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Supreme Court Rolls Back Corporate Campaign Spending Limits

randyest Re:Bad, bad news (1070 comments)

He's just way ahead of you and understands your argument even better than you do, and has thought it out far futher. Don't worry, you'll catch up, and when you do you'll be happy to know that full proper refutation has already been provided in advance -- so no waiting for you!

more than 4 years ago
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AMD's Phenom II 965, 3.4GHz, 140 Watts, $245

randyest Re:FAIL (273 comments)

How much usage is needed before your extra electricity bill costs eat up that $50 savings? 60W extra at 8 hours a day 365 days per year and $0.10 per kWh is $17.50 for just one year.

more than 5 years ago
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Cameron's Avatar a 3D Drug Trip?

randyest Re:Hey Hiro... Wanna try some Snow Crash? (215 comments)

Interestingly, Stephenson is also the one who coined the modern use of 'Avatar' in virtual worlds.

Not true. In recent editions of Snow Crash (a fine book) Neal admits he did not coin "avatar":

After the first publication of Snow Crash, I learned that the term "avatar" has actually been in use for a number of years as part of a virtual reality system called Habitat, developed by F. Rnadall Farmer and Chip Morningstar. This system runs on Commodore 64 computers, and though it has all but died out in the U.S., is still popular in Japan. In addition to avatars, Habitat includes many of the basic features of the Metaverse as described in this book.

more than 5 years ago
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Employee (Almost) Chronicles Sun's Top Ten Failures

randyest Somewhere in that list should be.... (194 comments)

...failing to convince the federal government to give them billions of dollars. It's all the rage among business plans these days.

more than 5 years ago
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Iraq Game Sparks Outrage, Soldiers Have Mixed Reactions

randyest Re:This is clearly different... (196 comments)

It is not clear to me how this post is a "troll" as it is currently moderated. Perhaps a moderator has confused "that with which I disagree" with "trolling?"

more than 5 years ago
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EFF Says Obama Warrantless Wiretap Defense Is Worse than Bush

randyest Re:Not all doom and gloom (904 comments)

What I find interesting is that Obama is being criticized worse than Bush ever was, for doing less than Bush did.

You are either seriously confused or suffering from near-fatal confirmation bias. Obama? Being criticized worse Than GW Bush? No one has ever been criticized as much as Bush!

more than 5 years ago
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Offshore Windpower To Potentially Exceed US Demand

randyest Re:There's wind in them thar.... oceans? (679 comments)

Hahah, sure they are, as long as it's not in their backyard or "sullying their view of the ocean." Ask Teddy Kennedy why he opposed Cape Wind.

more than 5 years ago
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Verizon Promises 4G Wireless For Rural America

randyest Thanks Obama! (135 comments)

As someone who is making ASICs for 4G (including LTE and WiMAX) $7.2 billion for 4G wireless is stimulus I can really believe in!

(I hope no one tells him that many rich people are going to get a lot richer thanks to this. Or that it would have been done anyway without the "stimulus" because it's a huge fat cash cow!)

more than 5 years ago
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Shouldn't Every Developer Understand English?

randyest Re:Once upon a time... (1077 comments)

You'd be surprised how often I'm told that I'd be surprised when, in fact, I would not be.

more than 5 years ago
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Shouldn't Every Developer Understand English?

randyest Re:Sesame Street & the Importance of Bilingual (1077 comments)

Hahah, nice. Unfortunately, they're both quite clearly mere claims. Your posts all completely lack evidence. Maybe you should look up a few definitions before trying again.

more than 5 years ago
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Shouldn't Every Developer Understand English?

randyest Re:Yes (1077 comments)

So, how about all that non-English documentation for APL. Oh, wait...

more than 5 years ago
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Shouldn't Every Developer Understand English?

randyest Re:Sesame Street & the Importance of Bilingual (1077 comments)

But I didn't state a claim about language!? I simply asked for the basis for his. My only "claim" was thAT "An unfounded, unbased assertion is not an argument" -- are you disputing that? I can back it up if needed....since it's a tautology and all.

more than 5 years ago
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Shouldn't Every Developer Understand English?

randyest Re:Yes (1077 comments)

Besides the proper trouncing that Jonner already gave you (see! I knew you weren't a programmer.) Why don't you tell me what some of those common abbreviations/acronyms/alphabetisms in most assembly languages mean. BEQ? BNE? JMP? MOV? MULT? ADD?

I suspect you won't bother to try again.

more than 5 years ago
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Mac Tax, Dell Tax, HP Tax

randyest Re:Rehash... (858 comments)

Second you are listing a sales price with both a $499 sales discount and a 3% special club discount while comparing the MacPro at full retail without any discount. Apples to Oranges

That's because Apple's are never discounted. What choice is there to compare? Pure retail undiscounted Dell that no one in their right mind ever buys?

more than 5 years ago
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Mac Tax, Dell Tax, HP Tax

randyest Re:mod parent up! (858 comments)

Apple already offers significantly more models than some computer makers with a larger market share than they have (like Asus).

I have an iphone and a mac mini and I love Apple, but why do you feel the need to make shit up like this? ASUS has over 150 laptop models currently available and Apple has less than a dozen. You're off by an order of fucking magnitude!

more than 5 years ago
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Shouldn't Every Developer Understand English?

randyest Re:Functional English (1077 comments)

That's quite funny. Heh. Hehe. HAHAHAHAHAHAA!

Ahem. Now then.

more than 5 years ago
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Shouldn't Every Developer Understand English?

randyest Re:"Unthinkable?" how about "obvious?" (1077 comments)

sigh so add "among programmers." No offense to starving peasants but I don't think they need to be included in the set of current or soon-to-be programmers.

more than 5 years ago
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Shouldn't Every Developer Understand English?

randyest Re:Yes (1077 comments)

You're obviously not a programmer. If you are, you work with some obscure programming language that has non-English keywords/reserved words. I'd love to hear about it as a curiosity. Please do tell!

more than 5 years ago

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