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Single Group Dominates Second Round of Anti Net-Neutrality Comment Submissions

jimbolauski Re:I'd expect Fawkes masks to start making stateme (193 comments)

Taxes are lower for the wealthy and for the poor, almost 50% pay no federal income tax. The tax burden is solely rested on the upper and middle class.

3 days ago
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How Relevant is C in 2014?

jimbolauski Re:C is dead (641 comments)

It is crazy how much more C code is needed to get the same level of performance and security that equivalent C++ has

They both require the same amount of code that code is just hidden in C++, just because you don't see it doesn't mean it's not there.

And for all those who will say that C++ can't fit in the tight spaces that C can...well, you're wrong. Just disable the parts of C++ that you don't want (usually exceptions), and you can still get most of the benefits of clean code and RAII, with the same or better performance.

Creating drivers, firmware, kernels, and embedded applications using c++ will have external dependencies you will have to support those dependencies which will use up valuable space, C does not have this issue. Windows and Macs both have limited stdlib support of c++ at the kernel level, things like new and delete are not supported. There is a time and place for everything you just have to know what code is appropriate.

Just look at all the extensions that C compilers, and even the C11 Standard, borrow from C++ (generics, RAII) - but in a convoluted ugly way to preserve the precious ABI for 50 years.

There is no standard ABI in C, the ABI is platform dependent and always has been. It would make no sense to have a standard ABI as there are many different platforms and every platform but one would have to emulate the chosen platform. I suspect you have very little experience with C and this is why you think C++ is always the right answer

Different codes work better for different applications but first you have to intimate understanding of those codes. A good programmer knows the strengths and weaknesses of each and can choose accordingly

about two weeks ago
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Obama Offers Funding For 50,000 Police Body Cameras

jimbolauski Re:Why? (262 comments)

Why is this a federal charge? While I firmly believe all cops should wear cameras, I also firmly believe individual departments should be paying for them.

It's not the federal government's money in the first place, it's the people's. The only push back on this issue is from police unions and privacy advocates, I would say this is a perfect use of federally confiscated money.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

jimbolauski Re:Super-capitalism (516 comments)

Their outages are not just due to energy shortages, after a snow storm one city lost power for 3 weeks in 2008. As long as you have above ground power you will be susceptible to storms causing power outages, the only difference is that China keeps a tight lid on negative information.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

jimbolauski Re:Super-capitalism (516 comments)

I don't know where you get your sources but China has power outage problems.

Blackouts appear to be the worst in smaller towns like Yiyang here in Hunan, one of Chinaâ(TM)s largest and most populous provinces. The power shortages are threatening to curb the explosive growth the province has experienced since the opening in late 2009 of a high-speed electric train link to prosperous Guangdong province to the south, which helped companies tap Hunanâ(TM)s cheaper land and labor force.â

Energy shortages have forced factories to cut production and ration their energy supplies. In some cases factories operate only a night when demand for energy is low. In other cases they have been forced to shut down completely for more than two weeks. The shortages were particularly hard on industries that need a lot of energy like aluminum, steel and cement and ones with furnaces that need a constant supply f energy or they break.

Factories in Guangdong were told that their power would be cut one day a week, then two days a week, then five days a week, during peak hours. Under these conditions the factories switched production to the night and on weekends of bought their own diesel generators, which increased manufacturing costs by around 5 percent.

In Shanghai there have been runs on power generators and power has been cut to factories while neon lights were allowed to keep blinking on the Bund; decorative lights on skyscrapers are kept on late into the night; and air conditioning is kept on the fancy shopping malls so that everything seems to hunky dory to visitors ib Shanghai.

Power outages have been a boon for makers of diesel generators of all sizes. General Electric, Siemens and Mitsubishi heavy Industries have won large contracts supplying turbines and other technology for Chinaâ(TM)s power-generating plants.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

jimbolauski Re:Super-capitalism (516 comments)

You couldn't be more wrong, the electric companies or at least the companies that own the power lines are monopolies, they are regulated by the state. How much they spend cutting back trees is set by the state.

