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Two Changes To Quirky Could Change The World

leppi Re:That's it. I quit. (103 comments)

Same. I'm removing this from my Reader/whatever-is-replacing-reader feeds. I may come back if someone sends me a link, but I'm not reading it for news anymore.

about a year and a half ago
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Statistics Key To Success In Run-and-Gun Basketball

leppi Re:How about an article on make-up, for the ladies (97 comments)

They don't want us either

More seriously. I've always thought sports were fun. Big games with lots of rules that let you get exercise at the same time. I've never understood it why "nerds" profess to hate it so much. Most nerds like video games - those "don't matter" either.

about 2 years ago
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USPTO Head: Current Patent Litigation Is 'Reasonable'

leppi Re:Can we have a little less bias in the summaries (153 comments)

Ya, annoys me too. Slashdot isn't the worst, but for as long as it's been around, you would hope editors would clean it up before putting things up on the front page. (they already do clean a lot of stuff up).

To be fair though, if he changes "laughable" to "Interesting", I think it's fine. The thing about the lawyers didn't seem too bad. Lawyer jokes are pretty standard fair even at reputable news sites.

about 2 years ago
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CyanogenMod Domain Hijacked

leppi Re:Wait. Oh my god. (143 comments)

I'm not confident in my pronunciation. I usually slur it all together like when I pronounce worcestershire.

about 2 years ago
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Why Ultrabooks Are Falling Well Short of Intel's Targets

leppi Re:Price. (513 comments)

Agreed. They are competing in a market where apple is established and is about a 1:1 equal on price. Sure you have differences (more and less value on just specs, which is hard to believe, usually other vendors kill Apple on price/performance), but the build quality, resale value and hardware quality of apple is already known (and is pretty good) for 4 years now. The non-mac ultrabook price needs to come way down, quite honestly.

about 2 years ago
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Glenn Beck Reports CIA Plot Between Embassy Killing and Something Awful

leppi Re:Glenn Beck is a fucking moron. (413 comments)

You realize that when you speak like this about a person, you become that which you claim to hate (I guess you would claim to hate Glenn Beck, I don't know). That doesn't bother you at all?

I know the AC title is all about saying some kind of explitive joined with a derogatory ad hominem. But, This is EXACLTY the type of thing he would say about someone else! It's not productive. It just clouds your judgement and only speaks to people who only think like you do.

I know it's slashdot, I know "someone on the internet is wrong". But This was modded "Insightful". Really?

about 2 years ago
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Lingering Questions On the Extent of the Adobe Hack

leppi Re:Why the fuck (97 comments)

OK, that wasn't really helpful... I'd delete it if I could. My point is: If we can't trust each other as an employee and employer (espeically in the world of software development, where you have really smart, creative people in the job), I will find a way to screw you and you will find a way to screw me. That sucks. I'd rather work for a company that trusts and respects its developers and puts in reasonable (relative term I know) limits to protect against mistakes.

Making it so I'm working at a dumb terminal to code is not a reasonable limit.

about 2 years ago
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Lingering Questions On the Extent of the Adobe Hack

leppi Re:Why the fuck (97 comments)

Cubicle prison is Hyperbole.

Sorry, I just don't buy into the "the only way to guarantee software developers don't screw up is to lock down every single thing they do". I've worekd there. Bosses that monitor every URL visited by their employees, Companies that don't trust their developers to work, and instead make them fill out time cards for every 15 mintues spent on a task throughout the day (not for billing purposes), Internet firewalls that only let through a whitelist of sites, Full Disk Encryption on Desktop PCs so that build times go up by 4x but we can check the box with some IT blowhard, IT departments that control every single piece of software that goes on your computer, Threats of firing unless you comply with some silly IT regulation (really, you threaten to FIRE HIGHLY PAYED EMPLOYEES as a matter of general procedure??). Man, the list goes on and sounds whiny, I guess. But it sucks, it's an awful atmosphere to work in.

