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Calif. DMV Back-Pedals On Commercial-Plate Mandate For Ride-Share Drivers

OneSmartFellow Re:Insurance (160 comments)

No, but doing a job for money makes one a "professional". There is a very distinct difference for a good reason, or perhaps you would be happy trusting your unlicensed gas fitter, or surgeon.

9 hours ago

Google Releases More Windows Bugs

OneSmartFellow Re:Hope the trend continues. (261 comments)

If the code is well written - I know, Windows ? - then tracking down and fixing a bug should take minutes, not months.

about a week ago

Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now

OneSmartFellow Re:Not Really --- And Rooting For This = Horrible (441 comments)

Surely this is axiomatic, since the definition of non-renewable indicates there is no way to create more.

However here is your proof.
Let x represent the finite amount of non-renewable energy
Let A represent some non-zero amount of consumption of resource x.
assume: x = x-A
subtract x from both sides
0 = -A
now to make it easier to read
A = -0 = 0
violates the definition of A !


about two weeks ago

The Importance of Deleting Old Stuff

OneSmartFellow Re:So the whole world is now like my Mom? (177 comments)

I know, now, that my ex-wife used to make up shit that she would then claim that I said.
I used to think I was insane because I could never remember saying stuff she would claim that I said. Lots of it wouldn't even sound like something I would say, yet she would -supposedly- quote me verbatim.

Bitch !

You have been warned.

about two weeks ago

The Importance of Deleting Old Stuff

OneSmartFellow Re:Air-gap. (177 comments)

I have every file from every computer system from every OS upgrade/re-install. In Windows the heirarchy looks like this: C:\old c\old c\old c\old c\old c

Oh, I need that file from 1996? Well duh, it's under C:\old c\old c\old c\old c\old c\old c\old c\old c\old c\stuff\ 2001? C:\old c\old c\old c\documents and settings\shakrai\my documents\

Works in Linux too, where it's just /oldroot/oldroot/oldroot/

How idiotic is that.
Why not give them year names or anything/something to help you navigate quickly.
Why struggle with trying to figure out the relative 'old' path. That's just plain dumb.

about two weeks ago

Beware Headlines Saying Chocolate Is Good For You

OneSmartFellow Re:Still useful research (224 comments)

Actually, it's not how much cocoa solids, but what else goes into the chocolate.

Hershey's produces chocolates with as much as 60% cocoa, other brands have more, including Dante Confections 98% cocoa "Stevia".
It's added ingredients - particularly in Hershey's milk chocolates - which make mass produced American market chocolates taste like, well, almost nothing, or perhaps vomit.

about three weeks ago

What Language Will the World Speak In 2115?

OneSmartFellow Re:Few you say? (578 comments)

....intermediate level of mastery.

I'm fairly certain that you mean a rudimentary level. I've yet to meet anyone who learned a language in a public school in the US (i.e. High School) that could little more than ask for a beer and tell the time in that language.

US public school foreign language courses are a joke, mostly because they start too late - perhaps the 7th grade - whereas English taught in much of Europe starts at kindergarten age.

about three weeks ago

How We'll Program 1000 Cores - and Get Linus Ranting, Again

OneSmartFellow The single most significant sentence.. (449 comments)

..is this:

The obstacle we shall have to overcome, if we are to successfully program manycore systems, is our cherished assumption that we write programs that always get the exactly right answers.

This is an interesting observation. Let's take graphs for example. We rarely need to solve every possible path and find THE shortest one, we usually only need to find one which is shorter than almost all the other ones.

Do we always care whether every pixel is the best possible color when compressing images ? No, it usually only has to be close enough so that we can't tell the difference.

These are classic examples of that statement that have already been implemented in both parallel and linear algorithm design. I'd like to see much more research into understanding why some problems don't require an exact answer, and some do. Maybe we need to change the way we think about what a solution is, rather than how to solve.

about three weeks ago

Trees vs. Atmospheric Carbon: A Fight That Makes Sense?

OneSmartFellow I blame the paper-less office initiative (363 comments)

Imagine if we had never invented the paperless office. Think of the millions of tons of carbon that could be sequestered in printed documents being stored away in huge underground vaults for eternity.

Bring back the carbon copy !

about a month ago

Investigation: Apple Failing To Protect Chinese Factory Workers

OneSmartFellow Re:You have selected....... (201 comments)

An apple falls from a farmers tree, and rolls to your feet.
You pick up the apple, and eat it
You didn't grow the apple, but you ate it as if it were yours by default.
How do you justify that ?

about a month ago

11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed To End California Drought

OneSmartFellow Most of the comments here are so far off the mark. (330 comments)

...that it's not even funny.

Fact is that California has plenty of water most of the time. Occasionally the weather patterns shift a bit, and we miss out on normal rainfall for a year, maybe two. Then it comes back, and we have plenty of water again.

This is just how it is. Making idiotic suggestions about not farming the Central Valley, or ridiculing that "most of California is a desert", so don't live there, etc, etc.. just shows your feeble-mindedness.

Lots of folks live in Tornado Alley, or along the Hurricane coast, and get ridiculous amounts of Federal aid every year. California has much less frequent water problems than those areas have their problems, but nobody seems to be telling those people, hey you live in a stupid place, why don't you move somewhere else.

about a month ago

Apple, IBM Partnership Yields First Results: 10 Mobile Apps

OneSmartFellow Coming soon... (53 comments)


Run Away !

about a month and a half ago

Fedora 21 Released

OneSmartFellow Re:** Crickets ** (106 comments)

Very funny post.

Please continue to post regularly

about a month and a half ago

Fedora 21 Released

OneSmartFellow Re:Fedora 20 upgrade comments (106 comments)

I really need to bite the bullet one day and switch to a distribution that does not worship at the church of bleeding edge.

That, and stop complaining about a product that is clearly advertised as being bleeding edge.

I upgraded from F20 via fedup and these instruction, and had zero problems: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki...

about a month and a half ago

Is a "Wikipedia For News" Feasible?

OneSmartFellow Re:US Centric? (167 comments)

American news journalism is dead, and has been for many years.

You are honestly better off watching al jazeera than any US television news for surprisingly neutral reporting of facts.

about 2 months ago

Is Chernobyl Still Dangerous? Was 60 Minutes Pushing Propaganda?

OneSmartFellow I for one.... (409 comments)

....am happy to see humans cultivating and eating the loca; flora and fauna.

By doing so, they are helping to collect all that radioactive material so that it can be disposed of safely and efficiently.

They are the true heros of the Soviet Union.

about 2 months ago

US Marshals Auctioning $20M Worth of Silk Road's Bitcoins

OneSmartFellow Re:But the case hasn't even started! (119 comments)

That really is what that little phrase on every bill about being useful for all debts "public and private" really means
Except that is not at all what is meant by that phrase.

Next time, try writing about something you know about.

about 2 months ago

Scientists Discover Diamond Nanothreads

OneSmartFellow Re:How about "not diamond"? (79 comments)

close- packed bundles of subnanometre-diameter sp3-bonded carbon threads capped with hydrogen, crystalline in two dimensions and short-range ordered in the third

I'll stick with Diamond

about 2 months ago



OneSmartFellow OneSmartFellow writes  |  more than 8 years ago

OneSmartFellow (716217) writes "A 'Whites Only'scholarship of $250 is being offered to needy students who are at least 25% 'Causasion' http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=2674267&page=1, but this has sparked anger in other 'ethnic' groups. My question is, what is the legal definition of an ethnic group, and why would anyone get so pissed off about this scholarship, seeing as a 25% causasion is still %75 something else, and so presuambly still a 'ethnic' minority."


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