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EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

oldhack Why not? (34 comments)

Why not 257%?

1 hour ago
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Microsoft, Ask.com, Oracle Latest To Be Sued Over No-Poach Deal

oldhack Scale (47 comments)

This should be a trillion dollar suit.

2 days ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

oldhack Re:"Reasonable" my ass (688 comments)

And bogus FTDI marking on the package.

2 days ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

oldhack Re:"Reasonable" my ass (688 comments)

It's their damn driver for their own damn chip. Don't like it? Use something else.

2 days ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

oldhack Re:"Reasonable" my ass (688 comments)

Transfer my ass. Don't use their driver if you don't want it.

3 days ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

oldhack "Reasonable" my ass (688 comments)

"A reasonable company would go after the manufacturers of fake chips, not the consumers who are most likely unaware they have a fake chip."

You go try to chase down random Chinese outfits pumping out fake chips.

3 days ago
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Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

oldhack Pseudoscience Lunacy (366 comments)

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

about two weeks 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 three 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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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