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GNOME Project Seeks Donations For Trademark Battle With Groupon

Xicor pointless (268 comments)

this is absolutely ridiculous. there are so many things out there being sold with the name 'gnome'. there is no possible way that this new point of sale system will hurt the trademark of gnome, and therefore it is impossible for them to win this case. if they were making a desktop operating system, sure i would agree... but this is just dumb.

P.S. fix the bugs in your operating system before going after people for stupid-ass reasons.

about two weeks ago
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Gigabit Cellular Networks Could Happen, With 24GHz Spectrum

Xicor Re:Gigabit Cellular has Already Happened (52 comments)

i think you are off by a factor of 10. i have LTE as well and my max speed is maybe 35mbit

about a month ago
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Google Takes the Fight With Oracle To the Supreme Court

Xicor Re: Oracle (146 comments)

the issue here is that they took the api and changed the code in the background. the api itself is nothing but a bunch of method names. the code in the back is obviously patentable. the question is whether a bunch of method names are, and i would say no... but the supreme court is made of a bunch of old people who dont even know how to use phones.

about a month and a half ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

Xicor Re:so what? (389 comments)

in case you didnt know this... most of the super high-tech companies were either founded by or run by someone who did not have acollege degree.

about a month and a half ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

Xicor so what? (389 comments)

if you have an incredibly creative C student who will "go on to dream up blockbuster films like George Lucas and Steven Spielberg" who cares if they go to college? it isnt like you need a degree to be creative.

about a month and a half ago
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State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives

Xicor Re:Rent a Tesla for $1 (335 comments)

i like this idea, but your signature bothered me. the phrase is 'for all intents and purposes', not 'for all intensive purposes'

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

Xicor depends (479 comments)

I graduated with a CS degree (undergrad) and got so many job offers that i had to keep turning them down (even after i chose a job). i think it really comes down to what kind of projects you've done and how good you are at interviews. The issue i see is that for CS, a phd really doesnt do you any good at all. people without a phd can do just as much in this field as those who do, so know that when you go into interviews so you dont come off like a prick.

about 2 months ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

Xicor Re:well, duh? (353 comments)

The EU is much less lenient on monopolies.

about 2 months ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

Xicor Re:well, duh? (353 comments)

the building of infrastructure isnt the problem. with the exception of rural areas, everywhere in the US already has fiber optic cable capable of getting gigabit speeds. the issue we have is that each ISP has its own little area with no competition.. why would they charge 70$ per month for gigabit(like google) when they can charge 50$ a month for 20Mbit

about 2 months ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

Xicor Re:Link (353 comments)

this is because over half of ATT's internet service plans are below 10Mbps and they charge like 30$ for them per month

about 2 months ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

Xicor Re: I never thought I'd say this... (353 comments)

because we dont care about them. also... because we are essentially just giving internet companies subsidies. this doesnt actually mean that the end user is recieving ANY of this discount.

about 2 months ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

Xicor Re:A solution in search of a problem... (326 comments)

studies have shown time and time again that just the act of being distracted from the road is bad. if you are talking to someone on the phone, or even in the car with you... or if you are even listening to the radio, these are all equally distracting. it is entirely possible to text while driving safely so long as you are not moving while you are texting or if you are using a hands free device.

the real issue at hand is that dumbasses have decided that they can take their eyes off the road while they are moving to type a text. people also take their eyes off the road to talk with people next to them... or behind them. is it really a good idea to ban everyone from texting while in the car because a few people are dumbasses? i text only when i'm stopped at a light, technically that is illegal, despite the fact that there is absolutely no way it can affect my driving..

about 2 months ago
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Drone-Based Businesses: Growing In Canada, Grounded In the US

Xicor Re:Canada is sparse (94 comments)

if every second was .0864 of the current time of a second, then we could have a day with 100 seconds per minute, 100 minutes per hour and 100 hours per day.

about 2 months ago
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Drone-Based Businesses: Growing In Canada, Grounded In the US

Xicor Re:Canada is sparse (94 comments)

the real question is 'why does anyone measure time in seconds?' the whole 60 thing is incredibly innaccurate and ultimately annoying to use. wouldnt you rather change the scale so that there are 100 seconds in a minute, 100 minutes in an hour and 10 or 100 hours in a day? obviously the exact time of a day is set due to the rotation of the earth, but any of the time measurement we use up to that point could be changed to something less old-fashioned (ancient sumerian).

about 2 months ago
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Comcast Gives 6 Months Free Internet To Poor and Unpaid Bill Amnesty

Xicor Re:Google Fiber (71 comments)

they are slowly deploying. we will see it across the country by 2020

about 4 months ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

Xicor where are they? (544 comments)

lost in the 90s.

about 4 months ago
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Uber Is Now Cheaper Than a New York City Taxi

Xicor Re:And in other news (139 comments)

having to pay for a license to drive ppl around is ridiculous. in england, in order to be a taxi driver, you have to take a test saying you know at least 90% of the roads.... this is just plain dumb... we have gps for that.

about 5 months ago
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FAA Bans Delivering Packages With Drones

Xicor Re:faa airspace (199 comments)

if that is true then that is a ridiculous amount of power for one organization. i figured they just had the ability to make rules over airspace that people actually fly in.. like 10k-50k ft in the air.

about 5 months ago
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FAA's Ruling On Smartphones During Takeoff Has Had Little Impact

Xicor Re:wifi (128 comments)

actually, during takeoff and landing, most of us are still able to get internet. the issue i was complaining about is when you are up in the air, you no longer get cell phone signal to stream music.

about 5 months ago
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FAA's Ruling On Smartphones During Takeoff Has Had Little Impact

Xicor wifi (128 comments)

noone can use any devices without wifi really... and guess what, airlines charge a ridiculous amount for wifi.

about 5 months ago

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