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Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

BreakBad Re:Tails is awesome (164 comments)

..and pretty cool masks.

yesterday
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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.

yesterday
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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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks ago
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Python 3.4 Released

BreakBad Re:And it still has the GIL (196 comments)

Basically the whole design of Python was so any part of the runtime can be overwritten at runtime, i.e. monkey patching.

I think the big problem with Python is all the hacker types who think it so cool to swap out bits bits of the runtime at runtime just because you can. Now this leads to some truly incomprehensible and unmaintainable code.

Agreed, but stated differently: I wouldn't blame the language design as much as I would blame the 'hacker' types.

I am glad the capability is there. Consider it a frontier....maybe we'll strike gold, maybe we'll waste time digging holes.

about a month ago
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Python 3.4 Released

BreakBad Re:And it still has the GIL (196 comments)

Those stats are just for submissions to codeeval challenges. I believe python is about 7th on the chart, while C/Java top it. Then C++,C#,PHP. Even Obj C is widely used due to iOS. I find it impossible to believe that python has a 30% share...but that would be nice.

about a month ago
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Study: Happiness Improves Developers' Problem Solving Skills

BreakBad Re:or, alternatively (91 comments)

Well....happiness IS a warm gun.

Guns solve problems...just saying.

about a month ago
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Stanford Researchers Spot Medical Conditions, Guns, and More In Phone Metadata

BreakBad Re:Outed? (193 comments)

AC was outed as not knowing what outed means. Nobody was deported for owning an AR-15.

about a month ago
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The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

BreakBad Re:Dreaming of code? (533 comments)

I see you've done code for Uncle Sam as-well.

about 3 months ago
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Facebook Mocks 'Infection' Study, Predicts Princeton's Demise

BreakBad Re:Atleast.. (193 comments)

There are no winners in a war. In this case... YAY!

about 3 months ago
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Python Scripting and Analyzing Your Way To Love

BreakBad Re:How many dates though? (188 comments)

However I agree with his approach to keep it short and simple.

Fuck....now you tell me. This date has lasted 8 years, 3 cars, 2 houses, and 3 kids. She just won't take a hint....but I don't want to be rude.

about 3 months ago
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The Hobbit and Game of Thrones Top Most Pirated Lists of 2013

BreakBad Re:People Actually Pirated The Hobbit??? (193 comments)

Yes, why pay for someone to shit on your face when someone else would do it for free.

about 4 months ago
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US Requirement For Software Dev Certification Raises Questions

BreakBad Re:It's a joke (228 comments)

Wow, words like Master and Architect merged together. You would almost think they'd let you pick your own certification title:

"Lord Wizard Ninja of the Architecture Legion"

about 4 months ago
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NSA Collect Gamers' Chats and Deploy Real-Life Agents Into WoW and Second Life

BreakBad Re:Sir! Sir! It's an emergency, sir! (293 comments)

No thats just Garry, the new hire over on the European server. He's giving the new recruitment technique a go.

about 4 months ago

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