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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

spacepimp When did we lose personal responsibility (764 comments)

and self reliance and self definition? It is always the larger world that wronged someone, or coerced them to act in ways they never would have on their own? Maybe just maybe we need men and women looking at themselves and deciding for themselves what and who they want to be without societal influences bending our wills one way or another. If it is societies fault/influence does it matter if a man or women isn't coding or breast feeding? They've lost the only battle that matters which is free thought.

 

3 days ago
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After Negative User Response, ChromeOS To Re-Introduce Support For Ext{2,3,4}

spacepimp Re:re ext support (183 comments)

Google it yourself. If you have something to bring to the table and offer, then please do, and perhaps I'll consider helping you. I'm not baited or interested in your simplistic and lazy two word and canned response. Tell me I'm wrong.

about a week ago
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After Negative User Response, ChromeOS To Re-Introduce Support For Ext{2,3,4}

spacepimp Re:Imagine (183 comments)

" Now if only Google would put some time into improving Gmail because their web based product sucks ass."

Hmm... Who makes a superior web based email/calendar system? What secret sauce would you bring in that solves your problems with the gmail service, which doesn't add complexity or confusion to the rest of the planet?

about a week ago
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After Negative User Response, ChromeOS To Re-Introduce Support For Ext{2,3,4}

spacepimp Re:re ext support (183 comments)

Fact: MS has been fined for selling (illegally) personal and identifying information of users to political parties in the US.
Fact: Win 8.1 is a giant step in tying a cloud service/tracking account for all that you now do in their OS, and to boot, the backdoors built in for the NSA are also usable by the black hats of the world.
Fact: Google doesn't sell your data, they serve ads. Your data is never known to an advertiser, ever, by anything supplied to them via Google.

You might want to ask yourself why even in the Enterprise, MS tries to foist upon you personally identifying information. so they can track app uses/web c alls made by applications, and send them all to MS for collection.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

spacepimp GMAIL SPAM is fairly accurate (261 comments)

I think more likely what occurs is that they need to be extremely careful about false positives. So they push everything into a SPAM folder. But if you miss a critical email because Google accidentally thought something was spam when it wasn't, then Hello lawsuits. From a legal perspective, blocking anything going into their inboxen is a risk.

about two weeks ago
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Chrome 38 Released: New APIs and 159 Security Fixes

spacepimp Re:And it still can't render CSS gradients properl (55 comments)

We were discussing a single portion of css 3 in this matter it was gradients. You can use chromium and not suffer the privacy concerns. Somehow I think you bringing that up though hints more to the reason that you find IE anf FF to be the only good browsers. If you think IE doesn't spy on you and that it is secure then keep on telling yourself that.

about two weeks ago
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Chrome 38 Released: New APIs and 159 Security Fixes

spacepimp Re:And it still can't render CSS gradients properl (55 comments)

How many years did Microsoft drag its feet on supporting .png and transparency? How long before it truly supported CSS? yeah IE and Firefox are still the only good browsers out there. Especially if you don't care about security.

about two weeks ago
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Before Using StingRays, Police Must Sign NDA With FBI

spacepimp Re:More common, and possibly unconstitutional... (124 comments)

These are on the streets and being used to illegally search innocent civilians, but hey it is all fine and good if they catch the "bad guys"... Maybe you don't pay attention but American citizens have rapidly become the bad guys in the eyes of our government.

about a month ago
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Intel Putting 3D Scanners In Consumer Tablets Next Year, Phones To Follow

spacepimp Re:copyright&co will make this 'fun' (75 comments)

Why would this cause problems? the number of uses here are incredible in business fields such as Construction/Engineering/BIM/Architecture/mapping/3d Modelling and gaming.

Does your son get sued for taking a photograph of his toys? Would he get sued for taking several photographs of his toys?
Would he get sued for taking a video of his toys?

That damn video might show the dimensions of the objects.

about a month ago
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Intel Putting 3D Scanners In Consumer Tablets Next Year, Phones To Follow

spacepimp Re:How will this help me play angry birds? (75 comments)

Why does it need to be an everyday thing? Most smart phone users don't take photographs every day, but they put the camera on there nonetheless.
Most people don't use Bluetooth every day, but they put it on the device anyway.

The uses here are for generating 3d objects for games, video, or just for shits n' giggles. From the perspective of engineering this is an incredibly useful feature when doing a primary walk through pre bid on a project.

