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Popular Android Apps Full of Bugs: Researchers Blame Recycling of Code

Noah Haders Not surprised (106 comments)

Not surprised that android apps are full of holes. The whole android concept was designed to treat people like commodities in a way never before possible. The whole Ecosystem is *engineered* to have holes.

10 hours ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Noah Haders Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (547 comments)

The real question is whether this level of childish behavior helps to make Linux a better product or makes it a worse product. The ultimate proof of its success is in market share against other operating systems. Hold on, let me go check the newest stats... Ok Linux is a failure and if this where any rational company Linus would be fired.

12 hours ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Noah Haders Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (547 comments)

Maybe if he wasn't so abusive then Linux wouldn't be a niche for nerd-tards. I would say the failure of Linux in the marketplace is proof positive that his management style is a failure. If this were an actual company he would be canned.

12 hours ago
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Bad "Buss Duct" Causes Week-long Closure of 5,000 Employee Federal Complex

Noah Haders Re:Earthshaking (120 comments)

what's a buss duct?

2 days ago
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Soccer Superstar Plays With Very Low Brain Activity

Noah Haders Re: expert skill-based integration (145 comments)

the brain is likely choosing which pitch to throw, e.g. high and outside fastball, but the arm does the throwing, i.e, snap the wrist at the exact moment to give it the spin it needs.

2 days ago
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Soccer Superstar Plays With Very Low Brain Activity

Noah Haders Re: No shit, it's soccer. (145 comments)

i think women's beach volleyball is "the beautiful sport"

2 days ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

Noah Haders Re:As We Speak (265 comments)

what are US products?

2 days ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

Noah Haders Re:It's TCO, not licenses only (265 comments)

no, we're talking about government. workers need something to do.

2 days ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

Noah Haders Re:As We Speak (265 comments)

I think we'll see more and more international organizations/companies migrating from US company products. I'm surprised this french press release didn't end with, "fsck u, M$! and fsck u 2, NSA!"

2 days ago
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eSports Starting To Go Mainstream

Noah Haders Re:Not Surprising (113 comments)

i know mario kart. and angry birds. could those be competitions?

2 days ago
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eSports Starting To Go Mainstream

Noah Haders Re:Not Surprising (113 comments)

i would totally watch a competitive street fighter or mario kart tournament. but only if they flipped back and forth between what's on the screen and video of the players.

2 days ago
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eSports Starting To Go Mainstream

Noah Haders Re:Not Surprising (113 comments)

. The games that are being played now by professionals in front of an audience, like LoL, DOTA2, SC2 and CS:GO are actually designed around being good for spectators.

I don't know what any of these games are

2 days ago
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"Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery

Noah Haders Re:Cost (183 comments)

lol we still have pilots who actually sit in planes? lol.

3 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Noah Haders Re: name and location tweeted... (861 comments)

lol welcome to the internet. if you're a douchebag people will flame you online. grow a pair.

3 days ago
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One Trillion Bq Released By Nuclear Debris Removal At Fukushima So Far

Noah Haders Re:Pick your units of radiation... (189 comments)

agreed, the bequerel as a unit is bad enough, but it's even worse when people mis-use it. A bequerel isn't a count of something, like coulomb or joule (or "atoms popping tops off") but rather a rate, like amperes or watts. it's (atoms popping off) per second. so the notion of "bequerels per hour" makes no sense, or "a total of N bequerels".

the best you can do, if you want to measure the number of atoms blowing their wad over a period of time, you multiply the atoms-blowing-chunks-rate with the number of seconds in the time period. So, if something has a radioactivity of N bequerels, then there are 3600 * N atom pops per hour. Or, as we do with electricity, you could measure atomic pops with the unit bequerel-hours. You could also say "my atomic trash emitted N bequerels (or N/3600 bequerel-hours) over the course of the clean-up period.

honestly, the bequerel-hour may be the most common-sense method to measure radioactivity. It's grounded in the physical world (atomic pop-offs) unlike things like greys, and it's similar enough to watt-hour that people will use it right.

3 days ago
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'Just Let Me Code!'

Noah Haders Re:Integrating with each other system (368 comments)

true programming is deterministic but life is *not* deterministic, which is why you can't solve life problems with programming. does not compute! beep beep boop beep boop!

3 days ago

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Google buying satellite constellation network; will watch your every movement

Noah Haders Noah Haders writes  |  about a month and a half ago

Noah Haders (3621429) writes "The Wall Street Journal profiles one of Google's recent acquisitions which has implications on mapping, competitive intelligence and even privacy. Skybox Imaging is an intelligence company that by the year 2018 will be able to take satellite imaging to the next level:
By the time its entire fleet of 24 satellites has launched in 2018, Skybox will be imaging the entire Earth at a resolution sufficient to capture, for example, real-time video of cars driving down the highway. And it will be doing it three times a day.
The ability to take such frequent imaging will certainly aid Google's Maps product, but it also opens up a market for competitive intelligence. Skybox says they are already looking at Foxconn every week and are able to pinpoint the next iPhone release based on the density of trucks outside their manufacturing facilities.

Google plans on initially using the technology to improve their Maps product, potentially providing more up-to-date satellite images, but Skybox executives have long term plans for offering their data to outside developers for a fee."

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