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Facebook Billionaire Gives Money To Legalize Marijuana

judolphin Was he getting jealous of Zuckerburg's attention? (527 comments)

But seriously, legalizing pot might actually have a better effect on the country than implementing teacher pay based on student test scores like Zuckerburg's trying to do with his Newark donation. Test scores have much, much more to do with with the quality of home life than the quality of teaching.

more than 3 years ago
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Can Employer Usurp Copyright On GPL-Derived Work?

judolphin Re:Ask a lawyer (504 comments)

As an independent software contractor, I can assure you that software is not "work for hire". Look it up.

more than 4 years ago
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HP Reports Memory Resistor Breakthrough

judolphin And that is the difference... (141 comments)

This is the real difference between genuine R&D (actual breakthrough in computer science) and Cupertino R&D (Let's remove the floppy drive! Let's remove the optical drive! Let's remove the keyboard! I can't believe we're acutally being paid for this!)

more than 4 years ago
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France Bans Use of 2.0

judolphin Seriously... (114 comments)

Seriously, how does this happen in a country that is not a dictatorship? Incredibly odd.

more than 4 years ago
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BC Prof Suggests Young Children Need Less Formal Math, Not More

judolphin Re:As someone who was better than average... (427 comments)

I think the reason it worked is because after 6th grade, students aren't getting their first experience in math from Elementary Education majors.

more than 4 years ago
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China Criticizes Google's "US Ties"

judolphin This is so incredibly saddening and angering, but (280 comments)

As ridiculous as this is, at least they're fabricating crap in order to keep out a search engine, instead of fabricating crap in order to start a war.

People in power do whatever they want. It usually works. On the rare occasion it doesn't, it makes the history books.

more than 4 years ago
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Researchers Find Way To Zap RSA Algorithm

judolphin Oh well... (173 comments)

Just means it's time to break out the megabit keys!

more than 4 years ago
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Why You Can't Pry IE6 Out of Their Cold, Dead Hands

judolphin Re:Oh, come on! (416 comments)

That's not any smarter.

more than 4 years ago
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Why You Can't Pry IE6 Out of Their Cold, Dead Hands

judolphin Oh, come on! (416 comments)

Oh, come on. You're willing to tell 12% of your potential customer to screw off? Just because they're not tech-savvy doesn't mean they don't have money.

more than 4 years ago
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"Logan's Run" Syndrome In Programming

judolphin Programming is grunt work (599 comments)

I like coding well enough, but don't foresee myself still coding in 25 years. I think that's a pretty common feeling among young programmers.

more than 4 years ago
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Owners Smash iPhones To Get Upgrades, Says Insurance Company

judolphin Isn't knowledge of this included in the premium? (406 comments)

I mean, seriously, $8.99/month + $100 deductible? That means, after one year, you've paid about $200 for that "free" replacement. Which is REFURBISHED, by the way!

What do they expect?

The insurance companies need to stop their bitching.

more than 4 years ago
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Star Wars TV Show Tainted By Memories of Jar Jar

judolphin OMG, Luke Skywalker is right! (474 comments)

Hopefully, this show will get it right, and have a little bit of depth to it.

more than 4 years ago
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RIAA Insists On 3rd Trial In Thomas Case

judolphin Re:I don't condone what the RIAA does (280 comments)

You're right. Actual damages would be more like $0.30 per song, which is about what labels make from a "legal" download.

more than 4 years ago
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RIAA Insists On 3rd Trial In Thomas Case

judolphin As someone who was a victim of a frivilous lawsuit (280 comments)

Goliaths know that whoever has deeper pockets to pay legal expenses for a longer period of time, generally wins lawsuits. Frivolous lawsuits filed by large companies on individuals and small entities are more often than not seen as a war of attrition that they have no way of losing. As someone was once the victim of this, it makes me incredibly angry. I was frivolously sued by a large company. Even though I won the case (basically by showing up and showing the contract vis a vis their allegations), I had to spend a few thousand dollars defending myself (I'm lucky it wasn't tens or hundreds of thousands). They're trying to ruin this individual, and make an example out of him. It's one of the most evil aspects of corporations and is what's most wrong IMO about our legal system.

more than 4 years ago
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Subversive Groups Must Now Register In South Carolina

judolphin Problem solved! (849 comments)

Thanks, South Carolina!

more than 4 years ago
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"Tube Map" Created For the Milky Way

judolphin Mind the gap, please! (142 comments)

Mind the gap, please!... or be SUCKED INTO OUTER SPACE!

more than 4 years ago
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AMD Launches Budget Processor Refresh

judolphin Re:Plus, AMD actually outperforms Intel in some ar (209 comments)

You've obviously never had an underpowered media center. HD video, especially compressed video, requires at least decent processing power. You get much more bang for your buck with AMD in that regard.

more than 4 years ago
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AMD Launches Budget Processor Refresh

judolphin Plus, AMD actually outperforms Intel in some areas (209 comments)

For example, AMD outperforms Intel pound-for-pound in graphics and video rendering (which would make sense since they acquired ATI). If you're building a media center, get a computer with an AMD processor. It's one of the few things in life where cheaper is better.

more than 4 years ago
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Critics Call For NASA TV To "Liven Up"

judolphin Re:I like NASA TV how it is. (305 comments)

But Nova can (and often is) interesting. NASA TV apparently is not if this is a representative sample.

more than 4 years ago

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