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Ask Slashdot: Resources For Kids Who Want To Make Games?

kuzb It isn't what you think it is. (120 comments)

Most people want to write software, or play the guitar, or build a house.

That is, until they see it requires years of learning and practice to do it well.

2 days ago
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Investigation: Apple Failing To Protect Chinese Factory Workers

kuzb Re:Does Samsung or Google have any influence? (193 comments)

If the article was about any of those companies I'd be decrying their actions too. Apple tried to make us believe they we going to do better and I think many of us believed that. They lied.

2 days ago
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Investigation: Apple Failing To Protect Chinese Factory Workers

kuzb Re:Why Apple? (193 comments)

Because Apple made a statement that they would not do business with companies that acted like this, and yet, here they are doing business with companies who act like this.

To think Apple has no influence in this situation is absurd.

3 days ago
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Marissa Mayer's Reinvention of Yahoo! Stumbles

kuzb Re:Respect for Trying! (222 comments)

She's worth 300 million. What exactly is she putting on the line again? If every single one of her enterprises failed tomorrow, she'd still be set for several lifetimes. Her risk is exactly zero.

3 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

kuzb Re:Tired of this shit (447 comments)

Black people are the most guilty when it comes to keeping racism alive. Many of the rest of us have already moved past trivial things like skin color.

5 days ago
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Apple and Samsung Already Working On A9 Processor

kuzb Made in America... (114 comments)

...by a bunch of cheap H1B's

about a week ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

kuzb Re:How to stop it? Just stop it. (515 comments)

...and then they take it anyway.

If they don't care about the rules then, what makes you think saying no is going to stop them?

about two weeks ago
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Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

kuzb Re:Make it convenient for me and I will pay (251 comments)

> and the cost

This is really the issue. What they sell a season of a TV show for seems disproportionate to its actual value.

about two weeks ago
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Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

kuzb Re:Censorship (251 comments)

The pirate bay censors people all the time in its own comment system. They then distribute large amounts of malware and virus laden torrents around with no regard to the people who use them. To say they're about censorship protection is a laughable joke.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

kuzb Re:Counterpoint (415 comments)

I'm fine with that, but ask for money when you ship an update of consequence. Don't nickel and dime me every month for the sake of doing it. I'm not paying for you to fix product defects that shouldn't have been there on release.

about two weeks ago
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Why Elon Musk's Batteries Frighten Electric Companies

kuzb Bullshit shock and awe article (461 comments)

This is just sensationalist chickbait bullsiht. The electric companies are in no danger at all.

about two weeks ago
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Pizza Hut Tests New "Subconscious Menu" That Reads Your Mind

kuzb Dumb idea (186 comments)

Sometimes I'm just reading the menu. Tracking what I look at or how long I'm looking at it isn't representative of my decision making process.

about three weeks ago
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Ben Harris Shows off the Electric Vehicle Challenge Simulator (Video)

kuzb Re:It's not a someday thing... (37 comments)

No, it's definitely both. Cost is of course the larger of the two, but range anxiety is a real thing. Not to mention, the infrastructure to gas up and go in just about any direction exists, but the ability to charge up in any given direction is fairly limited.

Now, you say it's enough range to cover 95% of a person's driving needs - but it's that 5% that becomes massively inconvenient. So what are people supposed to do? Buy an electric car and a gas car? That's just as expensive as buying the $60k tesla in the first place. Before the EV really takes root, it can't just supplement our personal transport needs, it needs to be able to step in and do it all.

about three weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

kuzb Re:explain? (647 comments)

It sucks being late to the party, thanks for helping a guy out.

I really like how you approached the question objectively, giving some reasoning from all sides without decrying any single side as necessarily wrong.

about three weeks ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

kuzb Re:Ignored? (574 comments)

>The tools are around us, but for obvious reasons no one is investing in them

Just because you think the reasons are obvious, doesn't mean they are. The bottom line remains - if you take from somewhere, you lose from somewhere else.

about three weeks ago
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Ben Harris Shows off the Electric Vehicle Challenge Simulator (Video)

kuzb It's not a someday thing... (37 comments)

...it's a fuck-no thing. I've seen the "conversions" people are doing. You're likely to wind up dead driving one of those things.

EVs aren't going mainstream until auto manufacturers make them both affordable and able to travel the same range as a gas vehicle in the same sentence. It's nice that there are $60k+ vehicles out there that can go the distance, but it winds up just being a novelty for people with a lot of money.

about three weeks ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

kuzb Re:sigh (574 comments)

Literally and figuratively since his expertise isn't in AI.

about three weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

kuzb explain? (647 comments)

I don't suppose someone has a good article or explanation about why the entire systemd thing is a hot issue in the first place?

about three weeks ago

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