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Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

dwater Re:WHAT? (737 comments)

These days, though, in my experience anyway, it means being reduced to close to, or actually, nothing.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Moving From Tech Support To Development?

dwater open source project (133 comments)

find an open source project that interests you and get involved, making sure your contributions are attributed to you; then you can point a potential employer at your work.

alternatively, in an appropriate point in the interview process (even in your letter of introduction), ask your potential employer to give you something to do as a project for a few weeks so that you can prove yourself and they can see what you can do.

about 4 months ago
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China's Jade Rabbit Lunar Rover Officially Declared Lost

dwater Re:Its alive! (131 comments)

I hope they manage to recover it. I'm glad it managed to survive the night without any further damage...

about 6 months ago
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HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

dwater Re:I HAVE THE ACTUAL ANSWER TO THE GUY (573 comments)

mod parent up...interested if this actually solves the problem...I don't see why it wouldn't, unless they care about the licenses, why would they care who actually wrote it?

about 7 months ago
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Apple Reportedly Testing Inductive, Solar and Motion Charging For Its Smartwatch

dwater Re:exclude /. sections? (219 comments)

Thanks! I had trouble finding that...seemed I had an empty list to select from...but a 'reset' populated the list and I will see if that does the trick :D

about 7 months ago
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Apple Reportedly Testing Inductive, Solar and Motion Charging For Its Smartwatch

dwater exclude /. sections? (219 comments)

Just curious...is there a way to exclude/ignore particular sections in /.?

about 7 months ago
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Sound System Simulates the Roar of a Rocket Launch

dwater Re:One of the first customers (113 comments)

" ``It's the wild colour scheme that freaks me,'' said Zaphod whose love affair with this ship had lasted almost three minutes into the flight, ``Every time you try to operate on of these weird black controls that are labelled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up black to let you know you've done it. What is this? Some kind of galactic hyperhearse?''

The walls of the swaying cabin were also black, the ceiling was black, the seats --- which were rudimentary since the only important trip this ship was designed for was supposed to be unmanned --- were black, the control panel was black, the instruments were black, the little screws that held them in place were black, the thin tufted nylon floor covering was black, and when they had lifted up a corner of it they had discovered that the foam underlay also was black.
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about 7 months ago
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Sound System Simulates the Roar of a Rocket Launch

dwater Re: Questions not addressed in the summary (113 comments)

Having experienced the Notting Hill Carnivan, I can totally believe this...the sound systems they have on the floats are so loud I found it quite difficult to even breath and started to make me feel sick. They're powered by quite big generators on the floats themselves....quite nuts.

The floats/etc were a bit boring, imo. My wife and I didn't stay long.

I find that they can reach 140db: http://www.theinformationdaily...

about 7 months ago
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China's PandaX Project Looks For Dark Matter In the Heart of a Marble Mountain

dwater superlatives (62 comments)

> Chinese engineers love their superlatives

I wonder where they learned *that* from?

about 7 months ago
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Samsung's First Tizen Smartphone Gets Leaked

dwater Re:I don't think so (153 comments)

hrm, I wonder...I have noticed on my travels the ubiquity of non-Google Android devices. I wonder if the value of *those* is doubled.

I am, of course, assuming you mean, by 'base Android', the one which is installed on Nexus devices - ie it doesn't have all the manufacturer-added software? If you instead consider 'base Android' to be what is available for free, then perhaps it does indeed add value since it is otherwise quite simple, constituting just a platform.

I think people in 'the west' seem to think Android is only the one that has the Google services/apps/etc, since that seems to be the only one available. In China, for example, I've yet to see such an Android device, and yet there are plenty of non-Google Android devices...perhaps the s/w added by Samsung is adding value to *those* devices.

Of course, that wouldn't excuse them from also adding the s/w to the devices that *do* have Google services/etc...

I'm not sure if my suggestion is actually the case, just wondering.

about 7 months ago
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AMD Announces First ARM Processor

dwater Re:Pretty low bar... (168 comments)

Yes, but I'm curious why it would make less (or more, even) sense for Intel to 'get into the ARM market' than any other chip manufacturer.

I can think of a reason of the top of my head - ie it might dilute their stance/marketing message that 'IA is best' or something like that, but I'm not sure if that is really true. In fact, I can imagine Intel saying, 'well, this isn't the first time we've made ARM' and that making people say, 'oh, right...ok then...nothing to see here'.

I'm just curious what other reasons the poster was thinking about...

about 7 months ago
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AMD Announces First ARM Processor

dwater Re:Pretty low bar... (168 comments)

> unless you're Intel

I'm curious about the arguments for and against for Intel...

about 7 months ago
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Samsung's First Tizen Smartphone Gets Leaked

dwater Re:I don't think so (153 comments)

It doesn't rule it out either...

about 7 months ago
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Megatons To Megawatts Program Comes To a Close

dwater not straight into more weapons? (125 comments)

How do we know the US didn't just use it for their own weapons? I guess it says somewhere, perhaps the Russians did some 'inspection' things to make sure it was being used for power, along the lines of Iran?

about 7 months ago
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Tesla's Having Issues Charging In the Cold

dwater Re:units please (476 comments)

right...stupid apostrophe use again...

about 7 months ago

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Hydrogen-powered sports car

dwater dwater writes  |  more than 6 years ago

dwater (72834) writes "The BBC are reporting on a very cool looking concept car that runs on hydrogen and is tagged as 'zero-emissions' (apart from water). It gets from 0-60mph in ~7 seconds, and tops out at 90mph (ie ample for all but the most German of roads). The design is based on the Morgan Aero-8 roadster. It even has wooden seats — classy.
The article mentions the current problems manufacturing hydrogen, but recent stories seem to suggest that this problem is receiving attention too, so perhaps the time is nigh for this technology to reach the consumer."

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