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Gun Rights Groups Say They Don't Oppose Smart Guns, Just Mandates

Mitchell314 Re:Police (584 comments)

Anybody having a modicum of tech support experience would know that even "point and click" is overly complicated for plenty of average people. :P

"Yes, I need you to turn it off and on again. You need to pull the trigger and slide back th-no, don't worry sir, we already dispatched an ambulance. Now, has your remaining hand stopped bleeding? Sir, I need you to stop the bleeding first before we can proceed. Now, hold the handle with your teeth an- sir? Sir?"

about 2 months ago
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Swedish Fare Dodgers Organize Against Transportation Authorities

Mitchell314 Re:Insurance (389 comments)

Just don't drink and drive. It's not rocket science.

about 2 months ago
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Is There a Limit To a Laser's Energy?

Mitchell314 Re:E=MC^2 (135 comments)

It's been a long time since I last studied physics, but an extremely strong EM field can have mass.

about 3 months ago
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Is There a Limit To a Laser's Energy?

Mitchell314 Re:You keep using that word (135 comments)

We can outright throw it out, as there isn't an infinite amount of energy in the visible universe.

about 3 months ago
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Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

Mitchell314 Re:Please change the name! (360 comments)

It's the british that use '-re' to sound like 'er'. My guess is that most americans have heard spanish long enough to link '-re' to sound like 'ay'. And have heard canadians long enough to put an 'ay' at the end of any word anyways. :P

about 3 months ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

Mitchell314 Re:Sex discrimination. (673 comments)

Seeing as how the news is about programming, who's being silly?

about 3 months ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

Mitchell314 Re:Sex discrimination. (673 comments)

And the vast majority of all those are not in programming at all. Programmers/CS/IT workers make good money, have a very low work death rate, and CS graduates are overwhelmingly dominated by males. It's a privileged field (not saying that's wrong, but compared to blue collar work, let's be real here. You know, like work where there are actual deadly hazards?), and while I'm no fan of affirmative action, it's absolutely silly to complain that there's a little extra incentive to teach an couple more people from an under-represented demographic in such a discipline.

about 3 months ago
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OpenSSL Bug Allows Attackers To Read Memory In 64k Chunks

Mitchell314 Re:Ironic (303 comments)

Silly, all "Open*" projects are owned by OpenBSD. Like OpenGL. And OpenOffice. :p

about 4 months ago
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OpenSSL Bug Allows Attackers To Read Memory In 64k Chunks

Mitchell314 Re:What? (303 comments)

All non-trivial code bases are stuffed with exploits, flaws, and vulnerabilities. Source: Just ask any competent programmer.

about 4 months ago
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UN Report: Climate Changes Overwhelming

Mitchell314 Re:Projections (987 comments)

And why so mean to folks with small mines?

about 4 months ago
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Linux 3.14 Kernel Released

Mitchell314 Re:WOW! (132 comments)

I haven't worked with any of the top tier supercomputers, although I have (albiet cursory) worked in HPC environments running linux. The environment was very heterogeneous in terms of available hardware, permissible job parameters, and user groups.

about 4 months ago
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MariaDB 10 Released, Now With NoSQL Support

Mitchell314 Re:It's webscale! (103 comments)

And it comes with lots of petabytes in the cloud! The kind they use in Big Data, not like those cheap terabytes they use in the SQL.

about 4 months ago

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