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The NSA Is Viewed Favorably By Most Young People

radarskiy Re:In other news... (284 comments)

Alternate alternate subject line: "Young people unsurprised system is rigged against them", or "Young people decline to yell at clouds"

yesterday
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Comcast Employees Change Customer Names To 'Dummy' and Other Insults

radarskiy Re:Region? (238 comments)

"they have a maze of poorly connected systems left over from the hundreds of smaller ISPs and cable providers they bought up over the last decade or two."

They may be eaten by a grue. If we're lucky.

yesterday
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George R. R. Martin's "The Winds of Winter" Wiill Not Be Published In 2015

radarskiy Re:better than rushing steaming piles of shit. (173 comments)

Where I come from, ethics includes completing work for which I have been paid in advance and doing so in a timely fashion.

2 days ago
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

radarskiy Re:to apple fan boys (525 comments)

Capitalism works by goods being more valuable to consumers than producers, generating productivity.

You are falsely equating cost, price, and value. If I buy something for $2 that cost $1 to make but I got $3 of value out of it, I have not lost $1 but rather I have gained $1 on top of the $1 that the producer gained.

4 days ago
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How One Small Company Blocked 15.1 Million Robocalls Last Year

radarskiy Re:Implement locally? (145 comments)

The advantage is that I can go through voice mail asynchronously.

4 days ago
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Scientists Determine New Way To Untangle Proteins By Unboiling an Egg

radarskiy Re:Boiled at 90C? (155 comments)

"For an idea of a less arbitrary scale look at the Kelvin scale. On it, "0" is the absolute lowest temperature where matter has absolutely no heat content. "

It's worse than you think. 0K is currently defined as either 273.16 or 273.15 Kelvins less than the triple point of water. Previously it was defined as a mathematical extrapolation of the ideal gas law.

about a week ago
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

radarskiy Re:Terrible names (376 comments)

"Drill down" is only effective when you know it exists and where to find it.

For discoverability you need a relatively shallow traversal graph with potentially multiple arcs to any node.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?

radarskiy Re: What's wrong with a scroll wheel? (429 comments)

I haven't assumed all click-wheels are horrible at clicking. But no matter how good the scrolling rejection is it is not as good as a button that physically cannot scroll.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

radarskiy "Slightly uncomfortable" is a pedagocial advantage (488 comments)

Pascal may lose as a language for in the field, but for reasons that make it useful in teaching programming. It has all the pieces you'd want in a language and you can both learn the concepts and make something with them, but in a way that is probably a pain. This leave the student open to the concept that languages have different strengths and to chose languages based on the relevance to the type of problem you are trying to solve.

If you start with a language where it is easy to get a lot of the early work done, you tend to get stuck in a rut with it and want to use it for every problem.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?

radarskiy Re:Logitech M555b (429 comments)

You must use additional software, that button does not natively produce button2 events.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?

radarskiy Re:just swap the buttons (429 comments)

Solving a middle click problem by creating a right click problem isn't much of a solution.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?

radarskiy Re: What's wrong with a scroll wheel? (429 comments)

"why a scroll wheel will not work for you"

With a clickable scroll wheel it takes effort to avoid scrolling when trying to click

"check out the Logitech Couch Mouse M515"

'This product is no longer available. Continue shopping at Logitech.' http://reviews.logitech.com/70...

about a week ago
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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

radarskiy Re:Popcorn time! (376 comments)

"Even if they are offered?"

There's no way to distinguish "freely offered" from "everyone knows that's what you have to do to get ahead".

Everyone loves to cry about how "she" could have said no at any time. Well then, he could have said no at any time too. The only way to win is not to play.

about a week ago
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Eric Schmidt: Our Perception of the Internet Will Fade

radarskiy Re:If all goes well. . . (228 comments)

You are afraid of smart devices because of bad experiences with dumb devices?

about two weeks ago
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Adobe Patches One Flash Zero Day, Another Still Unfixed

radarskiy Re:Zero day (49 comments)

Back in my day, "zero day" meant that an exploit was known at the time the exploitable version was released, and we liked it!

about two weeks ago
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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

radarskiy Re:One has to wonder (253 comments)

A private corporation is free to decrease or increase output in order to find the new optimization point as conditions change, or to pursue new lines of business. The IRS must continue to collect all taxes that Congress requires by law and is prohibited from creating new taxes.

about two weeks ago
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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

radarskiy Re:One has to wonder (253 comments)

Does the amount of work that the IRS is legally required to do reduce when the economy slows?

about two weeks ago
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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

radarskiy Re:Cry me a river (253 comments)

If they are so bloated why would the contractors have to work overtime? Would that mean they have excess labor?

about two weeks ago
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Healthcare.gov Sends Personal Data To Over a Dozen Tracking Websites

radarskiy Re: Wow... Just "no". (204 comments)

"the previous administration, with a Republican house and senate, never advanced a bill for it"

The Republican plan was older than that. See Health Equity and Access Reform Today Act of 1993 and Consumer Choice Health Security Act of 1994.

about two weeks ago

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