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Vint Cerf on Why Programmers Don't Join the ACM

simoncpu was here Re:Expensive and irrelevant (213 comments)

I also let my membership lapse because I couldn't read all the magazines anymore. Many of my magazines remain unopened to this day.

about three weeks ago
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Photo Web Site Offers a Wall of Shame For Image Thieves

simoncpu was here News for nerds (126 comments)

Stuff that no longer matters

R.I.P., old Slashdot

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Best To Synchronize Projects Between Shared Drive and PCs?

simoncpu was here Not sure if he is looking for version control (238 comments)

Not sure if he is trolling, or if he has deeper issues that can't be solved with version control systems like git or hg (or even good 'ol CVS!).

about a year ago
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New Pope Selected

simoncpu was here Re:A Jesuit Pope -- this could be very interesting (915 comments)

I agree; however, the Roman Catholic church teaches many things that contradict God. The geocentric model, for instance, is technically a blasphemy, but the Church supported it anyway...

about a year and a half ago
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Wikipedia Will Soon Be Available Via Text Messages

simoncpu was here Re:SMS - most expensive data transmission (34 comments)

Dear American,

SMS is the *least* expensive way to send data in developing countries. Here in the Philippines, normal SMS costs only 0.02USD per message. It costs 0.49USD for 1 day unlimited SMS. Unlimited 3G/HSDPA costs 1.23USD per day. LTE is currently free because it's still being tested in selected cities.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Feel About Recording Your Entire Life?

simoncpu was here Re:Google Glass ad (379 comments)

A better idea: watch Black Mirror, episode 3, and implement a Google Glass app that does this.

about a year and a half ago
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Mosquitoes Beginning To Ignore DEET Repellent

simoncpu was here evolution (232 comments)

I wish humanity was still subjected to evolutionary pressure, like these mosquitoes, that would drive gross human evolution. Right now, our species would no longer improve unless we use genetic engineering.

about a year and a half ago
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Six Months Without Adobe Flash, and I Feel Fine

simoncpu was here Re:Live without Java (393 comments)

In an ideal world, I could live a life without Java, but I love my Android phone...

about a year and a half ago
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Data Analyst Spoils the World's Biggest Song Vote

simoncpu was here Re:How is this spoiling? (165 comments)

I miss the old Slashdot trolls. Trolling, as long as it's not disruptive, leads to interesting discussions such as this.

about a year and a half ago
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Privacy Advocates Demand Transparency From Skype

simoncpu was here Re:We need a skype alternative (95 comments)

Direct-connect can be achieved with IPv6 without having to set up expensive infrastructure for getting around NAT. Of course, you do have to set up your network for IPv6.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Get My Spouse To Start Gaming With Me?

simoncpu was here Re:Marry a man (550 comments)

Oh, give me a clone
Of my own flesh and bone
With its Y chromosome changed to X.
And after it's grown,
Then my own little clone
Will be of the opposite sex.

about a year and a half ago
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Carmack: Next-Gen Console Games Will Still Aim For 30fps

simoncpu was here Re:HOBBIT IN 48 FPS - YECHH! (230 comments)

My subjective reason for hating 48fps: the movie looks like a sitcom.

about a year and a half ago
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Scientists Develop Sixty Day Bread

simoncpu was here Re:Preservation has it's downside (440 comments)

If that day ever comes, I'll make lots and lots of money by selling authentic fresh bread for twice or thrice the price of standard bread.

about a year and a half ago
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Hounded By Recruiters, Coders Put Themselves Up For Auction

simoncpu was here Re:Reminds me a contact from Google (233 comments)

Some guy from Google contacted me too, and I wished he screened me by asking how to design a solution for a very deep and technical problem, instead of expecting me to memorize things that can easily be googled or browsed through the man pages.

Fresh graduates have an edge with Google's hiring process. I've been developing software for quite some time now, but I no longer remember the Big O thingy for standard sorting algorithms.

about 2 years ago
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CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns, Citing Affair

simoncpu was here Re:Job Performance (401 comments)

I've just googled "Paula Broadwell" and found out that she's hot. Can't blame the guy...

about 2 years ago
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New HAL Exoskeleton: A Brain-Controlled Full Body Suit To Be Used In Fukushima

simoncpu was here How to militarize this technology (111 comments)

The Japanese can militarize this technology by creating a Mobile Suit Gundam!

about 2 years ago
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US Military Tested the Effects of a Nuclear Holocaust On Beer

simoncpu was here Re:Waste of money (215 comments)

2012 - 1835 = 177 years

Formula for computing the future value (FV) of an investment's present value (PV) accruing at a fixed interest rate (i) for n periods:

FV = PV*(1 + i)^n

Computing...

FV = 100 * (1 + 0.06)^177
FV = 3013964.63322

Assuming that you deposited it at a bank that gives you 6% annual interest, your $100 in 1835 would have grown to $3,013,964.63 by now.

about 2 years ago
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Can Anyone Become a Programmer?

simoncpu was here Re:Answer (767 comments)

Replying to undo incorrect moderation. Didn't read the last two paragraphs. Sorry.

about 2 years ago
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The Truth About Hiring "Rock Star" Developers

simoncpu was here I wanna be a Rockstar (487 comments)

'Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses, drivin' fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We'll all stay skinny 'cause we just won't eat

And we'll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger's gonna wind up there
Every Playboy bunny with her bleach blond hair

And well, hey, hey, I wanna be a Rockstar
Hey, hey, I wanna be a Rockstar!

about 2 years ago
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Dozens of Reported Plagiarism Incidents On Coursera's Free Online Courses

simoncpu was here Re:So (210 comments)

If Slashdot points carry no credit, then why do Slashdotters care if they have mod points or not?

about 2 years ago

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Software Engineer Slams Plane Into Building

simoncpu was here simoncpu was here writes  |  more than 4 years ago

simoncpu was here (1601629) writes "From the article: 'A pilot slammed his small plane into a seven-story building that housed the local office of the Internal Revenue Service Thursday, apparently killing himself and one agency employee, in what federal officials described as a deliberate suicide attack amid a long-running tax dispute.' Welcome to Amerika!"
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