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Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany

jellomizer Re:ITT... (145 comments)

Well a lot of these countries have rules that are made to prevent US companies from gaining traction there. Sure they hide it in terms of safety or something else the normal electorate can swallow but if you look at the details of the laws it is in essence an FU America law.

2 hours ago

How Big Telecom Smothers Municipal Broadband

jellomizer Re:I don't know what's scarier about this article (110 comments)

Being that in most area we have the choice of only one broadband provider. So we are reliant on taking what we can get. If we can have Broadband internet at the Local Town level, vs. State or Federal level. We can have internet and still be close enough to local government to control what goes on.

MaBell on the other hand was just what everyone used in the US. So we had to suck it up and pay for a monopoly.

The thing is with a municipal Internet. the carriers can still dominate the market, as they could the the Towns ISP. It is that they just won't get paid as much as charging everyone $70.00 a month.

4 days ago

Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page

jellomizer Re:Well... (171 comments)

Its fine to be a sell out, just as long as some of the money goes to the cause that I like.

5 days ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

jellomizer The best games are... (377 comments)

The best games are the ones I have played between the ages of 10-18.
The ones before that are too primitive, the ones after that are just full of eye candy and attempts to just harness a bunch of money.

Oddly enough a lot of my favorite movies and TV shows were during that time too.

I guess things were just better during the time where you didn't have any responsibilities.

5 days ago

Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

jellomizer Re:The US and UK need to stay out of this (831 comments)

However...A Big Part of the issue was Ukraine wanted to join the EU and NATO, however the Ukrainian president at the time decided to side with Russia while most of the country wanted to be with the EU.

So we are in kinda of a gray zone here.

5 days ago

Research Shows RISC vs. CISC Doesn't Matter

jellomizer Re:Don't be silly (160 comments)

They did... 20 years ago... CISC had changed its ways to be more RISCy

5 days ago

Microsoft Dumps 1,500 Apps From Its Windows Store

jellomizer Re:X - 1500 = Y? (126 comments)

Being that X is low. Is exactly why they should be deleted.
The voting method isn't that good for low values of X. Because there are plenty of gaps that will make even low voted scammer apps get high on placement. If the App store doesn't have Angry Birds a search for it may mean Disgruntled birds will show up.

As stated. Microsoft did try to get developers to change to avoid the confusion, many did, some didn't those who didn't... Why? Probably because you were up to no good with your app already.

5 days ago

Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles

jellomizer Re:It's supposed to look that way (167 comments)

My thoughts exactly.
Back in the day there were a lot of tricks that enhanced the graphics due to the blur.
The IBM CGA Display Used tricks on old monitors to enhance the output The Composite mode which is what standard TV's were like were blurry in high resolution 640x200 but, created color artifacts that could be utilized. The RGB displays were crisper but made all those tricks moot and you ended up with a B&W display.

Nintendo didn't want people to see the pixels they wanted to see the characters. So they did the graphics so the details that they felt was important showed.

5 days ago

U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

jellomizer Re:The death of leniency (619 comments)

There should be particular guide lines for police discretion.
Broken lights, improper passing... Stuff in general where the person isn't really trying to do something criminal.
Besides, do you really expect to increase your staff 100% to watch what everyone else is doing all the time. The recordings should be reserved for legal proceedings, not job evaluations.

5 days ago

U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

jellomizer Re:Will the cameras work? (619 comments)

All of witch can allow for alterations, intimating the witnesses, creating false confessions, etc...

5 days ago

How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

jellomizer Red Hat distribution. (232 comments)

Red Hat use to have a distribution for everyone. It was one of the most popular Linux distributions. Then it moved to Red Hat Enterprise, and that really caused many of the Linux users to find something else and switch. Fedora is nice and all, but it felt like Red Hat throwing a bone.

Ubuntu came up and took its place as the distribution for everyone. Red Hat got stuck in the stuffy enterprise market.

As most people who know, Enterprise software means over priced software, that barely works, but somehow it makes executives feel good about using it, probably because they need a full IT Staff just to keep it running.

