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State Rep. Says Biking Is Not Earth Friendly Because Breathing Produces CO2

John Courtland Re:Simple solution (976 comments)

I seriously hate driving/biking/cycling in Lincoln Park. It's full of self-entitled rich douchebag cyclists and self-entitled rich douchebag drivers.

about a year and a half ago
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French Officials Say EU Will Sanction Google Over Privacy

John Courtland Re: Damn nanny government (161 comments)

It's not an ad homenim if you really are a fucking idiot.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Says "No" To Releasing New Dock Connector Specs

John Courtland Re:universal connector (393 comments)

Because it looks better? Are you retarded?

about 2 years ago
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Being Honest In Exit Interviews Is Pointless

John Courtland Re:A very wise manager once told me. (550 comments)

Counterpoint: I quit my last job because I got offered a great opportunity. My boss was awesome.

more than 2 years ago
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Online Courses and the $100 Graduate Degree

John Courtland Re:His AI class sucked. (339 comments)

I took his lessons, and read a bunch of other resources like a mother fucker to get a good grade and I learned a lot. That was the point and I think for a self motivated learner who is willing to search out sources it was a good class.

more than 2 years ago
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Online Courses and the $100 Graduate Degree

John Courtland Re:whimsical attitude? (339 comments)

I learned a lot so I guess, no?

more than 2 years ago
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Online Courses and the $100 Graduate Degree

John Courtland I took his AI class (339 comments)

I thought his whimsical attitude and passion for teaching were amazing and I learned a lot for zero dollars. I'd easily pay 100 bucks to have him teach me more stuff.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Long Should Devs Support Software Written For Clients?

John Courtland Re:Your bugs.. your problem (384 comments)

You're kidding right?

more than 2 years ago
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Univ. of Florida Announces Plan To Save CS Department

John Courtland Re:But do we really need a separate CS dept anymor (112 comments)

Let me get this straight because you're being kind of an ambiguous, which combined with your absolutist attitude, makes you a dick.

Please tell me you have examined the curriculum of all computer science departments, worldwide, and made your determination that way?

more than 2 years ago
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Univ. of Florida Announces Plan To Save CS Department

John Courtland Re:But do we really need a separate CS dept anymor (112 comments)

Actually I find that Computer Science is one of the most narrow disciplines.

I disagree; having any sort of thorough knowledge about computers requires at least some education from almost all parts of the STEM curricula. Any person who actually gives a shit about computers should know (with at least some rudimentary level of competency) a whole spectrum of things from semiconductor theory to abstract models of computation. The set of sciences and fields of mathematics you need to now master to have a solid understanding of the operation of a computer is mind boggling.

more than 2 years ago
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MIT Fusion Researchers Answer Your Questions

John Courtland Re:Best Ask Slashdot Ever (244 comments)

I'd toss a few hundred at a kickstarter, especially if at the end I could get a non-active piece of the containment vessel or something.

more than 2 years ago
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MIT Fusion Researchers Answer Your Questions

John Courtland Best Ask Slashdot Ever (244 comments)

Subject says it all. Thanks for taking the time to thoroughly answer the questions.

more than 2 years ago
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Linux 3.3: Making a Dent In Bufferbloat?

John Courtland Re:Hm (105 comments)

I think it's incredibly naïve to believe that we can, in one atomic action, rip out and replace tcp/ip (or whatever other technology) with something that is "better" for whatever value of the word "better" you assign it to have. An incredible amount of work and research has gone into making things work the way that they do, and not only do they work pretty well, but upgrading them to fix issues like this buffer bloat thing is not some Manhattan Project-esque undertaking, like reengineering the internet would be.

about 2 years ago
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You're Driving All Wrong, Says NHTSA

John Courtland Re:One hand, 12 o'clock ... (756 comments)

Why mustang? I can see crown victoria but not mustang.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding an IT Job Without a Computer-Oriented Undergraduate Degree?

John Courtland Re:Not really needed (504 comments)

If C-level management can't or won't work around HR's self imposed ridiculous rules then that's their problem and they deserve to lose talent for it.

more than 2 years ago
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LED's Efficiency Exceeds 100%

John Courtland Re:Cold? (502 comments)

There's still a lot of energy available at -40, you still have another 233K to go before you hit absolute zero

more than 2 years ago

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