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Girl's Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

SeanBlader US$80,000 is greater than enabling child porn? (387 comments)

I'm wondering what your teenage daughter posting naked pictures costs over a lifetime of missed job opportunities costs in comparison to a one time failure to gain US$80,000. Surely being a child porn star is pricier in the long run, not just financially, but emotionally as well?

about a month and a half ago
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Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

SeanBlader Visual Studio (627 comments)

Last time I tried to use Visual Studio, the startup time was taking longer than it did to install, so I dumped it in favor of anything else.

about 2 months ago
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Why Nissan Is Talking To Tesla Model S Owners

SeanBlader This is so right, but is only part of the story (335 comments)

The other part of the story is that one is fuck ugly, the other is super high tech and elegant. Don't get me wrong, there's things I'd do differently on the Model S, but there's not much I could do worse on the Leaf.

about 2 months ago
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Exxon Mobile CEO Sues To Stop Fracking Near His Texas Ranch

SeanBlader In a nutshell (317 comments)

"Drill baby drill."

about 2 months ago
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The Road To VR

SeanBlader the difference (61 comments)

In one case you're in another person's head in another person's world. In the other case you're in another person's world, but still in your own head and in control of your own actions. I promise being in your head and making your own decisions is better.

about 2 months ago
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Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?

SeanBlader assumptions (745 comments)

You're assuming that humanity is the only intelligent life in this simulation. For all we know we could be the newbs, and The Programmer could be just watching macro-statistics of all "life" across the entire simulation.

about 2 months ago
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Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?

SeanBlader retcon (745 comments)

Unless such occurrences are all retroactively changed when the law is changed, which would include changing how we remember perceiving said prior law. A good programmer won't copy a function, they'll link to it, and when that function changes, no other code referencing that function will have an idea that it was ever different than as they currently perceive it. That's what they call retroactive continuity.

about 2 months ago
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Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?

SeanBlader call it what you want (745 comments)

As an athiest, I think what you're referring to is "agnostic". I'll believe in the "programmer from the future" or "God" or "Q" when I meet him/her, the latter being preferable.

about 2 months ago
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Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?

SeanBlader alternates (745 comments)

And that leads to the idea of alternate universes, where the address of your memory allocation gets corrupted and you end up in an alternate simulation where some small thing has changed, but your recollection of that thing is otherwise.

about 2 months ago
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Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?

SeanBlader just like the matrix (745 comments)

Really all that needs to be simulated is one person's perception, you have no way to prove that what you perceive, including other people is actually part of the simulation or all in your head.

about 2 months ago
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Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?

SeanBlader Or (745 comments)

We'd all be carrying around guns trying to kill each other. I have to say I like your idea better, but I'm not a religious fundamentalist either, which I believe creates some bias against sex and for murder.

about 2 months ago
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Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?

SeanBlader continued (745 comments)

...it's all around us, even here in this room.

about 2 months ago
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Target's Internal Security Team Warned Management

SeanBlader fallacy (236 comments)

Changing passwords regularly has been found to be more of a security risk than not changing them and having a more restrictive password policy. I've had informal discussions with a number of people at various companies where password changing every 3 months causes more problems with lost passwords and written down passwords.

about 2 months ago
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Target's Internal Security Team Warned Management

SeanBlader Need a poll (236 comments)

How many of anyone has been brushed off by management for what they thought were serious safety or security concerns. I know I've been there for both cases. Management however was more interested in other stupid crap than doing things right.

about 2 months ago
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Elon Musk, Tesla CTO Talk Model X Details, Model S Upgrades

SeanBlader I thought T until (155 comments)

A coworker suggested that the fourth chassis they make should be the Model Y. SEX and Y. I hope it's not a cargo vehicle, they need to do a new Roadster.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Distributed Online Storage For Families?

SeanBlader Bittorrent Sync (168 comments)

I have to agree with the suggestion for Bittorrent Sync, it's super easy, will mirror between sites, and runs in a really small process.

about 2 months ago
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These Are the Companies the FAA Has Sent notices To For Using Drones

SeanBlader What's important is the lack of beer (136 comments)

Surely there's solid medical need for beer while ice fishing and the FAA by blocking said delivery is putting the lives of those who do it in serious danger. I mean obviously anyone who Ice Fishes is nearly insane, and probably near hypothermic death. In addition it's been scientifically proven that you'd be a lot warmer and a lot happier with a bellyfull of mead.

about 2 months ago
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California Bill Proposes Mandatory Kill-Switch On Phones and Tablets

SeanBlader Handy for Police intervention (341 comments)

This would be nice if you could disable the device completely when the police confiscate it for no legal reason.

about 2 months ago
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HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

SeanBlader Skip it (573 comments)

Don't explain to them that you used jQuery, just tell them you used XMLHttpRequest(), and if they didn't intend it to be used, they should have included it in their JavaScript processor.

about 2 months ago
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Wozniak Gets Personal On Innovation

SeanBlader next step (161 comments)

If I was going to do something crazy, I'd look at getting rid of our screens, and replacing it with voice. That means probably doing better with voice generation, and leveraging and improving voice recognition. I have a thought or two about the idea at a basic level, but I don't have the programming or theoretical chops to make it happen. That would be neat though to see something go that way. Granted that's not all that crazy as evidenced by the movie "Her" but it's a start in the direction Woz was talking about.

about 2 months ago

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YouTube is down!

SeanBlader SeanBlader writes  |  about 4 months ago

SeanBlader (1354199) writes "http://www.youtube.com/ has been down for a few minutes, it's currently showing this error message:

500 Internal Server Error
Sorry, something went wrong.
A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation.

It would be interesting to follow up on this and see if it's reported in the next Quarterly Earnings Statements."

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