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Did Apple Make a Mistake By Releasing Two New iPhones?

jessecurry Is this article more sensationalist crap? (348 comments)

I wonder if Apple is going to wait until after the 5S is released before providing sales figures to the public?

about a year ago
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Sexist Presentations At Startup Competition Prompt TechCrunch Apology

jessecurry Re: Power trip and nothing more. (762 comments)

How do you expect to foster creativity in the technology sector when certain ideas are forbidden?

I think that Titstare was a stupid app, but I also think that Barbie Nail Salon is a stupid app. Why is it ok for one to exist, but not the other?

about a year ago
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Florida Teen Expelled and Arrested For Science Experiment

jessecurry I don't think that this is race related (1078 comments)

I don't think that this is race related, I think that the punishment is so harsh because everyone is scared of improvised explosive devices after Boston. When I first heard the story it was reported as "An Acid Bomb was Set Off At a Local High School".

about a year ago
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MySQL's Creator On Why the Future Belongs To MariaDB

jessecurry Re:god (208 comments)

I made the switch years ago and have never looked back. I was really glad that Heroku adopted Postgres as their standard database and even began providing Postgres as a service (https://postgres.heroku.com), it makes my life easier.

about a year ago
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Using Technology To Make Guns Safer

jessecurry Any Weapon is Inherently Dangerous (1013 comments)

Any weapon will be inherently dangerous, attempting to "protect" consumers from danger doesn't really apply to something that is meant to be dangerous. The loaded chamber indicator on my SR9c is my least favorite feature; I treat guns as if they are always loaded so it doesn't make a difference in how I handle the gun, it only sticks up and gets snagged on my clothes or in my holster. I'd argue that the loaded chamber indicator actually makes my gun less safe, although it is by such a small margin it is mostly inconsequential.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Over 500 Used DIMMs?

jessecurry Re:PCs for Kids (291 comments)

It's not going to allow them to upgrade for free, just reduce their taxable income.

For a simplified example assume that someone has $100,000 of taxable income, in the US they'll be taxed roughly 25% paying $25,000.

If this person is able to write off $2,000 of old equipment when they purchase new equipment they will now have a taxable income of $98,000 still taxed at roughly 25% paying $24,500, a $500 savings.

If they are able to replace $2,000 worth of equipment for $500 then they would, in essence, get the upgrade for free; otherwise they are only able to save some money by donating their old equipment to someone in need.

This person couldn't "donate" their old equipment to a friend, it has to be to a registered non-profit.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Over 500 Used DIMMs?

jessecurry Re:PCs for Kids (291 comments)

No, but they can reduce their tax burden while gaining some control over where their resources help the community.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Working With Awful Legacy Code?

jessecurry Re:any questions? (360 comments)

I second this advice, although having a personal project that you spent time working on can stand in for the gap in employment.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Preempting Sexual Harassment In the Workplace?

jessecurry Re:It's called "Get A Grip!" (1127 comments)

So there is one person who is getting positive feedback from the rest of their team (presumably improving the work environment for almost everyone) and one person who doesn't feel as effective as they could be? Why doesn't the person who feels ineffective find another job?
No matter how many laws we create the underlying feelings that lead to sexually offensive (or otherwise insensitive) language or acts will not go away. By outlawing offensive statements and actions in the workplace you are sanctioning discrimination against people who enjoy making or hearing those type of things. If a the majority of people at a particular employer enjoy that type of humor why would we restrict it? No one is forced to work anywhere these days, they always have the choice to find employment at a firm that is more in line with their character.
If a non-offensive workplace is the ideal state most workplaces will move towards being non-offensive on their own.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Preempting Sexual Harassment In the Workplace?

jessecurry Re:It's called "Get A Grip!" (1127 comments)

I'm well aware of what externalization is, but I don't understand how it applies to the situation at hand. What benefit is being enjoyed, and by whom? What costs are created?

