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The Energy Saved By Ditching DVDs Could Power 200,000 Homes

MrSome Re:Nice try cloud guys (339 comments)

So like... mainframes and dummy terminals all over again?

Why did we stop using those?

Round and round we go...

about 5 months ago
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Comcast PAC Gave Money To Every Senator Examining Time Warner Cable Merger

MrSome Re:This is how America ceases to be great (133 comments)

It has to do with free speech because the Supreme Court ruled that anyone should be able to give any amount of money to anyone they want, and their reasoning for allowing this is because they believe giving that money to anyone you want is defensible because it is free speech. So, while I understand your confusion, and I agree that the two have nothing to do with each other, the point the Supreme Court made is...

Giving money to politicians = Free Speech. Essentially saying we have no right to infringe on this freedom with rules or regulations because it would be contrary to the 1st Amendment.

So people like me, who think that money should play no part in how someone gets elected, just got kicked in the nuts and told to go home. Because a guy with $1,000,000 to blow, will be able to afford a lot more "free speech" (media exposure, staffers, etc.) than my $100.

about 6 months ago
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AT&T Exec Calls Netflix "Arrogant" For Expecting Net Neutrality

MrSome Re:More Corporate Greedmeisters (466 comments)

I feel like the sarcasm in my post wasn't thick enough. I was going for the tone of people I know that say things like, "If you tax the rich, nobody will work hard anymore cause they can't make any money." or "Regulation is BAD. Always BAD."

Which is utter BS but, when you're a capitalist you don't think that anything can ever happen without the incentive to get rich. As if people don't ever get curious and try to solve problems, simply because they want to try.

about 7 months ago
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AT&T Exec Calls Netflix "Arrogant" For Expecting Net Neutrality

MrSome Re:More Corporate Greedmeisters (466 comments)

Cmon man... If it wasn't for capitalism, we'd all just sit around going, "I'm not going to try hard at anything, cause I can't get rich doing it."

Isn't that the pro-capitalist-free-market-deregulate-the-world chant?

about 7 months ago
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AT&T Exec Calls Netflix "Arrogant" For Expecting Net Neutrality

MrSome Here we go... (466 comments)

His comment shows exactly where these ISPs want to take the internet.

It's not about paying for an internet connection so you can get what you want... no no.

They want you to pay for an internet connection to get what they want to give you.

about 7 months ago
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Audience Jeers Contestant Who Uses Game Theory To Win At 'Jeopardy'

MrSome Oh how I dream... (412 comments)

Oh lord how I dream of the day when my life's most trying moments are how I mentally handle the way some guy plays Jeopardy.

Don't get me wrong, good post, nerdy stuff, love it. But... who are these people that have nothing better to complain about than Jeopardy strategy?

If only there was some way to get them to put their worries towards something productive.

about 9 months ago
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Google Rolling Out Gmail Redesign

MrSome Only Thing (303 comments)

The only change I want from Google for gmail, is to disable the stupid conversation mode on the Android app.

I hate conversation mode.

about a year ago
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US Near Bottom In Life Expectancy In Developed World

MrSome Re:Yeah, but we're very productive (1063 comments)

No, you can't always find another job. You're wrong. You must live in an area where jobs that pay enough to support a family are plentiful, and anyone with any skill set will be hired for these jobs. They don't have to relocate, and they don't have to sell their old house. They don't have to worry about protecting their family. This is the part where you go into a rant about, "blah blah blah your fault blah blah blah you should have went to college blah blah blah investments blah blah blah".

And tell me, how do you SAVE money if there's nothing left over since you're already living paycheck to paycheck? (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/19/us-usa-survey-paycheck-idUSBRE88I1BE20120919)

See, here's your problem. It's obvious from everything you've said, that you've never had to truly struggle. You have this view that everyone has the same life and opportunity as you did, and if they aren't as successful as you, they must have done something wrong... like it's their fault. News flash, not everyone gets the same treatment in life, nor the same opportunities. As a society, we do what we can to reduce that gap in opportunity, and help those less fortunate than us.

I am successful, my wife is successful, we have no problems with money. We are very lucky. I'm not stupid enough to say that the problems most Americans face with finding jobs and getting by financially, would just go away if they had worked harder.

