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A War Over Solar Power Is Raging Within the GOP

Nadaka Re:Fucking rednecks (1030 comments)

But... that would be "raising taxes"! And that is a sin against the lord our god, Grover Norquist.

about 9 months ago
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A War Over Solar Power Is Raging Within the GOP

Nadaka Re:Sucks to be them. (1030 comments)

The ACA is not the crown jewel of the left. it is a right leaning overly compromized piece of shit.

A single payer healthcare system would have been the solution of the left.

about 9 months ago
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Vint Cerf Thinks Privacy May Be an Anomaly

Nadaka Re:The ability to chose your peers is important. (145 comments)

Wrong. People didn't generally have the opportunity to move about and seek a place where they can fit in.

Serfs were tied to the land of their lord. The were not allowed to simply free themselves of those obligations.

about 9 months ago
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Stop Listening and Start Watching If You Want To Understand User Needs

Nadaka Re:Medical (161 comments)

And it is. Every aspect of medical software is scrutinized by risk management, including medical professionals.

about 10 months ago
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Stop Listening and Start Watching If You Want To Understand User Needs

Nadaka Re:Medical (161 comments)

The person using my software is not my customer. My customer is the patient and the FDA. If making it easier for the nurse compromises the safety of the patient, its BAD software.

about 10 months ago
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Stop Listening and Start Watching If You Want To Understand User Needs

Nadaka Re:Medical (161 comments)

Medical software is a medical device and subject to regulation as such. I am in the business of writing that software, and while I as a developer can and would be happy to make things easy and awesome, risk management often determines that "easy" can also be "dangerous". Make the default route too easy and you risk a user accidentally skipping the correct route.

about 10 months ago
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Is Europa Too Prickly To Land On?

Nadaka Re:Arthur C Clarke strikes again! (140 comments)

actually earth had the "sharks" with birdlike beaks. Earth had a crap-load of weird-ass creatures in the long long ago.

about 10 months ago
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No, the Earth (almost Certainly) Won't Be Hit By an Asteroid In 2032

Nadaka Re:Probability gobbledygook. (142 comments)

So? Nearly impossible things happen all the time given a sufficiently large sample.

about 10 months ago
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No, the Earth (almost Certainly) Won't Be Hit By an Asteroid In 2032

Nadaka Re:Isn't that a bad estimate? (142 comments)

Not really. if current measures are accurate, and there is a 99.9999 chance of a miss, more measures are 99.9999% likely to support that miss and only 0.0001% likely to contradict it.

Its not quite as simple as that, but its not anywhere near 50/50 like you suggest.

about 10 months ago
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No, the Earth (almost Certainly) Won't Be Hit By an Asteroid In 2032

Nadaka Re:Probability gobbledygook. (142 comments)

over 5 orders of magnitude is as close to "almost certain" as science gets.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Hardest Things Programmers Have To Do?

Nadaka focusing on work (473 comments)

Hence this post.

about 10 months ago
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Barbarians At the Gateways

Nadaka Re:Gross receipts tax (321 comments)

Pretty sure you replied to the wrong post.

about 10 months ago
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Barbarians At the Gateways

Nadaka Re:Gross receipts tax (321 comments)

I'm not sure the math on that will work out.

From the perspective of personal income, we need an average taxation rate of around 27% to balance the federal budget.

And what happens when you transfer money from one account to another? You "receive" the money, so does that mean you get taxed?

about 10 months ago
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Shutdown Cost the US Economy $24 Billion

Nadaka Re:Really? (767 comments)

Free market health care is NOT the most economically efficient.

A free market only functions when both parties have approximately equal negotiating power, are fully informed and not under threat.

By its nature, healthcare decisions are almost always made under threat of a cost to ones health or life, and since the alternative is to die, the victim...patient has no negotiating power.

about a year ago
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Volvo Developing Nano-Battery Tech Built Into Car Body Panels

Nadaka Re:Solar panels (178 comments)

It is if you park near the focus point of one of the parabolic death ray buildings.

about a year ago
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Oracle Attacks Open Source; Says Community-Developed Code Is Inferior

Nadaka Re: Yeah, but they nailed the "documentation" par (394 comments)

The patches for these issues are intentionally withheld from their products until you encounter them, many of them have existed and have patches for them for several years. Its intentionally crippled code.

about a year ago

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