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Preempting Sexual Harassment In the Workplace?

jessecurry Re:It's called "Get A Grip!" (1127 comments)

Why not just let the "market" handle it? If some place is really so bad for , then they can choose not to accept the position or leave after accepting the position... if a lack of diversity is really a negative in their industry, then the team will not be do top quality work and will eventually move towards obsolescence. I really dislike that the US has laws making it illegal to offend others.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Track Bugs For Personal Software Projects?

jessecurry Re:Lighthouse (221 comments)

I tried out Lighthouse when looking for a new bug tracking system and was pretty underwhelmed... IMO, it was functional, but lacked polish. We also tried using Trajectory for a while, but settled on DoneDone.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Track Bugs For Personal Software Projects?

jessecurry Check out DoneDone (221 comments)

Take a look at DoneDone (http://www.getdonedone.com/), they offer a free plan with 3 active users, unlimited projects, and 1GB of storage. I use it professionally and love it.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Feed Africa?

jessecurry Re:Stopped reading at... (592 comments)

Yes. Unless he can be reasonably expected to find the descendants of the particular Jews that his grandfather stole from.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a Tablet Run Only One Application?

jessecurry Re:easy. (260 comments)

Stop being so reasonable!

more than 2 years ago
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Instead of a Wheel Chair, How About an Exoskeleton?

jessecurry Re:Model (232 comments)

She's a paraplegic motivational speaker (I'm sure that the tits didn't hurt though).

more than 2 years ago
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Apple's New Patent Weapon — Location Services

jessecurry Re:Evidence that patents need a limited time frame (323 comments)

It's related to design, not functionality. It's not as if Apple was trying to prevent anyone from making a smartphone, just prevent someone from creating a smartphone that (to most consumers) looked identical to an iPhone. They never said that they objected to Samsung making a phone that leveraged location services, push notifications, an accelerometer, and a touch screen.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple's New Patent Weapon — Location Services

jessecurry Re:Evidence that patents need a limited time frame (323 comments)

Apple suing Samsung was related to Samsung creating a phone that looked almost identical to the iPhone; it wasn't to prevent Samsung from using any particular technology. Samsung was the one that started trying to use their own patents to prevent Apple from using specific technology.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple's New Patent Weapon — Location Services

jessecurry Re:Evidence that patents need a limited time frame (323 comments)

When has Apple attempted to stop someone from using something covered under one of their patents without the other party first bringing litigation against Apple? I'm not saying that there's no chance it happened, I just do not recall a case in which Apple has attacked another company unprovoked.

more than 2 years ago

Submissions

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jessecurry jessecurry writes  |  more than 7 years ago

jessecurry writes "I've recently come up with a conceptual linux based piece of hardware and have been able to find a huge amount of information regarding getting linux on to a device, but almost nothing about creating the device itself. I'd like to know if there are any books, online guides, or software that would help in designing a device that would accept some flavor of linux. I really don't want to go "off the shelf", but I need something that can at least display graphics, respond to positional input, and play sound. Also, is there a good place to have all of these components put together once I have a finalized design? I'd really hate to hand solder so much."
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jessecurry jessecurry writes  |  more than 7 years ago

jessecurry writes "As computers are becoming more and more prevalent to society and sites like Wikipedia are taking over the task of cataloging all human knowledge our information is being stored in digital format. I often hear concerns over back up formats, but what if we were to experience data loss on a larger scale? If there were some natural phenomenon that erased all hard disks and back-up media. Would we be in for another dark age? What if this event occurred 50 years from now? What steps could be taken to insure that this wouldn't happen?"

Journals

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World Wide Wing Tour

jessecurry jessecurry writes  |  more than 8 years ago I'm going to be embarking on a journey of epic proportions. A journey that will take me to the ends of the world... and to every Hooters.
That's right, I'll be on the World Wide Wing Tour, visiting every Hooters in the world, writing reviews, sampling beers, and logging all of my travel.
Take a look at the site for some information about the tour and see how we're doing with the fundraising effort so far.

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