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Average latency to Slashdot.org?

rcuhljr Re:Odd (558 comments)

Never realized how close I was to the machines hosting, another 4ms down to central Indiana.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Glass and Surveillance Culture

rcuhljr Really (318 comments)

It's an audacious product for a company no one trusts to behave responsibly with our data

Hyperbole much? Given the amount of data I already trust google with I think it's safe to say I trust google with this.

about a year and a half ago
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My cumulative GPA, thus far:

rcuhljr Re:Not trying hard enough... (441 comments)

Yeah and half of climbing mount Everest is downhill, it's not that impressive.

about 2 years ago
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My cumulative GPA, thus far:

rcuhljr Re:Not trying hard enough... (441 comments)

We're talking about upper tier undergrads, then yes its known. I went to a college of about 2000 students and I knew two people who got perfect SAT's just in my group of friends, similarly I only knew of two who maintained 4.0's, although one lost it due to a B in the elective "Science Fiction" course, that was good for a laugh.

about 2 years ago
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My cumulative GPA, thus far:

rcuhljr Re:Not trying hard enough... (441 comments)

I'm going to throw out a bullshit here. Even at the most difficult of under graduate colleges you're still going to have people capable of maintaining a 4.0 throughout there college career while taking difficult courses. You're going to know multiple people with perfect SAT/ACT scores and you'll invariably know one or two who can pull off a 4.0 regardless of course load.

about 2 years ago
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The Problems With Online Math Classes

rcuhljr Re:Teaching Is a Two Way Communication Channel (285 comments)

Why complain about it if you voluntarily went to a school like that? I went to a college where all my undergraduate courses were about 20:1 student to teacher because that's what I wanted. The options are out there.

more than 2 years ago
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Should We Print Guns? Cody R. Wilson Says "Yes" (Video)

rcuhljr Re:There are already ample laws available... (444 comments)

Thank you for your post full of stereotypical and uninformed derp. .223 is for the military? No .223 is the civilian chambering of the 5.56 military round (they operate at different pressures). The .223 is a common hunting round and I own a pistol chambered in it as well. However the 5.56 is for most purposes functionally identical and I'd bet it's used for hunting to a large extent as well. It's also one of the most inexpensive mid range rifle calibers for target shooting, far cheaper to target shoot with than the custom wildcat calibers many target shooters use.

Also please stop talking about about high velocity rounds and walls before you actually read something on the subject.

http://how-i-did-it.org/drywall/ammunition.html

more than 2 years ago
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Should We Print Guns? Cody R. Wilson Says "Yes" (Video)

rcuhljr Re:No you shouldn't. (444 comments)

Exactly this, it's the same issue with the stupid 'assault weapon ban' the democratic party insists on keeping on it's ticket. They are used in a miniscule amount of gun related incidents (low single digit percent) and the DOJ studies all confirmed that the ban did nothing. However it sounds scary and makes a great news sound byte so it still persists just like the printing guns angle. The people who can afford to print and manufacture there own guns share a very small part of the venn diagram with people who commit crimes using guns.

more than 2 years ago
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Should We Print Guns? Cody R. Wilson Says "Yes" (Video)

rcuhljr Re:No you shouldn't. (444 comments)

Actually I wouldn't be surprised if both of your fake examples were true, by the same logic that you try and argue about guns. I'd suspect people who are going into situations where dehydration is a real concern are more likely to bring bottled water but even with that precaution are more likely to end up lost and dead of dehydration. Similarly I'd suspect people who are more likely to carry jumper cables are people who know they have older cars/batteries.

This thought experiment is mostly pointless as your statistics are mostly bogus and in no way represent controlled experiments.

more than 2 years ago
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Firefox 15 Released: Silent Updates, Compressed Textures, Add-on Memory Leak Fix

rcuhljr Re:Old story, or something new? (393 comments)

The VM's ram footprint is larger than the amount of memory he listed.

more than 2 years ago
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Firefox 15 Released: Silent Updates, Compressed Textures, Add-on Memory Leak Fix

rcuhljr Re:Old story, or something new? (393 comments)

My local development database CentOs VM with a stripped down dataset is larger than your plenty of memory.

more than 2 years ago
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Should Medical Apps Be Regulated?

rcuhljr Re:Yes and No (254 comments)

Having spent the last year developing an app that falls strictly into the later category (tracking) I was operating under the impression that the division you described is how things currently operate. The idea I received from our client was that as long as we did not encourage decisions or try to promote behavior we didn't have to worry about going through FDA regulation. This didn't save us from developing to the same standards as we would have for FDA submission, since the client has plans to expand the product in the future.

more than 2 years ago
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'Pirate' Website Owner Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison

rcuhljr Hmmm (212 comments)

I was really hoping for more useful information at the "Largely Hopeless" hyperlink, I should have examined the url first.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Understanding the SNES?

rcuhljr Re:Check out Byuu's stuff from BSNES. (157 comments)

I'm a complete convert to Bsnes, it really is a magnificent piece of software and a noble effort.

more than 2 years ago
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Interviews: Giovanni Organtini Answers About the Higgs and LHC

rcuhljr Re:So we live in molasses (123 comments)

I believe that's what he meant by the field being self interacting. It effects itself.

more than 2 years ago
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Valve Unveils Steam For Schools, Portal In the Classroom

rcuhljr Re:As a teacher, I say Kudos to Valve! (83 comments)

Glad to see this coming to fruition, The head of this project from Valve was at the future of education panel at PAX east this year and it was quite an interesting presentation. It was pretty annoying that it got shunted into a slightly shorter time slot, this is an incredibly interesting subject area.

more than 2 years ago
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Connecticut Resident Stopped By State Police For Radioactivity

rcuhljr Re:So (545 comments)

Well said. This thread is killing my faith in Slashdot.

more than 2 years ago

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Bill Nye's AHA Speech

rcuhljr rcuhljr writes  |  more than 4 years ago

rcuhljr (1132713) writes "Bill Nye's recent keynote speech at the American Humanist Association is now up on youtube. He discusses the role scientific thought and skepticism played in his life and the problems facing us as a species. Part three contains his wrap up of what makes humanity truly awesome."
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