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Asia's Richest Man Is Betting Big On Silicon Valley's Fake Eggs

BradleyAndersen Re:Eggs are good for us (269 comments)

Um, no ...

about 7 months ago
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South Carolina Woman Jailed After Failing To Return Movie Rented Nine Years Ago

BradleyAndersen Re:Statute of limitations (467 comments)

she's forever barred from having a job in the financial industry.

She can get a waiver from the FDIC under Section 19. It's a huge PITA (I hold one), but she can try.

about 7 months ago
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Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost

BradleyAndersen Re:Lots of nonsense (723 comments)

Agree with you - and one thing that helps to slow down is to stay in a low gear. You can handle snow and ice on bald tires even, as long as you stay in a low gear.

about 8 months ago
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Congressmen Say Clapper Lied To Congress, Ask Obama To Remove Him

BradleyAndersen Re:Barry Bonds (383 comments)

~ incorrect ~

about 8 months ago
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FSF's Richard Stallman Calls LLVM a 'Terrible Setback'

BradleyAndersen So? (1098 comments)

I'm well tired of rms.

If you truly want 'freedom', then the people who made X should be free to copy{what|ever} the damn thing.

It seems rms's version of 'freedom' is: do what you want with X, so long as i agree to a very narrow definition of what X should do

about 8 months ago
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Death of Trees Correlated With Human Cardiovascular & Respiratory Disease

BradleyAndersen Re:Bad science (152 comments)

I meant this one, sorry :)

about a year ago
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Death of Trees Correlated With Human Cardiovascular & Respiratory Disease

BradleyAndersen Re:Before assuming "they didn't control for" (152 comments)

Would you know what to do with the data if the author provided it?
Have you read the linked article to determine what should have been accounted for, but was not?

about a year ago
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Death of Trees Correlated With Human Cardiovascular & Respiratory Disease

BradleyAndersen Re:Bad science (152 comments)

While healthy cynicism is good in all things, did you not see this bit:

while controlling for a wide range of demographic covariates

as pointed out earlier here?

about a year ago
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Google Rolling Out Gmail Redesign

BradleyAndersen Re:I already make my own categories (303 comments)

I jumped off of pine right before it became alpine in 2006/07. i jumped on to gmail in december 2006. now i have backed up almost all of that, and am planning to reunite with my long-lost, coniferous love.

about a year ago
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Google Rolling Out Gmail Redesign

BradleyAndersen Re:No! (303 comments)

exactly.

gmail keeps pushing not insignificant changes, and calls them 'optional'. my experience is they later remove the options.

about a year ago
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Apple Leaves Journalists Jonesing

BradleyAndersen Re:Jonesing? (277 comments)

Sockatume is correct. It basically means something like "in withdrawal", or "in desperate need of".

about a year ago
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Bill Gates Regains the Position of World's Richest Person

BradleyAndersen Re:Something is wrong (311 comments)

It is estimated that Rockefeller's peak was something like $400 to $700 billion in today's money. Gates is a pauper compared to Rockefeller.

about a year ago
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Bill Gates Opens Up About Steve Jobs

BradleyAndersen Re:Oh come on Bill (294 comments)

I am very sorry to have spent all my mod points earlier, troll-bashing. This is a great post.

about a year ago
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UN Says: Why Not Eat More Insects?

BradleyAndersen Re:Purdue bug bowl (626 comments)

2nd weekend of every April, baby!!

about a year ago
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Ubuntu Developing Its Own Package Format, Installer

BradleyAndersen Re:Good (466 comments)

Clearly you've never used yum :)

about a year ago
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The public sector in direst need of reform is ...

BradleyAndersen Shift ~ Education (405 comments)

The only way you shift GDP, long-term, is through technological advance. Technological advance is not a product of the terrible education system we have in the US. And it's getting worse .

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Won't Companies Upgrade Old Software?

BradleyAndersen Re:Yes, (614 comments)

This is the problem with the entire US economy - we care not to plan for the future; we care only to make the present look good.

about a year ago
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Are Contests the Best Way To Find Programmers?

BradleyAndersen Re:maybe, maybe not (260 comments)

Yes!
My Father ran convenience stores. When an employee needed to be let go (theft, laziness, whatever), he would provide shining recommendations.
Why? - because he knew a competitor would scoop that person up.

about a year ago

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Are Yesterday's Programmers better than Today's?

BradleyAndersen BradleyAndersen writes  |  more than 4 years ago

BradleyAndersen (1195415) writes "I recently saw the following in an email thread:

Programmers from 40 years ago sucked compared to today's programmers. For example, the Y2K bug (stupid and lazy), and for another, loads of buffer overflow vulnerabilities in old C code.

My gut tells me this guy is dead wrong; what do you think?"

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Feynman's Lectures, Knuth's Art, but whose Math?

BradleyAndersen BradleyAndersen writes  |  about 6 years ago

BradleyAndersen (1195415) writes "I know some will chide me with "If you're asking this on slashdot ...", but I really want to know: we've got what are considered by many to be the greatest physics lectures of all time by Feynman, the canon of computer science by Knuth; is there something similar in say, Mathematics, or Philosophy, or subject X?"

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