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Observed Atmospheric CO2 Hits 400 Parts Per Million

croftj Plant, Rise up... (367 comments)

And breath that breath of fresh air and CO2 you have been long for!

about a year ago
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Ask Dr. Robert Bakker About Dinosaurs and Merging Science and Religion

croftj Re:Mixed Footprints (528 comments)

In either case it's evidence, whether or not it is true... well, that is left to greater minds than mine. That is why I asked the question in the first place.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Dr. Robert Bakker About Dinosaurs and Merging Science and Religion

croftj Re:Mixed Footprints (528 comments)

Well, look at it this way, if a dinosaur stepped in mud and left a print, then a man came along and stepped in the same mud and left a print, it's hard to believe there were millions of years between the two incidents. If what you say is true than the science of determining the passage of time through stratification is just plain false. Even a thousand years or so leaves things buried, that is why we have archaeological digs. I know there are exceptions, but I find it hard to believe that the mud the dinosaur stepped in was uncovered by an earthquake or whatever and still fresh enough that some human could leave a print in it a million years later.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Dr. Robert Bakker About Dinosaurs and Merging Science and Religion

croftj Re:Mixed Footprints (528 comments)

No, and I hope that you are not so stupid just to assume that it is fake just because you don't think it's real. I trust the dude by the Paluxy River more than I trust your sage insight, though not enough to believe it without some form of verification. Hence, I figured this was a great time to get the opinion of a guy who has probably studied the evidence.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Dr. Robert Bakker About Dinosaurs and Merging Science and Religion

croftj Mixed Footprints (528 comments)

So what is your take on the human footprint inside of the dinosaur footprint in the one creation museum near the Dinosaur Valley State Park in Texas?

about a year and a half ago
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With Euro Zone Problems, Bitcoin Experiencing Boost In Legitimacy

croftj Re:....someone get that link... (430 comments)

and it's all free free free... only the banks pay, tax payers don't pay, bank customers don't pay, the bankers pay and we all know they would never pass their costs on to us!

In the end, nothing is free. It all costs us something. We may not see it (such as corporate taxes) but in the end we all do pay for it.

more than 2 years ago
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With Euro Zone Problems, Bitcoin Experiencing Boost In Legitimacy

croftj Re:....someone get that link... (430 comments)

When a bank is robbed, its customers don't lose money. When a bitcoin repository is robbed... ?

When a bank gets robbed, us citizens pay for the loss either through bank fees and such or through the (in the case of the us) fdic. In either case, the money is gone. Before fdic came along, if a bank was robbed of enough, it went under and everyone lost their money.

more than 2 years ago
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How Does a Self-Taught Computer Geek Get Hired?

croftj As a fellow self taught CS type person (523 comments)

Go to school!! That or get ready for many years of having to work harder just to prove yourself over and over again! Another alternative is contract to hire. That may work as well.

On another note,hopefully you have learned about the necessity of Version control. You also hopefully have been learning good CS practices such as only having one source for information (code functionality is information) abstraction etc. There are good reasons for these practices and the sooner you learn them the more valuable you will be.

Also, don't be a information hoarder or a primadona! Be willing to talk and work withouther sharing ideas and concepts. Sometimes the idiot next to you will surprise you with just all that he does really know.

Good luck!
    Joe

more than 2 years ago
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China's Coal Power Plants Mask Climate Change

croftj Re:So Anthropogenic Global Warming causes cooling? (464 comments)

it's only temporary if they quit dumping it into the atmosphere, like CO2, if we quit dumping it in the atmosphere, it too will be reduced over time, granted, maybe not as quickly.

about 3 years ago
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China's Coal Power Plants Mask Climate Change

croftj Pay Less.... Live Better (464 comments)

Who would've ever thought that Walmart's slogan could be taken so literally!

about 3 years ago
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New Tool Shows Would-Be Emailers If You're Swamped

croftj This is only a valid measure of how busy you are.. (82 comments)

If your job is answering emails!!! If you are swamped with work, you might just have 1 unread email in your inbox. Then again, it just might be a spam that slipped past the spam filter (i hear it even happens with google).

Still, I hope to God that my inbox stats are never used as the measure of my work load!

more than 3 years ago
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PostgreSQL 9.0 Released

croftj Re:medical practice (344 comments)

While we're making silly requests, please email me a big bucket of money along with your requirements.

more than 3 years ago
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PostgreSQL 9.0 Released

croftj Re:Waiting for a capable PostgreSQL front-end (344 comments)

Personally, I find that Qt (C++ api from Nokia) has a nice sql api which will were with several database engines. Maybe not as mind numbingly simple as VB, but very versatile and easy to use.

more than 3 years ago
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Can NetBooks & Tablets Co-Exist?

croftj Sadly... (291 comments)

It is just the nature of Tablets to kill NetBooks. Typically it is done through choking but there have been a few cases of stabbings and drownings as well.

more than 3 years ago
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How Can I Make Testing Software More Stimulating?

croftj Re:More bugs (396 comments)

Let me guess, you can do that by writing your code in java or C#

more than 3 years ago
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How Can I Make Testing Software More Stimulating?

croftj Write more software (396 comments)

I found that some of my best fun is to write software to test my software. Fortunately, I have written server code for a long time so I either get to write clients to exercise it or hardware device simulators to emulate devices the server talks to.

Loads of fun! Quite often, more fun than the SW I'm supposed to be writing.

more than 3 years ago
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The Great Operating System Games

croftj Where's "Kill Bill" and TuxRacer? (145 comments)

The content and descriptions were certainly not worth the 21 pages of ads I had to step through.

more than 3 years ago

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Nokia to buy Trolltech

croftj croftj writes  |  more than 6 years ago

croftj (2359) writes "Today, Nokia has made a public tender offer for all the shares in Trolltech. We think this is great news for both you and us.

I don't know what to think. I hope Nokia keeps the focus for qt to continue producing what I consider the best GUI development toolset out on the market."
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croftj croftj writes  |  more than 7 years ago

croftj writes "Okay folks, time's running out. You know there is a concerted push to get Tux to ride along in the Indy500. You know he has what it takes. You know you want to help!

Why aren't more folks putting up the money for this? Why haven't all of the folks who have been moaning here on slashdot that Linux isn't being used or supplied pre-installed on computers won't even give $5.00 or $10.00 to the cause? If you are part of the Linux community and truely feal that Linux's strength is its community, than get out and show it!

If this lack luster turn out keeps on, in 10 years, when Linux is still just a cool geek toy, yall can look back to this day and understand why!

If you want to give Tux the ride of his life, visit http://www.tux500.com and give more than just lip service!

-joe"

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