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Facebook Knows If You're Gay, Use Drugs, Or Are a Republican

halfkoreanamerican Are you sure you don't know...? (473 comments)

Pretty soon facebook is going to be recommending dealers for people.

about a year ago
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Time Warner Cable: No Consumer Demand For Gigabit Internet

halfkoreanamerican $5 pizza specials, anyone? (573 comments)

No, you half-witted monkey, the reason we aren't paying for it is because it is not affordable and the quality of service at present is questionable. What we need is Papa John's, Little Caesar's, Pizza Hut, Domino's, and another thousand like minded entities to diversify the market. Once it's cheap who would not spend a little extra for the speed increase? For example, if the large drink is only moderately more expensive than the small, you always get the: "For an extra 50 cents you can get 128 ounces, wanna upgrade?" They don't care about innovating as much as they do about making money. Give me last year's best for less. That's how technology works.

about a year ago
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Is "Left" Vs. "Right" Hard-coded Into Your Brain?

halfkoreanamerican Bias much? (758 comments)

I wish the bias weren't so obvious in the post. They might as well have said that all conservatives are actually apes and that liberals are so advanced because they are willing to throw away anything old for something new and shiny. New equals better, always, and therefore opposition of a new bill rightly makes one a monkey. There are a great many things that are replaceable and worth looking at in regards to reform; there are other things still which don't need to be tampered with because they work. It has everything to do with our definitions of broken. Perhaps opposition can bring about some good, and having either party run unchecked would probably be disastrous. We should know this by now. Liberal doesn't equal good any more than Conservative equals bad. On the contrary, they are both beginning to mean very little of worth in my mind.

about a year ago
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Gnome Goes JavaScript

halfkoreanamerican Sign of the Times (387 comments)

It's not another sign that javascript is taking over the world, but rather a sign that gnome is making bad decisions.

about a year ago
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64GB MS Surface Pro Only Has 23GB of Free Space

halfkoreanamerican Re:McDonald's doesn't (588 comments)

You are correct. The idea is simply that if you ask for things you typically get them, they are not necessarily given without prompting. Visiting a store that sells the Surface might reveal this information rather quickly.

about a year ago
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Free Wi-Fi: the Movement To Give Away Your Internet For the Good of Humanity

halfkoreanamerican Share everything (505 comments)

We might as well open up the doors to our houses so passersby can help themselves to a cold glass of water while we're at it.

about a year ago
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Google Gives 15,000 Raspberry Pis To UK Schools

halfkoreanamerican Re:OFFS! (159 comments)

In my high school we had to make powerpoint presentations in a shop class about ______ subject, which was completely worthless. If you give a class a few raspberry pis, some breadboards, a manual, and minimal instruction, you can bet you'll see creativity at its best. Show an example of how its used, and some practical tools and by the end of a course some kid will have programmed lights for the theater class' play. It could be a failure, but it could be a lot of fun. Kids like to have some creative time and so do I, even at nearly 30 years of age. Which would you rather have: a) read this article over and over until our 40 minutes have expired; b) find out how to install program x, and give me a 'hello world' program?

about a year ago
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Google Gives 15,000 Raspberry Pis To UK Schools

halfkoreanamerican Re:Mmm .... Pi (159 comments)

The government could waste that money on inefficiencies and heat as a result of spinning its wheels. At least the Raspberry Pi Organization has created something people want.

about a year ago
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Putting Biotech Threats In Context

halfkoreanamerican Re:Sleeplessness (117 comments)

Do you mean inversely proportional? I think that would complete this comment.

about a year ago
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64GB MS Surface Pro Only Has 23GB of Free Space

halfkoreanamerican McDonald's doesn't (588 comments)

Should McDonald's tell you exactly what is in their burgers when we buy them or should we have the foresight to look up nutrition facts before buying?

about a year ago
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Aaron Swartz Case: Deja Vu All Over Again For MIT

halfkoreanamerican Redundancy FTW (175 comments)

Department of redundancy department.

about a year ago
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Lego Accused of Racism With Star Wars Set

halfkoreanamerican Heads and buildings... (514 comments)

They are also similar in the fact that they live in buildings and both have heads but nobody is complaining about that.

about a year ago
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North Korea Announces 3rd Nuclear Test, Anti-US Aims

halfkoreanamerican Re:A strange game.... (597 comments)

It doesn't help that even the wider international community applies the double standard of congratulating most countries on their space programmes while condemning NK. Why would India be allowed such a programme when NK isn't?

