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US War Machine Downsizing?

ClassicASP Makes sense. Its just the Army. (506 comments)

I'd me more surprised if it were the marines or the navy seals being downsized. The Army is a lot of bulk manpower that just sits around for the most part and maintains control of areas that have already been seized from the enemy via the attacking efforts of the marines. Advancements of technology means drones and stationary automated turrets can do a lot of that defending work I'd imagine. Just gotta have some protected folks around to maintain control and change the batteries every now and then. Probably way more affordable than actual people. The marines and seals on the other hand can't be so easily replaced by a machine.

about 5 months ago

N. Korea Could Face Prosecution For 'Crimes Against Humanity'

ClassicASP Re:Depends on China (325 comments)

Not as long as China protects him he won't. For various reasons I don't entirely understand China has elected to keep this family in power.

I thought it was rather obvious. Kim Jong-un and his kin are likely a family line of alcoholics more than happy to just stay drunk and remain too busy having fun partying it up to dare think clearly for a moment and "rock the boat" (just ask Dennis Rodman). Kim is Probably a pushover who is easily persuaded to keep drinking by his admirees. And as long as he's too busy keeping staying drunk, he's not dabbling in more dangerous things things like warfare and nukes. Last thing we want is a family line of stone-cold-sober and power-obsessed critical thinkers at the helm. That could lead to genocide. So I guess we can all give a big thanks to Rodman for sacrificing his time and health to do his part to protect world peace by keeping this overempowered wild-child distracted. Things could be a lot worse.

about 5 months ago

Super Bowl Ads: Worth the Price Or Waste of Time?

ClassicASP Texans aint playing = I'm not watching (347 comments)

I've long since quit drinking, I'm not buying any new technology gadgets or switching connectivity providers of any sort, and pretty much not spending money on anything because of tax season. I don't even care about the halftime show. Its a confirmed waste.

about 6 months ago

Ancient Egyptian Brewer's Tomb Found

ClassicASP Re:That Explains the Peace in Egypt (66 comments)

Well if it had very little alcohol, maybe they drank a whole lot of it, plus drank it while consuming other drugs and substances. When I look at that hieroglyph shown in the ad, I'm seeing on the bottom row 3rd from the left what appears to be a guy sporting a HUGE beer gut, plus he has a refer-smoking buddy across standing on the opposite side of the table in front of him. Plus I think those folks bottom right are playing music. Compared to today that matches up pretty accurately to typical college party life.

about 7 months ago

Ancient Egyptian Brewer's Tomb Found

ClassicASP That Explains the Peace in Egypt (66 comments)

The reigning pharaoh at the time (Pharaoh Amenhotep III) had a reign that was relatively peaceful and uneventful. The beer explains it. When alcohol consumption by the population in general in any country goes down, the probability of a looming war goes up. When everyone calms down and has a drink, war probability goes down. Right now in Egypt alcohol sale restrictions have increased and stores have even been pressured to close shop by society in general, and we all have heard of the recent chaos as of late there. Its even happened to the United States. World War One started soon after prohibition.

about 7 months ago

Wisconsin Begins Using Cheese To De-Ice Roads

ClassicASP Just for fun....Add Macaroni (139 comments)

I bet there's plenty of leftover dry-noodle-dust somewhere that could be thrown into the mix.

about 7 months ago

Ulbricht Admits Seized Bitcoins Are His and Wants Them Back

ClassicASP Re:Yeah.... (243 comments)

They're probably not his, but he'll take 'em if nobody else is claiming them. Put yourself in his shoes. There's a shitton of bitcoins worth a lot of money and nobody is claiming them but everybody is pointing the finger at you. I'd be like "(puzzled) There's a shitton of money just sitting there? And everybody thinks that its mine? Hmmnnn.......why YES! Yes it probably is mine. Give me the money now please. Thank you very much!"

about 7 months ago

NSA Says It Foiled Plot To Destroy US Economy Through Malware

ClassicASP Foil this plot (698 comments)

I hear there is a tribe of super-weathy elites running the U.S. behind the scenes who have effectively succeeded in making it rain-bullshit on the American people. Foil that one for me.

about 7 months ago

The Business of Attention Deficit Disorder

ClassicASP ADD = The Business of Curing Stupidity (246 comments)

I have ADD myself, and I take meds to treat it. I can honestly say that I make smarter decisions when on my medications. I focus better, get things done, my social life improves, and I'm just generally better at living. And when I reflect back on days when I was not on my meds, I often just shake my head at myself in embarassment for all the dumb things I did that day. So glad to have a treatment. I think before ADD was clinically diagnosed, people were just called "less intelligent". And who wants to be dumb? Certainly not me.

about 7 months ago

Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Yahoo Form Alliance Against NSA

ClassicASP i say: put your money where your mouth is. (293 comments)

We probably won't hear a word about these folks in public TV due to well orchestrated govt control, which makes it less obvious to the public. I say: all seven of these should stand together united with the same message and video on their homepages. That'll force their way into public television networks.

about 7 months ago

Why Engineers Must Consider the Ethical Implications of Their Work

ClassicASP That includes vaporware. (406 comments)

