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Ask Slashdot: When Is It Better To Modify the ERP vs. Interfacing It?

peragrin Re:No matter how common you think it is... (198 comments)

Even ERP is a misnomer. I have used several different products that does that and each has it's own up and downs.

The biggest hurdle is generally changing internal processes to make use of the new software. The problem is 50% of people memorize absolute position rather than relative process. Ie every who complains about Msft ribbon memorizes the absolute position of procedures versus the process.


Student Uses Oculus Rift and Kinect To Create Body Swap Illusion

peragrin Re:Why robots? (87 comments)

to expensive. Homeless people need food and a place to sleep. Robots just need electricity at $.10 a KWH.

Why do you think business argue against paying people a livable wage?

2 days ago

Airbnb Partners With Cities For Disaster Preparedness

peragrin Re:Third Amendment Violations, dead ahead (54 comments)

Some of the gun regulations they have proposed though have been far from sensible. In many cases a squirt gun(you know that shoots water at less pressure than your sink) could be built to fail them requiring regulation for it.

Assault weapon bans are bans on things that look like Assault rifles but aren't. As for who gets guns we have tons of laws already but it is such a mishmash that it can be bypassed. Sort of like how the companies can bypass the IRS taxes by shuffling money around.

2 days ago

3-D Printing Comes To Amazon

peragrin Re:3D Printing Issue. (62 comments)

Which is where this is going.

Upload the mount to Amazon they print and ship it to you.

It is still more expensive than the mass produced items. But it is comparable to the one off customs

2 days ago

Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

peragrin Re:NO, all candy bar (540 comments)

If you are typing that line into your phone then you have issues. if you need to do something like that you need a new interface just because the phone can show 80 characters doesn't mean it is a good replacement for a terminal window.

3 days ago

"Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery

peragrin Re:Cost (184 comments)

The F-16 was overpriced for its time. The F-15 took years to work out the bugs. The f-16 was designedin the 70's. Continuing to use70's tech is stupid. Do you still drive a 70's car?

about a week ago

China Plans Particle Colliders That Would Dwarf CERN's LHC

peragrin Re:Bigger Colliders (218 comments)

It would be easier to build a ring around the earth. Bonus is that the vacuum can easily be established

about two weeks ago

US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

peragrin Re:Did he just notice that? (529 comments)

Then why do employer not want to give up health insurance and let everyone get health insurance like they get car insurance? What about 401k's?

The thing is if employers want the duty to just pay you for services, then they should get out of everything that does not involve work.

But employers are the ones who object strongly making health insurance act like every other form of insurance. employers like the extra their employees pay them every year.

about two weeks ago

Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

peragrin Re:Black hole? (277 comments)

the problem is you fire someone and those alerts and reminders and tracking spreadsheets are lost in the change over.

about two weeks ago

Scotland Could Become Home To Britain's First Spaceport

peragrin Re:Rather far north. (151 comments)

It gets better, in 2 months Scotland votes to decide if it wants to leave the UK. does anyone think that a site will be chosen that might suddenly no longer be part of the UK?

about three weeks ago

Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

peragrin Re:Yes (381 comments)

If you forget your phone in your car, then you need a built in headset for your car so the phone can stay in your pocket.

Why would a watch know where your kids are? in order for that to work each child would need to be tagged like an animal. Also if you can't track kids at a playground please stop breeding. It isn't that difficult, I watch my nieces on a regular basis at the playground, and they tag team to make certain they can get away with stuff.

The mic on your watch won't give you better audio than pulling your phone out of your pocket.

remote camera control that is a decent idea. except that the display is tiny, won't show everything, and you have to be looking at your watch to press the button unless they use the whole screen for the take a picture button.

I always consider that things are beyond what I can dream about. In the last 30 years watches have faded away for many. Now they are as much jewelry as practical. You can't have a good looking smart watch. even the few that let you replace the bands with something more comfortable than stiff plastic are bulky. Now give me smart watch that is about as wide as my thumb, that shows me the time all the time. have it use a micro projector to push the image on to my forearm, and a laser projector to pick up where I am touching. That will take off.

about three weeks ago

Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

peragrin Re:@CauseBy - Re:Yes (381 comments)

Yes you can hit a button on your wrist easier.

But when dealing with a smart watch you aren't hitting a button. you need to tap a screen 3-4 times in the correct place while running to adjust one feature.

Strap your smartphone to your wrist and try to adjust the songs, now cut the screen size way down and try again. it is a lot harder.

about three weeks ago

DARPA Successfully Demonstrates Self-Guiding Bullets

peragrin Re:Creepy (188 comments)

First this, Ars Linux Powered Scope

And now a self guiding bullet. Next thing you know they will scale the XM 25 down to fifty caliber rounds that explode at set at the time of fire distances.

about three weeks ago

William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls

peragrin Re:We need (278 comments)

People keep praising Ron Paul yet everything I have ever seen on his actual policies scare me more than Cheney working with Obama to create what laws should be enforced.

Paul recent budget had a net increase in spending and a net reduction in income.

You can't be a fiscal conservative and not decrease spending

about three weeks ago

Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

peragrin Re:DAC (502 comments)

Ah so that's how they light up modern see through cases.

They use vacuum tubes in the sound cards to light up the motherboards.

And in a day someone will have built it.

about three weeks ago

The Future of Wearables: Standalone, Unobtrusive, and Everywhere

peragrin Re:Personal Hub (56 comments)

while not a bad concept, just remember android wearables have at best a 36 hour battery life.

It is the screen and battery size that are killing these things.

about three weeks ago

Mapping a Monster Volcano

peragrin Re:Sounds funny (105 comments)

True but it will cut Americas Carbon foot print and global warming by 98.6%

(Made up numbers may it may not exist in my math. Please see raw data below)

Data blows

about three weeks ago

Microsoft Kills Off MapPoint and Streets and Trips In Favor of Bing Maps

peragrin Re:Problem with proprietary 'free' offerings (174 comments)

Actually last I looked my mothers job used it. it integrated into the rest of their software package so that addresses and route planning could be done easy.

Not sure if they currently can use it but since bing maps like google maps requires internet connections probably not. Not every where they travel have 2G service let alone 3G.

What gets me is why doesn't google or bing maps have an offline mode?Cache a couple of states or even just counties.

about three weeks ago

Researchers Develop New Way To Steal Passwords Using Google Glass

peragrin Re:cant break all (116 comments)

nope but Gummy bears can fool the iPhone sensor. even better the smooth surfaces provide several finger prints to pull from.

about three weeks ago

The AI Boss That Deploys Hong Kong's Subway Engineers

peragrin Re:So... (162 comments)

Even better. We are starting to replace PHB's who know next to nothing bit are still in charge.

I can't wait until we can replace lawyers with an abacus and a cukoo-clock.

about three weeks ago


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