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Phelps Clan Tweets Intent To Picket Jobs Funeral Via iPhone

Kredal Re:Kinda OT (699 comments)

No period between the sentences... that's what is being [sic]'d out.

more than 2 years ago
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Alaska Airlines Jettisons Paper Manuals For iPads

Kredal Re:how come? (220 comments)

To your answers to #1 and 2... I could bring the latest Stephen King 1000+ page hard cover novel, which weighs significantly more than a Kindle, and read it through the whole safety briefing, take off, climb to 10,000 ft, yet if I wanted to do the same with a Kindle, I'd be branded a terrorist.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Jonathan Coulton About the Transformation From Code Monkey to Internet Star

Kredal Re:Have You Been Approached by a Label? (122 comments)

Why not go directly to his website (when it's not slashdotted, of course), click on "Songs" at the top, and have a listen, for free, to his whole catalog (minus a few songs he wrote for other people). No need to pirate when he gives it away for free.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Jonathan Coulton About the Transformation From Code Monkey to Internet Star

Kredal Re:Hello (122 comments)

Perhaps you've missed "I Crush Everything"? That's the only song I know of about giant squids. From any artist.

TMBG's Apollo 18 had a giant squid on the cover, but no songs about one.

more than 2 years ago
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Can Computers Be Used To Optimize the US Tax Code?

Kredal Re:The complexity comes from defining income (730 comments)

That's why we should get rid of income tax entirely, and move to a consumption tax. The forklift driver gets to take home ALL of his pay, doesn't have to shuffle it into stock options, and only pays taxes when he buys goods above the povertly level. Same thing with the CEO making $1MM. He only gets taxed when he spends that million dollars at the retail level, buying his new jet. If he invests it all, it isn't touched by the taxman until he pulls it out to spend.

more than 2 years ago
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Justice Department Seeks Ebonics Experts

Kredal Re:First Test Question (487 comments)

Reply: Nope. Y'umpto?

Aight.

more than 3 years ago
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The Great Typo Hunt

Kredal Re:Grammar Nazi (416 comments)

You know who else liked invoking laws?

That's right.

more than 3 years ago
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Google To Add Pay To Cover a Tax For Gays

Kredal Re:Help Us Grammar Nazi's; You're Our Only Hope. (1036 comments)

First off, it's "Grammar Nazis". Sorry.

Second off, you missed the word "Pay" in the headline.

Who is adding something? Google.
What are they adding? Pay.
Why are they adding pay? To cover a tax.
What tax? A tax for being gay.

As long as you read all the words, you can break it down to make sense of it.

more than 3 years ago
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Was Flight Ban Over Ash an Overreaction?

Kredal Re:Aerospace Engineer Angle (673 comments)

Your post wasn't deleted, but you can't see it unless you're viewing all posts with scores of 0 and up.

Maybe you should verify before you blame... but you're an anonymous coward, so how much can I really expect?

more than 3 years ago
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Stargate Universe

Kredal Re:is the world ready for another Star Trek series (829 comments)

Yup, I don't remember a single long episode arc in Enterprise...

Oh wait, the entire bloody third season!!

(which all sucked, btw) The 4th season two-parters were much better.

more than 4 years ago
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Why the BSA Is Less Reviled Than the RIAA

Kredal Re:Umm (371 comments)

Who are you, and what have you done with the real geekoid? This is the worst typing I've ever seen from you here... are you typing under duress? is the BSA at your company right now? Do we need to call 911 on your behalf?

more than 4 years ago
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Princeton Boasts Its Kindle Project Is Noblest

Kredal Re:Kindle Not Ready for Textbooks... (116 comments)

Points 2 and 3 are valid, and yes, hilighting and navigating are slower than a paper book. Point one, however, you're way off base about. "Locations" in Kindle books are absolute, down to the word. It doesn't matter what text size you're looking at, location 500 will be the same on each device. So rather than Page 20, the Kindle-enabled teacher would say navigate to location 232... the students would hit menu, go to location, and type 232... just as fast, if not faster, than trying to flip to a new page in a textbook.

And the new DX is a native pdf reader, where each page is a separate item. If the book is in pdf format, the teacher can say "Go to page 20" and it will be meaningful. The screenshots on amazon.com show page numbers at the bottom of the screen where it describes pdf reading.

Hope that helps.

(owner of a K2)

more than 4 years ago
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Twitter Considered Harmful To Swine-Flu Panic

Kredal Re:It is a US conspiracy to eliminate Mexicans... (383 comments)

True, but have any Europeans died from it? Forgetting for the moment that the GP was a troll, he might actually be on to something. Create a disease that anyone can catch and then show symptoms and spread, but only kills one particular population set. It would rapidly spread globally, infecting nearly everyone, but only wipe out one population...

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Names Space Station Treadmill After Colbert

Kredal Re:Pronounciation (383 comments)

Oh you mean the Advanced Combined Replacing Object Name Yearly Methodology? Nope, that doesn't exist. Now, look into this little flashing light....

about 5 years ago
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Amateur Astronomer Grabs Amazing ISS Picture

Kredal Re:Amazing? (80 comments)

UFO hoaxers don't generally claim to find things that are in orbit.

about 5 years ago
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iPhone 3.0 Software Announced

Kredal Re:Game controllers (619 comments)

I predict a "real" keyboard will show up too, to help people who don't like typing on the soft keyboard.

Yours for only.... 70 dollars?

more than 4 years ago
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Uncle Sam's Travel Site Grounded By Breach

Kredal Re:Spelling??? (67 comments)

Guess not.

more than 5 years ago
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Bands Bypass iTunes With iPhone Apps

Kredal Re:"I'm gonna stick my head into this" PUSA (155 comments)

Sorry, I'll stop. Now, I'll go Ess-Cee-You-Bee-Ay diving, and use my El-Ay-Ess-Eee-Arr to point out neat formations. Before that, though, I think the En-Eye-Cee card in my computer is broke. Can you come fix it?

Thanks for helping me not sound like a douchebag by pronouncing "scuba", "laser", and "nic" as words.

more than 5 years ago
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Best Security / Vulnerability Testing Firms for Web Apps?

Kredal Sandsecurity (93 comments)

http://sandsecurity.com/

This is one of the things that SandSecurity does for its clients. Try them out!

Full disclosure: friend of the owner

more than 5 years ago

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Moderation Abusers?

Kredal Kredal writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I opened up my email this morning to see a not-so-unusual thing... A bunch of moderation to a bunch of my recent comments. No big deal, of course... I like getting moderated. It means that someone at least took the time to read (if not comprehend) my posts... Here's the problem though.

Five posts were moderated at exactly 9:46 AM Central time, all down for Offtopic or Flamebait.

None of them were attached to the same story, and none of them were connected in any way (besides my name)

It looks to me like someone got some mod points, and targeted me for some odd reason. Has anyone else ever been targeted for Karma Destruction like this?

Really, it's not a big deal.. I'm still "excellent" rated, and still have my +1 posting bonus to use...

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Hey, spiffy

Kredal Kredal writes  |  about 12 years ago

Well now, my own public journal space. Now I can write about stuff, and nobody can stop me, and anyone can read it.

http://slashdot.org/~kredal/journal should get here. If not, I need to keep reading to figure this out.

Oh ya, can't forget...

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