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The Fixes Sony's DualShock 4 Controller Still Needs

gameboyhippo Meanwhile for the "doomed" console... (59 comments)

Their pro controller has an 80 hour battery life. So there's really no advantage to fixing the controller's battery life.

about a week ago
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Marriot Back-Pedals On Wireless Blocking

gameboyhippo Re:How could they? (179 comments)

Makes sense. Anyone who has the talent to make a lot of money (and not have given any to gstoddart) and has won an election (except for the ones gstoddart was rooting for) is totally evil!

Are there other blanket groups of people who are evil that I should know about?

about two weeks ago
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Marriot Back-Pedals On Wireless Blocking

gameboyhippo Re:How could they? (179 comments)

I think it was more of a case of, "Hey you're wrong!" "No, we're not!" "Yes you are! Here's a fine!" "Okay, I guess we are."

In any case maybe someday a great visionary and ethicist like yourself would be able to run all the corporations. You'll show them!

In the meantime, flawed humans will have to run corporations, make mistakes, and debate on the legality of issues. And your potential will just be wasted typing at a computer. So tragic. Somebody hire this guy today! Let's not waste his potential!

about two weeks ago
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Marriot Back-Pedals On Wireless Blocking

gameboyhippo Re:How could they? (179 comments)

I bet you're that cop who gave me my one and only ticket. In case you're not, let me explain. I got pulled over for having expired tags. The conversation with the police officer went like this:
Cop: I pulled you over for expired tags.
Me: Really? Can I take a look?
Cop: Sure.
Me: Well crud, I guess you're right. I never got the notice that I needed to renew my tags.
Cop: Well you look at your car every day! I'm not cutting you any slack!

It turned out that the DMV had my address typed in wrong so I never got the notice. So I renewed my tags, paid the ticket and moved on with my life. I set up a reminder in my financial software to remind me to renew my tags so I wouldn't make the same mistake twice. I legitimately didn't have a reason to even though it's my responsibility as a driver to make sure that's done.

Likewise, the hotel may not have thought to run this by their lawyers because it didn't seem so obvious that it would be against the law. Only amazingly perfect people, like yourself check and double check that every action is legal - even the non-obvious ones. For the rest of us 20/20 hindsight.

Now is there a chance they willfully broke the law? Sure. But I'm not one of those people who assume guilt until proven innocent.

Hmm... That reminds me. I better check to see if eating citrus fruit on a Thursday is against company policy...

about two weeks ago
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Marriot Back-Pedals On Wireless Blocking

gameboyhippo Re:How could they? (179 comments)

I think this could be a legitimate mistake. Who owns the radio waves inside one's property is a bit more abstract than it may seem. For example, if I blocked all radio waves from inside my residence without affecting people outside my residence, am I breaking the law? My gut would tell me no. So it would make sense that one could expand that belief to their privately owned hotel.

And this isn't the only example of a non-intuitive confusing law. For example, let's say you want to collect rainwater to water your garden and implement a greywater system in your home, you may be breaking the law. Doesn't seem intuitive at first unless you work for the city which could be negatively affected by rainwater collection.

So I'd give them the benefit of the doubt. Bad customer service? Yes. Intuitively illegal? Not so much.

about two weeks ago
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WSJ Refused To Publish Lawrence Krauss' Response To "Science Proves Religion"

gameboyhippo Re:Jesus comes to all alien worlds (556 comments)

Though I actually do think that Jesus is the incarnate of God and therefore humbly disagree with most of what you wrote; I'm actually impressed with your understanding of Christianity. Most non-Christian and/or nominal Christian people will incorrectly say that Christianity a set of rules where if you follow them then you go to Heaven and if not, you go to Hell. When in actuality it's simply acknowledging that one is bad and wishes to be forgiven of said "bad things". Obviously there's a lot more to it than that, but that's the crux. One should not be so arrogant as to think that he or she is without need for forgiveness.

about three weeks ago
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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 month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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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