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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

jellomizer Re:Still pretty affordable (330 comments)

In short someone who who could afford the car is someone who really shouldn't need the tax credits. An other case of normal politics.

The right makes it so the Rich doesn't have to pay taxes.
The left makes it so the Rich are the only one able to avoid paying taxes.


Interviews: David Saltzberg Answers Your Questions About The Big Bang Theory

jellomizer Re:Too Bad (87 comments)

I agree,
but I think overall as the characters mature in the show, they become less awkward over time.
With the exception of Sheldon, where I kinda wish they would just come out and state that the character is autistic at some level. Instead of just making him a super scientist who needs to make all these trade-offs in his personal life to be there.
While I do not fall on the recorded Autism spectrum. The way they make Sheldon would be very insulting to people with these problems.


Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

jellomizer So what. (326 comments)

I am curious on why Tovalds opinion on systemd really matters.
I congratulate him for his work on the Linux Kernel, He made a really good OS, and put enough effort and skill to keep a strong team of developers focused.
However that doesn't make him an expert in all thing. Even all things related to the OS he had pivotal to create.

The systemd argument is about methodology not technology. It is the same as most political redirect. Two groups with a different vision of an end goal, taking different approaches to get there.


Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

jellomizer Re:Ehhh, cases. (407 comments)

Exactly, I am not sure why Apple tries so hard to make their device so thin.
Thin cost money, the more it cost the thicker case you will want to put on it to protect it.

2 days ago

WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS

jellomizer Re:Translation... (195 comments)

The Government Bidding process for services is corrupt by design.
You can make bid for service.
Then you have stipulations which weigh it in a companies favor, not because they are required for the job, but to write the contract for the company.

I have seen State Bids for services for a Web Site. Which has odd requirements, such as 20+ years in COBOL, 10+ Years in RPG, 3 Years of HTML, 2 Years of ASP.NET
When you see these contracts you know they are for a particular person they want to keep on board.

2 days ago

Quickflix Wants Netflix To Drop Australian VPN Users

jellomizer Re:Amusing (169 comments)

How dare Netflix provide services that the customer wants at a price the can afford!
That people are willing to follow a bunch of hacking methods to get access to a service that they will pay for!

2 days ago

Why Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- But Won't

jellomizer Re:What I like ... errrm, respect about Apples Swi (178 comments)

My main issue is we are entering a post desktop world. (No the desktop isn't dyeing, but it isn't the center of our computing world)
So we need the following.
1. A platform to create moble apps.
2. Being able to create these apps on different systems.

It is actually very lame to have to have a Mac to build an iOS app. You really should be able to do it on at least the Big three OS Windows,Mac,Linux. Because we are not desktop centrist anymore and people will go around with different Desktops and OS's freely.

2 days ago

Industry-Based ToDo Alliance Wants To Guide FOSS Development

jellomizer Writing code isn't always fun. (54 comments)

The biggest issue with a lot of of the home grown Open Source Apps, is getting past the dreaded 80% complete mark.
This is the point in the program where all the interesting proof of concepts and interesting algorithms are all set. However that last 20% is a lot of the detail fine tuning that really puts all the pieces in play.
This last 20% mark when it no longer becomes fun, is where the project looses steam and sometimes dies off.
Having a company putting money towards development with management and direction and all those MBA Buzzwords basically means we push the developers to get that last 20% done.
But of course if they are pushing to get that set done, and are putting in resources to help that, it is going to be their vision of 20% not necessary yours.

I know a lot of the Open Source people have this Anti-Corporate everything mind set... However to make it in the world there needs other sources of motivation other then just feeling good.

2 days ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

jellomizer Digital Data likes to move. (263 comments)

Analog Data fairs better when it isn't touched, every read could damage it a bit, and copying a copy of a copy using analog methods will degrade its content.

For digital data, it wants to be moved around.
The more you copy and move digital data the better it is.
Raid Disks makes sure you have a couple of copies.
You post it the cloud and it will last longer.
You could get fancy and have a backup method that copies your data from one drive to an other. When it fails you swap the drive out with a new one.

