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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

AnontheDestroyer Re:Answer needed (390 comments)

+1. Politicians at the state level have been paid off by cable companies and ISPs to squash competition from local municipalities. The cities who got in before the legislation are loving their services. It is absolutely insane what money can do in the political process.

about two weeks ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

AnontheDestroyer Victory for Verizon! Now they'll charge more (390 comments)

Dear Verizon Customers,

We were recently told we needed ~$100,000 worth of equipment. In order to pay for this we're going to need to add an interconnect service fee of $5/month to your bill. Sorry. Try a competitor? Hah, suck it.

Thanks,
Verizon CEO

PS We have also sued the company who told us this for saying it publicly, and we will most likely charge them more money, too.

about two weeks ago
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Chinese State Media Declares iPhone a Threat To National Security

AnontheDestroyer Good. Hit them in the pocketbook they'll push back (143 comments)

To be honest, I don't know much about the tracking feature, but it sounds like something where if one big corporation takes a hit, we'll see more push back from others. Make an example of them. (Please note, I own a lot of Apple products, I'm not anti-Apple by default, just on this issue.)

Some temporary or permanent haircut to their profits is the only way to reach them.

The Russian CPU is guaranteed to have more holes, if any of them are in fact flawed, though. Their citizens are nuts if they don't think so.

about two weeks ago
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Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

AnontheDestroyer Re:Great, an entire generation that won't... (415 comments)

I'm calling BS on you firing anyone for this. What programmer these days only knows Python, and thus hasn't uses a language that requires braces?

You're overstating the problem anyway. Blocks are among the easiest concepts to grasp. How do you think some many people were able to pick up Python quickly after using their braced languages? Anyone who can't understand braces will have some other easily noticeable problem instead.

about three weeks ago
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When Beliefs and Facts Collide

AnontheDestroyer Re:Too many scientists use science... (725 comments)

That's why there are peer reviews in science, and the need for reproducibility. When there is a 97% consensus, it's well-past the point where we should be arguing with them.

Consider there is an ample amount of agenda-driven motivation to deny that AGW is happening, but very, very few scientists are apt to do so. Your sword swings both ways.

about three weeks ago
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When Beliefs and Facts Collide

AnontheDestroyer Re:Generalization Fail (725 comments)

What is GWT? Google Web Toolkit?

97% of scientists agree that humans are causing global warming. You're apparently asking for both sides of the debate to be given equal time, 50/50, when the consensus is nowhere near 50/50.

about three weeks ago
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When Beliefs and Facts Collide

AnontheDestroyer Re:quelle surprise (725 comments)

That humans are contributing to global warming is an established scientific fact. You're wailing away on what appears to be a non-sequitur here, not even a straw man.

about three weeks ago
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When Beliefs and Facts Collide

AnontheDestroyer Re:quelle surprise (725 comments)

So the debate should be over what we do about AGW, not whether it is happening. That's the point. Right now, in the US, we can do basically nothing about it because one whole party has chosen to bury their head in the sand from the word, "go."

about three weeks ago
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When Beliefs and Facts Collide

AnontheDestroyer Re:You see your enemies through your own reality (725 comments)

Except that you just said you think you and people like you will be killed. That's real psychopathy. The rest of what you said is ginned up nonsense. Not, "hate speech," just insanely stupid.

about three weeks ago
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When Beliefs and Facts Collide

AnontheDestroyer YOU are the problem (725 comments)

And herein we find one massive problem with the idea that we shouldn't make things political - some people will find something political about anything.

97% is scientific, not political. That's why AGW should get 97% "pro-" coverage, and at most 3% "anti-" coverage, but people like this Spazmania will cry when their anti-AGW coverage doesn't get 50%.

about three weeks ago
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Time Warner Cable Customers Beg Regulators To Block Sale To Comcast

AnontheDestroyer Re:Scrutinized by federal officials (80 comments)

Well said. RE corporations: the standard Republican (conservative?) rejoinder is that unions could always contribute money, but I'm in favor of denying them all. Screw them. All only individual contributions up to $45, adjusted for inflation going forward. Make a law that prohibits politicians and staffers from joining lobbying outfits after their term is up to eliminate the opportunity for deferred under the table contributions. Then we'll finally have a government that responds to the true will of the people.

about a month ago
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Time Warner Cable Customers Beg Regulators To Block Sale To Comcast

AnontheDestroyer Re:Scrutinized by federal officials (80 comments)

Yeah, but those companies have more speech, so they should be allowed to use more speech. And those companies are people. And the speech is money. And the legislation that eliminates one potential competitor actually doesn't eliminate any competition.

Is there ANY way this isn't backwards? Wow.

about a month ago
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Happy Software Developers Solve Problems Better

AnontheDestroyer Introducing HappyLang++ (121 comments)

public happylittle HelloWorld : hugs Object {
        public ecstatic ambitious main(String[] compliments :-) {
                weee (int i =) 0 ; i 10; i++ :-) {
                        Compy.outAndProud.prettyplease.print("Hello, World!!!!" :-);
                }
        }
}

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

AnontheDestroyer Sublime Text for Web Development (359 comments)

Sublime has a pretty extensive plugin set for JavaScript, CSS and HTML, which includes support for various projects in those languages (e.g. angular, node, LESS, emmet, etc.). The multi-cursor stuff is a nice gimmick.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

AnontheDestroyer Compare plugins... (359 comments)

It might be as simple as comparing plugins/scripts. Sublime Text seems to be the new hotness for web development, with lots of JavaScript, HTML and CSS project plugins (e.g. angular, node, emmet). VIM probably has more plugins for projects that use C++.

about a month ago
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Robert McMillen: What Everyone Gets Wrong In the Debate Over Net Neutrality

AnontheDestroyer Re:Everybody is wrong... (270 comments)

He absolutely got it right. "Net neutrality" commies would apparently argue that a restaurant should be forced to have all entrees at the same price, e.g. lobster $5, hamburger $5, corn dog $5. What are there, maybe a dozen or so of us left in Amerika that believe in free markets?

And here we have the real misunderstanding. Does anyone know if there is some right-wing organization out there that is trumpeting this idea? I have only seen it from Republicans ("conservatives"). I don't see it often, so it strikes me as a strawman that a few Dunning-Kruger head-cases are manufacturing on their own, but it would be nice to know if it has a source.

about a month ago
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Age Discrimination In the Tech Industry

AnontheDestroyer Re:Families come first (370 comments)

I was productive right out of school, and while I could have worked just ~45 hrs/wk, I worked over 80 hrs/wk to train myself up for more advanced work.

While I don't regret the 80 hrs/wk, at this point in my life, I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

about a month ago
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House Majority Leader Defeated In Primary

AnontheDestroyer Don't act like it's 2 sides of the same coin (932 comments)

One of the fundamentally dishonest things that conservatives do when this topics comes up is mention George Soros. But nothing compares to the Koch brothers, and conservative money in general:
http://billmoyers.com/2014/04/...

It's not 2 sides of the same coin when you compare the amount of money, although neither side is likely to offer reform on this matter.

about a month and a half ago
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General Anesthesia Exposure In Infancy Causes Long-Term Memory Deficits

AnontheDestroyer Re:I never felt right after tonsillectomy (90 comments)

Is this getting modded up because it's so stupid? I'm missing my mod points for today or I'd vote it down.

about a month and a half ago

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