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Why Apple, Google, and FB Have Their Own Programming Languages

slapout Re:The real conspiracy... (161 comments)

It's hard to flip thru an ebook the same way you do a paperback.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Convincing My Company To Stop Using Passwords?

slapout Re:Write it down (247 comments)

They're also more likely to notice that their wallet is missing than their post it note with the password stuck to the desk.

about two weeks ago
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Which Programming Language Pays the Best? Probably Python

slapout Job Satisfaction (277 comments)

I'd rather work with a language that paid a little less than one that I found hard to use.

about three weeks ago
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Is a "Wikipedia For News" Feasible?

slapout I thought... (167 comments)

I thought everything2 was "the encyclopedia that Slashdot built"

about three weeks ago
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Sony To Offer Partial Refunds For PS Vita

slapout Refund (60 comments)

"Sorry our computers are down at the moment"

about three weeks ago
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Number of Coders In Congress To Triple (From One To Three)

slapout Re:IQ of congress (163 comments)

But it was a conspiracy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo_nltYf9gw

about a month ago
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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

slapout Groucho (276 comments)

"Why it's so simple, a five year-old child could understand it. Now go out and get me a five year old child"

about a month ago
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Smartphone App To Be Used As Hotel Room Keys

slapout Just my luck (150 comments)

Phone's dead. And the charger's in the room.

about a month and a half ago
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Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

slapout Re:Works better for flu (294 comments)

So the health workers that did get it in West Africa (Kent Brantly and the other nurse) had blood transfusions from an infected person while they were there?

about 2 months ago
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Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

slapout Re:Works better for flu (294 comments)

"blood transfusion with whole blood directly from an infected person could transmit it"

It doesn't concern you that the woman we are talking about is a nurse and nurses work in conditions were there is a lot of blood?

about 2 months ago
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Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

slapout Re:Works better for flu (294 comments)

"She has no symptoms which means she is not contagious"

But we won't know for sure for three weeks. 21 days is not a lot of ask of someone.

about 2 months ago
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Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

slapout Re:Works better for flu (294 comments)

I don't think having her give up three weeks of her life it too much to ask in order to err on the side of caution. After all, she was willing to risk her life to help treat people with it. Compared to the risk of dying, this should be nothing to her.

about 2 months ago
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Power and Free Broadband To the People

slapout How are they going to use it? (262 comments)

If these people are living in poverty, how are they going to have a computer to access the internet with?

about 2 months ago
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

slapout Re:Minimalism Overkill (305 comments)

Thank you! Apple keeps trying to take things away, but they've gotten to the point where it hurts functionality.

about 2 months ago
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

slapout Sibling Rivalry? (305 comments)

Siblings should not be the same. Are you and your siblings exactly alike? You're better and some things and they are better at others.

A desktop and a mobile OS should not be exactly alike. Sure, they can share similarities, just like you share traits with your siblings. But even twins are not exactly the same. Nor should they be.

A desktop OS should be designed for different jobs than a mobile one.

about 2 months ago
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Scientists Developing Remote-Control Cyborg Moths

slapout Godzilla (27 comments)

Didn't Godzilla fight those one time?

about 3 months ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

slapout Left or Right? (475 comments)

If you take an American driverless car to London, I hope it can figure out which side of the road to drive on...

about 4 months ago

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Blender 2.5 with revamped GUI enters beta testing

slapout slapout writes  |  more than 4 years ago

slapout (93640) writes "The main complaint about the open source 3d modeling program Blender has been it's hard to use interface. The next version, 2.5, will feature a totally revamped GUI designed to make the program easier to use. While the latest stable version is 2.49, developers have upgraded the latest 2.5 alpha release to beta status. The 2.5 beta can be downloaded at the Blender website."
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Weird Al's "What I Learned" releasing on i

slapout slapout writes  |  more than 6 years ago

slapout (93640) writes "Weird Al has a new blog post about his experience of releasing a new song via iTunes. "Overall, I'd have to say that the digital experiment was a success. It was very gratifying for me to be able to put a parody out while the original song was still at its commercial peak". But referring to the fact that iTunes ended up posting the song a day late: "I probably won't be as inclined to announce new singles in advance, though. I've learned from hard experience that iTunes is not able to guarantee a time — or, apparently, even a day — that a song will go live on-line.""
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