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How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

GlennC I spend $0 on apps (230 comments)

If it's not free, it's not for me!

about a week ago

Should Microsoft Give Kids Programmable Versions of Office?

GlennC Re:Microsoft does not want kids coding... (226 comments)

I don't think stuffing GWBASIC back into windows is going to take us from where we are to where we need to be.

But what's the harm in putting a simple programming environment in?

about a week ago

Interviews: Ask J. Michael Straczynski What You Will

GlennC Re:The Questions (276 comments)

And who's been sleeping in my bed?

about a month ago

IBM Looking To Sell Its Semiconductor Business

GlennC Re:America in decline ... (195 comments)

to beat China at their own game by returning to the days when many employees worked sixteen-hour days just to cover the rent, occasionally losing a hand in the machines was an acceptable risk and major cities were often covered by lethal levels of smog.

In other words, the Republican Party's economic plan.

...and by the way, I don't like the new Slashdot Beta layout either.

about 2 months ago

Marc Andreessen On Why Bitcoin Matters (And A Critique)

GlennC Re:The Problem (332 comments)

I lost a $100 bill at the casino. Can you void that and issue me a new one please?

YOU lost the $100 bill....but SOMEONE ELSE found it and used it.

If you lose a Bitcoin, it's gone forever, and NOBODY can use it.

Whether or not this is a problem is left as an exercise for the reader.

about 3 months ago

Ford Exec: 'We Know Everyone Who Breaks the Law' Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car

GlennC Re:Point taken. (599 comments)

But it does not ever dial my phone outside of that, and never sends my location anywhere else.

At least, it doesn't tell you when it does...

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Books Everyone Should Read?

GlennC Re:Reasons for:SciFi list (796 comments)

I wholeheartedly agree...Card's novels are drek, but his short stories are very readable.

about 3 months ago

Polar Vortex Sends Life-Threatening Freeze To US

GlennC Re:But how will we know? (684 comments)

I bet it feels colder with that WOOSH, however.

about 3 months ago

Illinois Law Grounds PETA Drones Meant To Harass Hunters

GlennC Re:What a complete joke of a quad copter. (370 comments)

What PETA is actually doing with this drone is maximizing their profit, while gaining as much exposure as possible.

In other words, Standard Operating Procedure.

about 3 months ago

Cable Lobbyist Tom Wheeler Confirmed As New FCC Chief

GlennC Re:This can't possibly be an accurate report. (242 comments)

He did remove the revolving door....

and replaced it with an automatic sliding one.

Revolving doors are so 20th Century!

about 6 months ago

Cost of Healthcare.gov: $634 Million — So Far

GlennC An Overarching Problem (497 comments)

The real problem is that NOBODY, in ANY branch of the U.S. government, gives a shit about anything other than enriching themselves.

I cordially invite ANY evidence to the contrary.

about 6 months ago

Sinkhole Sucks Brains From Wasteful Bitcoin Mining Botnet

GlennC Re:This is why I am unimpressed with BitCoin (203 comments)

The introduction of ASIC mining have made botnet obsolete.

Only if I use MY processor, electricity, etc. to mine coins.

If I use SOMEONE ELSE'S, I get "free" bitcoins...not to mention use of the botnet for spam, DOSing and any number of other money-making activities.

about 6 months ago

US IT Worker Files Hiring Lawsuit Against Infosys, Class Action Proposed

GlennC Re:Slow train coming (684 comments)

Thanks for the laugh.

I especially thought the line "the US is not India, and isn't going to allow for flagrant, over the top wholesale discrimination" was pure comedy genius!

You've earned your name, WOOFYGOOFY!

about 8 months ago

DOJ: We Don't Need a Warrant To Track You

GlennC Re:Individual members of Congress may grandstand.. (259 comments)

A President instituted the NSA on his own. A President could abolish the NSA on his own.

A President could also ride a horse to victory in the Kentucky Derby....that doesn't mean a President is LIKELY to do so, though.

about 9 months ago

Snowden Is Lying, Say House Intelligence Committee Leaders

GlennC Re:Of course. (749 comments)

You assume that PARTY A and PARTY B are, in fact, two separate entities.

about 10 months ago

Working Handgun Printed On a Sub-$2,000 3D Printer

GlennC Re:This is the entire fucking point (521 comments)

At that point, it becomes more of a parenting issue than a gun control issue.

I don't have guns in my house, but I still taught my kids basic gun safety using water pistols. They know not to point at anything they don't intend to shoot, and to always treat a gun as if it were loaded and ready for firing.

In the words of Dr. Seuss..."it's fun to have fun, but you have to know how."

about a year ago

Bloomberg To HS Grads: Be a Plumber

GlennC Re:Not actually a bad idea. (368 comments)

This right here is what needs to stop: just because you're a plumber, or a carpenter, or an electrician, doesn't mean you're dumb. Likewise, going to college doesn't mean you're smart

I'm not sure where anyone got the idea that I said tradespeople were dumb. I did not mean that at all. My father, who is one of the smartest people I know, is a retired machinist and a high school dropout.

We need to get back to the idea that learning blue collar work is just as socially acceptable as white collar.

I agree wholeheartedly, and THIS is what I thought I had said.

about a year ago

Bloomberg To HS Grads: Be a Plumber

GlennC Not actually a bad idea. (368 comments)

As much as we need competent programmers, DBAs, network administrators, etc., we also need plumbers, carpenters and electricians. Not everyone has the talent or desire for college, and I think we as a society ought to recognize that. Of course, that means less income for colleges and bankers providing student loans, so I'm not surprised that this is being billed as a radical idea.

about a year ago


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