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U.S. Election Day In Progress: What's Been Your Experience?

Chees0rz CA - Drop off Mail in Ballot (821 comments)

Filled out ballot last night/ this morning. Drove down the street to the local fire station. Skipped the line and put my ballot in a pink bag (matched the envelope color so it Just Made Sense). Drove to work.


this was around 8:30 am... line was only about 10 people deep.

about 2 years ago
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Is Sexual Harassment Part of Hacker Culture?

Chees0rz Re:Hardcore geeks don't make me feel comfortable (1127 comments)

I've started to call my friends out on this - they don't appreciate it.

Whenever I detect a nerd battle brewing, I stand between the two contestants and wave my hand down between them crying "Nerd Battle - GO!!!"


They don't appreciate it. But they also don't appreciate how dumb, arrogant, and unfriendly they sound.

more than 2 years ago
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Minecraft Map of Northwestern Campus Printed In 3D

Chees0rz Re:Poor guy (70 comments)

Beware of this. As an RIT alumn I can tell you that this causes a very strange social dynamic. It's kind of creepy. (OK - it is continually getting better)

One time... i witnessed a group of students walking towards GCCIS (the computing college). This group was composed of about 10 guys, and 1 female (very typical at RIT). The girl was in the back of the pack.

The first two guys reach the doors and grab the handles. They pull the doors open and stand to the side. One by one, the guys stand to the side until the single female is directly in front of the door in an aisle of 'gentlemen.' With a look of horror, she walks through.

She was BEHIND them all, but they all knew she was there and being geeks had no idea how to act. Creepy shit like this happened all the time.

more than 2 years ago
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Soda Ban May Hit the Big Apple

Chees0rz Re:Problem (1141 comments)

You eat your whole grains and let me know how that works for you. But I can tell you - whole grains are NOT "healthy" They are SUGAR.

more than 2 years ago
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Stone-Throwing Chimp Back In the News With Better Plan

Chees0rz Re:Hell, even my dog plans ahead. (235 comments)

The problem is that most dog owners are NOT the alpha... :P

more than 2 years ago
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North Carolina Threatens To Shut Down Nutrition Blogger

Chees0rz Re:What are his qualifications? (515 comments)

So you have government agencies fueled by the political profit machine of grains, corn, and drugs determining the curriculum for certified nutrition experts and dieticians. These certified dieticians can preach high carb, low fat OR high fat, low carb - whichever they want (but they are TAUGHT high carb, low fat)

And you have a guy who makes a website, explicitly says - I am not certified nor a doctor but this is what worked for me and a fuckton of other people - and he gets in trouble.

I think California has similar laws about not being able to make "food plans" for people unless you're certified... so if that is what he was doing... I guess he should be punished - but it's disheartening. I have to wonder, though - Would he get in trouble if he were spreading the ADA misinformation they preach?
If not... then he needs to be let off the hook.

more than 2 years ago
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North Carolina Threatens To Shut Down Nutrition Blogger

Chees0rz And so what if he WAS Certified? (515 comments)

If anybody ventures to his page, they'd see that he is preaching the Paleo / Primal lifestyle. I have friends that follow this diet strictly. I, myself, will occasionally do a 30-day stint of strict paleo. The rest of the time I try, try, try to be fairly processed food and gluten free. There is a whole community built around this (a lot of Crossfitters...)

The number one complaint I see is from people who love the Paleo life style and have seen many people succeed with it - from just weight loss to getting a handle on symptoms of autoimmune diseases - yet have to go through years of "misinformation" when becoming a dietician or nutritionist.

So what do they do? they go through the motions of learning about how great whole grains (and high carb) are for you only to cast the information aside and preach their own Paleo beliefs. There are many blogs regarding the same topic. I haven't really scoured his website to see how his is any different... it doesn't seem to be. Maybe he's just the only one without a disregarded nutritionist cert.

I think the real question is why do we put so much faith in the government created food pyramid and ADA? In seems more like a profit machine - keeping people sick.

Maybe this is more of a rant because i'm an avid supporter of the Paleo life style... but I find it disgusting that people are tossing around the word "fraud." Nutrition in America is broken - and this is NOT the man doing the harm.

more than 2 years ago
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Is the Master's Degree the New Bachelor's?

Chees0rz 2 years for a Master's degree, or 2 years working? (330 comments)

In 2 years, I made it to the Grade Level of Entry Level Masters (from Grade level of a Bachelor's). And I have 2 years of salary, and 2 less years of loans. I think I came out ahead.

Now, if I want to switch companies... okay... I may be in trouble?

more than 3 years ago
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Details of Android 3.0, SIP, Video Chat

Chees0rz Re:Audio Pipeline API!! (188 comments)

I to hope your post has effected the masses to provide a positive affect on they're children in relaying this all to important information that will someday determine weather or not there SAT scores will be effected.

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs Lashes Out At Android

Chees0rz Re:Creator and Overseer of Android Responds (864 comments)

My principle complaint of the Android devices when I had one was that a simple OS update meant reinstalling all of my apps! Why in the world would someone allow that to be shipped?

Were you an early adopter? I did not need to do this on my HTC Incredible when moving from 2.0 to 2.2 (froyo). Of course, I did have to wait for HTC to release it.

