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BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

itsenrique Re: It's okay when I do it... (429 comments)

The liberal and conservative mind sets is not that everything be given away free, just that some costs be shared by society. How much and of what type of things we should all pay for is where lines get drawn. This guy strikes me more like a kid who just doesn't understand his BT use is over straining already strained public networks. So please take your tired rhetoric elsewhere.

about two weeks ago
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Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

itsenrique Re:What was automated? (236 comments)

He doesn't have to have asperger's to be very introverted. It's just funny to most us.

about two weeks ago
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Carl Sagan, as "Mr. X," Extolled Benefits of Marijuana

itsenrique Re:Prove him right some more (263 comments)

*It's likely that all or most oddball mind-altering effects of pot (other than the most obvious) are from various crap that was once commonly used in the preparation/preservation, and not THC.

SOURCES? What in the heck are you talking about? Do you mean the other naturally occurring cannabinoids in the flowers? Those aren't prep/preservative chemicals D.A.R.E. volunteer.

about two weeks ago
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Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

itsenrique Re:What was automated? (236 comments)

Yes, those darn cashiers will never shut up... They always tell me to "have a nice day". It's truly overwhelming.

about two weeks ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

itsenrique Re:Here's another perspective (389 comments)

Actually, I made a series of mistakes in communicating. I said "state school" in some instances where I meant "community college".

about two weeks ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

itsenrique Here's another perspective (389 comments)

Go to a community/state college. I'm that "C" student who a lot of people see creative potential in, and frankly I wouldn't want to go to a competitive state university for Comp Sci? Why? Literally 5 more math classes, quite a few of them 4 credit hours instead of the usual 3. If I wanted to be a video game programmer or write the next vmware perhaps it would be worth it, but then how would I hack College Algebra through Differential Equations? Http://www.spcollege.edu/uploadedFiles/Academics/STEM/Math/College-Mathematics-Pathways.pdf , take a look there if you are interested in the course sequence for college math here in FL. Professors more interested in keeping the grant money flowing because that is their *real* job so TA's teach the class. I'm going to one right now for a 2 year degree in networking (basics + CCNA), then an articulated 4 year in IT dev and management(more programming + business stuff). Look, the CC/state college is not perfect. You have to sign up for classes early to get the good professors and time-slots (if you aren't doing online). You will have some incompetent teachers. The amenities (gym, lounge areas, student housing if it exists) will be worse, and there is less of a sense of community. But ultimately, when I asked all the people I know personally in the field if they would go the Uni route or the CC route, after showing them the course sequences, they ALL suggested the state school. The truth I believe that prestigious schools often seem to be best suited for those who truly like academic rigor, and that is not your average C student. Much better to have a degree from a state school than to flunk out of the university, right? And that doesn't even take TUITION in to account! There is still an unsolved issue left: employers want to see big name schools. They definitely make you stand out. The thing is: this is basically a way around IQ and skills testing for jobs that are not legal. They know you are bright if you graduated from Harvard Law, or Berkeley CS. Arguably, they also know you are better able to put up with "the shit". I do not have the answer for distinguishing ones-self if they go to a "lesser" school except by contributing to existing projects, starting your own, and becoming active in Phi Beta Kappa, student government, etc in order to network.

about two weeks ago
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Silk Road Lawyers Poke Holes In FBI's Story

itsenrique Re:Wait, what? (191 comments)

"Whenever a private company does something blatantly unethical, they lose reputation and customers." But if they are a large enough business (even if not a "monopoly", take Wal Mart for instance) does it really matter? The U.S. government has lost reputation lately, and if you count international business deals as "customers" they've lost that too.

about two weeks ago
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Blood For Extra Credit Points Offer Raises Eyebrows In Test-Mad China

itsenrique 4-8 LITERS?! (90 comments)

Man that's a lot of blood.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Yet To Push Patch For "Shellshock" Bug

itsenrique Re:~/.cshrc (208 comments)

Posting to undo accidental moderation, darn tremor.

about three weeks ago
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Nearly 2,000 Chicago Flights Canceled After Worker Sets Fire At Radar Center

itsenrique Re:Big Goverment no backup (223 comments)

No, but they do sometimes make confirmations visually. Now by web-cam? Sorry but I don't want the ATC turned into the University of Phoenix.

about three weeks ago
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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

itsenrique Re:huh? (269 comments)

