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The Best Parking Apps You've Never Heard Of and Why You Haven't

asmkm22 Right... (163 comments)

I can park just fine without an app. Not sure why this is even on here. Go blog that shit.

3 days ago
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How Riot's Social Scientists Fight League of Legends Trolling

asmkm22 Re:Just take a hardline stance on trolling, etc (116 comments)

You underestimate the money people put into this "Free to Play" game. Not to mention the tracking of stats and achievements and other stuff.

about a week ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

asmkm22 Great viewpoint (507 comments)

I think the article brings to light something I had never even thought about. Lots of people here seem to be against it, but I can definitely how it would be an interesting and important choice to have to make.

about a week ago
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How Riot's Social Scientists Fight League of Legends Trolling

asmkm22 Just take a hardline stance on trolling, etc (116 comments)

Ban any account that does it on the first action. It's not like they don't have server and chat logs to look into this kind of thing, so verification would be pretty trivial. And for those who falsely accuse people of trolling and griefing, well that would get tracked as well. Banned.

It wouldn't take long for people to either change their behavior or move to another game. But that second option is exactly the reason why companies don't really want to fix the problem.

about a week ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

asmkm22 Power? (630 comments)

Can it be efficiently powered, though? It always seemed like the power draw was the main issue with these kinds of guns, effectively limiting them to a few shots.

about a week ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

asmkm22 Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1109 comments)

Not every company -- not even every tech company -- has an internal culture that's so tightly influenced by the idea of "openness" or whatever. He'll certainly have trouble finding work with many tech companies, but his stance could very well open doors to other companies that agree with his views.

Having said that, actions have consequences. And the actions of those with his kind of influence often have even greater consequences than the rest of us. It's the whole "with great power comes great responsibility" thing.

about two weeks ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

asmkm22 Win 8.2? (294 comments)

Why isn't this just Win 8.2? Has there been any official explanation for the weird version system they are using now? I though they were specifically moving away from the "service pack" model, but what did we really get it replaced with?

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

asmkm22 Re:I May Not Agree (1109 comments)

They didn't get rid of him over it. He left because the drama was a huge distraction for the company. At some point, everyone realized that it's best to part ways rather than try and stick with an obviously toxic relationship. The situation being unfair or unjustified is irrelevant at that point.

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

asmkm22 Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1109 comments)

Many, many resignations are just thinly-disguised firings. That's nothing new. They couldn't fire him over it, but he also knows that he'd burn way too many corporate bridges by fighting it. By resigning, they get to move on from the drama, he gets a chunk or all of whatever golden parachute they work out, and he doesn't get hit with a corporate reputation for dragging companies through the mud; something that's way more harmful to his resume than any political or moral affiliation.

It's the same thing when some top-level government official resigns. They were basically fired, but everyone understands that it's important to keep the impression that things are running smoothly and everyone is copasetic.

about two weeks ago
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Federal Bill Would Criminalize Revenge Porn Websites

asmkm22 Re:Freedom of Speech? (328 comments)

And without any additional context, you could argue that child porn or horse porn is also perfectly legal, due to free speech. Fortunately, free speech only goes so far in terms of justifying certain actions.

about two weeks ago
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60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

asmkm22 Re:Lies (544 comments)

Which is exactly the point he was making...

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Promises Not To Snoop Through Email

asmkm22 Re:Translation: (144 comments)

Next time, they'll just snoop through the email and, when they have all the evidence they need, they'll forward it to the law enforcement with details on "possible suspects" that can be used to request search warrants for...

about three weeks ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

asmkm22 Re:I dont get it (551 comments)

Fare more useful than nukes is Russia's veto capabilities, which prevents any meaningful punishment on a large scale.

about three weeks ago
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AT&T Exec Calls Netflix "Arrogant" For Expecting Net Neutrality

asmkm22 So what am I paying for? (466 comments)

What exactly does my cable bill give me then, if not access to services on the web?

about three weeks ago
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How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370

asmkm22 Re:Little disturbing (491 comments)

The Malaysian government has mishandled communication from the start. I think they just want this whole thing over and done with. The ones in power over there aren't exactly used to being criticized like this.

about three weeks ago
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Don't Help Your Kids With Their Homework

asmkm22 Re:Um, right. (278 comments)

What I do is first ask my daughter if this is something the teacher covered in class. It usually is, and this will often get her explaining it enough to where she basically answers the problem on her own, much to her delight. At the same time, there's been a real shift in how math is being taught, and sometimes she'll have homework on stuff that hasn't been covered in class. The teacher (who seems to hate the system), says it's supposed to be an attempt at getting them to think about problems before formally being introduced to them, which I guess I can understand. But it still makes for very weird homework because she's always doubting herself over if it's something she should know or if it's just another mind game. Since I know pretty much anything her school can throw at me, especially with math, I can actually help her with it. But what about parents who wouldn't know? Or who read articles like this and are told to stay back?

Helping your children with homework doesn't have to mean solving the problems for them. It means communicating with them about what the problems mean, and get them thinking about it. Let them solve it, with your subtle encouragement. This article is giving some really shaky advice.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Re-Learning How To Interview As a Developer?

asmkm22 Re:You're getting old? (218 comments)

My experience must be unique then. I started losing my hair in my early twenties, so I've always looked about 10 years older than I am. Dying it was obviously not a solution. Still, I did OK with job interviews and never really had an issue getting jobs. Now that I have my own business, I still do OK getting new clients.

Age discrimination definitely exists, but I don't think it's across the board. As an employer, I'm far more put off by other things, like bad breath, horribly fucked up teeth, wrinkled clothing, stale cigarette smoke (or heavy menthol smell), or way too much cologne/perfume. For women, excessively revealing clothing is also annoying to see at an interview, because it comes off as tacky, and cheapens her value to me.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Re-Learning How To Interview As a Developer?

asmkm22 Re:I'd say it's your history of bouncing yearly (218 comments)

Yeah, but switching jobs "every year or so" is a bit extreme.

What I'm curious about is *why* he switched that frequently. It's easy to think or claim that it's for "competitive wages" or whatever, but I know a few people in the industry who are just difficult to deal with. They give decent first impressions, but start to wear out their welcome after 6 month, at which point the employment relationship becomes toxic. Then they start looking for another job, and the cycle starts over. These people always have reasons for why it didn't work out, or why it was a shitty company, but it becomes obvious for everyone around them that there is a definite pattern going on.

Maybe the OP is one of these types. Maybe his ability to give a great first impression is starting to wear out.

Some people have the same problem with dating.

about a month ago
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Tor Project: Fake Tor App Has Been In Apple's App Store For Months

asmkm22 Re:TOR on Apple? (78 comments)

"Take a TOR of our lovely walled garden!"

about a month ago
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Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

asmkm22 Re:Ridiculous. (914 comments)

We could also argue that if it truly is that bad, then we could let convicts opt to serve their 20 year sentence via a 20 year time delay drug, correct?

Anyway, this is just funny to me after seeing the movie Dredd handle this exact same thing. Give them the time delay drug, and throw them off a building.

about a month ago

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