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The Ethical Dilemmas Today's Programmers Face

marcgvky Re:Ethics v. Morals (175 comments)

The moral man knows the difference between right and wrong; the ethical man does the right thing, even when nobody is looking.

2 days ago
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The Ethical Dilemmas Today's Programmers Face

marcgvky What we need is Guild-style unions (175 comments)

Where the guild has a code.... I don't promote a mafia-style-teamsters thing. But a strong union of folks where your peers will be "influenced" to support ethical behavior. Let's face it, most U.S. citizens have too much to lose (mortgage, marriage, kids, debt) that won't ALLOW them to speak up.

2 days ago
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Reinventing the Axe

marcgvky Re:weird axe (214 comments)

Totally agree. Good luck splitting red oak with that...

2 days ago
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Apache OpenOffice Reaches 100 Million Downloads. Now What?

marcgvky Had more to do with killing Acrobat (285 comments)

IMHO, Microsoft's motivation for adopting an open document format was possibly more about killing Adobe Acrobat, than maintaining compatibility with a competitive (zero-cost) product.. by adopting an open format, MS was able to throw cold water on one of Adobe Acrobat's major value propositions.... just like HTML5 has done / will do to Flash. Agree or Disagree?

about a week ago
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UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

marcgvky Re:Nuclear is obvious, an energy surplus is desire (432 comments)

Anonymous coward, you are sooooooo wrong. How many deaths are projected for the next 10 years, by the WHO? Go back and hide under your rock.

about two weeks ago
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UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

marcgvky Build Gen4+ Nulcear Plants Exclusively (432 comments)

I am really proud of Bill Gates putting his money where his mouth is, with his investment in Thorium burners.

Overall, nuclear is a huge opportunity to safely service base and peak loads. This should always be combined with renewables and sustainables. The NRC-lefties need to be given direct guidance from the Executive, or they will never issue any new permits. Also, the DoE needs to quit wasting my money on fail-solar companies and build huge-super-safe-gen-4+ nuclear reactors EVERYWHERE!

Start in my back yard, please. Seriously.

about two weeks ago
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Vermont Nuclear Plant Seeks Decommission But Lacks Funds

marcgvky Wow, Vermont anti-nuclear, shocking (179 comments)

If they don't want carbon-zero power, then pay the price to pull the fuel element and let them cool for 30 years. Then transport them to New Mexico. This is the price of green stupidity.

about three weeks ago
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NASA Can't Ethically Send Astronauts On One-Way Missions To Deep Space

marcgvky Re:Ethical is irrelevant. (402 comments)

Bump Darth Muffin. The U.S. government does plenty of "unethical" things, like exposing military personnel to nuclear detonations without their full consent.

about three weeks ago
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Senate Report Says CIA Misled Government About Interrogation Methods

marcgvky Re:WaPo still won't use word "torture" (207 comments)

Oh, I forgot to mention Monsanto and corn syrup.... losers!

about three weeks ago
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Senate Report Says CIA Misled Government About Interrogation Methods

marcgvky Re:WaPo still won't use word "torture" (207 comments)

You children don't know what torture really is. Read about how our soldiers where treated in North Korea or North Vietnam. How the captured Soviets were treated in Afghanistan. How North Korea or the old Soviet Union treated dissidents.... Grow up hipsters and hippies. It's a bad, mean old world out there.

about three weeks ago
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Senate Report Says CIA Misled Government About Interrogation Methods

marcgvky Re:WaPo still won't use word "torture" (207 comments)

OMG seriously.... take some more acid and get more paranoid...

about three weeks ago
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Senate Report Says CIA Misled Government About Interrogation Methods

marcgvky Re:So Arrest Them (207 comments)

"Obvious"... omg coolaid drinker. You have no idea about what your speak.

You want better results? Hold "politicians" accountable for the act of entities over which they have oversight... then these people might act as if they are/were accountable. Otherwise these "hearings" are nothing more than a PR opportunity.

about three weeks ago
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Famous Paintings Help Study the Earth's Past Atmosphere

marcgvky Re:Enough with the Climate Change Articles Slashdo (126 comments)

Ummm Patent Lover, please uninstall your browser. I was using "logic", something the apparently eludes you. How did your comment score get so high? Oh that's because Slashdot reviewers are mind-numbed liberal zombies.

about three weeks ago
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Famous Paintings Help Study the Earth's Past Atmosphere

marcgvky Re:Enough with the Climate Change Articles Slashdo (126 comments)

"The overwhelming consensus" is blather, my uneducated friend. The "overwhelming consensus" is simply mass faith based on myth. Getting a group of people to believe in a myth is easy. The fact that billions of people believe in God or Allah, doesn't make "god" or "allah" anymore tangible and provable... it just makes billions of people terribly misinformed, but "faithful" people. Not unlike you.

The fact that you must resort to ad-hominem attacks directed at people that disagree with you, only further reinforces my central thesis; that it's impossible to differentiate man-made climate change (if it exists) from any normal cyclical event.

