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Ask Slashdot: Do Any Development Shops Build-Test-Deploy On A Cloud Service?

bananaquackmoo Re:How is it different? (119 comments)

Your closet is a lot closer and quicker to reach.

about three weeks ago
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Canonical's Troubles With the Free Software Community

bananaquackmoo Re:Infighting: Linux's biggest weakness (155 comments)

Actually there ARE apps close to Lightroom. They're only about 50% of the way there, but it's enough for my needs. Check out Darktable, its my preferred one of the bunch.

about three weeks ago
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Diablo 3 Expansion Reaper of Souls Launches

bananaquackmoo Re:The launch was smooth (166 comments)

nevermind, I just realized you were only talking about the expansion

about a month ago
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Diablo 3 Expansion Reaper of Souls Launches

bananaquackmoo Re:The launch was smooth (166 comments)

You're kidding right? Did you even play during the first week?

about a month ago
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Google's Definition of 'Open'

bananaquackmoo Re:Works for me (168 comments)

That's not an Android issue, its a Verizon issue. It's the main reason that I ditched Verizon. GSM phones are the most open phones.

about 2 months ago
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Financing College With a Tax On All Graduates

bananaquackmoo Loans (597 comments)

Seriously, how is this ANY different than student loans? At all? I see zero difference.

about 2 months ago
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Will Electric Cars and Solar Power Make Gasoline and Utilities Obsolete?

bananaquackmoo Re:Arithmetic denialism (734 comments)

You make an assumption in your very first sentence. "Most buildings are tall, not wide." In the USA for example that is only true for a very small portion of the country. Single family houses and office buildings in a non-urban area are the very opposite of what you claim.

about 3 months ago
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How Can Nintendo Recover?

bananaquackmoo Re:Personally? (559 comments)

The thing is there have already been tons of Nintendo-only games I want to play on other systems BUT I CAN'T, and therefore they don't get my money. I'm not buying several consoles just to play a few games.

about 3 months ago
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How Can Nintendo Recover?

bananaquackmoo Personally? (559 comments)

I'd enable Mario on a smartphone.

about 3 months ago
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Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.

bananaquackmoo Re:9.1 (1009 comments)

It only takes one person to disprove nobody. Count me in. I like it.

about 3 months ago
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Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions

bananaquackmoo Re:Docker is pretty cool (88 comments)

That's nice. I still have no idea what it is.

about 5 months ago
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Tesla Model S Has Bizarre 'Vampire-Like' Thirst For Electricity At Night

bananaquackmoo Re:The only fix for vampire draw (424 comments)

Mechanical things are more susceptible to mechanical failure. One of the beautiful things about an electric car is how rock-solid reliable it can be. Introducing more mechanical bits is not the way to fix this.

about 5 months ago
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NYT: Healthcare.gov Project Chaos Due Partly To Unorthodox Database Choice

bananaquackmoo Re:Noobs? (334 comments)

I'm pretty sure he understands. Like he said, it seems to me as though those people have never worked on large projects before.

about 5 months ago
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Cupertino Approves New Apple Spaceship HQ

bananaquackmoo Re:Apple has JUMPED THE SHARK (172 comments)

Are you sure there is curved glass involved? When is a circle's circumference not a circle? When its drawn in 3D on a computer screen is one perfect example. Long and straight lengths of something can be made to look like anything. The same goes for approximating the area under a curve in calculus, it can be done with lines.

about 5 months ago
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Mir Won't Ship Even In Ubuntu 14.04

bananaquackmoo Re:problems with multi-monitor support? (111 comments)

I've been using multiple monitors since Windows 98 and never had a single problem. Then again I've been using multiple monitors on Linux for a while and never had a problem either. I have no idea what you two are talking about.

about 5 months ago
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High-Gain Patch Antennas Boost Wi-Fi Capacity In Crowded Lecture Halls

bananaquackmoo Re:News? (104 comments)

I take it you've never actually been to a crowded lecture hall or conference room? There are thousands of these things with administrators that have no clue about this idea. It IS news to many people who are responsible for this exact sort of thing. It may not be news to you, but there have been many times where I was in a crowded area where I would kill for wifi, but it wouldn't work due to crowding.

about 5 months ago
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Autonomous Cars Will Save Money and Lives

bananaquackmoo Re:Lost revenue to the cops (389 comments)

What do you mean they don't get a cut? Who do you think pays for the cops?

about 6 months ago
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Nokia Introduces Windows Tablet

bananaquackmoo Re:Irony. (112 comments)

Hey now! Don't blame the programmers. Blame the marketers, designers, and SEO guys. It's people like them what cause unrest.

about 6 months ago
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Most IT Workers Don't Have STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) Degrees

bananaquackmoo IT evolves quickly (655 comments)

Let's say you want to create an IT track at a college. Maybe it takes a few years to create an appropriate track of classes and plan out various concepts to be taught. By that time, whatever software you were using is outdated and/or replaced. Processors have sped up quickly. Old previously valid security techniques are easily cracked with more cpu power so you have to learn new techniques. Your professor doesn't have time to learn new techniques or new software or whatever. Then on top of that, your students take 4 years of learning old outdated information in college. At that point its 8 years outdated. OF COURSE a large portion of the IT workers don't have STEM degrees. Don't get me wrong. There are certain programming logic and security concepts which are important to learn and CAN be taught at a university. It's just that at the end of the day you'd be paying many thousands of dollars to learn outdated information other than those core concepts.

about 5 months ago

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