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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 three weeks 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 2 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 a month ago

"Microsoft Killed My Pappy"

krups gusto Re:Ye Gods (742 comments)

I'll forgive Microsoft for that when when I don't have to do special tests to see how HTML renders in IE.  And no, saying "IE 11 isn't shit" isn't sufficient since I still have to support ie7+ (just got rid of 6 this year).

about 2 months ago

Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?

krups gusto Re: tl;dr (712 comments)

Wow.  60 jobs in one hour?  I totally deserve 365*24-1 hours of snorting blow out of stripper belly buttons after all that hard work writing a check using other peoples money.

Oh wait blow and hookers is bad this week.  I meant my quarter billion dollar yacht.  I work off that yacht so don't get all offended.  And I also work while on the helicopter flying me to my yacht. 

about 2 months ago

Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?

krups gusto Re:probably so... (712 comments)

but what about "financial innovation?"

about 2 months ago

Google Fiber Pondering 9 New Metro Areas

krups gusto Re: Exchanging one bad master for another (172 comments)

I don't trust any company.  But your implication is that non advertising companies are more likely to protect your privacy.  Why not assume your cable company is selling that same info on the side for extra money?  Maximizing shareholder value and all that.

about 2 months ago

Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

krups gusto Re:Another type that is interesting... (717 comments)


One person ignoring an emergency situation means somebody else has to cover.  The person who covers deserves to be rewarded.

Yes, if there are lots of emergencies - it's probably a broken project.  But that's a different issue.

about 2 months ago

Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

krups gusto Re:Another type that is interesting... (717 comments)

Nothing wrong with giving said person -2% raises year after year either since they're piggybacking off the rest of the team that is available to help with emergencies when they come up.

about 2 months ago

Comcast To Buy Time Warner Cable In $44.2 Billion All-Stock Deal

krups gusto Re:ogahdno (303 comments)

Shrug.  The government currently just asks comcast/verizon/twc/comcast for whatever they need anyway.  Your information is going to NSA regardless - who stores it is really a meaningless distinction.

about 2 months ago

Online, You're Being Watched At All Times; Act Accordingly.

krups gusto Re:Ohhh, Slashdot beta makes sense now (299 comments)

Grabbing everything is incredibly useful.  It allows you a baseline against which to look for outliers.  Without that baseline, you don't have enough statistical power to figure out what is an outlier.

To make up a ridiculous example, it might be the case that one behaviour terrorists very rarely take part in is looking at funny cat pictures.  There's no way to develop that correlation without gathering cat watching behaviour in aggregate.

That said, I'm of the mind that terrorist catching isn't worth monitoring everybody on earths cat watching habits.  We all should have the freedom to watch funny cat pics without fear of the government violating our constitutionally protected rights against unreasonable search.

about 2 months ago

Judge Says You Can Warn Others About Speed Traps

krups gusto Re:Common sense? In MY judiciary? (457 comments)

A less cynical explanation would be that the police want you to obey the speed laws everywhere.  A relatively cost effective way to do this is for drivers to expect speed traps everywhere - and thus in their paranoia always obey the law.  Only obeying the law when there's a known speed trap is ineffective unless there are speed traps everywhere - which is cost inefficient.

That said, the most cost effective way to reduce speeding would be to just don't make cars that can exceed the speed limit.  Said cars would cost less to produce since they don't need engines that can push a car to 100 miles per hour.  They'd pollute less.  And our friendly neighborhood donut eaters could focus on more important things.

about 3 months ago

Kansas To Nix Expansion of Google Fiber and Municipal Broadband

krups gusto Re:Fiber optic cables are direct analogs to roads (430 comments)

There are a few possible explanations as to why.  One that comes to mind is people typically are more accepting of a private company charging them exorbitant rates then they are with any increase in tax rates.  Which is especially confusing in the case of utilities since granting those utilities a monopoly is a tax.  It's just that the cost doesn't show up itemized every year in April.

about 3 months ago

Nobel Prize Winning Economist: Legalize Sale of Human Organs

krups gusto Re:False equivalence much? (518 comments)

Like most things in the U.S., just because we do it doesn't mean anybody here thinks it's ok.  A privatized military is not a voting issue.  Therefore we have it since it allows the government to say "we didn't torture and kill civilians, some contractors did."  Also, it's a convenient way to give back to your campaign contributors.  But nobody thinks it's ok.

But back to the original question.  Just like the above, there is no way to regulate the sale of organs in a way that won't be abused.  As soon as there's monetary value attached, the vultures will swoop in make all kinds of untasteful shit happen.  Stuff like, forced donation of organs to pay off debts upon death.  People taking out loans using their kidneys as collateral.  Blah blah blah

about 3 months ago

Google Removes "Search Nearby" Function From Updated Google Maps

krups gusto Re:Just a guess (255 comments)

I'm not sure the local pizza joint is worried that I'll be able to see where they are.

about 3 months ago

Lawsuit: Oracle Called $50K 'Good Money For an Indian'

krups gusto Re: Shocking (409 comments)

Actually it is better. There are lots of rights/benefits we offer to people in the same country that we don't offer to people who aren't from this country. And in exchange for those right/benefits we do things like pay taxes, various civic duties, subject ourselves to a set of laws, or even get drafted into military service. Maybe someday there won't be borders - but we're a long way from that.

about 3 months ago

Who Is Liable When a Self-Driving Car Crashes?

krups gusto Re:Safety (937 comments)

If the car makes better decisions than i do 99.5% of that isn't necessarily safer if the other .5% of the time it makes the worst choice possible. For example, every 100th second, the machine makes a hard 90 degree left turn for no apparent reason.

about 3 months ago

Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional

krups gusto Re:Evidence that gun laws don't work in America (934 comments)

I've never understood why we don't ban the manufacter and import of guns and bullets. Seems a simpler way to solve the problem then trying to control who buys them.

about 4 months ago


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