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One In Five Developers Now Works On IoT Projects

liquidpele Re:FUCK YOU WHAT THE FUCK IS IOT (251 comments)

I just assumed they did that on purpose so that you'd click the link to see what it meant, i.e. probably a paid-for article... so I googled it instead out of spite.

2 days ago
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One In Five Developers Now Works On IoT Projects

liquidpele Re:What's more irritating? (251 comments)

One dude took my whole set of code and rewrote it.

Ah...that guy. Every office has that guy. I hate that guy.

2 days ago
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Brain Implants Get Brainier

liquidpele Re:Entering? Cyborgs? (49 comments)

But this is a pacemaker.... in the brain! Cue the patents!

Seriously though, my mother just had similar done for tremors, these "brain pacemaker" procedures are actually pretty routine now.

2 days ago
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YouTube Ditches Flash For HTML5 Video By Default

liquidpele Re:Adobe (224 comments)

Of course they have, Flash has been in maintenance mode for years now... the biggest clue was back when they officially said they wouldn't support flash on android anymore. http://www.digitaltrends.com/m...

3 days ago
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OpenSSL Patches Eight New Vulnerabilities

liquidpele Re:What? (79 comments)

The problem is that it's not just eyeballs that are needed, it's *professional* eyeballs... i.e. people that can actually look at the code and spot issues. That level of programmer isn't all that common, especially for software as complicated as most security software is.

about three weeks ago
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Anonymous Declares War Over Charlie Hebdo Attack

liquidpele Re: never understood this cyberwar thing (509 comments)

Your'e right, they should attack whatever causes the most harm. Next up, Anonymous declares ware on heart disease!

about three weeks ago
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LAPD Orders Body Cams That Will Start Recording When Police Use Tasers

liquidpele why start after the fact? (219 comments)

They should do what traffic cams do and keep a constant feed that overwrites itself, then if it triggers that it needs to keep the recording it has the last 30 seconds already. Seems stupid to start recording after they're already suing a taser...

about three weeks ago
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Bill Gates Endorses Water From Human Waste

liquidpele Re:olib (245 comments)

Ugh, you didn't even quote it right. "and OK for you".

about three weeks ago
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The Open Office Is Destroying the Workplace

liquidpele Re:Totally Agree (420 comments)

I do this when I go on vacation... no email or internet or anything. It's funny how you'll be off the grid for 2 weeks, and when you come back you didn't miss a damn thing :p

about 1 month ago
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2 Futures Can Explain Time's Mysterious Past

liquidpele Re:Arrow of Time (107 comments)

IIRC those were explaining why the universe was filled with matter and not antimatter, what's the relation to time?

about 2 months ago
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Node.js Forked By Top Contributors

liquidpele Re:Effort dilution (254 comments)

Also lets keep in mind that when McDonalds started out, they cut their fries and grilled the patties right there. They only started going frozen as they grew larger in order to maintain consistency instead of freshness. Hell, if you go to a McDonalds in some countries, the food is quite good due to more competition over quality instead of speed.

about 2 months ago
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Why Elon Musk's Batteries Frighten Electric Companies

liquidpele Re: Are they really that scared? (461 comments)

That seems very pessimistic. Laws requiring electricity are typically to force a minimum standard of living, and pushing power to the grid is a matter of complexity and annoyance rather than greed.

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

liquidpele Re:The Same Game (454 comments)

Nope, I live there. Turns out that most people are entitled sons of bitches and didn't want to do hard manual labor outside all day for minimum wage. People would rather take unemployment benefits.

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

liquidpele Re:Number of interviews... (454 comments)

I honestly don't think salaries are out of line. Tech workers should make less than management, they have a smaller scope of responsibility.

Managers having a larger "scope of work" is weasel wording because their work is entirely different and not comparable. That, and Managers are almost *never* held accountable when things go wrong unless it's such a bad fuckup that a scapegoat is needed. If a project doesn't ship on time or bugs end up in production, it's always seen as engineering's or QA's fault, the not the manager.

about 2 months ago
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The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

liquidpele Re:There's a clue shortage on the hirEE side (574 comments)

Well... good candidates don't interview much because they get hired (often through connections) and stay with jobs they like... so most interviews are with people who interview constantly because they never get hired and/or don't stay employed long.

about 3 months ago
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IBM Pays GlobalFoundries $1.5 Billion To Shed Its Chip Division

liquidpele so... (84 comments)

does IBM actually do anything anymore?

about 3 months ago
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Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

liquidpele Re:No mention on capacity though (395 comments)

If only there was some way to stick more than one contact in the same connector...

about 4 months ago
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Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

liquidpele Re: Preventable (421 comments)

I think he was referring to it actually being air borne... ala Hot Zone but still deadly.

about 4 months ago

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free will, or predefined future

liquidpele liquidpele writes  |  more than 11 years ago Ok, so I've been thinking on whether or not we really have free will. Granted we can choose to do this or that, but one can argue that at the end of they day, all the things we did and choices we made were predefined.

Lets say you have a choice of a red or blue pill. Say you take the red one. It can be argued that was meant to be, and the probability that you would have taken the blue pill was zero.

Now suppose you could see the future, and saw that if you took the blue pill, life would suck, so you actively choose to take the red pill because the outcome would be benificial to you. Take that further and just suppose you could make all your choices by your actual preference of the future.

How can you predict the future? It would take an unreal amount of thought/computational power, but you could model the universe down to every atom and run a simulation, or at least a scaled down version of this. But what if there are other beings that can predict the future? it them becomes unpredictable!

Furthermore, if nothing can predict the future, then we have free will, because nothing can effect your choices by their preference. If they were to act on their preferences, you would be effected (assuming you have contact with them) and hence no more free will.

I think that it begins to boils down to this:
We have free will assuming that nothing can predict the future, or it chooses not to excercise that gift.

Assuming we have free will, that makes any predictions by God impossible, else he has chosen not to excercise his ability. Not trying to go all religous here, as I am not very, but it makes you wonder. What this means is that there are no miracles or interactions will god anymore, or at least they are very limited, or else we don't have completely free will because God would guide us.

Do you prefere something guides you in your choices? Many would say yes, but many would also say no. So does God only effect those who seek him first, because effecting others would be taking some of their free will? I guess when you accept God, you are forfitting some of your free will in order to have his guidance, assuming that he acts on his abilities at all.



I'm at work, and MAN AM I BORED!

Thoughts? anyone? eh?

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