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Keurig 2.0 Genuine K-Cup Spoofing Vulnerability

gameboyhippo Re:Java Injection Attack? (270 comments)

No... I'm pretty sure it would inject water.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Introduces .NET Core

gameboyhippo Re:Death knoll for Java (187 comments)

I honestly wasn't aware of the Enumerable extension methods. I haven't used C# is quite awhile, so I haven't kept up with my C# knowledge. I was comparing the DSL style to streams. Looking at the article the AC posted above, it looks like the enumerable extension methods and streams would be a fairer comparison. In which case, they look very similar.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Introduces .NET Core

gameboyhippo Re:Death knoll for Java (187 comments)

Thanks for the article. It's been awhile since I've had the opportunity to work with C#. To be fair, when I worked with LINQ last time it was brand new and I was less experienced of a developer. Looking at it today, it looks very similar to Java 8's streams except with the benefit of C# having extension methods and being a bit more mature.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Introduces .NET Core

gameboyhippo Re:Death knoll for Java (187 comments)

Migrate to Java 8. I think that both languages are excellent, but I must say that Java 8's "stream" API is much easier to understand and work with than LINQ.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Introduces .NET Core

gameboyhippo Re:why would I write to that? (187 comments)

It amazes me how people write stuff in Java without having a decent "Date" data type. Why should I have to use a third party library to get decent date support?

Java 8 introduced a new date time API. Admittedly I haven't used it as all of my code uses the old API. As far as the old API, one would use a Calendar when they are working with social dates and times and use a Date when working with an exact point in time. It isn't difficult.

about two weeks ago
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Do you worry about the singularity?

gameboyhippo Re:No, it's not even possible (181 comments)

The problem is that a computer cannot will. A computer simply takes inputs and puts out output. And no amount of programming can change that. There is not a math problem that can will an answer. We can kinda sorta fake it with psuedo randomness, but there isn't a will. Any kind of AI is just that. Artificial. It's an illusion.

about two weeks ago
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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

gameboyhippo Re:Let's do the math (307 comments)

For the record, I agree that "MightyMartian" was a bit harsh, and I did enjoy reading your rebuttal. But with that said, I have a question. My understanding of the "big bang" is that the singularity began to exist and was all of space. And that it began to expand and continues to expand today. And that the expansion has not reached the point where we can no longer observe the beginning of space/time. Is this inaccurate?

about three weeks ago
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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

gameboyhippo Re:Let's do the math (307 comments)

Space is not infinite. It is expanding.

about three weeks ago
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Does Being First Still Matter In America?

gameboyhippo Re:Booyah! (247 comments)

This is the first time the "first post" post is somewhat related to the article. Well done, Tablizer.

about a month ago
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Ubisoft Points Finger At AMD For Assassin's Creed Unity Poor Performance

gameboyhippo Re:Everybody's complaining about Assassin's Creed. (262 comments)

It depends on how you define inferior. That's why I put them in quotes. If you define it as which hardware can process more data per second then the Wii U is inferior. If you judge on which hardware provides the best entertainment, then I don't know how anyone can say that the Wii U is inferior. The games are fun, they look pretty, and they are memorable. Personally I think a platform that consistently hosts glitchy boring games is an inferior platform.

about a month ago
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Ubisoft Points Finger At AMD For Assassin's Creed Unity Poor Performance

gameboyhippo Everybody's complaining about Assassin's Creed... (262 comments)

Everybody's complaining about Assassin's Creed... and I'm just here playing Mario Kart 8 at 1080p/60fps on my "inferior" game console.

about a month ago
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US Postal Service Hacked, 500k+ Employees and Public Data Breached

gameboyhippo Re:2015? (46 comments)

Good thing someone came from the future to warn us. Whew!

about a month ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Universe Could Come From Nothing

gameboyhippo Re:Nothing? (429 comments)

Quite simple: The idea of a God does not make any sense. At all.

I agree that a contingent God does not make sense since you go into an infinite regress. Instead if we must have a first cause (which is demanded by the Big Bang), then this cause must exist by necessity. Which isn't a far fetched idea. Numbers, for example, exist by necessity. Nobody created 4. It just is.

