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A sportscar limo that uses redox battery technology

g4sy Handing out a little props (1 comments)

Props to EmbeddedJanitor for being the only person on slashdot to have ever mentioned the underlying technology.

about a month and a half ago

OpenSSL To Undergo Security Audit, Gets Cash For 2 Developers

g4sy Re:Why bother? (132 comments)

You're right. Nice post, you sent me on a dig around ddg. Would this be a work around? It's a browser plugin that uses GPG web of trust to check certificates peer to peer. I don't know if this plugin actually works, but I think the idea is brilliant!

Monkey Sphere

about 4 months ago

Oklahoma Moves To Discourage Solar and Wind Power

g4sy Re:Something wrong at the foundation - (504 comments)

Thank you for being so succinct and so correct! Just waiting for trolls to show up waving their arms about you being an "Ayn Rand worshiper" and your delusional libertarian fantasies. Personally I wish their energy was spent working to restore and retain democracy. "A republic, madam, if you can keep it"

about 5 months ago

MediaGoblin and FSF Successfully Raise Funds For Federation, Privacy Features

g4sy Re:What is MediaGoblin? (22 comments)

I love the fundraiser and wish the best of luck. I'm a bit frustrated by the timing... I went to donate but it didn't want to go through the first time (non-US card, sometimes I need to call them up) and sadly you've timed it to end on a Friday when all the banks etc. are closed!!! So regretfully no contribution from me ... I'll do it on Tuesday when the banks re-open, but will I still be able to get the t-shirt, 3d-printed logo, stickers and a Thank GNU?

about 5 months ago

Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

g4sy Re:Not even reading TFA (564 comments)

So you mean that in this situation, the party that actually produces something and provides value (a browser and open internet experience) has the upper hand over google who is just a rentier (a very monopolistic middle man, but a middleman nonetheless)? Who woulda thunk!!!! Does the rest of the world work like this? Do the producers eventually overcome the rentiers every time, on a long enough timescale?? (Invoke betteridge's law *here*)

Sorry what I meant to say was mod parent up.

about 5 months ago

Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

g4sy Re:Virulently? (564 comments)

The link to the text "virulently opposed to Proposition 8" has nothing do with backing the claim that behaved "virulently". Weasel words: score -1 for the summary.

Ok you clicked the link and read it. But let's consider the blog post a bit closer:

we do not generally take a position on issues outside of our field, especially not social issues


We hope that California voters will vote no on Proposition 8

So ... it's a bit like your grandpa who never talks about the war. And then during a big family meal, people are talking about abortion and assisted suicide. He gets up and starts out with "I never talk about the war" but then launches into a tirade about hitlers death camps (just saving time for us both here), describes them first-hand, and then posits his opinion that they were the logical conclusion of eugenics in general.

That's pretty dramatic. Sorry, I couldn't think of a car analogy. But from what I can see, google is swinging a huge amount of weight and being very strongly opinionated about a highly nuanced subject. At least companies like Redhat and Mozilla have enough sense to keep out of such discussions! They and their ilk are the only ones that get my money.

about 5 months ago

Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate

g4sy Re:Raising minimum wage screws over the young (870 comments)

Yes. He had good argument. You reply with emotional babble usually reserved for talking heads and politicians. When we throw out all logic and start whinging "think of the children", then society does indeed crumble and children suffer en masse

about 6 months ago

How 3D Printer Maker Aleph Objects Pushes the Open Source Envelope

g4sy Re:The Basement (51 comments)

Hey thanks for being cool. My business has recently gotten to the point where I don't have time to make a reprap and probably do have the money to buy a top-end consumer printer but I have refused to give a penny of my money to Bre Pettis.So I'll probably be buying a TAZ 3.0 to start.

It sounds like you have a cool team and I hope you can keep them reminded that in the long run your vision and goals will pay off much better in the long run compared to pulling a Bre and being a total dick. I'm just so fucking happy that he and Makerbot and Stratysys never got a penny of my money. There are a lot of guys like me in major centres around the world who grew up on linux and gcc and RMS who are becoming cash rich and time poor, especially since there are so fucking few companies to give our money to. I just bought 3 jollas for laughs and giggles and they would certainly have more of my custom if they were actually pushing for open hardware. Neo900 has a lot of my money and they will get more in the coming year.

