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2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

Radres Re: Index it to inflation (619 comments)

Then you'd end up with a never-ending cycle of inflation since gas price directly affects inflation (you can't do anything without gas).

about 4 months ago
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Apple's Revenge: iMessage Might Eat Your Texts If You Switch To Android

Radres Re:Fix according to Apple is (415 comments)

They have a "right up"? Really?

about 5 months ago
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How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370

Radres Re:Flight recorder (491 comments)

Yes for this particular flight, uploading audio data to a server might not have worked. But if we're talking about upgrading black box tech for all planes, then let's go for both more capacity and internet capability.

about 6 months ago
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How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370

Radres Re:Flight recorder (491 comments)

Calm down, dude. He didn't say it had to be a systemic problem with the aircraft, just that it wasn't the pilot purposefully crashing the plane. There's still a wide range of things that could have gone wrong before considering it a systemic issue.

about 6 months ago
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How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370

Radres Re:Flight recorder (491 comments)

Or now with in-flight WiFi an option, why isn't the black box configured to upload its audio to a server somewhere?

about 6 months ago
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Neovim: Rebuilding Vim For the 21st Century

Radres Re: Full blown vim in a good IDE:one of my dreams (248 comments)

When I have some repetitive text I need to manipulate, I just copy-paste to vim, edit, and paste back into the IDE. Otherwise, I'm coding in the IDE. It's great.

about 7 months ago
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Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

Radres Re:Another type that is interesting... (717 comments)

The problem is that it's near impossible to say with certainty whether those issues created by that developer were unavoidable as part of doing the job. Many times bugs are the fallout from dysfunctions either in the team (poor requirements, planning) or in the technology (buggy, poorly-implemented abstractions that the developer is forced to build on top of). Of course it's reasonable to blame it all on the incompetence of the developer, but in some cases it genuinely isn't his fault despite his name being attached to the bug.

about 8 months ago
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Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

Radres Re:How about 80? (717 comments)

To be fair, a month after 9/11 who wasn't afraid of losing their job? Management could ask for anything back then.

about 8 months ago
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Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

Radres Re: It's a status thing (717 comments)

Two minimum wage earners in the same household? By definition one of those workers is working just to pay minimum wage for childcare. Two income households only makes sense if both adults are making more than minimum wage.

about 8 months ago
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Researchers Claim Facebook Is 'Dead and Buried' To Many Young Users

Radres Re: Who would believe it? (457 comments)

I'd hardly call referencing his name in the liner notes of one of the most popular albums of the 90s "marketing". There are some products that are so good that they need no marketing to sell.

about 10 months ago
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Ford Self-Driving R&D Car Tells Small Animal From Paper Bag At 200 Ft.

Radres Re:Yes but (207 comments)

In China, only old people tell small animal from paper bag.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Prioritizing Saleable Used Computer Books?

Radres Re:Donate to Goodwill (219 comments)

I'm gonna pop some books. Got 20 dollars in my pocket. I'm I'm hunting, looking for a COM book.

This is fucking awesome!

about a year ago
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BlackBerry Confirms 4,500 Job Cuts, Warns of $950 Million Loss

Radres Re:Die already Blackberry (120 comments)

No, he's saying that we shouldn't be rooting for companies to fail. What does the world gain from a company like RIM failing to produce great, new products? BB may be obsolete tech, but I'm sure somewhere along the line someone could have done something to diversify RIM's portfolio to keep that company afloat.

about a year ago
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George Zimmerman Acquitted In Death of Trayvon Martin

Radres Re:Not all show trials go the way the media (1737 comments)

We the people lost, too: millions in taxpayer dollars for this political sideshow. Probably more millions if there actually is rioting. Not to mention how much money was indirectly wasted by advertising dollars to pay for news coverage of this. But then, I guess it's better than having to report actual news.

about a year ago
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Best Buy Follows Yahoo in Banning Remote Work

Radres Re:Terrible move by a dying entity (317 comments)

There is no need for evidence, it's pretty obvious that if you tell your employees who live 1,000 miles away to either come into the office or quit, a good number of those will quit.

To the contrary, what is the evidence that remote employees perform worse than local? Why do we need more office space and people commuting generating pollution and congestion on our roads?

What industry do you work in and what occupation? I'm sure certain fields are more workable remote than others.

The problem with having it be a "justifiable accommodation for an especially good performer" is that everyone thinks that they are good performers and everyone will think they deserve it. It's either all or nothing.

about a year and a half ago
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Best Buy Follows Yahoo in Banning Remote Work

Radres Re:Terrible move by a dying entity (317 comments)

It's just a way to lay people off without having to pay severance.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Best To Set Up a Parent's PC?

Radres iPad (418 comments)

Get her one.

about a year and a half ago

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