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Australia OKs Dumping Dredge Waste In Barrier Reef

GeoSanDiego Re:By reef... (277 comments)

Newsflash: The sea floor is spacious. Very very spacious.

about 8 months ago

20% of Neanderthal Genome Survives In Humans

GeoSanDiego Re:Hoo boy, scientific racism again. (202 comments)

If a test could be devised that African's can do better on than Caucasians on average it would have. It has actually been attempted with pretty much the same results. Thus such a test remains one of the mythical creatures in liberals' bag of wishful thinking arguments. To the above poster who says IQ is a crappy measure: by all means please provide another measure then. How about actual results, such as advancements in technology? I am part African but on the end of the bell curve that can recognize reality.

about 8 months ago

NASA's LLCD Tests Confirm Laser Communication Capabilities In Space

GeoSanDiego The Playzer (107 comments)

By golly if we can put a laser for communicating in space we should be able to put a laser for communicating on a cell phone!

I give you:

about 9 months ago

Google Argues Against Net Neutrality

GeoSanDiego Ya but.... (555 comments)

I have cookies turned on and therefore serve them up. Wouldn't that alone qualify as server activity?

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Preventing Snowden-Style Security Breaches?

GeoSanDiego Re:simple (381 comments)

NO SIMPLER: No one person should have so much knowledge and access to secret data.

about a year ago

White House: Use Metric If You Want, We Don't Care

GeoSanDiego Start here (1145 comments)

A good place to start would be on all of the federal highway signs.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Moving From Contract Developers To Hiring One In-House?

GeoSanDiego Sounds reasonable to me (524 comments)

I am a developer who also has some experience paying other developers for a project. I do not agree with some of the criticism you are getting. If you say up front you won't pay for bugs then the developer should not accept the work if they don't want to work under those conditions. It is easy to say "all code has bugs" but it is also true that cleaner and well thought out code will have less bugs and the more unit testing that is done on code the less bugs it will have. Why reward sloppy behavior? Nothing wrong with getting developers to own it. The project I subbed out was a fixed priced project. Bugs and omissions were plentiful, and although I wish the developers were more careful, at the end of the day it was their own time that they were expending on fixes.

about a year ago

Lawyer Loses It In Letter To Patent Office

GeoSanDiego Re:that's how a 15 years old teenager (342 comments)

Regardless wouldn't the easiest way to find the best search engine optimizer would be to just do a google search for them. If they come up on the first page as a non-paid ad you can be pretty sure they know their stuff.

about a year ago

Corn Shortage Hampers US Ethanol Production

GeoSanDiego Simple Evidence that Corn for Fuel is NOT WORTH IT (419 comments)

Simple Evidence that Corn for Fuel is NOT WORTH IT: One of the knocks on ethanol is increased distribution costs. Yet when and if used for fuel at the point of production there are no distribution issues. Yet why is it than none of the corn to ethanol plants actually run on ethanol? They all run on fossil fuels.

about a year and a half ago

Swiss Federal Lab Claims New World Record For Solar Cell Efficiency

GeoSanDiego Re:Crap (177 comments)

And of course the energy used to manufacture them is free as well.

about a year and a half ago

Scrabble Needs a New Scoring System

GeoSanDiego Re:C and V!!! (202 comments)

Also what about the distribution of letters? I say one less U and one more S !!!

about a year and a half ago

Scrabble Needs a New Scoring System

GeoSanDiego C and V!!! (202 comments)

His methodology could be enhanced. Letters C and V should be bumped up as well since the fact that they cannot be made into 2 letter words often makes them less useful and harder to play.

about a year and a half ago

Secret Security Questions Are a Joke

GeoSanDiego Limited Number of Answers (408 comments)

The two most commonly used questions for a company I used to be a developer for were "What is your favorite color?" and "What is your favorite number?". I tried telling them that they should not be using questions for which most answers would fall within a very small range. But they didn't seem to want to change them.

more than 2 years ago

Patent Troll Goes After Notebook Cooling

GeoSanDiego Re:Submarine patent? (131 comments)

The greatest harm is not really from questionable patents being awarded, but from them being upheld by the courts.

more than 3 years ago

Amazon Drops California Associates to Avoid Sales Tax

GeoSanDiego Re:Why are Libs so enamored with taxes? (623 comments)

Liberals fail to realize the degree to which government wastes money. This is especially true in California. We have 100K a year prison guards and lifeguards. In just a few years there will be 10,000 retired state employees making over 100k a year in pensions, indexed for inflation, with lifetime medical benefits. And that number will continue to grow. Why should the "rest of us" be on the hook for this?

more than 3 years ago

The Encroachment of Fact-Free Science

GeoSanDiego Re:Before we start the flame wars (962 comments)

OK smartypants. Please tell me at what point does the clumping of cells of which you speak become a person?

more than 3 years ago

Obama Calling For $53B For High Speed Rail

GeoSanDiego Opposite (1026 comments)

Colossal waste of money. On so many decisions it seems like our president is taking advice from George Castanza and always doing the opposite of what makes good sense. With only a few exceptions all of the current Amtrak routes are money losers. Every ticket purchased on Amtrak from Los Angeles to New Orleans is subsidized by the taxpayer for over $400.

more than 3 years ago

'Death By GPS' Increasing In America's Wilderness

GeoSanDiego Very Sad (599 comments)

Very very sad story. I am wondering if the woman had tried opening the radiator to obtain water for her and her son to drink.

more than 3 years ago

Jerry Brown Confiscates 48,000 Cell Phones

GeoSanDiego Let them have cake but pay for it (738 comments)

I applaud taxpayers not paying for the cell service of these individuals. But why make them give back the phones? They are worth far more to the current phone holders as individuals than they would be to the state. Let them keep the phones and use them to signup for their own plans. Good timing for Verizon though now that they are offering the iphone.

more than 3 years ago


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