No, sir. You can't always find another job. But I'm sure you will Mr. Romney.

about 2 years ago
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US Near Bottom In Life Expectancy In Developed World

MrSome Re:Yeah, but we're very productive (1063 comments)

No, you can't always get another job. Are you in the US? Are you aware of the unemployment problems? Those aren't just high school drop outs that can't find jobs. There are many college graduates in that line too. And you can't just get a job at the local Gas-Quick-Mart if you're trying to keep your house and raise 2 children.

No, you can't always save your money. If your wife is diagnosed with cancer, or perhaps you're in a car accident with extreme medical bills, your savings would go to that. Then you're living paycheck to paycheck, making ends meet.

about 2 years ago
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US Near Bottom In Life Expectancy In Developed World

MrSome Re:Yeah, but we're very productive (1063 comments)

Yo AC,
Read his post again. I think you're the one who's missing something here.

Crazyjj is making a point that the problem is the stress caused by having to WORK way more than our fellow affluent countries. While I don't know if this is accurate, I do seem to recall articles stating the more relaxed work atmospheres and the large amount of vacation available in some European countries.

Most people in the US are lucky to get 2 weeks of paid vacation per year... INCLUDING THE HIGH INCOME PEOPLE. And if they do, they're too scared to take it because their employers make it seem like if you do, you're not a "dedicated employee".

Before everyone else starts in on the "Well he should just find another job..." Quit yellin that BS. If you have a job now, you're lucky. So you take what you can get and do the best you can. It doesn't mean you're not allowed to complain if it's difficult to change your current position.

I get 3 weeks of vacation, and 5 sick days. The 3 weeks of vacation, I had to work here for 10 years to get.

about 2 years ago
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Comments On Code Comments?

MrSome Trust (472 comments)

For me, when it comes to comments, is it's about who wrote them.

There are people I work with, who, no matter how much commenting they do, I still don't trust they knew what they were doing. So I'll always step through and analyze what the code is doing myself. Could that be classified as "Don't judge a book by it's cover." ?

Here's a question, if the code is written well... doesn't it document itself? I mean, as a developer/programmer, shouldn't I be able to read/speak that language fluently enough that I don't need a full english translation?

more than 2 years ago
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RIP Nintendo Power Magazine: 1988-2012

MrSome Video Power (1 comments)

Remember that show Video Power? Where the contestant could run around the maze attaching games to himself with velcro?

They always picked the worst games to get...

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Track Bugs For Personal Software Projects?

MrSome Requirements? (221 comments)

I've always just use a spreadsheet to track my personal projects. (Excel, Google Docs, OpenOffice).

But since you didn't list much for requirements, I'm not sure if something like that would work for you.

If you need reporting tools, and the ability to allow users to enter in their own tickets... then obviously a spreadsheet would be next to useless.

more than 2 years ago
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Ouya Android Console Blows Past Kickstarter Goal

MrSome Re:Scam-like points of note (270 comments)

Very good points.

I'm not 100% sure how they're doing what they're doing.

But how feasible would it be for something to take a, let's say, Raspberry Pi... beef it up a little. Make a casing, pre-install some software, a neat looking UI, and throw in a controller.

How much would that cost?

more than 2 years ago
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Ouya Android Console Blows Past Kickstarter Goal

MrSome Re:Holy funding, splatman! (270 comments)

Agreed 100%.

At $99 it's cheaper than... well, any gaming platform, right? (Android Phone, iPhone, Nintendo DS, Wii, PS3, Xbox360)

So if it can offer the same type of entertainment options... (Netflix, HBOGo... etc), why not give it a try?

All they need is some developers who know to focus on the FUN factor of games. I'm tired of the industry rating games on graphics and realism. I want games that are fun, with a high replayability factor. I have enough realism from 8-5. I don't need to see individual hairs on the back of my character's neck stand up when he gets shot in the face.

more than 2 years ago
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Hip Hop Artists Developing Open Source Beat Making Software

MrSome Re:LMMS (192 comments)

Don't get all butt hurt Lil AC. Please tell me all about your favorite hip hop artist and how they compare to Michaelangelo.

I'm probably not doing it because I feel like all that music is generic and it could be computer generated. So why would I waste time on it? Didn't you read my post? The part where I said "IMO"? Oh wait, you thought your opinion would change mine? Sorry. I enjoy rap and hip/hop as much as the next guy, but I take it for what it's worth.

about 2 years ago

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