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California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch

Keith111 Time to replace the OS (233 comments)

I've never really cared enough to replace the OS with a custom rom on my galaxy... but this seems like the best argument for doing this in the future.

4 days ago
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Microsoft Lobby Denies the State of Chile Access To Free Software

Keith111 Re:Details? (159 comments)

This is Slashdot. If it's software related and negative, everyone blames Microsoft whether they are involved or not. It seems to me like the government wanted free stuff so it stands to reason that the people who create stuff for their livelihood would not like that. I mean... that's the whole point in people not liking piracy. Just cause you put it into law doesn't mean it's morally right... kind of like legal tax evasion for churches.

about two weeks ago
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Professor Steve Ballmer Will Teach At Two Universities This Year

Keith111 Re:"Great minds think alike"... apk (179 comments)

That's true in some cases, but very false in others. CS is not just about math, in fact, I have done almost no complex math since I left college and started my career like 7 years ago. CS to me has been more about critical problem solving, high impact design, and making sure you don't cause more work with the work you do. I work on a highly parallel data warehouse that uses both hardware and azure vm services and while I need almost no math, there is an incredible amount of research and thinking that go into it. This is one area where experience is quite important, but fancy algorithms are almost entirely useless.

about two weeks ago
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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

Keith111 Risk vs reward (550 comments)

The risk vs reward isn't good enough. I can easily go the rest of my life with glasses/contacts, but gamble on my eyes... hell no. I've played enough video games to know that 0.01% or whatever the odds do happen eventually.

about a month ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

Keith111 Next up.. (590 comments)

Next up is Superman. He went to LA and got a sex change. She will remain called Superman, however, Clark Kent is now known as Clara Kent.

about a month and a half ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

Keith111 Re:No. (502 comments)

Back in the day and still a bit today there were three reasons: one being as you mentioned compatibility. Another being sound quality, obviously. The third, which I found to be by far the most important, was by having a discreet sound card you wouldn't get weird noise from your motherboard in your audio. The cpu would weirdly leak into audio chips via interference that was incredibly annoying. I had one mobo where whenever I moved my mouse (which spikes cpu slightly due to interrupts) it would make the 'whizzzzzzzz' noise the whole time it was moving lol.

about 1 month ago
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Theater Chain Bans Google Glass

Keith111 Re:Makes perfect sense. (376 comments)

It's inflammatory to say they are "banned" rather than "not allowed to be used". Banned implies that you cannot enter the theater with them... but "once the lights dim" implies you are allowed in, just not allowed to use them.

about 3 months ago
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Star Cluster Ejected From Galaxy At 2,000,000 MPH

Keith111 Re:Velocity (133 comments)

I had to convert 2,000,000 MPH into M/s to understand how fast this actually was in the context of space. #EVEproblems

about 4 months ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Keith111 Re:Victory for the Thought Police? (1746 comments)

My favorite thing to watch is when two "Freedoms" are in conflict. Such as basic human rights freedoms like gay marriage vs. religion freedoms like oppressing non-members of your religion. The victims of these battles are very rarely the correct ones.

At least if nothing else gay people can stop claiming to be a weak minority... being able to blackmail a fairly famous CEO into stepping down is not a small accomplishment.

about 5 months ago
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Property Managers Use DNA To Sniff Out Dog Poop Offenders

Keith111 Legality? (234 comments)

How is collecting DNA from dog poop any less invasive than the NSA collecting metadata from cell phone usage. Both of them are used to track the owners and invade privacy. This should be an illegal practice. I hate dog poop not being cleaned up as much as anyone, but this just seems incredibly wrong.

about 9 months ago
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Jury Finds Newegg Infringed Patent, Owes $2.3 Million

Keith111 Re:Stupid judge/jury. (324 comments)

Or we could start requiring a jury to take a very simple entry exam to show basic understanding of the concepts that will be discussed in whatever trial they will be in. No self-respecting jury that hasn't been bribed or threatened would ever vote for a patent troll if they had even rudimentary understanding of the situation.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: MMORPG Recommendations?

Keith111 Re:I recommend non - MMO (555 comments)

Top 3 favorite MMO in the last 6 years: EVE, DDO, Path of Exile

about 9 months ago
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Tiny Pacemaker Can Be Installed Via Catheter

Keith111 Re:Whew! (57 comments)

I thought that science had finally proven that the path to a man's heart isn't through his stomach once and for all... :(

about 10 months ago
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No Love From Ars For Samsung's New Smart Watch

Keith111 Re:Is anyone surprised? (236 comments)

Same here. I wanted one badly but nothing looked promising until I saw Pebble... and they certainly delivered. Best we can do right now with our current battery tech. Maybe someone'll make an amazing smartwatch in 5 or 10 years when we get those super MIT batteries or whatever, but not yet.

about a year ago
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LucasFilm Combines Video Games and Movies To Eliminate Post-Production

Keith111 Dense imagery (79 comments)

Great. Now we can look forward to even more fakerer bluescreen acting and even MORE packed and MORE dense scenes to cover up the complete lack of quality dialogue or plot that George Lucas is so good at creating.

about a year ago
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Game Preview: Firefall (video)

Keith111 Re:This is the game? (122 comments)

Whether or not the poster is being paid to comment or not... I have played Firefall for a few months now and it is quite awesome. It's one of the best MMOFPS since Neocron 2.

about a year ago
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Black Holes Grow By Eating Quantum Foam

Keith111 Katamari (164 comments)

So black holes are playing Katamari Damacy with the universe?

about a year ago
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NJ Court: Sending a Text Message To a Driver Could Make You Liable For Crash

Keith111 Re:Idiocracy (628 comments)

"If I bring a peanut butter sandwich to work, then I'm directly responsible for putting my colleague in danger"............ Did I just read that? LOL. No. Just no. I have a pile of coins on my desk, doesn't mean I directly put my colleague in danger of choking or abdominal injuries incase they decide to swallow them.

1 year,1 day
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20 People Shot With BB Guns At LG G2 Promotional Event

Keith111 Next Time (151 comments)

The marketing department will probably do the same thing, except have TSA agents at the entrance to the event.

1 year,17 days

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