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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

Ol Olsoc Re:Wanted (164 comments)

Wanted: People who are smart enough to work in tech, but dumb enough to live in an unsafe place.

Yeah. http://www.theverge.com/2013/1...

You want a nice safe place like SanFrancisco And people who can't stand a little cold might be upset to know it isn't really all that warm either.

1 hour ago

Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

Ol Olsoc Re:do they have a progressive view? (164 comments)

The cities are full of so called 'progressives'. That's also where most of the poverty & crime come from in these states.. What a coincidence!

I wonder if that has anything to do with being where most of the people are to begin with.

1 hour ago

Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

Ol Olsoc Re:do they have a progressive view? (164 comments)

"Oh really, have you ever been there?" "No."

Pretty specious stuff there Sparky. I've never been shot, but I know darn well it's going to hurt.

The problem is, Texas has been electing politicians that while they apparently are exactly what Texas thinks is good, look to the rest of the non-red country as not so hot.

There seems to be a popular movement in Texas to not even be Americans.


1 hour ago

Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

Ol Olsoc Re:FLYOVER (164 comments)

That's a fact.

Nobody dealin' with that winter, for rent.

Not everyone is too fragile to handle a little weather.

1 hour ago

Apache OpenOffice Reaches 100 Million Downloads. Now What?

Ol Olsoc Compatibility (268 comments)

I run a number of differnet computers, and administer a small network. Some are OSX , some are Linux, and some are Microsoft OS.

I wanted compatibility. Microsoft office is availble for OSX also, but it isn't really compatible between the two. Before people jump on that, build a complex Powerpoint document, and open it in The Mac version - just as one example.

So I installed OO on all of the machines. It made them compatible. Microsoft Office is becoming the outlier now.


GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

Ol Olsoc Re:perception (316 comments)

So sleeping under and overpass or in the park is better for them... How honorable you are to support keeping people from at least having a roof over their head.

False Dichotomy.

If you are mentally ill, you should have a place to live in where you get treatment. And that is what most of these folks are.


IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

Ol Olsoc Re:Over 18 (629 comments)

Well YES! That's the Democrat (the politicians, not the voters) Party for you.

If you see the Demoncrats or the Leeeeeburuls as the source of every problem, I have this awesome bridge in New yourk to sell you.

2 days ago

GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

Ol Olsoc Re:Spare Change (316 comments)

Yeah, but looking a homeless person in the eye and then giving them spare change is worse for them than donating to a charity on your computer since the spare change just goes to alcohol and drugs.

And the Charity has a lot of expenses that dilute the hell out of your "donation". I'll bet you get pissed off at the homeless people outside the McDonald's near me, and people buy them a meal. The ignorant bastards! That money could have gone to the CEO of the United Way!

Bite me, if I feel like giving the homeless dude some money, and they get their drink on, that's not what I wish, but it's their money then, not the CEO of your charity.

2 days ago

GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

Ol Olsoc Re:perception (316 comments)

Shanty towns were made illegal, the homeless would not be all over the streets if we allowed shantytowns down near the river or elsewhere.

I suppose concentration camps or snipers might fit your "I don't want to see the poor ppl." That would be kind of evil though.

Shantytowns are symbolic of failure,

2 days ago

How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

Ol Olsoc Re:Open source was never safer (579 comments)

Closed source was always safer.

One word for you: Microsoft. Maybe two: Adobe.

THIS! It's funny how Microsoft has all the issues that they do, and yet when a problem shows up in anything else, the fanbois instantly ejaculate LOOK!! SEE???

Sorry kids, Windows has a many year legacy of needing constant security updates, way too many for you to be braying about this, as proof of the bankruptcy of FOSS.We get it, But Redmond products have a lead that will never be equaled.

2 days ago

Jenny McCarthy: "I Am Not Anti-Vaccine'"

Ol Olsoc Re:Why do people listen to her? (584 comments)

The problem is herd immunity.

If those people are within our "herd" and one of their kids gets infected with ebola-marburg-plague-mumps-pox, then they become a disease transmission vector to the rest of the herd.

And in that case, everyone who comes in contact with them becomes exposed to it and those who have not yet been immunized against ebola-marburg-plague-mumps-pox, run the risk of getting infected.

Now, if that was polio, you get crippled and paralyzed.

Agree 100 percent azav. I'm going to launce int a rant here soon, I just want yo to know it isn't directed at you.

Let's add whooping cough to that mix. About the time of McCartyism 2's height, I contracted Whooping cough as an adult. I have no proof of course, but I suspect that it was a herd immunity issue. Back when we were not batshit crazy and stupid, and relied on scientist for our science and not people who are famous for taking their clothes off and nothing else, we didn't need recurring pertussis vaccines. Now we do because foolish and stupid assholes listen to McCarthyism 2.

Folks, you do not want your child to contract whooping cough under any circumstances. The initial "cold" stage comes and goes pretty quickly, but the coughing fits - a little longer. Oh, and the fun begins.....

The couhh starts oddly enough at the bottom of a breathing cycle. You try to catch a breath, but it's a weird whooping sort of spasm. As you struggle to breathe, the world starts to go brown, red and squiggly. Several times I thought I bought the farm. fortunately, about the time I was blacking out, the spasms relaxed. Not all are as "lucky".

But allow McCarthyism to give you your marching orders, anti vaxxers, You'll be just as responsible as she is if your child dies from an easily preventable illness. In a world where Jenny McCarthy is respected and admired, and where researchers and scientists are reviled, you'll eventually reap the rewards of your stupidity.

