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Firefighters Let House Burn Because Owner Didn't Pay Fee

csartanis Re:You're kidding, right? (2058 comments)

Actually the fire department would be able to afford their stuff, because it's base rate is already covered by the taxes of the city they're based in.

more than 3 years ago

Best Education Path To Learn Video Game Programming?

csartanis Re:The first thing you need... (240 comments)

Don't do it. If you do, double major in math. If you can't, you can't do professional game dev either.

more than 3 years ago

Porting Lemmings In 36 Hours

csartanis Re:Android please? (154 comments)

Do I smell a butthurt fanboy?

about 4 years ago

DePaul University To Offer Degree In Predictive Analysis

csartanis Re:First prediction! (71 comments)

I hear the market for these jobs is great in Italy.

more than 4 years ago

How many processes are running on your desktop box?

csartanis Re:Is it important? (382 comments)

Even while you're earning nothing, spending that time learning is better than not.

more than 4 years ago

Congressmen Send Letters, Hope For Net Neutrality Fades

csartanis Re:In case you're wondering who... (427 comments)

That is the strongest anti-FCC anti-net neutrality site that I've seen yet. But thanks for the letters anyway.

more than 3 years ago

Bing Maps Wows 'Em At TED2010

csartanis Re:8 Minutes of my life (277 comments)

Strange, because I know a several people with Wiis and 360s but no one with a PS3. Well, not anyone who would admit to it, I suppose.

more than 4 years ago

Google's Experimental Fiber Network

csartanis Re:It doesn't matter right now (363 comments)

Your point is? Nobody needs to load content from one website at 20mbit. If you want to max your connection, learn what a torrent is and download yourself some legal content.

more than 4 years ago

Keep SSH Sessions Active, Or Reconnect?

csartanis Re:Sniffing? (307 comments)

Fail. I use a dynamic DNS service. The reverse lookup of the IP does not match the hostname that I connect to, and SSH does not complain.

The only protection you have is to verify the key fingerprint.

more than 4 years ago

Why Time Flies By As You Get Older

csartanis Re:Perception (252 comments)

Even though plots may be similar, the new and interesting part is seeing how different characters react (or overreact) in those situations. It can be completely new and unique!

more than 4 years ago

"No Scan, No Fly" At Heathrow and Manchester

csartanis Re:Really? (821 comments)

The only thing we can do is remove their reasons for wanting to do so in the first place.

Thank you! This is the only way to prevent terrorism. Our current methods of 'war on terror' only serve to create more terrorists.

more than 4 years ago

Scientology Attacker Will Be Sentenced To Jail

csartanis Re:Justice (354 comments)

Link? I would love to believe this!

more than 4 years ago

Rockstar Employees Badly Overworked, Say Wives

csartanis Re:Rockstar is the evildoer in this situation, but (633 comments)

I wouldn't have any problem putting on my CV that I quit celebrity team X because of poor working conditions. It tells the prospective employer that you won't let them push you around.

more than 4 years ago

Supreme Court Rolls Back Corporate Campaign Spending Limits

csartanis Re:No, actually, they can. (1070 comments)

Is that so? For some reason the teabaggers never mention that. Link?

more than 4 years ago

Supreme Court Rolls Back Corporate Campaign Spending Limits

csartanis Re:NOT REALLY THE PROBLEM (1070 comments)

They can't force you to pay taxes either, so I suggest you stop. Teabaggers unite! (somewhere far far away)

more than 4 years ago

Supreme Court Rolls Back Corporate Campaign Spending Limits

csartanis Re:Constitution? (1070 comments)

Because groups of individuals are are much more powerful than individuals. That power should not be wielded to run our government 'of the people' (hah).

more than 4 years ago


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