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How Safe Is Cycling?

goffster its generally pretty simple (947 comments)

bikers just need to cut risks:

1) Don't ride in the dark.
2) Don't ride in the middle of the street.
3) Don't go down hills at full speed.
4) Wear a helmet
5) Be careful at intersections

They don't have to be laws. Just what you do to live.

about 9 months ago
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Why Does Windows Have Terrible Battery Life?

goffster mindset (558 comments)

Apple wrote ios for devices with batteries in mind from day one.
It is slowing getting close to OSX, but they have to be careful.

Microsoft chose the "one O/S everywhere" serving needs of desktop
and devices at the same time. This was a naive approach.

about 9 months ago
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Facebook Isn't Accepting New Posts, Likes, Comments...

goffster Perhaps I should submit my own slashdot news flash (258 comments)

"Slashdot accepts lame unverified story that is probably not even relevant in 60 seconds" (even if it were relevant to begin with)

about 9 months ago
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Scientology's Fraud Conviction Upheld In France

goffster I dunno (321 comments)

Fleecing morons. If I could do it, I probably would.

about 9 months ago
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Obama Administration Refuses To Overturn Import Ban On Samsung Products

goffster Oh right. (298 comments)

North Korea is promising death and destruction. South Korea can't afford to get
it's feathers too ruffled.

about 9 months ago
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Microsoft Takes Another Stab At Tablets, Unveils Surface 2, Surface 2 Pro

goffster they have an ipad trade in (381 comments)

Give them your old ipad, get $200 credit toward in-store purchase.
I am not sure, however, what people would want more:
my old ipad 1 or $200 at microsoft store.
At least, it *would* make a better Christmas stocking stuffer than
some socks and a toothbrush.

about 10 months ago
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Ballmer Admits Microsoft Whiffed Big-Time On Smartphones

goffster what this really means (278 comments)

"and expressed regret over his company's inability to capitalize on burgeoning interest in mobile devices"

should read

"and expressed regret over his inability to capitalize on burgeoning interest in mobile devices"

or perhaps even

"and expressed regret over his inability to capitalize on burgeoning interest in anything"

about 10 months ago
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Security Company Says NASDAQ Waited Two Weeks To Fix XSS Flaw

goffster the IT probably needs some slack (61 comments)

If, at NASDAQ, you create even a moment of downtime,
your ass is chewed, spit out, and handed back to you.

about 10 months ago
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Study Shows Professors With Tenure Are Worse Teachers

goffster That's why they need tenure (273 comments)

So that they can't be fired for being unresponsive to students.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are 'Rock Star' Developers a Necessity?

goffster You never know... (356 comments)

You never know you ever needed a Rock Star developer
until you find out what they can do for you.

Frequently it boils down to cost. They find a way to do
something with half the resources, or they find a way to double
your throughput with the same resources.

Either way, the bigger the company, the more it means.

about 10 months ago
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Would You Tell People How To Crack Your Software?

goffster If there is an upside (129 comments)

For money? sure
For honor? Are you kidding?

about 10 months ago
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NSA Foils Much Internet Encryption

goffster shared private passwords (607 comments)

Between two individuals:
It seems to me that encryption based on a shared private password
and then encrypted again with public/private key encryption gains you the best
of both worlds.

about a year ago
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Indian Government To Ban Use of US Email Services For Official Communications

goffster As if that makes a difference. (219 comments)

The NSA has a lot fewer legal problems intercepting foreign mail than
it does domestic.

Only now, it simply means they wont have good spam filters,
and money will now be flowing out of india to nigeria $26,000,000 at a time.

about a year ago
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HeLa Cell Line Genome Data To Be Published

goffster Re:It could have been anyone's cells (88 comments)

Actually, no.

Her cells have shown the remarkable ability to not die out.
Everybody else's seem to.

about a year ago
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Turning Santa Cruz Into a Haven For Hackers, Makers & Startups

goffster Re:I'd run, not walk from SC... (117 comments)

Being a resident in Austin, I can't see any evidence whatsoever
for these claims.

about a year ago

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Microsoft censoring "www.gmail.com" ?

goffster goffster writes  |  more than 2 years ago

goffster (1104287) writes "I was IM'ing my mom using Adium.
Whenever I tried to type in www.gmail.com
I got "Message may have not been sent because an unknown error occurred:"
gmail.com worked. www . gmail . com worked

Is this a known censorship?"
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So can the federal reserve rate go negative?

goffster goffster writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Eric Goff writes "Does anything actually prevent it from doing so?
I presume it means the government pays people to take out loans
and the taxpayers foot the bill."

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