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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

grasshoppa Re:I'll give you six amendments: (1509 comments)

Not that I'm opposed to any of those necessarily, but #3 is unworkable. Who calls for the No Confidence vote?

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

grasshoppa Re:I make alcohol (728 comments)

cannabis is remarkably easy to grow. It's a weed, probably literally.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

grasshoppa I make alcohol (728 comments)

Checkmate, suckers.

Perhaps if you all show enough deference, I'll take you with me to the top.

5 days ago
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IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions For Patches

grasshoppa Paid for with the public's money (322 comments)

Shouldn't that result in the patches being released for anyone to use?

AHAHAHAHA, sorry. Had to make the joke.

5 days ago
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Wil Wheaton Announces New TV Show

grasshoppa Might start of with lofty aspirations... (167 comments)

...but this is SyFy, it'll end up being some kind of wrestling show.

Granted, probably with a bad paranormal twist.

about two weeks ago
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Gunshot Victims To Be Part of "Suspended Animation" Trials

grasshoppa Wow, undergrads will do anything! (357 comments)

How do you suppose they advertise this? "Need subjects for really cool study! $10s and all the ice cubes you can eat! Must have own gun/knife."

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

grasshoppa Re:Tired... (860 comments)

You may want to take a seat, this may be a bit of a shock to you; this is a website about technology. Perhaps surprisingly, the desktop many of us have to support counts as "technology". Therefore, the company behind the OS on these desktops gets attention. More so when they make as many boneheaded moves as MS has over the past several years.

For a while there, MS was doing "OK". Windows 7 was decent ( even though they moved shit around on me and broke some functionality that was useful to admins in xp...but I digress ), security was 1000% better than it used to be. They were really picking up steam, especially after vista.

about a month and a half ago
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WV Senator Calls For Ban On All Unregulated Cryptocurrencies

grasshoppa Whew! (240 comments)

I was worried about BTC crashing, but thankfully they're looking to outlaw it.

Investment secured!

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is a Better Career Opportunity Worth a Pay Cut?

grasshoppa Re:An old man perspective (263 comments)

I have always felt that "Ask Slashdot" is the haven for the "simplified answers".

I'm not going to try to break down the variety of scenarios where he should or shouldn't make the leap. Rather, my focus is on the "big picture"; if he has a family, it's not about his selfish needs anymore. If he doesn't, he can be as selfish as he wants.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is a Better Career Opportunity Worth a Pay Cut?

grasshoppa An old man perspective (263 comments)

If you have a family to support, stay put. You have a good, stable job. Your "boredom" is immaterial to providing for your family. In short, get over yourself. You are working for more than just yourself now.

If you don't have a family to support: Take it. Now's the time to make your mistakes. The worst thing that happens is that the company goes bust, you have some peanut butter and ramen days as you find another job. If it's just you, then it's no big deal, right?

about 2 months ago
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Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

grasshoppa Re:Programming is not about rote memorization (627 comments)

Don't misunderstand me; I'm not saying that rote memorization is worthless. As you rightly pointed out, repeated exposure leads to memorization. A good programmer has strengths in many different areas.

My overall point being that an IDE won't lead to degraded quality of programmer. You aren't atrophying skills by using an IDE, you are simply making your life easier ( which is critical when we're talking about more than personal projects ).

about 2 months ago
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Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

grasshoppa Programming is not about rote memorization (627 comments)

Look, it's nice when you are well versed enough in a language to not have to lookup method/function names, nor their arguments. But let's face it, it's hardly the mark of an amazing programmer to have a photographic memory.

Programmers solve problems. Being able to understand the problem well enough to develop a solution for it is far more important a skill. Writing well documented code using a uniform style further boosts the quality of the output by helping make it maintainable.

An IDE is, at worst, neutral in this regard, if not beneficial for assisting in the last point.

about 2 months ago
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Ghostwriter Reveals the Secret Life of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

grasshoppa Character assassination (359 comments)

Not that I don't believe it, necessarily. Merely that it can't be trusted. At all.

about 2 months ago
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Windows 8 Metro: The Good Kind of Market Segmentation?

grasshoppa Well, look at the bright side (389 comments)

At least this one admits to working for MS.

I swear, I have seen more shills flood the internet advocating Windows8 than for any other product in history.

about a month ago
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James Dyson: We Should Pay Students To Study Engineering

grasshoppa Re:Worker shortage in 2014 (321 comments)

And trust the free market for once. If there's a worker shortage, then wages will rise until demand and supply equalize and there is no more shortage.

Ah...I think I now see his motivation.

You have to admit, it's clever.

about 2 months ago
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Edward Snowden and the Death of Nuance

grasshoppa You don't have to incorporate opinion (388 comments)

Opinions are like assholes, everyone's got 'em. However, they are *just* opinions and thus should not be incorporated into your decision making process. Even the grossly ignorant have opinions after all, should we start incorporating those in to the equation too?

Snowden's status is remarkably simple; The US government is violating the 4th amendment. Snowden exposed this at great risk to himself. ie; Hero.

Of course with Snowden being the hero and patriot in this little tale, what does that make our government?

about 3 months ago
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Controversial Execution In Ohio Uses New Lethal Drug Combination

grasshoppa Re:What's wrong with a firing squad? (1038 comments)

Actually, done right, firing squad is probably quite painless for the executed. A couple shots to the head, and I'm pretty sure the prisoner won't be feeling anything any longer. Hell, they won't even have time to hear the shot from the gun.

It's messy, sure, but it's largely painless done right.

about 3 months ago
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Senior Managers Are the Worst Information Security Offenders

grasshoppa "Unexpected"? (181 comments)

Maybe by other senior managers.

about 3 months ago
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Australian Dept. Store Chain's Website Crashes and Can't Get Back Up

grasshoppa Re:Cost center only? (156 comments)

It hurts how relevant this cynicism is to corporate america. Having had the...um..."pleasure", of working for several stores ( grocery, retail and a few specialty. Best not to ask ), large and small, IT is treated with, at best, neglect. Usually, however, it's more along the lines of resentment. Like they feel pressured to allocate budget money to IT that they feel might be better put towards anything else, but since everyone else is doing it they feel like they should too.

And it shows.

about 4 months ago
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Genome of Neandertals Reveals Inbreeding

grasshoppa Re:No: inTERbreeding (109 comments)

Correction: Anything that doesn't move fast enough!

about 4 months ago

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grasshoppa writes "Reports from around the web comic community indicate that Matt Boyd was paid a visit by detectives after posting this. This after being fired ( as can be seen from previous comics ) for discussing target shooting."

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