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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Drethon Re:"Social justice warriors" are the ultimate trol (500 comments)

I forget the exact quote but it is something like show me a man of absolute conviction or show me a man of absolute faith and I'll show you the most dangerous man in the world.

yesterday
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Judge Says EA Battlefield 4 Execs Engaged In "Puffery," Not Fraud

Drethon Re:Puffery (91 comments)

But... but... I spent money and didn't get what I wanted!

2 days ago
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How Curved Spacetime Can Be Created In a Quantum Optics Lab

Drethon Physical vs Non Physical (89 comments)

Not sure the best terms for this but... I've noticed a lot of non physical theories (space time, dark matter(though this is only non physical in the sense we haven't seen it yet), dark energy) require manipulation of physical materials to produce the expected results. I still wonder if we will eventually see these theories get an actual physical source. Just my bent $0.02.

about a week ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

Drethon Re:Republicans Control Michigan (294 comments)

It actually seems kind of odd that Michigan is Republican controlled since we've voted for the Democratic presidential candidate every election in recent history.

about a week ago
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Netflix To Charge More For 4K Video

Drethon Keep it (158 comments)

If I want high resolution I'll go to the movie theater. At home I usually have Netflix movies on in the background and listen more than watch.

about two weeks ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

Drethon Re:Victim Blaming vs Common Sense (622 comments)

Releases of this information from large scale hacks are rare. Does anyone know how often this hacks occur but the hacker does not release the information?

I've taken classes on network security and there are so many layers to the security and if any layer breaks the whole system tends to break down.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

Drethon Re:WTF? (261 comments)

Same here. I use my gmail far less than my yahoo account (my Yahoo goes to all sorts of disreputable forums) but I think I see maybe a spam e-mail every week or month on gmail that misses the filter. On Yahoo it is more like a couple a day when I haven't given out my e-mail lately, as bad as ten a day when I do give out my e-mail.

about two weeks ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

Drethon Re:Victim Blaming vs Common Sense (622 comments)

I still don't expect to get blamed should I forget one day and my car gets stolen.

No, but don't be surprised if people think you're none-too-bright for leaving your car unlocked.

Yes I would probably be banging my head on something hard until I could forget I did that.

about two weeks ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

Drethon Victim Blaming vs Common Sense (622 comments)

I live in a fairly good town but still don't leave my doors unlocked, EVER. I still don't expect to get blamed should I forget one day and my car gets stolen.

Just like someone who has their digital media stolen from the cloud is not to blame and the law should back them up. However there are certain things you just do not do even if the law supports the activity. For example parking a Ferrari in a bad part of town with the doors unlocked and the keys in the ignition. The law needs to track down that car if it is stolen but the person doing this is still an idiot.

about two weeks ago
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Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

Drethon Re:Or, just don't get married. (447 comments)

My wife and I were together for 7 years and lived together for 6 months before we got married. We had to deal with a lot of things happening before we could even move in together. We got married because we wanted to and being married did not really change anything from the way it was before we got married.

8.5 years later things really haven't changed since before we got married. We still argue at times, sometimes fairly heated. We don't always make up after the arguments but we understand we are two different people who often see things differently but are committed to each other.

I think having a wife that is just like me would be more relaxing but probably a lot less interesting.

about two weeks ago
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

Drethon Living on a budget (652 comments)

Living on a budget killed my recreation outside of the home (well beyond the city anyway...).

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Apologizes To Drag Queens Over "Real Name" Rule

Drethon Re:Way to be offensive in the apology (280 comments)

If you are looking for a proper apology from facebook I'm thinking you may be looking in the wrong place.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Apologizes To Drag Queens Over "Real Name" Rule

Drethon Easy Solution (280 comments)

I haven't logged onto facebook in like three, four years now?

about three weeks ago
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Boeing Told To Replace Cockpit Screens Affected By Wi-Fi

Drethon Re:Change is in the air (142 comments)

I work in the avionics industry, certification efforts like this quite often result in a queue even if the GP did mean cue.

about three weeks ago
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Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

Drethon Re:Note: Theologians (534 comments)

Somehow I can see the lawsuit involving the destruction of Westbror's business model and demands to be compensated for lost income.

about three weeks ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Drethon Re:Of course they do (981 comments)

Just because the bell curve shifts the right direction doesn't eliminate either extreme.

about a month ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Drethon Re:they will defeat themselves (981 comments)

Even better, let them take over a couple of states for a while. Once they destroy the population the threat will be neutralized.

about a month 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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