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U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

krups gusto Re:Whenever I read stuff like this (223 comments)

Bad shit has been going on since the very beginning.  But generally it felt like, at least on the important things, we were getting better. 

about a week ago

Verizon Pays $7.4 Million To Settle FCC Privacy Investigation

krups gusto Re:forget just informing them (50 comments)

FREE MARKET MAN is here to save the day!

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

krups gusto duh (199 comments)

Form an executive committee to create a taskforce to partner with a strategic consulting firm to build a magic quadrant of developing best practices in this area.

about a month ago

The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies Trailer Released

krups gusto Re:Not looking good (156 comments)

Copyrights don't expire anymore.  This is necessary so that great writers like Tolkien are incentivized to keep writing more books.  It also prevents anybody from making Mickey Mouse porn.

about 2 months ago

Ars Editor Learns Feds Have His Old IP Addresses, Full Credit Card Numbers

krups gusto Re:The Stasi & Stripes (217 comments)

That was different.  Remember the Stasi were the bad guys. 

about 2 months ago

Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

krups gusto Don't talk to cops... (560 comments)

about 3 months ago

FAA Bans Delivering Packages With Drones

krups gusto Re: Prime = OK ?? (199 comments)

Amazon could pay people to receive shipping.  That clause isn't covered.

about 3 months ago

Steve Wozniak Endorses Lessig's Mayday Super PAC

krups gusto Re: Major source of corruption is Tax Code not PAC (209 comments)

A flat tax doesn't have to be regressive.  For example consider a flat 90% income tax, but the government pays for health/housing/food/education could be progressive.

about 2 months ago

Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

krups gusto Re:Chicago Blackhawks too? (646 comments)

Horse shit.

If I randomly assign nicknames to people.  Truly random.  And your nickname happens to end up as "mother fucking ass pony with open herpes sores."  Is that a misunderstanding?  No because it was random.  And I had no ill intent since it was random.

But you're still stuck with an offensive nickname.

about 3 months ago

Netflix Trash-Talks Verizon's Network; Verizon Threatens To Sue

krups gusto Re: We are being bred for slavery (364 comments)

Hey now, I donate plenty to charity's and I'm still an asshole.
- koch brothers for a whiter america
- merit scholarships for priveleged white people whose parents might hire my company.
- Guns for tots.
- Coal for a more american smelling america
- storage units for homeless people somewhere I can't see them

Don't paint all of us assholes with the same broad brush.

about 3 months ago

High Frequency Trading and Finance's Race To Irrelevance

krups gusto Re: Arbitrage (382 comments)

Obviously a percentage approach is stupid if the problem being solved is time based.  Per transaction fixed cost is the way to go if the goal is to discourage frequent trades.

about 3 months ago
top Thinks Depictions of Pi Are Protected Intellectual Property

krups gusto Re: damn (264 comments)

Efficiency is great until the other team is in power.  As such, I'm a fan of beauracracy.

Also, I've generally found that beauracrats have good intentions.  They just can't execute efficiently. 

about 4 months ago

PHK: HTTP 2.0 Should Be Scrapped

krups gusto Re:Encryption (220 comments)

But that involves courts.  Or at least the appearence of judicial oversight.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Easy-To-Use Alternative To MS Access For a Charity's Database?

krups gusto Oracle RAC or MongoDB (281 comments)


about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Minimum Programming Competence In Order To Get a Job?

krups gusto Re: Ha, hot programming jobs (466 comments)

Developer wages suffer from a simple rule - you can't make more money than your boss.

And since every developer has 2+ bosses, the extra expense of a developer raise quickly gets out of hand.

about 4 months ago

Million Jars of Peanut Butter Dumped In New Mexico Landfill

krups gusto Re:And so this is Costco's fault? (440 comments)

Or maybe they were simply wary of the headline "Costco donates 1 million jars from salmonella plant to orphans to mix with their cat food."?

about 6 months ago

Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

krups gusto Re:Troll food (627 comments)

One cannot "use visual studio professionally".   Such is a contradiction in terms.  One can unprofessionally use visual studio.  Or one can professionally not use visual studio.  But other options are absent.

about 7 months ago

Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

krups gusto depends on what you mean by relying (627 comments)

My ide formats my code in pretty ways.  It tells me when I've likely fatfingered an = vs ==.   It tells me when i have linked a library i probably dont need.  Etc etc.

These are all things I should do.  But they shouldn't take any brain power.

Ie, I believe one *should* be able to code in vi.  But you'd be an idiot to do so by choice.

about 7 months ago


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