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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

halivar Re:she almost crashed both Lucent and HP (415 comments)

The linked "fact check" is a guy's alternative opinion on how to interpret the numbers. It is not a conclusive counter-proof.

2 days ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

halivar Re:she almost crashed both Lucent and HP (415 comments)

By the time Bush Sr. got into office, the decline and fall of the USSR was already well under way. I read a fascinating article (can't find it, sorry) recently detailing how Reagan convinced the Saudis to flood the oil market; with USSR oil production taking up enough of its GDP to put it into an economic death spiral. Interestingly enough, the Saudis are once again flooding the market (according to Iran, which has been raising a small stink about it), and the Russians are still oil-dependent.

2 days ago
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

halivar What about long-term data integrity? (428 comments)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't SSD's have a point where they put on too many write's per bit?

2 days ago
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The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

halivar Re:Be Gentle With Him (448 comments)

Actually, I'm free of sins, no idea anout you, though.

Spelling, typing, and egregious usage of single quotes count.

2 days ago
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The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

halivar Re:Are You Sure (448 comments)

Would have been easier if they'd named it with a palindrome.

2 days ago
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The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

halivar Re:Be Gentle With Him (448 comments)

Many good men are. Others are liars, or thieves, or adulterers. All men have their sins. Yours is self-righteousness.

2 days ago
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Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

halivar Re:Who... the... FUCK... Cares??? (218 comments)

We need to have a discussion about what a "nerd" is. Here's what it ain't: some vaguely, almost tech-savvy dude who likes to argue politics on the internet and poo-poo's anything actual nerds care about. You're not a nerd; you're a wanna-be hanger-on. Reddit is for you.

2 days ago
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Apple To Donate Profit Portion From Black Friday For AIDS Fight

halivar AIDS is bad (102 comments)

But there are a lot of very unglamorous diseases that kill more people every year. And that's my problem with these celebrity causes: they're mostly for show. A portion of profits; that is to say, just enough money that the goodwill advertising can make it back up again.

3 days ago
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Multi-National Crew Reaches Space Station

halivar Same as Columbus (69 comments)

A clear sign that we are finally going to exploit the resources of our solar system.

3 days ago
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Culberson As Chair of NASA Fundng Subcommittee Makes Europa Mission More Likely

halivar Re:Europa (57 comments)

Well, by God, we're gonna plant a flag on it and call it Freedoma.

about a week ago
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Obama's Immigration Order To Give Tech Industry Some, Leave 'Em Wanting More

halivar Homegrown Outsourcing (186 comments)

Much cheaper than international outsourcing.

about a week ago
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Does Being First Still Matter In America?

halivar A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon (246 comments)

Namely, we built big fucking rockets, put people inside a little sardine can, and hit the moon with them. They took pictures, played golf, and went home. It could only be more quintessentially American if one of then died choking on a 2 pound hamburger along the trip.

about a week ago
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The New-ish Technologies That Will Alter Your Career

halivar Re:Shilling for dice. (66 comments)

"Over and Dice" are the only words I dread more on Slashdot than "Frequent contributor Bennet Haselton writes". Dear lord, I miss the Slashdot of 1999, even with all its problems.

about two weeks ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

halivar Re:Sexism = Sexy these days (641 comments)

Ok. Whatever. I guess he had a teary, apologetic news conference just for funsies.

about two weeks ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

halivar Re:Sexism = Sexy these days (641 comments)

It's not feminism anymore; it's puritanism. Another case: we landed a probe on a comet and all we can talk about is a fucking shirt.

about two weeks ago
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A Worm's Mind In a Lego Body

halivar Re:Does it scale? (200 comments)

Wouldn't they have to rewrite everything in Python?

about two weeks ago
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Window Washing a Skyscraper Is Beyond a Robot's Reach

halivar Re:Flip Windows (203 comments)

Until you accidentally fall through.

about two weeks ago
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Window Washing a Skyscraper Is Beyond a Robot's Reach

halivar Re:So slashdot is (203 comments)

Imagine a Beowulf cluster of those!

Wait, is that too old?

about two weeks ago
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Window Washing a Skyscraper Is Beyond a Robot's Reach

halivar Re:A cost equation (203 comments)

Did you make sure his hall pass is valid for today?

about two weeks ago
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Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue

halivar Stupid (130 comments)

Netflix works on every device, everywhere. Sony is planning a competitor that works on a system with a fraction of Netflix's availability. Ask Microsoft how well the XBox Live's on-demand streaming is kicking Netflix's ass.

about two weeks ago

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