2 days ago

Chrome For Mac Drops 32-bit Build

jellomizer Re:As someone with a white macbook... (129 comments)

Being that your 32bit Macbooks are 8 years old.
You really should expect to not get much updates in any software what so ever.
I am surprised that Google had 32bit mac support.

2 days ago

Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

jellomizer Re:Minecraft itself is a phenomenon, but (324 comments)

I have to agree 2.5 billion for a game title is over the top. Especially as most game titles do not have a long life. Sure it is popular now... However in 5 years? 10 years?
Nintendo got lucky with a few franchisees.
Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon. But these are charactors/story universes. Mindcraft doesn't have such an in-depth story it is just the game fad of the time.

2 days ago

Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

jellomizer Re:It's not your phone (608 comments)

For the most part people are happy with that.
When you own something it is up to you to keep it maintained. When you have these services the owner needs to do the maintenance, if something goes off it is their fault. As well on the average they have the resources to keep all their devices maintained.

Sure I kinda wish these companies can give us the option to own or rent. For those cases where I feel I am better off owning it even with the extra responsibility of ownership.

2 days ago

Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

jellomizer Re:Just Apple? (203 comments)

Being that the iphone is more useful. I expect it goes thew more rigor on the average then an android.

3 days ago

iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

jellomizer Re:Conspiracy theory (222 comments)

I think it is the even number rush.
The original iPhone (iPhone 2) Had a good demand on it.
People gradually got the iPhone 3 and 3g (incremental improvements nothing show stopping)
There was a big demand on the iPhone 4 (The higher res screen, and FaceTime)
The iPhone 4S 5 and 5S were incremental improvements the bigger screen on the 5 is nice but not enough to get people off the 4.
The iPhone 6 with a significantly larger screen means the people who have been hanging onto the 4 needs an upgrade.

5 days ago

Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water

jellomizer Re:Is the expense of electrolysis the main inhibit (113 comments)

Well the argument that it is better for the environment never really holds much.
So to get people to switch we need the following.
1. Cheaper then our current sources of energy. A little cheaper we can get some traction, a lot cheaper we will get good movement.

2. Economics 101 low demand means low price. The issue is low supply (in terms of it being packaged) that is keeping its price high. Making a technology to do this cheaper will help improve supply because people can produce Hydrogen and make money off of it.

3. Danger isn't as big of an issue as people think. Granted the fuel in our cars is safer then hydrogen. But good safety measures in place there shouldn't be that big of a deal.

5 days ago

Direct Sales OK Baked Into Nevada's $1.3 Billion Incentive Deal With Tesla

jellomizer Re:The dealership model is broken (149 comments)

True... However the dealership model is one of the few decent middle class jobs creator in the country that doesn't require a lot of education and/or certification.

Direct sale just means more profit to the big auto makers (Their price will not be lowered) and less people will benefit from the auto economy.

5 days ago

Accused Ottawa Cyberbully Facing 181 Charges Apologizes

jellomizer Re:Right. (140 comments)

Well sometimes the courts are easier on a person if they admit to do what they did and apologize for it. Vs wasting the courts time trying to convince them that he did didn't do it, or was just in doing it.


about a week ago

Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

jellomizer Re:Hot Damn! (730 comments)

Apple never has been ahead of their competition based on raw technical feature.

Apple wins by taking the modern features that have been proven and implement them in a way that is either unique or better perfected.

Any company and make a phone by placing a faster processor, and a bigger/higher resolution screen. However the details are what makes it a device that you play with for a few days and no longer use (like my old Palm-pilot 3 that I have, mostly due to the fact it didn't have a rechargeable battery). Apple does have a tenancy of putting a lot of though in subtle things that don't normally fall on the feature list.

However if you want big fast processor. Go with an Android phone. That is their market, you have more choice

about a week ago

Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

jellomizer Re:So what exactly is the market here. (730 comments)

I have the same problem with mine. But the issue is about speed.
After 3 year web pages do more and more and you need a faster method just to view pages.

