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Why Working Remotely Needs To Make a Comeback

gruntkowski Re:Noisy annoying environment (455 comments)

This is so true. I do my work in a 10x15 meters office. In this office there are 36 people!
No walls, and worse: the company thought it was a good idea to place management between us, ordinary code monkeys.
I beg for a cubicle wall!

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Features Belong In a 'Smartwatch'?

gruntkowski Re:A car? (322 comments)

c'mon guys, mod up! This is funny as hell.

about a year ago
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NASA Says Asteroid Will Buzz Earth Closer Than Many Satellites

gruntkowski Re:Call Bruce Willis (225 comments)

Blowing up the asteroid is not necessary. Just let Chuck Norris do pushups: he does not bend his arms but pushes down the earth. Of course the crucial factors here are the pushup geographical coordinates.
Still my favorite CN fact...

about a year ago
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What Did Google Earth Spot In the Chinese Desert?

gruntkowski Re:Agricultural rather... (257 comments)

Mining, chicken farm....
It seems the chinese implemented a real life Minecraft. Can't wait to see their mob grinder!

about a year ago
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Coderdojo Inspires Coding In Kids As Young As Seven

gruntkowski alias (40 comments)

"Coderdojo", must be an alias of the Super Adventure Club.

about a year ago
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It's Hard For Techies Over 40 To Stay Relevant, Says SAP Lab Director

gruntkowski Re:really? (441 comments)

This is so true.
I don't know on which planet he lives, but in my experience (yes I do work with SAP products)
those obsolete guys are the ones which have to fix all kinds of BS and problems. This guy probably only looks at how fast developments are delivered; and he does not have to work with his product at customers.
These customers are verrrrrrrry happy with an 'old obsolete guy/gal' because experience is priceless.
And also: age does not matter, if you don't catch up you will become obsolete. 20, 35, 40, does not matter.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?

gruntkowski Re:Slackware on floppies (867 comments)

It is a quesiton often askes to guatar players, what is the worlds hardest cord.

That question has been long answered: the one where your pinky says 'snap'.

about a year and a half ago
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Researchers Create Silicon-Based Quantum Bit

gruntkowski Re:I have a question: (46 comments)

uh should be 4 quantum states instead of 4 qubits.
*note to myself: use preview funtion*

about a year ago
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Researchers Create Silicon-Based Quantum Bit

gruntkowski Re:Bit not a Qubit (46 comments)

quantum entanglement != superposition

about a year ago
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Researchers Create Silicon-Based Quantum Bit

gruntkowski Re:I have a question: (46 comments)

lemme see:

|linux> = kernel|1> + distro|2> + windowmanager|3> + shell|4>

So it seems to be in a superposition of 4 qubits (and I'm sure I'm forgetting a few), so: Yes it can run linux, or better: linux IS quantum computing.

about a year ago
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EU Commission: CETA 'Totally Different From ACTA'

gruntkowski Re:So? (112 comments)

'Mother should I trust the government?'
Pink Floyd was soooo right.

about 2 years ago
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Hans Reiser Sued By Own Kids For $15 Million

gruntkowski How is this tech/science/... related? (265 comments)

I don't get why this article is promoted. I mean: 'the Reiser kids are going to sue their dad'. Big deal! What's next: the Olsen Twins?

about 2 years ago
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Nanotech Surprise: Shooting Lasers at Buckyballs Makes Them Bigger

gruntkowski Re:For one moment there (74 comments)

So Belgium = cat entertainment? That's pretty cool as I was afraid we were considered being the byproduct of this cat entertainment (hairballs).

about 2 years ago
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Headlights That See Through Rain and Snow

gruntkowski interesting but... (210 comments)

A very interesting approach and quite cool. But I have some doubts. For me, the most annoying during rain is the glare from the wet road itself. When very wet, you can't see the markings (because of glare) which can lead to dangerous situations. The article does not mention this. And a second thing: shouldn't we be ditching headlights completely and go for a more sci-fi approach like HUD's, sensors...? Predator did quite a good job...

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Add New Tech To Old Van?

gruntkowski Zotac (212 comments)

Concerning the HTPC/netbook/..., check Zotac (zotac.com). Very small but surprisingly interesting mini PCs.

about 2 years ago
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The Long Death of Fat Clients

gruntkowski Re:Circles have no end... (277 comments)

My thought exactly. It seems that IT is prone to the same pendulum mechanism as art, history, fashion, music,...

about 2 years ago

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