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More Hot Weather For Southern California, Says UCLA Study

SolusSD Re:2041-2060 (218 comments)

weather != climate.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Commits To 100% Renewable Energy Sources for NC Data Center

SolusSD Re:But... (108 comments)

would it be better to consume coal energy for the life of the datacenter, or spend a bit of (possibly dirty) energy to build renewable alternatives?

more than 2 years ago
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Engineer Thinks We Could Build a Real Starship Enterprise In 20 Years

SolusSD Kickstarter (589 comments)

Sounds like a good kickstarter project. I'll chip in.

more than 2 years ago
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New Study Suggests Mars Viking Robots Found Life

SolusSD Re:There are Viking Robots on Mars? (172 comments)

This is the best comment I've read on slashdot in years. I don't know if that's a good thing, or just sad.

more than 2 years ago
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Climate Change To Drive Weather Disasters, Say UN Experts

SolusSD Re:Yeah yeah (572 comments)

"a theory at best".... A theory is something testable that has withstood the tests subjected to it (contrast that with a hypothesis, which may not be yet tested). The word you and other "let's legitimize the scientific method" people are looking for is a "hunch". Global warming is not a "hunch".

more than 2 years ago
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New Programming Languages Come From Designers

SolusSD Best of both words (435 comments)

You can write incredibly performant code that is easy to reason about in Common Lisp or Clojure. We don't have to choose between performance and usability.

more than 2 years ago
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Mechanic's Mistake Trashes $244 Million Aircraft

SolusSD Re:Government Contractors (428 comments)

Why would privatizing these jobs magically cause them to be done competently? I've seen plenty of incompetence in the private sector.

more than 2 years ago
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"Learn To Code, Get a Job" According To CNN

SolusSD uninspired programmers (688 comments)

The last thing the world needs are more "day job" uninspired programmers.

more than 2 years ago
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Are Programmers Ruining the Design of eBooks?

SolusSD terrible (470 comments)

Well, most programmers are terrible at everything- including programming. That said, most people are terrible at what they do. :P

more than 2 years ago
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DigiTimes Lends Credence To Apple-Branded TVs For 2012

SolusSD Re:What a steal! (232 comments)

Is that $200 TV an IPS LCD screen, or some POS TN display? APple products tend to have high-end features too.

more than 2 years ago
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DigiTimes Lends Credence To Apple-Branded TVs For 2012

SolusSD Re:Oh good (232 comments)

"Well, none of that applies to Apple's other devices (apart from apps for the iOS devices), where you can watch whatever content you like, and they cost far less than twice their competitor's price as you suggest. But haters gonna hate...."
Only on slashdot would this be modded a troll. while its parent is "insightful".

more than 2 years ago
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Boxee 1.5 Will Be the Last Supported Desktop Version

SolusSD Google what? (113 comments)

I don't think you can call the Google TV "stiff competition". It was a complete flop.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Everyone Hates the IT Department

SolusSD Incompetent morons (960 comments)

Part of the reason is most companies hire incompetent morons to staff their IT departments. Just b/c you passed a few certification tests doesn't mean you can tell your face from your ass.

more than 2 years ago
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White House Responds To Software Patents Petition

SolusSD Re:I've got to hand it to the administration (276 comments)

Amazing. What the fuck do you guys want Obama to do? When he tries something that is inevitably going to fail b/c of the Republicans, you fault him for trying. When his administration points out the realities of the patent system, you fault his administration for not acting where they cannot act. I doubt there is anything Obama could do to appease you.

more than 2 years ago
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Global Warming 'Confirmed' By Independent Study

SolusSD Re:Did it "confirm" it was caused by man? (967 comments)

Did you RTFA? Any idiot would at least read the article before writing 3 paragraphs asking questions about it.

about 3 years ago
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Nexus Prime, And Ice Cream Sandwich, Go For a Video Tour

SolusSD Re:falling ahead? (246 comments)

I;ve never used vba/.net, but Objective-C dynamic typing isn't a nightmare. :D Objective-C was heavily influenced by Smalltalk, like Ruby.

about 3 years ago
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Nexus Prime, And Ice Cream Sandwich, Go For a Video Tour

SolusSD Re:falling ahead? (246 comments)

I don't quite understand how I was "taken to school" by someone who obviously knows very little about Objective-C and C++ UI programming, for that matter.

about 3 years ago
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Nexus Prime, And Ice Cream Sandwich, Go For a Video Tour

SolusSD Re:falling ahead? (246 comments)

I don't think objective-c has much of a learning curve at all- and being a dynamicly typed language makes it a joy to develop in. I'm an iOS developer and I used to be a Java dev. C++ is certainly more difficult and less suited for GUI development. Objective-C has some first-class frameworks.

about 3 years ago
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Nexus Prime, And Ice Cream Sandwich, Go For a Video Tour

SolusSD Re:falling ahead? (246 comments)

awesome!

about 3 years ago

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John McCarthy, creator of LISP, dies

SolusSD SolusSD writes  |  more than 2 years ago

SolusSD writes "The creator of the LISP programming language died today. As Paul Graham outlined in his essay "Revenge of the Nerds", LISP brought us conditionals, first class functions, recursion, dynamic typing, garbage collection, programs composed of expressions instead of statements, and code as data/data as code."
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SolusSD SolusSD writes  |  more than 7 years ago

SolusSD (680489) writes "Google TiSP (BETA) is "a free in-home wireless broadband service that delivers online connectivity via users' plumbing systems. The Toilet Internet Service Provider (TiSP) project is a self-installed, ad-supported online service that will be offered entirely free to any consumer with a WiFi-capable PC and a toilet connected to a local municipal sewage system". Here is the official Press Release."

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