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farkus888 Re:Super Nova (288 comments)

You clearly never owned a Chevy Nova, they really do light up the night sky.

about a year and a half ago

What Should Start-Ups Do With the Brilliant Jerk?

farkus888 Re:Sack him. (480 comments)

Age is an issue here, some brilliant people learn social skills late and social skills improvement isn't a magical overnight fix. Knowing the right answer and knowing the best way to present it to others don't always come at the same time. Of course, knowing who will always be a jerk and who needs time to learn the culture is part of good hiring. Programming a young socially challenged genius may well be easier than reprogramming an older genius who is still trying to work a culture that they are no longer a part of. The best indicator I know of is genuinely catching them being wrong and seeing how they respond. That is hard because they are, by definition here, brilliant. Fortunately it is easiest early when they know the least about the details of the new things they are working on. This means you can spot the fakers and keep them from becoming too integral if you pay attention.

more than 2 years ago

How Internet Data Centers Waste Power

farkus888 Re:So much Wastage Today (170 comments)

I've been working out this exact solution. The problem so far is the amount of energy I've burned through in these various data centers while searching for the most efficient way to dig the hole.

more than 2 years ago

iOS 6 Adoption Tops 25% After Just 48 Hours

farkus888 Re:Actually... (513 comments)

You, like everyone else so far in this conversation, are making a false equivalence fallacy. The only thing this article points out is adoption rates by users when the software became available to the users. The only actual apples to apples comparison to android would require a by carrier and by device breakdown because that is how android users get updates. What was the adoption rate of Jelly Bean on the Galaxy Nexus on VZ the same amount of time after VZ started pushing it to users? I know my android phone was updated less than 8 hours after its most recent update became available to me. Considering most people just click ok on everything that pops up in front of them I imagine the adoption rate is high, since all it takes to update an android phone is to click ok on the notification and wait 5 minutes for it to do its thing and then reboot. My last iphone took longer to run its updates than my android phones have and it required far more user interaction and effort to get those updates started in the first place.

If I wanted polarized arguments with neither side bothering to think at all I'd go read about politics. It is a statistic, not grounds for a holy war. Why isn't anyone here talking about a technical solution to increase that adoption rate? That is what this real nerd was hoping to see here. I wonder what percentage of those are new devices that shipped with ios6? Did his math account for people with new devices being forced to re-download his app? This clearly doesn't show any indication of software upgrade rates on old hardware, but mathematically they must be lower than overall adoption rates since 100% of new iphones are on ios6.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Flash-Friendly Router To Replace Aging WRT54GS?

farkus888 Router Station Pro (334 comments)

I have a Ubiquiti RouterStation Pro. I am using a discontinued card but would recommend the SR71-A for wireless. Netgate was my source for mainboard, minipci wireless card, enclosure, jumpers, and power supply. I already had my own 9dbi antennas to use. Running OpenWRT this setup has amazing range, tons of processing power and has NEVER caused any downtime for me since I built it over a year ago.

more than 3 years ago

Plumber Injection Attack In Bowser's Castle

farkus888 Re:OK (59 comments)

I don't think anyone else is seeing them, must be something wrong with your browser.

more than 3 years ago

The Best Fictional Doomsday Devices

farkus888 no enders saga? (340 comments)

what about the descolada from Enders Saga?

more than 6 years ago


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