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

jimbolauski Re:I bet Infosys and Tata are dancing in the stree (186 comments)

Why would Obama be fund raising? Once you retire from public office any money you have left over becomes yours.

about a month ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

jimbolauski Re:Senate Rules require 60 to pass (445 comments)

This was not a vote for passage but a vote to end debate, cloture. If you read the bill you will see it essentially grants the AG the power to search if the AG thinks it's an emergency, I personally think that needs to be debated and fixed.

about a month ago
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

jimbolauski Re:No thank you (267 comments)

Oceans 11, the original was an awful musical.
The Fly, the original costumes and make up took away from the story
Scarface, the original was from 1932
True Grit, the original was a spaghetti western
There are probably even more westerns that were better then the originals but you get the point there are more then a few remakes that exceeded the originals.

about a month and a half ago
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Silicon Valley Swings To Republicans

jimbolauski Re:This is great news! (485 comments)

The unemployment rate is not a good indicator that our economy is turning around. People that are not working but have given up looking for work are not counted in the unemployment rate. The labor participation rate is a better indicator of our economy as it is a measure of how many people are working which has been in decline since 2009. Labor Force Participation Rate

about a month and a half ago
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Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

jimbolauski Re:Redistribution (739 comments)

You can keep you health insurance 18 months after you leave the company under COBRA. You will be responsible for paying the premiums which is typically much higher than what is deducted from your paycheck. You still have the exact same coverage but now you are paying for all of it.

about 1 month ago
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How To Beat Online Price Discrimination

jimbolauski Re:say what? (163 comments)

Supposedly you log in and put the item in your shopping cart and leave the site. Within a couple of days the merchant contacts you with a better price for those items.

about 2 months ago
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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

jimbolauski Re:The Actual Issue (323 comments)

Even if he did make it at home the parents would have to have knowledge about his posting and did nothing to stop him from posting. The parents are being charged because they refused to compel action from their child and remove the page.

about 2 months ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

jimbolauski Re:Semantics (571 comments)

Of course there is. Come on. Showing your interest starts with things such as eye contact, smiling at somebody, stuff like that. And if there's no response, move on. If there is, talk to her. It's not easy for us geeks, I know, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. :)

Eye Contact, don't you me Stare Rape

about 2 months ago
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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

jimbolauski Re:The Actual Issue (323 comments)

That law has little to do with this situation. The act was committed while he was in the care of the school, unless it can be shown that the boy told his parents he was going to make the fake account there is nothing there for the parents to be charged with. Now on to not deleting the account, the law requires parents to prevent actions of a child under their control, the law does not require parents to compel action of a child under their control.

about 2 months ago
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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

jimbolauski Re:You have it wrong. (323 comments)

If your kid is in a park, grabs a rock, throws it at someone and causes harm, then you are responsible. Not the parks office, not the city, not the state, and not in the case of this incident, the school.

When the child is at the park they are the responsibility of of the person taking care of them, the parents. When the child is at school they are the responsibility of the school. The school gave the kid access to Facebook, the school did not monitor the child's activity. How would a parent be able to monitor their kids online activity at school?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: An Accurate Broadband Speed Test?

jimbolauski Re:Really? (294 comments)

20 networks, you should probably try 5GHz WiFi, it's supposed to utilize dynamic frequency selection and dynamic power control and fewer people use it. Even if 5Ghz was widely adopted around you it "should" only slow down if everyone is using it at the same time and some of those people are further away then you are to their wireless router. You will have less range then 2.5GHz but in a crowded apartment complex that is a good thing because there is less chance of your neighbor crapping on your SNR.

about 2 months ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

jimbolauski Re:Stop trolling and learn to use Google. (385 comments)

The idea that a corporate person should have freedom of speech is, I think, a problem. For example, it allows them to spend vast amounts of money on political campaigns. This is undemocratic. Corporations don't get to vote or stand for election, but are allowed to have huge influence over politics through money. Since they are not real people they often act without morals or any sense of human decency, and try to get politicians with a similar disposition elected and the law change to reflect their myopic obsession with profit above all else.

The problem with this is that when you boil it down a corporation is just a group of people. That group of people pools their money together and buys adds or donates to politicians in ways that benefit the goals of their group. The rights of a person do not decrease when they are in a group. I would much rather corrupt politicians get removed from office then start limiting speech.

about 2 months ago

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Topless lovelies playing Wii

jimbolauski jimbolauski writes  |  about 7 years ago

jimbolauski (882977) writes "This wonderful discovery, via Gizmodo, mashing topless women, video games, and a hint of Baby oil into 12 great clips.


OK, it goes like this: Get a Nintendo Wii. An assorted group of topless buxom bombshells. Five gallons of Johnson & Johnson Baby oil. Mix it all with a lot of Wii games and a few cameras for some multi-angle action. The result: extremely not-safe-for-work and surprisingly entertaining videos that ask you "What game are they playing" after watching the girls play for a few minutes.

NSFW http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/not-safe-for-work-wii-playing/very-nsfw-video-beautiful-topless-girls-playing-wii-329839.php"

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jimbolauski jimbolauski writes  |  more than 9 years ago There are two kind of hippies in this world the ones that don't shower, work, and want hand outs all the time. Get a JOB hippie and leave me alone. dude! The second kind is the wanna be hippie they have jobs and shower but for some reason they idolize the dirty smelly hippies. They are even worse because they idolize one of the most foul creatures on earth the dirty hippie.

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