So companies who want to follow the buzzards of agile and nimble, have swapped to non-Red Hat based systems.
Nothing technical, just bad PR from Red Hat, that made them loose their fan base.

5 days ago

U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

jellomizer Re:Will the cameras work? (619 comments)

But he is innocent until proven guilty. So while his actions may be under suspicion, he isn't guilty of his misconduct due to lack of evidence.

about a week ago

Google Buys Zync Cloud Graphics Rendering Service

jellomizer Thank goodness... (20 comments)

Thank goodness I still live in a world of telephones, car batteries, handguns, and many other things made of zync!

about a week ago

Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

jellomizer Re:shoot the admins (133 comments)

While for the standard home user, 4:30-7:30 outage, means you have to forgo your morning entertainment. However there are a lot of small/mid sized businesses dependent on TWC for their operations.

I just wish they would send me an email about the outage so I know not to try to reboot my wireless router then my cable modem. Then plug my PC to the cable modem to see where the connectivity down.

(BTW I was kidding about the email notification)

about a week ago

California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

jellomizer Re:Not surprising (506 comments)

I agree, having a manual break should be required as a bare minimum.
Even if the software is perfect, if there is an unexpected power outage, you will need a manual break to stop the car that just may be aimlessly costing.

about a week ago

Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

jellomizer Re:My opinion on the matter. (810 comments)

GNU/Linux is the term for the standard Linux OS Distribution.
As opposed to Android and many of the other imbedded OS's that use the Linux Kernel.

If you are using an OS that is very Unix Like and is based on the Linux Kernel then it is probably GNU Linux, unless it is not using most of the GNU licensed tools.
cat, ls, mv, cp...

about a week ago

Why Do Humans Grow Up So Slowly? Blame the Brain

jellomizer Re:not so fast (128 comments)

Wow! I can't believe such an ignorant comment was a +5 insightful.

1. The correlation between obesity and intelligence doesn't seem to have a connection. There is a stronger correlation between obesity and poverty and poverty with low test scores. But that is chaining a bunch of consolations together to come up with a faulty premise. You will need to compare Intelligence of Fat vs Skinny people in similar economic environments.

2. Obesity is a factor of over use of a nutrients, not a normal healthy usage. Just like too much of any nutrient will at some point be harmful, as it is more then the body needs. Humans in particular do crave sweets more then other animals, because we do need the sugar more then other animals. But to say if we eat a lot of sugar we will become taller and smarter is rather stupid, as out body needs to regulate it. Fat as well comes from having excess calories sugar and white carbs have a lot of empty calories. So while the good parts of the sugar may go to good use, when there is too much the calories will just add up.

Our body isn't about if a little is good for us then a lot must be better. However obese kids do tend to start puberty at a younger age, so the sugars may be causing parts of them to mature faster.

about a week ago

Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

jellomizer Re:My opinion on the matter. (810 comments)

However Linux has shone from time to time that it was able to push Traditional Unix systems to switch to their method of doing things.

However the real question is what is the benefits vs cost of the change.
How will that affect GNU/Linux primary purpose (Server OS).

about a week ago

Robo Brain Project Wants To Turn the Internet Into a Robotic Hivemind

jellomizer We need positive Sci-Fi. (108 comments)

Robotic hive mind, just sounds like a bad idea.
We need some movies where the Robots and the Super Intelligent computer is the good guy for once. Just so we can get research grants and come up with neat new things.

about a week ago

Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

jellomizer The Title. (300 comments)

I was thinking from the title it would be more about how Journalists who get killed gets so much more attention and call to action from both sides of the political spectrum, then say a Red Cross worker or the countless other civilian groups who are facing danger on a daily bases from these people.

If it were a religious (Say a Christian charity) group who had one of its members kills the right will be all angry about it, but the left would be mediocre. However if it was an organized non-religious not for profit group then the Left would raise the flag, while the right would just let it slide.

However when it is a Journalist, the side that no one really wants to piss off, then we get a strong call to action. It is really sad that there is so much disparity between people trying to do the right thing, and how much value they are to the public.

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  |  more than 4 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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