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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

wb8nbs PC is not the problem. (720 comments)

Maybe there's a 12 step program...

about three weeks ago

A Garbage Truck That Would Make Elon Musk Proud

wb8nbs Brakes (174 comments)

If there was EVER a vehicle that could use regenerative brakes, it is a garbage truck. Also the post office truck or whatever that thing is.

about 3 months ago

Power Grids: The Huge Battery Market You Never Knew Existed

wb8nbs Hazard? (245 comments)

What happens when some beer drinking redneck puts a bullet through one of those batteries?

about 4 months ago

MicroxWin Creates Linux Distribution That Runs Debian/Ubuntu & Android Apps

wb8nbs RPI (42 comments)

Somebody try this on a Raspberry Pi!

about 5 months ago

Mad Cow Disease Blamed For Patient's Death In Texas

wb8nbs Texas? (132 comments)

My brother in law died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in Wisconsin. They said he could have been infected up to 20 years earlier, it hangs around until it flares up.

Trust me, it is NOT a good way to go. Similar to death from Alzheimers, but only takes about a month. Mys ister had a hard finding someone to take the body, noone wanted to touch it.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Beginner To Intermediate Programming Projects?

wb8nbs Try a microcontroller project. (172 comments)

I would suggest getting an Arduino. There's tons and tons of example code out there at all levels of expertise. And it's fun.

about 7 months ago

Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

wb8nbs Re:If not... (865 comments)

Well, I have a six month old C-Max with keyless start and they told me to replace the key fob is over $300.

about 7 months ago

Mystery MLB Team Moves To Supercomputing For Their Moneyball Analysis

wb8nbs Re:Call Asimov (56 comments)

You have to agree though, it's one step closer to Psychohistory.

about 8 months ago

Mystery MLB Team Moves To Supercomputing For Their Moneyball Analysis

wb8nbs Re:The Million Dollar Question (56 comments)

Ha! Couldn't agree more.

Can you imagine where America would be today if all those man hours spent obsessing over Baseball were instead spent doing something productive?

about 8 months ago

Prototype Volvo Flywheel Tech Uses Car's Wasted Brake Energy

wb8nbs Where it's needed (262 comments)

I was out for a walk this week, and watched a garbage truck make his rounds. If anything needs regenerative brakes, it's a garbage truck.

about 9 months ago

Are DVDs Inconvenient On Purpose?

wb8nbs Streaming doesn't work. (490 comments)

Streaming is completely useless on a DSL line. I copy my DVDs to an SD card. You can get a lot of video on a 32G card.

about 9 months ago

Quarks Know Their Left From Their Right

wb8nbs Intelligent Particles (150 comments)

It is now clear that Quarks are sentient beings. This disproves the existance of God. Bill Nye is correct.

about 10 months ago

What computing device do you use most while on vacation?

wb8nbs Please clarify (140 comments)

What's "Vacation"?

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Best FLOSS iTunes Replacement In 2013?

wb8nbs Re:iPad sync? (317 comments)

I have a generation 6 Ipod and AFIK, nobody has broken the encryption du jour Apple uses to transfer files to it.

1 year,13 days

The Dismantling of POTS: Bold Move Or Grave Error?

wb8nbs Cell phoe reliability (582 comments)

Cellular phone networks are hugely over subscribed. In a large scale emergency like a hurricane when everybody is calling, they become useless.

1 year,20 days

Microsoft Customers Hit With New Wave of Fake Tech Support Calls

wb8nbs Microsoft (201 comments)

One reason why my house is a Microsoft Free Zone.

1 year,29 days

Scientology's Fraud Conviction Upheld In France

wb8nbs Mormons? (321 comments)

What do the french say about Mormonism?

about a year ago

Microsoft Reportedly Seeks To Put Windows Phone On Android Devices

wb8nbs The Happy Nooker (182 comments)

This ties in well with the rumour that Microsoft is interested in buying the Barnes and Noble Nook business.

about a year ago

H-1B Cap Reached Today; Didn't Get In? Too Bad

wb8nbs Re:They're not who you think (512 comments)

This is misleading. I worked at a Telecom company in Chicago that had many H1B people. They all worked through a Contractor, as did any local temporary workers. This is what NPR called a Consulting firm. Corporations do it that way because there is a huge paperwork burden with hiring temps.

about a year and a half ago


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