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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

Berkyjay Re:To hell with taxis... (295 comments)

Why waste time on Anonymous Coward?

about a week ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

Berkyjay Re:To hell with taxis... (295 comments)

The are absolutely not.

about a week ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

Berkyjay Re:To hell with taxis... (295 comments)

I call B.S. on your B.S. Here in SF Uber and Lyft are ALWAYS comparable in price to a standard taxis service. $60 to the airport for both taxi and Uber. $20 from downtown financial district to GG Park. It makes me wonder how much they gouge high density areas.

about a week ago
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How Astronomers Will Take the "Image of the Century": a Black Hole

Berkyjay Wait.... (129 comments)

How can anyone argue that black holes don't exist? I mean we've tracked stars at the center of our galaxy orbiting something at extreme speeds. We've never seen electrons, but we've all but confirmed their existence by how they interact with our environment.

about two weeks ago
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How Sony, Intel, and Unix Made Apple's Mac a PC Competitor

Berkyjay Hehe (296 comments)

This is just silly.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

Berkyjay You're doing it wrong. (265 comments)

Not sure what nasty links you've been clicking on. But the reason I use Gmail and have dumped the Yahoo's and Hotmails of the world is because I get ZERO spam......none, nada. Seriously, how did this become a post on Slashdot?

about 2 months ago
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Mark Zuckerberg Throws Pal Joe Green Under the Tech Immigration Bus

Berkyjay Re:This debate is about money. (261 comments)

It's "regardless". When you say "irregardless" I can't take what you say seriously, no matter how correct you may be.

about 3 months ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Berkyjay No trouble finding single player games.... (292 comments)

Wasteland 2, Pillars of Eternity, Civilization, Banner Saga, FTL, GTA V, Skyrim, Fallout (all of them), ALL my iPad games, Stick of Truth, Torchlight, Banish......ETC. Basically, if you pull your gaze away from the "AAA" titles, you'll find a plethora of compelling and fun single player games.

about 3 months ago
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ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

Berkyjay Re:Institutional repression. (329 comments)

Didn't need it, but thanks for butting in anyways.

about 4 months ago
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ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

Berkyjay Re:Institutional repression. (329 comments)

So you affect change by doing studies that point fingers in random directions hoping to shame someone into giving you equality? Why not base yourself in reality first and then tackle the problem? No, you can't wait for actual lasting change. You want your change now, created on a very weak foundation that just instills resentment and resistance to change. Then you'll wonder why it came crashing down at the slightest push. No, I'm not a defeatist, I'm a realist who knows that change takes lots of time and lots of work. Maybe one day you'll come around to this but I doubt it.

about 4 months ago
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ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

Berkyjay Institutional repression. (329 comments)

How about we consider the thousands of years that women have been subjugated as the real reason. It just recently became acceptable for a women to pursue interests that were traditionally male dominated. I remember as a kid, my best friends sister would love hanging out with us when we played video games and worked with the old IBM PC. But her dad was constantly telling her to get back to her Barbies and leave the boys alone. Weeding out this kind of institutional repression takes generations. The big tech companies can try as best they can to lure more women into the field, but as long as there are fathers out there frowning upon their daughters not doing little girl things, the less women there will be who take an interest in tech.

about 4 months ago
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The Royal Society Proposes First Framework For Climate Engineering Experiments

Berkyjay Re:You get nothing. Good day, sir! (174 comments)

A scientist who doesn't consider all paths to solving a problem is not a very good scientist. Let me emphasise.....CONSIDER all paths. To ignore geoengineering as a possible solution to what is happening NOW would be foolish and irresponsible.

about 4 months ago
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NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue

Berkyjay Re:Punishes fans? (216 comments)

Well sure, you'd think this would be a "free market" thing. Except for the fact that the NFL is a government sponsored monopoly. If you are a fan of football, you have no where else to turn to watch football.

about 4 months ago
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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense

Berkyjay Why? (184 comments)

How is it that companies dealing with sensitive information can store these sensitive files on a network exposed to the outside world? It would seem to be a fairly cheap and such a small inconvenience to have a separate network of machines that are completely walled off from the outside.

about 5 months ago
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Duolingo is a Free, Crowdsourced Language Learning App (Video)

Berkyjay Re:How I'm learning German (75 comments)

Interesting, I'll look more into your links thanks!

about 6 months ago
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Duolingo is a Free, Crowdsourced Language Learning App (Video)

Berkyjay Re:I wanted to like it.... (75 comments)

I did try that. But when I said that it moves too fast, I meant that it doesn't cover some important fundamentals and just moves on to more advanced stuff fairly quickly. Stuff like gender type (which is huge in German) was glossed over and not given proper attention. But then when you move onto the advanced stuff, it kind of assumes that you are knowledgeable about gender type.

about 6 months ago
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Duolingo is a Free, Crowdsourced Language Learning App (Video)

Berkyjay I wanted to like it.... (75 comments)

But after a few weeks using trying to pick up some German, I become increasingly frustrated with the app. Granted, German isn't the easiest of languages. But the app just went far too fast and failed to reinforce before moving forward. I think it's a fixable problem, but for now I'm looking elsewhere for lessons.

about 6 months ago
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Mayors of Atlanta & New Orleans: Uber Will Knock-Out Taxi Industry

Berkyjay Consumer protections? (273 comments)

For those who are knowledgeable about this subject. What sort of legal protections does a rider have in the case of an accident in an Uber/Lyft vs. a registered taxi service?

about 6 months ago

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