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Python Fiddle, an IDE That Runs In Your Browser

Sinthet Re:Source code? (113 comments)

They secretly steal the tons of high quality and inventive code people choose to develop in the cloud instead of on their relatively safe computers. DON'T DEV ON THERE PLZ.

more than 3 years ago
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GameStop Offers $50 Certificate For Coupon Fiasco

Sinthet Re:uhm.. (147 comments)

The implication is: Buy 2 of our products, then take another one for free.

more than 3 years ago
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GameStop Offers $50 Certificate For Coupon Fiasco

Sinthet Re:Dear GameStop: (147 comments)

Their entire buisness model is based on selling Used Games. They make next to nothing on a new game purchase, usually only $5 or so, however, a used game is nearly 100% profit. That's also why they always ask you if you want to buy a used copy of the game for less when you try buying a new disc. MOAR PROFIT.

more than 3 years ago
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GameStop Offers $50 Certificate For Coupon Fiasco

Sinthet Re:Buy 2 Get 1 (147 comments)

Usually, the buy two get one free deal only applies to certain (usually older) used games. I'm assuming this will apply to all used games.

more than 3 years ago
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GameStop Offers $50 Certificate For Coupon Fiasco

Sinthet Re:Corporate humility at its best (147 comments)

They did it on purpose, definitely, but it was a mistake to do it at all. The $50 dollars definitely covers the cost of the coupon, and the buy 2 get one free deal also results in "free" stuff to the customer. I think Gamestop is being fair here: They're giving the customer back what they took (arguably more, a coupon can only be used to redeem one specific game that they already had, they can get anything with this gift card), and extending a special offer to those they screwed over.

At the very least, they listened to complaints and admitted their mistake. In the corporate world, this is rare, but it shouldn't be rare. Gamestop just gained a point or two in my book.

more than 3 years ago
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NASA Creating Laser Communication System For Mars

Sinthet Re:6 mbps on Mars? (104 comments)

Technically it's undefined.

more than 3 years ago
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More Schools Go To 4-Day Week To Cut Costs

Sinthet Depends on their curriculum (614 comments)

I find I do better when we have 4 day weeks. This happens fairly frequently during the winter months, since skiing to school really isn't a viable option for many students. Our workload doesn't really get any smaller, since we just get our assignments from the internet, but it still results in more time that I can manage in a personally useful way, rather than have it managed for me by a computer program that brute forces a schedule with no conflicts. However, the amount of work we have is also huge relative to public schools.

I could definitely see myself slacking off (rather than taking breaks) if I didn't constantly have something to work on.

more than 3 years ago
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Cop Seeks Wiretapping Charges For Woman Who Videotaped Beating

Sinthet Re:Yeah good luck with that (662 comments)

Thats not the point. The point is that its an example of where you technically have nothing to hide, but most people wouldn't want it anyway. The Police shouldn't be monitored because "They must have nothing to hide" because thats the same reasoning they use to get people to surrender their rights.

The "on employer's time" makes much more sense. They're here to serve the public, so the public should therefore be able to make sure they are doing just that, no more, and no less.

more than 3 years ago
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Cop Seeks Wiretapping Charges For Woman Who Videotaped Beating

Sinthet Re:Yeah good luck with that (662 comments)

Thats a horrible argument. You have nothing to hide when you're taking a shit, everyone does it, but that doesn't mean you want it being recorded.

I agree on principal though. Police should be recorded, as often as possible. They are here to serve and protect, not to "clean up the streets" based on their personal or collective morals.

Not all cops are bad, I've, thankfully, have yet to encounter a "bad" cop. However, I believe that the common person needs more protection against police abuse of power, since it seems to be becoming more and more common.

more than 3 years ago
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Essex Police Arrest Man Over Blackberry Water Fight Plan

Sinthet Re:Intelligence gathering on the police themselves (158 comments)

I agree that people generally don't care about privacy and/or security, but I would never have expected being arrested for inviting people to come to a water fight. Unless this "water fight" was supposed to be a large coordinated attack on civilians via water balloons, the arrest is totally unwarranted.

more than 3 years ago
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Flawed Evidence In EU Apple vs. Samsung Case

Sinthet Re:Incorrect? (297 comments)

I think its important. They're accusing Samsung of copying their design, and to prove it they decide to resize samsung's product as to make it look as similar as possible to their own design? Somebody mentioned they changed some colors as well.

