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Is LTO Tape On Its Way Out?

praxis Re:Shyeah, right. (272 comments)

Indeed. People cringe when you archive data on consumer DVD-Rs, for example.

yesterday
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Is LTO Tape On Its Way Out?

praxis Re:Shyeah, right. (272 comments)

Most people seem to have a definition of archival that's different than yours?

yesterday
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

praxis Re:Did at least one black vote not to indict? (1082 comments)

If I'd been in that jury room, I wouldn't have let that cop get away with it, if I had probable cause.

I am plenty white, and the assertion that I am unable to listen to evidence and come to an impartial decision is ridiculous.

I do not know who made this assertion but it does not seem ridiculous since just a few sentences above you seem to have already have a partial opinion before having heard all of the evidence presented to the jury.

2 days ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

praxis Re:Well Duh (429 comments)

No one I know in my industry in the United States has two weeks of vacation. Three and four are the most common, with some long-term company-people getting five.

2 days ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

praxis Re:So close, so far (555 comments)

I was not trying to be pedantic. In fact, the ratio itself is not relevant. If someone says X% of a population does Y but I don't do Y then why should I be offended, they weren't calling me out for doing Y.

2 days ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

praxis Re:I bet Amazon would love to hire more women. (495 comments)

There are more gender issues than pay parity. My comment was in fact about a totally different and unrelated issue to pay parity. The fact that he felt the need to justify why he was not the breadwinner points to the issue of society assuming a male in a relationship be a breadwinner (regardless of what desires each partner has for their life).

2 days ago
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Microsoft Rolls Out Robot Security Guards

praxis Re:Please put down your weapon (140 comments)

10 seconds to comply...
8 seconds to comply...
9 seconds to comply...
8 seconds to comply...
4 seconds to comply...
4 seconds to comply...
6 seconds to comply...
1 second to comply...

(Their estimated time to completion was coded by Microsoft).

about a week ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

praxis Re:I bet Amazon would love to hire more women. (495 comments)

My wife and I are both programmers, and she makes pretty much the same money I do (more right now - I was out of the workforce for a while dealing with cancer).

The fact that you feel the need to justify why your wife makes more money than you do illustrates some of the problems we have with gender issues. It should be perfectly normal for a woman to make more than a man.

about a week ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

praxis Re:So close, so far (555 comments)

While you are entitled to your own self-loathing, but please count me out of your bogus statistics.

He did. He said half. He never said which half belong to. You can claim his 50% is wrong, but it's clearly a SWAG and he stated so. I don't understand how you can be offended here. If someone told me 50% of men are jerks to women, I'm not going to be offended unless they said 50% of men are jerks to women and I am a man so I must be a jerk to women, but no such claim was made here.

about a week ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

praxis Re:So close, so far (555 comments)

I think gstoddart meant "There's so much good toys out there for kinds that unless the child is asking for Barbie, you can skip it altogether", which is what he or she wrote. The implication there is that if the child asks for Barbie, you can't skip it. You seemed to imply that he or she would do all sorts of horrible things to the child and that seems unfair based on what we know of him or her.

about a week ago
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Comcast Kisses-Up To Obama, Publicly Agrees On Net Neutrality

praxis Re:Private Links != Paid Priority (258 comments)

Yes, because if each user paid for each connection from his computer to another computer, it would be far more expensive than pooling resources and wiring everyone up and routing traffic. It's the same reason I don't have a road only I own and use to go to work, another to go to the store, etc. Roads are pooled and funded differently than a private ISP but the concept is similar.

about two weeks ago
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Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches

praxis Re:Marked Paper Ballots FTW (388 comments)

Which is a very different thing than government-issued IDs being illegal. Without free, government-issued IDs, voter-ID laws are unfair and the reason I posted my original statement: "The one big problem is that we are not given free government-issued IDs that I am aware of." I did not say why we don't have free, government-issued IDs (I was aware of the reason). I only meant to say that because we don't, voter ID laws are all terribly unfair.

about two weeks ago
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Comet Probe Philae Unanchored But Stable — And Sending Back Images

praxis Re:Big deal... (132 comments)

Good God, do these people attended school ? It's depressing to hear such stupid statements.

No kidding!

Yeah no shit man. I was typing too fast and an error is always excusable.

It would be far more excusable if Slashdot did not give you a preview of your comment before you commit it. Type as fast as you want, but read what you wrote slower. You'll find your error rate reduced.

about two weeks ago
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US Weather System and Satellite Network Hacked

praxis Re:Propaganda (76 comments)

There is no country that engages in so much propaganda and spying on monumental levels as the U.S; if it comes out of the mouth of the U.S government, be skeptical.

You should travel the world more.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

praxis Re:Desparate Microsoft pulls a "Sun Microsystems" (525 comments)

Depends on what you mean by large. Amazon does offer a wide variety of EC2 machines running Windows but I am unsure how large of a pie Windows EC2 instances take away from the non-Windows EC2 instances.

about two weeks ago
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Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches

praxis Re:Marked Paper Ballots FTW (388 comments)

... The one big problem is that we are not given free government-issued IDs that I am aware of.

Government issued IDs are illegal, in the USA. For good reason...

So, my US passport is illegal?!

about two weeks ago
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Meet the 36 People Who Run Wikipedia

praxis Re:Wiki hype (140 comments)

Fair enough, but you are but one user of the service and we should probably look at why they have their policy from their perspective rather than one user's.

about three weeks ago
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Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches

praxis Re:Vote by mail. (388 comments)

Yeah, I understand the paper system...I read about that. What I had no information about was electronic voting machines you used in places. Sounds like the system fails transparency then.

about three weeks ago
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Meet the 36 People Who Run Wikipedia

praxis Re:Wiki hype (140 comments)

There's more than just text and you forgot to include transmission, replication, off-site backups and updates. I'm not saying it's undoable, but it does take resources and those resources are donated to the public good so limitations are present.

about three weeks ago

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