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Your StarCraft II Potential Peaked At Age 24

master_kaos Re:The older I get, the better I once was. (96 comments)

I have a friend who is one of the top players at the local chess club, he says he sometimes finds it harder to play against beginners since they don't actually play with any sort of strategy. It confirms what you are saying -- he doesn't even consider bad moves, so when he is trying to see 2 or 3 moves ahead he never factors in that the beginner would make such a stupid move that it throws off his game completely. He will still whoop the new players ass, but he finds mentally it's a harder game then someone who is just a little below his skill level.

7 hours ago
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Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?

master_kaos Re:How do you do your taxes? (377 comments)

I use both ufile.ca ($10-15) and studiotax (free). I find ufile more user friendly, and you only have to pay if you want to netfile. So what I do is fill out in both ufile and studio tax and make sure the numbers are the same, if not I look to see what I did differently and which one is wrong, once they both add up to the same, I submit through studiotax so I don't have to pay.

yesterday
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Under the Chassis: A Look At Tesla's Battery Shield

master_kaos Re:Was it really Tesla's problem? (152 comments)

It all boils down to $$$, for both the consumer AND manufacturer. I would love a Tesla, problem is, I also don't want to pay 1/3 of the cost of a house to get one. People say they don't build stuff like they used to, which of course is true, you look at a washing machine and there is a whole cockpit worth of buttons on it for options and configurations because people want it. I use the exact same cycle on my washer and dryer no matter what I am doing, the odd time I might use a second. I don't need 30 different cycles. My mom's 30 year old washer had 3 buttons (cold warm hot) and a dial for time, and it still running to this day with only 3 repairs. Of course the thing goes through 10x amount of water as a modern front facing one does. The dryer, also 30 years old (only repaired once), takes twice as long to dry (meaning twice as much electricity).

about a week ago
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How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

master_kaos Re:The less, the better. (237 comments)

On Apps themselves Ill spent about $10-20, IAP however, very little. I have a policy of no IAP of pay-to-win items; only items that actually unlock legitimate extra content (expansion packs, etc)

about a week ago
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Canonical Shutting Down Ubuntu One File Services

master_kaos Re:other suggestions? (161 comments)

I don't know about "Great linux integration" for dropbox, At work we have the business version working on our ubuntu fileserver and we are trying to sync 300k files. (eventually we want to replace this with a VPN but can't at the moment). Linux version crashes at least once a week, we even tried it on another ubuntu box and same issue. We reinstalled our fileserver with windows 7 and it has now been working solid for over a month with no crashes.

about two weeks ago
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Canonical Shutting Down Ubuntu One File Services

master_kaos Re:other suggestions? (161 comments)

I also love dropbox but the space they give you is not enough unless you are willing to pay. I use copy.com which has similar features to dropbox, with way more space. I would use dropbox in a second over copy if they had same amount (or even close to the same amount) of space for free, but since they dont ill stick to copy.

about two weeks ago
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Department of Transportation Makes Rear View Cameras Mandatory

master_kaos Re:What society really needs to do (518 comments)

Canada is even worse. We have winter driving for 3+ months out of the year yet no winter driving tests are mandatory. Fucking ridiculous. So many people don't realize that slamming on your brakes when you are about to lose control on an ice covered road is the WORST thing to do. Not only that but winter tires on sedans/SUVs should be mandatory. I know I'll never own a car again in winter months without winter tires in Canada.

about two weeks ago
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Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

master_kaos Re:What about the alternative virtual coins ? (275 comments)

thanks for dumbing it down. I have always been curious myself, but was always confused because everyone would get in the technical nature of it and go over my head, but assuming your post is accurate I think I finally understand it.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

master_kaos Re:SCREW YOU Palmer, Brendan, John /Oculus Team (535 comments)

oh shut the fuck up. If someone offers you 2 billion dollars would you fucking refuse it? I know I sure as fuck wouldn't. He could personally refund all kickstarter backers 10x the amount they DONATED and still be laughing all the way to the bank, Is he being a sellout? Sure, but who can blame him when 2 billion dollars on the line.

about three weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard?

master_kaos Re:Don't blame others for user error. (394 comments)

I also wear 15 and don't have trouble with summer shoes (in my regular car) but if the tesla is really 1/2 an inch closer I would have trouble in that, and that would be with summer shoes. Size 15 winter boots would be impossible

about three weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard?

master_kaos Re:Don't blame others for user error. (394 comments)

ok, But I wear size 15 shoes, and even in normal cars with regular shoes I sometimes accidentally hit gas when hitting brake (fairly rare though, maybe once a month). I NEVER wear boots specifically because of this reason. If I wore boots I'd have to be extremely careful.

about three weeks ago
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Google Tries To Defuse Glass "Myths"

master_kaos Re:A lense cover (363 comments)

Not to mentiuon, if they have greasy fingers it can be really east to figure out the pattern.

about three weeks ago
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Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables

master_kaos Re:CSS sucks (256 comments)

I love people like this, DONT USE TABLES FOR LAYOUTS!!!! Then guess what, they use a bunch of divs as rows and cols and style it as a table, and say SEE THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER. Ok yet you used so much more css and 20 fucking nested divs to do the same thing

about a month ago
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Google Android Studio Vs. Eclipse: Which Fits Your Needs?

master_kaos Re:IDEA (140 comments)

I have been using PHPStorm for years (from same company as IDEA) so I might be slightly biased, but when I started Android Develpment I used Eclipse for some reason becasue it seemed like the defacto standard for android development. I used it for a month and was incredibly frustrated. Eclipse seemed like something from 10 years ago, not a modern IDE, it was also running incredibly slow on my machine with a project that contained thousands of files. I then switched to Idea Community 12 and was more productive after 3 days than I was with eclipse after a month, although fair enough that my previous experience with PHPStorm helped a lot but even then their ide is simplier yet more powerful than eclipse.

about a month ago
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Kaspersky: Mt. Gox Data Archive Contains Bitcoin-Stealing Malware

master_kaos Re:Really? (169 comments)

Um, actually there has been a problem with bitcoin itself with a forked chain causing double spend issues http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoi...

about a month ago
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Meat Makes Our Planet Thirsty

master_kaos Re:Alfalfa (545 comments)

For the most part sure, but where I live plenty of beef farmers use alfalfa, just not as much/high grade as dairy farmers. I see plenty of hay that have an alfalfa mix for beef cattle.

about a month ago
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The New PHP

master_kaos Re:Too Little, Too Late & MtGox (254 comments)

I agree completely back in the 4.x days, even early 5.x, But since 5.3 I think they are actually starting to develop the language seriously. The main problem is you have a TON of code out there, so you REALLY have to think of the risks, pros, and cons of doing a BC break. Really what they should do is just make version 6 already FIX all of the bullshit in the language and not care about the many many BC breaks. Actively release fixes for 5.x branch for a few years while people transition to the 6.x branch

about a month ago
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Valve Prepping Source 2 Engine For VR

master_kaos Re:Reddit AMA? (49 comments)

Dont worry, it's actually a good thing. The questions and answers REALLY sucked, slashdot saved your time but not reading them

about a month and a half ago

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