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South Korea Deploys Killer Robot In DMZ

JBrandonS Re:Right (243 comments)

> or the North Koreans would root the bots.

The north koreans have computers?

more than 4 years ago

Mozilla Reveals Firefox 4 Plans

JBrandonS Re:H.264 support? (570 comments)

4. Why are we tying the video tag to any particular format at all? The image tag isn't tied to a particular image format...

It makes perfect sense for all the web browser developers (or the main ones) to agree on the default video type for the 'video' tag. This way places like youtube only need to hold a single video, rather then 3 or 4 to cover each browser. This also means that your mom and pop will be able to pick up a book that will tell them just to use h264 rather then trying to explain to them that they will need to have 4 different versions of the same movie and a browser check. I do think they should add a 'video type="theroda"' However.

more than 4 years ago

Fate of Terry Childs Now In Jury's Hands

JBrandonS Re:Oh shut up (530 comments)

It is perfectly rational when that is exactly what his contract told him to do.

more than 4 years ago

Ubuntu on a Dime

JBrandonS Re:Hopefully $175 (531 comments)

Nuke the Starter Edition of Windows 7, reload with Ubuntu, Mint, or your choice of distro: $0, in about an hour.

I run Gentoo you insensitive clod!

more than 4 years ago

Mexico Will Shut Down 25.9 Million Cell Phones

JBrandonS Re:Torn (370 comments)

> Heck, it's not even a cure - get semi-effective at preventing drugs and people switch to different, more dangerous ones like Meth. Im sorry, but I've never heard of someone saying "Well, I couldn't get weed so I bough some meth!"

more than 4 years ago

Multi-Platform App Created Using Single Code Base

JBrandonS Abstraction (296 comments)

can be used to get the same results. And I (not the best programmer) have been getting these results with abstraction for years.

more than 4 years ago

Two Scoops of Buzz

JBrandonS Re:I want plausible deniability (178 comments)

I may be wrong, but I do believe Buzz allows this if you make your profile private. I also believe that Facebook allows this (to a extent) by disabling your profile in the search / index. In facebook you might wind up with issues if the person is a at least a friend of a friend. Other then that you should be safe.

more than 4 years ago

Now Linux Can Get Viruses, Via Wine

JBrandonS Re:Linux's distribution model helps though (343 comments)

Simply not having a .bashrc would be a bad idea. A program could create one and if you didnt notice it would be executed. Best thing do do would be to chmod it readonly, or even better chown it to root:root and have it read only. That way a smart script cant even chmod it back.

more than 5 years ago



how to Improve a scientific resume?

JBrandonS JBrandonS writes  |  more than 4 years ago

JBrandonS (1662511) writes "I am a 20 year old 2nd year college student going to school for a degree in quantum physics. While my grades are currently in good standing I feel I should be doing more to improve my resume. Currently my main hobby is programming and while I have made a few physics simulations I have very little belief in their impact with any potential job. I have also been looking into getting active into the astronomy scene around where I live but what are some other ways to improve a physic's resume?"


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