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DIY Wearable Pi With Near-Eye Video Glasses

dstone Re:It may be an excess of caution.... (59 comments)

TL;DR: "the risk of wearing Glass appears to be low", according to a Eli Peli, who has been "con$ulting with the Glass team for nearly two years."

about 9 months ago

Future Fighters Won't Need Ejection Seats

dstone Re:Hope no one hacks our entire Air Force one day (622 comments)

they need to figure out a way to make it unhackable for it to be truly reliable, but that isn't an impossible task.

You speak in absolutes. I'm not sure if I should smile because of your optimism, or point out your ignorance of all the other historic "unhackable" claims that have fallen.

about 2 years ago

The Coming Wave of In-Dash Auto System Obsolescence

dstone Command-line interface: never goes out of style (445 comments)

Seriously. Just give me a Bash shell. I'll alias some useful stuff to short commands. Voice dictation can reduce the safety issues with keyboard use. And when the car is out of warranty, the dealer has to add me to the wheel group for sudo.

more than 2 years ago

Sony's Plan To Tighten Security and Fight Hacktivism

dstone Sony's CSO has invented time travel! (247 comments)

TFA claims that Sony's new CSO, Brett Wahlin, "served as a counter-intelligence officer in the US Military for eight years during the Cold War." The final year of the cold war is generally agreed to be 1991, when the Soviet Union dissolved. This suggests he started working as a C-I officer no later than 1984. Yet the photo in his recent bio suggests he's in his early 40s now. So either 1) he's a prodigy and worked for the US military during high school, or 2) he can travel in time. Either way, the hacktivists might have met their match! Well played, Sony.

more than 2 years ago



You Weren't Meant To Have A Boss

dstone dstone writes  |  more than 6 years ago

dstone (191334) writes "Paul Graham, Lisp programmer turned Venture Capitalist, shares his thoughts this month on why programmers shouldn't have bosses. He claims "the restrictiveness of big company jobs is particularly hard on programmers" because, unlike sales or support employees, programmers are constantly creating new things and this requires more freedom than a large hierarchy allows. His suggestion to programmers? They're wired to be their own bosses. "The environment in big companies is toxic to programmers. In the first couple weeks of working on their own startup they seem to come to life, because finally they're working the way people are meant to.""
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