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For Some Would-Be Google Glass Buyers and Devs, Delays May Mean Giving Up

pete6677 Re:Early adopters (154 comments)

Pay no mind to Oligonicella, he's just a raving asshole. All of his posts are very similarly sarcastic and condescending.

about two weeks ago
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Former Police Officer Indicted For Teaching How To Pass a Polygraph Test

pete6677 Re:First Post (328 comments)

Sure you can. "Officer, those aren't my drugs". Ever heard of someone being prosecuted for saying this? We would need a full-time "liar's court" to prosecute all the liars.

False reporting is a crime, as in completely falsifying a police report.

The FBI however has much more prosecution power in this regard. They typically throw this charge at someone they would like to indict but don't have anything else on them.

about two weeks ago
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Codecademy's ReSkillUSA: Gestation Period For New Developers Is 3 Months

pete6677 Re:This just proves... (173 comments)

If by meaningful testing you mean "runs on my machine in ideal conditions" then yes, they do meaningful testing.

about three weeks ago
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Silicon Valley Swings To Republicans

pete6677 Re:This is great news! (485 comments)

When did Obama ever attempt to work with Republicans on anything?

about three weeks ago
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Ferguson No-Fly Zone Revealed As Anti-Media Tactic

pete6677 Re:What a surprise (not) (265 comments)

If anything, Ferguson authorities were not nearly harsh enough in their response. How long did the riots go on, and how many innocent people lost property and/or were assaulted? How many business owners lost their livelihood? What should the police have done, just pulled out altogether? Actually yes, that is what they should have done. Let the animals have Ferguson; just keep them out of the surrounding areas.

about three weeks ago
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Ferguson No-Fly Zone Revealed As Anti-Media Tactic

pete6677 Re:What a surprise (not) (265 comments)

Going for a cop's gun is not anyone's definition of surrendering.

about three weeks ago
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JavaScript and the Netflix User Interface

pete6677 Re:Netflix DNA (195 comments)

Why do hipster designers insist on dumbing down the entire internet by removing useful features and replacing them with worthless JavaScript pages?

about a month ago
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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

pete6677 Re: Ok, but (580 comments)

Yeah right. They are looking for only one answer, and if you want to stay married long you had better answer correctly.

about a month and a half ago
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Now That It's Private, Dell Targets High-End PCs, Tablets

pete6677 Re:Mind boggling (167 comments)

Wall Street only wants aggressive growth. All growth is good, more growth is better. So what if it's not sustainable long-term?

Companies are pressured to cut costs to the bone in order to post double-digit profit growth every year. Capital expenditures are discouraged, since they take away from EPS. Enormous executive compensation is perfectly OK, as are share buybacks, but don't dare invest that money in R&D.

Once the company becomes unsustainable and that aggressive growth catches up to it, losses mount. Wall Street insiders saw this coming already and shorted the shares. The stock price takes a big dive, resulting in mass layoffs and resignations of anyone with talent. The now destroyed company is either taken private or massively restructured, often nearing bankruptcy.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

pete6677 Re:Grow up ... and learn about Engineering (275 comments)

That's how virtually all development was done circa 2004. Maximum complexity was encouraged "so we don't ever have to change anything".

about 2 months ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

pete6677 Re: Seems reasonable (462 comments)

Back in the 80s it was decided by the U.S. courts that the constitution does not matter when it comes to the War on Drugs. Any law enforcement action that would otherwise be unconstitutional is O.K. in the name of the War on Drugs. Sure, this isn't precisely what the rulings stated, but it's what was strongly implied. For example, the 4th amendment does not apply if you are pulled over in a motor vehicle.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Robotics or Electronic Kits For Wounded Veterans?

pete6677 Re: Solution looking for a problem (115 comments)

Your remind me of those cowards spitting on soldiers returning from Vietnam. I bet you'd never have the balls to say any of this to an actual soldier.

about 3 months ago
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Responding to Celeb Photo Leaks, Reddit Scotches "Fappening" Subreddit

pete6677 Re: Bah humbug censorship (307 comments)

Actually I got quite a rise out of you, douchbag. Anyone can be anything they want on the internet, hence you are not from New York. Well, an upstate suburb perhaps.

about 3 months ago
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Responding to Celeb Photo Leaks, Reddit Scotches "Fappening" Subreddit

pete6677 Re:Bah humbug censorship (307 comments)

It is YOU who grew up in a lilly white suburb. All you know about minorities was spoonfed to you by liberal publications. You likely rebelled against your conservative parents and embraced all things liberal. I on the other hand grew up in numerous different places, and know that reality is often not politically correct.

about 3 months ago
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IT Job Hiring Slumps

pete6677 Re:Innovation on hold (250 comments)

Be honest, have you ever actually hired someone that you found via your ATS? Nobody has.

about 3 months ago
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Responding to Celeb Photo Leaks, Reddit Scotches "Fappening" Subreddit

pete6677 Re:Bah humbug censorship (307 comments)

It's called being a realist, you moron. Reality isn't always pretty, or politically correct.

about 3 months ago
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New US Airstrikes In Iraq Intended to Protect Important Dam

pete6677 Re:news for nerds? (215 comments)

Too bad the European pussies won't take care of any of the atrocities occurring right in their back yards, making America be the World Police by default. Europe had better be concerned about the spread of the plague of Islamism, since it's coming right into their countries.

about 3 months ago

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