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Google Acquires Curated Music Service Songza

Neruocomp What? (45 comments)

What is Songza?

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

Neruocomp Re:Java (536 comments)

Maybe because I'm a sysadmin I was mainly thing of the backend. With a stable backend, you could put whatever window dressing on top of it according to the flavor of the day.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

Neruocomp Java (536 comments)

Be careful with frameworks, because as soon as you find yourself having to do things outside of its protective little garden, you might as well give up on the framework. But in terms of long lived, go with Java. It has no buzz or the glory the pretty new things have and thats why its still in wide use in the enterprise.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Bequeath Sensitive Information?

Neruocomp Lawyer (208 comments)

Isn't that what lawyers are for?

about 2 months ago
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3D Windowing System Developed Using Wayland, Oculus Rift

Neruocomp Reboot (72 comments)

Its the 90s all over again. This reminds me of Reboot, but worse.

about 2 months ago
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50 Years of BASIC, the Language That Made Computers Personal

Neruocomp BASIC is where I began (224 comments)

I remember my first computer, an Intel 486 Packard Bell way back in the early 90s. Windows 3.11 and DOS. I learned by pushing every button, even sometimes breaking the computer, but making sure I fixed it. Then I found BASIC buried in there and started playing with programming. I had no books to learn from, didn't even know where to begin on something like that but I learned through trial and error. It really came in handy as a calculator to check my homework against. I have fond memories with gorillas throwing nuclear bananas. I'm now a Linux sysadmin specializing in HPC clusters.

about 4 months ago
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How Japan Plans To Build Orbital Solar Power Stations

Neruocomp SimCity (230 comments)

Because well all know what happens

about 4 months ago
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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Unix Admins

Neruocomp Using multiple shells (136 comments)

When working on a problem, I usually have two or more shells open. I don't mean multitasking, but with more then one open, I can issue commands from one and use the others to monitor logs/etc.

about 5 months ago
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Start-Up Founders On Dealing With Depression

Neruocomp Re:Normal is bad? (257 comments)

Maybe poor for not explaining that a symptom of depression is fatigue and decreased energy.

about 5 months ago
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Start-Up Founders On Dealing With Depression

Neruocomp Re:Huh? (257 comments)

One of the symptoms of depression is fatigue and decreased energy

about 5 months ago
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Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

Neruocomp Its like picking a language (627 comments)

Its all about whats needed to get the job done. If it works, great. If not, move on to the next thing. The job is whats important, the philosophy can come second.

about 6 months ago
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Is Google Making the Digital Divide Worse?

Neruocomp Bandwidth isn't the issue (259 comments)

This is about the last mile. You don't need fiber to your door to take advantage of it nor do you need access to that much bandwidth. My broadband comes in on twisted pair at 12Mbps and my issue isn't with bandwidth capacity, but with the price. The price of broadband needs to go down. The definition of what broadband is needs to change to increase the baseline of what can be called broadband.

about 6 months ago
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Microsoft Circles the Wagons To Defeat ODF In the UK

Neruocomp OOXML is 10 years old? (89 comments)

2004 doesn't feel like that long ago. But hearing it phrased like that makes me feel old. -_-

about 6 months ago
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Google Fiber Pondering 9 New Metro Areas

Neruocomp Re:San Antonio! (172 comments)

We have plenty of tech jobs, not of the kind glorified by Google or Facebook, but Rackspace and USAA are major employers. Also do your research, San Antonio is #7 in city population and #25 in metro population. Not to mention in the top 20 for fastest growing cities.

about 6 months ago
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Google Fiber Pondering 9 New Metro Areas

Neruocomp San Antonio! (172 comments)

Austin has all the big names, but San Antonio is just a better city.

about 6 months ago
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Good Engineering Managers Just "Don't Exist"

Neruocomp Oh snap (312 comments)

Where is my popcorn?

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

Neruocomp Warranty? (716 comments)

Following the builder analogy, at my university, there were issues with a new building's facade, so the builder came back and repaired it. But warranties also expire. This sounds a lot like maintenance contracts used when buying servers/software(eg Oracle). But as for 'blaming' a particular developer for the issue, couldn't you also argue that the QA team is at fault? What about those who wrote the spec? There are many people involved in building software and this is where the analogy breaks down.

about 7 months ago
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House Committee Approves Bill Banning In-Flight Phone Calls

Neruocomp Leave social norms to society (366 comments)

I think things like common sense and courtesy are cultural ideas that are created and modified in the marketplace of ideas. I'd rather let the airlines, and thus the consumers, decide. The FCC showed via Science that its ok to use a cell phone, that it doesn't affect the safety of the flight. They should just leave it there and not legislate social norms.

about 7 months ago
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PlayStation Sales Halted?

Neruocomp Re:Patents gone wild! (581 comments)

Yes well that might be true, but then why didn't they tell Sony about this at the beginning, I'm sure they would have made more money by getting Sony to license the technology from them instead of through a lawsuit.

more than 9 years ago

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