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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Sperbels Re:Very subjective (381 comments)

Few people care if you have datamine the hell out of a bunch of different private databases to determine someone's identity. But if you can google your name and find every discussion you ever had on the internet, then people care. I don't want a bunch of old discussions haunting me for the rest of my life. Nobody does.

3 days ago
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

Sperbels Re:Niggers (can we change this title yet?) (358 comments)

People who don't believe in Ebola are removed from the gene pool.

Won't do any good. Producing more stupid people is relatively easy. You simply don't educate them.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Sperbels Re:Very subjective (381 comments)

And less open discussion.

3 days ago
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Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

Sperbels Re:thanks, dad, for sucking all the joy out of WAR (417 comments)

Young males already romanticize war. Video games/movies/novels frequently encourage that. Just because they're fictional, doesn't mean they don't affect people's opinions.

about a week ago
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Where are the Flying Cars? (Video; Part Two of Two)

Sperbels Re:Gasbag (66 comments)

I didn't say it was practical. Taken in context, I was merely saying we have flying devices that don't plummet to the ground when they run out of gas.

about a week ago
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Where are the Flying Cars? (Video; Part Two of Two)

Sperbels Re:As a private pilot... (66 comments)

until after somebody invents some form of levitating propulsion that requires no fuel

If only there was some kind of balloon like device to raise our buoyancy so we could float in the air.

about a week ago
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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

Sperbels Re:But what IS the point they're making? (342 comments)

I'm not talking about killing people. I'm talking about managing growth...child birth...China style. Jesus, are IQs plummeting or something? What on earth made you think I was talking about killing people when I said "manage our population growth".

about a month ago
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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

Sperbels Re:But what IS the point they're making? (342 comments)

"Don't build anything, ever, and don't eat any animals, ever" ?

I think the conclusion is pretty obvious. We're heading toward major ecological issues which will kill people. We need to manage our population growth.

about a month ago
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Sperbels Re:Server 2012 already looks like Windows 8. (322 comments)

Yes, win+x is very handy. But that only gets you the quick access to the windows administrative function. Say you want to see the applications you have installed. Have you actually looked at the menus? They're terrible. I have 5 different versions of Visual Studio installed along with all the tools that accompany them. Unless I pin a shortcut to start, I can't actually tell the which version of VS I'm clicking on. There's no submenus, and the display names are far too short. You have Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.... they all look like like this: "Microsoft Visual Studio 20..." Nice eh. It's a clusterfuck of a menu.

about a month ago
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'Just Let Me Code!'

Sperbels Re:Who is stopping him? (372 comments)

so I don't think we made any real progress

Not only that, but we did it slower and at greater expense. Sometimes I go weeks without writing a single line of code anymore. It's really sad. I don't want to be in this industry anymore...unfortunately I don't have much of a choice.

about a month ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

Sperbels Re:That's nothing! (401 comments)

I'm just trying to understand why you wouldn't want to pay $200,000 for the best cable and internet service in the country, sir.

about a month ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

Sperbels Re:Had to stop after a minute... (401 comments)

Like, it's a drop dead easy question, and there is no good reason to keep that private.

Are you the Comcast rep in the recording?

about a month ago
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Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

Sperbels Re:Bah humbug. (415 comments)

most C64 owners dropped it ASAP and went straight for assembly

Only because you couldn't compile it. It was interpreted and slow and hogged up way all of the memory.

about a month and a half ago
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Researchers Develop New Way To Steal Passwords Using Google Glass

Sperbels Re:Sensationalistic title and duh! (116 comments)

Don't interrupt the Glass hating. Glass is evil. Look at all these new avenues of terrorism it makes available to the common man.

about a month and a half ago
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Ninety-Nine Percent of the Ocean's Plastic Is Missing

Sperbels Food web? (304 comments)

It's not really a food "web". It's more like a series of tubes, you see...

about 2 months ago
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Workplace Surveillance Becoming More Common

Sperbels Re:social interaction (195 comments)

You there! Stop talking! Eyes back on the computer screen!

Ha ha! Jokes on them. I can zone out and do nothing for hours while looking at a screen full of code.

about 2 months ago
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Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative

Sperbels Re:Sexism (548 comments)

because it absolves you of the actual question of what drives interest.

Which is: the interactions of groups of atoms which are mechanically compelled to gather more groups of atoms and assemble them into nearly identical forms to themselves. Or have I zoomed in on the issue too far?

about 2 months ago
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Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative

Sperbels Re:Before you start complaining... (548 comments)

It's obvious even in that little social microcosm of society we call high school. The beta males cliques gather in the library or the computer lab or wherever to do their nerdy things...maybe play Magic, or D&D, or whatever. At best there's what? Maybe there's one or two equally beta females hanging out with that group (if any). And it's certainly not because they're conspiring to exclude girls. In fact, they'd be happy if there were more among them. I know this because I was one of those kids and so were a lot of us here.

about 2 months ago

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