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The Problem With Congress's Scientific Illiterates

plaukas pyragely Religion is not the only/main reason (509 comments)

You do not have to be religious to say "This will never be profitable. Lets subsidize this good old proven industry which creates jobs and wealth for all of us".

about 5 months ago
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Dried Meat "Resurrects" Lost Species of Whale

plaukas pyragely upside of BETA (87 comments)

I actually read TFA because it's too painful to stay here.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Do Mobile Versions of Websites Suck?

plaukas pyragely some reasons in my company (382 comments)

  1. Stakeholders do not understand KISS.
  2. Good designers that actually think about their design implementation are rare beasts. Most just draw whatever they like visually like.
  3. Again, stakeholders do not understand how responsive design works. They ask different for different things from desktop and mobile sites.
  4. As a result of things I listed above developers maintain two fairly different frontends.
  5. After a while stakeholders forget we have two versions of the website and plan new features with one (desktop or mobile) version in mind. Some developers just send them back to drawing board, some implement whatever they ask and add even more fragmentation.

about 8 months ago
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EU Court Holds News Website Liable For Readers' Comments

plaukas pyragely Re:News sites will stop allowing comments. (246 comments)

No loss? In case of Lithuanian branch it'd be pure win for mental health of the readers. You have no idea how crap it is.

about a year ago
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Avatars Help Schizophrenics Gain Control of Voices In Their Heads

plaukas pyragely Re:Random Synapse Firing (138 comments)

My doctor says it's OK for me to argue with myself as long as I wear a Bluetooth headset.

about a year ago
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Do Developers Need Free Perks To Thrive?

plaukas pyragely Re:Being treated like they matter (524 comments)

Yes, show your developers matter. I didn't realize this until I joined my current workplace. Asking for IDE license? (approx 1/20th of my monthly pay): "We'll look at that". Multiple times. Complaining your machine is crap? (laptop with 4 gigs of ram, maxed out): no reaction at all. Asking HR to purchase bicycle via cycle scheme?: "We'll look at that" (3 months now, not a single step taken). Needless to say I'm looking for a new place.

about a year ago
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Real-Time Gmail Spying a 'Top Priority' For FBI This Year

plaukas pyragely It's about time to email your friends (283 comments)

...about explosive news from Washington. It's going to be a bomb when public knows it!

about a year and a half ago
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State Rep. Says Biking Is Not Earth Friendly Because Breathing Produces CO2

plaukas pyragely Re:RTFA (976 comments)

Yeah, I don't pay road tax via gasoline but that also means I pay a lot less to foreign countries for oil and spend more in local economy. Complaints about cyclists not paying road tax is bullshit.

about a year and a half ago
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Britain Could Switch Off Airport Radar and Release 5G Spectrum

plaukas pyragely Re:Already at 5G? (175 comments)

I bet by the time those new passive radars are rolled out to production you will know 5G very well.

about a year and a half ago
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NASA Says Asteroid Will Buzz Earth Closer Than Many Satellites

plaukas pyragely Re:And the best vantage point.. (225 comments)

while your mom screams at you because you're late for dinner

Fixed that for you.

about a year and a half ago
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French ISP Blocking Web Ads By Default

plaukas pyragely Re:Good. (317 comments)

Until badly implemented ad-blocking proxy messes up websites you browse... I'd say leave it to browser side plugins like Adblock Plus.

about a year and a half ago
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Learn Linux the Hard Way

plaukas pyragely Sooo... (185 comments)

Who will be the first to make a Puppet tutorial running multiple networked Linux instances in your browser?

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Kills a Kickstarter Project - Updated

plaukas pyragely Two words: (471 comments)

Walled garden. That is all.

about a year and a half ago
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DARPA's Headless Robotic Mule Takes Load Off Warfighters

plaukas pyragely Re:Beast of burden (210 comments)

I know it's pricey and not perfect, but some cons of a mule compared to this machine:

  • You can't chuck a mule into storage to wait until it's required
  • You can't ship a mule in a, say, container
  • You can't (at least easily) airdrop a mule
  • You can't temporary hide a mule for couple days in a forest or under snow
  • You cannot remotely controll a mule
  • Mules might have difficulties in staying calm when bullets and bombs start flying arround
  • In case of injury the whole mule must be replaced, no spares

Disclaimer: neither military, nor mule specialist ... Based on very general understandment about military

about a year and a half ago
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30 Days Is Too Long: Animated Rant About Windows 8

plaukas pyragely Re:Unusable? (1110 comments)

Happy user of Lenovo X1. Got it with Windows8 (no other option), played for 4 hours and installed Ubuntu. And since Windows for some reason showed me that there's only 65 gigs of free space left on my shiny new computer with 128Gb(Gib?) SSD I wiped windows cleanly (including recovery partition).

I also got a new Dell workstation at work. Not sure if it was managements fault or there is no choice but it came with Windows8, which was wiped immediately. Got it on VirtualBox now for IE testing which is about 1hr/month. I'm not sure if many of those millions had a choice.

about a year and a half ago
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UK Government Changes Tack and Demands Default Porn Block

plaukas pyragely Let me guess... (163 comments)

After this is introduced other so called "questionable content" websites will slowly start appearing in the blacklist. Want to know more about drugs / safety / etc? Too bad, you're too young to know anything and have an opinion.

about a year and a half ago

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