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What It Took For SpaceX To Become a Serious Space Company

rioki Re:What certification means (88 comments)

Anyone who claims that ISO9000 means they produce a good product is either lying or doesn't understand what ISO9000 means.

Although I agree with your assertion, the misconception comes from the fact the standard is "ISO 9000 - Quality management". The disconnect comes from the assumption that quality == good. The standards where introduced for quality management and to provide a basis to improve product quality. In addition most companies introduced ISO 9001 in the hopes to improve product and service quality. The silver bullet to solve all quality issues. What most missed is the simple fact that you need to do something with all the data you collected and actually improve the production process.

3 hours ago
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What It Took For SpaceX To Become a Serious Space Company

rioki Re:Easy! Fraud.. (88 comments)

Um logic fallacy much? Following that logic, nobody would have a bank account. People are not born with a bank account, so with that logic, they could not get any. In almost all cases where people don't have a bank account is because they have bad credit based on the plain fact that they failed to pay their dues. When you have no prior debt your credit score is plainly not so abysmal that you will not get a bank account; they won't give you a large credit though.

4 hours ago
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U.K. Supermarkets Beta Test Full-Body 3D Scanners For Selfie Figurines

rioki Re:The obvious question is (134 comments)

There is no reason why it can not. If you can handle the civil disorder charges afterwards, you know since it is in a public place...

7 hours ago
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First Evidence of Extrasolar Planets Discovered In 1917

rioki Re:Actually... (58 comments)

I did no say that Columbus did not have an important part in world history. But in the US the meme "Columbus discovered America" is somewhat misguided. But then again world history is glossed over in US schools.

8 hours ago
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First Evidence of Extrasolar Planets Discovered In 1917

rioki Re:Sirius B! (58 comments)

How far do you get in 7 years, if you walk?

8 hours ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

rioki Re:Nah, this is just stage 1 (318 comments)

Connection Established... ...
Welcome to Pirate ISP, the place where we don't care about taxes.

yesterday
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

rioki Re:A few things... (318 comments)

Yes but measured at what layer? Do Ethernet/ATM/PPP/IP/TCP headers count against the bandwidth? In some cases the headers make up biggest part of the bandwidth. I see this being a problem...

yesterday
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Xerox Alto Source Code Released To Public

rioki Re:Huh, what? (118 comments)

You are well aware that IBM was a merger from the three companies Tabulating Machine Company, International Time Recording Company and Computing Scale Company to form the Computing Tabulating Recording Company in the year 1880. They then renamed the company to International Business Machines in 1924. Their core business was building tabulators, time clocks and other specialized machines.

The general purpose computer was not necessarily the most useful tool for business. In the aforementioned 60s and 70s some large companies used them for accounting purposes, but even there their use was limited. For universities and research labs general purpose computers was more useful and here you found them there.

That does not mean that IBM did not have their hands in other specialized applications. You could probably equip you entire company with only IBM products. Only until the late 70s and 80s did the IBM general purpose computers find their way into mainstream business applications.

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Xerox Alto Source Code Released To Public

rioki Re:even back then.... (118 comments)

Have you actually looked at the picture?! The monitor is in portrait orientation... That looks like 4:3 ratio; or rather a 3:4.

But don't take my word for the meaning of the word "orientation" when it comes to displays or paper, take Wikipedia's article: Page orientation.

yesterday
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First Evidence of Extrasolar Planets Discovered In 1917

rioki Re:Sirius B! (58 comments)

Sirius B is a white dwarf that 7 years from here

Just to be pedantic... 7 light-years.

yesterday
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First Evidence of Extrasolar Planets Discovered In 1917

rioki Re:Actually... (58 comments)

The notion that Columbus, "discovered" America is odd at best. The fact that it was already inhabited and he was not even the first European sort of renders the "discovered" point moot. He not even was able to notice that he was not really in India. Sure the travel was sort of epic for the time, but the "Columbus discovered America" meme is sort of nonsense.

yesterday
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First Evidence of Extrasolar Planets Discovered In 1917

rioki Re:Typical /. (58 comments)

+1 Funny

yesterday
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Xerox Alto Source Code Released To Public

rioki Re:Huh, what? (118 comments)

True that, but in the 60s and 70s you would rather find a general purpose computer at an university or research facility than a business.

yesterday
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Xerox Alto Source Code Released To Public

rioki Re:Huh, what? (118 comments)

The difference between NASA and PARC is that NASA just followed the narrow goal of space exportation and PARC (being XEROX) tried to get the computer into the office. The use of computers for space exploration is does not bare many fruits for normal people. On the other hand almost everybody needs text processing and table calculations, including people that do not work in offices.

yesterday
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Xerox Alto Source Code Released To Public

rioki Re:even back then.... (118 comments)

What you are referring to is not aspect ration, but screen orientation. But yes, you are correct, for many applications portrait is the favorable orientation.

yesterday
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

rioki Re:good (323 comments)

For starters you remove all the accentual gun deaths. The total number of homicides also drops, because killing someone without a gun is significantly harder. The best option that fits in mode of operation of a gun is a knife. But to use a knife you need to get close and personal, that is psychologically and physically more difficult. The reason why martial arts have knife defense is, because it works (to a certain degree), but there is no gun defense (except at gunpoint) because it is useless. The other options such as poisoning would probably not have been done with a gun to start. GP's assertion hold true if you just start to think about it for less than 5 min. Nobody claims that reducing gun ownership will eliminate all homicides, but claiming that the total number will not go down nonsense.

yesterday
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

rioki Re:good (323 comments)

And that is why I have a weapon bag that contains two sticks, a bokken (wooden sword) and a hanbo (90cm stick). The feature that makes it comply with German law, is that it is tied with a knot and it takes "a while" to open it. I can carry a broom handle openly, but because my special two pieces of wood are "martial arts" weapons, they need to be transported in a closed bag or container. (The reason I don't own a katana, is because I will only do so I am proficient enough to not mutilate myself or others by accident.)

yesterday
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

rioki Re:Can we stop trying to come up with a reason? (741 comments)

Men take chances, many jobs require strength and endurance that women don't have.

Right and you are though an burly man?

I practice traditional martial arts and I can tell you, although this is true on statistical level, it definitely is not true on an individual level. In addition, women that are stronger and/or more aggressive than average men are not a freak occurrence, but something along the 30%-40%. I would very much like to see the notion dropped that men are strong/endurant and women are weak/feeble. This is more wrong that it is true. Come by and have your ass handed to you by a woman, if you have the guts.

yesterday

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5-Year-Old Girl Makes Video Game

rioki rioki writes  |  more than 3 years ago

rioki writes "5 year old girl makes video game at the TOJam. Actually she is helped out by her dad, who does all the heavy lifting but the work is just adorable."
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