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Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

Salgat Re:= $912,000,000,000 (230 comments)

You don't want to destroy companies, disrupt millions who use their services or are employed there, all because of a single fine. The reasonable course of action is to fine a reasonably large amount that will deter them from future occurrences, as the law intended.

2 days ago
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NVIDIA Launches New Midrange Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card

Salgat Re:Awesome, I shall buy one in a year (111 comments)

I use a 750 Ti on a setup with 3 monitors (main being 1440p) and runs my games just fine on high settings, including WoW, LoL, Skyrim, Civ 5, and a few others. It's more the sufficient for most gaming on a budget, even at higher resolutions.

3 days ago
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Is D an Underrated Programming Language?

Salgat Re:What Kind (379 comments)

This is incredibly true. C++ has such a diversity of ways to program that its complexity is limited to what you decide to use from it. With just smart pointers, auto, and the STL you can get away with writing major projects that never use a new or delete, where typing is greatly simplified (no more crazy iterators, just for (auto entry : array)), and where containers efficiently hold and handle whatever you need them too. My favorite new feature of C++ is the rule of zero, where destructors, copy constructors, etc are often no longer needed. C++11 and 14 are amazing.

4 days ago
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Exploring Some Lesser-Known Scripting Languages

Salgat Re:Who supports it (60 comments)

He had a very good point. There are a million and one amazing languages out there for all sorts of applications but there is a real cost in time and support for using and supporting a niche language.

about two weeks ago
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Would You Rent Out Your Unused Drive Space?

Salgat Re:Wuala used to have this (331 comments)

You shouldn't use such a scammy sounding method for your product, even if you think it'll help you in a minor way. This has a very bad PR feel to it and will probably scare away a lot of customers and take away some of your legitimacy.

about two weeks ago
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Would You Rent Out Your Unused Drive Space?

Salgat Re:Nope (331 comments)

I'm assuming the storage is redundant, which means they could divide up each encrypted file among several computers. This means that even if you knew the decryption key, you'd have no way to decrypt it.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

Salgat Re:Free? (703 comments)

What are you talking about? 2+2 agreements are widespread, take a look at my school's transfer guides for example. I personally followed the engineering route and was able to get 2 engineering degrees in 3 years after transferring from my community college. https://www.monroeccc.edu/acad... Where are you getting your information?

about two weeks ago
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Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

Salgat Re:Free? (703 comments)

Obviously, he never said anything to imply otherwise. Considering that $3,800/year is almost nothing compared to what we pay others, this is an extremely efficient and effective way to provide quality undergraduate education for free for millions of good students. I support it 100% as someone who went to community college and was able to transfer to University of Michigan and graduate for engineering.

about two weeks ago
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Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For

Salgat Re:We have unbundled here. Prices went up. (448 comments)

Sounds fine to me. At least they will have a clear indication of which channels are worth putting more funding into.

about two weeks ago
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HP Is Planning To Split Into Two Separate Businesses, Sources Say

Salgat Re:Some advice to the CEOs... (118 comments)

It makes sense though. You expand as much as you can until you can no longer grow, then split up and repeat the process. This maximizes growth.

about 4 months ago
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Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline

Salgat Re:Most women are INSANELY good at tech... (342 comments)

Stereotypes being bad works both ways. A positive stereotype is still bad; don't generalize women as being very bad or very good at technology.

about 4 months ago
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Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

Salgat Re:How important is that at this point? (197 comments)

This mode makes a huge difference for how easy it is to use GIMP. I have a theory that a lot of criticism stems from not knowing about this mode.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Who Should Pay Costs To Attend Conferences?

Salgat Why Las Vegas? (182 comments)

Is this some super special training only offered at Las Vegas? Have you looked into alternate ways to receive the training? Every training I have inquired about stated that while they do offer training at the conferences, they also offer other options to provide it.

about 4 months ago
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NVIDIA Launches Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 GPUs

Salgat Re:970 price point (125 comments)

As an added bonus, the 970 scales almost perfectly in SLI, almost double the FPS for two cards in SLI. This even beats the 980 in performance/cost.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?

Salgat Re:I've seen a place like that (232 comments)

The sad thing is that doing all that work exposed the programmer to a lot more risk, even if his productivity was incredibly high. Oh well, at least as zero productivity (0 lines of code) there is no risk for bugs in the code.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?

Salgat Re:3rd world (232 comments)

Unions are great but they do not fix managers who are abusive and can't properly run a project. Unions mainly make sure you are guaranteed certain hours including how overtime is handled and protect your job from being done by others not in your same position.

about 4 months ago
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Researchers Working On Crystallizing Light

Salgat Re:Finally!! (129 comments)

Honestly, I'm just getting sick of going to Slashdot comments and seeing the top posts all being jokes instead of insightful and interesting discussions. On this submission alone I see 3 of the top 5 posts are just jokes; white noise that I have to sift through to find actual information.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

Salgat Re:None, seriously, none. (471 comments)

I disagree here. The biggest issues with phones is that you have to shut off the screen and put it back into your pocket every time you use it. A smartwatch that removes the need for all this could be a very convenient innovation; especially if the screen can dynamically expand to your needs. Obviously today's technology is still very basic for flexible (OLED) screens, but maybe in the future we will have something that works much better.

about 4 months ago

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