Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Patent Expires On Best Selling Drug of All Time

Lost Engineer Re:What? (491 comments)

I would guess because they profit too. Higher costs doesn't necessarily mean lower profits for them if they can pass them on.

more than 2 years ago
top

Is There an Institutional Bias Against Black Tech Entrepreneurs?

Lost Engineer Re:People of Color (645 comments)

Good to know. Thanks.

more than 2 years ago
top

Is There an Institutional Bias Against Black Tech Entrepreneurs?

Lost Engineer Re:People of Color (645 comments)

A term invented by 'white' people to describe everyone else.

more than 2 years ago
top

Multi-Target Photo-Radar System To Make Speeding Riskier

Lost Engineer Re:The Police State (506 comments)

Without contradicting anything you've said, the fact of speed limits seems to be that they are the government mandated "flow of traffic" speed minus 10mph or more. Average speed of the fast lane routinely exceeds the limit in fair weather, and people don't seem to slow down much below the limit in the rain. In a way this makes sense because relative speed between vehicles is a big factor in safety, ie it's safer for everybody to go 70 than for some people to go 60 whilst others are going 25.

more than 2 years ago
top

White House Proposes "Wealthy Tax"

Lost Engineer Re:Anti-Rich People Rhetoric (2115 comments)

Agree about the Yuan, but then what can we do?

But I don't see how this is specific to the US. Commodities like food and oil have been increasing in price relative to other currencies, too. Chinese, particularly in the east, have a considerably better standard of living than their ancestors, so they're getting richer.

Are you saying they would be better off without foreign trade at all or just the US?

about 3 years ago
top

RMS: 'Is Android Really Free Software?'

Lost Engineer Re:Marketing (433 comments)

I'm guessing that the majority of the apps sold, as opposed to installed, are games and that those games are worth the most money.

Mobile gamers seem to prefer iPhone to Android. They're probably right. There are probably more/better games. But is it a better platform than most Android phones? I think we may see a shift. Historically gamers have not preferred Apple.

about 3 years ago
top

White House Proposes "Wealthy Tax"

Lost Engineer Re:still an income, not a wealth tax (2115 comments)

There's no need to tax wealth. We already tax the profits from wealth as either income or capital gains.

As far as stashing money overseas, I would argue the whole tax code needs a reboot. Too many incentives, disincentives, and loopholes have been created by special interests over the years.

about 3 years ago
top

White House Proposes "Wealthy Tax"

Lost Engineer Re:Cap Gains vs. Income (2115 comments)

I think the point was that raising income taxes doesn't hit the wealthy as hard as an increase in capital gains. GP is right about that.

about 3 years ago
top

White House Proposes "Wealthy Tax"

Lost Engineer Re:A Warren Buffet said himself (2115 comments)

I always find these rich "tax me more" guys disingenuous. Maybe that's the wrong word. I mean I believe Buffett is willing to pay more taxes, but who elected him king of the millionaires?

about 3 years ago
top

White House Proposes "Wealthy Tax"

Lost Engineer Re:Class warfare? (2115 comments)

One wonders why, if raising taxes on .2% of citizens is so good for the remainder, hasn't it been done already. Certainly there should be enough votes among the non-millionaires.

about 3 years ago
top

White House Proposes "Wealthy Tax"

Lost Engineer Re:Grover Norquist (2115 comments)

We need a Godwin's Law for Taliban references.

about 3 years ago
top

White House Proposes "Wealthy Tax"

Lost Engineer Re:Only Thing Being Taxed Here (2115 comments)

Um we did vote them out. We voted out some Demopubs and got some Republocrats How's that two party system workin for ya?

about 3 years ago
top

White House Proposes "Wealthy Tax"

Lost Engineer Re:Total Lack of Cognitive Dissonance (2115 comments)

Who's saying millionaire's are struggling? All I heard was that higher taxes is bad for the economy.

about 3 years ago
top

BitCoin, the Most Dangerous Project Ever?

Lost Engineer Re:Tabloid trash (858 comments)

Is there a case of someone making less deceptive currency and that being ok with the USG?

Something makes me think they would not be ok with that...

more than 3 years ago
top

Amazon Removes Yaoi Manga Titles From Kindle Store

Lost Engineer Re:citation needed (450 comments)

"the idea that women in japan somehow are huge fans of child sexual molestation is just bizarre."

Boy on boy love is not child sexual molestation... Mmm which one would be the molester? Nevermind I don't want to go there.

Some of this may be kiddie pr0n. I'm always afraid to GIS stuff like this...

more than 3 years ago
top

Mac Users More Liberal Than Windows Users

Lost Engineer Re:Distasteful (638 comments)

Liberals and conservatives start off with views that seem reasonable and then make rules that are polarizing.

Oh well politics is a popularity contest, not a debate.

more than 3 years ago
top

Need a Receipt On Taxes? The Federal Tax Receipt

Lost Engineer Re:"War on Drugs" (642 comments)

Old people vote.

more than 3 years ago
top

NYPD Anti-Terrorism Cameras Used For Much More

Lost Engineer Re:really?! (400 comments)

Thanks. I know too many law-and-order types who believe they commit no crimes.

more than 3 years ago
top

Texas Bill Outlaws Discrimination Against Creationists In Academia

Lost Engineer Re:Right to secede? Yes and no... (1251 comments)

Yeah but the capitol would have to move so that Austin could be made an external territory of California.

more than 3 years ago

Submissions

top

Are 80 columns enough?

Lost Engineer Lost Engineer writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ThinkGeek (459920) writes "Dating back to the venerable DEC VT100, the 80 column terminal has served us well for over 25 years. Even now, many open source projects and common conventions require lines of code and documentation to fit on that terminal. I am not alone, judging by code I've seen in and out of the open source world, in finding that number insufficient for coding, much less more verbose writing. Given that modern graphical displays (and all popular editors) are capable of far more, is it time we came up with a new standard-sized terminal? If so, what should the new standard be?"

Journals

Lost Engineer has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?