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David Klann Talks About Using Open Source Software in Broadcast Radio (Video)

BenSchuarmer Re:Artists vs programmers (26 comments)

Key difference: the engineers who created the software aren't expecting to be paid. They did the work (maybe for pay, maybe for other reasons) and stipulated that people can use it for free.

10 hours ago
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David Klann Talks About Using Open Source Software in Broadcast Radio (Video)

BenSchuarmer Re:First broadcast (26 comments)

Linus, come here. I need you.

10 hours ago
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Drought Inspires a Boom In Pseudoscience, From Rain Machines To 'Water Witches'

BenSchuarmer Could try sacrificing virgins (260 comments)

but it's California, so they may be hard to find.

5 days ago
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Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

BenSchuarmer Infingers? (376 comments)

none of my fingers are going to pay up.

about two weeks ago
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Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It

BenSchuarmer Need to be able to expire emails (232 comments)

I usually have to spend a couple of hours going through my email when I get back from vacation.

Many of them are useless:

  • - somebody brought doughnuts
  • - people discussing where do go for lunch last Tuesday
  • - who was out of the office every day
  • - a customer had a simple problem and one of my co-workers solved it

Some are useful

  • - policy changes
  • - a customer had a complicated problem and one of my co-workers solved in a way that we will want to remember

Threaded email readers help. Look at the most recent couple emails for each subject, and see whether there is something I need to do or file away for future use.

What I'd really like is if all of the dated stuff would evaporate when it's no longer relevant.

about two weeks ago
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Posting Soccer Goals On Vine Is Illegal, Say England's Premier League

BenSchuarmer Not a problem (226 comments)

It's not like they actually score a lot of goals.

about three weeks ago
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Interviews: Ask Bjarne Stroustrup About Programming and C++

BenSchuarmer How do you feel about the haters? (427 comments)

The comments and questions here look overwhelmingly negative. On the other hand, all of this passion only exists because people are using C++.

about three weeks ago
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Study Finds That Astronauts Are Severely Sleep Deprived

BenSchuarmer I blame Tang (106 comments)

that stuff is just too perky

about three weeks ago
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Ancient Worms May Have Saved Life On Earth

BenSchuarmer Re:Credit? (54 comments)

Well, we do take them fishing. That's kind of fun.

about a month ago
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Australia Rebooting Search For MH370

BenSchuarmer Re:I hope they find it (92 comments)

That's just what the lizard aliens want you to think.

about a month ago
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Planes Can Be Hacked Via Inflight Wi-fi, Says Researcher

BenSchuarmer Re:No, it can't. (151 comments)

... what about the passengers? Do you honestly expect them to be able to survive a multi-minute flight with no wifi or infotainment? Oh the humanity!

about a month ago
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Satya Nadella At Six Months: Grading Microsoft's New CEO

BenSchuarmer Microsoft has a new CEO? (151 comments)

Why doesn't somebody tell me these things?

about a month ago
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UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January

BenSchuarmer While they're at it... (190 comments)

can they make them drive on the right side of the road?

about a month ago
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The NSA's New Partner In Spying: Saudi Arabia's Brutal State Police

BenSchuarmer New? (125 comments)

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

about a month ago
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CNN iPhone App Sends iReporters' Passwords In the Clear

BenSchuarmer "malicious actors" (40 comments)

like Mark Wahlberg?

about a month ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

BenSchuarmer Re:Actually makes good sense (702 comments)

Or maybe YOU could have a charger and charge your devices before going through security.

about 2 months ago
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The New 501(c)(3) and the Future of Open Source In the US

BenSchuarmer Re:Don't mention the tree-planting thing! (228 comments)

Trees produce oxygen. There's no telling who might be inhaling that oxygen!!! They could be supporting not just commercial customers, but criminals and terrorists!!!!!

about 2 months ago
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Happy Software Developers Solve Problems Better

BenSchuarmer Therefore... (121 comments)

The beatings will continue until morale improves

about 2 months ago

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