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Japanese Nobel Laureate Blasts His Country's Treatment of Inventors

trptrp Re:Hang on WTF? (191 comments)

It seems to me only logical that the entity that commissioned the work, invested the resources and made it happen ie the company should own the patent.

What you're proposing sounds like zero incentive to invent while being employed. Doesn't make much sense psychologically.

$8 Million is quite low if you know what this guy's invention stimulated across various fields

I think just is if one agrees with the employer about a certain split ratio when signing for the job. It seems that here in Germany while employed at a university the inventor is entitled to 30% of the revenue achieved by commercialization.

about two weeks ago

Thync, a Wearable That Zaps Your Brain To Calm You Down or Amp You Up

trptrp Re:Apparently it works, but it can be dangerous (154 comments)

This podcast seems to be about tDCS, while Thync is appearantly "using transcranial pulsed ultrasound (tPU), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and other transcranial electrical stimulation (tES) methods".

about three weeks ago

3D Printer?

trptrp Won't be printing at home that soon (175 comments)

For anyone with access to a printer, like at university or at work, it makes more sense to print there. I don't see this changing so soon. For anyone who doesn't need parts every day, the invenstment into a cheap one won't pay off. One might rather want the quality produced by more expensive printers than having one at home that does lower quality.

In general, from my experience, I see that there's still a lot of hassle in getting good results out of these mid-range printers. I'm talking about a ~$2000 Ultimaker2. For new materials one has to experiment a lot with the parameters to get good results. Also a single printhead means no dissolvable support structures are possible to print, so overhang is always a problem.
I'm looking forward to when these issues are solved and the printer just always works to it's best abilities at set speed and itself figures out how to do that with the supplied filament.

about a month and a half ago

Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

trptrp If this becomes standard, I'll be gone from /. (1191 comments)

I don't need pictures when there's no additional information in them that's worth the screen space you stupid fucking idiots.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Stay Fit At Work?

trptrp Re:Try P90X (635 comments)

But I've to admit that less change might be better, like just going for a walk. To that you can stick.
This workout I only recommend to folks who want to be sportive at a certain level and work for it.
Otherwise the above mentioned tips, like cycling are of more relevance.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Stay Fit At Work?

trptrp Re:Get your bicycle out of your garage (635 comments)

I lol'd because I also got a 7 km bike commute but i do it in 30 minutes instead of 20, then I don't need to shower afterwards ;-)

But no offense, I know some people tend to sweat more and probably it's much warmer where you live.

What I also always find important is to take the nice tracks and if possible try to omit the crowded roads. One really shouldn't underestimate how much nicer and healthier (!!!) it is to go a little extra in order to be able to ride through a park or along a river, instead of breathing the exhaust fumes on the road. I hope in the future air of a certain quality will be seen as a right of the cyclists.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Stay Fit At Work?

trptrp Try P90X (635 comments)

It's a workout programme you can do at home with only a few tools (pull up bar and resistance bands mostly). Each workout is of fixed length, you let it run and you can see the time on a progress bar also.It's fun, though I've to admit I don't do it as often as intended, but still, I like it because I save all the time and hassle and money going to a gym.

about 2 years ago

How Apple's Story Is Like Breaking Bad

trptrp Re:Walt's Not a Nice Guy (288 comments)

great insight! I mean, not that it surprises me, but it's nice to once in a while read something about Breaking Bad that understands it how I see it - except that I couldn't have written it that clearly.

more than 2 years ago

How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led To Mat Honan's Identity Theft

trptrp tream 'em like passwords (222 comments)

that's why I generally just feed random data into these field (treat them like pw field except not saving the value)

more than 2 years ago

Google Wants You to Use Your Real Name on YouTube

trptrp Stupid move (602 comments)

Regarding the current situation this seems like a dumb move. A good deal of the fun part of youtube comes from the comments and a lot of people don't want to engange in some minor trolling or posting funny comments with their real name. Of course there are a lot of really offensive comments and stupid discussions also, but what I see as a result of anonymous names are especially the top rated funny comments you often come across.

more than 2 years ago

First iOS Malware Discovered In Apple's App Store

trptrp Re:Not surprising... (171 comments)

yes, that would be the way to go.

But I hate the App Store. I doesn't help you separate the wheat from the chaff.
There are some good apps that don't phone home at all, but the norm is to at least contact hockeyapp or another usage-info-collector.
That's why I use Firewall IP.

more than 2 years ago

History Will Revere Bill Gates and Forget Steve Jobs, Says Author

trptrp Re:The big difference here is (679 comments)

Exactly. Wasn't there an article on slashdot some time ago where somebody showed how much money from the Gates Foundation was almost wasted by investing it in an inefficient way into the amercian school system!? It was a lot of money.

more than 2 years ago

John Carmack Is Building a Virtual Reality Headset

trptrp Re:After RAGE (118 comments)

I don't play much, if so then mostly shooters. RAGE was by far the best game I've played since a long time. I liked it much more then Half-Life 2. It made me realize why I prefer id software to valve: there's some crazyness to it that makes titles like Half-Like 2 appear almost sterile in comparison. In RAGE, the movements of the muties for example, the 'british' bandits and all this stuff must have been designed by people with really cool phantasy and I appreciate that.

more than 2 years ago

YouTube Ordered To Remove Videos, Filter Future Uploads By German Court

trptrp as a german.. (215 comments)

.. I'd actually welcome something as drastic as preventing german visitors access to youtube. Otherwise the populace will never get that GEMA is to be removed ASAP. But Google will just go least resistance with most revenue and bow. Damn, I hate how little political well doing is done by the powerful Google.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Switches (Mostly) To OpenStreetMap

trptrp Visual appearance of Google Maps is supreme (218 comments)

Every time I see a map rendered with different colors and a different style as Google Maps I immediately feel how much I prefer the Google Maps style. Is it only me or is the rendering really that refined that it's just so much easier to spot things and therefore feels better?

more than 2 years ago



High quality fixed-width font to go open source (u

trptrp trptrp writes  |  more than 3 years ago

trptrp (2041816) writes "Designer Fabrizio Schiavi decided to go for a IndieGoGo donation run with a seemingly steep goal of $220k, instead of trying to sell the font to individuals. Even without reaching the goal, donators will get the font after the donation period. 43% of the sum would go to the needy italian state in form of taxes."
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