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Bill Watterson (briefly) Returns To Comics

eagee Re:hmmm (119 comments)

He lives about two blocks away from us and actually donates to a local arts organizations I volunteer with. I've seen his email and address in the members database; I wouldn't even dream of taking advantage of that information though. I'd heard he lived here for years; and it was just cool to see it there and know he was a real tangible person donating to the arts.

Even though he lives so close I've never seen him once. That's ok though; I feel lucky just knowing that he's around (and it gives our much maligned rust belt city a little bit of cred for being the wonderful place that it is - Watterson *wants* to live here - I don't think you can get much more awesome than that).

about 3 months ago

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Loses Deep Sea Vehicle

eagee This is a pretty significant loss :-( (93 comments)

I visited the woods hole facility over the summer, and they truly run a top notch operation (keeping these vessels in one piece at that kind of pressure is insanely tricky - what they're doing is amazing). I'm really sorry to hear about this loss; I'm sure it's going to have a significant impact on important research they're doing.

about 4 months ago

Critics Reassess Starship Troopers As a Misunderstood Masterpiece

eagee Tromaville (726 comments)

Everyone says the same shit about tromaville, but gratuitous gore is the perfect place for social commentary.

about 10 months ago

Oracle Attacks Open Source; Says Community-Developed Code Is Inferior

eagee Exactly! (394 comments)

Because, you know, how could the open source community have developed code with the exceptional quality of a product offering like, uh, oracle forms for instance?

about a year ago

Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

eagee You know the reason we're all still here (1191 comments)

is because /. hasn't completely turned into the total crap fest other news aggregation sites have, right? If you give me a way to stick with the old design, then ok I'll keep sticking around - but I'm really not impressed with the direction this is headed.

about a year ago

Samsung Fudging Benchmarks Again On Galaxy Note 3

eagee Re:No Implication (258 comments)

I disagree, I don't buy Samsung products for this very reason, and I haven't bought an Apple product since our iPad 1 got upgraded to a version that barely works (with no option to downgrade - bastards). I don't have the time to protest crap companies, I just don't buy their crap.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Are 'Rock Star' Developers a Necessity?

eagee Diva or not, you need two out of three things... (356 comments)

There are three things that people really care about in an employee, quality work, meeting deadlines, and a pleasant attitude - and you only really need two out of those three. If you do good work and it's on time people will put up with how unpleasant you are, if your work is good and you're easy to get along with people will put up with missed deadlines, if you're on time and always a pleasure to be around people will put up with work that's not as good as everyone else. Ideally you want to shoot for three out of three, but sometimes you have to settle for less.

1 year,8 days

Microsoft Integrating Xbox One Advertising With Kinect To Profile Users For Ads

eagee Wii U... (300 comments)

Wow, I actually want the new xbox less than I want a Wii U now...

about a year ago

The Canadian Government's War On Science

eagee Dang, Canada... (474 comments)

What are you doing? You were my escape plan all during the Bush years - where am I going to go when the right finally tanks the US?

about a year ago

IRS Admits Targeting Conservative Groups During 2012 Election

eagee Every day I visit /. less and less (719 comments)

Because of bullshit biased crap like this showing up on here. Seriously, a WSJ article, on slashdot? Let's start posting Fox and Huffpo articles too! Let's just turn this whole wonderful site into a steaming pile of political horse manure. I love it.

about a year ago

Adobe Creative Suite Going Subscription-Only

eagee Software as a Service - What fun! (658 comments)

I guess the good news is that I have a real impetus to get a lot better at Gimp now...

about a year ago

The Smart Grid Has Arrived

eagee SmartGrids - Oh Yay! (121 comments)

You know, because, as long as you have a "secure network" it's ok to have remote power shut off spanning an area as big as southern california, amiright? Who would want to (or even be clever enough) to hack a system like that?


about a year ago

Google Glass Is the Future — and the Future Has Awful Battery Life

eagee Google glass makes me think of "The Jerk" (473 comments)

Which is probably an old guy way of thinking of it, but I can't get the image of thousands of irreparably cross eyed consumers filing a class action lawsuit...

about a year ago

Changing the Ratio of Women In Tech: How Etsy Did It

eagee Re:It's to bad (546 comments)

This is such bullshit. Women *were* the first programmers b/c it was a natural transition from touch typing to writing code. You know, women like the one who created the Liskoff Substitution Principle!? You know, Barbara Liskoff? Women were some of the most significant innovators in the field!

