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Prominent GitHub Engineer Julie Ann Horvath Quits Citing Harrassment

jhd Re:she's a nutcase (710 comments)

If some men like to kill and dismember women then at least some women must like being killed and dismembered, otherwise there is something fundamentally wrong with the human species.

This is the most nonsensical and insipid comparison I think I have ever seen. Please go back under your rock.

about 7 months ago

Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

jhd My Initial Reaction is.... (2219 comments)

... it's uglier than sin, but i guess at my age change becomes more difficult to accept.

about 8 months ago

What Makes a Genius?

jhd Genius Is Subjective (190 comments)

Whom is to determine the genius status of any particular individual. Genius is based on a system of values as perceived by ones peers. If i were to believe math or rocket science were an important trait, I would judge someone with impeccable skills in this area as genius. But someone that would value the arts or athletic skills at a greater lever may not see this person in the same light. Many times there has been someone given the genius label and I find it difficult to see the noted person in this classification because of my value system. so it goes that I cannot believe there is one common scale that genius can be measured.

-- john

about 9 months ago

Big Box? Nissan Note the First-Ever Car You Can 'Buy' On Amazon

jhd Nothing special here... (182 comments)

... you still have to go through a blood sucking dealer. You won't be buying a car _through_ Amazon until they deliver it to your front door in a box.

1 year,24 days

Ask Slashdot: Preventing Snowden-Style Security Breaches?

jhd Just a thought... (381 comments)

Is there a way that a series of QR codes can be quickly displayed on the screen that a smart phone can read and decode into a data file of some type?

about a year ago

Swiss Railway: Apple's Using Its Clock Design Without Permission

jhd Re:Great artists steal. (274 comments)

The comment was intended as a humorous stab at Apple.... here have this clue, I have a few of extras.

about 2 years ago

The Implications of Google Restricting Access To Anti-Islam Film

jhd Re:If you think (727 comments)

...... I wonder if the US based creators of this film can be charged with negligent homicide. I sure hope so.

Charged for offending someone... you're an insipid idiot!

more than 2 years ago

The 'Everyone Gets the Source Code, Donations Get You Binaries' Software Model

jhd Re:Mysid (341 comments)

Life in general has a cost... people need to get used to that.

-- john

more than 2 years ago

SETI To Scour the Moon For Alien Footprints?

jhd The cats out of the bag... (167 comments)

... they're covering their tracks as we speak.

-- john

more than 2 years ago

Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and Google Chase 'Got Milk?' Patents

jhd I'm almost bald, but.... (250 comments)

... it makes my (remaining) hair hurt just thinking about how stupid this "patent race" is becoming.

-- john

more than 2 years ago

FBI Plans Nationwide Face-Recognition Trials In 2012

jhd Re:Old People, Whitehaired Q-Tips, Leeches on Soci (102 comments)

Feeling a little bitter there, huh?....... just one little request.

Please spend less time writing lengthy diatribes and get back to work supporting my entitlements... 'nuff said.

about 3 years ago

Facebook Cookies Track Users Even After Logging Out

jhd Ditto (352 comments)

Don't use Facebook with prejudice.
Avoid it like you would the black plague.
Purge it from your mind... face-wut?
It can only make you stupid.

about 3 years ago

Evaluating Patent Troll Myths

jhd Like a pig or a turd... (167 comments)

...all of the lip stick and polish in the world will not change the fact that patent trolls are scum. (Unfortunately, the fault really lies with the patent system though.)

more than 3 years ago

Over 10B Social Network Accounts Created Already

jhd Forever Alone (71 comments)

... and we become more isolated as the number of accounts increase.

more than 3 years ago

How 6 Memorable Tech Companies Got Their Names

jhd And then there's Microsoft... (94 comments)

Bing! The sound you here when you finally get it... 10 years late.

more than 4 years ago

Madoff's Programmers Indicted

jhd Re:So what? (147 comments)

Dont forget Goldman, Citi, Fanny, Freddy, BofA, CountryWide, etc....

They all new what they were doing.

more than 4 years ago

Toyota Acceleration and Embedded System Bugs

jhd Re:Toyota: (499 comments)

Probably just a "race" condition.

more than 4 years ago


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