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Landfill Copies of Atari's 'E.T.' End Up On eBay

HetMes Re:Store Returns (107 comments)

Where does it say that citing sources is required for credibility on internet fora?

about a month and a half ago
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Pianist Asks Washington Post To Remove Review Under "Right To Be Forgotten"

HetMes This is peanuts (257 comments)

This is such small potatoes. Russian olicharchs are paying millions to mostly American law firms to scourge the internet and write cease and dissist letters to any sites hosting negative articles about themselves and their allies.
Really, a single pianist is *not* the issue here.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

HetMes Re:Ads (330 comments)

Yes, I too believe I can make a better estimation of the value of Mojang in 3 seconds than an entire specialized Microsoft department over the course of a few months.

about 3 months ago
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AMD Releases New Tonga GPU, Lowers 8-core CPU To $229

HetMes Re:I PC game, and have zero reason to upgrade (98 comments)

Why in a year or two, and not a decade? What you suggest sounds like the technology push of TV manufacturers with their 3D, curved screens, 4k resolution TVs that nobody seems to be waiting for.
Maybe we've arrived at a situation where the technology to do anything you could reasonably want is simply here, and gaming is going back to providing a unique experience and captivating story lines.

about 4 months ago
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European Parliament Votes For Net Neutrality, Forbids Mobile Roaming Costs

HetMes Re:Touristy places will be in for a surprise.. (148 comments)

Would you go to a tourist place where your internet that you intend to use to keep in touch with home sucks? Maybe you will, but how many like you?

about 9 months ago
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App Developers, It's Time For a Reality Check

HetMes It still my dream... (161 comments)

I know the statistics, but I also know the apps out there. And I can say that even most of the 5 star apps just simply suck; they do one or two just wrong or not at all.

My motto is going to be "We did it just right", and I believe achieving that to be a seriously underappreciated and especially in IT underdeveloped skill. I like my chances.

about 9 months ago
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Python 3.4 Released

HetMes Sounds like... (196 comments)

...a fanboi talking.

about 9 months ago
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The Poor Neglected Gifted Child

HetMes Reality in the world (529 comments)

What use is a above-average brain if the person lacks the social skills to apply their intelligence? No, they are not single-handedly going to invent the cure for cancer.

On the other hand, the NFL star leads by example, unites us in support for our team and might very well have a much larger beneficial effect on society than the nerd in the back of the class room could hope to have.

Of course, this idea, that intelligence is not as important as some might want it to be, might be lost on a forum that ironically calls itself 'news for nerds, stuff that matters'.

about 9 months ago
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New Mozilla Encoder Improves JPEG Compression

HetMes Re:Seem Negligible (155 comments)

Would be interesting to calculate how much Wikipedia will save because of the delayed purchase of storage, and the slightly less bandwidth use.

about 9 months ago
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Reporting From the Web's Underbelly

HetMes Re:Does that make me sociopathic? (74 comments)

No, it just makes you a not so smart person if you think that. Government doesn't have to research accusations against high-profile people; society will do that for them, including trial and sentence.

about 10 months ago
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Adobe Flash Remote Code Execution Flaw Exploited In the Wild

HetMes Not much longer? (187 comments)

How far away are we from gaining a critical mass of website who don't necessarily need flash anymore, with the arrival of HTML 5? How long before the scale tips?

about a year ago
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Detroit Wants Its Own High-Tech Visa

HetMes Re:Colonialism??? (398 comments)

Just imagine the kind of management this would attract, if employers face the choice between being abused and deportation.

about a year ago
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Detroit Wants Its Own High-Tech Visa

HetMes Re:Give Us Opportunity, Not More Mouths to Feed (398 comments)

Please, do tell us how the region of Detroit is going to attract money, thereby lifting the longterm level of wealth, when your plan is to just poor some money into it for a couple of year. Detroit got poor because they were no longer attracting money via the car industry. Tell us how your plan deals with the source of the problems, not the symptoms of their results.

about a year ago
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AMC Theaters Allegedly Calls FBI to Interrogate a Google Glass Wearer

HetMes Re:Just have to ask... (1034 comments)

Fallace of composition, look it up. Just because they are also glasses, does not mean they are only glasses.

about a year ago
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AMC Theaters Allegedly Calls FBI to Interrogate a Google Glass Wearer

HetMes Re:Just have to ask... (1034 comments)

He *chooses* to integrate a camera with his glasses. There's a number of things I can imagine integrating with my glasses that would make wearing them problematic where simple glasses would be just fine. And how about he wore them in the swimming pool changing rooms during your sister's daughter's birthday party...?

about a year ago
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AMC Theaters Allegedly Calls FBI to Interrogate a Google Glass Wearer

HetMes Re:Just have to ask... (1034 comments)

No freedom is unlimited, fortunately. Your freedom to wear glasses in a movie theater ends when you choose to integrate a camera.

about a year ago
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AMC Theaters Allegedly Calls FBI to Interrogate a Google Glass Wearer

HetMes Just have to ask... (1034 comments)

What the fuck were you thinking going into a movie theater wearing your Google Glass in this time and age. I think you desperately hoped this would happen, probably tried a few other theaters that wouldn't bite first. And finally, you found one that did, giving you a nice story to cry about on all the digital forums. Congratulations, dude, you got your 15 minutes.

about a year ago
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Study Doubts Quantum Computer Speed

HetMes Messages Missed (105 comments)

A qbit computer already matches conventional computers in speed? I'm impressed!

about a year ago
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Blowing Up a Pointless Job Interview

HetMes Re:Interview ending question (692 comments)

You absolutely have to follow that with "Is that going to be a problem here?"

about a year ago

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Book suggestions on the topic of 'the internet'.

HetMes HetMes writes  |  more than 2 years ago

HetMes (1074585) writes "I want to understand how the internet works at various levels of detail. I'd like some good books to get me started.

I am a software engineer who knows how to code, but my knowledge regarding networks, internet and everything related to them is limited to what I retained from a few books during a CS masters' degree.

The subject, you can image, is not conducive to getting good search results. I tried searching various online book sites, Slashdot book reviews, Google, but nothing in particular came up.

Of course, all the information I need is online somewhere, but I can't always judge whether it is outdated, irrelevant, too detailed, too vague, or even correct at all. Also, am not going to be reading 2000 pages of online text; I sit behind the computer too often already."

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