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With a Computer Science Degree, an Old Man At 35?

Tyrannicalposter CS used to be an old man's degree anyways (918 comments)

CS used to be an old man's degree anyways.

When I was in college in the mid-90's, a lot of my upper level CS classes were filled with "old people". In fact, traditional students were the minority in the CS program.

more than 5 years ago

Companies Waste $2.8 Billion Per Year Powering Unused PCs

Tyrannicalposter It does not save money, it's a lie. (348 comments)

It takes about ten minutes for my PC to boot and for me to start all my programs.
10 minutes * 240 work days = 40 hours a year.

At 5 minutes, that's 20 hours a year. That a lot of wasted productivity to save $30.

more than 5 years ago

Libel Suits OK Even If Libel Is Truthful

Tyrannicalposter Re:Meh (301 comments)

How do you know he is a thief? Just because the company says he is? Did he have an opportunity to defend himself against that allegation? Is the allegation even true?

more than 5 years ago

GM Cornered Into Defending the Volt

Tyrannicalposter Re:Doesn't Make Economic Sense (769 comments)

Turbo diesels put out too much smog, and are banned for environmental reasons.
Gasoline is not the same thing as diesel fuel.
UK gallons are bigger then US gallons.

more than 5 years ago

Darwinism Must Die So Evolution Can Live

Tyrannicalposter Re:How to Falsify Evolution (951 comments)

That's not a transitional fossil.

It has functional, primitive air breathing lungs. Show me a fossil where the lungs have started to develop, but are not functional. There should be many generations where proto limb and organ development would be a significant disadvantage for the organism until by random compounded chance it developed a function.

more than 5 years ago

How the US Lost Its China Complaint On IP

Tyrannicalposter We shouldn't even be trading with China (167 comments)

We shouldn't even be trading with China. By doing so we are propping up a repressive regime.

First it was Nixon's ill conceived openess policy with China, then GW allowing them into the WTO.

We would have been better off with India as a manufacturing base.

more than 5 years ago

A Teacher Asking Students To Destroy Notes?

Tyrannicalposter Re:Notes? (931 comments)

You copied them, they still belong to the original copyright holder. I guess your "use" license expires at the end of the semester.

more than 5 years ago

Visualizing Complex Data Sets?

Tyrannicalposter Looks like SAP tricked another sucker (180 comments)

Looks like SAP tricked another sucker.

A company I worked at several years ago migrated to SAP. It took several hundred million dollars, 6 years, AND the companies main branch was already using SAP. All to replace an MVS system that cost under $5M a year to run, did more, and was much faster.

SAP is NOT a business application. It's a programming environment where you get to build and customize your own. Then those German Wunderkids break your customizations every time there is an SAP change.

A "good" business software package allows you to customize "it" to match your business processes. Not the other way around as with SAP.

If all German engineering was this good, the Polish cavalry would have chased off the Nazi Blitkrieg.

more than 5 years ago

Breaking Down the Dropping Parts Cost for Sony's PS3

Tyrannicalposter Re:Sony needs to... (302 comments)

Not everyone believes VGchartz's numbers. They are the only site claiming LBP sold 1.5M

more than 5 years ago

Study Says Cosmic Rays Do Not Explain Global Warming

Tyrannicalposter Re:What about a big ball of fire in the sky? (656 comments)

Well, I for one am amazed that they can be so sure solar variation counts for at most 30% of climate change when they seem so unsure of everything else.

more than 5 years ago

Interest Still High In the Netflix Algorithm Competition

Tyrannicalposter It's fundamentally flawed (77 comments)

My wife and I don't share much in common in movies. She likes academy award winners, I like "ridiculous stupid movies that I'm to old to be watching". Since we share a netflix account, our incompatable likes and dislikes mess up the predictions.

more than 5 years ago

UK Court Rejects Encryption Key Disclosure Defense

Tyrannicalposter I wish the US Supreme Court was that smart. (708 comments)

I wish the US Supreme Court was that smart.

Protection from self incrimination was to prevent confesions under duress or torture.

I don't see the difference between refusing to turn over an encryption key and refusing to let the police in your house when they have a valid search warrant.

Oh noes! You police can't come into my meth lab. Me letting you in would be self incrimination!

about 6 years ago

UK Court Rejects Encryption Key Disclosure Defense

Tyrannicalposter Re:I wish the US Supreme Court was that smart. (708 comments)

So, by YOUR theory, subpoenas would be completely unenforcable.

A subpoena ad testificandum orders a person to testify before the ordering authority or face punishment.
Sorry Judge, I forgot.

A subpoena duces tecum orders a person to bring physical evidence before the ordering authority or face punishment.
Sorry, Judge, I lost it.

Unless you're just stupid and say "No" instead of "I forgot"

about 6 years ago


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