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Geothermal Heat Contributing To West Antarctic Ice Sheet Melting

BreakBad Re:And who will be pushing the accelerator (387 comments)

Indeed. But nobody ever wants to talk about population. If simply 'curbing' CO2 is so hard, wouldn't it be easier to just have one big ass war? Sure it would be messy at first, but the long term benefits of nixing a few trillion people would be worth considering.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where's the Most Unusual Place You've Written a Program From?

BreakBad Re:Wind Industry (310 comments)

Do I win?

In the big picture, I'd say very much no.

Hah!

about 3 months ago
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EVE Online's Space Economy Currently Worth $18 Million

BreakBad Re:Hi (88 comments)

Since when does /. put ads in comments?

about 4 months ago
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EVE Online's Space Economy Currently Worth $18 Million

BreakBad Re:Competaganda (88 comments)

I feel sorry for you because you fail at sex.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Joining a Startup As an Older Programmer?

BreakBad Re:You're supposed to be founding startups (274 comments)

Any other cliches we've missed that are impossible to apply to everyone who's a 40-something programmer?

Here's one:

The life expectancy of humans was about 30 years not so long ago. Really us 40-somethings are suppose to be dead.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Can We Create a Culture of Secure Behavior?

BreakBad Re:Start with the software developers and type saf (169 comments)

I used the same approach my requiring my users tattoo their passwords on their foreheads. Eventually my user base dropped to almost zero...but for those who stayed I did see an interesting trend. Passwords like %uS*32Ldi# started prevailing because passwords like wafflebunny make for an embarrassing tattoo.

about 4 months ago
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In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor

BreakBad Re:By what definition of "rich"? (311 comments)

Mansion / Yacht are status symbols of the 80's/90's. You probably have a 3 or 4 character twitter account name.

about 4 months ago
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Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

BreakBad Re:Awesome! (360 comments)

Maybe not as pell-mell as it is opportunistic.

about 4 months ago
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Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

BreakBad Re:My personal experience (358 comments)

That makes the assumption that one could only learn the concepts taught in a CS degree by participating in the program. That if you do not participate, then you will never be able to open some of those doors. That is simply not true. A college degree is an expensive certification that usually comes with little to no working experience. That is all.

Formal Education != Eating

about 4 months ago
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Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

BreakBad Re:My personal experience (358 comments)

e.g. I have CS degree and don't even know which fucking 'Reply to This' link to click on.

about 4 months ago
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Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

BreakBad Re:My personal experience (358 comments)

If you do not have a good (!) formal education in CS, what you can do is quite limited.

Having a CS degree by no means makes your skill-set unlimited. It is possible for someone without a formal degree to be more qualified. Life is complicated, we don't have to put a stamp on everything. Degrees are great, it tells me someone made it through boot-camp....this accounts for something, not everything.

about 4 months ago
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Code Quality: Open Source vs. Proprietary

BreakBad Re:Taking out the garbage... (139 comments)

Riiiight.......I definitely feel more elite taking my own garbage out rather than having someone else do it for me.

about 4 months ago
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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

BreakBad Re:Walking yes, standing no. (312 comments)

We have an employee with a treadmill at his desk. He walks and types. Of course his emails usually read something like, "Hewmy Jammmmes, I gto taht TSp reprt dne!".

Its a new form of crypto...with different levels, depending on the level of difficulty the treadmill is set on:
HILL128 - Hilly Level 1
MNT512 - Mountains Level 5
DED1028 - Death Race Level 10

about 4 months ago
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Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

BreakBad Re:Tails is awesome (171 comments)

..and pretty cool masks.

about 4 months ago
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Guardian and WaPo Receive Pulitzers For Snowden Coverage

BreakBad Re:TRAITORS!!1! (78 comments)

"This decision reminds us that what no individual conscience can change, a free press can. "

While free press exists. Seems 'free press' was treaded on with no recourse. Enjoy your award....free press....enjoy.

about 4 months ago
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Canonical Shutting Down Ubuntu One File Services

BreakBad Re:like always (161 comments)

Its the new Trail-and-Error method of innovation....its an infinite loop.

about 5 months ago
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How a 'Seismic Cloak' Could Slow Down an Earthquake

BreakBad Re:Two questions. (101 comments)

How many stations do you need to do the job?

And where?

Sometimes I feel like the people who make all the squiggly looking equations are just making shit up to spend tax dollars.

about 5 months ago
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Wal-Mart Sues Visa For $5 Billion For Rigging Card Swipe Fees

BreakBad Re:Wal-Mart vs. Visa (455 comments)

1%'r rage.

about 5 months ago
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White House To Propose Ending NSA Phone Records Collection

BreakBad Re:Sure (208 comments)

And considering the long and illustrious history of the NSA flat out LYING to the American people, Congress, and even the President himself; I wouldn't trust them to actually implement any change even if Congress passed 100 laws mandating it and the President made a pinkie promise that they were going to follow them.

Shit, I wouldn't trust them if they told me if was daytime outside and my watch read 1 p.m.

I was thinking about the same thing.

"Read my lips, NO NEW PHONE TAPS."

about 5 months ago

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