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SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

avandesande Re:We live like kings and queens already (253 comments)

I don't think it is a matter of 'throwing in capacity'- it's just that increasing data density on the platter directly corresponds to increases in speed.

2 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

avandesande Re:you want school shootings? (790 comments)

I believe that 'zero tolerance' teaches.... zero tolerance! If administrators are an example then students should use black and white thinking as well, with the expected extreme results.

3 days ago
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Humans Are Taking Jobs From Robots In Japan

avandesande Re:Long-term view on things (80 comments)

I have some Japanese saws myself- (mass produced and induction hardened, not what the OP is talking about). They are designed for only cutting on the pull stroke and cut quickly and accurately. Japanese woodworking techniques and tools really are a national treasure...

4 days ago
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Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

avandesande Re:If only (286 comments)

It's like saying a degree in mechanical engineering has little to do with being an auto mechanic... because it doesn't.

5 days ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

avandesande Re:Good for devs. (270 comments)

Neither will WCF. That wasn't the point.

5 days ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

avandesande Re:Good for devs. (270 comments)

If we went 'ad nauseum' with your example everyone will still be using COM and ActiveX

about a week ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

avandesande Re:Coal Miners can code (578 comments)

That's kind of like calling a chemical engineer a chemical worker (ie the guy rolling drums around and pumping things into tanks). SCM is a rigorous school and he was probably exposed to a lot of engineering themes useful for IT.

about a week ago
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3D Display Uses Misted Water

avandesande Windows 9 (65 comments)

I hope they don't force us to use the fog-mist interface on the desktop.

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

avandesande Re:WTF? (630 comments)

Probably includes cost of rail maintenance- most artillery pieces need to be re-barreled at some interval as well.

about two weeks ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

avandesande Re:Power? (630 comments)

Not sure if the Navy design uses one but they can be powered with a compulsator as well.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

avandesande Re:NoSQL? (272 comments)

If they use a RDBMS, they don't need to hire someone with a specialized skill set, at least for that part of the application.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

avandesande Re:Solution looking for a problem (272 comments)

After working on dozens of large projects I would suggest that if you want whatever you are doing to be successful you need to be ruthless about removing any kind of complexity or opacity from your solution.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

avandesande Re:NoSQL? (272 comments)

You will also have a hard time hiring developers to work on it, if you ever get to that point.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

avandesande Re:What a joke (195 comments)

The trick is to ask the support person to have your account closed and then they will connect you with someone that can help you.

about two weeks ago
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Rover Curiosity Discovers Australia-Shaped Rock On Mars

avandesande Put it on Ebay (99 comments)

This would be highlight of my Australian shaped rock collection

about two weeks ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

avandesande Re:Moo (469 comments)

yamaha concert grand costs about the same as the Steinway

http://www.bluebookofpianos.co...

about two weeks ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

avandesande Re:Moo (469 comments)

Steinways are rather average in cost compared to several other makes. Obviously the guy just pulled a name out of a hat.

about two weeks ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

avandesande Re:Moo (469 comments)

Your comment about Steinways is patently ridiculous. There is no such thing as an inexpensive concert grand, so I am not sure what you are comparing one to. A Bösendorfer perhaps?

about two weeks ago

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Stop The Bank Bailouts!

avandesande avandesande writes  |  more than 5 years ago

avandesande (143899) writes "We the undersigned Americans, being part of the 80% of America that did not participate in nor profit from the immense fraud and Ponzi Investment of the last eight years, insist that you, our representatives in Congress, stop trying to bail people out and further sink our economy and Nation into a morass of debt!
We understand that the situation is bad. We "get it" that there are a lot of people who are facing foreclosure. We know that the economy is not doing well, and likely will get worse before it gets better.

I know that finance isn't considered a 'geek' subject, but it is the lifeblood of everything we do. Please educate yourselves on what has been going on the last several years; IMHO it has much to do with what has been happening with the war in Iraq and our right to privacy."

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