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Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

ThatsDrDangerToYou Wait.. (334 comments)

The Nigerian thing is fake? Damn, I've been waiting on those funds!!!

3 days ago
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Court Rules the "Google" Trademark Isn't Generic

ThatsDrDangerToYou In other news... (158 comments)

Kardashian is still not a trademark..

5 days ago
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MIT's Cheetah Robot Runs Untethered

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Asian-only team? (90 comments)

European researchers work at MIT and nobody beats an eye, Asian researchers work at MIT and everybody looses their mind.

One of my favorite (oh sorry, favourite for you spelling challenged Euros :-) .. things about grad school was that our group of friends was from all over the world. I enjoyed being a "minority" white boy.

5 days ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:You know how hot water freezes faster than cold (622 comments)

That has nothing to do with this. But it does demonstrate how fucking clueless your conventional wisdom is.

Everyone who makes a comment about how this "disproves" global warming is a drooling moron.

Thanks for that. I feel better now, but it still doesn't mean that we won't get a flurry (ha ha, snow!) of denier bullshit to follow. Sigh.

about a week ago
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To prepare for a coronal mass ejection, I ...

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re: Go outside, enjoy northern lights. (151 comments)

All y'all yankees what with yer northern lights and all... I'll jes be settin here on mah porch polishin my guns..

about a week ago
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To prepare for a coronal mass ejection, I ...

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:lol (151 comments)

What will those 4chan kids think of next?

about a week ago
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Oregon Suing Oracle Over Obamacare Site, But Still Needs Oracle's Help

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:grow your own exchange (116 comments)

Or the guys at Oracle will start selling cannabis as medicine in Oregon until they fix it.

That's it! No more weed for developers until it's fixed!

about two weeks ago
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Researchers Say Neanderthals Created Cave Art

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Dumb neanderthals (91 comments)

Which is ironic since from what I've read they not only had bigger brains than most modern humans, but they also contributed a good chunk of DNA to Indo-European peoples...

Yeah, sure, but how many of them published in *peer reviewed* journals? Amateurs.

about three weeks ago
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Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:clarifying rumors: (133 comments)

None of this is true. Nimbius, you're fired!

- Robert Marcus, CEO (who cares a lot about you)

about three weeks ago
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The Grumpy Programmer has Advice for Young Computer Workers (Video)

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Incredibly wise advice (120 comments)

So, live your entire life as though you're going to get fired tomorrow. Sounds like real fun.

Well, my advice is to find a decent job doing what you enjoy. Don't just keep a job to run out the clock until you retire. Get good enough to be valuable enough that the company wants to keep you around, and/or find a new business. Or start your own. (Never really done the latter in a serious way, but...)

My current stats: switched jobs too many times, but for at least a couple of those I stayed longer than I should have, only because I had not been there long enough. I'm 50 now, and hope to stay in the game for another 10 years. But guess what? Working at a job with cool toys (try medical devices) and good people. No urge to go into management, for now.

Also, learn to network.

about a month ago
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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:god dammit. (521 comments)

Household cats and their escaped feral counterparts kill like a 1 billion birds and small animals in the US every year...

"Fuck them." -- my cat

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:No doc (199 comments)

Exactly. Even as intuitive "interface" as bathroom signs require explanation at least one time, and even as widespread as bathroom signs, they still do not have uniform notation.

I know, right? I have done a lot of work on bathroom signs, but the jerks keep painting over them..

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

ThatsDrDangerToYou My code is so epic! (199 comments)

My code *is* my documentation!

Sorry, did you want a serious comment? Oh, you want the Serious Comments Division down the hall...

about a month ago
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Errata Prompts Intel To Disable TSX In Haswell, Early Broadwell CPUs

ThatsDrDangerToYou Well, we call them... (131 comments)

"Featurata"

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Not this again. (637 comments)

The chair of my Computer Science department told my class in lecture that memory management is worthless these days, and that you no longer have to worry about the size of your program or the amount of memory it uses. I stopped giving a shit about my CS program immediately after and began to focus entirely on Electrical Engineering.

Don't blame the discipline. Blame the dumbass CS chair. Try embedded development. All of a sudden you need to worry about resources again!

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Why do CS grads become lowly programmers? (637 comments)

95% of CS grads spend their carrier banging out boring code. Accept it.

"no carrier"

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Beards and suspenders. (637 comments)

Difference is the "real" ones have beards and wear suspenders.

Kids these days with their "showers" and "grooming" and "social media" and whatnot... Where's the *science*?

about a month and a half ago
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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Elective surgery on a critical organ (550 comments)

That's how a friend's father, an eye surgeon, put it.

It doesn't always go right, and (yes, rarely) it goes very wrong. There are no take-backs with the laser surgeries.

If you must, do the surgery that is reversible - they insert a small piece of plastic that corrects the lens shape.

My opthamolagist relative also says this, so for now I have listened. Maybe in another 10 or so years when I'm not so professionally tied to looking at screens all day and...

Then again, my sis already had it done.

about 2 months ago
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Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:So black holes are hairy after all? (227 comments)

Or just not quite as dense as we thought.

They are brown and emit noxious gasses, duh.

Don't mind me, just feeding my inner troll...

about 2 months ago
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Autonomous Sea-Robot Survives Massive Typhoon

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Is this an achievement? (47 comments)

Am I only one who doesn't think this is all that impressive? A manned ship surviving, yes, a stationary building surviving yes, but a unmanned sealed drone that has no problem being submerged in the water with nothing to collide against it without need to stay upright? I could achieve similar results as this drone by putting some gear in a steel container and letting throwing it out to sea. Its other purposes aside "shrugging" off a storm of any size should be trivial for such an object.

Well, James Gosling was mentioned, so that's pretty impressive, right?

about 2 months ago

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