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The internet mystery that has the world baffled

Bloodoflethe Re:Paywalled. (4 comments)

Just for you?

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are We Older Experts Being Retired Too Early?

Bloodoflethe Re:Lie a little (629 comments)

I can say that skill-wise a month is a good enough indicator. Personality and other non-skill factors may take longer. In all, I agree that a month is all that is necessary for this guy, but several months of keeping tabs on work production on those remote days may be necessary to ensure the guy's a self starter.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are We Older Experts Being Retired Too Early?

Bloodoflethe Re:Lie a little (629 comments)

You pretty much described my job. I do it all and being available for onsite work does make a big difference. Does that mean I wouldn't use an offsite employee for certain types of work? No. He probably shouldn't expect full time work doing something remotely, unless he's only applying to large companies who can probably find constant work for him.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are We Older Experts Being Retired Too Early?

Bloodoflethe Re:Lie a little (629 comments)

It's "Insightful", not "Citeful". If someone had tagged it with Informative and it had no citations, I would feel that there was something missing, but "[a]n Insightful comment makes you think, or puts a new spin on a given story". ( Citation here .)

I mostly agree with your sentiment in the rest of your comment.

about 8 months ago
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A Math Test That's Rotten To the Common Core

Bloodoflethe Re:How hard can that possibly be? (663 comments)

This does not matter. Call it a widget or an object. Knowing what it is is unimportant. Knowing that it represents a unit of something is important. This is the purpose of naming the imaginary object. This is what made question 1 so odious, in my opinion. When a whole is separated into parts that don't make sense, the question should be thrown out. My son would have gotten this in 1st grade but he would have inadvertently offended the teacher and I would have had to talk to her after school. Let it be known that I am a fan of question one simply due to its ridiculousness. I see it thus: "I know about 5 coins. Coffee cup #6 is a whole." Test taker: "I am unsure how many more coins it takes to purchase the coffee. Perhaps three coins will suffice."

about 9 months ago
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Verizon Blocking 4chan

Bloodoflethe Re:I feel split in this matter (677 comments)

Someone needs more coffee so they can post coherently. Username status: Still Valid.

more than 4 years ago
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How To Get a Job At a Mega-Corp

Bloodoflethe Re:anyone noticed the snide arrogance? (373 comments)

Reading comprehension would not lead me to the same place you have gone. When I read his comment there is no indication of what would happen after he receives a decent answer. This is not a low-bar barrier-to-entry, this is a "get the people wasting my time out of my office as quick as possible" barrier to entry. I would assume, though there was no indication either way, that this person would have more in his interview than this question.

more than 4 years ago
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Programmable Quantum Computer Created

Bloodoflethe Re:79% accuracy ... (132 comments)

You are acting like they will only make one calculation and go with it. You keep talking about this 21%, when the accuracy measurements, (until they find a way to make it more accurate) would require confidence testing on the numbers before input into as an answer into your program. Not that I think they'll be happy with doing it that way. But for now, it'll give you the accuracy necessary to get the job done right.

more than 4 years ago
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The Psychology of Achievement In Playing Games

Bloodoflethe Re:The Masterer (80 comments)

The Pwnerer.

I've been watching the episode on that site since shortly after it came out. Great stuff.

more than 4 years ago
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My flash memory is mostly in the form of ...

Bloodoflethe Re:The poll isn't about flash memory (316 comments)

jamhigh is right. And 2short is right also.

"He's right? AND He's right?-How can they both be right?" you say?

"You know, you are also right."

more than 4 years ago
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Blizzard Game You're Most Looking Forward To?

Bloodoflethe Re:Missing option: the latest rogue-like (452 comments)

As for WOW, bugger subscriptions, they are just too annoying, you know, oh no, I must play because I am paying for it and it will run out and I will lose my stuff unless I continue to pay and play, really steals your choice of whether to play or not.

This is uninformed. You don't lose stuff even if you cancel your subscription and come back later.

more than 4 years ago
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Rude Drivers Reduce Traffic Jams

Bloodoflethe Re:Correlation != causation (882 comments)

Only for those that can't follow a reasonably worded post.

about 5 years ago
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UK ISP Disconnects Customers For File Sharing

Bloodoflethe Re:I am an ISP and I support this (311 comments)

You know, I'd have supported your position if you hadn't "fixed" the first line. I don't steal content but I do use file-sharing services to pick up things that would normally be free because the bit torrent and similar download algorithms make for a much faster download than one would get through normal methods.

about 5 years ago
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UK ISP Disconnects Customers For File Sharing

Bloodoflethe Re:A right not a privilege (311 comments)

I don't think he was fighting you on the main portion of your argument, but rather pointing out that losing the ability to drive is not comparable in any way to losing your internet access with this company. Mainly for the reason that you have to be proven incapable of driving well as opposed to getting disconnected based on circumstantial evidence or hearsay alone.

about 5 years ago
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UK ISP Disconnects Customers For File Sharing

Bloodoflethe Re:Bad summary (311 comments)

Except that this section of TFA invalidates your claim of bad summary: "Some customers have had their accounts suspended for more than two years." That was in the second 'paragraph'.

about 5 years ago
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Draft Stem Cell Guidelines Threaten Research

Bloodoflethe Re:its called (206 comments)

No kidding. Not to mention those drafts won't hold up to legal scrutiny.

more than 5 years ago
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Daydreaming Is Really Complex Problem-Solving

Bloodoflethe Re:Is this really surprising to you? (138 comments)

I seem to daydream and experience flow (being in the zone) at the same time. Which I can't seem to understand. Shouldn't these be mutually exclusive?

Any psychologists out there have an answer for this?

more than 5 years ago
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Google Puts the Brakes On Saving the World

Bloodoflethe Re:Pay for submission (179 comments)

Good ideas *can* come from anywhere. The power to implement them comes from those above. Y'know those with the influence or money to bring these ideas about.

This is a pretty simple concept:
Failure of the country != failure of the individual.

more than 5 years ago

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