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Apple Blocks Lawrence Lessig's Comment On iOS 7 Wi-Fi Glitch

h3st Re:Hmm (326 comments)

and he knows it:

I upgraded my iPhone (“what, you have an iPhone” — ok, you win, sin #1)

about a year ago

The Changing Face of Software Development

h3st Re:Females? (173 comments)

So, what, you'd have four options: {man,woman,boy,girl}?

about a year ago

The Changing Face of Software Development

h3st Re:Females? (173 comments)

As long as it's paired up either {fe,}males or {wo,}men, does it matter? They're calling dudes "males". And for most people, the terms are interchangeable.

about a year ago

The Most WTF-y Programming Languages

h3st Re:Oh good grief. (254 comments)

That's a function of which hole, though. I'd say one car's exhaust pipe is not the same as another car's exhaust pipe, even if they're the same model and everything.

about a year ago

Flash Mobs of Trading Robots Coalescing To Rule Markets

h3st Re:My hope is.... (251 comments)

make them revert to NO trading software allowed all trades must go through a person on the floor

"Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind"? But then how will we get our Vile Offspring?

1 year,11 days

Your preferred Linux distribution for 2013?

h3st Re:I don't use linux (627 comments)

Hey c'mon, they could be using Haiku. Why would you assume someone uses a MS OS just because they don't use Linux?

about a year ago

News Worth Buying On Paper

h3st Re:No (106 comments)

I subscribe to Morgenbladet and I'm trying out some subscriptions on a kindle now after having pushed a lot of articles to it via readability or instapaper. Figured if I push a lot of their articles, might as well subscribe—they're not as expensive as daily newspapers and I guess a little fiscal stimulus doesn't hurt.

The news (and opinions) I'm willing to pay for don't seem to come out on a daily basis.

about a year ago

Norwegian Town Using Sun-Tracking Mirrors To Light Up Dark Winter Days

h3st Re:Metric please ! (143 comments)

at first I thought IU meant "International Units", like SI units (International System units) and MU meant Medieval Units ... I'm not sure your abbreviations are very good.

about a year ago

Norwegian Town Using Sun-Tracking Mirrors To Light Up Dark Winter Days

h3st Re:I am glad I don't have to do this... (143 comments)

The problem with Rjukan isn't so much the seasons as the fact that it's in the bottom of a steep valley. So part of the day the sun is shining on one mountainside, then a short period where sunshine reaches the town, and then the other mountainside gets sun. Having a similar town near the equator could be better or worse, depending on the axis of the valley.

about a year ago

Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?

h3st Re:Don't know why - but I like it (2288 comments)

I think american miles fall short---I prefer the Norwegian miles, defined as 10km. They're based on an older unit of measurement called a "rest", which was the same as 1mi back in those days, almost 10km. It was called a rest because 1re (1mi, 10km) was the distance people would walk before taking a rest.

more than 3 years ago

Interview With Pirate Party Leader Rick Falkvinge

h3st Re:Don't get political. (515 comments)

There is no real relationship between whether a piece of software has the source available, whether it is easy to use, and whether it is reliable. There is no sane reason to try to lump all these things together.
Yet it seems to me that that's an answer to the question. (That is, it's something you could say to someone who says "floss is difficult to use/buggy".)

As for the question being deserving of ridicule, I disagree. There are people who say those things, and people who would like to convince them otherwise so they'll hop on the floss bandwagon as well, but don't know what to say.

more than 6 years ago


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