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US, China Face Mutually Assured Destruction In Cyberwar

softWare3ngineer Doesn't this only work when... (110 comments)

we both have the same to loose. So if China decides that they can get by with just their intranet then deterrence doesn't work. Especially since the stakes for the US and rest of the world would be total economic collapse. Also concerning is the less one side understands about the technological concepts and repercussions the more likely ether side is start a cyber war. and we all know our decision makers are crack technologists. A least nukes mean the total end of the physical world, where no one is likely to exactly know what would happen if we erased the virtual one.

more than 2 years ago
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Former Google Exec: Traditional Search Market Shrinking

softWare3ngineer Re:Buy? (184 comments)

Having said that Google's search has noticeably deteriorated over the last couple of years. I often have to hit the Nth page now to find stuff I'm looking for.

I switched to http://duckduckgo.com/ a few weeks ago. I find it is much better at returning actual sites instead the long form posts that mentioned questions, but lacked actual information past that.

more than 2 years ago
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Twitter Turns On SSL Encryption For Some Users

softWare3ngineer Speed? (36 comments)

Anyone know how much every twitter user using ssl would slow down the service? twitter has always been a little slow (not surprising given how many requests they receive). This effort has got to introduce a huge scaling problem right?

more than 2 years ago
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I do my best coding after...

softWare3ngineer Anyones else read the choices as binary (222 comments)

the lack of any non binary choices made me feel like the choices were meant to be read that way. Choices make a lot more sense when they are 0-5 beers too.

more than 2 years ago
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Atari Targets Retro Community With Cease & Desist

softWare3ngineer Re:Why? (219 comments)

I play more 2600 than xbox. Pong is a great social game after the bar.

more than 2 years ago
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Music Copyright War Looming

softWare3ngineer Hope the artits have deep pockets (243 comments)

because they will need them for the decades of litigation that it will take to get the song rights back.

more than 2 years ago
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Lines of code I've written in the last 24 hours:

softWare3ngineer How do you count LOC? (391 comments)

I count everything that isn't a block comment. stuff that isn't in /* */ type comments. I count blank lines, in line comments(everything after a //), and brackets. they all promote readability just as much as the code itself and are important. Since i keep to a coding standard it doesn't matter much anyhow, since if im keeping to it its hard to artificial increase LOC.

more than 2 years ago
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Lines of code I've written in the last 24 hours:

softWare3ngineer Less than I would like. (391 comments)

Need to write more.

more than 2 years ago
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Oracle's Java Policies Are Destroying the Community

softWare3ngineer Alternatives? (314 comments)

I've been looking for an alternative to Java for some time. Java was appealing because of it cross-platform compatibility, and relatively easy to use GUI classes. Anyone have any suggestions?

more than 2 years ago
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Oracle's Java Policies Are Destroying the Community

softWare3ngineer Re:Maybe I'm just being an idiot... (314 comments)

I thought the same thing after reading the article. It was their modules that were broken in the release so you would expect them to have more specific automated testing for these areas.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Your Dad's 30-Year-Old Stereo Sounds Better Than Yours

softWare3ngineer Re:Huge Gap (674 comments)

I would gladly pay more for three things, higher quality materials(no more of that fake wood shit), U.S. made, and a trustworthy company. That last one is a bit tricky. I trust a company when they continue to improve, instead of sitting back and when they think something is 'good enough.' i also need someone who i can call, communicate with, and treat me like I'm a reasonable human being.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Your Dad's 30-Year-Old Stereo Sounds Better Than Yours

softWare3ngineer Huge Gap (674 comments)

I think one of the biggest issues is the gap in price between good products and low end stuff. I want my music to sound good and I'm willing to buy something that is 3x the cost of the everyday / low end equipment. But instead I'm given the choice between low end equipment or pro-awesome-blow-your-mind stuff that is 10 times more expensive, with nothing in between. I would love the more expensive stuff, but I just can't afford a 10,000 worth of stereo gear.

more than 2 years ago
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I get most of my books...

softWare3ngineer Re:Used Book Store vs Ebooks (283 comments)

the browsing opportunities are why i go to book stores. i never know what im going to buy. there are alot of books that i would never have found if i couldn't walk through the shelves.

about 3 years ago
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Understanding the Payoffs From Investing In Space Flight

softWare3ngineer Re:Branding (264 comments)

A budget like theirs would also help :)

about 3 years ago
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Understanding the Payoffs From Investing In Space Flight

softWare3ngineer The cost of not having a space program. (264 comments)

..is measured in what we won't produce and is therefore something we will never known.

about 3 years ago
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James Webb Space Telescope Closer To the Axe

softWare3ngineer Solution. (226 comments)

Tell congress that they can turn it around and use it as a spy satellite. Then attach it to the defense budget.

about 3 years ago
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W3C Chastises Apple On HTML5 Patenting

softWare3ngineer Re:Time to change Bill's 'Borg' icon (126 comments)

I do remember an episode of Voyager where some Borg re-asserted their individualism and started a revolution. However they were quickly wiped out by the collective by the end of the episode. look for the same thing to happen here. :P

about 3 years ago
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Copyright Common Sense From Telecom Ericsson

softWare3ngineer Re:easy to judge others (183 comments)

its not even unique to 'solutions' in general.

about 3 years ago
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With regards to beer, I prefer it to be:

softWare3ngineer Re:Taste like nostalgia (840 comments)

However college did not improve my spelling or proof reading skills.

about 3 years ago
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30 Creative 404 Error Pages

softWare3ngineer Github (166 comments)

GitHubs 404 is great. cartoon rendition of a scene from a new hope with the title 'this is not the page you are looking for'

about 3 years ago

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