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Emulation Arrives On the PS3

miataninja Re:Well, is this a good thing? (169 comments)

Yep, another proof that it only does everything. Even things Sony never imagined =)

more than 4 years ago

SCO Asks Judge To Give Them the Unix Copyright

miataninja nah, SCO is dead.. (286 comments)

but the lawyers are still alive (and feeding on the corpse)

more than 4 years ago

The DIY $10 Prepaid Cellphone Remote Car Starter

miataninja I see a few minor problems.. (454 comments)

this would perhaps try to start the car by routing power to the starter, but if the car is newer than ~10 years old, it would probably have a car alarm and an immobilizer. Since the immobilizer would still be in effect there would still not be any power to the fuel pump and the ignition so the engine wouldn't start anyway, and since the car alarm would also be active it would probably go off. Bummer, eh? And besides, if you have a stick-shift car (manual gearbox) you'd better make sure it's in NEUTRAL before placing the call (and that the parking brake is engaged). Oh, and you'd better hang up after the first signal because otherwise the starter would engage every ~5 seconds or so. Not very nice to the engine. I think commercial aftermarket systems are a little safer. There are car alarms with these functions built in.

about 5 years ago

Ted Dziuba Says, "I Don't Code In My Free Time"

miataninja Re:Coding in your spare time shows an interest.. (619 comments)

but imagine a brain surgeon who does nothing BUT brain surgery - at work and in his spare time... I bet he's one hell of a brain surgeon, but not really useful for anything else than just performing brain surgery. What about advancement opportunities? Nah, he won't be interested since his one and only interest is brain surgery.

more than 5 years ago

Server Failure Destroys Sidekick Users' Backup Data

miataninja Re:See it as an opportunity (304 comments)

Yeah, the forcing part was a joke, change that to *encourage* and everyone will be happy :)

more than 5 years ago

Server Failure Destroys Sidekick Users' Backup Data

miataninja See it as an opportunity (304 comments)

Now is the opportunity for opensource to show what it's good for. Someone whip together a small app to extract all info from the Sidekick, put it up on sourceforge for FREE and you have tons of goodwill for OSS. Of course, the app should be Linux-only, thus forcing all Sidekick users to install Ubuntu...

more than 5 years ago

New Explosive Detection Tech

miataninja Easy... (173 comments)

just take all the laptops marked DELL...

more than 8 years ago


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