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Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

Lumpio- Somebody actually thought Slashdot readers (240 comments)

Somebody actually thought Slashdot readers would fall for this? What has the world come to... maybe Beta has made everybody dumb.

about 2 months ago
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IT Job Hiring Slumps

Lumpio- Re:bringing in more H1Bs will solve this problem (250 comments)

I said "how many". Not "what kind". There aren't that many jobs developing vehicle control units. Maybe in 20 years when self-driving cars fully take off.

about 3 months ago
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IT Job Hiring Slumps

Lumpio- Re:bringing in more H1Bs will solve this problem (250 comments)

And how many jobs actually require you to get "close to the metal"? It's pretty few and far between in practice. Besides, only bad programmers are reliant on the first language they learn. Good ones can pick up the best one for the job at hand fast. Are you stuck using the first language you learned? I learned the ropes using BASIC but I haven't touched it since. It really doesn't matter.

about 3 months ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

Lumpio- Re:Why do you want pieces of plastic (354 comments)

I wouldn't live in a place with inadequate bandwidth for a simple video stream. I also wouldn't use a service that does not provide a library at least on par with The Pirate Bay.

about 4 months ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

Lumpio- Why do you want pieces of plastic (354 comments)

For something that is after all, only data? Why would anybody want to wait for a day or two for a piece of plastic when they can access the data instantly online?

about 4 months ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Lumpio- Re:Cash Needs To Go Away (753 comments)

I love being able to order stuff from Germany without worrying about currency conversion rates.

about 4 months ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Lumpio- Re:Cash Needs To Go Away (753 comments)

I'm pretty sure this isn't limited to any particular country.

about 4 months ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Lumpio- Re:Cash Needs To Go Away (753 comments)

So get rid of mag stripes. You can't skim a smart card. At least not nearly as easily.

about 4 months ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Lumpio- Re:Cash Needs To Go Away (753 comments)

...and the government passes on the costs of maintaining the cash system on to the people. Via taxes. The truth is that nothing is free and if you get something you will have to pay for it one way or another.

about 4 months ago
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The World's Best Living Programmers

Lumpio- Re:Jon Skeet doesn't belong on such a list (285 comments)

That feel when my answer gets one upvote and Skeet's almost identical answer gets eleventy thousand just because he has a higher reputation to begin with.

about 5 months ago
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Intelligent Thimble Could Replace the Mouse In 3D Virtual Reality Worlds

Lumpio- Arm. Tired. Really fast. Not practical. (65 comments)

That's the only thing I can think of every time something like this surfaces. Try holding your arm horizontally in the air for 15 minutes. Bet you get tired before you hit 5. And I use the computer for hours on end.

about 5 months ago
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The Security Industry Is Failing Miserably At Fixing Underlying Dangers

Lumpio- Impossibru! (205 comments)

Anti-virus is not a solution to the real problem!? Whaat? How can this be?

about 5 months ago
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Tesla Releases Electric Car Patents To the Public

Lumpio- Re:Trust but verify (211 comments)

Then you'd need a clause in the contract that binds Tesla to come up with a way to hold up their promise even in the case that they decide to sell.

about 5 months ago
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Step Toward Liberating Electronic Devices From Their Power Cords

Lumpio- How would this get rid of power cords? (130 comments)

As far as I understand, in practice using a supercap isn't much different from using a battery. The energy density might be different but it's not like they magically create energy from thin air. They still need to be charged. Or are we talking energy densities that would last for the entire life of a device here?

about 6 months ago
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Cisco Complains To Obama About NSA Adding Spyware To Routers

Lumpio- Re:Hypocritical (297 comments)

What the NSA is doing must be OK because it doesn't target the "American people". All the news and press conferences just concentrate on reassuring people that "American people" are not being spied on. It's OK to spy on people from all those foreign countries though.

about 6 months ago
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Don't Be a Server Hugger! (Video)

Lumpio- No matter how much you try (409 comments)

And no matter how much marketing jargon you spew at people, "the cloud" is still just a bunch of servers. Stop lying.

about 6 months ago
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Can the Lix 3D Printing Pen Actually Work?

Lumpio- Re:I would be more convinced (90 comments)

I'm fully aware that given the correct technology and parameters this is well in the realm of possibility. The particular video just doesn't instil confidence in me.

about 7 months ago
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Can the Lix 3D Printing Pen Actually Work?

Lumpio- I would be more convinced (90 comments)

If they hadn't cut small parts out of their video every time the pen was shown in action.

about 7 months ago

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