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The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

jsimon12 Re:Why? (769 comments)

If grinding and brewing is too tough get a super automatic espresso machine. Better long term purchase than a Keurig. Unground beans and water in and espresso out at the push of a button.

Sure it is 700-800 bucks but if you like coffee it is AWESOME (my wife and I drink a lot of coffee). The only problem is all other coffee tastes like old dishwater after you have one of these.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Troubling Trend For Open Source Company

jsimon12 Re:Sounds like you represent (451 comments)

If this is the case the number says "Contact Us" on the front page so while the rest of us understand support isn't free your typical noob probably has no clue. Not that them being jerks is justified but you should make it painfully obvious that support isn't gratis.

about 2 years ago

A Look At the "Information Superhighway," As It Looked In 1985

jsimon12 Look at this in context it makes sense (241 comments)

1985 was only 1 year after the Ma Bell breakup and while the Macintosh was out IBM still dominated the PC business. So when you look at this in the context of the times it makes sense that they would think the network and infrastructure would be closed because that was the way things were during the time period. I am glad they aren't like that though I think with AT&T reformed and Apple controlling the whole experiance things might go back to the "Ma Bell" days :(

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Teaching Chemistry To Home-Schooled Kids?

jsimon12 Why is this child not in proper school? (701 comments)

FTA: He is home educated and doesn't read as well as schooled kids of his age. He hasn't had much science education and no chemistry at all. None of his parents or grandparents have chemistry education beyond the school minimum and none feel confident about teaching it.

WTF? If not one in the house is qualified and no one has more than a HS diploma how and why is this child home schooled? This can't be good for the child.

more than 2 years ago

Google Earns $2 Per Handset; Apple, $575

jsimon12 Typical article shilling Apple (366 comments)

The authors stance is how can I make Apple look better so facts be damned. This is the typical Apple puff piece designed to get people to buy more Apple stock. How else do you think Apple's stock is going to hit the target of $900/share.

more than 2 years ago

Can NASA Warm Cold Fusion?

jsimon12 Home version likely a targeted scam (556 comments)

My guess is he came out with the "Home Version" to start scamming the general public out of cash at $1000 a pop. Likely because momentum in the commercial/industrial world has slowed as they realize this is all fakery.

more than 2 years ago

Installing Linux On a 386 Laptop

jsimon12 Floppies???? (260 comments)

Why didn't the guy just make the stack of install floppies like we used to do back in the day? Or break out his PCMCIA SCSI card (still have one along with a single speed SCSI CD)

more than 3 years ago

GM Patents Data Mining Method For Refining the Chevy Volt

jsimon12 Nissan Leaf records data like this (113 comments)

Looks like GM filed for this patent 12/2009. Anyone have any ideas how long Nissan has been doing this and/or planning on doing this?

more than 3 years ago

Confessions of a SysAdmin

jsimon12 Switch to *NIX (385 comments)

Can't say I blame him. If I had to deal with Wintel all day I would hate computers too. Switch to *NIX, more control, more sense, more power!

more than 4 years ago

Seattle Hacker Catches Cops Who Hid Arrest Tapes

jsimon12 Wow, what a waste of time and money (597 comments)

So they spent months, thousands of dollars in defense, thousands in city funds all over the fact that some drunk tool refused to tell the cop who he was?

more than 4 years ago

Suggestions For a Coax-To-Ethernet Solution?

jsimon12 Thinnet? (608 comments)

Where are my BNC connectors and 50ohm terminators!

Seriously coax is a nightmare and like others said use the coax as a wire pull for some nice CAT6.

more than 3 years ago

Is Plagiarism In Literature Just Sampling?

jsimon12 Is society stagnating? (449 comments)

Most if not arguably all the movies in the last few years are either remakes or rehashes, many artists rehash or sample others music and now society has started tolerating plagiarists. Is society stagnating?

more than 4 years ago

Has Apple Created the Perfect Board Game Platform?

jsimon12 Re:Uh, no. They didn't. (531 comments)

What board games are you buying and where are you shopping? Last time I checked Scrabble and Monopoly were still in the sub-20 dollar range. Even Axis and Allies is 40-50 bucks. Even if they were 100 bucks you could buy 10-20 of them for the cost of an iPad and 3 iPhones.

more than 4 years ago

Has Apple Created the Perfect Board Game Platform?

jsimon12 COST?!?! (531 comments)

So I have the choice of a buying a 10 dollar board game or spending thousands in on iPads and iPhones. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this one out.

more than 4 years ago

Another Crumbling Reactor Springs a Tritium Leak

jsimon12 Tritium is hydrogen (466 comments)

Tritium is just an isotope of Hydrogen. Being that it is too light the Earth to hold onto it gravitationally so doesn't it all just end up wisping away into space?

more than 4 years ago

What SciFi Should Get the Reboot Treatment Next?

jsimon12 Silent Running (922 comments)

I hesitate to say it because the original was frankly one of the best Sci-Fi movies of all time but I think the message is still pertaent and as long as they stay true to the original it could be a very good movie to remake.

more than 4 years ago

Hardware Hackers Create a Cheaper Bedazzler

jsimon12 Who will sue them first? (282 comments)

Will it be:

a. The company that makes the Dazzler
b. The company that makes the BeDazzler (that rhinestone pressing gadget)

more than 4 years ago


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