Also there is a style factor too. I know we are not suppose to look cool or trendy. But if you have an old phone you do look like you are too cheap.
I am not proposing going out and getting the next phone every generation... But get one when you realize your old phone is getting out of date.

about a week ago

Home Depot Confirms Breach of Its Payment Systems

jellomizer Re:These are new systems... (111 comments)

But are they implemented?

My credit card company has just recently send new cards with the microchip.
Now I have seen the chip reader on 80% of the card readers I have seen.
And only Wal-mart has it implemented and working. Target has the new reader, but it isn't implemented.

So the upgrading of the card readers happened to make people feel good, however like so many other IT projects their implementation was half assed.

about a week ago



Digital Electronic Starter Kits.

jellomizer jellomizer writes  |  about 9 months ago

jellomizer (103300) writes "Being this is a Christmas season, hunting for gifts. I am looking for a Kit, or at least the parts to make up a kit, for a Starter for Digital Electronics. The gift receiver has a little experience with chips mostly a Digital System Logic Engineering class in college. rigging up 74 series chips, for some basic functions, such as adders and the like. But is interested in making some custom electrics Like a Binary Clock, a simple USB D/A Converter. So what do slashdotters think what would make up a good starter kit, considerations such as chips that require compatible voltage, and are rather robust. Where we could find such parts and possible model numbers, and price willing to pay for them."

Publishing for non academics.

jellomizer jellomizer writes  |  about 2 years ago

jellomizer (103300) writes "I work in Corporate Land, my years of experience have gathered a lot of insight about how to approach things, that I feel can be useful to others. While I could write and publish a book, however I feel my experience is better suited in a series of essays, that is more fitted to be read on a magazine or a popular newspapers targeting Technical Leaders. But I have no experience on how to publish to such entities. Do I just write my essays and send them to a bunch of locations and see if they stick, or is there a better process?"

Appropriate interviewing for a worldwide search.

jellomizer jellomizer writes  |  about 5 years ago

jellomizer (103300) writes "I am a manger of a small Software Development department, looking to hire some more developers. By edict of the CEO the search must be made globally. So we are dealing with different cultures and different ideas of truth and embellishments, etc... To try to counteract we give the potential employees tests where I watch what they do, to see if they actually know what they say they know. However it seems a lot of applicants drop out when mention that this test is mandatory. Is this a sign that we caught them in a lie, or are we weeding out good people where we shouldn't be? Would you be willing to take a test as part of the interview, if so is there any type of heads up you would like to know beforehand to make a decision to take the test easier?"

Poll Description

jellomizer jellomizer writes  |  more than 6 years ago

jellomizer (103300) writes "Poll Idea? How Often should Polls be updated? 1. Every second 2. Every Mintute 3. Every Hour 4. Every Day 5. Every Week 6. Every Month 7. Every Year 8. When you can No longer post to the Poll 9. When Ever Cowboyneal feels like it. 10. I hate polls and never use them."

jellomizer jellomizer writes  |  more than 7 years ago

jellomizer (103300) writes "With still no seeming end to Windows Security problems, Current very bad reviews of poor performance on Vista, and all the other problems. Yet people still use it and most feel the effort to switch still isn't worth it. So how how much worse Windows will need to be to say get 40% of the current Windows users to switch to different OSs, Help fund development of their apps to more cross platform development models, Focus more on Web Application using open standards and less on platform particular add ins. It seems to me people will not switch off Windows unless it keeps on getting so much more worse then it is. So how bad does it need to be?"

jellomizer jellomizer writes  |  more than 7 years ago

jellomizer (103300) writes "MSNBC/Newsweek has covered aninterview with Steve Jobs When Asked if Zunes was a threat Jobs Responds
In a word, no. I've seen the demonstrations on the Internet about how you can find another person using a Zune and give them a song they can play three times. It takes forever. By the time you've gone through all that, the girl's got up and left! You're much better off to take one of your earbuds out and put it in her ear. Then you're connected with about two feet of headphone cable.


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