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Fark's Drew Curtis Running For Governor of Kentucky

Ksevio Official Caturday (91 comments)

As his first act - Caturday will be a recognized (weekly) holiday and Kentucky will adopt the squirrel as it's mascot.

8 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?

Ksevio Re:Simple solution (389 comments)

Yes. For people who use real computers, middle button = "paste selected text".

Clicking the scroll wheel will do that as well. But I guess you know that since you're a "real computer" user.

9 hours ago
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Healthcare.gov Sends Personal Data To Over a Dozen Tracking Websites

Ksevio Re:Wow... Just "no". (203 comments)

But just because something is medically related, doesn't mean it's protected by HIPAA. Target knowing a customer is pregnant isn't required to protect that information. For healthcare.gov, this article states it does not need to comply.

4 days ago
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Healthcare.gov Sends Personal Data To Over a Dozen Tracking Websites

Ksevio Re:Wow... Just "no". (203 comments)

Despite its name, healthcare.gov does not handle medical data so it can't violate HIPAA laws.

Still, it should not be doing it.

4 days ago
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Justified: Visual Basic Over Python For an Intro To Programming

Ksevio Re:instant disqualification (630 comments)

The original code is correct except that you have to define "n" as the limit. Basically it'd be in a function like:
def primes_upto(n):

It uses the functional programming style available in python which allows single liners that can do a lot (though ideally you will split them up a bit for readability).

5 days ago
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Four Facepalm Bugs In USPS Label-Printing Site

Ksevio Re:It's the post office (182 comments)

But there's a whole stupid section on how he "reverse engineered" the prices. Perhaps he did this by clicking the "Calculate Postage" link and filling out the form? It's spelled out pretty clearly how flat rate vs normal postage works.

about two weeks ago
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Microbe Found In Grassy Field Contains Powerful Antibiotic

Ksevio Re:A new compund? (84 comments)

Hey you're allowed to swim in that these days (as long as you don't touch the bottom) without needing to be hospitalized!

about two weeks ago
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SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch and Historic Landing Aborted

Ksevio Re:Count down abort.. (70 comments)

Probably because they fix the problems that pop up before the last moment. Also the last moment in a failed launch is when the problem pops up.

about three weeks ago
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If the Programmer Won't Go To Silicon Valley, Should SV Go To the Programmer?

Ksevio Re:Exactly this. (294 comments)

It does sound like a good idea, but there's no serious discussion about it.

about three weeks ago
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If the Programmer Won't Go To Silicon Valley, Should SV Go To the Programmer?

Ksevio Re:Exactly this. (294 comments)

. The people of Massachusetts are thinking of switching to the Atlantic time zone

As a resident of Massachusetts, that's news to me! Looks more like a couple op eds discussing it than any serious debate.

about three weeks ago
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Designing the Best Board Game

Ksevio Re:cooperative game (155 comments)

If you like cooperative games, you might try Arkham Horror though it takes a bit more setup

about three weeks ago
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The Open Office Is Destroying the Workplace

Ksevio Re:And the counter argument (420 comments)

But (as that article mentions), good distractions are the ones that aren't important and don't involve interactions. Having your coworker come chat for a bit isn't a distraction you can ignore (politely).

about three weeks ago
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Prosecutors Raid LG Offices Over Alleged Vandalism of Samsung Dishwashers

Ksevio Re: Vandalism unnecessary. (87 comments)

True - in general, the better quality refrigerators will cost more, but the inverse it not true.

about a month ago
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13,000 Passwords, Usernames Leaked For Major Commerce, Porn Sites

Ksevio Re: This is MY suggestion on how to start to fix t (149 comments)

If I didn't have a credit card I guess I'd use a debit card or go to the bank to take out cash. It would be more of a hassle, but those are the alternatives. It's true I do have to pay my bill every month - takes about 5 minutes to login to the website, review the month's purchases, and click "pay bill". I could have it automatically pay (sort of like a debit card), but I like to see what I spent money on the most over the month. Not really a cost.

I also get 1-3% cash back so the higher prices that everyone pays get to me in the form of a check every few months.

about a month ago
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13,000 Passwords, Usernames Leaked For Major Commerce, Porn Sites

Ksevio Re: This is MY suggestion on how to start to fix t (149 comments)

How would you be dependent? Just don't spend more money than you have and you get an interest free loan for the month + extra protection if someone steals it (because it's not your money!).

about a month ago
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Prosecutors Raid LG Offices Over Alleged Vandalism of Samsung Dishwashers

Ksevio Re: Vandalism unnecessary. (87 comments)

Newer fridges are much more energy-efficient and cheaper compared to those old models. If you bought an expensive one marked as reliable instead of the cheapest one out there then it would last more than 5 years. The stuff that wasn't as over engineered from the past hasn't survived so we only see the stuff that was.

about a month ago

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