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Cuba Says the Internet Now a Priority

GbrDead Re:Modern Cellular is the way to go (104 comments)

> the telco's run by the government, so they shouldn't have a problem getting permits...

No problems with corruption, too?

5 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: IT Career Path After 35?

GbrDead Re:42 years old here.. (376 comments)

Testing in the modern sense did not exist at all 17 years ago. So it's not only you but the industry as a whole improved in this regard.

Just sayin'. I am 38.

about three weeks ago
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Does Being First Still Matter In America?

GbrDead Re:It's not possible now (247 comments)

- We don't have a huge boogeyman like the USSR ready to wipe us out the second we let up the pressure...

Don't worry, Putin is working hard on fixing this.

about a month ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

GbrDead Re:Whoa whoa whoa (642 comments)

This train has left the station a long time ago. Well, at least in Sweden.

about a month ago
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Internet Explorer Implements HTTP/2 Support

GbrDead Web services vs. CORBA (122 comments)

Slowly, web services are becoming a bad reimplementation* of CORBA. Once again, why did we jump on their band wagon?

* Hm, maybe the correct word is "restandardization"?

about 3 months ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

GbrDead Re:Lost opportunity? I doubt it (554 comments)

More like since NT 4.0 (at least).

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

GbrDead Re:No 9? (644 comments)

And .NET in Russian means .NO but that didn't stop them.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

GbrDead Re:Apple now a trend follower? (730 comments)

All the iPhone users I know ... now ... have no choice. .

What?!

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

GbrDead Re:cmp %rdi,%rax (729 comments)

Or you can use the following argumentation:

We say "assign the value of b to a" but write "a = b".

about 4 months ago
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Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague

GbrDead Re:But is it reaslistic? (369 comments)

Civilian casualties were large...

So it works! Praise Allah!

about 4 months ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

GbrDead Re:Open Source Integrated email/calendar/phones/et (579 comments)

My employer recently did the same as yours. I am wondering - do you have chat history in Lync?
An instant messenger without chat history is way further away from perfect than just far. It always has been, not just in 2014.

about 4 months ago
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Samsung Buys Kickstarter-Funded Internet of Things Startup For $200MM

GbrDead Enquiring minds want to know (107 comments)

How much is 200 mm in dollars?

about 4 months ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

GbrDead Re:Free market economy (529 comments)

Don't tase me, quo!

about 5 months ago
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Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature

GbrDead Countdown timers are only for pedestrians? (579 comments)

Here in Bulgaria we have many (in fact, most) traffic lights with countdown timers for cars. Most don't even have timers for pedestrians. And these timers started to appear about ten years ago.
I haven't heard of increased car crashes at intersections. My own observations also don't point in this direction. People are (or at least I am) using these timers as a more precise yellow light. And drivers in Bulgaria don't have to twist their necks in order to see them. Maybe this is the problem?

Disclaimer: Bulgaria has a very high fatality rate on intercity roads. These are not related to traffic lights, though.

about 6 months ago
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NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

GbrDead Re:Let them drink! (532 comments)

> The ones who are doing something that clearly puts a larger burden on the system pay for it.

On the contrary, they lessen the burden on medical care systems. The smokers need medical care for a significantly less time on average, even if it is more intense for a while. Not that I am advocating smoking for anyone.

about 6 months ago
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US Should Use Trampolines To Get Astronauts To the ISS Suggests Russian Official

GbrDead Re:Russia is invading eastern Ukraine (272 comments)

> My best guess is you are a Russian who can't wait to visit the new acquisitions.

Any time now. He is just waiting for the permit.

about 8 months ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

GbrDead It's a proof, all right... (612 comments)

A proof that a hypothesis might be right!

Also, see the eighteenth voyage from "The Star Diaries" by Stanislaw Lem. It might have been used in the proving process. :-)

about 8 months ago
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How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

GbrDead Everyone is born atheist (1037 comments)

I was born atheist and just stayed that way. Thanks mostly to my grandparents who didn't try to indoctrinate their children in any religion (although one of my grand-grandparents had been an actual priest).
Well, I guess I have to thank a bit the religion-condemning totalitarian regime me and my parents grew up under.

TL;DR: No, the Internet did not influence me at all in this regard.

about 9 months ago

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