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Investigation: Apple Failing To Protect Chinese Factory Workers

OneSmartFellow Re:You have selected....... (191 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 ?

2 days ago
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11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed To End California Drought

OneSmartFellow Most of the comments here are so far off the mark. (324 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.

4 days ago
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Apple, IBM Partnership Yields First Results: 10 Mobile Apps

OneSmartFellow Coming soon... (53 comments)

...iLotusNotes......

Run Away !

about two weeks ago
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Fedora 21 Released

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

Very funny post.

Please continue to post regularly

about two weeks ago
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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 two weeks ago
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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 three weeks ago
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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 three weeks ago
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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 a month ago
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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 a month ago
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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

OneSmartFellow Re:Exactly why we test all candidates. (276 comments)

Presumably OP is interviewing for sysadmin positions maintaining LAMP installations, not developing LAMP based services.

Either that or OP is just as clueless as his candidates

about a month ago
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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

OneSmartFellow Re:Note to IT recruiters. (276 comments)

Grammar Nazi strikes again.

it's/its

about a month ago
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Will Lyft and Uber's Shared-Ride Service Hurt Public Transit?

OneSmartFellow Re:should be banned or regulated (237 comments)

Why would covering a "customer" (aka person) be any more expensive than covering a "family member" (aka person).

Don't you ever have "strangers" (aka persons) on your property - like your plumber, electrician, meter reader, gardener ?

about a month ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

OneSmartFellow Re:How about we hackers? (863 comments)

A lot of the " more and more stuff that has nothing to do with an init system" that is "included" in systemd has nothing to do with systemd itself, or the systemd developers.
Example: Gnome. Why is gnome adding dependencies on systemd libraries ?

about 2 months ago
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Windows 0-Day Exploited In Ongoing Attacks

OneSmartFellow Wait one cotton pickin' minute (114 comments)

Who the fsck embeds OLE objects in PowerPoint.

I have enough trouble getting text to display.

about a month ago
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Journalists Route Around White House Press Office

OneSmartFellow Re:What's the Press Office for? (111 comments)

Investigative journalism costs money. It's a far greater risk, in terms of expense, than simply regurgitating bullshit - from whatever source.

Mass media exists to make a profit, not enforce journalistic integrity.

about 2 months ago
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Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines

OneSmartFellow Re:What we generally do - in this country.... (403 comments)

divide the distance traveled since the last time they filled up by the number of liters/gallons

How funny

miles/gallon
kilometers/liter

about 2 months ago
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Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines

OneSmartFellow What we generally do - in this country.... (403 comments)

(that being the USofA) is to worry about how far we can go on a tank of fuel. This is a throwback to the days when trips of any significant distance could easily leave you stranded between fueling stations (which used to be as much as hundreds of miles apart)

In that case, knowing distance per unit of fuel is more important than fuel per unit of distance.

In Europe, where distances are SIGNIFCANTLY shorter it is much more interesting to worry about the cost of the trip, especially when public transport options are close competitors in price. In this case the unit of fuel per unit of distance makes a much easier comparison.

about 2 months ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

OneSmartFellow Re:What has happened to Slashdot? (425 comments)

I generally agree with the sentiment above. Although I think I would change the emphasis from knowledge to perspective. Sometimes the issues at hand are less about facts and more about thinking clearly about the facts, and what they really imply.

about 2 months ago
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Study: Compound Found In Beer Boosts Brain Function

OneSmartFellow Coincidentally.... (119 comments)

...I am just leaving the office for the Munich Oktoberfest.

I'll do my best, but usually 5 Maß is my limit.

about 3 months ago
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Developing the First Law of Robotics

OneSmartFellow Re:Same as humans ... (165 comments)

...the first true AI will be able to churn out billions of lines of code ...

Let's hope not. I'd be satisfied with it only generating a few dozen, as long as they were truly bug free.

Given a billion lines of code, the correctness would have to be above %99.99999999 in order to have a chance of being error free. That's a pretty tall order, even for automata.

about 3 months ago

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OneSmartFellow OneSmartFellow writes  |  about 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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