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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

zwarte piet Re:No replacement yet? (317 comments)

Yeah, why not make new replacement parts...?

3 days ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

zwarte piet Re:Ebola vs HIV - fantasy boy (381 comments)

It boggles my mind that they can charge $1000+ to shove someone in a machine they already have and turn it on.

5 days ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

zwarte piet Re:Ebola vs HIV (381 comments)

Smart viruses don't kill their host at all, they just spread and spread and screw with their hosts's mind and emotions spread itself even more.

5 days ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

zwarte piet Re:Ebola vs HIV (381 comments)

That would require infecting everyone on Earth since about 50% of Ebola patients survive. Pretty much impossible.

5 days ago
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Feces-Filled Capsules Treat Bacterial Infection

zwarte piet Re: Timeframe? (135 comments)

I wonder why they use poop instead of nice clean odorless freezedried bacteria, like they are sold over the counter in healthshops for many decades.

about two weeks ago
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NVIDIA Presents Plans To Support Mir and Wayland On Linux

zwarte piet Re:Nvidia drivers rock (80 comments)

Intel does a great job also and their drivers ARE free as in with sourcecode and everything

about two weeks ago
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NVIDIA Presents Plans To Support Mir and Wayland On Linux

zwarte piet Re:Seems incorrect (80 comments)

Would be great if linux could just use the windows or mac drivers

about two weeks ago
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Vax, PDP/11, HP3000 and Others Live On In the Cloud

zwarte piet Re: This shit is why managers think the cloud work (62 comments)

Sorry, I see that I didn't read your comment very well. Seems like a managment issue here. If the obsolete hardware is getting problematic, then perhaps run it in virtual machines.

about two weeks ago
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Vax, PDP/11, HP3000 and Others Live On In the Cloud

zwarte piet Re:The value is the software (62 comments)

Gradually, it became clear to me that the value of computers isn't in the hardware, it's in the software and data that they hold.

unless your name is Apple and you will only sell that software with hardware. Then you can make a lot of money with the hardware also.

about two weeks ago
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Hacking USB Firmware

zwarte piet Re:Write-protect the microcontroller firmware, sil (97 comments)

I usually only see stars from bumping my head on the bottom of my desk after inserting a usb device. Takes a bit more than 3 seconds to have the eyes back on the screen.

about three weeks ago
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Breakthrough In LED Construction Increases Efficiency By 57 Percent

zwarte piet Re:OLEDs not generic LEDs (182 comments)

Both CFL's and LED lamps are generally overdriven, they pump more juice through them than they should with brightness and price being the main selling point.

about three weeks ago
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Breakthrough In LED Construction Increases Efficiency By 57 Percent

zwarte piet Re:You know what this means (182 comments)

They use blue lasers as indicators now.

about three weeks ago
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Solar System's Water Is Older Than the Sun

zwarte piet Re:Score one for the other team (173 comments)

I have no evidence of your existence, your posts on slashdot can be explained in many other ways. Would "you" find it very delusional if I sort of assumed (wich is a form of believing) that you do, without doing any research?

about a month ago
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Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

zwarte piet Re:COBOL (387 comments)

Microsoft used it to code Windows 95

about a month ago
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KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

zwarte piet Re:Repeat history (184 comments)

Well fudge me, it even has a kde logo!

about a month ago

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