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Finding Life In Space By Looking For Extraterrestrial Pollution

Sla$hPot Look for ET third world war (95 comments)

Just tune in for fusion and fission bombs.
Would they register on a radio telescope?

4 days ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

Sla$hPot Re:I approve this message (611 comments)

I agree that classic capitalism seems outdated. And i don't see a big difference between a moderate capitalist and a moderate social democrat today anyways.
Pragmatic thinking doesn't really have any political resting place, but often leads to extreme cynicism when weighing own beliefs/needs against others. So that's out, if you ask me.
Liberalism seems like the most sustainable system and reasonable starting point, without inflicting more system/damage than necessary.
There will always be government spending including as much internal abuse as possible.
One of the factors that should have driven government spending down significantly, is automated processes via. IT (old subject)
But as long as the IT governance and implementation management is handled by government officials, one only can be sure that IT spending will surpass JSF, maned mission(s) to Mars and beyond and what else you can think of. Throw in the LHC too.
Maybe the politicians are stupid, maybe corrupt or just numb or too occupied with throwing crap at each other
One thing is for sure, government spending is always running amok, same issues, same excuses
Perhaps we could lower government wages enough to make it profitable taking a job in the private sector, where people actually make money?

5 days ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

Sla$hPot Re:let me correct that for you. (611 comments)

(Score:5, Insightful) Oh yeah...Duh!

socialism is found in scandinavia, belgium, netherlands, france, and the former western-germany

Thats quite a postulate i would say.
Uhm.. and you forgot to mention England, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Greece and the remaining shitload of countries united by EU.
Given the high degree of nepotism ( corruption ) found in those countries, that you mentioned, i would question what you call socialism, as i would question, the
meaning of communism found in Korea.
Perhaps you (as a non AC) could tell when communism actually worked ( for the people )?
And what the actual difference between socialism and communism, except from the level of sophistication, really is?

about a week ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

Sla$hPot I approve this message (611 comments)

Socialism, communism ( Same shit! ) = Corruption by default.
Can someone please come up with a new political pragma that derives from, intelligence, ethics, moral, responsibility and perhaps also respect for the individual?

about a week ago
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Cosmic Mystery Solved By Super-sized Supernova Dust

Sla$hPot More telescopes, less particle accelerators please (16 comments)

There is so many things happening in front of our noses when looking into the sky. But we just don't see it.
Sub atomic particles are orders of magnitude more energetic, than what we can achieve here on earth.
Star births, supernovas and gamma ray bursts happen regularly, just waiting to be detected, recorded and analyzed.
More and more detailed data on extrasolar planets are gathered every day.
More telescopes please!

about three weeks ago
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WebODF: JavaScript Open Document Format Editor Deemed Stable

Sla$hPot Re:javascriptards (91 comments)

If node.js doesn't fit your production needs don't use it ( if you can't figure out how to harness a nonblocking architecture that is ). However there is a reason why node.js is gaining popularity everyday. If you want a solid scalable frontend development platform use node.js. FFS use node.js everyday!

about three weeks ago
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WebODF: JavaScript Open Document Format Editor Deemed Stable

Sla$hPot This is a killer (91 comments)

Looking forward to see this build into web mail solutions.

about three weeks ago
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Xanadu Software Released After 54 Years In the Making

Sla$hPot Longest startup ever (90 comments)

Congrates! That should also leave a record in Guinness Book of World Records

about 2 months ago
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A Measure of Your Team's Health: How You Treat Your "Idiot"

Sla$hPot Misconception (255 comments)

The postulate "Every team has someone who at the bottom of its bell curve: an individual who has a hard time keeping up with other team members." is a misconception.
Knowing less or having less experience does not tell anything about intelligence or level of idiocy.
Handling newbies, noobs or laggards is an other matter though.
But be careful and contain your own arrogance or ignorance before judging someone else for being stupid.
The project, team or management is more likely to be the actual problem.
Is the documentation ok, is there any at all?
Do you have a program for enrolling new team members or do you just let everybody in?

Remember the golden rule.
When you point at someone, three fingers are ( usually ) pointing back at yourself.

about 2 months ago
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U.S. Drone Attack Strategy Against Al-Qaeda May Be Wrong

Sla$hPot Re: Sorry if this question sounds arrogant (433 comments)

No... Bribe not give.
I know the idea sounds imorral atleast.
But lets be realistic, corruption seems like an acceptable way to go about things now a days.

