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Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

CamelTrader Re:What doctor? (164 comments)

Why not say in the summary that its only available to UK residents (or those with a UK VPN...)

4 days ago

Plaintiff In Tech Hiring Suit Asks Judge To Reject Settlement

CamelTrader ouch... so low (215 comments)

assuming that attorneys don't eat all the settlement money, this is what, like $6,000 bucks per person in the class?

about 5 months ago

Ask Stewart Brand About Protecting Resources and Reviving Extinct Species

CamelTrader Sparing expenses? (59 comments)

My limited understanding of reviving extinct species is that it is important to spare no expense. Have you spared any expenses? I think Richard Kiley is also required; will he be the first to be revived?

about 6 months ago

"Smart" Gun Seller Gets the Wrong Kind of Online Attention

CamelTrader Re:Gun nuts (1374 comments)

I'd just like to point out that the 2nd amendment does not specify right to bear arms /for self defense/. Could that have been the intent? I guess. IANACS.

about 6 months ago

Fluke Donates Multimeters To SparkFun As Goodwill Gesture

CamelTrader Re:Win Win Win Except... (250 comments)

That is great news, I hope they are able to do that.

about 7 months ago

Fluke Donates Multimeters To SparkFun As Goodwill Gesture

CamelTrader Win Win Win Except... (250 comments)

Except for the huge loss and waste of those sparkfun meters, which last I checked were still being destroyed.

about 7 months ago

Google Won't Enable Chrome Video Acceleration Because of Linux GPU Bugs

CamelTrader Re:What's the solution? (295 comments)

In my experience it's faster WRT opening, new tabs, etc. Also FF was hogging memory pretty badly for me. Keeping FF open for a few weeks would invariably result in it using more and more memory, and eventually need to be restarted.

about 8 months ago

Programmer Debunks Source Code Shown In Movies and TV Shows

CamelTrader Re:oh duh (301 comments)

IT'S NOT???!!

about 9 months ago

Programmer Debunks Source Code Shown In Movies and TV Shows

CamelTrader Re:oh duh (301 comments)

This is cool because he isn't just calling out as bogus, but identifying the source, such as python julian calendar library, or C image library. It's pretty nerdy to know that the scene in the matrix where he's scrolling through code is the source for netstat.

about 9 months ago
top and the Gulf Between Planning and Reality

CamelTrader Re:guy at the top was in on the ruse too (494 comments)

Guess you're not the CEO of the Fortune 500 I used to work for. I see this frequently the time in corporate structure as well - the bigger the structure, the worse it is.

Underling: "That's impossible. We might get it done in N days, and C isn't actually possible without a complete rewrite."
Low-Boss: "Great. The time frame is tight but we can do it with some extra elbow grease! Let's meet about the specs."
Mid-Boss: "Timeline is great and we'll iron out the details."
Upper-Boss: "It's all on track."
BIG Boss: "Great job."

The developer has to do the work, and is the most accurate about time constraints and difficulty of the project. At each level of reporting, though, the prognosis get's a little better because nobody wants to deliver bad news. Low management says it will be tough and there are some problems. Middle management says things are looking good and they're working out the kinks. Upper management says everything is great. The Boss has no idea. The more levels there are, the more dilute the bad news becomes.

about a year ago

Nintendo Announces Raft of New Games, 3DS Details

CamelTrader mm huffing paint thinner (240 comments)

Seriously as soon as I read "Mickey can interact by using paint thinner" I thought Disney had finally broke down and sold mickey out...

more than 4 years ago

CIA Blogger Fired for Criticizing Torture Policy

CamelTrader Re:He's lucky... (576 comments)

It was a her you jackass.

more than 8 years ago



Study Shows American Policy Exclusively Reflects Desires of the Rich

CamelTrader CamelTrader writes  |  about 6 months ago

CamelTrader (311519) writes "A forthcoming paper by Princeton's Martin Gilens and Northwestern's Benjamin Page analyzes policy over the past 20+ years and conclude that policy makers respond exclusively to the needs of people in the 90th wealth percentile. A summary at the Washington Post by Larry Bartels:"
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