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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

kick6 Re:This is good (396 comments)

But you probably budget for the income from 40 hours, not zero. That's what's messed up.

3 days ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

kick6 Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (396 comments)

Also, can we stop pretending these are about anything other than revenue generation?

This. Just the mere fact that they actually budgeted against the ticket revenue tells you everything you need to know.

3 days ago
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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

kick6 Re:And this is why Linux will never win the deskto (547 comments)

That's not out of the box. Buy a machine with Linux pre-installed (yes, I realize there aren't many options) like you do a windows machine, and viola...it works out of the box.

THAT'S the point he was trying to make.

3 days ago
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Google Releases Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus Preview Images

kick6 Android (77 comments)

That's not google's problem, that's handset manufacturer's problem. That's like saying Dell should "just give everyone win8" because, you know, potato.

about a week ago
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The Subtle Developer Exodus From the Mac App Store

kick6 Re:Ob (229 comments)

We could watch Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares and come to the conclusion that it's impossible to make money running restaurants. And indeed it's not easy. Yet there are many successful restaurants as well as many failures. The failure is always in the specifics of a particular restaurant, not the concept of restaurants.

This analogy would ALMOST work except for there aren't 42 italian restaurants lined up, side by side, doing the same thing, all for $.99 with the only visible difference being olive garden vs olive g4rden. There is so much garbage in the app store, the market research is almost impossible...and if you even DO the research, someone is going to essentially cold-spike your app, and charge less for it 10 seconds after it's released. Try that with a burger king...

about two weeks ago
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Fighting the Culture of 'Worse Is Better'

kick6 Worse is worse (240 comments)

I would assert precisely the opposite. "trade-offs to preserve compatibility and interoperability" do not cripple the functionality to users-- failures to engineer compatibility and interoperability is what cripples functionality. The number of times that there's been a new feature and I've said "oh, excellent, it's true that my old files no longer work, but this is so wonderful I don't care" has been very close to zero. The number of times there's been a new feature and I've said "those assholes, I have twenty thousand files that don't work any more, what in the world were those idiots thinking?" is decidedly not zero.

And this is why there are so many programming languages with massive overlap in usage. Because once you start down a path, you can never, ever, everver change. If you want something that 42 years down the road that breaks with convention, go create a new language.

about two weeks ago
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Birth Control Pills Threaten Fish Stocks

kick6 Re:Birth control pills signifcant contributor? (147 comments)

The primary point of the story was that tap water processing plants do absolutely nothing to filter it out. This is why I don't drink tap water.

Do you only drink well water? Cuz guess what: bottled water is tap water.

about two weeks ago
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Birth Control Pills Threaten Fish Stocks

kick6 Can't be good for humans either (147 comments)

Well that coupled with the left's unending attack on masculinity at the social level, yes.

about two weeks ago
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Blizzard Has Canceled Titan, Its Next-gen MMO

kick6 Re:I'm happy about it (155 comments)

they're not waiting long: DLCs will be about before the end of the year. Extra-cost DLCs.

about 1 month ago
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iOS 8 Review

kick6 Not answered in review (216 comments)

One that would be of interest to me would be arranged around photography. One main folder, then one for editors, one for astrophoto conditions and apps, one for auroral conditions and apps, one for IR work, one for special effects, etc., one for a DB of my lenses and cameras, one with my portfolio, one with links to photography websites, etc.

You do realize that iOS is for your phone, right? Not your macbook pro?

about a month ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

kick6 Re:It's getting hotter still! (635 comments)

Ignoring science in favour of conspiracy theories is ignorant. Citing the errors of celebrities as evidence of the failings of science is... jibberish.

Now, if we could just get public policy to be based on the former instead of the latter...

about a month ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

kick6 It's getting hotter still! (635 comments)

Bunch of climate terrorists

That word...I do not think it means what you think it means.

about a month ago
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When Scientists Give Up

kick6 Stop using tax dollars (348 comments)

These days people expect Uncle Sugar will give them funding for every stupid project they come up with

It's a reasonable assumption when you consider things like this http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

about a month and a half ago
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US Rust Belt Manufacturing Rebounds Via Fracking Boom

kick6 Re:Fracking takes water out of action (191 comments)

Water is a finite resource.

