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NSA WhistleBlower Outs Himself

bauerbob democratic consequences for everyone (860 comments)

So what now? And please don't tell me to just vote for the "right" party. That doesn't work. Most people will have forgotten Mr. Snowden when it comes to the next votes. Or their priorities have changed by then (jobs, terrorism, whatever might give an appropriate fear factor). How can I make my government stop bringing 1984 to reality?

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Handle a Colleague's Sloppy Work?

bauerbob take responsibility (332 comments)

Don't send him bug reports and feature requests. If he's in charge of something you care about, ask him if he would give it to you (completely!). Then you can fix whatever you want. You will see that there'll be a new guy soon who thinks that your work is sloppy, sending bug reports and feature requests to YOU!

about a year and a half ago
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Ruby 2.0.0 Released

bauerbob Re:Review Ruby for the perl enthusiast please (121 comments)

Ruby is not a good replacement for Perl in means of one-liner or shredding text files. Its clean OO implementation forces you to write a lot more code. But Ruby is a good alternative for Python. It's for - like you say - doing serious stuff.

about 2 years ago
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'Hobbit' Creates Big Data Challenge

bauerbob what challenge? (245 comments)

From 100% to 200% more data - so what? That's not a big step compared to the steps we had in the past like going from 1.44MB 3,5" floppies to 650MB/700MB CDs. Or from those CDs to 4.4GB DVDs.

about 2 years ago
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Book Review: Microsoft Manual of Style

bauerbob poor tables (110 comments)

Is it only the electronic edition of amazon or are the tables in this book really that ugly? That's pretty disappointing when you've got a "style" guide in your hands.

about 2 years ago
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99.8% of Gamers Don't Care About DRM, Says EA

bauerbob Don't mess with "the other 0.2 percent"! (554 comments)

99.8% might not notice DRM, but at least some of them have no clue of computers anyway and ask their "computer guy" what this DRM thingy is. I bet there are quite a few "computer guys" out there who don't recommend buying DRM.

more than 6 years ago

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