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Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps

Drethon Cross Platform Compatibility (301 comments)

Seems to me if this meant anything it would more mean the various platforms should be compatible with each other, at least the commercial ones. Even that seems like a massive stretch.

2 days ago
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US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

Drethon Re:Climate Change Has Existed Forever -- (661 comments)

Yep, I may have issues with how some of the measurements and projections are made and what the true impact is but I've never considered it a hoax. Though if it gets us switched over to renewable fuels I can't complain too much. Just like the inedibility of the sun taking out this planet and us having to move elsewhere, fossil fuels won’t last forever, or likely be all that useful on any colony off this planet. Then again I'm not more sane than the next guy, just my bent $0.02.

3 days ago
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Time For Microsoft To Open Source Internet Explorer?

Drethon Re:Question mark in title! (165 comments)

One of the points of government is to make it hard to pass laws to the politicians on any side can't push something no one else agrees with.

3 days ago
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The Most Popular Passwords Are Still "123456" and "password"

Drethon Re:And? (195 comments)

Yeah, my passwords to sites I'm not overly concerned about are a common single word or if I want to feel mildly more secure I toss a number in the middle of it. Just a throw away really.

4 days ago
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The Most Popular Passwords Are Still "123456" and "password"

Drethon I use password (195 comments)

On my own computers behind a firewall. I consider use of the password password about the same as having none.

4 days ago
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Justified: Visual Basic Over Python For an Intro To Programming

Drethon No language is best (629 comments)

In my opinion what is important is how to think logically and organize a computer program. Some support this organization better than others but I haven't found a language yet that can't be written properly with care and thought. While I prefer something object oriented like C# or Python or even *mutter*Java*mutter*, the concepts of proper programming are most important.

4 days ago
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Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

Drethon Re:Eat less (348 comments)

To each their own :)

4 days ago
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Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

Drethon Re:Well then we're all doomed (348 comments)

We just need to deal with a shorter lifespan until our offspring evolve to survive in an office environment.

4 days ago
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Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

Drethon Re:Eat less (348 comments)

I was skinny when I was 115 pounds. Now I'm somewhere between 8% and 15% body fat which is fine for me. I can't bench press 350 but I'm fine with 200 and can rock climb like a monkey.

4 days ago
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Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

Drethon Re:Eat less (348 comments)

I'm 150 pounds and 5'10" and used to drink a 20 ounce pop about once a day and eating fast food two or three times a week. That was balanced out by eating nothing more than what can fit in a small lunch bag for breakfast and lunch and dinner is typically a home cooked meal. Most of the time I could eat more but just ignore the hunger. That being said just getting off the 20 ounce pop means I don't have to watch what I eat nearly as much, these days I usually just drink pop when I'm too stressed out to pass it by.

Also I would say watch the alcohol consumption. I've seen coworkers put down more than one pitcher of beer and that is not low calorie.

5 days ago
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Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

Drethon Sitting or over eating? (348 comments)

From the article: "The authors extrapolated from available research that those who spend long hours in sedentary activity are 90% more likely than those who don't to develop type 2 diabetes." I am not a doctor but my understanding is a majority of type 2 diabetes is caused by being overweight. So is it the sitting that is causing the problems in general, and the type 2 diabetes specifically, or is it due to burning less calories than those in an active job so consuming the same calories leads to being over weight? Just my bent $0.02.

5 days ago
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Wireless Keylogger Masquerades as USB Phone Charger

Drethon Re:One more reason to use a wired keyboard (150 comments)

That was my thought. Why broadcast any data unencrypted ever? Maybe wireless mouse data as I can't see that being particularly useful...

about two weeks ago
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The Importance of Deleting Old Stuff

Drethon Re:Air-gap. (177 comments)

I work for a contracting company, our data retention limit is the end of time. Though knowing that all of our e-mails are kept stored for possible contract issues also means I try not to send highly embarrassing e-mails on work e-mail...

about two weeks ago
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Over 30 Uber Cars Impounded In Cape Town

Drethon Re:Why stop with rides? (160 comments)

Like the first time I had a sink clog fixed and the plumber pointed out to me how to take it apart and fix it myself (wish my parents had shown me). They charged $59 for the trip out and now I take care of it myself in 15 minutes. I've fixed a couple furnace and air conditioner issues myself that would have cost over $100 an hour. I don't make near that much 8 to 5.

about two weeks ago
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Bill Would Ban Paid Prioritization By ISPs

Drethon Re:Yay partisanship! (216 comments)

You're right, failing to uphold net neutrality and reform immigration is not what we should be upset about. Failing to punish NSA treason, close Gitmo and protect the environment (all issues that did exist during the Democrat supermajority) is what we should be upset about!

If you think the Politicians would be able to do that...well, I got a bridge to sell you.

Corrected that for you.

about two weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

Drethon Re:islam (1350 comments)

The crusades are relevant in comparisons of the people performing violent acts. My best guess as I am not a psychologist is a similar level of intelligence, or lack thereof.

about two weeks ago
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In Daring Plan, Tomorrow SpaceX To Land a Rocket On Floating Platform

Drethon Re:Re usability (151 comments)

That little bit tougher adds weight and cost to the rocket. May pay off in the long run but not on the first launch.

about three weeks ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

Drethon Re:Dupe (840 comments)

I have a newer Chevy Impala with much the same design. I'm hoping I never have to replace the battery. My Taurus on the other hand came out so easy I'm worried the new battery wont stay put. So far so good.

about three weeks ago
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Fraud, Not Hackers, Took Most of Mt. Gox's Missing Bitcoins

Drethon Re:Bitcoin != Coins (108 comments)

22 GB of data that could be replicated?

about three weeks ago

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C/C++ Most Popular Again?

Drethon Drethon writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Drethon (1445051) writes "On this day in 2008 a submission was posted that C/C++ was loosing ground so I decided to check out its current state. It seems that C has returned to the top while Java has dropped by the same amount, VB and PHP have dropped drastically, C++ is holding fast but now in third place and Objective-C and C# have climbed quite a bit.

2008 data thanks to SatanicPuppy:

1. Java.....20.5%
2. C........14.7%
3. VB.......11.6%
4. PHP......10.3%
5. C++.......9.9%
6. Perl......5.9%
7. Python....4.5%
8. C#........3.8%
9. Ruby......2.9%
10. Delphi...2.7%

The other 10 in the top 20 are:
JavaScript, D, PL/SQL, SAS, Pascal, Lisp/Scheme, FoxPro/xBase, COBOL, Ada, and ColdFusion"
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What is holding back the paperless office?

Drethon Drethon writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Drethon (1445051) writes "CNN has an article (are we up to the millionth article on this topic?) asking if the paperless office has arrived: http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/03/18/paperless.office/index.html?hpt=Sbin.

This got me wondering, what are the main things holding back the paperless office? Just off the top of my head the main thing keeping me printing out documents is the ability to spread a dozen pages of a document under review out on my table and marking it up by hand. PDF and Word markups are not too bad but they still lack the ability to spread many pages out to look over at the same time and could be improved to make markup a bit less restrictive. I do find myself printing out less with the use of dual monitors to have source documents and work under progress up at the same time, perhaps something like Microsoft's tabletop computer used as a desk will let me have at least a paperless desk.

I know there are other reasons why offices are not becoming paperless. What are your reasons?"

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