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Now That It's Private, Dell Targets High-End PCs, Tablets

nickittynickname Re:Mind boggling (167 comments)

They can be more competitive in that they can compete where they want to compete, not where shareholders force them to compete.

about a week ago
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eBay Redirect Attack Puts Buyers' Credentials At Risk

nickittynickname Re:NoScript (37 comments)

I have problems all the time with the ebay site. A lot of there javascript is broken anyways. (I'll click on place bid an nothing happens.) You would probably end up with a better experience. Although I do use greese/tamper monkey to get the price of shipping to show on the listing.

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla Doubles Down on JPEG Encoding with mozjpeg 2.0

nickittynickname Re:Hard to get excited. (129 comments)

You know facebook owns instagram right?

about 3 months ago
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Climate Change Skeptic Group Must Pay Damages To UVA, Michael Mann

nickittynickname Re:"Thus ends "Climategate." Hopefully." (497 comments)

"They fund a whole series of institutions doing science trolling." What institutions? What evidence is there the Koch brothers are involved? You give one example of a group that you say got shut down. Thats not the "huge grants for disproving or challenging anything related to AGW" that you said there were.

about 3 months ago
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Climate Change Skeptic Group Must Pay Damages To UVA, Michael Mann

nickittynickname Re:"Thus ends "Climategate." Hopefully." (497 comments)

I see people say this all the time. Some mysterious group is willing to pay for skeptic research. I've never seen any evidence of this. Can you post a link to something substantial.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

nickittynickname Re:Uh, sure.. (359 comments)

Funny, it took me a while to realize you're being sarcastic. I was thinking psychoanalyst was the name of some new fangled tool.

about 3 months ago
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NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

nickittynickname Re:Let them drink! (532 comments)

I guess you're right. At the vary least you get a free screening. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E.... It looks a little foggy as to what exactly is emergency care. It sounds like as long as you say you're in pain it's considered an emergency.

about 3 months ago
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NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

nickittynickname Re:Let them drink! (532 comments)

A hospitality room is a hastily spelled hospital room - go to one some time, there filled with poor people with minor illnesses (colds, flues, things like that) because the hospital emergency room is required to treat people if they can pay or not. Your right that eating habits arn't limited to the poor, he is saying that poor eating habits are more common in lower class. They are generally less educated, including education on nutrition, and are more likely to buy cheaper and less nutritional meals. What he is saying is not wrong nor being a "nazi". http://www.gallup.com/poll/163...

about 3 months ago
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Teacher Tenure Laws Ruled Unconstitutional In California

nickittynickname Re:You make it... (519 comments)

Great points. Also, look at every other post where teacher's complain about pay. They always talk about being overworked and working in illegal conditions - no lunch, no breaks, working over 60+ hours a week. Has tenure helped them, apparently not.

about 4 months ago
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Teacher Tenure Laws Ruled Unconstitutional In California

nickittynickname Re:You make it... (519 comments)

1) The abuses go both ways. That's why the need for tenure is in question in the first place. At every place I ever worked, even though it's at will employment, management made sure to have a good case together before letting anyone go out of fear of any litigation. Through the court system there is some level of protection if rights are being violated.

2) You second statement can be said for anything. "The long history of [insert whatever you want here] abuse definitely shows some sort of protection is needed."

about 4 months ago
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Chelsea Clinton At NCWIT: More PE, Less Zuckerberg

nickittynickname Re:Wait... (255 comments)

This is my anecdotal experience with a company that built a software product. The majority of engineers were men. The product owners (those that had final say) were not engineers but business majors. They had more influence as to the product result than the engineering team did. Just because engineering isn't 50/50 doesn't mean that women are not adding to technology development.

about 4 months ago
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Airbus E-Fan Electric Aircraft Makes First Flight

nickittynickname Re:Flight time 1 hour (160 comments)

That's still a good amount of time to be useful for things like island hopping.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Beginner To Intermediate Programming Projects?

nickittynickname Re:Don't overlook the easy (172 comments)

I agree. When I started off I did two things wrong that ended costing me a lot of experience. I didn't start off simple enough, and I didn't seek help when I really needed it. You need experience planning your program and going large at all will make planning difficult. If you do a larger project break it out into smaller projects, proof of concept each feature separately. When you feel you have a grasp on the pieces then try to put it together. You will find things you thought were simple take a long time.

about 5 months ago
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Figuring Out the iPad's Place

nickittynickname Re:Market saturation (333 comments)

I thought when I was at the apple store it was higher. Guess I was wrong. Thanks pointing out. $100 for a $10 - $20 battery is still crazy expensive. The idea remains. Replacing the battery replacement cost is 20% of the device. This makes for a strong motivator to buy the latest and greatest. Going elsewhere isn't for the average consumer. They don't want to think about it or take risk and a non-apple repair facility.

about 4 months ago
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Figuring Out the iPad's Place

nickittynickname Re:Market saturation (333 comments)

There is, it's why you have to pay a $150 service charge to replace the battery. The planned obsolescence is the lifespan of the battery. Which should be around 2 - 3 years.

about 4 months ago
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60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

nickittynickname Re:Top Gear was worse. (544 comments)

Yes. The same one, and at the end they said they got threatened to be sued for using the wrong year in a classified ad. It was like they were trying to hit every american stereotype.

about 6 months ago
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60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

nickittynickname Re:Top Gear was worse. (544 comments)

That episode, and the the episode where they were trying to buy a car for like $500 in Florida are the episodes that made me stop watching. After watching those two I couldn't trust anything they said anymore and ruined ruined the experience. It was like Bear Grylls getting caught in a hotel on a shoot.

about 6 months ago
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More Than 1 In 4 Car Crashes Involve Cellphone Use

nickittynickname Re:Another amazing fact: (367 comments)

They need to compare it to how often drivers use their phone in their car. I know the first thing I do on my commute is make calls. I'm not very social but it wouldn't take much for me to be using the phone 25% of the time while I'm driving.

about 6 months ago
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Facebook Introduces Hack: Statically Typed PHP

nickittynickname Re:English? (230 comments)

Also, you must have spent no time using C. In C you know exactly what you're working with. It's a simple model where you're working closer to physical memory. PHP likes to "magic" everything. The only thing C like about it is how you call functions, and even with that, you had to add headers to get any functionality, so you still knew where things were coming from. With PHP you have a vast library of functions on the global scope.

about 6 months ago
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Facebook Introduces Hack: Statically Typed PHP

nickittynickname Re:English? (230 comments)

Yes, your correct. PHP is the only language anyone written anything worth while in and programmers that think about what they write before they write it are worthless. Thanks for your insight. BTW, I'm sure Zuck and gang cursed PHP and its authors a million times while writing code.

about 6 months ago

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