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DIY Laser Pistol Shoot 1MW Blasts

mansa Re:infrared? bogus. (284 comments)

Tell that to R2D2. :(

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Employees Love Their iPhones

mansa Re:Company loyalty / cohesion (366 comments)

Not all the time, but I think about it... often times there is no alternative... Nearly all of my companies products are made in my country.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Employees Love Their iPhones

mansa Company loyalty / cohesion (366 comments)

I work for a large consumer products company, and our sector is pretty competitive. If the marketers would come over to IT and see us using competitors products, they'd be pretty pissed. We're all part of one team, and sticking to our products is important to us. I think that's one reason why we're successful. We do have competitors products on our desks / shelves but only to learn from / motivate us to gain more share. I have a hard time using products from our competitors... even in segments that we don't compete in... who wants to give the enemy more ammo?

more than 4 years ago

What IT pioneer do you respect the most?

mansa Woz? (737 comments)

I think Woz should replace Jobs in this poll... Woz was a real geek. :)

more than 4 years ago

NASA Estimates 600 Million Metric Tons of Water Ice At Moon's North Pole

mansa Re:Send up some miners (271 comments)

Bottled moon water. :)

more than 4 years ago

The best pizza I have ever had, I found ...

mansa Qutar... (920 comments)

Though, I have to admit this was after 10 months on an Iraqi base with little American chow. :)

more than 5 years ago

Do You Provide Tech Support To Friends and Family?

mansa Re:a helpful XKCD? (606 comments)

xkcd is always insightful- this similar dilbert comic/video also makes me smile.


I don't mind helping out family / friends... What's funny is that the trades (plumbing, electrical, etc.) don't like to trade job for job with IT folks.

more than 5 years ago

US Call-Center Jobs — That Pay $100K a Year

mansa Re:This... (362 comments)


And that attitude works on a large scale too... one of my company's founders said this about 80 years ago:

"When all is said and done, this business is nothing but a symbol. And when we translate this, we find that it means a great many people think well of its products, and that a great multitude has faith in the integrity of the men who make this product.

"In a very short time, the machines that are now so lively will soon become obsolete. And the big buildings, for all their solidity, must some day be replaced.

"But a business which symbolizes can live so long as there are human beings alive. For it is not built of such flimsy materials as steel and concrete; it is built of human opinions, which may be made to live forever.

"The goodwill of the people is the only enduring thing in any business. It is the sole substance... the rest is shadow."

They take care of us, and we do our best to make the company successful.

more than 5 years ago

GPL Firmware For Canon 5D Mk II Adds Features For Filmmakers

mansa DSLR video... (117 comments)

Wow, sounds like you've added some great functionality. Interesting read.

I have a T1i- the little brother to the 5d Mark II. Any thought on firmware for this model?

Aside from not being full frame, it also only does 1080P video @ 20FPS... I understand that it *can* do 30 but Canon crippled it as to not encroach on the 5D market. Has anyone seen any "updated" firmware to crank the frames for the T1i? :)

more than 5 years ago

Phorm "Edited and Approved" UK Government Advice

mansa Tags... (126 comments)

I was sure there would have been a yojoe tag by now. ;)

more than 5 years ago

With US election so close, I'm preparing to ...

mansa Re:Ammo (1010 comments)

Military revolt could be interesting... Most of us are tired of the never-ending deployments, politicans using us as pawns, low pay. There are plenty of charismatic leaders, and we have all the best training and weapons. :)

After the revolution I think I'll ask to be the Mayor of Malibu.


more than 6 years ago


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