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Film Critic Roger Ebert Dead at 70 Of Cancer

Jeff321 Re:Sad Day (198 comments)

Dark City! He did a commentary track for the blu-ray even.

about 2 years ago

The Last Thing You Read Was

Jeff321 Re:By definition (211 comments)

Technically, the last phrase I read before voting was "Print is Dead". So, I voted for that.

more than 2 years ago

How many robocalls do you get each month?

Jeff321 Re:What? (228 comments)

I use a free Google Voice number and have it set to email me the voicemail recordings which are auto-transcribed. Of course I enrolled that number in Do Not Call too. The rare message I get is usually a misdial.

My biggest problem is I have a Vonage line for work and I keep getting fax machines trying to call even though there's no fax machine hooked up. Faxes are not covered by Do Not Call (nor are political calls), which makes zero sense to me. I started to just keep the ringer on silent and have Vonage transcribe/email the calls for me.

more than 3 years ago

Cell Phone Data Predicts Movement Patterns

Jeff321 Re:Sleep and Work? (93 comments)

I think 93% of the time I'm at home or work.

more than 4 years ago

Magicjack Loses Legal Attack Against Boing Boing

Jeff321 Re:Alternatives? (148 comments)


more than 4 years ago

My keyboard has X-many keys; X=

Jeff321 Re:Explanations (430 comments)

121+ include gaming keyboards with macro keys. Mine has 137 including all buttons. My previous one had easily over 140.

more than 4 years ago

Ethics of Releasing Non-Malicious Linux Malware?

Jeff321 I think you've already decided... (600 comments)

There were two options:
1. Release it anonymously and take no credit
2. Write about it and get some credit (but then you can't actually release it due to legal issues)

You can't (and won't) release it now. If somebody gets attacked with your code, guess who they're going to prosecute and/or sue.

more than 5 years ago

The US's Reverse Brain Drain

Jeff321 Sounds good to me (757 comments)

More jobs for the rest of us.

more than 5 years ago

Computers To Mark English Essays

Jeff321 Re:Context... (243 comments)

Well, if the whole essay is stuff like that, I think you deserve a low score.

Humor may sway a human reader but it will have no effect on your robotic overlords.

more than 5 years ago

14-Year-Old Wins International Programming Contest

Jeff321 Re:Am I missing something? (141 comments)

From the Wikipedia article:

"The top 50% of the contestants are awarded medals, such that the relative number of gold : silver : bronze : no medal is approximately 1:2:3:6 (thus 1/12 of the contestants get a gold medal)."

more than 5 years ago

My sense of direction is ...

Jeff321 Re:Ocean orienting (520 comments)

You should start using port and starboard.

more than 5 years ago

Why Do Hard Drives Keep Getting Bigger?

Jeff321 Re:Files are a gas, but drives are not balloons. (450 comments)

Yeah, I'll agree with that. We can get more storage space for less money, and then because we have the space we might as well have higher quality media and content. This will probably continue forever.

more than 5 years ago

Which Language Approach For a Computer Science Degree?

Jeff321 A variety of languages is not so bad (537 comments)

I wouldn't be too worried. Having exposure to a variety of languages will mean that you have more job opportunities available to you, and therefore you'll get more interviews. Once you land a job and start using a specific language, that will become your specialty.

more than 5 years ago

How To Get Your Program Professionally Marketed?

Jeff321 Re:CPA (131 comments)

I agree, sign up with a company like Commission Junction and you will have thousands of people trying to get you sales.

more than 5 years ago


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