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Ask Slashdot: Is Linux Set To Be PC Gaming's Number Two Platform?

UneducatedSixpack Yay! (281 comments)

It is now #3. Is there #4? I guess not. So if Linux moves it can only go up 'case there is no way to go down.

about 9 months ago
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Researchers: Global Risk of Supervolcano Eruption Greater Than Previously Though

UneducatedSixpack So what should we do? (325 comments)

Buy guns? Any problem can be fixed by buying guns and ammo. If volcano attacks me I am going to shoot back.

about 9 months ago
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PC Makers Plan Rebellion Against Microsoft At CES

UneducatedSixpack Re:Why? Developer Developers Developers. And Games (564 comments)

also from the user side, presumably you could play Android games, buying them at Android prices instead of Windows prices (or playing them for free, the dark unfortunate secret of Android).

99 cent tetris vs. $40 Far Cry yay

about 10 months ago
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Swedish Man Fined $650,000 For Sharing 1 Movie, Charged Extra For Low Quality

UneducatedSixpack Protect quality of movies! (366 comments)

I agree with fine for poor quality. Quality of movies is important.

about 10 months ago
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Simulations Back Up Theory That Universe Is a Hologram

UneducatedSixpack Relax (433 comments)

You are having typical type mismatch and buffer overflow. Relax. My brain fried when I heard about quantum theory. I do not try to understand physics anymore. Somebody will find a way to test all these crazy theories one day. Then we will live in a parallel universe and real estate on earth will be really cheap.

about 10 months ago
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JPMorgan Files Patent Application On 'Bitcoin Killer'

UneducatedSixpack Re:Bitcoin is crap (292 comments)

I would hate to be the last guy holding bitcoin.

about 10 months ago
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JPMorgan Files Patent Application On 'Bitcoin Killer'

UneducatedSixpack Bitcoin is crap (292 comments)

I am sorry to tell you but bitcoin is total crap as a currency. With wild fluctuations like we saw recently there is no way it can be used as currency.

about 10 months ago
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IDC: PC Shipments Decline Worse Than Forecasted, No Recovery Expected

UneducatedSixpack Re:Back on a PC (393 comments)

Isn't retirement nice?

about a year ago
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IDC: PC Shipments Decline Worse Than Forecasted, No Recovery Expected

UneducatedSixpack Re:Expected (393 comments)

So what kind of security do you expect? Enter password or if you forgot it just double tap on something? Did somebody from Microsoft also steal your milk and cookies when you were a child?

about a year ago
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Pentagon Readies Contingency Plans Due To BlackBerry's Uncertain Future

UneducatedSixpack Re:Wait, what? (44 comments)

Glad military are not talking about BYOG. Imagine if you are military pilot and have to have your own F-16.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Narrows Down CEO Shortlist: Elop, Mulally, Bates, Nadella In Mix

UneducatedSixpack Re:A day late and a dollar short (183 comments)

In that case Microsoft is Titanic that keeps hitting golden icebergs. Just look at their last quarter results.

about a year ago
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Researchers Use Computer-Generated 10-Year-Old Girl To Catch Online Predators

UneducatedSixpack Computer-generated online predator (545 comments)

What if computer-generated online predator contacts computer-generated 10-year-old girl? Is it computer-generated crime then?

about a year ago
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TSA Union Calls For Armed Guards At Every Checkpoint

UneducatedSixpack Re: NOT posted as AC. (603 comments)

Most sane people do not feel safe with roaming machine-gun-toting civilians in any venue neither.

OTOH, there hasn't been a single crime committed with a lawfully-owned civilian machine gun (or other automatic firearm) since 1934.

There has not been a single crime committed with a lawfully-owned civilian nuclear device either.

about a year ago
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Windows 8.1 Rolls Out Today

UneducatedSixpack Re:Win8 as a UI vs. an OS (398 comments)

You do not have to use windows live account to log into win8. It may not be obvious though. When starting for the first time win8 asks for your windows live user name but there is a small "do not want" link somewhere that you can click.

1 year,3 days
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Lessons From the Healthcare.gov Fiasco

UneducatedSixpack Spec is more than 33K pages (501 comments)

According to washington post “Obamacare is fully implemented January 1st, even though the regulations haven’t been written yet. And Brian, we’ve got 33,000 pages of regulations that they’ve already written. If we stacked it up here, it would be seven feet tall.” No wonder it costs a lot to implement. I've seen software with much smaller specs being late and over budget. This should be the warning for our lovely legislators. Every page could be the cause of bugs and delays. Better yet maybe legislators should go and code this crap themselves? When you write 33K pages of crap then you can read them all and implement everything. In assembly please.

1 year,6 days
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Auto Makers To Standardize On Open Source

UneducatedSixpack Re:Microsoft Sync sucks (160 comments)

User needs an update. Updated user whines less.

1 year,11 days
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Auto Makers To Standardize On Open Source

UneducatedSixpack Re:Allow Root Access Please! (160 comments)

BTW windows phone has no problems reading SMSs over bluetooth while I drive. Phone also has voice recognition so I can also reply if I want. Not sure what sync does but I always thought that phone is reading SMSs and not the car's computer. Maybe android phone should read those messages.

1 year,11 days
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Steam Machine Prototypes Use Intel CPUs, NVIDIA GPUs

UneducatedSixpack Now go back and fix the damn Steam! (187 comments)

Steam engine keeps updating for 10 minutes every time I boot my laptop. It is the new Norton Antivirus. I friggin hate it.

1 year,16 days
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Former Microsoft Privacy Chief Doesn't Trust Company, Uses Open Source Software

UneducatedSixpack Re:There's still the solution to that. (199 comments)

However, those insistent on trashing open source will still forget that the issue is a solved one for anyone willing to do a little work.

Yeah, like reading couple millions lines of code... Good luck with that. I have seen 100 line magic functions that could not be understood in couple of days. I bet in a bigger code base the number of such magic functions could be quite significant. Open source only gives us illusion.

1 year,19 days

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Ask slashdot: Looking for paid online education resources for developers

UneducatedSixpack UneducatedSixpack writes  |  about a year and a half ago

UneducatedSixpack (2829861) writes "I am looking for paid online education resources for developers similar to pluralsight.com that would cover topics from cloud computing (Amazon, Azure) to databases (Oracle, DB2, MS SQL) and languages like Java and C#. Any suggestions?"

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