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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

dattaway Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

What's broken? "Everything is a file" and other traditions are ignored. Log files are no longer text files. I'll stop right there.

about 4 months ago
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DARPA Creates 0.85 THz Solid State Receiver

dattaway Re:typo (84 comments)

From the comments, I thought this was youtube...

more than 2 years ago
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Developer Drops Game Price To $0 Citing Android Piracy

dattaway Re:Just wondering (433 comments)

Sure would be nice to have a "tip jar" donation button. *click* *click* *click* I sure would be sending quarters by the dozens...concept has been around for decades...

more than 2 years ago
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Study Analyzes Recent Grads' Unemployment By Major

dattaway Re:Degrees are about worthless (314 comments)

A degree is a useful tool in the HR file. It is often used for grooming on the management fast track. Great for all sorts of perks. It's like traveling first class.

about 2 years ago
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Murdoch Voicemail Hacking Story 'Ain't Over Yet'

dattaway Re:Huh? (113 comments)

Intercepted: if you are caught being rich.

Wiretapping: if you are caught being poor.

more than 3 years ago
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Texas Bill Outlaws Discrimination Against Creationists In Academia

dattaway Re:In defense of creationists (1251 comments)

Ever notice how his works looked like they came straight out of manufacturer's data sheets? The more you know...

more than 3 years ago
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National Broadband Map Shows Digital Divide

dattaway Re:$200 million? (182 comments)

That's a steal at $0.50 cents per person. A fancy gold plated push pin on the map for every American!

more than 3 years ago
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Samsung Set To Introduce Android-Based iPod Touch Competitor

dattaway It has a GPS too (221 comments)

...but will the GPS actually work? (Galaxy S owner here...)

more than 3 years ago
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OS I'd Most Like To See Make a Comeback

dattaway Re:Missing option (763 comments)

I learned assembly language on the original ZX81. 1KB of memory was a lot back in those days.

about 4 years ago
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First Electric Cars Have Power Industry Worried

dattaway Alarmist (450 comments)

I have 100 amp service. That means I can use 22000 watts, more than enough. Right now, I'm using 3 1500 watt heaters in my house, for a total of 4,500 watts.

Some of my neighbors have 200 amp service. The utility company is not going to put a 12000 watt transformer up to any of our houses...

about 4 years ago
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Stuxnet Was Designed To Subtly Interfere With Uranium Enrichment

dattaway Re:frequency converter drives ? (334 comments)

AC motors require these drives to get their speed. 60Hz would be about 1800 or 3600 rpm, depending how its wound. Most industrial drives can be programmed for 400Hz, which will spin the armature quite fast. Enrichment is like spinning glassware on a dentist's drill. Those frequencies at that high of voltage (480 volts typical) has a very high switching rate that requires exotic transistor designs. Given that these controllers aren't very common, say for a juice mixer, they can be tracked and sabotaged by the distributor quite easily.

more than 4 years ago
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Telstra Violating the GPL?

dattaway Re:Just because they have branded it (197 comments)

In your analogy of Toyota distributing cars without following terms of the license, the dealer is NOT authorized to distribute under terms of the license. It becomes a copyright violation. The GPL is very clear about this.

more than 4 years ago
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Closing In On 1Gbps Using DSL

dattaway Re:Too slow (230 comments)

AT&T puts those boxes on every block in our neighborhoods. Uverse currently runs at 8.5MHz over flat pair here.

more than 4 years ago
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Universal Sends DMCA Takedown On 1980 Report

dattaway Re:Or maybe (189 comments)

Know why they call it a "submit" button? Because it cc'd the recording industry.

more than 4 years ago
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The Case For Apple Buying Facebook

dattaway Re:Yep.. (255 comments)

I thought slashdot was the only social website...

more than 4 years ago
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Searching For Alternatives To China's Rare Earth Monopoly

dattaway Re:it's about more than rare earths (199 comments)

The attempted solution to that is documenting an ISO process for everything in manufacturing. From what I have seen, this only looks good on paper. Trying to start a new production line by the book without experience may take longer than learning from scratch.

more than 4 years ago

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