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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

BiggoronSword Re:Perl still works, and PHP is fine (536 comments)

PHP is OK. Zend Framework makes it great. Even if you don't use the framework in your application, reviewing the library alone gives great insight into how PHP is supposed to be written.

about 6 months ago

RF Safe-Stop Shuts Down Car Engines With Radio Pulse

BiggoronSword Re:Pros vs Cons (549 comments)

I for one would prefer to see this device used ON police; rather than, BY police.

1 year,19 days

Silent Circle, Lavabit Unite For 'Dark Mail' Encrypted Email Project

BiggoronSword Re:Did the NSA just kill SMTP? (195 comments)

Since we're talking about XMPP, can I suggest Google Wave be brought to the table again?

about a year ago

CSS Selectors as Superpowers

BiggoronSword Not Just jQuery (190 comments)

There are other JavaScript frameworks, beside jQuery, that support CSS selectors. i.e. Prototype

about a year and a half ago

Actual Final Third Party Debate Tonight

BiggoronSword Re:Third parties don't work (204 comments)

The republican party is an excellent recent example for this actually. The teabaggers rebellion didn't run third party candidates, they ran in party primaries and started knocking out incumbents. The remainder of the party saw this in action and moved fairly quickly to align with the insurgent faction out of simple self-interest. The result was that the party shifted rather significantly to the right to accommodate them which meant that they ended up getting much of what they wanted.

The grassroots, "teabaggers", and Ron Paul libertarians, did not get what they wanted. They were exiled from the party. The party rules were changed so that any sort of grassroots rebellion could be extinguished.

I understand the theory you're suggesting. It isn't working though. We aren't getting the liberty, peace, and prosperity we deserve. We're getting more of the same.

What we need to do is to choke that stubborn senile elephant, and replace it with what it use to stand for, libertarianism.

As far as the Democrats are concerned, well... keep it classy.

more than 2 years ago

How Pictures Skew Our Judgment

BiggoronSword Re:Is this true? (141 comments)

Video or it didn't happen.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Is There a Professional Geek Dress Code?

BiggoronSword Re:easy (432 comments)

I wore Tevas into my job interview. Got the job.

more than 2 years ago

Mitt Romney To Announce VP Decision Via Smartphone App

BiggoronSword Re:care about the future? (461 comments)

What the hell are you talking about? If Ron Paul won and got his agenda, the future would be destroyed for well over 99% of the country. Most people for generations would not even finish high school, let alone college; because they wouldn't be able to afford it. Workers would become the property of the companies they work for, bought and sold like furniture. Voting would be meaningless, as corporations would have all the power to rig elections their preferred way - not that it would matter since most people would be working 80 hour weeks with no time off to go and vote regardless. Our water, air, and land would all be polluted for profit and people would have no recourse as the courts would be owned by the corporations as well.

I don't think you understand how free markets and private property rights work. The big corporations are using the government regulations as leverage against small businesses and/or other competition. It's the government that unconstitutionally takes from the people, and gives to the corporations. It's the cronyism that's the problem.

Even if you don't think Ron Paul is perfect, he's way better than either of these crony-capitalist/corporatist scumbags that aren't any different from one another.

For the fraction of 1% of the US that would benefit from that, sure, a vote for Ron Paul would be great. For the rest of us it would be terrible. Thankfully even if he somehow did win, he has nowhere near enough support in congress to accomplish his ultra-right-wing agenda. That means, of course, that a vote for Ron Paul would be a vote for gridlock and the status quo.

Wouldn't it be nice not to have a president working for the propaganda machine? For thirty years Ron Paul has been speaking the truth. He's predicted so many things that have come true. He's been using the facts, and not just telling the people what they want to hear.

more than 2 years ago

Conservatives' Trust In Science Has Fallen Dramatically Since Mid-1970s

BiggoronSword Re:Obvious (1128 comments)

There's a difference between social conservatives and fiscal conservatives.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Which Candidates For Geek Issues?

BiggoronSword Re:Ron Paul! (792 comments)

A few comments:

  1. No parent would take their child to a pediatrician that doesn't have adequate experience.
  2. The Internet exists to provide background checks and competing services.
  3. The Government isn't required for certifying pediatricians. Universities aren't government institutions. They are accredited private institutions with public interests. It's the credibility of the certifying organization that's important.

All of this is driven by the free market. All of this can be applied in every industry; not just pediatricians.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Which Web Platform Would You Use?

BiggoronSword Zend Framework (519 comments)

Zend Framework not only provides a great framework in terms of programming, but also as a learning guide. Zend Framework helps provide everything that is described above. Using the source as a reference, it helps develop good programming habits and understand proper design patterns.

more than 2 years ago

Slashdot Asks: Whom Do You Want To Ask About 2012's U.S. Elections?

BiggoronSword Re:ask my sig (343 comments)


more than 3 years ago

Slashdot Asks: Whom Do You Want To Ask About 2012's U.S. Elections?

BiggoronSword Re:Ron Paul? (343 comments)

I think we need a more in depth explanation of his position on net neutrality, 1st amendment rights and how they will be protected on the internet while maintaining a free market.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Leave My Router Open?

BiggoronSword Re:Think again (520 comments)

Arrest doesn't mean conviction

more than 3 years ago

Smartphone Device Detects Cancer In an Hour

BiggoronSword What a coincidence... (69 comments)

A device that can cause cancer, is now able to detect it.

more than 3 years ago

New Attack Can Disable Phones Via SMS

BiggoronSword Re:Features Phones But Not Smart Phones? (62 comments)

The pair showed a video demonstration of phones from a wide range of manufacturers...

Boy it would be nice to actually see said video...

more than 3 years ago



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