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How Kentucky Built the Country's Best ACA Exchange

scromp Re:I'm not from Kentucky but (333 comments)

To go even further down your "founded on ignorance" path, a good 2/3rds of the population of KY is not "rural." At least.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Preventing Snowden-Style Security Breaches?

scromp Re:No one solution to this... (381 comments)

This is completely awesome. I can't think of a way to kill a good company faster than putting IT in charge of all hiring.

about a year ago

iTunes: Still Slowing Down Windows PCs After All These Years

scromp Re:This isn't news, this is just someone ranting.. (519 comments)

Hooray, gigantic threads on slashdot about confused, poorly-handled Windows problems. This place has really gone downhill.

about a year ago

Microsoft Developer Made the Most Changes To Linux 3.0 Code

scromp Re:changes != LoC (348 comments)

Describing LoC as a "not perfect" metric is an astonishing understatement.

more than 3 years ago

DisplayPort-To-HDMI Cables May Be Recalled Over Licensing

scromp Re:USB-A (male) to USB-A (female) were also Illega (417 comments)

I had no idea why it was there, but I remember first discovering that usb slotting. "what the hell?"

-> knife

There, fixed. Standard procedure ever since..

more than 3 years ago

Congress Dumps James Webb Space Telescope

scromp Re:Hah (409 comments)

Jesus will tell us everything we need to know about space.

more than 3 years ago

Is Mark Zuckerberg the Next Steve Case?

scromp Re:Huh? (470 comments)

..and whatever comes next needs to be able to import my facebook network. That was a lot of work and I don't want to do it again. Facebook has a great big pile of inertia working for it at this point.

more than 3 years ago

Which Language To Learn?

scromp seems a bit limited in scope (897 comments)

Why does a specific programming language have anything to do with your marketable skills? Languages are easy to learn. If knowing a language is all you are putting on your resumes.. well..

more than 3 years ago

The Surprising Statistics Behind Flash and Apple

scromp Quite a lot of people use meth, too (630 comments)

Flash sucks even on real computers, I don't get why people get so worked up about this. Flash can die in a fire. A *poo* fire.

more than 3 years ago

Android Users Aren't As Disloyal As Reported

scromp So tired of phone drama (246 comments)

Buy whatever phone you like and shut up about it.

more than 4 years ago

3D Displays May Be Hazardous To Young Children

scromp Re:Awesome excuse (386 comments)

I can! Figuring out why it's bad and what else to do is left as an exercise to the parent. Surely a slashdotter can manage to work google or whatever.

more than 4 years ago

3D Displays May Be Hazardous To Young Children

scromp Re:Awesome excuse (386 comments)

Don't hit your kids.

more than 4 years ago

Software SSD Cache Implementation For Linux?

scromp Waste of time ? (297 comments)

This kind of thing is fairly big in some circles.

more than 4 years ago

Gun With Wireless Arming Signal Goes On Sale Soon

scromp Re:Wait hold on mugger... (457 comments)

That and cops are notoriously opposed (and rightly so) to the addition of any cumbersome tech that makes it harder to fire under duress. They'd be the last to adopt something like this.

more than 4 years ago

Music While Programming?

scromp The correct reply is (1019 comments)

"If you have problems with the quality of my work then we should discuss that specifically and independently and come up with an improvement plan."

The rest is irrelevant.

more than 4 years ago

Slow Oracle Merger Leads To Outflow of Sun Projects, Coders

scromp Re:Sovereignty. . . (409 comments)

Sun and Oracle are not US businesses that do business in other countries. They are *multinational* companies. See IBM for an incredible example of a country-agnostic multinational.

about 5 years ago

Miscalculation Invalidates LHC Safety Assurances

scromp Re:TLDR: Article is a massive troll. (684 comments)

This is the second time in a week one of these chicken little arxivblog entries has been posted here. Is this even associated with I'm guessing not. Some crank with a cute domain name.

more than 5 years ago


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