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Apple, Google Agree To Settle Lawsuit Alleging Hiring Conspiracy

donaggie03 No fault? (108 comments)

Let me guess: the settlement specifically states that they admit to no fault right?

about 5 months ago

James Dyson: We Should Pay Students To Study Engineering

donaggie03 Re:Worker shortage in 2014 (321 comments)

Just out of curiosity, what is an undergraduate masters? I've only heard of degrees where one precludes the other.

about 8 months ago

Map of Publicly-Funded Creationism Teaching

donaggie03 Liberal ilk has nothing to do with it. (544 comments)

If a person has the option to reduce their tax burden by instead giving that money to some private party, then the argument of whether it is private money or state money is simply a matter of semantics. No one in this thread has made the claim that private parties shouldn't be allowed to give their money to these organizations, but when that donation triggers a tax benefit, then that donation clearly effects the state's bottom line. I would think that this is glaringly obvious, regardless of whichever "ilk" one may belong to. Or are you deliberately trying to obfuscate the discussion?

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Does Edward Snowden Deserve?

donaggie03 Re:It might be an unpopular opinion... (822 comments)

Even "no penalty" may be too harsh a penalty if you believe he shouldn't receive punishment. If his sentence is "no penalty" then that must mean he's been convicted of the crimes that he is charged with, which happen to all be felonies. Then he'd be a convicted felon, not allowed to vote, find a decent job, etc.

about 8 months ago

Spooked By His Sci Fi, FBI Looked Into Asimov As Possible Communist Tipster

donaggie03 Re:Same story, different time (190 comments)

Nope, the simpler answer is that most Americans are completely ok with this shit.

about 10 months ago

Can Closed Public Schools Become Makerspaces? (Video)

donaggie03 Re:Better ideas (85 comments)

Considering there's 50 available spaces, it sounds like the people of Chicago could benefit from multiple of each of your suggestions. Why does it have to be an either/or situation?

1 year,19 days

How Gen Y Should Talk To Old People At Work

donaggie03 Re:So basically... (459 comments)

You are arguing against a point that no one has made. The Slashdot community understands that language evolves. The issue here is about unprofessional communication in a professional environment. Sure the younger generations have always had their slang and but it wasn't until this generation that they expected to be able to use it while speaking or writing to their boss or clients! You, surely, cannot expect the professional world to embrace the lowest common denominator of hipster drivel. If you are truly a professional, then other people's opinions of you matter. The way you express your self matters. Your appearance matters. It is not on the young upstart to have the mindset of, "This is how I write, and language changes, so deal with it." Unless, of course, they are one of those young upstarts that managed to create their own successful tech giant. Despite what the news would have you believe, those lucky individuals are few and far between.

1 year,21 days

Search For Evi Nemeth Continues

donaggie03 maps or images? (67 comments)

I don't get it. The tomnod page seems to shows a map of the area, not satellite images. How are you supposed to search for anything in an empty pale blue picture?

1 year,30 days

Usenix and EFF Reps Talk About VW's Attempt to Suppress a Presentation (Video)

donaggie03 censorship (29 comments)

Fucktard Timothy opens with "..., I don’t know if censorship is exactly the right word for it, but an incident that recently took place to do with publication of some security information – can you talk about what happened exactly?"

In whose deluded mind would censorship NOT be "exactly the right word for it"??

about a year ago

Qualcomm Says Eight-Core Processors Are Dumb

donaggie03 8 cylinder (526 comments)

No, but if you hook them up right you could end up with an 8 cylinder lawn mower..

about a year ago

Exploit Sales: the New Disclosure Debate

donaggie03 WTF (31 comments)

WTF is this article even about?

about a year ago

Is Google Glass Too Nerdy For the Mainstream?

donaggie03 Re:Problem is.... (533 comments)

The problem is, nobody wants to wear glasses, even people who need them for vision correction. That's why contacts were invented, and laser vision correction. So why, oh why, would we ditch glasses, only to wear different glasses.

