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Sony To Make Movie of Edward Snowden Story

neonmonk Hmm (107 comments)

Seems a bit premature. What makes them think the Snowden story is over? ...or are they hoping for sequels?

about 2 months ago
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Australia OKs Dumping Dredge Waste In Barrier Reef

neonmonk Re:Apology (277 comments)

My comment didn't happen in a vacuum, it's a reply. Read the reply, get the context. Idiot.

about 6 months ago
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Australia OKs Dumping Dredge Waste In Barrier Reef

neonmonk Re:Apology (277 comments)

*didn't* vote for.

If you voted for Tony Abbott you neglected to do any research at all into the man. You failed your due diligence as a member of a democracy.

about 6 months ago
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20,000 Customers Have Pre-Ordered Over $2,000,000 of Soylent

neonmonk Re:"post-food consumers" (543 comments)

You don't have to replace your entire diet with Soylent.

about 6 months ago
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How a MacBook Camera Can Spy Without Lighting Up

neonmonk Re:Firmware (371 comments)

Haha, Apple closing a security bug before it's been broadcast all over the internet, for months. Good one. You should write for Leno.

about 7 months ago
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FCC To Consider Cellphone Use On Planes

neonmonk Re:Bus (183 comments)

Yes it is.

about 8 months ago
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Amazon Jumps Into Desktop Virtualization With "WorkSpaces"

neonmonk Re:so unbelievably stupid (92 comments)

All nonsense. While I'm no fan of "desktop in the cloud" - anyone that uses RDP regularly knows that responsiveness is not that much of a problem anymore. As long as Amazon throws enough network & hardware resources at this it'll work fine. The real question is whether it's economical.

about 8 months ago
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Motorola's "Project Ara" Will Allow Users To Customize Their Smartphones

neonmonk Re:Not that new (112 comments)

Learn to read before spouting off nonsense.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: As a Programmer/Geek, Should I Learn Business?

neonmonk Re:Business is an instinctive art (167 comments)

"No one can tell you when the price will go up, or if the commodity will crash." - this is not business. This is futures speculation.
"No one can explain to you why (before launch) a product gonna sell like hot cakes." - this is not business. This is product speculation. Something that journalists do. Companies create products that there is market demand for. They know there's market demand because there's already competition out there. Most of the time they do not become market leaders.

Business is about networking. It's about making deals with people and creating relationships with the right people. Clients, suppliers, employees.

Good leadership absolutely can be taught. This is why having a mentor is absolutely necessary in the world of business. The mistake people make is focusing their learning on their weaknesses. You should focus your learning on your strengths and hire people that complement your weaknesses.

Jobs was great at contract negotiation, as he was a narcissistic sociopath that could deify or bully anyone he pleased at any time without remorse. He got his own way more often than not. He was ruthless & unforgiving in "maintaining perfection" with the products & ideas he took on. And he fucked up many times. The Next Cube. Pushing Pixar to be a hardware company. The Apple Lisa. Macintosh TV. The Apple III. The Powermac g4 cube.

Steve Jobs was ruthless & lucky, and like all deified CEOs, stood on the shoulders of giants. Where would Mr Jobs be without Steve Wozniak? Where would Jobs be if Apple didn't have the pulling power needed to employ the best & brightest? You would never have heard of him.

about 9 months ago
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No Love From Ars For Samsung's New Smart Watch

neonmonk Re:Wearable computing... (236 comments)

It's a shame that it's really ugly.

about 10 months ago
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No Love From Ars For Samsung's New Smart Watch

neonmonk Re:What if Apple.. (236 comments)

It's still enough to create rumour & conjecture. Thereby making AC's comments false.

about 10 months ago
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Will Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Stay With MySQL?

neonmonk Forked It (245 comments)

I'd be really surprised if these companies haven't actually forked MySQL and are maintaining their own internal version.

about 10 months ago
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Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?

neonmonk Re:This Article Is Incorrect. (1293 comments)

Their side isn't science. Teach it in religious studies. Is that really so difficult to understand?

about 10 months ago
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Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?

neonmonk Re:What's everyone afraid of? (1293 comments)

Intelligent Design is not science. It's not a theory. It's a hypothesis at best, and even that's pushing it. It's unfalsifiable. It should be taught in religious studies. Presenting it as science to school children as if it's a real alternative theory to evolution is the problem. It's not a scientific theory. There is no debate in the scientific world. Evolution is a theory in the same way that gravity is.

about 10 months ago
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Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?

neonmonk Re:More importantly (1293 comments)

Sex is for procreation not recreation! Sinner!

about 10 months ago
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Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?

neonmonk Threatening The Emotional Crutch of Idiots (1293 comments)

Fundamentalist Christians. Seriously, this is not in need of a deep philosophical examination. Those that follow stone age mysticism get upset when science threatens & exposes their religious insecurities. When there's a lot of them, they will use legal means to enforce their superstitions. Like Texas.

about 10 months ago
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Did Apple Make a Mistake By Releasing Two New iPhones?

neonmonk Re:Two new iPhones? (348 comments)

Wrong. What Apple had in 2007 was EASY & SLICK. Which no one, especially not BlackBerry, had.

Funnily enough, when you combine polish & ease of use, people love your product.

I'm definitely an Android kind of guy, but if you can't appreciate what Apple pulled off with the iPhone, then you're a fucking moron.

about 10 months ago
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How To Turn Your Pile of Code Into an Open Source Project

neonmonk Re:Approachable download for the way! (176 comments)

I disagree. I am someone that could easily become a contributor, but that's not my original intention. My original intention is to use some software. If I have to compile it then I'll most likely move on.

If your intention is provide some useful code to other developers then it's fine. If it's because you think your software is good for users then have binaries available.

about 10 months ago
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Android 4.4 Named 'KitKat'

neonmonk Re:Meh (247 comments)

Imagine if a malicious attacker hijacked Microsoft's update server! Or Apple's update server! Imagine if a malicious attacker got control of the moon base!

Baseless fear mongering.

about a year ago

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Blaise Aguera y Arcas: Shows Off Photosynth Demo

neonmonk neonmonk writes  |  more than 6 years ago

neonmonk writes "
Using photos of oft-snapped subjects (like Notre Dame) scraped from around the Web, Photosynth (based on Seadragon technology) creates breathtaking multidimensional spaces with zoom and navigation features that outstrip all expectation. Its architect, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, shows it off in this standing-ovation demo. Curious about that speck in corner? Dive into a freefall and watch as the speck becomes a gargoyle. With an unpleasant grimace. And an ant-sized chip in its lower left molar. "Perhaps the most amazing demo I've seen this year," wrote Ethan Zuckerman, after TED2007. Indeed, Photosynth might utterly transform the way we manipulate and experience digital images.
Is Microsoft finally doing something which may well be scaring Google?"

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