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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Krishnoid Re:A glorious victory for all (468 comments)

Still, royalty does have a power over people:

CAMERON: To gain a brief advantage you've contrived,
But your proud triumph will not be long-lived
SCOTLAND: Don't say you are orphans, for we know that game.
CAMERON: On your allegiance we've a stronger claim.
We charge you yield, we charge you yield,
In Queen Elizabeth's name!
SCOTLAND: (baffled) You do?
We charge you yield,
In Queen Elizabeth's name!
(SCOTS kneel, PARLIAMENT stands over them triumphantly.)
SCOTLAND: We yield at once, with humbled mien,
Because, with all our faults, we love our Queen.

3 days ago

The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

Krishnoid Re:What now? (131 comments)

Get Steve Ballmer hired to the FCC?

about a week ago

US Patent Office Seeking Consultant That Can Stamp Out Fraud By Patent Examiners

Krishnoid Finally! (124 comments)

When he finished 75th out of 76 applicants in the final round of screening, Cohn "intervened and created an additional position specifically for the applicant"

It's about time! I can't believe they only now got around to creating a position dedicated to checking for a filing's obviousness.

about a week ago

Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

Krishnoid Dumb question, but ... (915 comments)

Do Vulcans have God/gods in their modern-day culture?

about a week ago

Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

Krishnoid Re:Kickstarter's Problem (215 comments)

They might not be able to comment further, but if you put forth your request through legal representation -- maybe a paralegal -- their legal department may be more encouraged to respond in detail.

about two weeks ago

Net Neutrality Comments Surge Past 1.7M, an All-Time Record For the FCC

Krishnoid Re:And they will read them when? (81 comments)

If this ...

The FCC has to pull legal stunts which will likely be overturned in court just to get the jurisdiction to cover the internet let alone regulate it.

ever happens, I wonder what these people will do

... surpassing the approximately 1.4 million complaints it saw after the exposure of Janet Jackson's breast ...

when they find out what's available on the internet.

about two weeks ago

BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates

Krishnoid Re:Copyright has no clothes. (363 comments)

20 years is long enough, long enough for Terminator 2 to now be public domain and Skynet to be a free literary construct.

Considering some fashion of Skynet will probably soon be a reality, the copyright holders can then send it a forceful cease and desist letter, and will have the option to sue it in court. That'll show Skynet.

about two weeks ago

Is It Time To Split Linux Distros In Two?

Krishnoid Re:Assuming there is a difference... (280 comments)

A server is just a bigger laptop.

Not to mention, today's server spec is comparable to tomorrow's laptop spec.

about two weeks ago

Responding to Celeb Photo Leaks, Reddit Scotches "Fappening" Subreddit

Krishnoid Re:Some of the models were underage (307 comments)

As far as the argument that "Nobody cares until it happens to a celebrity," sometimes a famous case that happens to a celebrity is what people need to get them to start caring about an issue. A lot of people started caring more about AIDS once Rock Hudson and Freddie Mercury died. Nobody really knew what ALS was until Lou Gehrig got it, and it ended his baseball career and then his life.

In the past, the press was the only way of distributing news widely, and celebrities were the only ones who got press coverage. Depending on your definition of 'celebrity', I suspect the Internet has changed that. Consider oh, I don't know, Tardar Sauce -- if he got a disease while he was still well-known, everybody in the world would know about it. A couple hyperlinks away is a detailed description of the disease, and you soon have worldwide visibility and education on what was otherwise a local concern.

For those with smaller circles of influence, the same holds true to a lesser extent. When these people experience problems, information just as detailed can be spread just as easily by their followers through networking effects.

about two weeks ago

Responding to Celeb Photo Leaks, Reddit Scotches "Fappening" Subreddit

Krishnoid Re:Bah humbug censorship (307 comments)

Quite frankly - if someone is getting shot every year, I would have no problem telling him he's probably not making the best choices.

Yes, yes, I know, but it is difficult to find a job when I'm not in the country entirely legally, and have a wife and eight children to feed. Nevertheless, I do very much appreciate your concern and advice.

-- Apu Nahasapeemapetilon

about two weeks ago

NYPD Starts Body Camera Pilot Program

Krishnoid Re:Double-edged sword (170 comments)

... not necessarily a good thing with a so very imperfect set of laws.

Maybe it'll then point the finger towards the need to reform the laws themselves; assuming that better enforcement of an imperfect set of laws reveals more underlying problems.

about two weeks ago

NYPD Starts Body Camera Pilot Program

Krishnoid Re:Deblasio has been working hard (170 comments)

To make sure that NYC is not Ferguson.

He has a couple of "meet the police" fairs, which I never saw before.

He has done everything right that Ferguson did wrong.

Now, the NYC police is not perfect, but at least they are actively attempting to do a better job, rather than attempting to prove how 'tough' they are. ...

This initiative, in particular, is unusually progressive.

about two weeks ago

Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?

Krishnoid Re:"coding" (546 comments)

You can't make a statement like that without at least linking to the video.

about three weeks ago

Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?

Krishnoid FizzBuzz is a good start (546 comments)

A working programmer and a computer scientist are two different things, but the computer scientist should be able to write a basic program:

A surprisingly large fraction of applicants, even those with masters' degrees and PhDs in computer science, fail during interviews when asked to carry out basic programming tasks.

For programmers, this is a basic test, but when a computer scientist can't do something this fundamental, it calls their higher-level qualifications into question; and even if it doesn't, it makes you worry that their architecture or design will consider real-world issues and implementability.

about three weeks ago

Canada Tops List of Most Science-Literate Countries

Krishnoid Re:Could have fooled me (221 comments)

Well, the survey really only considered scientific literacy in moose and beavers. I think that was mentioned in a footnote.

about three weeks ago

No, a Stolen iPod Didn't Brick Ben Eberle's Prosthetic Hand

Krishnoid Re:Thanks (122 comments)

Sorry for self-posting, but I thought folks here might be interested in the truth since the false story was one of the top posts earlier this week.

The additional research you did is definitely very valuable, but it's going to take a lot more than a simple 'sorry' to make up for all the self-posting so far, Bennett.

about three weeks ago

Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Krishnoid Re:Putin: "Your move, West" (848 comments)

They're gambling that Ukrainian sovereignty is less important to the US and Europe than getting in a shooting war with Russia, and quite frankly they're probably right.

huh-sorry-what-did someone say Ukrainian oil interests? Oh, sovereignty -- never mind ... zzzz ...

about three weeks ago


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Krishnoid Krishnoid writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Slifox, I have a question about one of your postings -- would you email me at 'krishnoid+slifox+pig' at gmail so I can ask you a question?

Much appreciated.

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