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Minutes I spend on the phone, on a typical day:

Jorgandar same survey for teenagers (264 comments)

The same survey was conducted for teenagers. The results, which initially baffled researchers, are below:

1-30
          0%
30-60
          0%
60-90
          0%
90-120
          0%
More than 120
          0%

It turns out nobody actually talks on the phone anymore or is even aware the phone supports such a feature. Everyone texts.

more than 4 years ago
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Religious Ceremony Leads To Evolution of Cave Fish

Jorgandar Someone please explain to me... (233 comments)

...why Christians deny evolution? Does God command us to turn off our brains? (you would hope not...) Does this concept, if proven true, contradict something in the bible so directly that it would prove Christianity is false? What's the deal? Why are they so scared of this?

more than 4 years ago
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IRS Servers Down During Crucial Week

Jorgandar paper (93 comments)

I still file my taxes the old-fashioned way... via paper. So their system outage wont affect me. I would e-file, but why do them a favor? It takes me just as long to e-file as it does to fill out the paper form. And if the IRS is going to waste my time, i'm going to waste theirs. :p

more than 4 years ago
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Japan Successfully Deploys First Solar Sail In Space

Jorgandar life.. (284 comments)

I always thought that it would be NASA that would be the first to announce the discovery of extraterrestrial life. Now i'm thinking Japan may have that honor.

As a side note, maybe this will spark a new "space race". That would be probably be a good thing at this point.

more than 4 years ago
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Foxconn Workers Getting Raise With Apple Subsidies

Jorgandar Re:Apple benefits from Slavery. (284 comments)

Your anger is admirable but misguided. It is not the corporations at fault. They are just playing by the rules which allow them to do evil things. The rules are at fault. The the politicians make the rules. So if you want to place blame, its on the system, not the players of the system. You really cannot expect the players in the system to do the right thing all the time. The rules should enforce ethical behavior. So fuck the politicians who are the real sellouts.

more than 4 years ago
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iPhone 4 Beta Shows AT&T Tethering

Jorgandar Re:Starbucks tip (240 comments)

is that easier? sounds very technical to me. tethering was easy to install.

more than 4 years ago
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iPhone 4 Beta Shows AT&T Tethering

Jorgandar Starbucks tip (240 comments)

I've been tethering for 2 years with my iPhone. Just jailbreak teh damn thing. Once you have it, you almost forget that nobody else with an iPhone can do it. (and haha to you)

Here's a little trick: Tether your iPhone at a starbucks cafe. Starbucks allows iPhones to connect to their wifi for free. Therefore, you get free starbucks wifi on yer laptop instead of having to pay for it. Now, why starbucks won't enter the modern area and stop charging for internet access is beyond me.

more than 3 years ago
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iPhone OS 4.0 Brings Multitasking, Ad Framework For Apps

Jorgandar Re:I'm not upgrading... (983 comments)

Are you some kind of moron? Nobody knew everything apple planned to do with their platform. YOU are looking at the situation with perfect 20/20 vision. Well news flash, asshole, reality isnt that way. You learn as you go. And since only today I can see what apple is up to, i choose not to support it. So therefore, YOU can just GO TO HELL.

more than 4 years ago
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Anti-Cancer Agent Stops Metastasis In Its Tracks

Jorgandar Re:As usual (269 comments)

Sorry, you're wrong. I work in FDA compliance so I happen to know a little more about this subject. There are PLENTY of provisions in the CFR (Code Federal Regulations) governing use of experimental or not fully tested drugs on terminally ill patients. Look up "Compassionate Use". A miracle drug that saves 1/3 of hospice patients from cancer would certainly be funded by a biotech/pharma company or the US government. But guess what, drugs cannot under any circumstances go to large-scale populations because if they are untested, you will end up killing more people than you save. In your example, sure the drug may have saved 1/3 of hospice patients, but it very well could have caused the other 2/3 of them to die faster, or suffer a stroke, or whatever. Unless these risks are known, its completely irresponsible for the government to allow it to go into widespread use without a proper clinical trial. There are very valid reasons to the FDAs laws governing drugs. There is no evil boogyman that is trying to prevent miracle drugs from coming to market.

more than 4 years ago
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iPhone OS 4.0 Brings Multitasking, Ad Framework For Apps

Jorgandar I'm not upgrading... (983 comments)

I'll be dumping iPhone as soon as my current jailbroken 3GS is considered obsolete. I shouldn't have to literally break the law to make my phone run and work how I, the USER, want it to. I can no longer tolerate Apples' insistence of controlling everything i do and censoring my content, as well as locking in the app marketplace so that THEY profit from every transaction, therefore forcing me to pay higher prices than i would otherwise in a completely free and open market. I'm switching to andriod rather than upgrading. I encourage everyone else to as well.

more than 4 years ago
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When I die, I want my body to be ...