That's a gross misrepresentation. It's not like it boils off into space after it comes out of a well, it can be reused. There are several cities that have switched over to using filtered sewage for drinking water, and """contiminated""" frac water isn't any more polluted.

about a month and a half ago
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US Rust Belt Manufacturing Rebounds Via Fracking Boom

kick6 fracking is NOT new (191 comments)

Just because the idiots in the media just discovered the existence of the procedure a few years ago doesn't mean anything. The first well was frack'ed in 1947. If fracking is new, so are jet engines, nuclear bombs, and a whole host of now-outdated shit. Journalistic integrity is a lost art.

about a month and a half ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

kick6 So, where is ... (1134 comments)

1. Chivalry was actual a battle code, and had little to do with women 2. What you're talking about is "courtship" a set of rules, written by women, about how men are supposed to act around them to gain their favor (favor defined as vaginas) 3. "courtship" was an unwritten social contract for BOTH sexes. Ergo a man acted like a gentleman to win the favor of a lady. HOWEVER, it required women to ACT LIKE A GODDAMN LADY. 4. Acting like a goddamn lady includes not taking nude selfies, not being a slut, and realizing that you're not a man's equal and you need his protection because he possesses, at all times, the physical capability to take what he wants from you (yes, rape). 5. Modern, slutty, women have broken this social contract by virtue (or lack therefore) of their sluttiness, and push for equality. Therefore men are no longer beholden to it. So where are the chivalrous men? They're lying atop the dustbin of history. Although, sadly, their are some idiots who still hold to their half of the bargain while women REFUSE to hold to theirs. We call these men betas. They're so pathetically ego-invested in chivalry that they can't see that it's null and void. Sounds like your'e one of them...or you're a lady who desperately wants men to hold their half of the bargain up because it's hella-advantegeous to you.

about 1 month ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

kick6 Re:Again?! (1134 comments)

So what if gaming culture isn't woman friendly. Does every. single. fucking. thing. in existence have to be!? Cuz that's basically what you're advocating. It is OK to have male-only spaces. No, really. This idea that everything should be either female-only (because these special snowflakes need special non-man spaces for their unicornness) or unisex is absofuckinglutely misandrous and absurd.

about 1 month ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

kick6 Re:Nobody has the right not to be offended. (1134 comments)

"What, do you think the outcome of this is that the police are going to start going around forcing you to make friends with women? You can be as much of an asshole as you want. But other people are equally free to call you out for it." No, apparently the leftoid internet police will remove your anonymity, or just outright silence your voice via post deletion and site-banning.

about 1 month ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

kick6 Re:Astroturfing for Hillary Clinton (1134 comments)

"Because, really, death threats? Threats to rape her? The crap I've seen in the coverage about this pretty much means this isn't hand-wringing and moralizing ... this is a sign of some pretty terrible (if not criminal) behavior." But that only matters when it happens to a woman. It's only credible when it happens to a woman. It only gets coverage when it happens to a woman.

Do you even multiplayer, dude? I've had prepubescent boys threaten death in the most gruesome of ways from stomping them at CoD. And what about Blizzard's WoW dev team? Ever seen the shit slung at them when they make a big change that someone doesn't like? Gruesome, empty, threats are part and parcel with game dev, and everyone either deals with it as such, or cracks and quits. That is, unless it happens to a woman, then the massive MSM spin machine fires up, starts doxxing people on twitter, deletes posts and bans users on reddit, and a whole host of other bullshit to UTTERLY BURY the truth. Misandry and leftoid politicism will destroy video games. And you'll be there cheerleading it, apparently.

about 1 month ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

kick6 So much spin... (1134 comments)

They're going to create a BS tornado...

about 1 month ago

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