But now we're left with a problem. We need a causal something that exists by necessity. And given that the universe exists with contingent laws and contingent constants that just so happen to be necessary for even chemistry to happen, we have an intelligent causal entity that exists by necessity. Call that what you will, but I call it God.

If you take those three attributes away you get something that's worse than magic. Somehow a causal necessary thing just so happen to get the right laws and constants? Or an intelligent necessary thing with no causal power? Or a contingent causal thing (what you think about when you say God)? No. The prime cause of everything must have all three attributes.

about a month and a half ago
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Why Scientists Think Completely Unclassifiable and Undiscovered Life Forms Exist

gameboyhippo Re:Discover life? (221 comments)

why care about "naturally occuring"? Dogs are not naturally occuring. Neither are GMO crops. They are alive.

They use natural process to exist and they come from naturally existing life. A scientist doesn't create a tomato from scratch. He reprograms existing life to manipulate life. Same with dogs. Dogs are breed using natural mechanism (fertilizing eggs, etc...) Nobody just builds a dog from scratch.

about a month and a half ago
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Why Scientists Think Completely Unclassifiable and Undiscovered Life Forms Exist

gameboyhippo Re:Discover life? (221 comments)

I doubt that could happen from scratch. So far humans have only been able to make life from life. Which makes sense.

But if one would build an organic cell from scratch, is it life or is it a gooey robot?

about a month and a half ago
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Why Scientists Think Completely Unclassifiable and Undiscovered Life Forms Exist

gameboyhippo Re:Discover life? (221 comments)

That is the question. I think what these scientist mean is that life is a "naturally occurring" complex and organized set of matter that can reproduce and consume energy. So naturally occurring mechanical entities may be alive where as a robot built by man wouldn't.

about a month and a half ago
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Fabiola Gianotti To Take Over As CERN Director-General

gameboyhippo I read that as Fabio... (23 comments)

Then I read in the summary that they were talking about a woman.

about a month and a half ago
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In this year's US mid-term elections ...

gameboyhippo Re:What do you vote for? (551 comments)

(and probably the wealthier base, as well -- election day is *not* a holiday of any kind here, so voting is quite expensive for people in poverty).

A lot of states have laws in place that allows even people in poverty to vote without penalty. For example, in Missouri, you are required to notify your employer the day before the election that you are going to vote. They then are required to give you up to three hours of paid time off in order to vote. In order to get paid, you must have actually voted, though you are not required to give proof. So even if someone works for McDonalds or Walmart, they must be given three hours of time off to vote.

about a month and a half ago
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Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

gameboyhippo Re:As a current TW customer this does not surprise (392 comments)

Wow why didn't I think of that?

I know, right! Sometimes the most eloquent solution is right under our noses.

Let me just run a fiber cable to the nearest hub. It can't be that expensive can it?

Nope. Not expensive at all. In most markets, Google will charge $300 to do this for you. In some markets they change $30. But if you subscribe to gigabit or gigabit+TV, they'll waive the fee.

about a month and a half ago
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Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

gameboyhippo Re:As a current TW customer this does not surprise (392 comments)

You could just do what I did and switch to Google Fiber. It's pretty decent quality and you get free equipment like an 802.11n router. For cable, your remote control is a free tablet that you get to keep. Not sure why more people haven't done this...

about a month and a half ago

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Rock Port, MO becomes first 100% Green Energy Town

gameboyhippo gameboyhippo writes  |  more than 6 years ago

gameboyhippo writes "Today, Rock Port, MO (a town known for its geeks and farmers) has become the first town in the United States to become 100% wind powered. The four turbines now produces twice the energy the town uses."
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Javascript is a pain

gameboyhippo gameboyhippo writes  |  more than 8 years ago

So I'm struggling with a javascript function for a little bit. My for loop would end for no reason at all. Eventually I discovered that if you have a var statement in the middle of a for loop or if statement, the whole thing dies silently.

Yeah, I know, that's probably common knowledge, but hey, I'm still in my rookie year at programming professionally.

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