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Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

Connie_Lingus Re:ASM (637 comments)

lol...and even the machine is abstracted away with VMs and such.

turtles all the way down.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

Connie_Lingus memory management circa 2014 (637 comments)

go out and buy another gig or two of ram for a few bucks.

seriously...its hard enough to find professionals to build software without getting bogged down with mallocs and leaks for god's sake.

when java first hit in the 90's, prettty much the #1 feature was its automated garbage collection...why now are we debating this now?

oh...i know why...its same group of old folks who live in the past and think anything not invented or produced 20 years ago is shit.

about a month ago
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MIT Considers Whether Courses Are Outdated

Connie_Lingus Re:Idiots (205 comments)

For about 80% of the courses, being there physically was worthwhile.

sounds suspiciously like life in general.

"80% of life is just showing up" - woody allen

about a month ago
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Satya Nadella At Six Months: Grading Microsoft's New CEO

Connie_Lingus Re:Devices (151 comments)

I hope he doesn't do away with their best product, the Microsoft mouse.

wrong.

microsoft bob...FTFY

about a month ago
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Satya Nadella At Six Months: Grading Microsoft's New CEO

Connie_Lingus Re:"mobile first" strategy (151 comments)

uhhh...hate to say it but almost always employees who are "scared of losing their job" work harder and become, at least short-term measurably more productive.

nothing motivates like fear.

about a month ago
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

Connie_Lingus buy used (291 comments)

these type of comments are beginning to mystify me.

used, powerful android phones on swappa.com, ebay, or even you local pawn shop are plentiful.

in fact, i just bought a google nexus (verizon) for $80 at a local pawn shop...the same store was selling a almost new galaxy note 3 for $200...which i plan today to go buy and resell on swappa for a tidy profit.

life is too damn short to fuck around with a worthless handset.

about a month and a half ago
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The debate over climate change is..

Connie_Lingus Re:n/t (278 comments)

really?

"Scientists overseeing temperature data collected by NASA satellite instruments compared real-world temperatures since 1979 to 73 climate prediction models produced by international government agencies, universities, and other climate groups, including 19 models produced by U.S. agencies, universities, and climate groups. All 73 models predicted substantially more warming than actually occurred, with the mean of the 73 models predicting three times as much warming as actually occurred."

this is a very significant finding. if by back-testing the models are mostly skewing towards over-warming predictions, how can anyone have any confidence these same models will be accurate moving forward?

about a month and a half ago
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Breaches Exposed 22.8 Million Personal Records of New Yorkers

Connie_Lingus post-privacy world (41 comments)

isn't time we just ditch the fiction that privacy as we knew it in the 20th century is gone forever and accept that everything we do and say on any digital medium will be collected?

sheesh...yes I get it already...databases compromised, hacked, sold...NSA spying, collecting...

good lord how many times do we need to be wack-a-moled before we just stop caring?

about a month and a half ago
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How Secret Partners Expand NSA's Surveillance Dragnet

Connie_Lingus news flash... (63 comments)

the powerful of the world use their confiscated wealth (via taxes) to harness technology to spy on everyone else. really how surprising.

move along, there is nothing to see here...

about 2 months ago
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Time Warner Sells Telecom Business to Level 3

Connie_Lingus well of course (38 comments)

This might be good for consumers, but recently Time Warner (and Comcast) won awards for consumer hatred."

and thus...the sell-off-slash-rebranding.

that's all this is, of course...when a brand as big as Time-Warner start being reviled by its customers, it's simply "time" to hit the ctrl-alt-delete and reboot things.

about 2 months ago
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Thousands of Europeans Petition For Their 'Right To Be Forgotten'

Connie_Lingus Re:this issue really hits a sore spot with me.. (224 comments)

The Europeans are playing 'cat and mouse' with a gorilla - a very smart gorilla, I might add. Regulating search engines is the most obvious way to attack this issue at a centralized point, but as you've pointed out the data will still be out there on one or many more other loci; only now it'll take more effort to identify all of the places where that data exists.

