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The Subtle Developer Exodus From the Mac App Store

Splab Re:Ob (229 comments)

Love the way you laugh at the 4.99 statement, and then proceed to claim that software priced at 4.99 can't be good.

You are like the wine connoisseurs, if the price tag isn't above $100, it can't be good. Silly person.

5 days ago
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The Subtle Developer Exodus From the Mac App Store

Splab Re:Ob (229 comments)

1. Just because you work on something for a year, doesn't mean it's good (in fact, most successful startups will tell you to ship early and see if you are on the right track).
2. 4.99 is a lot of money for an app, it might be the second coming of Jesus - but most people will look for a 99 cent alternative.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

Splab Re:WTF? (261 comments)

I think the point OP is trying to make is that, with so many good programmers, why can't gmail remove the spam so the false positives are left behind, making his sifting through it easier.

Obviously OP is missing a huge swoosh about this idea...

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

Splab Re:Why? (972 comments)

No idea what QS is, but looking at MIT vs. Bologna it's quite clear it's an American company and that there is no obvious reason for their decision in ranking (Both have top marks in the 4 common categories, but by the looks of things MIT have decided to pay for additional "information", which normally gets you ranked higher).

about a week ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

Splab Re:So, it has come to this. (741 comments)

Ah bullshit, but thanks for playing.

We have unions in Denmark and you can fire people easy enough. And then there are countries like France, where you can't fire people at all, not thanks to unions.

The unions in the US have way too much power, and that is a business stifling problem; but that doesn't mean unions are a bad thing.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

Splab Re:List the STL? Seriously? (479 comments)

Also, it is a good opening for discussing specifics, why use one or the other, what problems have you experienced using that container etc.

And to answer OP; There can be myriads of reasons why you are not getting a job, but just reading this short introduction to who you are, I already know I'm not hiring you. You seem to think having a Ph.D entitles you - I'd rather hire someone with a solid foundation in theoretical CS, but with years of practical experience; that is someone who got a b.sc or perhaps a masters, but worked her ass off getting pratical experience. People with a Ph.D is quite often not a good fit in a work environment, you tend to have a very very good knowledge of a very specific field and in CS that is basically a death sentence - we want people who gets excited about all the new shiny, yet still have the fundamental understanding CS.

about a month ago
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My resting heart rate:

Splab Re:Do the math (169 comments)

Erm, what kind of BS is this?

Athletes are usually in the sub 50 BPM range, while extremely obese will clock in at 70+.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

Splab Re:Fine on iPhone 5 and iPad Air (504 comments)

That was one thing that sorta pissed me off with the iOS 8 update. If you agree to the new iCloud system, you are locked out of shared data until Yosemite is released; when you got some non backwards compatible features, you better make damned sure your brethren can get all their shinys at once.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

Splab Re:I have it on a 4S and it works great for me. (504 comments)

I have that problem with my 2. gen. iPad, iBooks etc. will stall at random places, which is a huge pain.

The iOS 8 upgrade on my 5s however went smooth and I'm sorta loving it, but bit annoyed by the extra apps being forced down and can't be removed/hidden.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

Splab Re:What I think would be most useful (471 comments)

That's fine and dandy, except the equipment I'm using is Ant+; so yeah, in a few years when the fitness centers have recouped their investments and the next generation(s) of equipment is out, then perhaps BLE is the way forward.

The problem with the bluetooth version is it sucks in environments where you have a lot of people using HR devices, on top of that, it's problematic in environment where you have a lot of people who are not using the same equipment every time. Pairing bluetooth vs. ant+ is annoying and cumbersome. And then theres the ability to transmit information, ant+ support vastly more simultaneous channels compared to BLE, so I'm actually a bit confused as to why you think we are going away from it and why you think it's a good thing (other than battery)...

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

Splab Re:What I think would be most useful (471 comments)

Yeah.

I was hoping the Apple Watch would include Ant+, but it looks like they expect fitness centers to switch to bluetooth, so it's going to be a pass from here.

about a month ago
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3 Short Walking Breaks Can Reverse Harm From 3 Hours of Sitting

Splab Re:Standing Desks? (176 comments)

Christ life in the US must be bad.

I can't remember the last time, where I saw an office where people did not have those desk.

Also, $1000 is chump change compared to the costs of an employee and even worse a sick employee, so it doesn't make sense to save a few dollars there.

about a month ago
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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

Splab Re:Gender imbalance is self selected (579 comments)

If the reason women don't participate is because women are more likely to have their edits reverted when people see they are done by a feminine name

Or you know, women could find the interface horribly bad to work with and don't find the time required to learn it well spend? Personally I can't be bothered learning the markup and thus I can't be bothered contributing.

about 2 months ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Splab Re:Ukrainians are a modern civilized people ... (848 comments)

It's well established that the weapon was supplied by Russians, there are pictures of the truck entering and exiting the Ukraine.

about 2 months ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

Splab Re:Dropbox use AWS (275 comments)

The "could" will kill a lot of investor interest.

about 2 months ago
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2 Galileo Satellites Launched To Wrong Orbit

Splab Re:Stupid metric system (140 comments)

What a load of rubbish. Celsius are intuitive for those who grew up with them.

And regarding tools, sure when all your tools are made to imperial standards, it's quite a surprise when working with them are easier than trying to do convert them to metric...

about 2 months ago
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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

Splab Re:Do the math (338 comments)

Not sure why you are modded informative, you should be modded ignorant.

We run at 230v. +/- 10% in Europe, we generally have 10-16A fuses, and no one is selling 100w bulbs any longer.

about 2 months ago
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Processors and the Limits of Physics

Splab Re:can't cross chip in one clock. big deal. (168 comments)

Erm, well true, but same goes for light, yet we speak about the speed of light as a constant...

The point I was trying to make, obviously, Slashdot of old has gone away, so I guess you need to pencil it out in stone, was that the guy is claiming a clock cycle took ages to propagate through the systems, which tells us he has no idea, what was and is going on in a computer. Now syncing a clock across several huge monolithic machines back then was easy, because a clock cycle was happening almost at a walking pace, going to 5Ghz is a entirely different beast, as you are now dealing with the limits of physics.

about 2 months ago

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