Now go away, or I shall taunt you a second time, you silly wiper of other peoples bottoms. *raspberry sounds*

about three weeks ago
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Famous Paintings Help Study the Earth's Past Atmosphere

marcgvky Re:Clutching at straws (126 comments)

Starting to like Immermans tone. Yes, I was referring to journals. And a proposition is not a proven fact, by definition.

Since the tone of this conversation has shifted to one of debate (which is welcomed), most of the science that has been published is NOT repeatable, due to two factors: 1) to the confidence intervals when taken in 2) combination with the way the study data must be flogged and contorted, in order to produce a reasonably acceptable CI. This fact is never in dispute, even with most frequently cited authors. Ergo, extrapolating or deriving a clear and repeatable conclusion is theoretically impossible.

One of my early mentors once said, "If you torture the numbers and cohorts enough, they will say anything that you want them to say." Climate change "science" falls into this category, until you can make a model that anyone can observe and test and say, "yep, that's it."

about three weeks ago
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Famous Paintings Help Study the Earth's Past Atmosphere

marcgvky Re:Enough with the Climate Change Articles Slashdo (126 comments)

I am happy to have my views and data tested and confirmed by others, are you? You post is laughable. Go get into your Prius, drive to Whole Foods and buy some free-range-non-GMO-fair-trade-organic food that only elitists can afford...

about three weeks ago
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Famous Paintings Help Study the Earth's Past Atmosphere

marcgvky "Climate Change" has become modern myth (126 comments)

John Christy, Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, who has written: “I’m sure the majority (but not all) of my IPCC colleagues cringe when I say this, but I see neither the developing catastrophe nor the smoking gun proving that human activity is to blame for most of the warming we see.”

about three weeks ago
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Famous Paintings Help Study the Earth's Past Atmosphere

marcgvky Re:Clutching at straws (126 comments)

No, it's not settled. If you actually READ the literature with an honest mind, you would see that there is no proof that we are having a major influence on any part of things. "Climate Change" is the new socialist religion.... you can't really prove it using scientific method, ergo it's more of a faith than a science.

about three weeks ago

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American Physical Society may be turning away from Climate Change mythology

marcgvky marcgvky writes  |  about three weeks ago

marcgvky (949079) writes "It would appear that the American Physical Society is attempting to reach an honest scientific balance via the appointment three renowned scientist to their Public Relations board; all of whom are outspoken critics of climate change absolutist faith. One recent appointee, John Christy (Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville) has written: “I’m sure the majority (but not all) of my IPCC colleagues cringe when I say this, but I see neither the developing catastrophe nor the smoking gun proving that human activity is to blame for most of the warming we see.”

I will be shocked if my post appears on the main board for Slashdot. I want people whom claim to be strong minded academics to spend a moment of introspection, today; belief in forces that cannot be explained, observed, and tested to be empirically true is, by definition, faith. Do you have faith? Or have you read the journals and come to an honest conclusion, using your own intellect? Most people are just attempting to appear savvy and hip.

Blind faith often leads to deep disservice to humanity and damage to humans. Bet that readers will agree with the previous statement, but will struggle with everything else, herein. That's called dissonance. Enjoy your introspection moment."

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Solopower pushes production facility to short-notice Auction: Solyndra 2.0

marcgvky marcgvky writes  |  about 2 months ago

marcgvky (949079) writes "Solopower received lot of government-backed loans from the same DoE program as the infamous Solyndra. They announced their launch, at about the same time that Solyndra's epic fail become the top news story in the U.S. Now, it appears that their San Jose, CA is now on the auction-block, as part of a (super) short-notice sale. Why does the DoE have such broad discretion with taxpayer money, such that they can act as a foolish venture capitalist... with no accountability for 100's of billions of dollars lost? I want that job!!"
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Home Button fails on Apple devices running iOS 6.0.x

marcgvky marcgvky writes  |  about a year ago

marcgvky writes "Unfortunately, it also came with a serious flaw in the OS/Software; the home button would not function in certain (necessary) scenarios. A little research on the Apple User Forums reveals an avalanche of similar issues from users of iPads and iPods. Some where upgraders, while many were New In Box folks (like me).
The only common theme is that users are running Apple iOS 6.0.x. While impossible to discern the root cause of the home button fail, one might speculate that this is an issue in iOS as it relates to capturing the button-press event and how the OS handles that event (i.e. to which program(s) do I communicate/raise that event).
This could be pretty darn embarrassing for the iOS team, if it turns out NOT to be a hardware issue and this bug made it into the iOS release build. Just saying :-) If it turns out to be a hardware issue, my apologies to the iOS team..... and please flog the hardware Q/A folks ;)"

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"girlfirend" for $75K per year as my concubine, totally wrong?

marcgvky marcgvky writes  |  about two weeks ago

Based on my current income and utter lack of interest in the cult of hetero marriage, is it so bad that I would offer an exceptionally attractive woman a retainer salary and 401k for providing me with my nerdy and co-beneficial physical needs? I mean seriously, cant we just be best friends with benefits and make those benefits realistic, given our current economy?

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