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The Joys and Hype of Hadoop

tehcyder Re:Paywalled (51 comments)

You must be new here.

Sometimes, I don't even read the summary. Or most of the comments.

You must not be new here.

12 minutes ago
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The Joys and Hype of Hadoop

tehcyder Re:It's simple... (51 comments)

The reason they're running into problems is they haven't fully embraced the synergy in B2B ROI cloud possibilities. If they utilize agile scrum development, they will be able to be on the bleeding edge of viral blog immersion while reaching convergence with real-time content management crowdsourcing.

The first ten words made sense and were in actual English. You're doing it wrong.

20 minutes ago
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Startup Helps You Build Your Very Own Picosatellite On a Budget

tehcyder Re:Time to build a picorocket, then. (9 comments)

If only it was a bit easier to put 1g into orbit...

The best option seems to be to build magnetic nano-satellites and disperse them as a dust cloud over NASA rockets about to be launched. Some are bound to reach orbit.

Yeah, anyone with even basic DIY skills can knock up a cloud of magnetic nano-satellites in their kitchen over breakfast.

about half an hour ago
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RFID-Blocking Blazer and Jeans Could Stop Wireless Identity Theft

tehcyder Re:while you are at it (52 comments)

Why not trousers+condoms all built-in...this has to be the more stupid informercial I have seen here for a while.

This is slashdot, advertising condoms here would be like targeting the Taliban with whisky ads.

1 hour ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

tehcyder Re:About Fucking Time (349 comments)

Stuff like this happens with most wars. Cuban revolution is no different in that regard. Citizens who flea into the arms of the enemy very often lose a lot of sympathy from back home. Perhaps there are still some people in England patiently waiting to regain the land that was taken away from their ancestors by those upstart American yahoos.

Funny how it's always different when it's the US who does the "liberation".

3 hours ago
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New AP Course, "Computer Science Principles," Aims To Make CS More Accessible

tehcyder Re:Confused. (191 comments)

Isn't this the same crowd that says there ARE no differences between boys and girls and therefore girls should be in represented equally in STEM careers?

Yet the way they intended to remedy the imbalance is to create curriculum specifically for girls, who are no different than boys.

The last fifty years or so of social history appears to have passed you by.

yesterday
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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

tehcyder Re:Great idea but let's make it more efficient (185 comments)

By eliminating the return trip this could be far more effective and efficient. Permanent settlers would not need a return vehicle so all that energy and material could be used to take more materials and people.

People like you are why the term "space nutter" exists.

You aren't going to permanently settle anywhere in a 100m long airship, and the surface is basically uninhabitable.

There is absolutely no point sending humans to Venus, unless as a form of cruel and unusual punishment.

yesterday
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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

tehcyder Re:not a serious proposal (185 comments)

As soon as they said "manned", it was obvious that this isn't serious. There's no purpose to sending people to sit forever in a closed capsule.

You say that, but there are plenty of mentally ill people on slashdot who would happily live in a tin can for a couple of years, and die on Mars living in a small tin hut.

yesterday
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

tehcyder Re:Good, we're not trying to create more work (572 comments)

It will have to support it, because history has shown time and time again that if things get too bad for the peasants they revolt.

History has also shown time and time again that those in power are very bad at remembering this.

yesterday
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

tehcyder Re:Does the job still get done? (572 comments)

We have at least a cultural instinct, possibly a genetic instinct, to think that people who work a lot deserve to have a lot of possessions and status, while people who work a little or don't work at all deserve nothing.

Well, that varies by culture. People from the US and Japan, for instance, seem to worship work as a good thing in itself.

As an Englishman, I would rather that everybody was able to live like Eighteenth Century aristocrats.

yesterday
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Graphene: Fast, Strong, Cheap, and Impossible To Use

tehcyder Re:Now if only... (182 comments)

Name the logical fallacy you claim the grandparent to be using.

Where the set A is "impossible things" and B is "possible things":

Because a subset of A has become B does not imply that all A will become B.

Don't know what the name is, but it's basic logic.

Landing a man on the moon would have been considered impossible two hundred yeara ago. time travel is considered impossible now.

Just because we landed a man on the moon doesn't mean we will ever have time travel.

2 days ago
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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

tehcyder Re:undocumented immigrant (428 comments)

But our rights are endowed by our Creator, and apply to everyone, not just American citizens.

There is an obvious flaw in that argument, namely that there is no such thing as our Creator.

2 days ago
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Skype Unveils Preview of Live English-To-Spanish Translator

tehcyder Re:Yeah right. (99 comments)

For idioms, you just use a lookup table. Even Google Translate gets almost all of them right

No, it doesn't.

You have clearly never tried the "translate from English to X, then X to English" game with anything more complicated than "the sky is blue".

2 days ago
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Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars

tehcyder Re:Waste (190 comments)

Such a waste of money.
This will not make it onto the roads: overly complex.

The money would be better spent on actual transparent material.
If we could manufacture a material as transparent as glass or plastic, with similar properties as steel, they would make excellent pillars.

` Yeah, and if we could just find a way of getting cold fusion to work we'd have almost unlimited power.

2 days ago
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Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars

tehcyder Re:Fiat Multipla (190 comments)

Yeah! I don't have any A-pillars in my convertible.

Me neither on my horse!

2 days ago
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Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars

tehcyder Re:Created? (190 comments)

As a regular driver, I'm sure Bennett Haselton would approve, although he would probably require a few pages to discuss the online security implications of these cameras.

2 days ago
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Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars

tehcyder Re:Driver in video was unfamiliar with the car (190 comments)

No, in the UK it is standard for the turn signal stalk to be on the left, right is usually the wipers.

It is actually a bad design, as you tend to have the headlight main beam selector/flasher on the left stalk too, plus you use your left hand for changing gear as well, since most UK cars are manual as well as RHD.

2 days ago
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Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars

tehcyder Re:You mean Tata (190 comments)

do you also call a Ferrari a Fiat? a Lamborghini a Volkswagen?

Yes, it really pisses the owners off.

2 days ago
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Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars

tehcyder Re:Wow - technology continues to advance! (190 comments)

I don't understand why people buy new cars. Buy one that's 1 year old for 30% less and still get "new car insurance" since it's less than five years old. I guess it's the fanbois that like the New Shiny and just have to have it now.

New cars don't smell of other people's bottoms.

2 days ago

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