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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

MonkeyDancer Re:Bullshit (2219 comments)

Mod parent up!

about 6 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

MonkeyDancer Re:Tempest in a teapot (2219 comments)

Exactly. The reason no-one RTFA is because it's usually shit, and they probably read it two days ago anyway. The comments are the interesting bit. Slashdot isn't a news site, it's a debate site.

And when you do read the comments a lot of the time you end up seeing well reasoned arguments by people who are knowledgeable about TFA but can explain it without needing to water down the information.

EXACTLY!

about 6 months ago
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"Clinical Trials" For Programming Languages?

MonkeyDancer Programming Language Warning (232 comments)

If your using a programming language, but your language is not enough, then you should consult your doctor.
Call your doctor if your application worsens, or if you have unusual changes in mood, behavior, or thoughts of suicide.
See a doctor if you have high fever, stiff muscles, confusion, or having trouble swallowing.
Some adverse affects are: diarrhea, seizures, and flatulence.

about 7 months ago
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Polar Vortex Sends Life-Threatening Freeze To US

MonkeyDancer Threatning the midwest! (684 comments)

OMG! We're all going to die!

about 7 months ago
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Safeway Suspends Worker For Sci-Fi Parody of His Firing

MonkeyDancer Re:Ah (191 comments)

The Amiga existed in 1993 and the Video Toaster was 3 years old at that point. So tell me, what technology *did* you think would exist in 2013? Flying cars for all? Jet belts and anti gravity and warp drives? About the only thing you *can* expect to get better is information processing, everything else has plateaued decades ago.

Please post a link to a video with special effects created decades ago that a grocery store employee made.

about 7 months ago
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Safeway Suspends Worker For Sci-Fi Parody of His Firing

MonkeyDancer Re:Ah (191 comments)

I think I know why he was suspended -- half of the clip is the same couple of scenes remixed, and the typography is unoriginal. If I were the manager, I'd have yelled at him too for the low quality of the parody. It really just demonstrates a lack of dedication and attention to detail that I've come to expect from minimum wage workers in this country. I mean, if you're going to half-ass a parody, what else are you half-assing in your life, mmm?

Disclaimer: Snarky. If you take this post seriously, there's something wrong with you.

Twenty years ago I would have never ever thought a grocery store worker being able to produce a SciFi clip with special effects to this degree would have been possible. Technology in the hands of the masses is also a great testament to our hard work.

about 7 months ago
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Website Checkout Glitches: Two Very Different Corporate Responses

MonkeyDancer Re:Same rules apply (303 comments)

If a brick and mortar left a sign up in their windows advertising X percent off consumers would expect it. Just because they are online doesn't give them a pass for sloppy practices.

Your analogy is wrong. It is true the customer would get X percent off the advertised price. What happens if the cash register malfunctions and gives an additional discount? Don't forget that you agreed to the EULA contract upon checkout which protects the seller.

about 7 months ago
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What Would It Cost To Build a Windows Version of the Pricey New Mac Pro?

MonkeyDancer I bought my Mom a Mac Pro (804 comments)

I bought my Mom a Mac Pro for Christmas.
She says GMail runs so much faster now.

about 7 months ago
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Member of President Obama's NSA Panel Recommends Increased Data Collection

MonkeyDancer Re:WTF?! (349 comments)

Compare this to US involvement in WWII where 418 thousand Americans died and managed to free France, Scandinavia, the Low Countries, South Korea and some of South East Asia (just over 200 million people all up), with the rest being taken by equally-oppressive Communism and it sounds like incredibly good value for human life.

Weapons are great for the people who own them.
Using your WWII analogy, imagine Adolf Hitler have the powers of the NSA today!

about 7 months ago
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Interview: Ask Alan Adler About Flying Toys and the Perfect Cup of Coffee

MonkeyDancer The Physics of the Aerobie (76 comments)

The Aerobie Pro Ring is one of the best skill toy inventions ever created.
Can you tell us about the physics and engineering challenges that you had to overcome to break the world record?

about 7 months ago
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High-Frequency Trading For Your Private Data

MonkeyDancer Re:make it illegal - all of it (75 comments)

The market is what regulates privacy. When companies overstep, there will be consequences, but so far the market has said consumers are more than willing to trade data for amazing free tools online.

about 8 months ago
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Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Yahoo Form Alliance Against NSA

MonkeyDancer Give up our security? (293 comments)

Are they nuts? My Senator says "these tools are required to intercept and obstruct terrorism". He goes on to say that "we must never allow the terrorists to alter the freedoms that define our country and make us the greatest nation in the world". If we stop these programs then the terrorists win!

about 8 months ago
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DARPA Makes Finding Software Flaws Fun

MonkeyDancer Greetings, Professor Falken (46 comments)

I'm disappointed they do not have the game 'Global Thermonuclear War'.

about 8 months ago
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A Real-Time Map of Travelers Suffering From the Thanksgiving Storm

MonkeyDancer TSA Misery Map (88 comments)

Missing Option: TSA Misery Map

about 8 months ago
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Vint Cerf Thinks Privacy May Be an Anomaly

MonkeyDancer Re:Simple... (145 comments)

or expect to have less opportunity as those in positions of authority choose to turn you down in favor of someone that will embarrass them less.

"Turn me down" from what? I would never associate myself, business wise or socially, with someone who is a strong believer in nepotism. I will go to great lengths to avoid being judged by people.

about 8 months ago
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Interview: Ask Limor Fried About Open-Source Hardware and Adafruit

MonkeyDancer The Future (139 comments)

As the DIY electronics and robotics evolve, what do you see as the next logical progression?

about 8 months ago
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Don't Call It Stack Rank: Yahoo's QPR System For Culling Non-Performers

MonkeyDancer Re:no matter how high (177 comments)

the performance of your employees is, there will always be a top 10% and a bottom 10% in the bell curve or in any other system that is.

Everyone contributes differently to a project because we have come from different work-life experiences. I don't think I have ever come across a software engineer or IT employee who was able to study hard in school and then get into a position where they were not able to understand complex technical problems and come up with solutions. If you have a decent hiring process, then you should have already eliminated the "bottom 10%". At the end of the day, the output performance of an employee is based on moral and team synergy.

about 9 months ago
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Researchers Use Computer-Generated 10-Year-Old Girl To Catch Online Predators

MonkeyDancer Re:profile = evidence? (545 comments)

IP Address is probably permissible but a profile is not "evidence".
My profile name is "MoneyDancer" but that is not my real name. I was not born in 1950 as specified in my profile.

about 9 months ago
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Researchers Use Computer-Generated 10-Year-Old Girl To Catch Online Predators

MonkeyDancer profile = evidence? (545 comments)

Researchers used evidence including profiles on Skype and social media to identify the suspects.

These guys probably deserve what's coming to them but to say that a profile is evidence is a bit extreme.

about 9 months ago
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Researchers Tout Electricity Storage Tech That Could Recharge Devices In Minutes

MonkeyDancer Second Post! (31 comments)

Second Post!

about 9 months ago

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