The reason women aren't in programming anymore is because there was a massive campaign to make programming a male dominated profession in the 60's and it's just stuck since then. It's a shame that you have such a bigoted, short signed, idiotic attitude about women. ( ...or even intense thinking? what the fuck is wrong with you and the idiots that modded you up as "insightful"?)

about a year and a half ago

Botched Security Update Cripples Thousands of Computers

eagee I don't know (274 comments)

I've been using them for years and I've never had a problem (in fact they've saved my ass on several occasions); it was just one mistake so I think I'm going to keep using them.

about a year and a half ago

Cold Spring Linked To Dramatic Sea Ice Loss

eagee Queue stupid comments from team creationism! (422 comments)

Why is it that with only 4 posts up (when I wrote this) I'm already pissed off? I guess I already know just how-many-stupid-things are about to be written here, and 'resigning to it in silent fury... Debating climate deniers is like getting a beer with a bunch of birthers (literally). Science has an amazing way of reinforcing crazy stupid by presenting contradicting, independently verifiable facts, sometimes it's too painful to watch.

about a year and a half ago

Windfarm Sickness Spreads By Word of Mouth

eagee In other news (482 comments)

People are still just as stupid as they've always been...

about a year and a half ago

Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 10 For Windows 7

eagee Re:This is why people hate MS (321 comments)

Actually, that's why people hate Apple - though it is why people are starting to hate MS. Windows 8 is great though - releasing 8 helped me build up enough bitterness that I'm installing linux as my main and putting windows on the VM :D.

about a year and a half ago

Obama Proposes 'Meaningful Progress' On Climate Change

eagee Environmental Tipping Point? Slash taxes! (583 comments)

I've been waiting for someone to address the serious shit we're all about to find ourselves in, and I'm glad Obama did it. I'm shocked and appalled at the stupidity that's been modded up in this thread. Here we have slashdotters focusing more on government spending like a bunch of nutters instead of the fact that we're on the cusp of an environmental tipping point. What happened slashdot? When'd you get so short sighted?

about a year and a half ago

EU Data Protection Proposal Taken Word For Word From US Lobbyists

eagee Re:Throw 'em out! (108 comments)

Anything you do between elections to influence members of the parliament is lobbying. Do you really want to get rid of that?

Um, when that lobbying is for the benefit of a single multinational corporation instead of the greater good of the people served by the legislature - then yes, I absolutely want to get rid of that.

about a year and a half ago



Indie game developer tackles OOAD

eagee eagee writes  |  more than 2 years ago

eagee writes "This indie developer has been writing a game using Object Oriented Analysis and Design to walk aspiring software engineers through the process. They've been updating a design document as they go which is available for all to see; and includes step by step explanations for how to do some really great analysis (with some pretty amusing infographics). While you may not want to write all of your games this way — it's definitely a nifty way to teach software design to anyone who hasn't been exposed to it before."
Link to Original Source

Journalists in handcuffs at the RNC

eagee eagee writes  |  about 6 years ago

eagee writes "The LA Times is covering a story about Amy Goodman, one of the journalists arrested at the RNC. Amy Goodman, the host of the popular radio and television program "Democracy Now!" was at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul on Monday, interviewing members of the Alaska delegation, when her phone rang with alarming news. "I got a call that two of our producers had been bloodied by the police," Goodman said. "I did not stop running until I got to where they were." The producers, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar, had been reporting on the protest targeting the Republican convention that was unfolding several blocks away. Most of the estimated 10,000 people in the march were peaceful. But, according to police, a group of about 200 had fractured off and were breaking windows, slashing tires and harassing delegates. News gathering is a constitutionally protected activity in the United States. But although Kouddous, Salazar and Rourke were wearing credentials that identified them as members of the press, they were held on riot charges. Salazar suffered a bloody nose after being dragged, face-down on the ground, according a statement released by "Democracy Now!" When Goodman arrived at the scene 20 minutes later, she asked the riot police if she could see her producers, who were being held in police vehicles. "I just said, 'I want to talk to a commander,' " said Goodman, who had her own press badge slung around her neck. "They didn't skip a beat; they just started arresting me." There is a video of the arrest on You Tube."


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