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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

reanjr Re:Fahrenheit? WTHolyF? (207 comments)

Choosing water's freezing and boiling points is ALSO fairly arbitrary.

3 days ago
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Ontario Government Wants To Regulate the Internet

reanjr Re:Government doesn't get it. (184 comments)

If that's the case, then perhaps they should start putting more Canadian shows on Netflix. I watch lots of Canadian shows on Hulu and Vudu, but Netflix seems to have a dearth of them.

about a week ago
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Deadmau5 Accuses Disney of Pirating His Music

reanjr Re:hmmm (137 comments)

we have a guy who wears a mouse head, dances, and hits "play" and gets paid major for using other peoples music

At some point, you may want to look up the difference between a producer and DJ.

about two weeks ago
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Giant Dinosaur Unearthed In Argentina

reanjr Re:Probably just never stopped growing. (85 comments)

Sure, but dinosaurs aren't reptiles, so not sure what relevance that has. Now if an ostrich continued to grow throughout its life, or perhaps a chicken...

about two weeks ago
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It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

reanjr Re:What about Confidence (243 comments)

Telling a smart kid they are smart is good for confidence. Telling a dumb kid they are smart sets them up for failure.

about three weeks ago
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It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

reanjr Re:They always told me I was so smart... (243 comments)

Intelligence can be a liability when you are surrounded by people who continuously spew a stream on nonsense from their mouth holes. When you know every word coming from someone's mouth is utter bullshit, lies, misunderstandings, or misdirection, it's not appropriate to blame poor social skill when you treat that person like a worthless piece of shit.

about three weeks ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

reanjr Re:Must be an alternate earth. (441 comments)

I've worked in the field for 15+ years now, and I know of very few colleagues who would take issue with importing a talented coworker who has every intention of naturalizing.

about three weeks ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

reanjr Re:It's all funny money... (267 comments)

Yes, because everyone growing their own food is the path to national wealth and quality of life.

about a month ago
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

reanjr Re:You have to understand (359 comments)

Ummm... the people were angry they setup an ebola hospital in their neighborhood. I think they're at least vaguely aware of modern medicine and germ theory or they wouldn't be distraught about the disease center being close to where they live.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

reanjr Re:Because it's unimportant (278 comments)

It takes very little time and money to hire a firm in India to build this. Once built, there's little reason to improve it.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

reanjr Because it's unimportant (278 comments)

It simply doesn't matter. The job applications process doesn't affect corporate branding and is intended - primarily - to weed through a huge number of candidates and reject the vast majority of them. There's simply no value to spending time making these systems good. One might say they even serve to weed out people not dedicated enough to deal with the bullshit.

The one exception is if you are web shop looking for developers. Then your application process better be flawless or you're going to attract some pretty terrible applicants.

about a month ago
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US Intelligence Wants Tools To Tell: Who's the Smartest of Them All?

reanjr Re:Uh oh, this isn't good (if it works) (162 comments)

That's ridiculous. We already lived through centuries of society where it was easy to measure physical strength when physical strength was a strong indicator of work success. This did not lead to the stratification of the physically weak from the physically strong.

about a month ago
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Ex-Autonomy CFO: HP Trying To Hide Truth

reanjr Re:Is the CEO really trying to argue.. (59 comments)

Non-publicly traded companies have some leeway with how they do their accounting. This is especially important for startups which may not have a relevant example to fall back on. Just because their accounting didn't meet HP's standards does not mean they were "cooking the books".

about a month ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

reanjr Re:Just get a case (544 comments)

MessageEase (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.exideas.mekb&hl=en). It's totally worth the learning curve. I can now manage to touch type on my screen with full access to capitalization and punctuation and no autocorrect.

about a month and a half ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

reanjr Re:This explains a lot (511 comments)

You can believe all the misinformation if you'd like, but every single one of those people dies from heroin. Cocaine is a very safe drug (though highly addictive).

about a month and a half ago
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Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'

reanjr Re:Apple has 'done nothing'??? (139 comments)

Android has also done the same for quite some time. This is going above and beyond those feeble measures.

about 2 months ago
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Selectively Reusing Bad Passwords Is Not a Bad Idea, Researchers Say

reanjr Re:Dumb dumb dumb advice... (280 comments)

Yeah, because single point of failure is exactly how you want to perform security.

about a month ago
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Is the Software Renaissance Ending?

reanjr iLife, much? (171 comments)

Since I never tied myself to being an iDeveloper, no, I have to concern or fear over the purported implosion of a pointless indie game market on a second-rate platform.

about 2 months ago
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US Tech Firms Recruiting High Schoolers (And Younger)

reanjr Re:What is the use of school to Facebook? (253 comments)

What?

Not in the US. IQ tests are not uncommon here. There's a social stigma against using them, but there's nothing even close to a ban.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Opens 'Transparency Center' For Governments To Review Source Code

reanjr Probably pointless (178 comments)

Unless they let you compile your own binaries and distribute them, this is utterly useless.

about 2 months ago

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