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Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State

LordNimon Re:Federal Overreach (153 comments)

no one should have to sell their product through a middleman.

Tell that to Section 2 of the 21st Amendment.

2 days ago
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School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

LordNimon Re:https://www.mylunchmoney.com (230 comments)

I would rather have that, than to have my son fingerprinted.

about a week ago
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Coffee Naps Better For Alertness Than Coffee Or Naps Alone

LordNimon 20 minute nap? (133 comments)

It takes me 20 minutes to fall asleep normally, even when I haven't had any caffeine. Not only that, but I would need to take my contact lenses out first.

about three weeks ago
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Nasty Business: How To Drain Competitors' Google AdWords Budgets

LordNimon Re:Simple, block all ads (97 comments)

The business model exists as a business expense and therefore exists to reduce the companies tax liability.

That is the dumbest thing I've heard all year.

about 2 months ago
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Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

LordNimon Re:From the Phoronix site: (349 comments)

I'm a Qualcomm employee working on the Linux kernel. Qualcomm has a very thorough vetting process for publishing open source code. I would have to see the file in question to be sure, but it appears that someone in Qualcomm messed up and allowed that C file to be published. It probably should have had the Proprietary line deleted, although I have a suspicion that the file was copied from some actual proprietary code and should never have been submitted.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Confirms Disconnecting Kinect Gives Devs 10% More GPU Horsepower

LordNimon Re:Controllers for PC? (174 comments)

That is interesting given that my brother and my cousin - both big into gaming - use PC-style controls with their Xbox because they feel it gives them an edge over users of the Xbox controller.

This doesn't make any sense. There are no PC-style controllers that work on an Xbox. You can plug in a keyboard and a mouse, but they work very poorly on an Xbox. Now, there are third-party controllers that have some enhancements (extra buttons in different locations, etc). But I would not call them "PC-style" controllers.

about 4 months ago
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Scott Adams's Plan For Building Giant Energy-Generating Pyramids

LordNimon Grammar (107 comments)

It's Adams', not Adams's. How could you not know that?

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Joining a Startup As an Older Programmer?

LordNimon Just say it isn't about your age (274 comments)

rent-a-limo-and-go-clubbing night, weekends in Tahoe, Burning Man, in-office happy hour

I'm 44 now, and I have never wanted to go to Burning man. A weekend in Tahoe might be okay. In-office happy hours, however, are just a gathering with your co-workers for about an hour in a conference room with free food and beer. Almost all of the companies I've worked for (of all sizes) have people of all ages, and these happy hours were a nice, quick break. I wouldn't fear them.

I honestly think you won't have a problem fitting in. Being the only person to show up early in the morning without a hangover might be to your advantage, anyway.

about 5 months ago
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Tech People Making $100k a Year On the Rise, Again

LordNimon Re:Its a TRAP! (193 comments)

Yes, you're absolutely right! Austin sucks! Please don't move here.

about 4 months ago
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Obama Delays Decision On Keystone Pipeline Yet Again

LordNimon Texas needs water, not oil (206 comments)

Why can't we have a pipeline that brings fresh water, instead of oil? That would be a lot more helpful. We've been a serious drought for years, and there's no sign it will let up.

about 5 months ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

LordNimon Re:Contact info for the relevant human garbage (798 comments)

Mod the parent up. I sent an email to the principal telling him of my disgust and that he should resign. I suggest everyone else do the same (just avoid foul language and threats).

about 5 months ago
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Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Cartel Went Beyond a Few Tech Firms

LordNimon I wish I were oppressed (137 comments)

Apparently, none of the companies I've ever worked for were on that list, because I'm hounded by clueless recruiters every week.

about 6 months ago
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Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs

LordNimon Re:What about OS/2? (367 comments)

OS/2 typically could not handle the hardware upgrade necessary for the required audio.

Can you explain this further? I worked on OS/2 multimedia back in the day, and it is more than capable of handling all kinds of audio requirements.

about 6 months ago
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Austin Has Highest Salaries For Tech Workers, After Factoring In Cost of Living

LordNimon Re:Allergies are a big issue in Austin (285 comments)

Are you sure you don't suffer from it? One symptom of Cedar Fever is the inability to spell words correctly.

about 6 months ago
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IBM Begins Layoffs, Questions Arise About Pact With New York

LordNimon Why bother? (182 comments)

Frankly, I'll never understand why anyone would apply for a job at IBM, unless he's already desperate. Here in Austin, I know plenty of people who have left IBM over the past few years, most of them willingly. I don't know anyone who has joined IBM in the last 10 years.

about 7 months ago
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UK Government Proposes Rules To Allow 'Three-Parent Embryos'

LordNimon Re:How DARE you propose NOT to allow this? (146 comments)

Is the proposed law limited to mitochondrial DNA? And even if it is, how long before that restriction is lifted in another law? Once you start down this road, there's no going back. The end result is obvious: a world like Gattaca, where every unborn child will need his DNA tampered just to get a job.

about 7 months ago
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Apple Drops Snow Leopard Security Updates, Doesn't Tell Anyone

LordNimon Re:Is anyone actually stuck on Snow Leopard? (241 comments)

I still run Snow Leopard, because I still have a few PowerPC applications that I don't want to update.

about 7 months ago

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