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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

0xdeadbeef Full of shit (646 comments)

Not one person here that I know is offended by the name the redskins

The general counsel for the Onondaga Nation is rather offended by it:

http://www.syracuse.com/news/i...

Your "spiritual leader" is no fan of it either:

http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/...

So I'm going to go out on a limb and say you're full of shit. What's up with your spelling of "onodaga" anyway?

about a month ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

0xdeadbeef Re:Free Speech (646 comments)

Nobody has a right to be un-offended.

And no one has a right to trademark a racial slur. No one is stopping them from continuing to use the name, and now they can't stop anyone else from using it also.

So why are you so mad about it? Freedom has increased, yet you're the one offended.

about a month ago
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Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost As Bad As Google's

0xdeadbeef Re:Most qualified and motivated candidates? (435 comments)

If I get into the interview I almost always get the job.

Almost always? Nothing funnier than an Internet braggart who must equivocate.

about a month ago
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Interviews: Ask "The King of Kong" Billy Mitchell About Classic Video Games

0xdeadbeef Like Steve Jobs, with more dubious accomplishments (122 comments)

What's it like knowing that the only thing people will remember you for is that you're a dick?

Do you want to remembered differently than your words and deeds in that documentary portrayed you, or, as in the words of Jack Sparrow, is it simply enough that "you have heard of me?"

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: In What Other Occupations Are IT Skills and Background Useful?

0xdeadbeef The obvious: programming (158 comments)

I mean, duh. And someone who already knows computers who is learning how to program is invariably going to be more competent than those morons taking "Learn X in Y weeks" courses with dollar signs in their eyes.

about 2 months ago
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Efforts To Turn Elephants Into Woolly Mammoths Are Already Underway

0xdeadbeef Re:so... (147 comments)

To piss off the whiny Michael Crichtons still left in the world.

about 2 months ago
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Climate Journal Publishes Referees' Report In Response To "Witch-Hunt" Claims

0xdeadbeef It's not fair! (330 comments)

They do the same thing to creationist research! These so-called "scientists" just don't like having their dogma challenged! It's a conspiracy!

about 2 months ago
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US College Students Still Aren't All That Interested In Computer Science

0xdeadbeef Re:Not terribly surprising (306 comments)

Well, given that CS degrees lately consist of having students reimplement all the sorting methods learned since the 1970s, I can certainly understand why CS degrees are less desirable.

Sorting algorithms are year one stuff until you get into analyzing their efficiency. Any school that thinks that is the pinnacle of CS is a diploma mill, and so will of course produce mediocre programmers. Only people outside the field are fooled by those degrees.

I know many college kids who took up CS classes, who thought they were going to learn to code, learn awesome things, and it turned out to have much less to do with computers, and much more to do with general math/logic.

Oh. You're whining because basic theory is just too hard.

about 2 months ago
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US Military Drones Migrating To Linux

0xdeadbeef .... on their own volition (197 comments)

Imagine what Slashdot in 1999 would have made of the headline "US Military Drones Migrating To Linux".

about 3 months ago
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Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

0xdeadbeef Principle matters more than survival (664 comments)

"it's not worth losing your life over

They should be telling that to the thieves.

about 3 months ago
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Figuring Out the iPad's Place

0xdeadbeef Smartphones are killing the PDA! (333 comments)

This sounds suspiciously like the recommendation that the only thing holding the Macintosh back was its inability to run Apple II programs.

No, it's like the only thing holding back the Apple II is the inability to run Macintosh programs. The thing that does more still does more.

Tablets are great for leisure, but horrible for work. Touch screens are better for some activities, but are ridiculous for typing, and don't give the fine control of a mouse.

These moronic pundits need to stop pretending that every new thing is going to replace every old thing. Sometimes the new thing is really the old thing, and sometimes they just keep existing, side by side.

about 3 months ago
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Supreme Court OKs Stop and Search Based On Anonymous 911 Tips

0xdeadbeef Re:Does it also apply to homes? (461 comments)

If someone who doesn't like me makes an "anonymous" call to 911 to report that I'm running meth lab in my garage, does that also give the cops the right to ransack my house looking for a meth lab?

Yes, if subsequent investigation leads them to believe you're running a meth lab, they'll get a warrant and ransack your meth lab.

