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Anthropomorphism and Object Oriented Programming

nuonguy Re:Encapsulation (303 comments)

This deserves to upvoted 100 times. Since the changes went into effect I haven't had mod points at all. I had mod point almost every day before the changes went into effect.

The programmer who's only ever coded in Java or only in C++ might be a bit like the "man of one book". All the claimed benefits of OOP (enapsulation, data hiding, etc) were around as practices long before Java styled OOP became so popular.

The parent might be well served by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O... .

about a month ago

Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

nuonguy Re:Established science CANNOT BE QUESTIONED! (719 comments)

Are you talking about http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R... ?

If so, you are invalidating what seems to be your point. He may well be right that our models are inadequate. If his models ever turn out to be better than the ones everyone else uses, your would-be point still would not be demonstrated at all.

Keep posting anonymously though. You don't want to be hounded everywhere else like you're being hounded here on /. for your unique and brilliant insights that nobody else understands, man.

BTW, you're not a skeptic if you're simply passing around the copypasta you get from infowars.

about a month and a half ago

OpenStack Juno Released

nuonguy tl;dr software for building clouds (20 comments)

Fine, I'll paste the link and summary you care about:


OpenStack Juno, the tenth release of the open source software for building public, private, and hybrid clouds has 342 new features to support software development, big data analysis and application infrastructure at scale. The OpenStack community continues to attract the best developers and experts in their disciplines with 1,419 individuals employed by more than 133 organizations contributing to the Juno release.

Everything else is up to you now. Upvotes, please. :-)

about 3 months ago

New DNA Analysis On Old Blood Pegs Aaron Kosminski As Jack the Ripper

nuonguy Re:Mitochondrial DNA? (135 comments)

I appreciate the sentiment, but try googling it! The only reason to not google was rushing to get 'frist post'.

about 5 months ago

Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

nuonguy Reviews are lame (181 comments)

They run the same benchmarks. It's a lot of copypasta from Intel's marketing material. Boring. How many enthusiasts are helped by a photo of the chip with the cores labelled?

From the reviews I could not figure out whether vPro or the virtualisation bits were turned on.

vPro: no
VT-x: yes
VT-d: yes

Source: http://ark.intel.com/products/...

about 5 months ago

Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

nuonguy Re:Apparently the trolls are out here, too (1262 comments)

Please, let's not do that. The world needs to see that they're out there.

They prove her point like few other posts have. I thought she was totally vindicated when a post says that she 'insulted a whole gender'.

For a brief second, I thought that maybe posts that identify with her tormentors could _almost_ be taken as sarcasm. Instead, the anonymous posts convinced me that should probably did get death threats. She was not exaggerating.

It reminded me of the cartoon where the angry islamists are rioting and looting when one turns to the other and says "no doubt the media will find a way to make us look bad." Can't find it now.

about 5 months ago

Solid State Drives Break the 50 Cents Per GiB Barrier, OCZ ARC 100 Launched

nuonguy Re:Cheaper drives (183 comments)

Doesn't Apple say they use 'enterprise grade' drives? Those aren't the same drives you buy from the shelf at Fry's or the daily sale at Newegg.

I don't know if it's true or if that would justify the high prices if true. For that matter, I don't even know what would practically makes an 'enterprise grade' drive. High MTBF? Longer Warranty?

about 6 months ago

U-2 Caused Widespread Shutdown of US Flights Out of LAX

nuonguy Re:This is a problem now? (128 comments)

You might be talking about this copypasta:

Boy, I thought, the Beechcraft really must think he is dazzling his Cessna brethren. Then out of the blue, a navy F-18 pilot out of NAS Lemoore came up on frequency. You knew right away it was a Navy jock because he sounded very cool on the radios. “Center, Dusty 52 ground speed check.” Before Center could reply, I'm thinking to myself, hey, Dusty 52 has a ground speed indicator in that million-dollar cockpit, so why is he asking Center for a read-out? Then I got it, ol' Dusty here is making sure that every bug smasher from Mount Whitney to the Mojave knows what true speed is. He's the fastest dude in the valley today, and he just wants everyone to know how much fun he is having in his new Hornet. And the reply, always with that same, calm, voice, with more distinct alliteration than emotion: “Dusty 52, Center, we have you at 620 on the ground.”

And I thought to myself, is this a ripe situation, or what? As my hand instinctively reached for the mic button, I had to remind myself that Walt was in control of the radios. Still, I thought, it must be done - in mere seconds we'll be out of the sector and the opportunity will be lost. That Hornet must die, and die now. I thought about all of our Sim training and how important it was that we developed well as a crew and knew that to jump in on the radios now would destroy the integrity of all that we had worked toward becoming. I was torn. Somewhere, 13 miles above Arizona, there was a pilot screaming inside his space helmet. Then, I heard it - the click of the mic button from the back seat. That was the very moment that I knew Walter and I had become a crew. Very professionally, and with no emotion, Walter spoke: “Los Angeles Center, Aspen 20, can you give us a ground speed check?” There was no hesitation, and the replay came as if was an everyday request. “Aspen 20, I show you at one thousand eight hundred and forty-two knots, across the ground.”

I think it was the forty-two knots that I liked the best, so accurate and proud was Center to deliver that information without hesitation, and you just knew he was smiling. But the precise point at which I knew that Walt and I were going to be really good friends for a long time was when he keyed the mic once again to say, in his most fighter-pilot-like voice: “Ah, Center, much thanks, we're showing closer to nineteen hundred on the money.” For a moment Walter was a god. And we finally heard a little crack in the armor of the Houston Center voice, when L.A. came back with, “Roger that Aspen. Your equipment is probably more accurate than ours. You boys have a good one.”