Jorgandar fling me through space at close to light speed (793 comments)

I would like my body to be hurled through space, with one tiny proviso. Please launch me at close to light speed, preferably with a long range orbit that will eventually take me back to earth. That way time will accelerate very fast relative to the decay rate of my body. When 5 minutes of my after-death time occur, thousands of years will have passed on earth, giving our now advanced society the chance to resurrect me, which should be pretty easy since i've only been dead for 5 minutes. Its a guaranteed win! Unless we destroy ourselves, in which case all you people who were sitting there frozen are screwed anyway.

more than 4 years ago
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Learning Python, 4th Edition

Jorgandar Re:Cover art (163 comments)

Okay ill give this a try...

import antigravity

woah!! thanks python!

more than 4 years ago
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Debunking a Climate-Change Skeptic

Jorgandar Re:faster than intended? (807 comments)

Sorry slashdot, i plead temporary stupidity. I posted this response to the wrong story!!

more than 4 years ago
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Debunking a Climate-Change Skeptic

Jorgandar faster than intended? (807 comments)

This statement concerns me: "But its chairman, Josef Fendt, said later that the track was far faster than its designers ever intended it to be." How could designers NOT be aware of how fast a person would be flying down the track? Do they not have rudimentary knowledge of physics?

more than 4 years ago
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ACTA Internet Chapter Leaked — Bad For Everyone

Jorgandar what about VPNs? (410 comments)

What if i connect to the internet via VPN? Does this law apply to VPN vendors? (They aren't technically ISPs). If the VPN guys have to snoop through your activity to find out whether you're downloading an mp3, kinda defeats the entire point doesn't it. Would this kill an entire industry?

more than 4 years ago
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Murdoch Says E-Book Prices Will Kill Paper Books

Jorgandar This just in... (538 comments)

another old wrinkly dinosaur doesn't like change! news at 11.

more than 4 years ago
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Pieces of stamped mail I sent in 2009:

Jorgandar Results show human behaivor... (297 comments)

The results page are very typical of people. No matter what the poll is, there are people out there who just want to "lie" to the poll because it somehow makes them feel better. They always choose the biggest number, no matter how absurd. In the case the poll could have been:

# of mail i sent last year:

1-20 [60%]
20-40 [20%]
40-60 [7%]
60-80 [3%]
80-100 [1%]
100-10,000 [0.5%]
over 10,000 [8.5%]

No matter how absurd it is for anyone to send over 10,000 pieces of mail, you will see an "uptick" at the largest number in the poll. Go look at other polls, I see the same predictable behavior. It would make an interesting study.

more than 4 years ago
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The US Economy Needs More "Cool" Nerds

Jorgandar That's me! (453 comments)

Happy to see somewhere out there someone believes in the cool nerds. (i'm also the gay one, and at work that means i'm triple times fabulous ;). I no longer work in IT but i work in regulatory compliance. Where do i find still my undergrad degree in computing sciences useful? EVERYWHERE and EVERY DAY!!! I believe the biggest mistake of this century is for businesses to isolate their "tech" employees to an IT department. This structure ensures that all computing knowledge is isolated from the rest of the business that could use it to increase productivity! I've written countless scripts, reports and other programs to perform simple otherwise labrous tasks and free business workers to focus on important things. People think i'm some sort of miracle worker. The reality is that i'm simply an anomaly at the firm - a person with a computing background who works in the business side. There needs to be more of us - many more!! When i'm CEO - there will be people with computer science backgrounds positioned everywhere in the company. They are the key to connecting the business with technology needs and making business far more efficient. An "IT" department, no matter how good, isn't as good as mixing knowledge of technology in the business side directly.

more than 4 years ago
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Climate, Habitat Threaten Wild Coffee Species

Jorgandar omg end of software!! (274 comments)

Without coffee there will be no more sufficiently awake programmers! All software development will stop!

more than 4 years ago
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Climate, Habitat Threaten Wild Coffee Species

Jorgandar Re:So let me get this straight (274 comments)

The key difference here, (i dont know if you've noticed), but if you WAIT to see with 100% certainty whether it is a problem or not, and it turns out to be a poblem, its not fixable at that point and the world essentially ends (or gets very screwed up). Get it? If you die because of climate change, you die in real life!!

more than 4 years ago

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