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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

halivar Re:Hmmm ... (146 comments)

It was what it was: a proof of concept; spaghetti thrown at the wall to see if it sticks. The ideas in Google Wave have been incorporated into a bunch of stuff all over the net, from G+ to Facebook and elsewhere.

yesterday
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

halivar Re:More changes I don't want ... (146 comments)

I don't see any reason to eschew experimentation simply for the sake of familiarity. The old inbox will always be around; if not at Google, then at a competitor. You lose nothing. And for every hundred failed ideas, there's one gem that changes how we think about something forever.

yesterday
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

halivar Re:Bullshit moderation (474 comments)

It is hilarious that almost every post in this thread is (-1, Offtopic). The majority of posters are in agreement; this doesn't belong here. Offtopic? The entire damned post is (-1, Offtopic).

yesterday
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

halivar Re:Real reason (305 comments)

Well, then submit a Poland see what everyone else thinks.

yesterday
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

halivar Bullshit moderation (474 comments)

This is an important story. It is being covered on every other news site in better depth than Slashdot can offer. Current events is not Slashdot's forte. You do not have to be an RSS feed for Google News. I already have Google News. Focus on the nerd news that Google News does not cover.

yesterday
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

halivar Re:Nah, this is just stage 1 (305 comments)

Oh, well, if all we have to do is regress our technology, then the tax isn't onerous at all. Bunch of whiners. Pull out your #2 pencils and slide rules (in imperial) and shut up.

yesterday
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

halivar Re:Real reason (305 comments)

They could Sweden the pot with consumer subsidies.

yesterday
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

halivar Nah, this is just stage 1 (305 comments)

"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." -- Ronald Reagan

yesterday
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

halivar Re:What? (723 comments)

Then let me correct myself. "Applied feminism", which a far cry from what you describe, which I would call just not being a dick.

yesterday
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

halivar Re:1..2..3 before SJW (723 comments)

It might be that they are intimidated by my stylish wardrobe furnished by TJ Max.

yesterday
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

halivar Re:Oh bullshit (723 comments)

And we'd still be wearing neon polyester shirts under our cool-ass denim jackets.

yesterday
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

halivar Re:What? (723 comments)

Modern feminism is rooted in this idea that women should be doing things, specific things that feminists decided they should be doing (having specific jobs, voting for certain political parties, eschewing families, championing the right causes), and if they aren't doing those things then they must be brain-washed idiots or evil self-haters. I reject this.

yesterday
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

halivar What? (723 comments)

I am by no means a feminist; but this sounds like patronizing, paternalistic bullshit. News flash: woman have brains and they do what they want. They don't want to code. Deal with it.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Event Sign-Up Software Options For a Non-Profit?

halivar First rule of software design (102 comments)

Don't give them what they ask for. Give them what they need.

Following this, I am 99% sure that a spreadsheet is sufficient for their actual need. Don't waste time, money, and resources on pie-in-the-sky vaporware. Just get it done.

2 days ago
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3-D Printed "Iron Man" Prosthetic Hands Now Available For Kids

halivar Re:These hands KILL... (64 comments)

Also, polylactic acid will kill your child just as surely as a bloodthirsty jew.

A vacuous tautology, then.

2 days ago
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No Nobel For Nick Holonyak Jr, Father of the LED

halivar Re:Maybe (276 comments)

FWIW, he didn't invent the LED. He invented the red-visible LED. Scientists at Texas Instruments invented the infrared LED first.

about two weeks ago
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Killer Whales Caught On Tape Speaking Dolphin

halivar Re:Whales? (152 comments)

No. They are both cetaceans, though.

about two weeks ago
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Killer Whales Caught On Tape Speaking Dolphin

halivar Loosely translated: (152 comments)

"Hey buddy. Hey pal. You wanna come swim in my tank? Come jump on over, my tasty friend. We have lots of fish to fill your delicious belly."

about two weeks ago

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