My roommate went the other approach and installed it himself. Not sure what he ran into...

more than 3 years ago
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Many More Android Apps Leaking User Data

Chees0rz Re:What Android needs... (299 comments)

What's interesting is that if an Android app doesn't have permission an exception is raised, but you're taught to make sure to add the permission flag instead of catching the exception. (Which makes sense, because as it stands right now, if you don't set the flag you'll -never- get the permission). But if they had told you to catch the exceptions, applications would be ready for user-flippable permissions.

Exactly. Take Camera.open for instance. According to the javadocs...

Throws
RuntimeException if connection to the camera service fails (for example, if the camera is in use by another process).

What about a permission exception?!?!

No - instead they say - "If you want to use the camera, include this catch all crap!"
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CAMERA" / >
<uses-feature android:name="android.hardware.camera" / >
<uses-feature android:name="android.hardware.camera.autofocus" / >


That's been my biggest pet peeve so far in developing. It can turn into a "add permission until it works" game for lazy developers.

about 4 years ago
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Many More Android Apps Leaking User Data

Chees0rz Re:This is why OSS is so important (299 comments)

If a simple card game asks for fine-grain location information or full internet access, that should be a red flag to anyone paying attention.

Unless of course the card game advertises a global high score list. I haven't gone through all the Android permissions - but I think you'd have to grant it full internet access. This is where trust comes in to play...

about 4 years ago
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The Great Typo Hunt

Chees0rz Re:Two from around Richmond (416 comments)

Try growing up in Maine. I do NOT have a Maine accent (adding/dropping Rs to the ends of words) in my normal speech patterns but I have been confused on some words I've never read.

For instance-
Acadia national park...
My mom always said "Arcadier," so my Maine->English filter figured it was "Arcadia." Nope.

more than 4 years ago
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Fifth of Android Apps Expose Private Data

Chees0rz Re: Fifth of Android Apps Expose Private Data (286 comments)

I find myself becoming desensitized to these warnings... Especially if I am updating, rather than installing for the first time. I used to make sure the "features/warnings" matched up with my expectations of the App; now, I either don't care, or it's a case of- "I don't think it means what you think it means"

The fault is on me. But it's an easy habit to slip into.

more than 4 years ago
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Verizon Hints At Scrapping Unlimited Data Plans

Chees0rz I am okay with this... (319 comments)

If they have multiple tiers to choose from, all less than what I am currently paying for unlimited.

I pay $30 a month (before discounts) for unlimited. I've used 620MB of data with 1 day left in my billing cycle.

Put me on a 1-2GB plan for half the price, and I'll be happy as a clam. I have heard way too many times that smart phones and data plans are too expensive. This is going to open a market for a lot of people to have connected devices. This may foster competition, forcing networks to build out infrastructure. And before you know it... unlimited could be back on the table for the masses, someday. Or am I blindingly naive and optimistic?

Of course, then there is always that one month you go over, and they charge you up the ass. They need to rework this to be a little more fair IMHO. I am too lazy to do the math and see how much markup they drill you with if you go over your subscription, but something tells me it's around 500%.

more than 4 years ago
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Econophysicists Develop and Test "Bubble Index"

Chees0rz Re:Self-fulfilling prophecies (221 comments)

Does no-one see the problem here? If this becomes accurate to predict anything of actual use, the markets themselves will start using it... which renders the predictions themselves useless.

It's like seeing into the future and acting upon what you see - by doing that you alter the future itself, making the initial prediction invalid.

What was that, Ben Affleck? I couldn't understand you behind that rough and tough Bwastin accent.


WHAT'S MY FAVORITE BASEBALL TEAAAAM?!!?

more than 4 years ago
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Google Audits Street View Data Systems

Chees0rz Re:this is gonna be interesting (229 comments)

I'm really looking forward to the comments. When BP lets the oil spill continue day after day, the /. crowd goes asking why we let them handle it at all, after all they're the ones responsible for the mess.

Now Google has a mess, and is doing an internal audit. I'm curious if we will apply the same reasoning, or a different standard. And what justifications we'll see for it.

I'm willing to let Google hold the reins during this and let the Gov officials only monitor because when google sits on their thumbs, or their data, or plans for the best way to do this without affecting the bottom line, or save face, the problem isn't getting worse, or hurting wildlife, tourism, livelihoods, families, and various economies.

BP's interests only slow down the response effort and exacerbate the problem - the problem that has far reaching, immediate, effects.

more than 4 years ago
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Oil Leak Could Be Stopped With a Nuke

Chees0rz Re:What's the scariest part of this? (799 comments)

It doesn't matter HOW MUCH we "conserve" if we don't stop breeding like rabbits, the J curve is going to happen. But in the mean-time I have a lot of hardwood to sell to humanity.

Maybe if you didn't have so much hard wood we wouldn't be in this predicament, now would we?

more than 4 years ago

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RIT Loses Laptop with student info

Chees0rz Chees0rz writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Chees0rz (1194661) writes "The Rochester Institute of Technology has lost a laptop containing the personal info (Name, SS...) of 12,000+ students and applicants dating back to 1968. An interesting quote from the article...


This information security alert does NOT affect the entire RIT community, but a specific population.

http://www.rit.edu/news/?v=46283"

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