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Obamacare Could Help Fuel a Tech Start-Up Boom

bp2179 Really (671 comments)

You have a killer idea that you think you can make money on, but healthcare is holding you back. Seems to me that none of the other booms, industrial or tech bubble, had anything help from "Obamacare" but were still prosperous.

about a year ago
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Opportunity Begins 10th Year on Mars

bp2179 Not Bad (78 comments)

Not bad at all for something that was planned to last only about 3 months, if it made it past the "beachball" landing.

about 2 years ago
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Is a Computer Science Degree Worth Getting Anymore?

bp2179 Re:CS != Coding (630 comments)

I concur. I am in my second year of obtaining my CS/Math degree w/ teaching cert. I get the same question, student: oooh, you can write programs. me: Nope, I don't like to program student: wait, then why are you getting a CS degree me: because I want to be more rounded around the science of computers and, and CIS or tech school is for coders student: you don't know what you are talking about. I get it at least once a week at the university (in the Engineering/Comp Sci building no less) I want to teach CS on a high school level, since jobs are scarce, and I cannot do it without a degree. This is more of a backup to working for DoD as my university has a NSA grant and certification. I learn pentesting and anything else I see that is relevant to Comp Security in my spare time (usually over the summer)

more than 2 years ago
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California Going Ahead With Bullet Train

bp2179 Re:Time (709 comments)

We kind of frown upon the slave labor that the Chinese and Irish (and others) that were used to build the railroad. If I remember my history correctly, the US government gave the train Barons the land and I think subsidizing them. There was very little population (aside from American Indians) out west. It will probably take 20 years to settle Eminent Domain cases and another 10 to build the rail lines. I worked on a survey crew to build an outer loop around a mid sized city. The first survey was done in 1984, I worked it in 1998 and they didn't start building until 2003. We did have a few fun run-ins with angry landowners and their shotguns.

more than 2 years ago
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Man Has Nokia Phone Embedded In False Limb

bp2179 iLimb (171 comments)

We all know it's coming, that is why Apple wouldn't do it. What prior art? On a side no

about 3 years ago
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Michael Nielsen's Free Video Courseware On Quantum Computing

bp2179 My mistake (54 comments)

I misread and thought that said Mike Nelson. Got excited about a Rifftrax about quantum computing.

more than 3 years ago
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Terrorist Target Mexican Nanotechnology Professors

bp2179 Prey (234 comments)

Somebody reads too much Michael Crichton

more than 3 years ago
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Military Drone Attacks Are Not 'Hostile'

bp2179 Re:In other news... (892 comments)

Wasn't a knife used in the murder?

more than 3 years ago
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Kilobots — Cheap Swarm Robots Out of Harvard

bp2179 Prey (121 comments)

Michael Crichton wrote a book about how we thought we could control thousand of nanobots using swarm theory. I wonder if they are using algorithms derived from bees. As long as we don't develop AI anytime soon, I think we are safe.

more than 3 years ago
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Comcast Helps Fix Pirate Bay Connection Problems

bp2179 Um.. (237 comments)

With and ISP name like that, I think someone in Comcast's PR department has a BOFH excuse generator

more than 3 years ago
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Magical Chinese Hard Drive

bp2179 BOFH (347 comments)

The Bastard Operator From Hell is going to be pissed that he didn't think of this.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Releases AntiSpyware Program

bp2179 Re:An Alternative (580 comments)

Apparently the choir does need some preaching to. Last I checked herehttp://www.viruslist.com/en/viruslistfind?sear ch_mode=virus&words=linux there were a couple of viruses out there for linux and here http://www.icsalabs.com/html/communities/antivirus /macintosh/archives/macvirus/reference/viruses.htm l for Mac virus. This is not saying that one OS is better than another, just saying don't be so naive. I run both Linux boxes and Windows boxes, and I know, I have to be more careful about where I go with my M$ box.

more than 9 years ago

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