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Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

Eddi3 Surely (313 comments)

If Brendan Eich could be forced out for a $1,000 donation, surely Ms. Rice can be for influencing privacy policy herself, something which is highly relevant to this business. In addition, she has defended her position since leaving office. I think the real question here is where does this end?

about two weeks ago
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TSA Missed Boston Bomber Because His Name Was Misspelled In a Database

Eddi3 Re:Who says computers will take over.... (275 comments)

I'm not at all disputing the idea of what you're saying. In fact, I agree that incompetence let this guy through.

However, your example of googling this guy's name is a particularly bad one. Google's autocorrection algorithms are based on the popularity of terms and their similarities. Since the bombing, surely this name would have been googled millions of times.

Do you really suppose that Google would have made such an accurate correction before the Boston attacks that madetheir family name infamous?

about a month ago
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It's Not Memory Loss - Older Minds May Just Be Fuller of Information

Eddi3 Re:Twenty questions (206 comments)

Perhaps the game is interesting because our brains hold 2 million concepts..

[citation needed]

about 3 months ago
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Who Makes the Best Hard Disk Drives?

Eddi3 Re:I was shopping for one recently (444 comments)

This right here, so fucking hard. Newegg's packaging is universally shit, and is probably a reason they are usually cheaper than everybody. That said, I have had too many items to count shipped to me from them over the years, among that 10 or so hard drives, and dare I say not a single item from them has ever failed despite the horrendous shipping. The hard drives were almost entirely Seagate. The thing with them is that there are models that have extremely high failure rates, and they are usually the ones that are discounted. When buying a drive, regardless of brand, you've gotta do some research on individual models/firmwares and failure rates for them. Off hand, I remember Seagate's 7200.10 line had a huge failure rate, up near 20-30% however their 7200.11 line which came after was solid. I still have several drives from that line going strong. I strongly believe that most, if not the vast majority, of the drive failures have to do with very poor shipping methods. I've sold 20-30+ used hard drives on eBay, and I've never once had a customer complain that it didn't work once it got there.

about 3 months ago
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New Class of "Hypervelocity Stars" Discovered Escaping the Galaxy

Eddi3 Re:The Puppeteers Are Leaving! (150 comments)

You have clearly not read the books.

about 3 months ago
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U.S. Government: Sorry, We're Closed

Eddi3 Re:Fucking idiots (1532 comments)

Of all their wars, this is the only one they are winning right now.

about 7 months ago
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How Deadbeat Facebook Friends and Using ALL-CAPS Can Lower Your Credit Score

Eddi3 Re: And letter case indicates what? (362 comments)

I agree. All uppercase should be fine, but I would agree with TFS that all lowercase is a bad sign.

about 8 months ago
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Is "Left" Vs. "Right" Hard-coded Into Your Brain?

Eddi3 Re: So what the article is saying... (758 comments)

While average income is indeed high in San Francisco relative to the rest of the US (40-50% higher), the cost of living is also double (100% higher) the average cost of living in the US. Sounds like a net negative to me.

about a year ago
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Should Techies Trump All Others In Immigration Reform?

Eddi3 Re:How about... (231 comments)

He didn't have to run a campaign at all. Illinois' 4th district has been so grotesquely gerrymandered that it's been nicknamed 'earmuffs.' It's designed to include two majority Hispanic areas.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/IL04_109.gif

This man hasn't ever received less than 75% of the vote, and has had this seat for 20 years. He hasn't had to run so much as a primary since around 1994.

about a year ago
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Australian Economists Predictions No Better Than Flipping a Coin

Eddi3 Re:Predicting groups versus individuals (290 comments)

To be fair, Nate Silver got all 50 states right on the presidential level. In the senate he only got two wrong; Montana and North Dakota who he called for the Republicans, but went Democrat, one of which was within 1%, and the other of which was because of an unexpectedly strong libertarian showing. And this is coming from a constitutionalist libertarian who thinks Obama is leading us off a cliff. Gotta give credit where credit is due.

about a year ago
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Ray Kurzweil Joins Google As Director of Engineering

Eddi3 SkyNet (148 comments)

SkyNet will come to dominate all first posts soon.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Should Tech Conferences Embrace Diversity?

Eddi3 Re:Affirmative action is not the answer. (343 comments)

Physically the vagina has no more parts to pay attention to than a game controller. The proper key sequence to unlock the hidden features is the hard part.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Is the Best Way To Become a Rural ISP?

Eddi3 Re:Find someone to help (239 comments)

+1 Psychic

about a year and a half ago
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Mongolia Wants To Use Artificial Glaciers To Cool Capital

Eddi3 Re:With an average high of about 70 degrees... (97 comments)

Bullshit. I live in Seattle, where the average during the summer is around 70F, but when it gets to 70+ I'll be sweating even if I'm naked in my house sitting still. I typically wear a t-shirt and shorts for most of the year, unless it dips below 40F. I like to cool my room down to 60F during the summer, and during the winter I never turn the heat on. I moved here from Florida, and after living here for 3-4 years I became very accustomed to the colder weather.

more than 2 years ago
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iPhone Jailbreak Modified Into CC Sniffing Malware

Eddi3 Yay! (120 comments)

Viruses for the iphone!

more than 3 years ago
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Zuckerberg's Side of 'The Social Network'

Eddi3 Really? (217 comments)

I guess now I have to see the movie just to see them get something about computers right for once.

more than 3 years ago
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Aussie, Finnish Researchers Create a Single-Atom Transistor

Eddi3 Re:Overclocking (96 comments)

That's impossible!!!

more than 4 years ago

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Shuttle goes Linux

Eddi3 Eddi3 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

"Launch in Germany, further European regions planned.

Shuttle Inc., SFF PC market leader and manufacturer of multi form factor solutions, now offers fully configured systems, based on Intel technology, featuring Novell SUSE Linux operating systems."

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Lack of Modpoints?

Eddi3 Eddi3 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Are there less mod points floating around today? I haven't seen many +5's at all lately. Is it just me?

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