To get rid of Al-Queda. Bribe number two or three from the top. Not the leader of cause.
Let the scorned "middle mangers" sell out the organization.

about 2 months ago
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U.S. Drone Attack Strategy Against Al-Qaeda May Be Wrong

Sla$hPot Sorry if this question sounds arrogant (433 comments)

But why not just bribing (The ultimate weapon) them?
It works everywhere else.
You can bribe politicians
You can bribe lawyers and judges
You can even bribe the police.
Every f... where on the planet.

Is Al-Queda more diciplined.. ehm or civilised than everybody else?

about 2 months ago
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Can Web-Based Protests Be a Force for Change?

Sla$hPot No (76 comments)

A couple of years ago Facebook protests used to raise alarms in the political spheres.
Politicians now know that they won't make any difference. The masses are drowned by media.
Once in a while an unknown outsider tweet into parliament. But without political friends/comrades (ew!) it's often for a short visit.
Todays journalism is about how many articles you can copy paste in a day.
Pass along nothing to see here

about 3 months ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

Sla$hPot I hate to say this... (270 comments)

But MS is getting smarter and smarter every day

about 4 months ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

Sla$hPot With the risk of being pedantic (612 comments)

Having only read the headline.
Which says that there is a mathematical proof, saying that it can not be ruled out that the universe could have spontaneously formed from nothing.
It is hereby proven! (anything)

about 4 months ago
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The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

Sla$hPot Wifey will... (400 comments)

...probably use up all plastic before we get a shoe problem :/

about 4 months ago
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Hacking Charisma

Sla$hPot Oxymoronically (242 comments)

A scientific way to charm? How about charming your way to science? Sounds strange, from top to bottom. Don't know what's up and down after reading this.

about 4 months ago
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Flash Is Dead; Long Live OpenFL!

Sla$hPot Re:Or not (166 comments)

Its is interesting indeed.
And a potential goldmine for C/C++ oldies.
I beleive that it show a lot of it's potential this year allready.
With WebGL catching on it will only get better.

about 4 months ago
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Flash Is Dead; Long Live OpenFL!

Sla$hPot Re:Or not (166 comments)

True
Thats why you gotta love emscripten ;)
C/C++ and JavaScript will rule the next couple of decates.
Check it out for your self if you don't believe me.

about 4 months ago

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Netflix is getting a new makover

Sla$hPot Sla$hPot writes  |  about 8 months ago

Sla$hPot (1189603) writes "The makeover affects all platforms, from TV's, set-top boxes, consoles browsers.
Earlier this year Netflix told us about the change from Silverlight to HTML5.
But what are the technical details about their latest move?"

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Black matter finally discovered?

Sla$hPot Sla$hPot writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Sla$hPot (1189603) writes "Space.com posted an article 18 Feb with the title "Has Dark Matter Finally Been Found? Big News Coming Soon"
According to the article AAAS will release a paper on the latest findings in a couple of weeks.
It sounds like dark matter has actually, almost been found, just as the Higgs particle that still needs verification before it's discovery can be rightfully be claimed.
Will it happen this year? Just any of them?"

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Chrome the new Inertnet Explorer?

Sla$hPot Sla$hPot writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Sla$hPot (1189603) writes "Why is it that every loving* company that has success, starts loving their customers / users?
Chrome is becoming more and more crappy compared to it's competitors every day.
It appears that the development on chrome as has basically stagnated.
Tab management is pretty much useless, even though it has to be one of the most important browser features.
Is it just me or does anybody else cares about tabs?
Some time ago Slashdot did a poll on tab usage. I might have voted 4-6 tabs at the time. Today it would be more like 50-60.
So every time i restart my computer after system updates and forget to recover the closed tabs...gone!..hurts and anger :(.
New HTML(5) features lack behind all other browsers. Especially canvas.
It appears that the new Google policy is to stop development in an areas where the have achieved a dominant position just like MS did when they ruled? We all know how that went.
Currently my preferred browser is Chrome, but i'm not sure anymore.
Perhaps everyone is just to focused on App development, what ever that is. What's the heaven* is an App anyways?
Btw. it's not fair to call the Internet Explorer inert (anymore). It seems like MS are catching up on internet browsing (apparently because they have to).
I might just be impatient, but i think that to little effort is being put into HTML and browser development, considering how important it is.
The web browser is the single most used App today and HTML will still be here in fifty years, so why not bother to do it right?

