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'Just Let Me Code!'

sonciwind disagree (372 comments)

You must work in one of those bloated, systematic corporate environments where the gears have all rusted. Switch to a small, dynamic company. Start your own business. Then you can have the best of both worlds, the coding and the tools. You'll get 10 times the "transformation into living presence" than you ever got, and all the luscious typing code into a computer you can stand.

about 3 months ago
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Google Chrome Now Has Resource-Blocking Adblock

sonciwind Re:Hmm, this is weird. (335 comments)

Well it still comes with snide comments so every thing seems alright to me.

more than 4 years ago
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Does Anyone Really Prefer Glossy Screens?

sonciwind "where natural light abounds" (646 comments)

Is this just a way of saying you don't have buildings in your country? I'm surprised you have electricity, then.

more than 4 years ago
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Does Anyone Really Prefer Glossy Screens?

sonciwind Uh yeah, obviously (646 comments)

I want to say most people do, since most laptops are. But I can only say that I have preferred them since they came out. I will only buy a laptop with a glossy screen. I upgrade my own laptop about every 6 months. I work on a laptop 8hrs a day. If I were to spend most of my time on laptops outside or for some reason backup up against a window, I'd probably have a different preference. But that's not the case. Yes, once in a while I find myself in a position where the glossy is not optimal. That's very rare compared to the other times.

more than 4 years ago
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Criminal Photoshops Himself Into Charity Photos In Bid For Leniency

sonciwind Re:Professional (108 comments)

No, I tried to get that guy to some work for me and he was huge jerk.

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook User Satisfaction Is 'Abysmal'

sonciwind Re:Bottom 5% with Cable and Airlines (289 comments)

Free? I don't think so. You pay with your privacy and your attention. The mistaken idea that that = free is one of the main concepts that actually reduces the actual freedom of individuals in this country.

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook User Satisfaction Is 'Abysmal'

sonciwind Abysmal? (289 comments)

I had no idea that many people weren't completely disgusted and outraged by it. They're doing better than I thought.

more than 4 years ago
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Airlines Get Billions From Unbundled Services

sonciwind I see lots of complaints (432 comments)

But the simple fact is things like moving and tracking your bag does cost the airline more money. Personally, I want to be able to buy a ticket that includes nothing else not absolutely necessary and add on only what I need for a reasonable price. Now barring that, if you didn't see a price drop, it's either because the airlines are price fixing, or because the current cost was just that much. The airlines have all been struggling since the cost of security has gone up with the fear of flying. If they were losing money, up until they started doing this and this just evened out, you can't really blame the airlines. I know there's noone bitching about it, that is also giving away whatever they do for a living for free. (Because if you're that rich, you're not bitching about airline prices.) I'd like to see them charging for carry ons, bringing you a glass of water, being late to the airport, being loud or smelly or fat or bringing a kid who's loud or smelly or fat or kicks my seat. Actually, any kid should be a surcharge. Not having your license and ticket out and ready should be a surcharge. Probably using the bathroom, too, by the minute.

more than 4 years ago
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Tattoos For the Math and Science Geek?

sonciwind Re:Before you do it (1186 comments)

It doesn't really matter. Getting a tattoo doesn't mean it has to be so important to him forever, or to be more realistic, for the rest of the time he has that body. It's just a marker that it was that significant of an impact on him at least at one time in his life. If you're pretty wishy washy or ashamed of the things that are meaningful to you and wouldn't want anyone to ever know about them, by all means, don't get a tattoo of that thing.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Engineers Don't Like Twitter

sonciwind That seems pretty generous (460 comments)

My own analysis only counted about 1% as being valid, and less than that worth reading.

more than 3 years ago
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DTV Transition - One Year Later

sonciwind wow, worse reception? (431 comments)

I wonder what the situation is there? Mine is astronomically better. But I live in a big city with a clear shot to the broadcast antenna farm. I figured you either get a great picture or basically nothing watchable. I guess not being watchable is worse reception. I pretty much thought that if you had it before you'd have it after. Of course you have to aim your antenna right. I have a $12 directional that I aimed with a $0.50 compass.

more than 4 years ago
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Made-For-Torrents Sci-Fi Drama "Pioneer One" Debuts

sonciwind In answser to the quetion (321 comments)

No. Meanwhile, I'm going to download it and check it out.

more than 4 years ago
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Sleeping iPhones Send Phantom Data

sonciwind No logic on power conservation (248 comments)

If you look at detailed power consumption data, you will see that wifi is way, way more efficient than cellular. Thus, either Apple made a huge mistake in power conservation programming, Apple and AT&T are intentionally inflating 3G data usage or this theory is completely wrong.

more than 4 years ago
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Stem Cell Tourist Dies From Treatment In Thailand

sonciwind that's some scary shit (451 comments)

And as usual, you will see a lot more press about catastrophes than the many, many miracle success stories, because its just plain more profitable to report on horror. Probably this lady was going to die soon any way.

more than 4 years ago
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Home Computers Equal Lower Test Scores

sonciwind Re:Well, no shit (278 comments)

Nag, I think its because the underprivileged kids use the comes for porn and games etc.further distracting them rather than enhancing them. If they included in the study the categories of use of the comes, this would prob become obvious.

more than 4 years ago
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Geologists Might Be Charged For Not Predicting Quake

sonciwind Isn't the Prosecutor liable? (375 comments)

For the fact that there is still crime in his area? I mean after he took office wasn't it his responsibility to lock up all crime committing people thereby leaving the area crime free?

more than 4 years ago
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Australian Police Ask Facebook For Police Alarm Button

sonciwind and while they're at it (237 comments)

can you add a 'Dislike' button, FCS.

more than 4 years ago
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HTML5 vs. Flash — the Case For Flash

sonciwind Re:It's all about the development environment (510 comments)

"Why Symantec", no reason, I just meant some other company that has experience building IDEs. Is Borland still around? Of course Microsoft, too, but they haven't taken up the Javascript torch as of yet and they've got SlobberLight.

more than 4 years ago

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What country should I move to?

sonciwind sonciwind writes  |  more than 6 years ago

sonciwind (970454) writes "With my personal liberties eroding away on a daily basis in the US, and the economy slipping I'm wondering what the best country in the world to live in would be. Perhaps it's still the US (for me), just less so. The idea that I cannot go traveling to another country and return without the possibility of my laptop being confiscated and detained without cause really bothers me and makes me think twice about traveling. It also makes me think once about possibly relocating somewhere more citizen friendly. What would I look for in a new home country? Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness sound like good qualities. A good internet connection is a must. Having lots of opportunity to find work and make a living and access to the latest electronic goodies at a fair price is important to me, too. I'm sure there are lots of things I take for granted living in the US that I would miss in other countries. There are lots of resources within the US and travel within the US is pretty reasonable. I'd like to hear what other countries would be good to live in and why, of course. Language is not important to me. A person immersed in another country can learn a new language pretty quickly if they make an effort."

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