This is seriously unfair for Samsung. At the very least, the case should be thrown out. Personally, I think Apple owes the courts an apology, and at least some symbolic monetary compensation to Samsung. This kind of behavior shouldn't be allowed.

more than 3 years ago
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Mozilla To Remove User-Facing Firefox Version Numbers

Sinthet Re:Are they -trying- to kill Firefox? (683 comments)

There's a way to disable version checking with plugins. Most work just fine across versions they weren't written for, but fail the check and so fail to run as a safety measure.

more than 3 years ago
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Dutch Government To Tax Drivers Based On Car Use

Sinthet Re:This was proposed in Oregon (500 comments)

With all the vulnerabilities shown in GPS recently, I'm sure it wouldn't be too difficult to just either jam the signal, or create a fake signal that constantly informs the receiver that you are currently stationary.

more than 3 years ago
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BART Disables Cell Service To Disrupt Protests

Sinthet Re:Stupid slope (440 comments)

If you can justify taking out a weapon and firing on him, you should be glad there may be witnesses who saw it happen. If it ever went to court, it would be very difficult for a lawyer to use all the little "mind-tricks" on the jury if just one of those witnesses could step forward and tell the story objectively.

Your example definetly does not apply to a self-defense situation. The guy valued his money more than the lives he took, and for that, he was punished. I highly doubt he would be punished if he sped up to hit someone who was firing a gun at him, for example.

more than 3 years ago
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BART Disables Cell Service To Disrupt Protests

Sinthet Re:Stupid slope (440 comments)

You're correct, but in context, this was for guard-duty type stuff. Like guarding weapon depots and things like that, where you might come into contact with civilians/rouge soldiers/"other non-immediately identifiable as enemy" people.

more than 3 years ago
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BART Disables Cell Service To Disrupt Protests

Sinthet Re:Stupid slope (440 comments)

A dead man doesn't testify.

According to my father, that's what he was taught as a soldier in Poland. Shooting to wound can lead to legal trouble, and if you're only looking to wound, you probably don't have grounds to be shooting at all, guns should always be a last resort if you ask me, as in, your absolute last chance.

Not to mention, Im sure its nearly impossible not to "shoot to kill" in an actual deadly situation, you can't honestly expect someone to be 100% calm and dead accurate when in a life or death situation, and so the center of mass approach is generally what happens.

If you do have the time to properly aim and fire in a self-defense situation, you're either Robocop, or you shouldn't be firing.

more than 3 years ago
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3D Hacking Environment Links Kinect, Blender, and Metasploit

Sinthet Re:Pleasing? WTF? (93 comments)

I'm pretty sure this hack was done "just because" and "for fun" rather than a serious attempt at a front-end for metasploit.

more than 3 years ago
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The Mathematics of Lawn Mowing

Sinthet Re:Interesting Story! (514 comments)

I enjoy computer programming, but I don't prolong my coding session by re-writing my own libraries. I use efficient libraries and optimize if and when I can. The more efficient and elegant, the more satisfactory it is.

more than 3 years ago
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Linus Torvalds Ditches GNOME 3 For Xfce

Sinthet Re:Change for the sake of change? (835 comments)

I've been using LXDE for the past couple months. I dont need much desktop configuration, and the amount it has is more than enough. I'm sure if I played around with themes and stuff I could get a very pretty looking desktop, but its just not that important to me. It's also been pretty stable, but has crashed on me once or twice.

It's memory footprint is also pretty small (I used to run Gnome on this laptop). If you want a bit more functionality and a default "nicer" look, go for XFCE, if you want something lightweight, but maybe a tad more difficult to set up to your specifications, go for LXDE.

more than 3 years ago

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