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Why Scientists Are Still Using FORTRAN in 2014

davebarnes I love FORTRAN (634 comments)

I refuse to spell it Fortran.
It was FORTRAN when I learned it as my first computer language in 1965 in high school.

about 3 months ago
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Why Scientists Are Still Using FORTRAN in 2014

davebarnes Good point (634 comments)

Thanks

about 3 months ago
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The Struggle To Ban Killer Robots

davebarnes Skynet would not approve (138 comments)

I am pretty sure that Skynet will nip this ban effort in the bud.

about 3 months ago
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One-a-Day-Compiles: Good Enough For Government Work In 1983

davebarnes Prices (230 comments)

$2K for a DEC VT100 terminal.
A lot $ for an IBM 3270 terminal.

about 3 months ago
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New Mozilla Encoder Improves JPEG Compression

davebarnes Exactly (155 comments)

PNG 8 to replace GIFs
PNG 24 to replace JPEGs

about 5 months ago
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Psychologists: Internet Trolls Are Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sadistic

davebarnes Complimentary then (293 comments)

"Machiavellianism ... others)."
I will take that as a compliment.

about 5 months ago
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Rome Police Use Twitter To Battle Illegal Parking

davebarnes I did not know (157 comments)

that it was possible to park illegally in Roma. I thought every empty spot was fair game.

about 6 months ago
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CmdrTaco Launches Trove, a Curated News Startup

davebarnes Very unhappy (221 comments)

As someone who was using Trove.
As someone who visited Trove every morning to find articles about topics of interest (channels).
I am really unhappy.
They broke everything.

about 6 months ago
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After 22 Years, Walt Mossberg Writes Final WSJ Column

davebarnes Re: Roe v Wade (100 comments)

Actually no.
The latest evidence points to the phase out of tetraethyl lead in gasoline.

about 7 months ago
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Employee Morale Is Suffering At the NSA

davebarnes Too bad, so sad. NOT! (841 comments)

wvmbe wbpzm mnwcz nqdma qfamd mvmqo pbvqv mbmvm tmdmv bemtd

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Makes You Uninstall Apps?

davebarnes The developer is tits up (243 comments)

The developer is gone.
The software has not been updated in years.
Need to move on.

about 8 months ago
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Tesco To Use Face Detection Technology For In-Store Advertising

davebarnes Re:Ski-mask, now also for shopping! (212 comments)

Get out your Richard Nixon mask. It is the one most preferred by bank robbers.

about 9 months ago
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Ten Steps You Can Take Against Internet Surveillance

davebarnes My preference is (234 comments)

Overwhelm the bastards
Plutonium implosion trigger components
Weaponized anthrax aerosol
Quantum encryption

about 9 months ago
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Mark Cuban Found Not Guilty of Insider Trading

davebarnes Good (48 comments)

Now, hopefully he will work to normalize relations with Cuba.

about 9 months ago
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Metadata On How You Drive Also Reveals Where You Drive

davebarnes Not worth worrying about (81 comments)

By 2060 it will be illegal for humans to drive a car/truck in the USA. Your robot driver will be ratting on you anyway.

about 10 months ago
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Nissan Plans To Sell Self-Driving Cars By 2020

davebarnes My prediction (333 comments)

"By 2060 it will be illegal for a human to drive a vehicle in the USA".
My prediction made in 2012.
I am a nobody so no one will notice.

about a year ago
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Canadian Hotel Sues Guest For $95K Over Bad Review, Bed Bugs

davebarnes This is the review and it is still up (432 comments)

"At first this hotel looks ok....until you wake up in the middle of the night at 3:00AM because you've been scratching all over and realize your bed is infested with BED BUGS!
What a nightmare! When I reported the situation to the managing stuff, there were no emergency to handle the situation because the decision maker was not available during the week end and it was a Saturday.
Instead they offered to transfer my son and I to a hotel nearby where a room was available because they were concerned I was going to cause Mayhem
They finally offered to investigate the room despite the 4 BED BUGS I had contained in a glass and pictures and videos I had showed them.
I was supposed to stay one more night but instead chose to move to a hotel nearby; turned out to be cleaner-up to date-bigger room- and cheaper rate and that was the Holiday Inn Express down the road at 3145 Avenue de Hotels.
Beware of BED BUGS! If you are looking for a scratch free night sleep, stay elsewhere, you will be doing you and your loved ones a favour! Trust me...and that's why the Internet is a great tool!
        Stayed April 2013, traveled with family"

about a year ago
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Canadian Hotel Sues Guest For $95K Over Bad Review, Bed Bugs

davebarnes Babs, look what you did again (432 comments)

When will businesses learn?
I know, never.

about a year ago
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Retail Stores Plan Elaborate Ways To Track You

davebarnes Simple solution (195 comments)

Don't buy anything.
Visit a "frugal living" website and "tune in and drop out".

1 year,3 days

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