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Apple and IBM Announce Partnership To Bring iOS + Cloud Services To Enterprises

Timmy D Programmer Not going to excite the enterprise (126 comments)

Apple's failed previous go at the enterprise plus IBMs track record of abysmal support for their products makes for a less than attractive enterprise solution.

about two weeks ago
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DARPA Successfully Demonstrates Self-Guiding Bullets

Timmy D Programmer Lets test this in Syria (188 comments)

Lets test this in Syria and North Korea.

about two weeks ago
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Protecting Our Brains From Datamining

Timmy D Programmer That's why we should wear tinfoil hats (100 comments)

Everyone should wear tinfoil hats, not just because they are very attractive, and stylish, but they keep the CIA out of your brainwaves!

about 2 months ago
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Oregon vs. Oracle: the Battle of Blame Heats Up

Timmy D Programmer Although I'm sure Oracle was Incompetent (83 comments)

I'm even more sure that some Oregon bureaucrat probably signed a contract that fails to properly cover their arses.

about 2 months ago
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Google Using Self-Driving Car Data To Make Cars Smarter

Timmy D Programmer I hope they succeed (174 comments)

Imagine you have reached an age or have a disability where you cannot drive. How amazingly liberating would it be to be able to use a self driving car instead. It's not just a safety thing, think of how profound this would be for the blind community.

about 3 months ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Timmy D Programmer Free speech goes both ways (1746 comments)

The people boycotting are also expressing free speech. He is still entitled to say what he wants to say, but when you tout intolerant religion and politics publicly you will alienate the people you wanted to do business with. He will be frowned on by tolerant organizations like Mozilla, he will probably be favored by others, like Westborough Baptist Church.

about 4 months ago
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Bitcoin Exchange Flexcoin Wiped Out By Theft

Timmy D Programmer It is taxable, just easily dodged (704 comments)

Income is income, and sales are sales and disguising them as trades, or monopoly money or bitcoins does not change the fact that they ARE subject to taxes. But the fact that you believe they are not is exactly why governments hate bitcoins, because they make tax fraud very easy. Never mind the other crimes made easier by these.

about 4 months ago
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Russia Blocks Internet Sites of Putin Critics

Timmy D Programmer Hopefully Russians don't give up their freedoms (309 comments)

Rules against criticizing the government makes a political campaign all but impossible for anyone but the incumbent. In other words, they are now a dictatorship. Hopefully the Russian people won't give up their freedoms so easily, and push back.

about 4 months ago
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Will Peggy the Programmer Be the New Rosie the Riveter?

Timmy D Programmer Bob the babysitter (333 comments)

Seriously, why do the young men all have to flip burgers, and all the young ladies get to babysit. I don't know about the rest of you but I would have much rather played Legos with a 5 year old than stand behind a fryer all day.

about 5 months ago
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Japanese Firm Proposes Microwave-Linked Solar Plant On the Moon

Timmy D Programmer Can you say 'Microwave Death Ray" (330 comments)

Can you say 'Microwave Death Ray"? I know you can...

about 5 months ago
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Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration

Timmy D Programmer I don't buy it. (664 comments)

Most of the people who claimed 'sudden' acceleration said it happened while they applied the brake. And I don't care how crazy your engine goes, the brakes wouldn't also happen to go out at that moment too. It's like the Audi's even before the computers did anything more than fuel mixture, folks pressed the wrong petal and blamed it on the car.

about 5 months ago
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Will Electric Cars and Solar Power Make Gasoline and Utilities Obsolete?

Timmy D Programmer Things don't move that fast, and solar is too weak (734 comments)

Even if solar were made super efficient (AND affordable) today it would still be nowhere near ready that quickly. I'm not convinced it will even start moving in that direction that quickly, let alone arrive.

about 6 months ago
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Court Rules Against Online Anonymity

Timmy D Programmer Slander is not protected speech (314 comments)

Slander is not protected speech. If they really were customers of this guy they would have no difficulty at all proving they were customers. If they were customers they can go after this guy for malicious prosecution. If they are phonies just trying to hurt his business then they deserve to get their asses sued off to make up any damages they cause this fellow.

about 7 months ago
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Not All Bugs Are Random

Timmy D Programmer 'No' bugs are random (165 comments)

Short of hardware issues, no software bug is truly random, 'it just happens sometimes' = 'I lack the skill to troubleshoot this'

about 6 months ago
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Percentage of Self-Employed IT Workers Increasing

Timmy D Programmer It will grow even faster in the US now (138 comments)

For many IT people in the US the only reason they don't venture out on their own is concerns over health care coverage. Now that it's possible to purchase affordable care on their own this will no longer be a major obstacle.

about 7 months ago

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