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US Marines Demonstrate Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector Prototype

freezin fat guy Re:20 knots isn't that fast (91 comments)

It does seem odd that a defense budget would need to pony up so much for craft that are only useful for invading.

about a month ago

Google's Experimental Newsroom Avoids Negative Headlines

freezin fat guy Too soon? (109 comments)

I'm also surprised everyone still hates Germany this much and considers that match a defeat rather than a victory.

Too soon?

about a month and a half ago

On 4th of July:

freezin fat guy Re:Hello Americans (340 comments)

You're just bitter you lost.

Also, why do non-USAsians cower behind anonymity?

about a month and a half ago

World's First Large-Scale Waste-to-Biofuels Facility Opens In Canada

freezin fat guy Re:Jerk off material for the Greenies (96 comments)

Alberta is the most conservative part of Canada

Then fuck them. Why are we spending money to help racists?

Alberta also contributes more to our national economy than it receives from it. (unlike most red states)

about 2 months ago

NASA Funds Projects For Asteroid-Capture Plan

freezin fat guy great... (65 comments)

Now we're all going to die of an alien disease.

Doesn't NASA watch any sci-fi?

about 2 months ago

Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

freezin fat guy Re:Behind the curve (1040 comments)

Well, I do sincerely apologize for my unkind last statement. That was not compassionate and I suspect like most people you have redeeming qualities.

But in 2014 I am amazed at the bigotry expressed against people who vote differently. That is very ignorant. It's gotten to the point where people convince themselves anyone who votes ______ is pure of heart and and anyone who votes ________ is incapable of human decency. It takes a lot of work for political parties to make us that dumb.

about 3 months ago

Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

freezin fat guy Re:Behind the curve (1040 comments)

You pretend to know me.

I have actually lived in a trailer.

Moreover, I know quite a few people who vote each way who are either compassionate or not.

Also, you are a douchebag.

about 3 months ago

Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

freezin fat guy Re:Behind the curve (1040 comments)

You liberal hippies and your math are what is wrong with America these days.

I have learned to trust that lowering costs for the rich will benefit me and my trailer-dwelling family far more than increasing our wages.

about 3 months ago

Next IE Version Will Feature Web Audio, Media Capture, ES6 Promises, and HTTP/2

freezin fat guy Re:all i really want from IE (173 comments)

This is also a good reminder that anyone can have a modern web browser.

Now that browsers are auto-updating this is a good time for us as developers to weed out all the non-updating browsers. I've not been a big fan of browser exclusion but after waiting so many years for all the garbage versions of IE to die (<= IE 10) I've become a grumpy old man. You can have notices appear when an outdated browser is found and link the user to a better life. e.g.

If someone actually prefers to be left out, that should not hold everyone else back anymore.

about 3 months ago

Chrome 35 Launches With New APIs and JavaScript Features

freezin fat guy Re:don't be stupid (73 comments)

How are "developer" features not features for the end user? Don't users interact with web pages?

By that logic you could argue that HTML 2.0 form support is only a developer feature. The fact that it enables the end user to input data doesn't make it a feature for that end user?

about 3 months ago

F-Secure: Android Accounted For 97% of All Mobile Malware In 2013

freezin fat guy Re:google play .. (193 comments)

why does an app ( from google play) which just produces fart sounds ( just like 80% of the other apps) want permissions to access my browser bookmarks , call information, data store and what not .

Yes, it seems like every single app now needs full control of our lives. I'm not happy about granting such sweeping powers where they are clearly unnecessary.

Except the apps from f-droid, for some dumb reason open source apps tend not to overreach on permissions and snooping.

Oh, but I guess now we can assume those are 33% malware since it's not the play store.

about 6 months ago

New Review Slams Fusion Project's Management

freezin fat guy Re:Fusion is always 20 years from now (109 comments)

Why are only Americans capable of doing fusion research?

Because only Americans live and work in France.

about 6 months ago

US War Machine Downsizing?

freezin fat guy Re:Drone Occupation (506 comments)

Thank you for spoiling Enders Game.

about 6 months ago

Steve Jobs To Appear On US Postage Stamp

freezin fat guy Re:Pathetic (184 comments)

While we're at it let's make a stamp of Adolf Hitler. He also was a bad person who advanced technology.

about 6 months ago

1870s Horse Flu Epidemic Brought US Economy To Its Knees

freezin fat guy Re:Poor US Calvalry (118 comments)

Thankfully, they were unpatched Apache, so it was easy to find their weak spot.

Yes, IIS may have won the west, but thanks in part to its susceptibility to virus, the Apache came back to dominate the world.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

freezin fat guy Re:The brick builder's employees still get paid (716 comments)

^Yes, exactly.

A rather convenient, pointy-haired boss comparison of apples to oranges.

I'm just confused why his boss didn't compare an employed coder to a volunteer worker who does everything for free.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

freezin fat guy The brick builder's employees still get paid (716 comments)

Your boss isn't only ignorant of the complexities of coding, he's also ignorant of the construction buisiness.

The builder's employees are usually paid by the hour, in which case they are also paid for fixes.

about 6 months ago

Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

freezin fat guy Re:Why? (2219 comments)

My biggest concern for the beta is it seems to destroy the tools needed for a robust commenting and conversation, including notification of new posts, easy ways to quote prior posts, easy way to link directly to comments, etc. If this is going to be reintegrated for sure (and maybe expanded?) then I'm probably cool with it.


Let's not make this a "bring back vinyl records" thing.

I'm getting up there in years myself, and seriously guys, a new look or a mobile-friendly design shouldn't be cause for a stroke.

about 6 months ago

Polar Vortex Sends Life-Threatening Freeze To US

freezin fat guy Re:Cue the climate change deniers ... (684 comments)

The AC is making a serious error here and it almost seems as if though he imagines the US to be the entire world even weather-wise.

Or perhaps those of us evil enough to be born outside the USA made a serious error in thinking that we exist?

Arctic vortex is an annual thing around here. Or at least it would be if we existed.

about 8 months ago


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