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Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

Typical Slashdotter Re:A million is easy (457 comments)

You are wrong. The Vanguard S&P 500 Index Fund, for example, which is a very basic fund that does nothing but track the S&P 500 index, has had an average return of 11% since its inception in 1976.

4 days ago
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Whatever Happened To the IPv4 Address Crisis?

Typical Slashdotter Re:The real crisis is the routing table size probl (574 comments)

IPv6 is designed with such a large address space specifically to make BGP tables smaller. One of the factors causing IPv4 tables to grow is that, since addresses are scarce, people are getting clever with how they allocate blocks, divvying things up very finely so as not to waste. Since BGP entries are by block, this creates many blocks that need routing. The IPv6 designers went with 128 bits of address not because they think they need room for 2^128 hosts, but because there will be enough room to divide blocks hierarchically and logically, "wasting" addresses all along the way. This will allow global routing tables to more accurately reflect the structure there is between ISPs, shrinking their size.

about 2 months ago
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FSF's Richard Stallman Calls LLVM a 'Terrible Setback'

Typical Slashdotter Re:...but if you want free software to improve... (1098 comments)

The GPL was a major model for software licensing long before the App Store existed. The burden is on Apply to ensure compatibility, but they clearly don't have any interest in doing so.

about 3 months ago
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NSA Says It Foiled Plot To Destroy US Economy Through Malware

Typical Slashdotter Re:NSA failed to halt subprime lending, though. (698 comments)

Per Article 3, Section 3 of the US Constitution,

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.

Let's not dilute the word by using it for other bad things.

about 4 months ago
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Polynesians May Have Invented Binary Math

Typical Slashdotter Re:What's with this "may"? (170 comments)

Apparently a lot, since it's currently modded "Insightful."

about 4 months ago
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Polynesians May Have Invented Binary Math

Typical Slashdotter Re:What's with this "may"? (170 comments)

Uncertain information, that's what's with it. Next question?

about 4 months ago
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GitHub Takes Down Satirical 'C Plus Equality' Language

Typical Slashdotter Re:The worst thing... (575 comments)

Agreed. I'm sick of comments like the GP in this sort of discussion. No one is asking whether they are legally obligated to keep hosting it, so why are so many people so quick to point out that they're not?

about 4 months ago
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JetBlue Launches Satellite-Based Inflight Wi-Fi

Typical Slashdotter Re:So, about Slashdot (79 comments)

How would you like Slashdot to cover this? It's clearly within their scope, and they never claimed to have original journalism for these sorts of things, so they're left linking to other people's coverage. What Slashdot brings to the table is gathering these sorts of stories in one place and (more importantly) the comment section.

about 4 months ago
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Six Electric Cars Can Power an Office Building

Typical Slashdotter Re:Check that title (296 comments)

Power companies would consider that a win. The price shoots up because demand exceeds available supply. Encouraging this sort of behavior is exactly why they have the pricing structure they do.

about 4 months ago
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NHTSA Tells Tesla To Stop Exaggerating Model S Safety Rating

Typical Slashdotter Re:I wonder what Elon's rebuttal to this will be.. (284 comments)

No, he's not correct. If he wants to go into more detail about safety than the NHTSA does, or make claims on his own, that's fine. He might (possibly) even know more about car safety than they do. What he's doing though, it pointing to the NHTSA as an authority that's made a specific claim. The NHTSA isn't willing to stand by that claim, however, so he's being misleading at best, and lying at worst.

about 5 months ago
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An Anonymous US Law Enforcement Officer Claims US Wouldn't Arrest Julian Assange

Typical Slashdotter Re:Sure... (399 comments)

Irrelevant. You claim that the people in Guantanamo are soldiers in a defensive war against American aggression. The American agression continues, and there are still people defending against it. If we are treating the prisoners in Guantanamo as prisoners of war, we should hold them until the war is over.

Treating this as a war, and the prisoners in Guantanamo as POWs, is your characterization, not mine. I don't like Guantanamo because I don't think the framework of war and POWs applies nicely to this situation. For the most part, the prisoners at Guantanamo aren't fighting on behalf of a government, so there is no one to negotiate for their conditions and for their release. Furthermore, the "war" is ill-defined in many cases; it is especially unclear when it will be "over," because much of the fighting isn't against any government we can negotiate a treaty with.

about 5 months ago
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An Anonymous US Law Enforcement Officer Claims US Wouldn't Arrest Julian Assange

Typical Slashdotter Re:Sure... (399 comments)

Wait, so you're conceding that they're legitimate enemy combatants, but still have a problem with Guantanamo??? What do you think we should do with enemy soldiers captured on the field of battle? Per you, they haven't committed crimes, so a trial doesn't make sense. Should we just release people who are, per you, enemy soldiers?

I don't personally like Guantanamo, but you've chosen the wrong rhetoric...

about 5 months ago
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Bitcoin Hits $400 Ahead of Senate Hearing On Virtual Currency

Typical Slashdotter Re:Bottom Line (276 comments)

...OVERALL TREND has been up...

...

So please! Keep kai-yai-yaiing about shills and bubbles. Your tears are delicious.

So has said every participant in every bubble ever. One of the hallmarks of a bubble is that no one knows how long it will last. Bubble or not, your reasoning is unconvincing.

about 5 months ago
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First Few Doctor Who Episodes May Fall To Public Domain Next Year

Typical Slashdotter Re:Not rushing to Youtube to watch (216 comments)

No, what it is is too much real money. $20 per serial? For a 50-year old show? Seriously?

about 7 months ago
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Should the U.S. bomb Syria?

Typical Slashdotter Re:No. (659 comments)

If you can't see the difference between limited strikes and forced regime change via an occupation, there's no helping you. Not all military action is Iraq. The current proposal doesn't involve any troops on the ground...

about 7 months ago
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Should the U.S. bomb Syria?

Typical Slashdotter Re:No. (659 comments)

Is that on the table in Syria? I don't see your point.

about 7 months ago

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