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Investors Value Yahoo's Core Business At Less Than $0

CODiNE Re:News flash: Marissa Mayer is useless. (148 comments)

Google deserves all of its fame. They delivered a supperior product

And that is exactly why I always turn to Google for my supper needs. Nobody does supper better than Google, they really make the supperiest product which makes my mouth water with anticipation every time.

1 hour ago
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Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?

CODiNE Re:Turbotax never again. (385 comments)

So if I buy a $2,000 computer the store pays $49.50 in credit card fees?

2 days ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

CODiNE Re:Relevant Skills (352 comments)

Tying shoes?
There IS an app for that. Several actually.

You just know that's how those kids will learn it.

2 days ago
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Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?

CODiNE Turbotax never again. (385 comments)

They require you to use their credit card payment "vendor". Yeah that word has quotes in their description, so I'm sure Turbotax owns it somehow.

"Vender" charges 2.49% of your tax expenses just to let you pay online. So what should cost $0.25 to swipe a credit card online can be quite a lot depending on your payment.

Bye Turbotax. Also with their lobbying shenanigans and attempts to keep the tax code complicated they've just gotten higher than Comcast on my list.

3 days ago
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Wi-Fi Problems Dog Apple-Samsung Trial

CODiNE Re:OK, but ... (80 comments)

He must be related to the Nelson Mandela funeral interpreter.

about a week ago
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Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability: A Technical Remediation

CODiNE Re:Situation is a Shambles (239 comments)

So "shambles" means user supplied data...
eating it without question means not validating it before use...

1 Cor. 10:25 "Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake"

then.. uhhh...
Wait.. is this a GOOD thing??

about two weeks ago
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Vermont Nuclear Plant Seeks Decommission But Lacks Funds

CODiNE No problem (179 comments)

Use the allocated funds to remove the radioactive components.

Then simply dial 1-800-GOT-JUNK and they'll take care of the rest.

about two weeks ago
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Gunshot Victims To Be Part of "Suspended Animation" Trials

CODiNE Re:Space travel (357 comments)

Mein Fuher! I can walk!

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Word Zero-Day Used In Targeted Attacks

CODiNE Re:this should never have happened (88 comments)

I managed to right a dissertation on MacWrite back in 93 without ever once thinking it needed more functionality.

I'm guessing it didn't include a spell checker?

Nor a grammar checker I'm guessing.

about three weeks ago
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Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free?

CODiNE Re:Apple? (409 comments)

They actually removed features from the desktop versions to achieve parity and then reintroduced them in lock-step.

about a month ago
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OASIS Approves OData 4.0 Standards For an Open, Programmable Web

CODiNE Re:What is OData? Why should you care? (68 comments)

Sounds neat but doesn't solve my JSON problems.

One project might use "customer" another "client" or "businessname". Each of these may have a "description", "overview", "synopsis" and a "type"/"kind"/"businesstype" field.

So code discovery of data doesn't work unless we have agreed to standardized field names in advance, but now there's always exceptions to look out for and name conflicts.

Now even if we know the names of every field, how do we know exactly what sort of data will be returned? A name alone is nothing unless we can ensure its type, and remove all assumptions about what it can contain.

about a month ago
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Computer Science Enrollments Rocketed Last Year, Up 22%

CODiNE Re:Based on inflation, don't take less than $53K (137 comments)

Exploited or not, if one is trying to start out as a programmer and nobody is willing to hire, what choice do they have?

I still see "Junior" level jobs requiring 3 to 5 years in every acronym under the sun.

about a month ago
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Google Blocking Asus's Android-Windows "Duet"?

CODiNE Re: Fork them (194 comments)

Self-proclaimed geeks and nerds supporting and defending Google - sad and mind-boggling.

Sounds like a "No true Scotsman" argument you've got there.

about a month ago
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A Dispatch From Outside the Prison Holding Barrett Brown

CODiNE Re:Media gag order (95 comments)

IANAL (obviously) I recall some sort of "conspiracy to deprive someone of their human rights" type law that's a pretty serious offense.

Is it really that there's no recourse on these sort of things, or that people are afraid to use them?

about a month ago
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Mass. Legislature Strikes Back: Upskirt Photos Now Officially a Misdemeanor

CODiNE Re:no surprise (256 comments)

Yeah that's great. Take a photo of a toddler just as she yanks her dress over her head and you're a felon. "AHHHH!! DELETE!! DELETE!!!"

about a month ago
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Genome Pioneer, X Prize Founder Tackle Aging

CODiNE Re:I wish them luck... (130 comments)

I don't think people with effectively unending lives would be interested in war. There's too much to lose there. As it stands people say "I'm going to die anyways", or consider their expected lifetime and see it as not much to lose.

In other words if I'm 50 years from inevitable death what's the difference? If I'm 500 years from death whoah I am NOT interested in getting shot at.

And "immortal" means can't die. No humans can ever be immortal.

about a month and a half ago
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One In Ten Americans Thinks HTML Is a Type of Sexually Transmitted Infection

CODiNE Re:Fake "survey" is fake (255 comments)

I don't believe in Angels. I KNOW they play baseball in Los Angeles.

about a month and a half ago
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Second Federal 'Kill-switch' Bill Introduced Targeting Smartphone Theft

CODiNE Re:"... as a means to reduce theft." (158 comments)

I don't see the kill switch reducing the number of stolen phones being sold...
I see it increasing the number of stolen phones being sold "as is".

about a month and a half ago
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Second Federal 'Kill-switch' Bill Introduced Targeting Smartphone Theft

CODiNE Re:"... as a means to reduce theft." (158 comments)

However, be warned that, when you say "the hoi polloi" you are actually saying "the the herd." Indicating that you too are "hoi polloi".

- Robin Williams. Dead Poets Society

about a month and a half ago

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