*You know what i mean"
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Development woes on a Saturday evening

Sla$hPot Sla$hPot writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Sla$hPot (1189603) writes "Just took a deep look at Android development today.
Thought it would be a good idea to catch up on the latest mobile platform development.
After spending three to four hours going through the documentation feeling ready to spend the rest of the evening doing the tutorial section.
SDK installed, Eclipse (Indigo) has been updated with the latest Android plugin. Ready to go.
First the notorious HelloWorld.
Dead easy. Just three lines of code.
Then hit run.. and wait some, while the emulator starts.
And then wait some more...15 minutes later a few popups appear asking if you want to wait for the process or close it. Chose wait and wait some more.
The Android screen finally show..But no hello message.
WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!
Im sure this means that i should have to have an Android device (instead of my iPhone) to debug through the USB port.
So, I can't spend anymore time on this crap...Where is the iPhone plugin for Eclipse?
Doesn't exist :(
What about Windows Phone 7 then?
Are there any Windows Phone 7 out there?
Why make things so f#% difficult.
If it so hard to make an emulator that performs decently on most systems, why not just make a web enabled emulator (in Eclipse) that just works and performs all the time.
Perhaps one should try out Qt instead.
It does look very impressive, but what are the chances that it will run on any mobile platform anytime soon if ever? /Moan"

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Development woes on a Saturday evening

Sla$hPot Sla$hPot writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Sla$hPot (1189603) writes "Just took a deep look at Android development today.
Thought it would be a good idea to catch up on the latest mobile platform development.
After spending three to four hours going through the documentation feeling ready to spend the rest of the evening doing the tutorial section.
SDK installed, Eclipse (Indigo) has been updated with the latest Android plugin. Ready to go.
First the notorious HelloWorld.
Dead easy. Just three lines of code.
The hit run.. and wait some while the emulator starts.
And then wait some more...15 minutes later a few popups appear asking if you want to wait for the process or close it. Chose wait and wait some more.
The Android screen finally show..But no hello message.
WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!
Im sure this means that i should have to have an Android device (instead of my iPhone) to debug through the USB port.
So, I can't spend anymore time on this crap...Where is the iPhone plugin for Eclipse?
Doesn't exist :(
What about Windows Phone 7 then?
Are there any Windows Phone 7 out there?
Why make things so f#% difficult.
If it so hard to make an emulator that performs decently on most systems, why not just make a web enabled emulator (in Eclipse) that just works and performs all the time.
Perhaps one should try out Qt instead.
It does look very impressive, but what are the chances that it will run on any mobile platforms anytime soon if ever? /Moan"

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The Osama deal

Sla$hPot Sla$hPot writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Sla$hPot (1189603) writes "No scoop.
Just want to see the pol:
"Is he or is he not...Dead? Should the photos be released?"
[ ] The photos don't exist
[ ] No it is too barbaric
[ ] Osama made a deal with Obama. Everything is staged.
[ ] Osama is Cowboy Neal
etc..
Add your wild comments about your own personal conspiracy thoughts."
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HTML the new HTML 5

Sla$hPot Sla$hPot writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Sla$hPot (1189603) writes "HTML the new HTML 5.
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/emerging-tech/2011/01/21/html-editor-drops-html-5-term-40091514/
How about it?
It seems that the term HTML 5 has been dropped by W3C in favor of the good old classic name HTML.
I like the idea since HTML 5 is "just" a bunch of new features, js libs and amazing workarounds to enable rich content like vector graphics, animations, video and sound.
Things that should have been supported ten years ago.
The name drop of HTML 5 implies a new area of developer driven evolution which is great for the WWW and that has been missed out for so long.
Thanks to Steve Jobs for killing off flash by adding web-kit to mozilla (not that one can't do it your self in PAJ plain ass javascript).
LONG LIVE HTML"

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