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Company Accidentally Fires Entire Staff Via Email

CProgrammer98 Re:Wrong (333 comments)

except it wasn't a firing email, it was the normal "As you're leaving us today, remember to hand in your company property, don't tell others about our secret stuff and good luck with the future" kind of admin email for someone who was leaving of their own choice - it just got sent to the entire company making it look like a firing when it was just a normal "dude, you're leaving, here's a final checklist" email

more than 2 years ago

UK Surgeons Are the First To Operate In 3D

CProgrammer98 Re:Innovation in a country with socialized medicin (64 comments)

because socialised medicine actually works?. We;ve been doing it for decades in the UK. OK it's not perfect, sometimes you have to wait a while for non-urgent procedures but we're always guaranteed no matter what our social/economic standing, and the drug companies are not in cahoots with the insurance guys and hospitals to inflate the price of everything, so we don't have to pay $100 for a $0.10 pill.

more than 2 years ago

After Complaints, AT&T Solidifies, Increases Data Limit

CProgrammer98 Re:Blazing fast LTE speeds (211 comments)

50000 / 100 = 50.

I guess you failed math? You're an order of magnitude off.

more than 2 years ago

Children Used To Steal Parents' Data

CProgrammer98 Re:Pre-School? (126 comments)

Because it's the 21st century? We're no longer in the dark ages dude. My kids weer using computers at 3 and 4 20 years ago. It's nothing new. Computer literacy is just as important as reading, writing and math and the sooner the kids start, the better.

more than 2 years ago

GNOME 3: Beauty To the Bone?

CProgrammer98 Re:To the Bone! (647 comments)

the < and > mathematical operators would disagree with you.

In what math or programming text book do you read "x < 6" as "x fewer than 6" rather than "x less than 6" ?

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Releases Windows 8 Developer Preview

CProgrammer98 Re:Walled garden (266 comments)



more than 3 years ago

Has Cleverbot Passed the Turing Test?

CProgrammer98 Re:This says it all... (427 comments)

"not too impressed"

On the other hand....

me: Do you know Java?
bot: I Know JavaScript
me: But that isn't java.
bot: What did you ask.
me: asked if you knew Java
bot: I know many jokes.
me: Java is not a joke.
bot: Yes, it is.

more than 3 years ago

How Do You Explain Software Development To 2nd Graders?

CProgrammer98 Re:Build a game in front of them (430 comments)

But won't the Birds get Angry about being shot out of a catapult towards pigs?

more than 3 years ago

UK To Get Whitespace Radio

CProgrammer98 Re:I wonder what Jodrell Bank make of this (71 comments)

no, they're reusing the old analog tv broadcast frequencies which are in the process of being decommissioned for TV broadcasting. No new frequencies are involved.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Patents Cutting 3.5mm Jack in Half

CProgrammer98 Re:More Apple-specific connectors? (369 comments)

No YOU didn't read the article. Again I Quote FTA:

" CURRENT JACKS WILL FIT THE NEW PORT DESIGN but since the port is cut in half and exposed to one side of the device shell, a traditional connector would simply drop out: Apple proposes a magnetic interface that would keep a thin audio connector in place"

more than 3 years ago

Apple Patents Cutting 3.5mm Jack in Half

CProgrammer98 Re:I'm confused (369 comments)

RTFA much?

You;re the one that's wrong.
" Current jacks will fit the new port design, but since the port is cut in half and exposed to one side of the device shell, a traditional connector would simply drop out: Apple proposes a magnetic interface that would keep a thin audio connector in place"

more than 3 years ago

Anti-Piracy Lawyers Accuse Blind Man of Downloading Films

CProgrammer98 Re:Check his palms for what? (302 comments)

what has referring pubic hair, the correct term for it, got to do with any indication of age?

more than 3 years ago

World of Warcraft Finally Loses Subscribers

CProgrammer98 Re:Paid customer services are a pain (413 comments)

you dont need to buy anothe rcopy of the game to transfer characters. You can have many characters across several servers on the same account, and do a paid transfer across faction or to another server without buying a whole new license

more than 3 years ago

The Post-Idea World

CProgrammer98 narrow minded nonsense (368 comments)

Max Planck was told in 1874 when looking for a university course "it is hardly worth entering physics anymore because there is nothing important left to discover”

This was long before the days of the atomic model, quantum mechanics, radiation, wave-particle duality etc. All that good stuff that brought us all our shiny electronics and the internet,.