It all had lasted for just moments, but in that short, memorable sprint across the southwest, the Navy had been flamed, all mortal airplanes on freq were forced to bow before the King of Speed, and more importantly, Walter and I had crossed the threshold of being a crew. A fine day's work. We never heard another transmission on that frequency all the way to the coast. For just one day, it truly was fun being the fastest guys out there.

From here and here.

about 9 months ago

Intel Releases $99 'MinnowBoard Max,' an Open-Source Single-Board Computer

nuonguy Re:Interesting timing... (97 comments)


Someone ought to post this announcement to slashdot. I wonder if it's something slashdot might cover. :-)

about 10 months ago

Jesse Jackson To Take On Silicon Valley's Lack of Diversity

nuonguy Re:Fuck that guy. (397 comments)

You know what would be cool? Some "facts" of your own you could share with us. How about +5,Interesting worth of facts? Would that be appropriate on a "news for nerds" site?

Even for those of use who are not fans of Jackson nor on his side on any issues, we might be more easily persuaded with actual citations than vague references to "facts".

about 10 months ago

Senator Accuses CIA of Snooping On Intelligence Committee Computers

nuonguy Re:Sure, I'm the idiot (242 comments)

For the record, I'm not american, so I can't vote but I imagine I might support just about any other candidate except her based solely on her position on NSA spying up to now.

You, however, haven't said anything except that you hate her. Your vitriol is rated at 5,Insightful. I see no justification for that except from people living inside the same media bubble as you. Maybe you could post something insightful or informative such as positions she's taken or legislation she's voted on.

How can I tell the difference between you and some right wing crazy that thinks that hurricanes are caused by gay marriage?

Forget it, just keep ranting about how stupid and how much of an asshole she is, that's good for karma.

about a year ago

Low-Protein Diet May Extend Lifespan

nuonguy Re:Atkin's Diet (459 comments)

Thank you.

One of my favourite things is being told what the Atkins diet is by people who haven't read the book but might have observed someone eating pork rinds for lunch who is "doing atkins."

In his book Atkins urges readers to eat their vegetables with a emphasis on leafy greens. If you don't know that then either read his book for yourself or go back to watching the big bang theory and leave me alone.

As to Atkins' death, LMGTFY: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=atkins+de...

about a year ago

Analyst Calls Russian Teen Author of Target Malware

nuonguy Re:What we should do (107 comments)

Even though what this AC said isn't very helpful, it expresses frustration with what happened. I think it deserves a better response.

Lots of posts here say we should punish the malware author very severely. I say punish him like a small town vandal. Give him a talking to, maybe make him give up his earnings, tell his parents, and then leave him alone.

You're missing the actual criminals here:
1. The people who installed this malware.
2. The people who sold the credit card records.
These guys deserve the full brunt of the law for damages done.

But even those guys don't deserve the strongest of punishment. The harshest criminal proceedings should be meted out to the CIO and CEO of Target (and Needless Markup et al :-). They should be held criminally liable for not securing customer credit card information. Surely with the myriad of laws that congress has passed there has to be some law or statute around storage and transmission of financial records that would stick. Sadly I feel like I'm deluding myself with that hope.

I imagine even one single CIO going to jail or merely facing a judge during criminal proceedings would make a much bigger change in how financial information is treated by officers of companies in the US.

This situation avoidable. We have technology that mitigates these risks enormously. What keeps theft of credit card information from ending is that the people who make decisions don't need to care. Make that change and the network effects might do the rest.

1 year,12 days

Whatever Happened To Sanford "Spamford" Wallace?

nuonguy Re:Why isn't he in jail? (45 comments)

Who is the slow learner here, him or the legal system that failed at prosecuting him? He recognised a (criminal) opportunity before everyone else and has the wits to stay out of jail. Crime doesn't pay unless you do it well.

about a year ago

Torvalds: Free OS X Is No Threat To Linux

nuonguy Re:the second dose is free (314 comments)

Go ahead and hate on the mac and mac users all you want, just come out and say it. Justifying it is not necessary. It's easy to demonstrate what you say is not true. You don't need to pretend to be rational about it.

about a year ago

Probe of Einstein's Brain Reveals Clues To His Genius

nuonguy Re:Yet Another Einstein Article (195 comments)

I don't accept your premise, but even if I did, your line of reasoning doesn't work. It sounds something like this:

"There are two explanations for our existence: 1) My ignorant portrayal of science I learned in church 2) God; you cannot show me that missing link, therefore god did it."

about a year ago

Charles Carreon Finally Surrenders To the Oatmeal

nuonguy Re:Quite the Buddhist there... (173 comments)

I imagine that you might get along with Otto as you're hostility to the facts seems to match Otto's. :-)

about a year ago

Pwnie Awards 2013 Winners: Barnaby Jack, Edward Snowden, Hakin9, Evad3rs

nuonguy Browser pwnage competition? (41 comments)

Is this not the conference where they held a bake off to see which browsers and platforms withstood hacking attempts? I can't find any updates on their site about that.

about a year and a half ago

New Study Fails To Show That Violent Video Games Diminish Prosocial Behavior

nuonguy Re:cowboys and indians (113 comments)

Watch a lot of fox news, do you?

Just because a couple of idiots in some school district did something dumb doesn't make it an epidemic. And just because the tv shows you watch hype the crap out of these stories all day long doesn't make it an epidemic either.

Don't believe the fear-mongering.

about a year and a half ago


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