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Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?

genner Re:How do you do your taxes? (386 comments)

I just mail the IRS the lifeless bodies of my children...

Did you claim them as dependents? That's a good way to get audited.

about two weeks ago

Wil Wheaton Announces New TV Show

genner April Fools was yesterday! (167 comments)

I'm sure they'll all feel silly when they look at the calender.....right?....guys?

about three weeks ago

The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

genner Re:So far away (400 comments)

Microwave is actually a good example how an invention can change our life. Many don't cook their own food, just buy some frozen crap.

Not here on Slashdot.

Mom does all our cooking for us, upstairs.

I live above the garage you insensitive clod.

about a month ago

Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

genner The Mod still works (300 comments)

The Occulus Mod for Minecraft is pretty flawless. This changes nothing.

about a month ago

Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

genner Re:Unsurprising ... (300 comments)

karmack has some rumblings about leaving as well.

Real advances for Occolus are dwindling. Zuck should have invested under his secret investment firm, "Evil Acquisitions inc."

Carmack has already tweeted that he is not leaving.

about a month ago

Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

genner What will actually happen. (535 comments)

A consumer version of the Rift will come out in our life time thanks to this.
Facebook will make their own version of second life instead of working on software we actually want to see.
The hardware won't be affected.
The indie crowd will grumble and then forget about this in a month or two.
Third parties will make decent games for it.

Overall this is a net win.

about a month ago

In the Unverified Digital World, Are Journalists and Bloggers Equal?

genner Re:That makes it worse (156 comments)

because I know that the journalists are, as I said, under pressure to run a story as soon as possible, and often play fast and loose with facts in a way bloggers cannot and still maintain readers.

You really think so?

Personally, I would think if what you said were true, we wouldn't have any vaccine deniers, Oprah would be penniless, & Rush Limbaugh would never have been famous at all. Really, how does Rush keep any viewers despite his wonderful record of lies, b.s., inaccuracies and hypocrisy?

No, they don't write, but they're of the same class as youtube bloggers. They are 2 of many that have proven the only thing you need to get readers or viewers, is a well-presented story. Facts be damned.

Bloggers just don't have the resources, the time, the inclination, the requirement, or the ability to do the kind of fact checking that mainstream media does. If a blogger spends 6 months intensely investigating a story, that is 180 blog posts they didn't write. The only thing that hurts bloggers total viewer #s is not posting regularly. While many outlets, *cough* cnn *cough*, have tried to follow the blogger money train in terms of story quality, and there have been scandals and honest mistakes in mainstream, they still have the power to produce quality, in-depth, reports. Bloggers don't. Just like individual code-whizes can produce some stunningly awesome apps, hacks, & snippets, but can't, in a 1000 years, just "whip up" a quality OS.

Do *some* bloggers do better and produce quality stuff? Sure. To me though, that only proves a million monkeys working together can eventually produce Shakespeare: 999,999 monkeys throwing shit + 1 Mojo Jojo.

Remind me again how did Linux come into existance?

about 1 month ago

The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly

genner Facebook already has an API (260 comments)

Facebook has had an APi for a long time. You get info into and off Facebook from your own website. You just have to get past the terms and conditions screen. So it is like a phone. You can call it from other websites without a problem.

about a month ago

Stanford Bioengineer Develops a 50-cent Paper Microscope

genner Re:Summary of Thread (83 comments)

1. It will never work. 2. Big fuckin deal. Made one myself over breakfast last week. 3. Biology is a worthless major. 4. At least 68 replies starting with the word "Actually" 5. This is proof there's no God. 6. Shut up teabagger 7. Fuck beta 8. I'm competing to be the world's biggest talking penis 9. Four PhDs? No wonder you're a dumbfuck 10. Someone dropped a bulldozer on your car? The problem is you.

Well that covers everything. Get the lights on the way out.

about a month and a half ago

Can Science Ever Be "Settled?"

genner Short answer is no (497 comments)

Long answer is nooooooooooooooooooo.

about a month and a half ago

Jewish School Removes Evolution Questions From Exams

genner Easy way around this (431 comments)

Teach it. Teach everything.....no one says the kids have to believe it. While your at it teach the weaknesses of Empiricism in a Philosophy class.

about a month and a half ago

Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

genner Re:Sure (500 comments)

All precedents are abused. So what. When they are abused, litigate them. As soon as some idiot cops somewhere says that Fidos "woof" is a nod of approval to enter, that suspect will take it to court, and it will be litigated.

There's nothing to litigate. The Supreme Court has ruled. There is no higher court to take it to,

about 2 months ago

E-Sports Gender Gap: 90+% Male

genner Re:Don't understand sporting video games... (320 comments)

I've never really understood the point of sporting video games. If you're playing a game, why wouldn't you fly a spaceship or kill aliens or build a railway or raid tombs or do something that you couldn't otherwise do in real life? Why play a soccer video game when you can just go outside and play soccer? (Exceptions, of course, for those people with physical disabilities. If you like soccer and don't have use of your legs I suppose it makes sense, but I also assume this is a small minority of players.)

Why play chess when you can join the army......

about 2 months ago

E-Sports Gender Gap: 90+% Male

genner Need a Women's league (320 comments)

Women need a league of their own.......preferably one without a Madonna movie attached to it.

about 2 months ago

Best Valentine's Day gift (as recipient):

genner Re:Missing option (197 comments)

What is this "real love" thing people keep talking about ? Does it resemble sex ?

Like we know what either of those things looks like.

about 2 months ago

Will Microsoft IIS Overtake Apache?

genner Re:NETCRAFT CONFIRMS IT! (303 comments)


and no one is left to confirm it.

about 3 months ago

Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash

genner Re:You got it all wrong, this is GOOOOOD. (664 comments)

After all, it's the first step of automating management, and replacing all that management types with a bunch of shell scripts.

And who gets to write those shell-scripts in the end? Who? Exactly, we, the techies.

So it may be a slight inconvenience for a time, but in the end we will only have to do what the shell scripts we wrote ourselves are telling us to do. Sounds pretty much like paradise to me.

Yes but will those shell scripts be written with vi or emacs?

about 3 months ago


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