The same is still true - the more we know the more we realise that there's a lot more we still don;t know. Just in the last week I've read about gravity dipoles in qyuantum vacuum fluctuations, and discovery of very dark planets to name but two (ok the latter is a discovery rather than an idea, but we'll now need to work on explaining it, which may lead to new tech., or it may not). It just takes a very very long time for these esoteric ideas to turn into actual useful every day stuff.

more than 3 years ago

Driver Using Two Cell Phones Gets Year-Long Driving Ban

CProgrammer98 Re:And the sad part is... (478 comments)

And if one of those "few innocent bystanders who die" was your kid or your partner, would you still say there doesn't need to be a law?

ahh... I thought so...

more than 3 years ago

Intel To Offer CPU Upgrades Via Software

CProgrammer98 Re:Wow (499 comments)

What utter rubbish. Just think for 2 minutes.

Firstly... "Once one buys it, they have precisely no rights to dictate how the product is used"
So if you buy a hunting rifle, it's perfectly ok for you to go and kill citizens on the streets? Or buy a car and drink a bottle of whiskey and go out for a drive? The "I own it I can do what I want with it" attitude is bullshit.

Secondly ". Now, you're paying for a chip that could have been sold at the higher clock speed" But you paid the price for the lower speed, not the higher speed.

The difference is that Intel are making ONE version instead of several, you pay for the performance you want. It's irrelevant if the chip CAN go faster, if you wanted/could afford the faster chip you would buy it. Manufacturing one version that can run at several speeds and is sold at different price points is no different to ylu that consumer than manufacturing several versions that can only run at one specific speed. You are stll getting exactly the performance you paid for - perhaps at an even cheaper price as the manufacturer gets the benefit of reduced prooduction costs.

Later if you decide the chip is too slow you can just pay an upgrade fee and have the better chip, ehich would be cheaper than replacing the chip.

You actually win ion this deal as upgrade cosst are cheaper. The manufacturer also wins due to cheaper p[roduction costs.

more than 3 years ago

UK To Shut Down Social Networks?

CProgrammer98 Re:China? (403 comments)

"Who is the youngest MP?

The youngest MP is Pamela Nash, Labour MP for Airdrie and Shotts, aged 26.
What is the average age of an MP?
- http://www.parliament.uk/about/faqs/house-of-commons-faqs/members-faq-page2/
Following the general election of 2010, the average age of an MP was 50."

Hardly "old" 70 on is "old" 50 is middle aged and 26 is barely out of nappies.

more than 3 years ago

PC Designer Says PC "Going the Way of the Vacuum Tube"

CProgrammer98 Re:supposedly obsolete tech (685 comments)

"And PC's are in the same sort of categories - few people have a desktop PC nowadays"


As I sit here at work I see hundreds of desktop pcs. At home I have a gaming pc as do my three kids. my wife does have a netbook but she only reads blogs and watches the news. I do also have an iPad and an iPhone bit it's still gonna be a long long time before I give up my desktop pc. Most of my friends are the same.

"vacuum tubes...I've never used one, don't own one " Yes you have, and yes you do.., "I have only CRT " google for what a CRT is.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Demonstrates Practical Homomorphic Computing

CProgrammer98 How does this voodoo work? (141 comments)

So let's get this straight... You take a bunch of encrypted numbers, never ever decrypt them but somehow still add them together to get the right encrypted answer.


No details in TFA but HOW does this voodoo work?

more than 3 years ago



Cities may get smart with their own OS

CProgrammer98 CProgrammer98 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

CProgrammer98 (240351) writes "BBC news reports that cities may soon get their own OS. The Urban OS works just like a PC operating system but keeps buildings, traffic and services running smoothly.

The software takes in data from sensors dotted around the city to keep an eye on what is happening.

In the event of a fire the Urban OS might manage traffic lights so fire trucks can reach the blaze swiftly."

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