3 days ago

Is Germany Raising a Generation of Illiterates?

Ol Olsoc Re:u can rite any way u want (431 comments)

All foolishness aside, this does go to the fundamental purpose of language, both written and spoken. The purpose that the vast majority of society expects language to fulfill is to provide a medium for communication. Up to the early 20th century, words were spelled phonetically,

Even moreso, these young punks today are speaking a corruption and society destroying version of what they foolishly call "English"

Join hands with me folks, and offer this prayer, in the hopes that we can reverse the damage already done, and return us to the proper spelling and pronunciation of English

Fæder ure ðu ðe eart on heofenum

si ðin nama gehalgod to-becume ðin rice

geweore ðin willa on eorðan swa swa on heofenum.

Urne ge dæghwamlican hlaf syle us to-deag

and forgyf us ure gyltas

swa swa we forgifa urum gyltendum

ane ne gelæde ðu us on costnunge

ac alys us of yfle

The Lord's prayer, in correct old English, with proper spelling.

4 days ago

Is Germany Raising a Generation of Illiterates?

Ol Olsoc Re:u can rite any way u want (431 comments)

I'd like to see some guy run the marathon as fast as the wheelchair guys.

Anyway, same crap is happening here in Alberta, Canada. With math as well as reading "discover for yourself how numbers work".


My son many years ago, used that system. And despite all new things being evil, and how those rotten fscking kids mess up our lawns by their very existence, it works.

It just works. I was a little skeptical, but I was wrong. He had a short time where his spellings were odd. But he and his classmates were writing a lot. Then they shifted over to correct spelling. It gets people to write at the same time they are learning to read and learning to spell.

4 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

Ol Olsoc Re:Oh boy (730 comments)

Don't need to worry about electing a next president - the one we have now is creating the apocalypse all by himself. Welcome to the Union of Socialist States (formerly the United States of America), Commie-rad!

The kook is strong in you, weed-hopper.

4 days ago

IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions For Patches

Ol Olsoc Re:see where your taxes go (322 comments)

That's a pretty strong accusation. Other than, "I don't know anything about this government department, so I'll throw around a random accusation", do you have any actual evidence?

They don't need no stinkin evidence! They have truthieness

For example, how well do they handle paperwork compared to a typical insurance company? Personally, I find the IRS documents more straightforward and less confusing.

Bingo. I figure my taxes by myself every year, and the only confusing part to me is how some folks can't figure the paperwork out.And the same people who can't figure out the paperwork seem to be the biggest IRS haters.

How do they compare in cost to a typical payroll processor like ADP? They have about the same scale; according to because ADP is private and the IRS is public, ADP should have radically lower costs. Do they?

In short, just because they are big, that doesn't make them "inefficient".

Anyone who thinks that private industry is efficient, or at all ethical compared to the Government, has severe cognitive dissonance. Cites are in the daily news.

5 days ago

The Case For a Safer Smartphone

Ol Olsoc Re:Statistics (184 comments)

I'm fairly surprised that people who are so anti "distractions" via cell phones (even when stopped) claim it's such a huge distraction, that they overlook climate control and stereos as the number one fiddled with while driving "distraction".

So do you stare at the air conditioner or stereo for minutes at a time?

If you've watched a person who is texting while driving that isn't how it works. They start by picking up the phone, and hold it near the hub of the steering wheel. They read the text. Then after about 5 seconds have passed they look up briefly to see what is happening on the road. Then its back to looking at the phone. Then they reply. So they are now really concentrating on that phone and not the road. Perhaps their intentions are good, but that half second scan of the traffic can get extented to 8-9 seconds apart. And that is when they start rear ending people, running redlights, and running over curbs and instaswitching lanes.

I see it every day on my local highways. And trying to defend TWD is like trying to defend Jerry Sandusky because, "Hey - he did some good for those kids he was boning".

People have various punishments for TWD'ers, from jail time to taking their licence. All you have to do is take the most important thing in their life. It isn't their freedom or their families. It's that little smartphone that has become more important to them than life itself.

5 days ago

Can You Buy a License To Speed In California?

Ol Olsoc Re:AZ License plates (325 comments)

Hey, it's the people YOU elected, who are presumably doing what you elected to do.

5 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

Ol Olsoc Re:Soldier (730 comments)

I guess no one ever hunts in your world? Or will people just be going to the post-apocolyptic Safeway?

Post Apocalyptic tofu, silly.

5 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

Ol Olsoc Oh boy (730 comments)

Looks like the original poster has been watching a little too much of the History 2 channel. They're still mourning that the Mayan apocalypse didn't happen.

Although I think the Ancient Aliens will protect us from the apocalypse. Or until we elect the next Republican president.

5 days ago

Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

Ol Olsoc Re:He's right! (578 comments)

Of course not all coal miners will want to be coders, but why can't you teach a coal miner to code?

You can attempt to teach them. And some probably will learn. Some won't, some will learn, but decide they want nothing to do with it.

Just like any other group of people. Just like workers at McDonalds, or even dare I say, young women, who are at present a target of coder efforts. Some can, some can't, some can but won't.

Deciding that someone is stupid or incapable of learning because of the job they presently hold is foolish.

Knowing that some people are not capable of performing certain jobs bacause of intelligence, or temperament is not foolish.

about a week ago


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