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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Bucky24 Re:Fired for Trolling (382 comments)

That is an interesting point about kids though. Now, I've observed some very well behaved kids walking through the various office-spaces I've worked in. No problem there. I've also observed some who are just horrible little monsters. I'd say that if your child is well behaved and is not going to make me uncomfortable or distract me simply by existing, I have no problem with it being there. Why shouldn't the same thing apply to dogs? If your dog is well behaved and doesn't shed or drool over everything, then I've got no problem having them in the office. Hell some people even call their dogs their "kids", and if you look at it, there really is very little objective difference, isn't there?

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Bucky24 Re:Very subjective (382 comments)

I've met people that still believe that argument. They didn't particularly appear crazy either, just ignorant (given the area I was in, they may not have ever had anyone tell them otherwise). But they are dwindling, probably because people started using said argument as an example for "how crazy religious people are".

about a month ago

Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

Bucky24 Re:why? (346 comments)

What about a mail slot that is built into the house?
Hmm I actually decided to read the article cited (thanks for citing it :D) and apparently a mail slot built into the house is NOT property of the US Post Office.

about 2 months ago

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

Bucky24 Re:Node.js (536 comments)

A lot of people still don't see the point to doing this unfortunately enough. Then again, I agree there are places where it is overused.

about 2 months ago

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

Bucky24 Re:Fractal rant makes about six good points (536 comments)

Regarding your code example, you can always write it as

if ("".equals(firstName))

because you never have to worry about "" being null (and if firstName is null, the equals returns false). I used to do it the same way as you before someone pointed this out to me.

about 2 months ago

The Sudden Policy Change In Truecrypt Explained

Bucky24 Re:I Voted This Submission Down (475 comments)

That can be difficult when we don't get to choose the choices we make.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Minimum Programming Competence In Order To Get a Job?

Bucky24 Re:Guy who makes $150K a year... (466 comments)

I'm curious, why do you think jQuery is a shitty library? Not trolling, honestly interested in why you think that way.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You To Tell Your Client That His "Expert" Is an Idiot?

Bucky24 Re:You Don't (384 comments)

Half of the huge threads on stories are about things that only very vaguely (if at all) have anything to do with the topic. 2 people get into an argument about something really fucking stupid like hosts files (hi APK) on an article about Fukushima, etc.

To be honest that's half the reason I even read the comments anymore. It can be quite interesting to see exactly HOW those discussions get so far off track.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Should I Get Google Glass?

Bucky24 Re:Yes. (421 comments)

Seriously? Who modded this up? Obvious flamebait.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

Bucky24 Re:Very old games (669 comments)

Ah that's a good idea. Was trying to play AC the other day and ran into this exact problem. I'll have to look into your solution.

about 7 months ago

"Clinical Trials" For Programming Languages?

Bucky24 Re:Use the Best Tool for the Job (232 comments)

I work with a large number of programmers overseas in India who only know one language. Our UI team is made up of 2 guys who understand Javascript/CSS/HTML, 2 who understand PHP/MySQL, and one that understands both (but can't actually do either very well). And while I've observed it to be a terrible handicap to them a lot of the time, and I really wish they would find a new career, that seems to be the norm over there. So I guess if you only know one language you have good prospects in India.

about 8 months ago

"Clinical Trials" For Programming Languages?

Bucky24 Re:That's funny (232 comments)

To be honest that's how I read TFS at first....

about 8 months ago

Simple Bug Exposed Verizon Users' SMS Histories

Bucky24 Re:Hasn't been sued yet? (60 comments)

I have a feeling that by now it's probably "illegal" (by which I mean they have it in their TOS and no one wants to find out if it will stand by challenging it) to bring Verizon into a class action suit.

about a year ago

CryptoSeal Shuts Down Consumer VPN Service To Avoid Fighting NSA

Bucky24 Re:Sorry... (361 comments)

I think it's time to import the next generation.

How are we not already doing that? For all the articles and snarky comments we see about H1B1 (and other work related) visas on here....

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Does Your Work Schedule Make You Unproductive?

Bucky24 Re:Too Old (311 comments)

Or you're being expected to do more then just YOUR job.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Does Your Work Schedule Make You Unproductive?

Bucky24 Re:Best is two shifts with some recovery time betw (311 comments)

I tried out a pair of these the other day:

Even without music they seemed to be able to almost completely cancel out background noise (though, again, sadly not people talking a few feet away). I would have bought them if I could justify spending over $300 on a pair of headphones right now. It was like ear pillows.

about a year ago

Facebook Deletes Social Fixer Community Page Without Explanation

Bucky24 Re:Monopoly on social interaction (192 comments)

The costs involved in creating a social media site are trivial compared to creating an oil company. Creating a social media site can be done by a programmer in a basement living off of cheetos (though it probably wouldn't be a great site). Creating an oil company would take many more people and much more money. The two things aren't really comparable.

I have a feeling what you're trying to say is that you have as much chance of being successful at creating a thriving social media site as you do starting your own oil company. Which may be true. But that's not what GP was saying.

1 year,2 days

Concern Mounts Over Self-Driving Cars Taking Away Freedom

Bucky24 Re:Not until.... (662 comments)

While you have a point, I'd note that for people stuck in rush hour traffic, the average speed is usually lower then the posted speed limit anyway.

1 year,23 days

Notch Shelves Space Game 0x10c, Cites Pressure, Desire To Work On Small Projects

Bucky24 Re:Have you done more or better? (178 comments)

What is Minecraft, in its current state, worth if you were to value it on a per-hours-played basis?

I'm pretty sure I'd be bankrupt... I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be alone.

1 year,26 days



No Windows 8 plot to lock out Linux

Bucky24 Bucky24 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Bucky24 (1943328) writes "ZDNet's Ed Bott decided to contact major PC makers to find out the truth about Windows 8 SecureBoot. The responses are encouraging for those of us who run third party operating systems.

Dell plans to have a BIOS switch to allow SecureBoot to be disabled, and HP assures us that they will allow consumers to make their own choice as to what operating system to run, though they have not given details as to how."

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