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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

kiddygrinder Re:Individual Energy Use Is Insignificant (710 comments)

while you're correct, *everybody* feeling like they are helping by turning off a light would actually amount to something, a fraction of a fraction though it may be. i don't go out of my way but i do buy energy efficient tech where performance doesn't matter, set up my desktops to go to sleep after an hour or so (they way i use them it doesn't bother me), use a raspberry pi as my server etc. at worst i'm making bugger all effort to make my power bill cheaper.

about two weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

kiddygrinder Re:YES! just not the ones they making. (381 comments)

100% agree, at this stage there's no way they beat the effort vs reward break point. i'll probably buy in before they get as good as what you've described but it will probably be 10 years before they get good enough to be interesting to me.

about two weeks ago
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Will Google's Dart Language Replace Javascript? (Video)

kiddygrinder Re:Depends on Microsoft (180 comments)

i wish that were true, IE still has enough marketshare to make it a pain in the arse for anyone developing web apps for businesses, hell i was pretty pumped when we stopped supporting IE7 *this year*

about three weeks ago
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Will Google's Dart Language Replace Javascript? (Video)

kiddygrinder Re:It would need to be submitted to a standards bo (180 comments)

the problem is that the standards body for ecmascript is so fucking slow and actually getting browsers to support the next version is even slower.
this causes people to think that maybe they can create their own ecosystem and bypass all the bullshit, what really needs to happen is someone forces everyone to stop fucking around and do it one way, not that i have any hope or belief that this is even possible.

about three weeks ago
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Will Google's Dart Language Replace Javascript? (Video)

kiddygrinder Re:Simple answer is (180 comments)

he was providing an example of something that didn't end up as "a pile of turds smothered in 3 year old rotten turdonnaise, on a turdseed bun". not that i can talk, i tried knockout.js and decided this style of programming wasn't for me in the short term so i haven't tried angular.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Releases Early IE12 Preview As Part of Its New Developer Channel

kiddygrinder Re:You want IE to be relevant? (105 comments)

you misunderstand me i think, i don't care in the slightest if people upgrade windows as the only part of that that effects me is the browser version. I still have to support ie8 at work and while that's a massive step up from the old ie6 days it still pisses me off.

my other point was that they're not doing themselves any favours by not allowing older windows versions install newer versions of ie as they're just pissing off users into switching away from ie since it's free to do so, not pissing them off into upgrading windows. eroding one very important market share for marginal at best gains in another if you will.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Releases Early IE12 Preview As Part of Its New Developer Channel

kiddygrinder You want IE to be relevant? (105 comments)

start by removing the OS restrictions, maybe you think limiting late versions of IE to windows 8 is a selling point for windows, but it just makes people download a browser that supports their operating system and makes web devs pissed off at having to support 3 different versions of IE, 2 of which suck donkey cock.

about a month and a half ago
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When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

kiddygrinder Re:IPv6 Addresses (305 comments)

run dnsmasq on one of your linux boxes
point all your machines to that box as their dns server
add your local devices to the dnsmasq box's /etc/hosts like a so (pick your own domain name ofc):
192.168.1.200 server.l
192.168.1.70 panapi.l
192.168.1.80 sonypi.l
192.168.1.31 mini.l
dnsmasq will just get anything that's not in /etc/hosts from whatever that box's dns server is

also works with ip6 addresses

about a month and a half ago
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Canada Poised To Buy 65 Lockheed Martin F-35 JSFs

kiddygrinder what the hell is going on here? (417 comments)

australia has just committed to buying 12 billion bucks worth of em as well, they much have some fucking slick sales guys

about 2 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

kiddygrinder Re:Even higher! (1040 comments)

it's about a 30% cost of living increase to a 100% increase in minimum wage (depending on state ofc, but most of the US minimum wage bumps have been quite recent). the US already has a much higher youth unemployment so i'm not sure what you're going for there.

about 2 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

kiddygrinder Re:Even higher! (1040 comments)

no serious economist? at *worst* economists are 50/50 on the subject, so you can shove that BS right back where it came from.

about 2 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

kiddygrinder Re:Even higher! (1040 comments)

is it? that's about australia's minimum wage and the sun seems to be still shining over here.

about 2 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

kiddygrinder Re:Even higher! (1040 comments)

this is what makes me angry about people bitching about minimum wage increases. there are *so* many countries with much higher minimum wages that you could quite easily look at to see the result of said changes.

here's a hint, the worse off are much less so.

about 2 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

kiddygrinder Re:Behind the curve (1040 comments)

people who drop prices to compete with walmart are idiots, as if they could compete on price, better to compete on quality, service or image, which are all actually easily achievable in comparison to walmart.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift

kiddygrinder Re:Windows Phone and RT do not require C# (636 comments)

my guess is (yes it is a guess, as if anyone can do more) is that RT will die and some metro support will be required if you want to be a first class citizen on windows tablets, which people seem to like so it might be worth it if the market continues to grow.

about 2 months ago
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YouTube Releases the Google Video Quality Report

kiddygrinder Re:i applaud the effort (66 comments)

i have youtube dl set up but it pushes the effort vs reward barrier pretty hard

about 2 months ago
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YouTube Releases the Google Video Quality Report

kiddygrinder i applaud the effort (66 comments)

but i find this less tool a lot less useful than if they'd just let videos buffer to the end

about 2 months ago
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The Singularity Is Sci-Fi's Faith-Based Initiative

kiddygrinder Re:But, what is a singularity? (339 comments)

you can fuck a sexbot now, it's just expensive and (i'm assuming here) shit

about a month ago
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With the Surface Pro, Microsoft Is Trying To Recreate the PC Market

kiddygrinder Re:Surface: the only Hope (379 comments)

i don't really know where you're getting that info from, most of the businesses i've had experience with are lining up windows 9 as their possible next desktop upgrade, admittedly one is a bank so they just flat out skipped from xp to 7

about 2 months ago

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