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(Yahoo)   12 year old defeats Google "box o' linux"   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 28
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6967 clicks; posted to Geek » on 17 Nov 2013 at 10:19 AM (39 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-11-17 09:52:25 AM
Ewww gross, subby. You should be ashamed of yourself. Sheesh.
 
2013-11-17 10:45:16 AM
Ha ha! He's using Unity desktop!


/damn smart kids
 
2013-11-17 10:47:19 AM
Gotta love a kid who knows where the future lies...
 
2013-11-17 11:24:15 AM
Day 1. Give pretentious kid box of electronics.
Day 2. Get summoned for re-education by new robot overlord.
 
2013-11-17 11:38:55 AM
He should get negative intelligence points for know ROS.
 
2013-11-17 12:03:10 PM
An article that forces you to watch the video to find out the rest? Fark you Yahoo, I'm not going along with your bullshiat.
 
2013-11-17 12:52:40 PM
I was building Heathkit ham radio gear when I was 10, where's my article?
 
2013-11-17 01:15:16 PM
He put windows on a chrome book?
 
2013-11-17 01:19:45 PM

RottNDude: I was building Heathkit ham radio gear when I was 10, where's my article?


You weren't an opportunity for a CEO of a 7 person company to get some publicity by comparing you to a "PhD".
 
2013-11-17 01:32:45 PM

Your Hind Brain: Ha ha! He's using Unity desktop!


/damn smart kids



he isn't old enough yet to know that he'll be moving to the MATE/Gnome or Xfce desktop.   Unity is so much eye candy.
 
2013-11-17 01:33:16 PM
[insert farsidecartoonmetalshop.jpg here]
 
2013-11-17 01:33:45 PM

RottNDude: I was building Heathkit ham radio gear when I was 10, where's my article?



same here, except i was late teens.
 
2013-11-17 01:35:29 PM

BumpInTheNight: He put windows on a chrome book?



only smart if you want to learn about malware, viruses, etc.
 
2013-11-17 01:54:12 PM

dweigert: Gotta love a kid who knows where the future lies...



i can't wait to lose my job to a robot.
 
2013-11-17 01:58:15 PM
the nuts are the ones who use spaghetti code windows.
 
2013-11-17 02:09:10 PM

Linux_Yes: the nuts are the ones who use spaghetti code windows.


C code is spaghetti code by design.
 
2013-11-17 02:21:29 PM

Sneakernets: Linux_Yes: the nuts are the ones who use spaghetti code windows.

C code is spaghetti code by design.



yea, its the #1 used programming language in the world for a reason.  nice try.
 
2013-11-17 03:26:38 PM
Wake me up when he can build his own interocitor.
 
2013-11-17 03:33:40 PM
Me and three friends built a Heathkit Hero 1 in the early 80s.  It was not a snap together design, lot of soldering involved.

www.vexforum.com
 
2013-11-17 04:10:23 PM
SRYSLY? You spell his name 2 different ways (8:3) in a 5 paragraph article?!?
 
2013-11-17 04:11:15 PM

theflatline: Me and three friends built a Heathkit Hero 1 in the early 80s.  It was not a snap together design, lot of soldering involved.

[www.vexforum.com image 850x612]


I'm actually pretty happy to see all of the electronic kits being sold in Radio Shack nowadays.  Stuff I wish I had as a kid.

/first successful soldering job was a mod chip on an Xbox.
//won't mention unsuccessful predecessors.
 
2013-11-17 05:15:44 PM
"We had a large box of robot parts that some of the guys at Google gave us," Larson said of Rowan's first day at Ologic last summer. The box also contained a few laptops. "The goal was to get Linux and ROS (the Robot Operating System) up and running."

Larson said that he could have given that box of parts to a grad student and they may have come back to him with a functioning robot in a couple of weeks. Rohan came back the next day with an assembled robot.


He installed linux and ROS and "made" a robot from prefab parts that probably couldn't do more than basic movement? Doesn't sound all that hard actually.
 
2013-11-17 05:27:29 PM

DerAppie: "We had a large box of robot parts that some of the guys at Google gave us," Larson said of Rowan's first day at Ologic last summer. The box also contained a few laptops. "The goal was to get Linux and ROS (the Robot Operating System) up and running."

Larson said that he could have given that box of parts to a grad student and they may have come back to him with a functioning robot in a couple of weeks. Rohan came back the next day with an assembled robot.

He installed linux and ROS and "made" a robot from prefab parts that probably couldn't do more than basic movement? Doesn't sound all that hard actually.


He didn't have enough room in the garage for an ion implanter or a diffusion furnace so he had to go to Radio Shack or online with Arrow.
 
2013-11-17 05:34:28 PM

Linux_Yes: RottNDude: I was building Heathkit ham radio gear when I was 10, where's my article?


same here, except i was late teens.


My circa 1976 Heathkit theremin is in my dad's attic somewhere...
 
2013-11-17 06:52:21 PM

dweigert: Gotta love a kid who knows where the future lies...


Plastics!
 
2013-11-17 08:05:57 PM
I'm sure he's going to have a great time in high school.
 
2013-11-17 09:03:10 PM

Linux_Yes: Sneakernets: Linux_Yes: the nuts are the ones who use spaghetti code windows.

C code is spaghetti code by design.


yea, its the #1 used programming language in the world for a reason.  nice try.


"spaghetti with meatballs" is the term to use. Using C implies that you will be using function pointers to simulate OOP, but in reality, it's still pointing to crappy procedural, generated code.
 
2013-11-18 12:45:22 AM

Hagbardr: Wake me up when he can build his own interocitor.


The one with that electron sorter?
 
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