you put what i was trying to say in a much more eloquent way than I...bravo...i couldn't agree more.

about 3 months ago
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New Federal Database Will Track Americans' Credit Ratings, Other Financial Info

Connie_Lingus Re:Credit rating databases aren't new (294 comments)

hate to burst your utopian-bubble, but the last time i checked, in world history Government has caused, roughly, about a bazillion times more pain and sufferings than any corporation could ever even begin to conceive of.

i can't get my head around this "trust the government" meme..."government" is nothing but a group of busybody people (yes the same type of people who work in corporations, and at taco bells, and everywhere else btw) who crave power and use personality and politics, NOT merit or compassion, to secure their base and influence and really care much less about your personal miseries and stresses then the typical corporate executive does.

its bad business to anger and kill your customers, governments rarely care about that sort of stuff, esp. they get in the way of maintaining their power over you and your life.

at least corporations have to compete for your blessings, and can pretty easily be displaced.

about 3 months ago
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New Federal Database Will Track Americans' Credit Ratings, Other Financial Info

Connie_Lingus huh? (294 comments)

hmmm...so why would us Americans have to give to the feds the very number they assigned to us?

sheesh...no wonder the healthcare website cost is at over $1bil and climbing.

about 3 months ago
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Thousands of Europeans Petition For Their 'Right To Be Forgotten'

Connie_Lingus this issue really hits a sore spot with me.. (224 comments)

i just do not get this.

as someone who battles on a daily basis with the sins of my past ( nowadays even women i try to date run criminal background checks ), i don't see how this effort is going to really help anyone.the way they think it is.

there are all sorts of FREE sites that dish the public information that these people are trying to block Google from aggregating, and the moment these privacy invaders realize Google no longer is a valid source for getting the info their paranoia craves, they will find another site that does.

you are living under a proverbial pre-interwebz rock if you think this Google opt-out form is going to prevent the people are are interesting in screening and snooping from learning things from your background like felony convictions and such.

about 3 months ago
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Should We Eat Invasive Species?

Connie_Lingus at one time... (290 comments)

...every species was an "invasive" species to the established ones in the particular eco-system.

sure..of course eat them...uhh that's how things work on mudball Earth.

about 3 months ago
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It's Time For the Descent Games Return

Connie_Lingus Re:They have that (251 comments)

nope...not even close.

you can't curve and go up or "over the cliff" and down 90 degrees.

about 3 months ago
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Researchers Experiment With Explosives To Fight Wildfires

Connie_Lingus sounds good (80 comments)

what could possibly go wrong?

about 3 months ago
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Google Foresees Ads On Your Refrigerator, Thermostat, and Glasses

Connie_Lingus better question... (355 comments)

...would you be willing to receive a brand new $2000 frig/freezer for free IF it showed ads on it?

that's the real issue...i think alot of people would...hell I probably would.

about 3 months ago
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The Brakes That Stop a 1,000 MPH Bloodhound SSC

Connie_Lingus Re:Killowatts are power, not energy (262 comments)

watch TFV...

it clearly states that air brakes will slow the machine from 1000mph to 160mph and the brakes are simply used for fine-tuning the stop location.

about 3 months ago

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Tired Of Traffic? Jetpacks Make A Comeback.

Connie_Lingus Connie_Lingus writes  |  1 year,18 days

Connie_Lingus (317691) writes "Even though there seems to be several reasons why we don't have jetpacks ala the Jetson's yet, despite Wendell Moore's heroic efforts with the Bell Jet Flying Belt back in the 60's, it seems that a team in New Zealand has been successfully working on the problem and could have one ready by next year for sale.

With a seemingly renewed interested in these flying deathtraps, and even the obligatory Kickstarter project, is the world finally ready for these gizmos?"

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