If I'm going to write software for you for a living, there is a better way. It's called trust. There are plenty of companies that trust their employees. Sometimes thieves steal things. No IT policy prevents it 100%, But draconian IT policies do prevent talented people from working at their companies. Some safeguards are good, not all.

The OP (AC) said "would you have ANY machine with access to the source code, connected in any way whatsoever to the outside world?". I would not work at that company. If I can't get to the internet while I work (and access the source code), I won't work for you. Call that entitled, call it childish, but I call it normal business in 2012. Software developers have options, and I bet if you have that culture at your company, they don't want to work for you and do it *only* because they are stuck there, or aren't good enough/motivated enough to find something better. (I'm speaking to the general you, not you specifically EDIII).

about 2 years ago
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Lingering Questions On the Extent of the Adobe Hack

leppi Re:Why the fuck (97 comments)

Sense of entitlement... haha. Employees wanting to enjoy their jobs is entitlement now. Good job AC. Maybe the 1080s would have been a better time for you to be a "boss".

about 2 years ago
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Lingering Questions On the Extent of the Adobe Hack

leppi Re:Why the fuck (97 comments)

So people can code without sitting in their cubicle prison? Also, if you act like its still 1980, people will work around it (d/l the source to their laptop), or you will get employees that suck and hate their jobs (government contractors).

about 2 years ago
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Appeals Court Caves To TSA Over Nude Body Scanners

leppi Re:List of Airports to Avoid (169 comments)

It's a TSA regulation (and other governments have similar authorities). The airports and airlines don't have say about where the scanners are placed. If you search google you will find a list of airports, but they are probably out of date (idk?).

That said: you can opt out and get a pat-down, just like you would at the smaller airport. Just do that?

about 2 years ago
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Light Bulb Ban Produces Hoarding In EU, FUD In U.S.

leppi Re:All Edison's fault (1080 comments)

*your* electric bill/taxes should be everyone's electric bill/taxes. The vast majority don't take advantage of the credits, but pay for them anyway.

about 2 years ago
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Is the Can Worse Than the Soda?

leppi Re:We already know soda drinkers are fat (388 comments)

Well, "be just fine" is relative I think. That is a ton of sugar, like 7-8 times the US recommended limit. Horrible for your teeth, contains no nutritional value, other than hydration, robs you of opportunities to eat foods that are actually good for you. So you consume 800 calories of pure sugar a day, that would either make you fat, or eliminate 800 other calories from your diet. which is a lot!!! like as much as a big steak.

Depending on your gender it is around half of your recommended healthy intake (even for active individuals).

more than 2 years ago
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Are SSDs Finally Worth the Money?

leppi Re:OP obviously has not used an SSD before... (405 comments)

Best investment/upgrade to a consumer device under medium and larger workloads, maybe once you get above 1GB of memory. And it's not even close. Benchmarks don't do the change in speed justice. All operations on the laptop feel 2x, maybe 3x faster. Some faster than that. You are replacing a link in your computer that was the weakest by 2-3 orders of magnitude. It's no wonder it is such a dramatic improvement.

more than 2 years ago
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Would You Pay an Internet Broadband Tax?

leppi Re:No (601 comments)

They have internet access at the library here in the US. Free. I don't live in europe, so I don't know about there. Maybe in the future, I would see internet as vital as electricity, and thus something the government should admin, but not now. (my opinion of course).

more than 2 years ago
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BBC Delivered 2.8PB On Busiest Olympics Day, Reaching 700Gb/s As Wiggo Won Gold

leppi Re:A fraction of what it could have been (96 comments)

So maybe stop complaining about television and how much television costs to other countries, and just stop watching it. It does suck a lot. But your responses are downvoted for a reason. They sounds very whiney.

more than 2 years ago
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Google's Self-Driving Cars: 300,000 Miles Logged, Not a Single Accident

leppi Re:But god help you... (465 comments)

You know, I agree with you, it's a good point.

