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44% of Twitter Users Have Never Tweeted

Andrewkov Re:Moste people (120 comments)

Yep, this has been true of every web service I've been involved with, all the way back to the BBS days. 90% of users are consumers and only about 10% actually contribute anything. Twitters numbers look pretty good, actually.

2 days ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

Andrewkov Re:Ability to design and write software... (578 comments)

Sure you can teach a coal miner to code. For example:

A variable is like a bucket. A bucket that can hold different types of coal. You can glue several buckets together to hold several pieces of coal, this is called an array of buckets. Just remember the first bucket is called bucket number zero.

5 days ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

Andrewkov Re:He's right! (578 comments)

Of course not all coal miners will want to be coders,
  but why can't you teach a coal miner to code?

I don't know why, but as I read that, I heard it in my head as a country song. You may have a hidden talent!

5 days ago
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"The Fat Man" George Sanger Answers Your Questions About Music and Games

Andrewkov Re:Thanks! (20 comments)

Seconded! Thanks for taking the time for the detailed replies!

about a month and a half ago
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Who's On WhatsApp, and Why?

Andrewkov Privacy (280 comments)

Someone invited me to use it a few months ago. A quick google search turned up some horror stories about security problems and privacy issues (some people reported that it downloads and spams your phone's entire contact list), so I took a pass on downloading it.

Probably right up Facebook's alley, though.. :)

about 2 months ago
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E-Sports Gender Gap: 90+% Male

Andrewkov Re:Huh? (320 comments)

Even in Chess there is a separate women's league. Although women can play in men's tournaments.

about 2 months ago
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Japanese Man Already Lined Up To Buy iPhone 6

Andrewkov Re:Can't you pre-order online? (114 comments)

Camping out in line months in advance does?

In certain circles, probably.

about 2 months ago
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Japanese Man Already Lined Up To Buy iPhone 6

Andrewkov Re:Can't you pre-order online? (114 comments)

I've never bought an Apple product (and never will), but for pretty much anything else I might want that has a future release date I can pre-order it and get it on day of release. Do Apple not do this?

They do, but pre-ordering doesn't get you an article on Slashdot or make you a hero amongst your friends.

about 2 months ago
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China's Jade Rabbit Lunar Rover Officially Declared Lost

Andrewkov Re:What a shame (131 comments)

Their mission had been going so well until the failure

I think that could describe a lot of missions.

about 2 months ago
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Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science

Andrewkov Re:More likely (625 comments)

You must really be confused about Scientology..

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

Andrewkov Re:what if... (716 comments)

Hmm, I wonder if the brick manufacturer is changing the specs of their bricks every week. Of course brick v8.12 is not compatible with brick v7, and currently there is no compatible mortar for 8 series bricks.

about 2 months ago
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Death Hovers Politely For Americans' Swipe-and-Sign Credit Cards

Andrewkov Re:It's about time. (731 comments)

You don't give them your PIN, you give them the 3 numbers on the back of the card. You only need to have your chip read and PIN entered when using the card at a physical store.

about 2 months ago
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The Bitcoin Death Star: KnC Plans 10 Megawatt Data Center In Sweden

Andrewkov subject is required by Beta (250 comments)

Beta needs more whitespace.

(Yes, that was sarcasm)

about 2 months ago
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The Bitcoin Death Star: KnC Plans 10 Megawatt Data Center In Sweden

Andrewkov Re:Why not just keep it? (250 comments)

Who is in charge here? Who is the master-beta?

about 2 months ago
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Judge Says You Can Warn Others About Speed Traps

Andrewkov Yahoo (457 comments)

Maybe Slashdot and/or Dice got bought by Yahoo and we missed the memo?

about 2 months ago
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Windows 8.1 Passes Windows Vista In Market Share

Andrewkov Re:The Slashdot beta isn't annoying. It's shit. (249 comments)

Agree on all points. A cheap Wordpress ripoff is in no way an improvement. In a world of a million look-alike websites, why put yourself in that group?

about 2 months ago
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Super Bowl Ads: Worth the Price Or Waste of Time?

Andrewkov Re:slashdot... (347 comments)

I don't get it. Same thing here in Canada, people complain they don't see the same ads as shown in the US. I hate commercials, I change the channel or pick up my phone when the commercials come on. It blows my mind that people get excited about them.

about 2 months ago
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BT and Alcatel-Lucent Record Real-World Fibre Optic Speed of 1.4Tbps In the UK

Andrewkov Re:Just wait.. (70 comments)

What the article doesn't mention: 1.4 tbs down, 10mbs up

about 3 months ago

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