So there's a lot of money to be made in open hardware, if you're able to convince your board members and investors etc to continue being patient. The word will get out. You will have the last laugh. Bre Pettis will be an anathema for years to come and Moe will be a name up there with Torvalds, if you keep with the attitude it seems you portray.

about 6 months ago

Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables

g4sy Self-host firefox accounts (256 comments)

Please mod parent up. Self-hosting is a very important point, it was the second part of my thinking in adopting the new firefox account last month, but I forgot to mention it in my earlier post. The other cool thing about self-hosting it is that organizations can perhaps have internal social bookmarking (which could be awesome for dev teams and ops teams). You'd just have to extend the firefox accounts server with the social features which would enhance colaboration

Self hosting FTW :D I currently have all my bookmarks stored in the owncloud bookmark toolbar but until the improvs i've ordered actually get shipped I don't have a good embedded device to run my owncloud on and the raspberry pi that's currently hosting owncloud is a little slow. Firefox accounts just makes it easier, and I will be able to self host it on my improv or whatever. To the GP, can you tell me what hardware you're using to self host? I've found the raspberry pi unacceptably slow (but I need to give seafile another shot) so I'm considering buying a beagleboard if the improv never ships :( Anyone using a parallela to self-host?

about 6 months ago

Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables

g4sy been using accounts in aurora for a month already (256 comments)

personally i'm signing up for firefox accounts. yah, i trust them more than google. no, not because they run around yelling "we're not evil", but because i admire their mission statement and purpose and they have stayed true to it. unixy in a way. firefox is a jewel in the free software crown and for that i will trust them with my bookmarks.

about 6 months ago

Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free?

g4sy Re:Not the only reason..... (409 comments)

There are efforts underway in the community to support schools and teachers in doing exactly that. So if you agree with the sentiments of the parent poster, please help out! Encourage anyone you know who can read and write to help out as well!

about 6 months ago

Computer Geeks As Loners? Data Says Otherwise

g4sy Re:Engineers FTW! (158 comments)

It is. Fuck beta.

about 7 months ago

How Russia Transformed a Subtropical Beach Resort To Host the Winter Olympics

g4sy Re:Sochi = Slashdort (359 comments)

hmm lets do a test then. capitalism would dictate that a bunch of well-paid geeks would be able to vote with their feet.... aww fuck this

fuck beta

about 7 months ago

Cartels Are Using Firetruck-Sized Drillers To Make Drug Pipelines

g4sy Re:Aren't there any lessons learned from prohibiti (323 comments)

I used to think the same, but unless one can sell their backyard grown product to their neighbor (legally), then it's all just a rouse. Think about tobacco. I can grow it legally, at about the same difficulty level as pot. But I can't sell it to my neighbor. I don't even think I'm allowed to give it away. This has nothing to do with human rights or constitutional freedoms: it's because there's a lot of money to be made in taxing packs of cigarettes.

TL;DR: Selling or giving away your backyard pot will be made illegal through some perverse interpretation of "inter-state trade". Something about pollen (see: Monsanto) will be said. You heard it here first.

about 8 months ago

Twister: The Fully Decentralized P2P Microblogging Platform

g4sy cool (169 comments)

RTFM, installed. Message me at the_scourge

about 8 months ago

There's Kanye West-Themed Crypto-Currency On the Way

g4sy Re:Good grief... (237 comments)

You forgot freicoin, which is IMHO the most interesting (and potentially VERY useful, very soon) cryptocurrency. Should be stable, encourages good investment and consumption. The point is, it's good to be able to create such ideas, and let smart people from all over the world get behind various ideas and develop them (code and architecture). I'll have to do more research on namecoin, thanks.

about 8 months ago
top Plans To Accept Bitcoin

g4sy Re: A bit off topic (202 comments)

You need to get into freicoin

about 9 months ago

Owncloud 6 Brings Collaborative Open Document Format Editing to the Web

g4sy Re:Not really a Sharepoint replacement (73 comments)

What functionality is WebODF (which ownCloud is using) is missing that Sharepoint has? I guess I don't really understand what Sharepoint feature you're referring to. (Sharepoint user at a job a while ago, but I wasn't a power user). Just an honest question, since I'm thinking about getting involved with the WebODF project

simultaneous editing

about 9 months ago

Owncloud 6 Brings Collaborative Open Document Format Editing to the Web

g4sy Re:Dropbox drop-in replacement? (73 comments)

Yah, and also having choice sucks. I know and it's also bullshit that there was the option to compile from source or "apt-get install $package". I had to wait almost 30 seconds. When I went to use it, I had to set up a password!!!! Does Droppants ask you to set up an account too?? 'Cause if I can get around having this stupid password incovenience, then I'll drop ownCloud like a bad habit. However the linux bullshit is pretty convenient and I'll keep using that.

If you just forgot to use your sarc tags, that's cool bro. If you were being serious, then get a clue

about 9 months ago

Desktop Browser of Choice in 2013?

g4sy Re:DWB (381 comments)

Any advantanges over vimprobable?

about 9 months ago



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