However, I also think people can be swayed by statistics (true or not). Put in front of them the human or financial savings (backed by the right industry experts and politicians/celebrities), and it will get support. My opinion of course.

I could even see Google teaming with an insurance company to certify reduced insurance rates with this system, maybe discounts on cars (see the cash for clunkers program). Maybe even guaranteeing no accidents or your car purchase is discounted, as long as you agree to submit full logs of an accident back to them (to prove it was an avoidable accident).

People are scared of change, but they also *really* like money. Which Google has a lot of.

more than 2 years ago
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ISPs Lie About Broadband "Up To" Speeds

leppi Awful Headline/Summary, Great Story (547 comments)

This headline and summary are horribly written. I'm not an English major by any stretch of the imagination, but even I can pick out a loser when I see it. It's misleading, factually inaccurate, and leads to a number of useless comments like "UHHH, DUH? Who Thought that up to 10Mbit meant 10Mbit? Are they stupid? Not a story!". The article clearly states in the first freaking paragraph that this isn't news to hardcore nerds, but *is* news to the unwashed masses. Take a look at the difference a headline makes:

    Ars: Your fears confirmed: "up to" broadband speeds are bogus

    Slahdot: ISPs Lie About Broadband "Up To" Speeds

I'll leave analysis of the fugly summary as an exercise to the reader. Slashdot editors really need to clean things up. It happens multiple times per day, is frustrating, and really dumbs down the comments. It's not youtube yet, but it's close.

...Officially added to the noise

more than 4 years ago
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EyeDriver Lets Drivers Steer Car With Their Eyes

leppi Re:Never understood eye control (166 comments)

I've always wanted focus-follows-eyes as an option in X. Sort of like focus-follows-mouse, but without me having to move the mouse.

Of course, having never used it (cuz it doesn't exist), I can't say if I'd like it or not.

more than 4 years ago
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DNA Differences Observed Between Blood and Organs

leppi Re:I'm sorry but Idiocracy is for idiots (85 comments)

Why is this rated a troll?? Are the producers of Idiocracy mods now? The post was well thought out and reasoned. quite the opposite of "troll"-like.

more than 5 years ago

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Nvidia Doubles Linux Driver Performance, Slips Steam Release date

leppi leppi writes  |  about 2 years ago

leppi (207894) writes "Nvidia has announced the steam beta for linux should be out today. They also annouced an increase in performance thanks to Valve and other partner contributions to the driver.

Nvidia said “Steam gaming platform that officially opened to gamers today” while announcing new Linux-optimised version of the R310 drivers for its GeForce graphics chips, including the new GTX 600 series. According to the chip maker, the drivers “double the performance and dramatically reduce game loading times” of Linux games — at least if a test comparing the new code with version 304.51 while running Valve’s Left 4 Dead 2 beta is anything to go by.

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Microsoft Dance Routine at NDC Oslo Offends Many

leppi leppi writes  |  more than 2 years ago

leppi (207894) writes "Microsoft seems to be trying to top their sweat stained embarrassments of the past. Their latest is a rather tasteless promotion of their Azure cloud services at the Norwegien Developers Conference 2012. If you can suffer through the dancing girls and the awkward dance-techno-rap-hip-hop mess of a song, it gets worse. The lyrics at one point mention "The words MICRO and SOFT don't apply to my P****S", further demonstrating how clueless the software giant is about it's target audience and what decade it is — or maybe it was just a failed attempt to be ironic. Either way, the crowd at the event didn't appear to be impressed (you can hear some light boos as the video cuts away), and the internets have been flinging some harsh words in the aftermath."
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leppi leppi writes  |  more than 7 years ago

leppi (207894) writes "Japanese isn't the only language barrier Apple's decided to cross with its "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" ads. Those UKians love their "shenanigans and tomfoolery" just as much as the next guy, and Apple has hired the Peep Show's Mitchell and Webb to do the honors as PC and Mac, respectively."

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