Video, not audio surveillance. The convenience store probably is NOT recording sound.

about three weeks ago
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Ancient Campfires Led To the Rise of Storytelling

itsenrique Re:Experience with long distance hiking (89 comments)

You are correct that my planning wasn't that great, the other factor is even with ultralight gear previous injuries I had were causing me to lean heavily toward low pack weight even for food. I just wasn't strong enough. I may have exaggerated 1800, but no more than 2500 to be sure. When I was in town I probably had about 3000, but I found my stomach had shrunk by then and I couldn't even eat all that I imagined I wanted to.

about a month ago
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Ancient Campfires Led To the Rise of Storytelling

itsenrique Re:Experience with long distance hiking (89 comments)

Where I was unless you liked rattlesnake I doubt there was much, but I'm definitely no expert and was far from my home.

about a month ago
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Ancient Campfires Led To the Rise of Storytelling

itsenrique Re:Can I get a research grant? (89 comments)

I don't know. I do science work so the government can circumvent our privacy and kill people more efficiently, our grants are always flowing full-tap! You should switch disciplines!

about a month ago
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Ancient Campfires Led To the Rise of Storytelling

itsenrique Re:Experience with long distance hiking (89 comments)

I knew what hunger was before. The deal is you can only carry so much food between re-supply points, and it without a doubt is not a enough. Up to 4-5 days, all that food on your back plus the days water means not very much food a day. If you burn 5000 calories a day but consume 1800 for enough days, you will start to starve. Slowly, of course, and never completely in the case of a long distance hike. I literally just couldn't carry enough to sustain me or heal the small injuries I was getting from hiking for 18 hours a day. Someone starving who is not on the move is in a very different way because they would do much better with less available nutrition (not just calories but minerals and vitamins). Where you draw the border between hungry and starving is blurry. Headaches? Diziness? Losing ability to form sentences? Focusing eyes becoming difficult? Vivid day-dreams, dreams and cravings that never seem to end? I only suggest you try something similar before telling me what I "know of". Do you know of starvation? If not then how do you know I don't? No qualifiers, no explanations, just "no you don't", and anonymous coward as well. Tell us about your days in the bush, a 3rd world country, or when the food stamps ran out or get out of here man.

about a month ago
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Ancient Campfires Led To the Rise of Storytelling

itsenrique Experience with long distance hiking (89 comments)

I tried to hike the Pacific Crest Trail once, it's the one that runs from Mexico to Canada through the Desert, then the Sierras. We had to make 15-25+ miles without water (because there was none any closer), and that often meant hiking until or into the dark. I found that my whole appreciation of a campfire was very different than a marshmallow toasting boy scout at those times. As suggested by the summary, I craved the fire to "extend" the ability to talk to my girlfriend when we weren't hiking or preparing to hike, which was the entire day or longer. I suspect it was less ghost story telling and more story telling period. When you spend all the daylight gathering, hunting, getting water, setting up shelter, and preparing food the campfire is sort of like the original dinner table because everyone is there sharing. Not all the tasks were done by all the people, so the ability to come together and talk, perhaps not about "work" (survival) may have been an idea that sprouted back then. As an aside, I never use the word starving any longer, I think I experienced true early starvation for the first time out there. Early human life must have been gritty when things weren't bountiful.

about a month ago
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KDevelop 4.7.0 Released

itsenrique Re:And KDevelope is what exactly? (48 comments)

Listen Kommander, stop trying to Kompare the utilitarian five million buttons and menu options apprach into a Karbon14 copy of Apples Xcode. Your out of KTouch with the "Hello K World". Off to play Kolf and Kanagram K guys?. KAYYYYYYYYYYYY

about a month ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

itsenrique Re:Is this why they call them "smart" phones? (222 comments)

Thats a crazy statement about the battery. That was a defective battery/unit. I had N4 for almost 2 years and it *never* had battery problems anything like you are describing. Not as good as the iphone though, that is definitely true.

about a month ago
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The Documents From Google's First DMV Test In Nevada

itsenrique Re:Who would have thought (194 comments)

He has a point though, about prevailing behavior. It's pretty easy to a license in my state, you never have to prove that you remember anything you once read. Honestly people DO mess up roundabouts, hell they even manage to mess up 4 way stops (the person who waves everyone else to "just go" because they don't even know when its their turn). I'm not sure its an excuse for driverless cars, but I believe he is right.

about a month ago

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