India is allowed a space program because they are not belligerent, starving millions of their own citizens for the perpetuation of their regime. If you show yourself to have good intentions and play by international rules then things generally go well. If you prove to be untrustworthy, how can any request be taken seriously? No one really believes they have peaceful intentions by perfecting their rockets. They never say what they mean.

about a year ago
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Andrew Auernheimer Case Uncomfortably Similar To Aaron Swartz Case

halfkoreanamerican Re:Prosecute, Prosecute, Prosecute (400 comments)

USA should probably read US government. The rest, however, I could not agree with you more.

about a year ago
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How Facebook Will Power Graph Search

halfkoreanamerican Human rights (26 comments)

It is likely going to be powered by the blood of unknowingly consenting minors and 50 somethings.

about a year ago
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NASA Releases Orbital Photos of Beijing's Air Pollution

halfkoreanamerican Help? (143 comments)

I know this might sound absurd, but if we care about the environment and want to make a statement to the world, how about we offer some sort of assistance (not necessarily financial) to Beijing to put them on the right track? All of our complaining and pointing fingers and we don't even care about the lives at stake. They have a problem, we should help them make it better however we can. It's lives as stake here!

about a year ago
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Texas High School Student Loses Lawsuit Challenging RFID Tracking Requirement

halfkoreanamerican Mooo! (412 comments)

Well, they are about as useless off-campus as my thrown away bank documents that anyone with a decent brain could turn into money. People have been concerned about this same issue for years with passports--it just takes one terrorist to find out there's an 'american' in the room by scanning... and, well, you know the end of the story.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: 2nd Spoken/Written Language For Software Developer?

halfkoreanamerican Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese (514 comments)

Without a doubt Spanish and Portuguese (Brazilian) will get you a lot of options. Learning Spanish will make Portuguese a breeze and I have found a wealth of documentation in Portuguese for the development that I do. Spanish is also very useful so it will be a good investment--you can go anywhere and hear it and have the opportunity to speak it. Even if you do not get very far it will still improve your quality of life in the states and your vacations in the Americas. It's so very practical. I'm learning Korean after learning Spanish and am still so very glad to have learned Spanish. Korean will consume the rest of my life and is only useful for a small percentage of the world's population... however, my wife speaks it. Anyone that says you can learn Spanish overnight if you have to has obviously never learned to speak well, nor learned the intricacies of the Subjunctive or Preterite. I worked at a law firm as an interpreter and an interviewee came in and said that he would 'brush up' on his Spanish to help him get the job and I laughed to myself... How are you going to 'brush up' on what takes years to learn to speak competently in a Spanish speaking country? I will brush up on being a surgeon but might remove the wrong body part. People! Have fun with it... and don't make it all about grammar.

about a year ago
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Anonymous Hacks Westboro Baptist Church

halfkoreanamerican Don't ruin God's name, please (1061 comments)

I wonder if they would protest the deaths of their own people? For example, as a result of their repeated insults to innocent people one of them suffered from a 'heart attack'... do you suppose they would say it was God's wrath?

about a year ago
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New Hampshire Cops Use Taser On Woman Buying Too Many iPhones

halfkoreanamerican Buy what you want (936 comments)

You can't use your money for that, sorry. I don't care what she does with those phones, she should buy as many as she has money for and that should be the end of it. If she gets caught selling them then she has broken a law, until then nothing.

about a year ago

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