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Harvard's CompSci Intro Course Boasts Record-Breaking Enrollment

Mike Buddha Re:Not sure if troll but.. (123 comments)

Eastern time zone, Doctor Who.

4 days ago
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Harvard's CompSci Intro Course Boasts Record-Breaking Enrollment

Mike Buddha Re:I am shocked! (123 comments)

There are plenty of people in the world who will maintain your vehicle for a reasonable price. Same with your computers.

4 days ago
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Harvard's CompSci Intro Course Boasts Record-Breaking Enrollment

Mike Buddha Re:Linux, cryptography, HTML and JavaScript. (123 comments)

If you don't think Javascript is computer science, you either don't know Javascript or don't know computer science.

4 days ago
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Amazon Instant Video Now Available On Android

Mike Buddha Re:finally (77 comments)

Works on my Note 3.

about a week ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

Mike Buddha Cameras reduce problems for everyone (455 comments)

There was a story a few months back about a suburb of LA instituting a 100% camera policy and finding that the number of police brutality complaints dropping precipitously. The reasons for the drop were not as cut and dried as people will have you believe. A lot of complaints were dropped after the complainant was confronted with video and audio of the incident after the fact. Also, the officers were able to calm many situations down by simply stating that the entire incident was on camera and could be used as evidence in court.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04...

about three weeks ago
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Whole Organ Grown In Animal For First Time

Mike Buddha Old news. (77 comments)

Animals have had whole organs growing in them for years!

about three weeks ago
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13-Year-Old Finds Fungus Deadly To AIDS Patients Growing On Trees

Mike Buddha Re:The Tools of Science (134 comments)

Since when is collecting samples and cataloging them not hard science? Not particularly difficult, but most definitely hard science.

about three weeks ago
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Latest Wikipedia Uproar Over 'Superprotection'

Mike Buddha Re:Agile can fuck off. (239 comments)

Agile development is the fastest way to organically grow your shitstorm.

about a month ago
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Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons Player's Handbook Released

Mike Buddha Re: Probability of roll for advantage/disadvantage (203 comments)

I first learned about statistics from reading an article in Dragon magazine about doing a Chi-squared test to determine which of your dice rolls more favorably for you. I learned probability from playing D&D. Like it or not, the two are inexorably tied, and for some of us, that's part of the fun.

about a month ago
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Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons Player's Handbook Released

Mike Buddha Re:Pathfinder? (203 comments)

I'd like to play Pathfinder adventures with 5e rules. Pathfinder has too many rules.

about a month ago
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Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons Player's Handbook Released

Mike Buddha Re:5e: Best D&D, MHO (203 comments)

I really hated the paperwork involved with gaining a level in 3e & 3.5e. 3e was worse, though. What skills do you want to raise? Does that skill have any other skills that it synergizes with? Is the synergy active at this skill level? If so, do you want to spend less on that skill and more on another that doesn't have a synergy yet? Bah. I'm not interested in games that are as complicated as the tax code for no good reason. All the rules just slowed everything down. They added nothing to the gameplay. Nothing that couldn't be added by having a player make a DC modified by their class and level, that is.

about a month ago
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Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons Player's Handbook Released

Mike Buddha Re:Flaws? (203 comments)

IMO 5e is better than 0e, 1e, 2e, 3e, 3.5e, and 4e. It's a culmination of the best elements of all these editions, with none of the crap. It's a svelte paragon of the D&D genre that puts the gameplay back into the rolling of dice to determine success, without the irritating paperwork involved in 2e-3.5e. Most of 4e was pitched :)

about a month ago
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Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware

Mike Buddha Re:Apple problem. (188 comments)

Oh but you know they're chomping at the bit to. Ever since they introduced their app store for OS X a few years back...

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

Mike Buddha Re: sigh (427 comments)

It's not their fault. It's duck.com's ISP that's causing the problem.

about a month ago
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NVIDIA Launches Tegra K1-Based SHIELD Tablet, Wireless Controller

Mike Buddha Re:Nice on the aspect ratio (42 comments)

Not if you're reading comic books. 9:16 is perfect for that.

about 2 months ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

Mike Buddha Re:No. (502 comments)

No doubt that gold plated connectors don't oxidize, but does the oxidation cause real issues with sound quality, in any meaningful measurement? How much oxidation would be required before a noticable degradation in signal would occur?

about 2 months ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

Mike Buddha Re:Sound Cards are good enough? (502 comments)

My experience with NewEgg has been impeccable as far as support goes. Try again.

about 2 months ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

Mike Buddha Re:Sound Cards are good enough? (502 comments)

A quick glance over at Newegg would throw into question your statement that "most intel/amd sound chips don't support high range, 5.1 or 7.1 surround". Supporting 5.1 & 7.1 surround are de rigeur on even the low end motherboards that are available. As far as "high range", if you don't define it, I guess we don't know if they support it.

about 2 months ago

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