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The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

kuzb Re:Be Gentle With Him (341 comments)

Anyone who sits down and decides to write his own OS from scratch deserves a lot of credit - regardless of the motivation. People really underestimate how much work it is.

7 hours ago
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Here's What Your Car Could Look Like In 2030

kuzb Re:Huh? (137 comments)

Given how awful a lot of people are at driving, do you really want them in the sky too?

9 hours ago
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

kuzb Spinning storage is king... (307 comments)

...as long as high capacity SSDs keep costing as much as an entire computer.

10 hours ago
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Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

kuzb and... (184 comments)

...nothing of value was lost.

13 hours ago
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Here's What Your Car Could Look Like In 2030

kuzb and this is why... (137 comments)

...I have nothing but contempt for design firms that don't house even one real engineer.

yesterday
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Multiple Manufacturers Push Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars, But Can They Catch Tesla?

kuzb Re:I don't think hydrogen makes sense (277 comments)

"Battery prices are falling just due to small incremental improvements plus scaling"

You don't see any reduction in price for current consumer EVs, so the consumer doesn't actually win.

yesterday
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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

kuzb Re:Let's do the math (287 comments)

There is no real evidence to support an infinite amount of mass. So your "math" has no relevance.

Of course, when dealing with 100 billion galaxies, 1 in 10 is still really good odds.

yesterday
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Intel Planning Thumb-Sized PCs For Next Year

kuzb This only works if... (101 comments)

...you guys stop designing the worlds worst interfaces for things. DO NOT HIRE ENGINEERS TO DESIGN THE UIs. It's important. Really.

5 days ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

kuzb So what you're saying is... (554 comments)

...it would have been ok if Barbie had 2 women to write the code for her?

5 days ago
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The Disgruntled Guys Who Babysit Our Aging Nuclear Missiles

kuzb Non-story (176 comments)

This same thing gets reported every single year. We all know nuclear weapons will never get used, but we can't get rid of them because it would then make us seem weak. Like it or not, this is the only thing standing between us and another large scale war.

about two weeks ago
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Canadian Police Recommend Ending Anonymity On the Internet

kuzb ROFL (231 comments)

Yeah, good luck with that one, RCMP! it's like law enforcement lives inside of it's own little reality distortion bubble.

about two weeks ago
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Is a Free Man Again

kuzb Re: Concern for high values? (356 comments)

1) He's not a victim. He's a convicted criminal.

2) It's not abuse, any more than making your kid eat his broccoli is abuse. Not liking specific food you could eat just fine something isn't grounds for special treatment.

3) If you intentionally starve yourself the only person you're hurting is you.

about two weeks ago
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Is a Free Man Again

kuzb Re:No accommodation at all? Just asking. (356 comments)

Cry me a fucking river. You're in prison, not the Hilton. Unless there's a medical reason to treat you differently you shouldn't be treated differently. He lost weight because he wasn't eating, not because the meals didn't contain sufficient nutrients to sustain him. It's his own damn fault.

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla Launches Browser Built For Developers

kuzb bad idea. (74 comments)

It's imperative that when I develop, that I'm developing and testing using the same browser an end user will have. Introducing differences where you have a developer and a non-developer browser is a bad idea.

about two weeks ago
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Zuckerberg: Most of Facebook Will Be Video Within Five Years

kuzb No. (206 comments)

I find it increasingly more and more difficult to take Zuckerberg seriously.

about three weeks ago
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Users Can't Distinguish Scams From Facebook's Features

kuzb The easiest way to win... (116 comments)

...is not to play. You don't need facebook as much as you think you do, and the 500 people in your friends list are not really your friends.

about three weeks ago
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WireLurker Mac OS X Malware Found, Shut Down

kuzb No. (59 comments)

This is not the same as preventing the vulnerability. It's just taking away the control center. it does not prevent someone from doing it again in the future so stop thinking you're safe because you run a Mac.

about three weeks ago
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EFF Begins a Campaign For Secure and Usable Cryptography

kuzb Campaign? (96 comments)

Why exactly does the EFF need to "campaign" for this? Does it not contain programmers good enough to just do it?

about three weeks ago
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Space Tourism Isn't Worth Dying For

kuzb Good job wired! (594 comments)

You've managed to miss the point yet again, wired.

First off, test pilots take risks - they know the risks. They know them intimately. Death is always a real possibility with an experimental aircraft. Accidents happen, but I'm sure nobody there was saying "hey wouldn't it be cool if it crashed and everyone DIED?". This op-ed piece is written by a complete douche. Obviously commercial passenger space flight is going to start ridiculously expensive and be out of the reach of joe sixpack - but that's how everything starts. At one point, only the super rich could afford cars, now everyone's got one. We probably won't see affordable trips to space in our lifetime, but maybe my kid will. Or their kid after that. What I do know is that if nobody starts trying to do it, it will never happen.

Since you can't just buy a ticket to go to space at any price, it IS attempting to pushing boundaries - even if they're not the boundaries he'd like to be pushed.

about three weeks ago
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

kuzb Re:Actually, no ... (669 comments)

>The theory of evolution, as a scientific theory, mandates that living organisms develop through a process of natural selection

No it doesn't. It only says that natural selection is one possible mechanism by which an evolutionary path is decided. We engage in artificial selection all the time and there's nothing natural about it.

about a month ago

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