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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 week 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 week 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month ago
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Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative

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

Who knows if there's something genetic but there's obviously something cultural. Most women don't strive to immerse themselves in a culture that is predominated by socially awkward beta males. I don't understand why nobody accepts this obvious explanation for the lack of women.

about a month ago
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Curved TVs Nothing But a Gimmick

Sperbels How about a monitor (261 comments)

Curved TV? Couldn't care less. But I wouldn't mind one of those ultrawide screen curved monitors. Now if they would only make the price practical. At $6000 plus, nobody but rich PC gamers will be buying them.

about 2 months ago
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AT&T Hacker 'weev' Demands One Bitcoin For Each Hour He Spent In Jail

Sperbels Re:Timothy McVeigh (449 comments)

I just got trolled, didn't I?

about 2 months ago
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AT&T Hacker 'weev' Demands One Bitcoin For Each Hour He Spent In Jail

Sperbels Re:Timothy McVeigh (449 comments)

In the amount of time it took you to write that post, you could have googled it yourself. WTF? Knowledge about nearly anything is only seconds away and yet I frequently see posts like this from people too lazy to wade through a few paragraphs on wikipedia. For fucks sake.

about 2 months ago
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AT&T Hacker 'weev' Demands One Bitcoin For Each Hour He Spent In Jail

Sperbels Re:Clearly they've broken him and... (449 comments)

Well, if the rumored prisoner/guard experiments are true, even compassionate guards turn into animals when given the opportunity.

about 2 months ago
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Studies: Wildfires Worse Due To Global Warming

Sperbels Re:Accoeding to arsonists (379 comments)

While in my opinion, there is enough independent evidence to cautiously suggest that global warming (which itself is not in dispute in scientific circles) is more likely to make bush fires worse than better

Why? Climate Change does not automatically make every area more prone to the kinds of disasters that frequently occur there. Why wouldn't it lessen the chance for severe wild fires? This is the kind of thinking that fuels "deniers". It's always, smaller polar caps, retreating glaciers, intensified tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes, rising sea levels. Why not more rain in the desert or semi-arid farmland? Or the shifting of severe weather events to another area? More snow for the ski areas. Less rain for flood prone areas. Why is it always worse?

about 2 months ago
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Mathematical Model Suggests That Human Consciousness Is Noncomputable

Sperbels sensational headline (426 comments)

So, they say it's non computable, but then they concede that it is probably computable but likely too complex to do it right now. So, computable then. Sensational headline or what.

about 2 months ago
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NASA, France Skeptical of SpaceX Reusable Rocket Project

Sperbels Re:Origami Space Station (333 comments)

And? Flying cars are still impractical, dangerous, and expensive. This is dictated by the physical laws of the universe. Grounds cars can move from point a to point b with less fuel. Mechanical failures in ground cars are non-fatal events(usually). And ground cars are far cheaper and simpler to build and maintain. This is not going to change no matter how you design it.

about 2 months ago
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Researchers See a Post-Snowden Chilling Effect In Our Search Data

Sperbels Little known secret (138 comments)

Guys, if you don't want the NSA scanning your websites, just set up a robots.txt. Duh.

about 3 months ago

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