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Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

oldhack Pseudoscience Lunacy (362 comments)

Quantifying something as dubious as IQ ... and then linking to genes ... makes astrology look respectable.

4 days ago
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AT&T To Repay $80 Million In Shady Phone Bill Charges

oldhack Jail time for corporate officers (61 comments)

Send them to fed for couple months at least. The fine is not even a slap on the wrist. What's the point?

about two weeks ago
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Is an Octopus Too Smart For Us To Eat?

oldhack Arbitrary (481 comments)

If we stop eating octopus because they are smart, should we eat dumb humans?

about two weeks ago
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Why the Z-80's Data Pins Are Scrambled

oldhack Re:6502 to Z80 work per clock ratio (167 comments)

Another issue with Z80/8080 instruction set, if I remember correctly, is that they are not orthogonal in regards to the registers. Some opcodes only work with registers B and C, others only with D and E, and so forth.

The ugliness of x86 instruction set has a long root.

about three weeks ago
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Why the Z-80's Data Pins Are Scrambled

oldhack Re:C=128 (167 comments)

Speed of Z80 at 4Mhz was comparable to that of 65xx at 1Mhz - many of Z80 instructions took more cycles to execute than those of 65xx. Sort of CISC-vs.-RISC before the phrase/concepts were invented.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Reporting Still Relevant?

oldhack Re:No Worky (179 comments)

Mod this up. Your clients wants nicely edited and formatted reports that they can simply open and read - it saves them time. That's what they pay you for.

about three weeks ago
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Why India's Mars Probe Was So Cheap

oldhack Re:Way to compare apples to light bulbs (200 comments)

So... what you are saying, if I'm getting you right, is that Indian mission sent a Tata Nano to Mars, whereas NASA sent a Chevy Suburban...?

about three weeks ago
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Assembling a Micro-scale Biochemistry Lab Like Snapping LEGOs Together

oldhack Re:Hey, NERDS! (26 comments)

Don't know. Don't have ipad/phone. Go and have a look. If it sucks, tell'em. At least they TRY.

about a month ago
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Assembling a Micro-scale Biochemistry Lab Like Snapping LEGOs Together

oldhack Hey, NERDS! (26 comments)

If you think slashdot has sunk beyond repair, go over to SoylentNews.org and help them grow.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Kills Off Its Trustworthy Computing Group

oldhack Askslashdot (99 comments)

Fuck you dice and your bogus planted "stories". That's my answer.

about a month ago
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Brian Stevens Resigns As Red Hat CTO

oldhack Yo (39 comments)

How about you give me a reason to bite your click bait.

about 2 months ago
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The Grumpy Programmer has Advice for Young Computer Workers (Video)

oldhack Speaking as a grumpy (120 comments)

I'm one of these grumpies. Some of what I had to say may be useful to the wet-behind-the-year dopes. Not likely, though, because, back when I was at their age, I didn't listen to the old geezers, and that both helped me as well as screwed me.

So, given the rapid speed of change in the landscape of IT industry, I have to wonder how relevant our experiences and lessons would be to the young'uns.

about 2 months ago
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Apple's App Store Needs a Radical Revamp; How Would You Go About It?

oldhack Nerval's Lobster (249 comments)

Nerval's Lobster needs to die. How would you go about killing this fuck?

about 2 months ago
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Wiring Programmers To Prevent Buggy Code

oldhack Low-hanging fruit (116 comments)

Taze him when perl interpreter starts.

about 2 months ago
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Brookings Study Calls Solar, Wind Power the Most Expensive Fossil Alternatives

oldhack Funny money (409 comments)

"$400,000 worth of carbon emissions", it says. What, monopoly money?

about 2 months ago
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Judge Rejects $324.5 Million Settlement For Tech Workers, Argues For More

oldhack Re:as one of the effected people (268 comments)

Lying prick. You can help by returning your portion of money back.

about 2 months ago
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AMD Launches New Higher-End Kaveri APUs A10-7800 and A6-7400K

oldhack Re:Naming Conventions (117 comments)

And throw the loads of marketing drones out of work? Actually, sounds pretty good.

about 3 months ago

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