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Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?

gatkinso Paper (377 comments)

It costs about $2 including stamp, envelope, paper, and ink.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

gatkinso Re:Medical doctor (723 comments)

Let's see, wife having a baby in the ruins. To deliver the baby I get to choose between a general practitioner and.... you.

I'll go with the GP, thanks.

3 days ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

gatkinso Re:Let it die (507 comments)

Let kids remain deaf so that we can have our own little group.

Wow. Just listen to yourself for a moment... (ducks)

about a week ago
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Snowden: NSA Spied On Human Rights Workers

gatkinso NSA spies on EVERYBODY (230 comments)

They don't cherry pick, they vacuum up every bit of data they can find, on every single human being they can find. This is their job.

about a week ago
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OpenSSL Bug Allows Attackers To Read Memory In 64k Chunks

gatkinso Re:Yet again C bites us in the ass (303 comments)

After 20 years in C++ land I have been writing a lot of Java lately, and it is pretty nice.

about a week ago
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Mystery MLB Team Moves To Supercomputing For Their Moneyball Analysis

gatkinso The mystery is... (56 comments)

...why haven't they been doing this from the start?

about two weeks ago
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Fukushima Photo Essay: a Drone's Eye View

gatkinso Re:Haiti... (66 comments)

Yen.

Next question.

about two weeks ago
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NASA Can't Ethically Send Astronauts On One-Way Missions To Deep Space

gatkinso Spam in a can (402 comments)

In this case, microwaved spam.

about two weeks ago
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Subversion Project Migrates To Git

gatkinso Re:April Fools! (162 comments)

Replying on a GUI. Jesus wept.

about two weeks ago
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Subversion Project Migrates To Git

gatkinso Re:April Fools! (162 comments)

So an svn "checkout" doesn't "clone"... harharhar, but a git "checkout" "reverts"... terrible humor. Sorry.

Well, they both can take a long ass time for an initial checkout/clone was all I was trying to say, I have never raced identical repositories with identical histories, but that would be mildly interesting.

about two weeks ago
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Subversion Project Migrates To Git

gatkinso Re:April Fools! (162 comments)

TortoiseSVN (for example), right click drag, drop, select SVN Move versioned files here. That was exhausting.

So much worse than when, say SmartGit, gets stuck in an endless rebaseing state thereby complete fsking your local repo along with any stashes you may have.

But this is what you get for replying on a GUI.

However most GUI devs I work with (myself included) operate from the command line.

about two weeks ago
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Functional 3D-Printed Tape Measure

gatkinso Re: Most Divisors (134 comments)

A few grade school problems? Imagine when they are *not* grade school problems.

BTW I will be content with using pure water, at whatever accepted definition of SATP you choose...

about two weeks ago
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Subversion Project Migrates To Git

gatkinso Re:April Fools! (162 comments)

It is true, you must use "svn mv" as opposed to "mv."

The horror.

about two weeks ago
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NSA Confirms It Has Been Searching US Citizens' Data Without a Warrant

gatkinso Re:"Terrorist" is the new "witch." (274 comments)

Pedaphiles: looked down upon by terrorists, communists, witches, drug lords, and file sharers the world over.

about two weeks ago
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How a 'Seismic Cloak' Could Slow Down an Earthquake

gatkinso Weaponisation (101 comments)

If it can produce waves powerful enough to dampen an earthquake, then it can produce an earthquake.

about two weeks ago
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NSA Confirms It Has Been Searching US Citizens' Data Without a Warrant

gatkinso "Terrorist" is the new "witch." (274 comments)

Not sure where that leaves "communist."

about two weeks ago
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Subversion Project Migrates To Git

gatkinso Re:April Fools! (162 comments)

I thought svn was developed to fix the problems with cvs... which it has mostly accomplished.

about two weeks ago
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Subversion Project Migrates To Git

gatkinso Re:April Fools! (162 comments)

Ha! I see just the opposite: git fucking up miserably to the point where a dev has to locally pull their changes, reclone, and overlay the changes... where svn I have never seen that.

Of course when the network goes down, so does svn.... choose your poison.

about two weeks ago
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Subversion Project Migrates To Git

gatkinso Re:April Fools! (162 comments)

Both git and svn have the same performance hit for an initial checkout/clone. Ditto for a large team pushing changes when you update/pull. Git seems to "push" much faster than svn "commit".

Git "commit" is nothing of the sort it is basically a tagging mechanism - which is also awesome and its major strength IMO - maybe a local commit is a better description of it, but I digress. Git with its much more powerful merge functionality is also awesome.... right up to the point that something gets fucked up. Then... well... you will spend a few hours getting straightened out where with svn the fix usually takes 5 or so minutes.

When things are working well they seem to be about the same, honestly.

about two weeks ago

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