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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

JustSomeProgrammer Re:On the other hand... (700 comments)

To be honest... if I went in for that oil change and had to walk home because my car was no longer working... I'd feel pretty pissed off. If I found out the reason it wouldn't run anymore was because the dealership actually did something to make it not work instead of telling me I have some shoddy work on my car I would be pretty pissed off at the dealership specifically too.

about a month ago
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Developers, IT Still Racking Up (Mostly) High Salaries

JustSomeProgrammer Re:Hold on a minute (198 comments)

I have a 1 bedroom in Manhattan which when my brother walked in he laughed about how small it is, but honestly it isn't a bad size. I pay $2600 a month. Food is roughly 2x as much here as it is back home in Pittsburgh as well. True Home Depot's prices aren't that different, but I don't shop every month for Home Depot stuff. Food and rent I do. Now don't get me wrong. I'm not bitching. I'm just pointing out that there are markets that are much higher cost of living than you expect. And driving into New York City is a bit difficult to say the least.

about a month ago
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New OS X Backdoor Malware Roping Macs Into Botnet

JustSomeProgrammer Re:Quite useless article (172 comments)

Most accurate breakdown ever.

about 2 months ago
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Crick's Nobel Medal Fetches $2.3 Million At Auction

JustSomeProgrammer If I was Crick... (53 comments)

I would come back from the dead to slap my descendants for allowing this guy to have my Nobel price.

about a year and a half ago
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David Lowery On the Ethics of Music Piracy

JustSomeProgrammer Re:for artists? (713 comments)

19th century is Post Copyright legislation.

more than 2 years ago
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David Lowery On the Ethics of Music Piracy

JustSomeProgrammer Re:False assumptions from gatekeepers (713 comments)

I think if you're forced to listen to a song that causes you mental distress by the writer of said song without having the choice to you know... turn off the song, then yes. You do get to sue them for mental distress.

more than 2 years ago
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David Lowery On the Ethics of Music Piracy

JustSomeProgrammer Re:for artists? (713 comments)

Most of them were called bards, played only the popular songs everyone knew for the past 100 years or so, didn't create anything new, and often begged for dinner and slept in the street.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Ignores Usability With All-Caps Menu in Visual Studio

JustSomeProgrammer Re:Relearning... (415 comments)

I only got two lines of cursing on my display. I demand my money back.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Ignores Usability With All-Caps Menu in Visual Studio

JustSomeProgrammer Re:Are you surprised? (415 comments)

... I've made custom ribbons because I was having trouble finding some options I used frequently. I didn't know you used to be able to make custom menus...

more than 2 years ago
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NC Planners May Be Barred From Using Speculative Sea Level Rise Predictions

JustSomeProgrammer Re:Case and point... (419 comments)

well... let's see what happens at the end of summer... before we you know... talk about it as if it is already past.

more than 2 years ago
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NC Planners May Be Barred From Using Speculative Sea Level Rise Predictions

JustSomeProgrammer Re:Disbelieve!! (419 comments)

If I had mod points...

more than 2 years ago
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German Cable ISP First To Deliver 4700Mbps Internet Connection

JustSomeProgrammer Re:Wow, I'm amazed... not. (121 comments)

I actually lived in a new apartment building for a while. I moved in on the first day it was available to move in. They actually wired the apartments specifically for internet. Fiber to each apartment, nice switch panel that allowed a router in one room to provide internet to the entire apt etc. It was pretty nice. I moved... mostly because it was in New Jersey and living in Manhattan is so much cooler.

more than 2 years ago
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When Antivirus Scammers Call the Wrong Guy

JustSomeProgrammer Re:Had one of those idiots too. (473 comments)

I think the people they hire to run the phone lines are paid for minutes on the phone.

more than 2 years ago
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New Music Boss, Worse Than Old Music Boss

JustSomeProgrammer Re:Competition? (567 comments)

Just to throw a couple contrary examples out there

I heard on a radio interview with someone from Blink-182 that they originally thought "Adam's Song" was a bad song and were surprised it ended up being a #2 on the US Modern Rock Charts. In an environment were you only get to release "hits" it probably wouldn't have been released.

I personally like every song on "Let it Ride" by Mighty Mighty Bosstones, my favorite song on that disk is also not even one that got a video or I have ever heard played in another other place.

Not every non-hit song is crap. And variety is good. Even if you don't love every song on a disk by an artist you like, you probably do like one or two that never would have made it onto the radio. I'm kindof sad the venue to try out songs you aren't as comfortable with is sortof going away. I feel like I'm going to miss out on alot of music I might have enjoyed.

more than 2 years ago
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New Music Boss, Worse Than Old Music Boss

JustSomeProgrammer Re:STFU and give us free music (567 comments)

If a musician is not more beneficial to society than a plumber or bus driver then we don't. However if society does highly value them then it should be possible.

more than 2 years ago
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New Music Boss, Worse Than Old Music Boss

JustSomeProgrammer Re:STFU and give us free music (567 comments)

I can't tell if you're arguing against or in favor of his point. Your tone is against, but if the only music you have available is locally produced you would have a vastly LESS diverse pool of music to listen to. Where you are and what you experience has a lot of relevance to the whatever you produce. If everyone produced only locally and locally is all that is available then all of it will be similar.

In another example... northern climes don't produce pineapples very well. And I love me some pineapple. Southern drawl in music is pretty exclusively grown in the south... but has an awesome sound to it that I as someone living in the north can really appreciate. I'd be kindof sad to miss out on it.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Research Introduces Record-Beating MinuteSort Tech

JustSomeProgrammer Re:This is what I like about Microsoft (118 comments)

What corporation funds research, publishes papers, and DOESN'T patent the results? That's kindof the point... businesses don't do things out of the goodness of their hearts.

more than 2 years ago
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Chrome Browser Usage Artificially Boosted, Says Microsoft

JustSomeProgrammer Re:Google has this habit (272 comments)

2 characters, but who bothers to count past 5 anyway?

more than 2 years ago
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Chrome Browser Usage Artificially Boosted, Says Microsoft

JustSomeProgrammer Re:I thought this was already refuted? (272 comments)

I think it completely depends on which browser you started coding against. If you do your main testing against IE it might look wrong in Firefox until you work out the differences. If you started in Firefox IE will look weird.

more than 2 years ago
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From MIT Inventor To Tea Party Leader

JustSomeProgrammer Re:WTF (815 comments)

There's are thousands of people deprived of human rights every day in the United States. We call them "prisoners". I agree there are some view points that should be scientifically provable. But they might be less common than you might think.

more than 2 years ago

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