I think college students should have to take an ethics course on spotting vaporware. The scenario usually it goes like this: An employer hires you to do a job, and then eventually they want you to work on only the front-end portion of a solution to use for presentation purposes only. They say "we'll make it work later. right now just make it look like its work because we're using it for a presentation to sell this company to a new owner". Then of course later on they say "ok make it work now" and demand unreasonable completion deadlines and want emails by end of day confirming a list of functional features that have been completed and confirmed to work (nevermind relational database design and the testing phase). When the developer says they can't get all that done in that short of an amount of time, next they get a speech that goes something along the lines of: "right now we have chickenshit, and we need to turn this into chicken salad so we can sell it". And somehow the owner has convinced themselves that the developer is totally oblivious to whats going on. They're obviously going to rip off some poor soul who thinks they're buying a near-completed product, and when the buyer realizes they've been duped and take it to court, the previous owner will have a stack of emails from the developer saying "your honor, my programmer lied to me. i was unaware we were this far from completion". Its vaporware, its a scam, its unethical to participate, plus you're willingly setting yourself up as a patsy.

about 8 months ago

Explorer Plans Hunt For Genghis Khan's Long-Lost Tomb

ClassicASP " I need to have my feet on it."..... (243 comments)

(Indiana Jones voice) That's usually when the ground falls out from underneath your feet.

about 8 months ago

Tremors Mean Antarctic Volcanism May Be Heating Up

ClassicASP Maybe this + Metallica is a bad idea (132 comments)

According to the Rolling Stone, they're playing near the heliport of the continent's Carlini Argentine Base on December 8 2013. I gotta think their music is loud enough to split ice-sheets and shake the earth where it generally should remain unshaken for the sake of avoiding the trigger of a natural disaster.

about 8 months ago

Clam That Was Killed Determining Its Age Was Over 100 Years Older Than Estimated

ClassicASP death was an act of mercy (366 comments)

poor clam grew old enough to watch it friends, parents, family and entire generation die off leaving it alone yet around to become a great great great great great great.....(insert more greats) grandparent, and then as a final anticlimax it was taken from its natural habitat and killed to satiate the curiosities of a few whitecoats in the name of science. humans are inumane. shame on them! at least the clam didn't have to live to endure having the the makeup industry test its cosmetic products on it like the poor piglets.

about 8 months ago

Snowden Says He Took No Secret Files To Russia

ClassicASP Re:Trust (220 comments)

Is not! If that were true, you wouldn't have just called me "citizen". Clearly you have a strong understanding of the difference between a general member of a country, and a member of the government. And anyhow, if you're going to try to sound butch, don't post with a screen name that has the word "Coward" in it. Jerk.

about 9 months ago

Snowden Says He Took No Secret Files To Russia

ClassicASP Re:Trust (220 comments)

I dunno....I'd say he stabbed his country's _government_ in the back. I wouldn't say he stabbed his country in the back though. So far I haven't heard anything that would indicate that Snowden hates America.

about 9 months ago

Facebook Comment Prompts Arrests In Cyberbullying Suicide Case

ClassicASP Re:This (734 comments)

I agree with the frontal lobe thing. I remember being bullied in Junior High. Some of my worst years in life were spent there. I don't like going back there because it brings back bad memories. I feel bad for kids going through the same thing because I'm sure technology has made the experience much worse today than it was back in my day. The truth is that kids have their own little privately-run societies in school (on a social plane) that the adults are quite powerless to have any real control over. And by granting them access to the internet, they wield a weapon that can be used to cause great harm to one another on that plane. Perhaps the internet should be regulated like Alcohol and Tobacco, where access is permitted only once a certain age of maturity has been reached. Not that I condone smoking or claim that setting an age limit has prevented drunk driving, but think of where we would be today had we legalized those kinds of things for minors. We've let them use the internet, and this "bullying" epidemic is what it has led up to. Perhaps change is in order and this is one of those lessons that should go in the history textbooks.

about 9 months ago

How To Develop Unmaintainable Software

ClassicASP be sure to mess up SQL Server code as well.... (211 comments)

Use long looong looooooooong stored procedures (20,000+ lines long) with lots of spaghetti SQL code and very little documentation. And never use identities and primary keys; instead just get the max ID number on the fly and use source code to get the next integer-up for the next record insertion to a given table. Make sure the table and field names have almost no relevance to the data they hold. use views liberally, and query one view on top of another view on top of another view on top of another view. If possible try and work something out to where there simply isn't any relational design to the database at all, and instead just use redundancy everywhere. Or, if you really want to be nasty, you could go the opposite route and figure out some kind of a mindbending rubix-cube-like puzzle where there is only one table with only 3 fields in the entire database, and nearly all table data of any sort is stored in one field in that table, and just rely on a myriad of SQL joins to emulate the behavior of relational database design.

about 9 months ago


top - Be the 1st Found for Free

ClassicASP ClassicASP writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ClassicASP (1791116) writes "Most developers would probably like to be found at natural search hit #1 for their town and expertise.

John Smith, a Lasso developer in Jacksonville, would naturally want to be first if someone Google'd "Lasso Developer in Jacksonville, FL"

Or Jane Smith, an iPad developer in San Francisco, would naturally want to be the first found if someone were looking for an iPad developer in her home town. provides free optimized pages for as many technologies and cities as possible, and shares the link authority that everyone can contribute to.

Ergo, in the spirit of open-source, the more it is contributed to, the more all participants stand to gain.

Developers are _not_ required to spend all day entering their entire history of resume data, and are given near full control over their page content.

This service is done near free of charge. All that is required in exchange is a link back to from the developer's homepage, blog, or other such website location built for the purpose of marketing their skills.

So please, use, share, and enjoy!"

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