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Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

jordanjay29 Re:Just let them test out! (307 comments)

On the bright side, your GPA is going to look fantastic for this semester.

about a week ago
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Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

jordanjay29 PC Failure? (307 comments)

Actually, no, American Indian is the self-chosen name of these groups. According to Wikipedia:

In 1968, the American Indian Movement was founded. In 1977, a delegation from the International Indian Treaty Council, an arm of AIM, elected to collectively identify as "American Indian", at the United Nations Conference on Indians in the Americas at Geneva, Switzerland. Some activists and public figures of indigenous descent, such as Russell Means, say that they prefer "American Indian" to the more recently adopted "Native American".

about a week ago
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Are the TSA's New Electronic Device Screenings Necessary?

jordanjay29 Where's that outlet? (184 comments)

Is the TSA going to provide a power plug? 'Cause that's the only way my laptop is going to power up on command, it's hardly portable but for its size anymore.

about two weeks ago
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Google News To Shut Down In Spain On December 16th

jordanjay29 Censorship (183 comments)

At the end they [the newspapers] will run to the government asking them to remove this law.

And the critical reporters will still be fired.

about two weeks ago
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Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

jordanjay29 Re:Yes. (545 comments)

Probably because if you're working Sunday, it means you're not getting another day off for at least 5 more days (M-F).

about two weeks ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

jordanjay29 Re:I don't blame WalMart Employees (287 comments)

Sadly, this won't work out in the end. Any store that finds itself with a shortfall in profit will inevitably wind up cutting worker hours to make it up.

about a month ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

jordanjay29 Re:Uhm... edited HTML? (287 comments)

Not for a while, they won't. Walmart doesn't have internet terminals at their registers, not even at customer service. With the amount of stores that Walmart owns, can you imagine how much it would take for them to upgrade their registers to add this capability? And for what, so customers could get a discount (i.e. Walmart loses money)? No, sir.

about a month ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

jordanjay29 Uhm... edited HTML? (287 comments)

I can easily create a local HTML page derived from Amazon's website. It'll be hosted in my browser, on my phone, but it'll be 100% fake.

about a month ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

jordanjay29 Re:Scam's Already Been Stopped (287 comments)

Better yet, my local Walmart always has THE WORST connections in store. If I stand by the doors, I can maybe get 3G, usually 2G. It drops off immediately once I enter the store. This necessitates loading any webpages I want before I get in the door, so I could easily take a screenshot or create a local page and cashiers would be unable to verify if it was fake due to my lack of connection. The only way they could verify it is by looking it up themselves, but Walmart doesn't have internet-connected registers.

about a month ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

jordanjay29 walmart's fault... (287 comments)

It's still easy enough to change the page by Photoshop or editing the HTML code directly, then take a "screenshot" of your newly-modified page.

The real solution will only come when Walmart and other retailers start looking up the prices themselves to verify them, just like they would with print ads (no sane retailer would accept someone's xeroxed version of a store's weekly ad in order to price match, so why would they accept screenshots and printouts of internet websites?).

about a month ago
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Ars Dissects Android's Problems With Big Screens -- Including In Lollipop

jordanjay29 Re:Seems obvious (103 comments)

That's because we're still designing the web for 4:3 ratio screens, which are becoming less and less popular. That's like designing the web for 800x600 because there are still monitors with that max resolution floating around. If we would stop with the single-column views (here's looking at you, Slashdot Beta) and provide more useful information density, we could get more productivity out of our websites.

Widescreen monitors also have a unique benefit for coding if they can tilt portrait, you can fit a lot more code on a tall screen than you can on a wide one or square one.

about a month ago
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Space Tourism Isn't Worth Dying For

jordanjay29 Re:Well (594 comments)

I didn't realize my evening commute was 100% safe.

about 1 month ago
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Antares Rocket Explodes On Launch

jordanjay29 If they put a stick on it (443 comments)

In that case, the launch commander would be in the ER with burns on his face, rather than safe in the Launch Command Center.

about 2 months ago
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Antares Rocket Explodes On Launch

jordanjay29 Re:Designs from what? (443 comments)

Even Russian rockets fail sometimes. Normally they get a little higher than the treeline, but there's been a few high profile failures of Russian rockets in recent years.

about 2 months ago
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Antares Rocket Explodes On Launch

jordanjay29 AI did it (443 comments)

Don't forget that SpaceX had its own problems at inception.

about 2 months ago
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The Airplane of the Future May Not Have Windows

jordanjay29 Displays are free, right? (286 comments)

I'm sure they'll charge you to use them just like they do in-flight wifi. $30 for 20 minutes of window time or something exorbitant like that.

about 2 months ago
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The Airplane of the Future May Not Have Windows

jordanjay29 Look, cheaper for everyone by removing luxury! (286 comments)

For most flights, you already lack the pillows, blankets and food, unless you fly trans-oceanic frequently. Short hop flights also lack snacks.

about 2 months ago
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

jordanjay29 Re:oh fuck no ! ! ! (173 comments)

12 years ago? Are you living in 2016?

about 2 months ago
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

jordanjay29 oh fuck no ! ! ! (173 comments)

You're not forced into any of those features. You don't have to use the tabs, Unread/Important-first inboxes, or threaded view. Please take a look at the settings page for once and stop your bitching.

about 2 months ago

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Simple Machine Forum Co-Founder Speaks Out

jordanjay29 jordanjay29 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

SMF Friend (1298951) writes "It seems there's something going down at SimpleMachines.org, home of the Simple Machines Forum. Within the past week, a new website has cropped up with dozens of former developers and project management in heated discussions over events that transpired last Saturday. A statement has been released by former Developer and Co-Founder Jeff Lewis, which chronicles the life and hardships of SMF and includes a letter from 30 current and former SMF Team Members asking for the removal of three of SMF's Managers.

"Over seven years ago my friend Joseph Fung and I decided the web needed an alternative to the leading PHP forum package out there. We created a PHP fork of perl based YaBB and after working with what we called YaBB SE for a bit, we re-branded as SMF, or Simple Machines Forums, along with a new core of code written by a developer who called himself [Unknown]. After seven years its crumbling but why?"

Other former SMF contributors are already picking up the story (Original German version).

As of writing this, the SMF community has begun banning members who link to blog post on their official forums, including Co-Founder Jeff Lewis."

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