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How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

ThorGod Re:Educational toddler apps (240 comments)

got suggestions on apps? as a developer and uncle to two little girls I'm pretty interested in this avenue

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can an Old Programmer Learn New Tricks?

ThorGod move over (306 comments)

No, please retire so I can have a job, thanks, bye.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's New In Legacy Languages?

ThorGod Re:Anything that isn't C (247 comments)

You keep saying that, but it is 100% valid to write C within Objective-C. The trouble is you'll wind up working with objective-c at the UI level. i.e. You'd be interacting with the user in Objective-C and doing model/class stuff in C/C++/Obj-C - whatever you choose.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's New In Legacy Languages?

ThorGod Re:Anything that isn't C (247 comments)

Have you considered Objective-C for mobile development...

about a month ago
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Kicktaxing: The Crazy Complexity of Paying Tax Correctly On Crowdfunding

ThorGod Re:Too complex (128 comments)

It's definitely costly to business, and that's one added expense no one (government nor business nor employees) really benefits from having.

about 2 months ago
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World's First Magma-Based Geothermal Energy System

ThorGod sounds like poor engineering? (161 comments)

Am I the only one thinking an entire plant should be more redundant and resilient than the failure of a single valve?

about 3 months ago
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The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

ThorGod Re:8 hours a day (533 comments)

Do you know what lawyers do if they spend time thinking about your case? They charge you.

about 3 months ago
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How loud is your primary computer?

ThorGod workstation and laptop, two different beasts (371 comments)

My laptop's silent and all solid state.

My workstation's louder than a Mach truck and about as pretty. But it's a lovely workhorse!

about 3 months ago
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Regulations Could Delay or Prevent Space Tourism

ThorGod Re:Because the Titanic really wrecked ocean travel (186 comments)

Private enterprise can (and did) build the stuff but funding it is a different story - something without an obvious financial return is not the role of private enterprise.

Again, the cost to get up there is too high with current technology and energy supplies. Yes, private and public sectors can get up there if they have a desire to be up there...and if it were cheaper to get up there, it would be done more often.

I'm thinking of something like a space sling or an elevator. I don't know which of those are feasible at the moment, if either. But...the NM desert would probably be a great place for either!

about 3 months ago
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200 Dolphins Await Slaughter In Japan's Taiji Cove

ThorGod Re:Is this a cuteness thing? (628 comments)

I wonder about that. Would it change things if we could communicate with dolphins as easily as humans?

I'm curious if you have a link on your discussion of dolphin intelligence. Their communication interests me, almost academically.

about 3 months ago
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FreeBSD 10.0 Released

ThorGod Re:Quality vs OpenBSD? (136 comments)

With the recent OpenBSD news many people claim OpenBSD has much cleaner code and can be kept more secure as a result. Is this just FUD or is there some evidence that FreeBSD accepts horrible performance patches and so on?

They're different projects with different emphasis. I think it's just a "us and them" type thing.

about 3 months ago
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Apple's New Mac Pro Gets High Repairability Score

ThorGod Thunderbolt (234 comments)

Methinks if you can afford the new Mac Pro that you're not at all concerned about Thunderbolt vs SATA.

about 4 months ago
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How much of your media do you store locally?

ThorGod Re:All of it (187 comments)

Or, how ever long they want to have that service free. They can just boot you anytime or close up that application, GOOGLE.

about 4 months ago
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First Hard Evidence for the Process of Cat Domestication

ThorGod Re:Cats, domesticated ?? (144 comments)

My dad's cat was really misbehaving. But I've spent a lot of time with her and she's calmed down quite a bit. Playing with them regularly helps keep them in line. If they're properly entertained they seem, to me, to be all around easier on you/your things. There's other stuff, etc

about 4 months ago
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Satanists Propose Monument At Oklahoma State Capitol Next To Ten Commandments

ThorGod Re:Would this be good news? (1251 comments)

I for one welcome this monument. Tolerance and acceptance of those with whom we might disagree has been a principle in our country for many years. I hope that the courage shown in the original decision continues to be the guiding light by which all future decisions are based against.

The problem with your logic is it's too good to ever see the light of day.

about 4 months ago
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StackOverflow and Github Visualized As Cities

ThorGod Re:The StackOverflow map is useless (45 comments)

While that's bad, you know there are worse things they could be group-obsessed over.

about 4 months ago

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NASA's newest Spaceship, Orion, schedules a test flight!

ThorGod ThorGod writes  |  about a year and a half ago

ThorGod (456163) writes "From the article:

"The Orion space capsule is designed to carry humans farther into the solar system than they've ever been by taking trips to the moon, asteroids and Mars.""

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Ask Slashdot: Why so many AC posts?

ThorGod ThorGod writes  |  about a year and a half ago

ThorGod (456163) writes "I've noticed more and more AC posts lately. Their posts tend to be more contentious than logged-in users. That's actually a good reason to filter them, and never read them (unless upvoted by mods). What gives? Are slashdot users being overran by trolls, or are slashdot users afraid to speak their minds?"
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Ask Slashdot: Best eReader for scientific journal articles (pdfs)?

ThorGod ThorGod writes  |  about a year and a half ago

ThorGod (456163) writes "Today, amazon announced the discontinuation of the Kindle DX. I've been using a Kobo ereader for reading journal article PDFs (such as Case and Shiller 2003), but with mixed results. I think it simply doesn't have the screen real estate necessary to read PDFs comfortably. I thought the DX would have, but it's now gone...What do you all suggest? The requirements are: The best experience for reading academic journal articles (PDFs) on an e-ink screen. Anything with an LCD is exempted."
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save your sperm! sperm in older men show increased genetic variation

ThorGod ThorGod writes  |  about a year and a half ago

ThorGod writes "Who knew? It looks like the genetic mutations present in a man's "troops" increases linearly as they age 20 to 40. So bottle up some of your "brew" while you still have the chance! (It's not like it's a bad idea, right?)

Quote: "According to Dr Kari Stefansson, of Decode Genetics, who led the research, the results show it is the age of men, rather than women, that is likely to have an effect on the health of the child."

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19336438"

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