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SparkFun Works to Build the Edison Ecosystem (Video)

viperidaenz Re:Ah yes, Intel (47 comments)

Maybe most Americans aren't qualified and are just a little too stupid to work in their facilities?

How's that for PR?

6 hours ago
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SparkFun Works to Build the Edison Ecosystem (Video)

viperidaenz Re:Power Consumption (47 comments)

That's why you run the OS (like linux) on the Atom CPU and do your real time interfacing on the Quark CPU that's designed to run an RTOS.

Just like how the BeagleBone Black has an ARM CPU and a little PRU

by the way, if you need to do precise timing, you should probably be using a hardware timer. That way you can sleep the device or change the clock to save power instead of burning up power at full speed in a NOP.

6 hours ago
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SparkFun Works to Build the Edison Ecosystem (Video)

viperidaenz Re:Power Consumption (47 comments)

It's not a 32-bit processor, it's 64-bit.

Well.. technically there is a 32-bit processor, but that's in addition to the dual core 64-bit processor.

6 hours ago
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SparkFun Works to Build the Edison Ecosystem (Video)

viperidaenz Re:Power Consumption (47 comments)

Probably because it's a 500MHz, dual core 64bit CPU with another 100MHz 32bit CPU along side it with 1GB of RAM, not an 8bit MCU?

6 hours ago
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3D-Printed Car Takes Its First Test Drive

viperidaenz Re:it's means it is (130 comments)

I'm not your research assistant. Google it yourself.

7 hours ago
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3D-Printed Car Takes Its First Test Drive

viperidaenz Re:Cheaters (130 comments)

I doubt it has any safety features at all.

9 hours ago
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

viperidaenz Re:I truly hope not (177 comments)

Aside from.... blah blah blah Facebook Apple

You forgot the Great Firewall of China.

As an analogous situation, imagine if the creation of (text)books was originally patented. The patent holder would then be able to ensure that any textbooks whose contents disagreed with him do not get published simply by denying a licence to the publisher for that book.

Fundamental concepts, like books, that have been around since the dawn of civilisation are generally not patentable. Prior art or something.

yesterday
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

viperidaenz Re:Not likely. (177 comments)

Porn won't be the jackpot, for the same reason it wasn't for video calling.

You'd actually have to hire attractive people for your phone sex lines.

yesterday
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Navy Guilty of Illegally Broad Online Searches: Child Porn Conviction Overturned

viperidaenz Re:How to get off scott free for any crime: (268 comments)

First of all, no innocent person was convicted.
But more importantly, law enforcement is supposed to do one thing. Benefit society by making it a safer place for everyone.

Society does not benefit from quashing the conviction.
The law enforcement agency is not punished for their own crime.

If you want to live in a society where a guilty person is set free because of technicalities of how evidence was discovered, with no regard as to its credibility, go for it.

I would rather the judge in this case weighed up the facts and made a rational decision based only on those facts. If it turns out evidence was illegally collected, perhaps they should recommend the collector be prosecuted and leave it at that. Since none of the facts presented at the previous trial have changed, the jury's decision should still stand.

yesterday
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3D-Printed Car Takes Its First Test Drive

viperidaenz Re:it's means it is (130 comments)

Don't tell that to Stratasys, 3D Systems or any of the other commercial 3D printer vendors

Stratasys sell printers that do 1000x800x500mm and 914x610x914mm
They can print in high impact ABS

VoxelJet have one that does 4x2x1m

Just because a Makerbot can't do it, doesn't mean commercial products can't.

yesterday
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Chrome For Mac Drops 32-bit Build

viperidaenz Re:It did? (127 comments)

What about the people who exploit bugs after they're been disclosed and fixed? They're people too!
If no one stayed on old unsupported software, that entire industry would collapse. Think of the job losses all over Romania, Russia and Nigeria.

yesterday
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Chrome For Mac Drops 32-bit Build

viperidaenz Re:The ones I witnessed... (127 comments)

We don't have enough atoms in the solar system to max out a 64bit address space.
You would need to consume an entire galaxy to build a RAM chip big enough.

But maybe I'm wrong...

yesterday
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3D-Printed Car Takes Its First Test Drive

viperidaenz Re:it's means it is (130 comments)

You can already 3D print ABS plastic.

yesterday
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3D-Printed Car Takes Its First Test Drive

viperidaenz Re:Cheaters (130 comments)

A rear spoiler on a front wheel drive car can help.
Most cars experience lift at the rear, due to the vacuum created as the body shape moves downwards at the rear.
It doesn't matter if you're in a front, rear or all wheel drive car, if the back wheel lose traction, it's bad news.

But you don't need to worry about that if you're driving on the high way, since you're not going fast enough to lift the rear off the road, or making sharp, high speed turns. So the ricer spoilers do nothing but increase drag, lower the efficiency and reduce acceleration.

yesterday
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3D-Printed Car Takes Its First Test Drive

viperidaenz Re:What sort of engine (130 comments)

Probably not a high performance or engine.
Pretty hard to 3D print metal that's as strong as forged steel.

You could probably 3D print a block or head, but not a piston, conrod or crankshaft.

yesterday
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3D-Printed Car Takes Its First Test Drive

viperidaenz Cheaters (130 comments)

They made the car extra small to print it quicker.

Can someone tell me why the roll bar is significantly below the heads of both people sitting inside? What's the point? So you're slightly less dead when the car rolls over?

They forgot the front roll bar too, around the windscreen. It's just a piece of glass or plastic.

yesterday
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

viperidaenz Re:Non story (195 comments)

That could make the screen easily removable, making it economical to repair a damaged phone without specialised tools.

That would impact on sales.

yesterday
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Navy Guilty of Illegally Broad Online Searches: Child Porn Conviction Overturned

viperidaenz How to get off scott free for any crime: (268 comments)

Commit crime while being monitored illegally by government agency.
Get convicted.
Have conviction quashed due to illegal monitoring, despite evidence being factual and guilt proven beyond reasonable doubt.

Commit crime again...
Profit?

yesterday

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