At some point the idea of a flat 2D photo will give way to 3d photogrpahy/photogrammetry/

about a month ago
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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

spacepimp Re:bitcoin (241 comments)

That or they take the USB key carrying their wallet with them to a visit outside the country.

about a month ago
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New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails

spacepimp Re:Snowden is a communist spy and no whistleblower (200 comments)

We see this differently I suppose. I'll trust the interpretation of Ellesberg over your Telecom insight. If you think lying to Congress, and propaganda campaigns to ensure enough fear/support of this surveillance. You might be alright with the lying and the slight of hand three card monty word games they play, but I personally am not. If you've been aware of all of this for 15 years and the best you can say about it, is that it embarrassed the US government, then you have apparently decided that it is all OK, and in the best interests of civilians to trade peace for the lie of security. That is your path, not mine. There is nothing good in a surveillance state for the citizens being controlled... The second you suggest that exposing this to the public is a bad thing then you are actually part of the problem. You are they.

about a month ago
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New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails

spacepimp Re:Again? (200 comments)

Snowden seems organized, thoughtful and intelligent. He did openly state that he challenged anyone in the NSA to deny he tried to use the internal systems first to seek resolution. He can likely reveal his efforts rather easily and publicly. However propaganda doesn't require honesty on behalf of the NSA to be successful.

about a month ago
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New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails

spacepimp Re:Snowden is a communist spy and no whistleblower (200 comments)

Perhaps actually reading into the subject at hand, and thinking about what you say might help with you getting a clearer picture. One mans weasel traitor is another mans whistleblower. Name a whistleblower the intelligence apparatus in the US hasn't condemned?

about a month ago
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Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls

spacepimp Re:magicJack alternative? (162 comments)

If anything I see it getting integrated into more places for enterprise use. Google Apps with Google Voice for employees and using a closed Google+ for an intranet would be very appealing along with video conferencing etc.

about a month and a half ago
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European Commission Reopens Google Antitrust Investigation

spacepimp Re:Because it sucks when you can't compete..... (96 comments)

Because it doesn't affect the person searching if Google's results don't show correctly the most popular results, it affects the company being pushed down the rankings - and the person searching is the person with decision-making power.

Of course it affects Google and the person searching if their results aren't the most useful results. People use and used Google because it gives the most relevant results for searches in the most easily usable manner thus far. If Google put shit results in the search page, then people would immediately go elsewhere as the friction/effort has increased to get the correct results. Google's entire business model is predicated on search relevance. That is why they beat the paid model that Yahoo and everyone else were using.
Also there is no such thing as the most popular result. There never has been. The results were always from day one decided on by a Google algorithm based off ranking metrics that they defined. The same is true for Bing or any other search engine,. The results are all interpretive. That is the only way a search engine can exist. Google does not always promote their own services first. Search app store and the iOS app store is the first organic result. Bing could buy and ad and show up near the top as well, and so can Google or Verizon or Amazon...

about a month and a half ago
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European Commission Reopens Google Antitrust Investigation

spacepimp Re:Because it sucks when you can't compete..... (96 comments)

It is a paid advertisement, followed by another paid ad for Verizonwireless app store. Organically I get the Apple iOS App store, and the next link is the OSX App store for Mavericks. SO If Google gave themselves an organic first result they'd be "Evil", and if they buy an ad to promote their own service, then they are Evil. The only way for Google to not be Evil is to completely ignore the end user and their own platform in the search.

Note when I do the same search for app store via Android, the same results are there. Considering the app store search from an Android device is significantly less likely to be concerned with the Apple App store, then you'd expect the results to promote the Play store, and they still don't./ What does Google need to do for horse shit commentators like you to be considered fair? From what I've seen they are damned for anything they do...

about a month and a half ago
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Is It Time To Split Linux Distros In Two?

spacepimp Re:Excellent Idea (282 comments)

You forgot:

Linux w/ Bing
Linux K (no media player)
Linux Ultimate
Linux embedded

about a month and a half ago
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First US Appeals Court Hears Arguments To Shut Down NSA Database

spacepimp Re:It's amazing (199 comments)

In no way is secret ruling, by a secret court, about secret interpretations of temporary Acts an amendment to the Constitution.

about 2 months ago
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A Thousand Kilobots Self-Assemble Into Complex Shapes

spacepimp Re:Killbots (56 comments)

You aren't alone. It reads like the beginning of a sci-fi novel.

about 2 months ago

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