 comments)

Under the hood, the Galaxy Tab S features Android KitKat 4.4, 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage with a microSD slot that supports up to 128GB.

But hey, at least we know what the screen size is!
This hardware must be so hot, internal chip specs are not required.

about a month and a half ago

$3000 GeForce GTX TITAN Z Tested, Less Performance Than $1500 R9 295X2

Dan Askme AMD Consistent framerate, since when? (151 comments)

the R9 295X2 offered higher and more consistent frame rates

But not "stable", "consistent" or "smooth". This is still a major issue with the core of all AMD cards which hasnt been fixed.
You get what you pay for. Nvidia might be the "expensive" of the bunch, just wish i forked out a little more instead of getting my HD7770.

about 1 month ago

NASA Beams Hi-Def Video From Space Via Laser

Dan Askme And in Other News.... (38 comments)

The US government has a battleship orbiting the moon, with a big frikking laser beam.

Nasa is so behind.

about 2 months ago

Crucial Launches MX100 SSD At Well Under 50 Cents Per GiB

Dan Askme Re:Ye Gods, an Ad (107 comments)

How an idea so simple could be so commonly misunderstood is beyond me. It's true that IOPS won't matter if you are streaming a single, large media file.

You really need to consider fragmentation is a major issue on spindle drive performance.
SSD's have no issue with fragmentation simply because their IOPS is so high and seek time is near 0ms~.
IOPS does kind of matter :)

Wonder how much of 2 minutes can be cut for loading up a VS2013 project, on one of these bad boy SSD's.

about 2 months ago

NSA Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images

Dan Askme This NSA nonsense needs to stop (136 comments)

Honestly, let it die.

The NSA are doing there job. You'd all very quickly turn the blame if there was another 9/11 attack.
Yet, people are more than happy to give Facebook their life photos?

Wake up to the real world.

about 2 months ago

My Neighbor Totoro In Virtual Reality

Dan Askme Not the best Demo for rift i've seen... (45 comments)

I couldn't help but notice:
- Input delay for head tracking (most probably due to Unity)
- Head tracking doesnt seem to match where he wants to look
- He's having to "flick" his head many times to "fix" the headtracking.

Back to basics and coding is whats needed here.

about 2 months ago

Huawei Successfully Tests New 802.11ax WiFi Standard At 10.53Gbps

Dan Askme Re:Now the real question is (116 comments)

your you're

You're You are

about 2 months ago

YouTube Releases the Google Video Quality Report

Dan Askme Re:Hmmm. (66 comments)

Or ammunition for the net neutrality fight. Not sure exactly how this data does that but it feels like it. If so, go Google.

Just dont forget the rest of world Google (eg: != USA || Canada). We do exist.

about 2 months ago

Apple Confirms Purchase of Beats For $3 Billion

Dan Askme Shame theres no Quality to Beats (188 comments)

Clearly Apple doesnt care about quality.
Beats are over eq'd, overpriced, over-marketed with a high profit margin, a gimmick sucked up by the masses, nothing else.

Really not sure what Apple has planned for it, but dont expect affordable, high quality headphones with your next ipod anytime soon.
If you want quality over gimmicks, get yourself some DT990 Pros (or 770 for closed).

about 2 months ago



Coinye Currency Abandoned due to Legal Threats

Dan Askme Dan Askme writes  |  about 7 months ago

Dan Askme (2895283) writes "West, who alleges that the creators of Coinye are trading on his name and image without permission, had previously filed suit against the anonymous coders who are creating it. Today he broadened his attack to include the operators of Coinye exchanges including,, and

Coinye developers have apparently abandoned the project."

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