Because normal glasses imply that your eyes are faulty and people don't like announcing thier flaws in such an obvious way if they could help it. Because normal glasses imply you do a little bit too much book readin', so you obviously need to be picked on. Conversely, Google Glass doesn't try to correct a physical impairment you have, so it isn't really a fair comparison.

about a year ago

Is Google Glass Too Nerdy For the Mainstream?

donaggie03 Re:Too caught up on appearances (533 comments)

I spent a good number of years as a college student, both undergrad and grad, and carried a backpack with me all the time. I've continued to carry a backpack even after graduation, and no one has ever given me a dirty look, much less said anything to me about it. I probably wouldn't take a backpack into a bar, but I do take one just about everywhere else.

about a year ago

Is Google Glass Too Nerdy For the Mainstream?

donaggie03 Segways are a terrible comparison (533 comments)

The segway rant in the summary is ridiculous. Segways never caught on because they fail as a replacement for cars. People still need to get their groceries home and their kids to soccer practice, and they would still revert back to using their car when it rains. That fact alone makes Segways an addition as opposed to a replacement for cars, and Segways are way too expensive to be an additional cost. Secondly, if a large portion of a population started using Segways, there would still be a large portion that also used cars, so we couldn't just rebrand the streets for Segway use. A few Segways on the sidewalk is a novelty. Hundreds at one time would be silly. Whatever the "irrational reasons people love their cars," there are still a great deal of rational reasons why people love their cars, so the "irrational" argument is moo. Of course most of the large trucks and suvs on the streets are unnecessary, but those would be replaced by smaller cars, not moving platforms that people have to stand on for miles at a time. Maybe Google Glass will catch on and maybe it won't but that has nothing to do with the failure of the Segway to actually solve the problem it wanted to solve.

about a year ago

French Police Unsure Which Twin To Charge In Sexual Assaults

donaggie03 Re:!(Prisoner's Dilemma) (626 comments)

You might want to go over that logic again. If the innocent one says he is innocent, then he isn't lying for his brother or for anyone else. He would be telling the truth and so wouldn't be guilty of anything. I have The only way your scenario makes sense is if you start out with the assumption that the innocent brother is helping the guilty one in some way.

about a year and a half ago

GAO Finds US Military's Critical Technologies List Outdated, Useless

donaggie03 Re:Colossal waste of time (71 comments)

I suppose the idea is that blueprints aren't very helpful if you don't have the manufacturing capability or the parts/raw materials/computer code/etc needed to build whatever it is you have the blueprints for.

about a year and a half ago

Standard Kilogram Gains Weight

donaggie03 Re:whats the problem (177 comments)

So how do you determine if something weights Y in 2013? You put it on a scale right? And how do you know that scale is accurate? You put the reference material on the scale and make sure it reads Y. This is called calibration, and you can't do it accurately without actually handling the reference material.

about a year and a half ago

Rare Photos: Gnu Crashing a Windows 8 Launch Event

donaggie03 Re:Crashing, huh? (313 comments)

Thanks for ruining the joke captain smartypants.

about 2 years ago

Rare Photos: Gnu Crashing a Windows 8 Launch Event

donaggie03 Re:Worthless (313 comments)

If you think the purpose of a demonstration/event is "nude tits for the onlookers", you're a moron whose thought centre has moved from cranium to crotch.

The purpose of a demonstration/event is to advertise a product and create interest in said product. There's a reason people say "sex sells," and commercials always have sexy, or at least attractive, actresses in them. Maybe you should do some research about advertising, specifically sex in advertising, before you call someone else a moron, moron.

about 2 years ago



Goldback revisited

donaggie03 donaggie03 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

donaggie03 writes "Well, my fellow mathematicians, it's that time again. Agostino Prástaro, from the Univeristy of Rome, claims to have proven Goldbach's Conjecture. The 14 page paper,
  THE GOLDBACH’S CONJECTURE PROVED (link to pdf) is pre-published on Arxiv. Prástaro claims to have proven the conjecture through commutative algebra and algebraic topology:
Abstract. We give a direct proof of the Goldbach’s conjecture in number theory, formulated in the Euler’s form. The proof is also constructive, since it gives a criterion to find two prime numbers 1, such that their sum gives a fixed even number 2. (A prime number is an integer that can be divided only for itself other than for 1. In this paper we consider 1 as a prime num-ber.) The proof is obtained by recasting the problem in the framework of the Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Topology.
So is this a valid proof? Are there any glaring errors or has this conjecture finally been proven?"

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Air Force Hypersonic Test: Crash & Burn

donaggie03 donaggie03 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

donaggie03 writes "The Air Force's X-51A Waverider crashed into the Pacific Ocean after being dropped from the wing of a B-52 bomber. 16 seconds into the test flight, a faulty control fin caused the Waverider lost control.

The Air Force had hoped the craft would be able to reach speeds of up to 4,600 mph. The service said it will release details of the failed test in a few weeks, after researchers are able to analyze the data from the flight."

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