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Google, Linaro Develop Custom Android Edition For Project Ara

eclectro EPMs (22 comments)

I heard the phrase "We are making a supply chain for EPMs" near the end of the video (5:33)

What he meant was Electro-Permanent Magnets described here. Which could have been the reason why the phone had problems booting in the video.

1 hour ago
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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

eclectro Cornea has a 'fog' (543 comments)

My cornea has what the doctor says is a 'fog', an unknown disorder which makes me a very poor candidate. Sister has it as well.

about a week ago
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No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

eclectro And you aren't going to find anyone either Sherlok (401 comments)

I've been trying to hire developers for multiple high-compensation positions in NYC

At an average wage of $70K for a STEM candidate (or are you offering less?), it will be impossible to find someone for your position - even an H1B candidate. Because apartments are starting at $2500/month for barely a closet space (if you can find one) in NYC. And most people want better than that. Even the people you want to drag in from overseas will need to find a place to live

You don't have a STEM problem, you have a housing problem.

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Fighting FTC Over In-App Purchases Fine

eclectro Re:Irresponsible parents are part of the problem h (137 comments)

I don't want a nanny state. Stop forcing it on me

We need to have the "nanny state" for those adult programmers who can't tell right from wrong and engineer there games in a deceptive and unfair way.

Sorry that it might interrupt your revenue stream, but the the games really should have a twenty for hour "refund" window, where there is an unconditional refund given to in-app purchases.

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Fighting FTC Over In-App Purchases Fine

eclectro Re:It's not just the refund (137 comments)

What benefit is there to allowing it?

Because he is a developer on Slashdot who likes the way things are presently done.

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Fighting FTC Over In-App Purchases Fine

eclectro Re:The Amazon AppStore Auto-consent (137 comments)

They know about it. It isn't a bug, it is a feature that enables profits.

The games are purposefully engineered to be faulty so that you are *required* to make an in app purchase. And with the 'one click' nature of the in app purchases, it is easy for the game to make a purchase for you - either by mistake or by design!

about three weeks ago
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Trio of Big Black Holes Spotted In Galaxy Smashup

eclectro Alternatively (74 comments)

may help scientists hunting for ripples in spacetime known as gravitational waves

Or more accurately, black holes waving.

about a month ago
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Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo Streaming Service

eclectro Re:One disturbing bit: (484 comments)

...and he's certain of that - how?

Transistors keep getting smaller and technology will get better as time goes on. Even if it is not the form Aereo envisioned here.

about a month ago
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Age Discrimination In the Tech Industry

eclectro Companies should release employee age data (370 comments)

Recently Google and Yahoo released their employee demographics. I found it quite interesting that they left out what the average ages were inside their companies. I can't help but wonder if it was left out by design.

about a month ago
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EU May Allow Members Home Rule On GMO Foods

eclectro Re:The science behind GMOs show they are safe. (272 comments)

Too bad you posted that as an Anonymous Coward. because you really look like you are astroturfing for Monsanto.

about a month and a half ago
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Robotics Engineers: "We Don't Want To Replace Humans. We Want To Enhance Humans.

eclectro Not really (124 comments)

This is a nice sentiment from someone in the industry. However this particularly engineer will have no control over how the technology develops generally. Bean counters will always want to replace the human to save costs and generate a better profit. As such, middle class jobs have been and will continue to evaporate.

about 2 months ago
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HR Chief: Google Sexual, Racial Diversity "Not Where We Want to Be"

eclectro The big elephant in the room (593 comments)

Sorry for being cynical, but they may be trying to take the eyes off an even worse number.

The major thing they left out of their diversity statistics is how many people are over the age of 40. It's pretty clear that ageism is pervasive in the tech sector - and the internet. Last time I mentioned this, there was a serious sneer response to my post saying that "old people" (i.e. people over 40) should be discriminated against, "because they have issues."

There you have it slashdot. You had better be looking over your shoulder! You aren't getting any younger!

about a month ago
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Comcast-Time Warner Deal May Hinge On Low-Cost Internet Plan

eclectro Actually there is a name for this behavior (114 comments)

It's called empty promises. The primary purpose of this merger is not nor will it ever be to take care of the poor. It merely serves to unhook the approval process that would create an internet oligarchy.

Cheap internet for anybody is the last thing that these guys want.

about 2 months ago
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I Want a Kindle Killer

eclectro Missed the obvious (321 comments)

I would like to *easily* print pages from a kindle ebook.

about 2 months ago
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The Andromeda Galaxy Just Had a Bright Gamma Ray Event

eclectro Uh oh (129 comments)

Really bad news for those aliens trying to contact us from there. Oh well.

about 2 months ago
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Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy

eclectro Wait a sec (772 comments)

There is no "belief" for evolutionary principles. It is not a system of religious thought.

about 2 months ago
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HP Makes More Money, Cuts 16,000 Jobs

eclectro Brought to you by the campaign to re-elect.... (288 comments)

It proves that if you can give a corporation tax breaks and throw off the shackles of regulation, they will do better and want to hire more people. Oh...wait.

about 2 months ago

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The Earth barely missed solar storm equal to the Carrington event

eclectro eclectro writes  |  5 days ago

eclectro (227083) writes "NASA is reporting that in July 2012 that a huge solar storm crossed the path that the Earth takes, with Earth missing it by a week. If the storm had occurred a week earlier it would have at least equaled the 1859 Carrington event. It would have sent civilization back to the 18th century costing the world economy 2 Trillion dollars. A scientist has calculated that the odds of this happening in the next ten years is 12%."

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