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White House Names Google's Megan Smith As CTO

scourfish Re:Sorry, she is not worthy of the title (75 comments)

I work as a computer engineer, and some of the software and hardware design people got mechanical engineering degrees a long time ago, but migrated to the CE side of things and do excellent work.

about two weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

scourfish Re:Stupid is as stupid does (1262 comments)

The death threats are not part of any sort of video game related fantasy. That is simply someone on the internet behaving immaturely.

about three weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

scourfish Re:Stupid is as stupid does (1262 comments)

Fantasies, even "Power Fantasies" are perfectly fine for a person to have because most people can tell the difference between fantasy and reality.

about three weeks ago
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Can Cyborg Tech End Human Disability By 2064?

scourfish Okay, okay (121 comments)

So, say I put my brain in a robot body and there's a war. Robots versus humans. What side am I on?

about 4 months ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

scourfish Re:Ability to design and write software... (581 comments)

The "cake" referred to in "let them eat cake" quote means the crust at the bottom of a cauldron.

about 5 months ago
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WRT trans fats, the FDA should ...

scourfish We've seen what prohibition does (376 comments)

How many innocent people will have to die in turf wars over the distribution of black-market margarine?

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?

scourfish I left my last job with short notice (892 comments)

The boss was a controlling, emotionally abusive asshole who made the workplace a nepotism-filled hellhole and his children were sniveling prima donnas, I left less than a week notice and got a job that paid better and was less hostile. This was in white-collar land, and quitting abruptly will not affect my job prospects at all.

about a year ago
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Iceman Had Bad Teeth

scourfish Re:Paleo diet (130 comments)

5,300 years ago would have been the neolithic period, so technically, a neolithic diet gave this guy terrible teeth.

about a year and a half ago
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Texas Rangers Use Internet To Breathe New Life Into Cold Case Homicides

scourfish Why are they doing this? (73 comments)

They're taking the time to investigate homicides?! If they had focused on what they were SUPPOSED TO be doing, maybe they wouldn't have done so poorly in the 2012 season.

about a year and a half ago
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Flu Shot Doing Poor Job of Protecting Older People This Year

scourfish What I interpret this data to mean is (205 comments)

that if you are in an age range in which the flu vaccine is more effective, it is your civic duty to get one so you lower your chances of passing the flu onto those with which vaccines are less effective.

about a year and a half ago
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Indiana Nurses Fired After Refusing Flu Shots On Religious Grounds

scourfish I'm calling bullshit on thea religious part (851 comments)

Did this lady have zero vaccines taken at all? If she has been had zero vaccinations, then she would be justifiably be fired. Did she only refuse the flu vaccine? If she only refused the flu vaccine and took other vaccines, then the religious argument is a cop out.

about a year and a half ago
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3D Printer Round-Up: Cube 3D, Up! Mini, and Solidoodle

scourfish The Solidoodle's cartridge bothers me (91 comments)

I was wondering how a company was going to try to lock people down from buying their own spools of abs plastic.

about a year and a half ago
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Atheist Blogger Sentenced To 3 Years in Prison For Insulting Islam

scourfish The film was not the reason for the attacks (412 comments)

These terrorist groups would have went out and found a reason to throw a fit even if this movie was never created.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Linux Desktop Environment For Hi-Def/Retina Displays?

scourfish fluxbox with a dozen terminals (234 comments)

A high def screen with 12 instances of xterm, all visible at once without having to switch context is the pinnacle of the Linux graphical user experience.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Geekiest Way To Cook a Turkey?

scourfish The geekiest way to cook a turkey (447 comments)

is to wait for your mom to call you up from the basement where you live to eat the Thanksgiving dinner she cooked.

about 2 years ago
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New Arduino Due Brings More Power To the Table

scourfish Re:Unfortunately for Arduino (130 comments)

There is a noticeable difference in power consumption as well as startup time when comparing a low power chip vs something like the Raspberry Pi.

about 2 years ago

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