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Direct Sales OK Baked Into Nevada's $1.3 Billion Incentive Deal With Tesla

SOOPRcow Re:Why is this legal in the U.S.? (149 comments)

One could argue that he and his State are competing in a free market against other states. There are obviously benefits to having these business operate in your state. If the people of his State didn't support these deals they would almost certainly discontinue electing assembly people and governors who support it.

about a month and a half ago
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Target Admits Data Breach May Have Up To 110 Million Victims

SOOPRcow Re:Lots of class actions (213 comments)

To play devils advocate the person whom you are accusing of fraudulently making charges on to your account is innocent until it can be proven that they are guilty. You're reporting a crime; you're not being accused of a crime and thus the state of your guilt is not in question. A more "appropriate" statement would be "I thought the customer was always right". However, I think we both know that isn't always true either :/

about 9 months ago
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EFF Sues NSA, Justice Department, FBI

SOOPRcow Re:Bravo EFF (333 comments)

But then the government will know who I associate with!

about a year ago
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Visual Studio vs. Eclipse: a Programmer's Comparison

SOOPRcow Re:Getters and setters (543 comments)

You may only want to be able to get the variable but not set the variable. Plus you can do data checking in the Set function and what not.

In the case of his example it was probably a little weak because you're right he could've just used a public int member variable to the same affect. A better example would be public int MyField { get; private set; }

about a year ago
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America's Second-largest Employer Is a Temp Agency

SOOPRcow Re:lack of unions and workers rights (541 comments)

I haven't seen a legitimate use of a 1099 in my life.

I use to do some contract development work in my spare time (Scripting and putting together Winamp3/5 skins) and would get a 1099-MISC form at the end of the year. It was pretty darn legitimate. Wasn't constant work and was on a per-skin basis.

about a year ago
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Apple Declutters, Speeds Up iTunes With Major Upgrade

SOOPRcow Re:CNET overviews the removed features (295 comments)

Winamp has supported gapless playback for a decade now. I honestly can't understand how gapless playback isn't a default feature/setting in any music playing software.

about 2 years ago
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Bradley Manning (WikiLeaks Source) Given Hearing After 2 Years In Jail

SOOPRcow Re:Case dismissed? (369 comments)

Congress authorized both Military Actions. Use the whole quote, "To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;"

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Makes Direct X 11.1 a Windows 8 Exclusive

SOOPRcow Re:I still can't tell the difference betwen DX9 an (553 comments)

It's not just about visuals, it's also about performance. It is now much cheaper (GPU utilization wise) to do today what was done yesterday. Also, keep in mind that a lot of games don't have that great of visuals because they limit themselves to match consoles. The Call of Duty franchise is a perfect example of this. Anyway, take a look at this to see what is new. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/hh404562(v=vs.85).aspx Also, this is what games could be doing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duSIE2TkpH4

about 2 years ago
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Space Station Saved By a Toothbrush?

SOOPRcow Re:Obligatory Simpsons (179 comments)

Honest to god that is the first thing I thought of when I saw this story. 3

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Flash-Friendly Router To Replace Aging WRT54GS?

SOOPRcow Re:Jedi? (334 comments)

How do you know they are complete trash? If you didn't get the reference you clearly didn't see all of them :)

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook To Launch In-Browser Video Chat With Skype

SOOPRcow Re:Google+ does this already (89 comments)

You can already create "friend" groups on facebook. I don't see how they're any different tbh.

more than 3 years ago
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Military Drone Attacks Are Not 'Hostile'

SOOPRcow Re:It's not a law! (892 comments)

You need to do some reading http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Powers_Resolution Vetoed by President Richard Nixon on October 24, 1973 Overridden by the House on November 7, 1973 (284â"135) Overridden by the Senate and became law on November 7, 1973 (75â"18)

more than 3 years ago
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UK's Two Biggest ISPs Rip Up Net Neutrality

SOOPRcow Re:110% ?? (225 comments)

Hypnotist: You will give 110 percent. Team: That's impossible no one can give more than 100 percent. By definition that's the most any one can give. 3 Simpsons (Homer at the Bat)

about 4 years ago
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72% of US Adults Support Violent-Game Ban For Minors

SOOPRcow Re:Do they not already have restrictions? (478 comments)

I'd just like to point out that the movie rating system isn't actually a law. It's just corporate policy. The video game thing they want to be a mandatory law which in many peoples opinion (and I think rightfully so) a violation of the first amendment's freedom of speech.

more than 4 years ago
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Two Research Groups Create 'Electric Skin'

SOOPRcow First Contact (52 comments)

Nerd point of order: Data's new skin in First Contact was actual organic human skin grafted over his exoskeleton.

more than 4 years ago
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The New Difficulties In Making a 3D Game

SOOPRcow Holodeck (190 comments)

All I know is that I won't be happy till I can play games on a holodeck. That said, 3D for games makes way more sense to me then for movies or TV's.

more than 4 years ago

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