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Why Cloud Infrastructure Pricing Is Absurd

swilde23 Re:cloud what? (191 comments)

That's assuming all you want to do is store files. And that you don't care that they are all in the same location. And that you can store them all on a single hard drive.

Old school might be ok for you. I just hope you never manage the IT for any company I work at.

about a year ago
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Duke Energy Scraps Plans For Florida Nuclear Plant, Forced To Delay Others

swilde23 Re:Shame (233 comments)

As opposed to the current methods we use to produce our power.

about a year ago
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Lobster, a New Game Programming Language, Now Available As Open Source

swilde23 Re:gag me with a shift button (153 comments)

Please tell me that people aren't writing games in Perl... for the love of all that is sacred in this world.

about a year ago
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BitCoin Mining, Other Virtual Activity Taxable Under US Law

swilde23 Re:Uhm... (239 comments)

It's like a baron, but with more rolling of the arrrrrrrrrrs

about a year ago
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Florida DOT Cuts Yellow Light Delay Ignoring Federal Guidelines, Citations Soar

swilde23 Re:Burn karma burn! (507 comments)

Yes. When you use the right words to describe things, it can be said that it is more "clear".

My only problem with your original statement was that you phrased it in a way that stated that both drivers shared some fault (and the only fault that matters is legal). That isn't true, I realize that you (now, perhaps) realize that, and hopefully the people of Slashdot realize that.

Enough of this distraction... Now, if someone would just address the actual points of my initial "troll" posting. :) (I'm burned out though now)

about a year and a half ago
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Florida DOT Cuts Yellow Light Delay Ignoring Federal Guidelines, Citations Soar

swilde23 Re:Burn karma burn! (507 comments)

The actual fix was to just add quotes around the yellow (I just realized I missed that). If you want to drive through actual yellow lights, you can. But if it goes red before you enter the intersection, I hope that you get eaten by an alligator.

about a year and a half ago
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Florida DOT Cuts Yellow Light Delay Ignoring Federal Guidelines, Citations Soar

swilde23 Re:Burn karma burn! (507 comments)

I can't disagree anymore strongly with that statement. Both drivers are not in the wrong.

A green light means I can legally go. Suggesting anything else is stupid and wrong.

But given your feelings about this maybe making sure that you aren't going to get hit by people running red lights isn't necessarily a terrible idea, since it appears that you think running through red lights is only mostly against the law.

about a year and a half ago
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Florida DOT Cuts Yellow Light Delay Ignoring Federal Guidelines, Citations Soar

swilde23 Re:Burn karma burn! (507 comments)

Technically?

Explain to me how this isn't entirely the "chick in the SUV"s fault?

Your friend had a green light. She had a red light. Your friend entered the intersection legally. She enters the intersection illegally. A collision ensues.

At what point in that scenario was the "chick in the SUV" in the right... at all?

about a year and a half ago
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Florida DOT Cuts Yellow Light Delay Ignoring Federal Guidelines, Citations Soar

swilde23 Re:Burn karma burn! (507 comments)

Also... that post had sarcasm.

Sorry about that.

(this post only contains moderate amounts of sarcasm)

about a year and a half ago
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Florida DOT Cuts Yellow Light Delay Ignoring Federal Guidelines, Citations Soar

swilde23 Re:Burn karma burn! (507 comments)

I used the term "yellow" in quotes for a reason. The rest of the post is referring to people actually running red lights (and presumably claiming that the yellow wasn't long enough).

The other driver's light wasn't close to yellow. My light had been green long enough for me to be halfway through the intersection. And I wish it had been a horse instead of a Denali.

about a year and a half ago
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Florida DOT Cuts Yellow Light Delay Ignoring Federal Guidelines, Citations Soar

swilde23 Re:Burn karma burn! (507 comments)

This is a strawman. We're not talking about a 6 second differences. We're talking about less than half a second.

Also, when I said "yellow" apparently you didn't catch the implication. I understand that the rest of my post was about people running red lights, and that making that connection in the one sentence with sarcasm is hard...

but really, this is the internet!

about a year and a half ago
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Florida DOT Cuts Yellow Light Delay Ignoring Federal Guidelines, Citations Soar

swilde23 Re:Burn karma burn! (507 comments)

What I'm saying is that people shouldn't speed, and they shouldn't run red lights.

about a year and a half ago
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Florida DOT Cuts Yellow Light Delay Ignoring Federal Guidelines, Citations Soar

swilde23 Re: Burn karma burn! (507 comments)

Brave AC!

about a year and a half ago
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Florida DOT Cuts Yellow Light Delay Ignoring Federal Guidelines, Citations Soar

swilde23 Re:Burn karma burn! (507 comments)

No. "Yellow" as in the light was already red, and had been green for me long enough to be halfway through the intersection.

about a year and a half ago
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Florida DOT Cuts Yellow Light Delay Ignoring Federal Guidelines, Citations Soar

swilde23 Burn karma burn! (507 comments)

Why does this have to be about safety.

FIRST) From what I understand, the difference in light duration is because they changed the formula. Instead of using the speed that they assume people are traveling, they are now using the speed which is posted. It's not some arbitrary difference that some red-light camera company man came up with. (if this is not actually the case, someone prove me wrong).

SECOND) You only get a ticket if you enter the intersection AFTER the light has gone red.

Full disclosure, 4 years ago we here very nearly hit square on by someone blowing through a "yellow" light. Instead of killing both me and my wife (our sedan vs her lifted SUV), she just ran over our hood. If we had been 2 feet further into the intersection, I would most likely not be here typing this message. I have ZERO sympathy for people who try to beat red lights. The equations they use to determine the yellow light duration take stopping distance into account. The laws shouldn't be wrtitten just because you are going 10mph over the speed limit, and can't safely stop in time.

Stop speeding, stop running yellow lights, stop bitching.

about a year and a half ago
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Baseball Software Can't Score What Jean Segura Did Friday

swilde23 Re:Had this same problem with women (223 comments)

It's not so much about what you are able to do one day vs the next... it's when you get caught trying to steal third base, and are sent scrambling back to second, only to find out that it's already occupied. Thinking you're done, you head back to the couch, only to realize that first base is still open... and there you go, safe!

about a year and a half ago
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Hackers Swipe Unreleased Game From Ubisoft

swilde23 Unreleased game, footage of it being played?? (99 comments)

Either the hackers are also great bug fixers, or the game was more ready for prime-time then some of the crap that is marked "gold".

I wish someone would hack my computer, and fix all my bugs :(

about a year and a half ago
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Scientists Create World's First 3D-Printed 3D Printer

swilde23 Re:Rot proofing sentances (71 comments)

She nag nowhere!

i.e. Fur ant abjurer

I hate fur and abjurers

about a year and a half ago
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Mobile Phone Use Patterns Identify Individuals Better Than Fingerprints

swilde23 Re:I did not consenet (88 comments)

Whoever marked this insightful... good job!

teehee

about a year and a half ago
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Mobile Phone Use Patterns Identify Individuals Better Than Fingerprints

swilde23 Re:I did not consenet (88 comments)

Not that you really have a choice, but which link in the Humancentipad do you want to be?

about a year and a half ago

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swilde23 swilde23 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

9 troll mods to 1 informative.

Apparently posting about how breaking the law is illegal gets you flagged as a troll.

I admit, my wording is a bit inflammatory, but still. Good job mods!

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