Why the fuck are people acting like anonymous tips are a new thing? Do you actually believe they act on every tip and do so blindly? Does this magic 911 phone technology make it all too scary for you?

about 3 months ago
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Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

0xdeadbeef Re:Open contempt for the humanities (358 comments)

The difference being, the A in CS will usually be an objective measurement, whereas the A in English will be dependent on adopting the grader's ideological hobbyhorse and imitating the style of whatever postmodernist gobbledygook is currently popular.

about 3 months ago
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Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

0xdeadbeef Re:*sigh* (358 comments)

Those upper level english courses require a lot of rigors thinking

I'm sure they did.

about 3 months ago
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Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

0xdeadbeef Re:"No mobile ecosystem" (272 comments)

Yup.

It's like these people have never heard of Handango. They're so ignorant it is funny.

about 3 months ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

0xdeadbeef Silly citizen, only government can evidence (798 comments)

This is the same mentality of those people who are scared of Google Glass and go all Internet tough guy about what they'd do to people wearing one.

People who believe in pecking orders, ie. bullies, identify with authority, even if they rebel against it, and those in authority believe in pecking orders, and so see bullying as enforcing the natural order.

The unifying attribute of all people like this is that they are ashamed of themselves. Not in any way that might modify their beliefs or actions, but in a way that they blame others for their faults and react belligerently to anyone who might capture evidence of them. So of course they're going to punish the kid for recording.

about 3 months ago
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Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

0xdeadbeef Re:And yet they supported Obama (564 comments)

Obama said that to get people like Eich to vote for him. After he was elected, he rightly threw them under the bus.

It must be terrible being bigots on the wrong side of history. No one gives you credit for standing up for what you believe in, all they think about is how you're the kind of douchebag who would take away something that costs you nothing but makes so many people so happy.

about 4 months ago

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After 35 years, another message sent from Arecibo

0xdeadbeef 0xdeadbeef writes  |  more than 4 years ago

0xdeadbeef (28836) writes "Two weeks ago, MIT artist-in-residence Joe Davis use the Arecibo radio telescope to send a message to three stars in honor of the 35th anniversary of the famous Drake-Sagan transmission to M13 in 1974. It was apparently allowed but not endorsed by the director of the facility, and used a jury-rigged signal source on what will now be known as the "coolest iPhone in the world". The message encoded a DNA sequence, but no word yet on whether it disabled any alien shields. You can get the low-down on Centauri Dreams: Part 1, Part 2."
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Ay caramba! Is BART kowtowing to Apple?

0xdeadbeef 0xdeadbeef writes  |  more than 5 years ago

0xdeadbeef (28836) writes "DRM-busting hero "DVD Jon" Johansen created a product called doubleTwist that allows iTunes to work with many music players. His company scored a prime advertising space in front of the San Fransisco Apple Store, just in time for WWDC. But not long after it went up, it was torn down by a BART employee, and now BART keeps giving them the run-around as to why it was taken down and why a new one can't go up. Or, as Jon says, 'Apple's WWDC conference ends on Friday. It's pretty obvious what's going on here... I'm sure our ad will conveniently be back up after WWDC ends.'"
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Opera won't be on the iPhone according to Ars

0xdeadbeef 0xdeadbeef writes  |  more than 5 years ago

0xdeadbeef (28836) writes "Erica Sadun writes

A New York Times story from this week says that an iPhone version of Opera failed to make it past Apple's gatekeeper, "[Founder Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner] said that Opera's engineers have developed a version of Opera Mini that can run on an Apple iPhone, but Apple won't let the company release it because it competes with Apple's own Safari browser," the Times wrote.

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AT&T crippling BlackBerry for iPhone?

0xdeadbeef 0xdeadbeef writes  |  more than 6 years ago

0xdeadbeef (28836) writes "BlackBerryCool got a tip that not only was AT&T removing GPS functionality from their version of the BlackBerry 8820, they're doing it so it won't show up the iPhone. While carriers crippling phones to stop them from competing with pay-per-use services is nothing new, this might be the first time they've done it to make their other products seem less diminished."
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Journals

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blah blah blah blah blah

0xdeadbeef 0xdeadbeef writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Dammit, k5 is broken. Does anyone read this?

So, who else is bored of this whole Linux thing?

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