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Steam's Most Popular Games

notanalien_justgreen Re:Partial statistics (118 comments)

Agreed. I really like the idea of Steam as well as their customer service and general philosophy. However I dread loading it up on OS X because it's such a bloated piece of shit. I wish you could just shut it down once the game was running.

about 5 months ago

Mars One Studying How To Maintain Communications With Mars 24/7

notanalien_justgreen Re: classy (143 comments)

If you look at his "team", you see half of it is artists and online social media strategists. This company is designed around social media and conning people out of money. Mars is a distraction to them to use to collect gullible people's money.

about 8 months ago

Obama Praises NSA But Promises To Rein It In

notanalien_justgreen Re:Next time.. (306 comments)

They sure did a horrible job against the Boston Bombers. Especially considering the Russian's TOLD US to watch out for them.

about 9 months ago
top More Money For CS Instructors Who Teach More Girls

notanalien_justgreen Re:How can those incentives help? (381 comments)

Stable also means boring, who wants a boring job?

Do people really think like that? Just about everyone I know hates the fact that they have little to no job security.

about 10 months ago
top More Money For CS Instructors Who Teach More Girls

notanalien_justgreen Re:The "man" behind the curtain (381 comments)

I don't really agree with the poster above you, but to state maternity/paternity leave is a 50/50 thing is just nonsense. Paternity leave (at least in the USA) is virtually nonexistent.

about 10 months ago

US Postal Service To Make Sunday Deliveries For Amazon

notanalien_justgreen Re:So Saturday Bad, Sunday Good? (258 comments)

They were going to end Saturday deliver or letters, but not packages. Letters and such are a net loss while delivering packages is profitable.

about 10 months ago

HP CEO Meg Whitman To Employees: No More Telecommuting For You

notanalien_justgreen Re:Open Seating (477 comments)

That sounds utterly horrible. I'm sorry. How can companies operate if they can't even afford enough desks??

about a year ago

Administration Admits Obamacare Website Stinks

notanalien_justgreen Re:What does IT run on .. (516 comments)

On the positive side, some of the state-run Obamacare websites are really nice. Granted they have dramatically lower loads on them, but regardless it feels as easy as shopping on Amazon. I'm not sure why the news journalists aren't talking about them, or interviewing people who used those site successfully.

about a year ago

Administration Admits Obamacare Website Stinks

notanalien_justgreen Re:Computer ? Website ? (516 comments)

There's a phone number you can call too. Don't know if that's operating any better than the website, but it exists...

about a year ago

Scientists Boycott NASA Conference Because of Ban On Chinese Participants

notanalien_justgreen Re: As usual for the media (283 comments)

If memory serves, they passed a law giving Bill Clinton a "line-item veto". This meant he could veto portions of laws and let the rest be passed. However the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional because it essentially gave the president too much power (with some validity in my opinion).

about a year ago

MAVEN Mission To Mars Will Proceed, Despite Shutdown

notanalien_justgreen Re:The Shutdown is a lie (87 comments)

I don't know - I like that there are people inspecting meat for consumption, guarding our borders, designing missions for space travel, researching cures for diseases, enforcing federal laws, coordinating satellite communication and orbits, collect and distribute taxes/refunds, coordinating infrastructure development, social security and medicare, etc. etc. etc.

There's a million things the federal government does that are useful. Yeah, there's some waste in there - but to randomly attack with "two-thirds of the federal govenrment serves no good purpose" is just hyperbole. It only feels that way because the majority of the government is actually still up and running today. I almost wish a real shutdown would happen so people like you would realize how many functions the government really does serve.

about a year ago

Do Comments On Web Pages Ruin Science?

notanalien_justgreen Re:everything in/is moderation (281 comments)

The common man may indeed have a scientifically useful thought to contribute to scientists. However the venue for expressing that thought to scientists is not the forum of a magazine's website. Scientific colloquiums are open to the public and always have QA sessions. Journal articles always have email addresses of the authors. There are many ways to contribute and communicate to/with science, but a comment section is not one of them - no matter how well moderated.

about a year ago

SpaceX Falcon 9 Blasts Off From California

notanalien_justgreen Re:The Manifold Hinderings of Mind (97 comments)

Thank you for pointing this out. People astound me with how ignorant they are of NASA contracts. Private industry has been involved in every NASA project, including the bloated ones that break the budget (LEM, JWST, etc.).

Slashdotters love to drool over SpaceX successes, but just ignore all of Lockheed Martin's bloated contracts. The big step isn't private versus public, it's smart versus dumb.

about a year ago

New Solar Cell Sets Record For Energy Efficiency

notanalien_justgreen Re:The 44.7% efficiency requires 297 suns (165 comments)

It's not really efficiency that determines the profitability of solar cells. It's the ratio of Efficiency / $. These might be the most efficient ever produced, but they're likely substantially more expensive than the 15% variety (i.e. 3x more efficiency at 10x the cost).

about a year ago

What the Insurance Industry Thinks About Climate Change

notanalien_justgreen Re:We have this thing called "competition" (385 comments)

If they lowered their rates just slightly they'd steal customers from higher-charging companies. If climate change didn't occur then they'd win out.

about a year ago

Why Is Microsoft Setting More Money On Fire With Surface 2?

notanalien_justgreen Re:You see this in small businesses (616 comments)

To be fair, the tablet / minimalist laptop is the future of computing for a large segment of society. For microsoft to simply abandon it would be foolish. Yeah, the Surface 1 tanked, but MS has the resources to keep at it until they (hopefully) get it right. I think the Surface needs more than a spec bump, so I'm not sure version 2.0 will do all that well - but I'm always in favor of more competition and more devices - it's good for consumers long term.

Also Apple isn't the sort of company that buys other large companies - would never happen.

about a year ago

Georgia Cop Issues 800 Tickets To Drivers Texting At Red Lights

notanalien_justgreen Re:Red light / green light (1440 comments)

In general I think this cop is an asshat -with one exception. People at the front of the line of a "left-only" lane. Nothing enrages me more than when someone takes 10 seconds to start driving when that left turn green arrow comes up. The thing only lasts ~10 seconds and I can't count the number of times I see only 1 or 2 cars get through it. If you're in front of the line - PAY ATTENTION!

Otherwise regular lights are long enough I don't find it that big a deal if someone slows me up a few seconds.

about a year ago

Georgia Cop Issues 800 Tickets To Drivers Texting At Red Lights

notanalien_justgreen Re:jerk (1440 comments)

So what if I was checking my Garmin GPS for directions. How is that functionally different then checking a phone? Are stand-alone GPS systems now illegal to operate in a car?

about a year ago


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