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How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

trytoguess Re:not sexist (232 comments)

Since you aren't sexist, it's safe to say you don't believe there's anything better or worse about the two pronouns. In that case, does it really matter what pronoun someone uses to substitute a proper noun? We've used he as the default for years and the general consensus was mostly "meh." Why is "she" so bothersome? Is it aesthetic? Is it because the usage of "she" brings up images of shrill anti-male feminists? If it's because of the second reason... well think of it this way. That's like being the polar opposite of groups who cry "female oppression!" each time someone uses the masculine pronoun in a mixed gender setting. I don't think being on either camp is a good thing. Both sides are too sensitive and whatnot.

about three weeks ago

Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

trytoguess Re:100 percent bullshit (200 comments)

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but from I know of human history the expectation of children was that they should be able to quietly observe their parents and learn from them. And of course early actions like hunting would require paying close attention for long periods of time. I suppose ADHD would've been ok when we were hunter gathers, but once we moved on to tool useage and planning on ways to procure food, it it would've become a liability.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do About the Sorry State of FOSS Documentation?

trytoguess Re:Rapidly obsolete documentation (430 comments)

Patreon might fit the bill. In that crowdfunding site, people pledge to pay x amount of cash each time a product is released. I've seen this used for internet video producers, but there doesn't seem to be a reason this can't be used for regular documentation.

about a month and a half ago

Amazon Sues After Ex-Worker Takes Google Job

trytoguess Re:Non-compete agreements are BS. (272 comments)

As my pappy would say, there's a different between smart and diligent. Being able to calculate pi while masturbating? That's smart. Reading a contract cause you're concerned there might be dubious clauses? That's diligent.

about 2 months ago

Why The Korean Government Could Go Open Source By 2020

trytoguess Re:RoK? Or PRoK? (64 comments)

It's always the RoK when people just say Korea. If a news organization is talking about North Korea they will specifically spell out that NORTH Korea did XYZ. It's analogous to having two Bobs in one house. One's an average dude, while the other locks himself in his room, stepping out every once in awhile to brag about how awesome his 2" penis is. In everyday conversions, they'll be Bob and crazy Bob.

about 3 months ago

Sony Winding Down the PSP

trytoguess Re:Piracy (85 comments)

While userbase may be the number one reason to not develop for the PSP, it's likely the ease of piracy was another major concern. Cause lets fact it, free beats paid any day. Doesn't help that piracy was in many ways a superior option since it let you carry multiple games in 1 card and saved battery life by not utilizing the umd drive.

about 3 months ago

FCC Website Hobbled By Comment Trolls Incited By Comedian John Oliver

trytoguess Re:Just goes to show (144 comments)

An anon calls for a site to put in steps to prevent any random Joe/Jane from posting on a site? The irony, oh it hurts...

about 3 months ago

Microsoft Finally Selling Xbox One Without Kinect

trytoguess Re:The most conservative machine leads. (227 comments)

Not always. Nintendo played things safe with the N64, giving us another iteration of their family friendly cartridge using console and came in second. Sony did to the PS3 what they did to the PS2, and gave us a machine that was hard to program but (supposedly) powerful, and they did.. poorly.

All in all, I think the most important factor in the gaming market is simply price. PS1 was cheaper than the N64, PS3 was the most expensive console in it's generation etc.

about 4 months ago

Lessig Launches a Super PAC To End All Super PACs

trytoguess Re:elections are bought (465 comments)

I'm genuinely curious, how would damaging/destroying the economy get our country back? I'm been thinking on it for a few minutes and I can't see your logic. Mayhap you're saying that we need to destroy the country before we can save it? If that's the case, all I can say is, it's easy to destroy a government, it's far harder to then build a better one. If you don't have a serious plan on what to do after shit hits the fan (and enough people supporting you) the initial result will inevitably be worse than what you started with. Only times this isn't the case is if a government is so corrupt that anything else ends up being better.

about 5 months ago

Titanfall Dev Claims Xbox One Doesn't Need DX12 To Improve Performance

trytoguess Re:maybe I'm old (117 comments)

As someone noted in another comment, developers were shown hardware that was much faster than the actual Xbox One. Creating a rather awkward situation where they were creating games that couldn't be run on the actual machine w/o some cuts and/or issues. Interesting enough, the N64 apparently also had similar issues.

about 5 months ago

Federal Bill Would Criminalize Revenge Porn Websites

trytoguess Re:Freedom of Speech? (328 comments)

If you don't want to be the victim of a crazy asshole that will steal half your money, don't get married in the first place.

While there's nothing wrong with your logic, human relationships are based on trust, so people will always do things that could screw them up if the relationship is damaged. Sure, many folks are pessimistic and will play things safe (prenups, no sexy pics etc). Still, many others are more trusting and/or young and will do things just to make their significant other happy, and will probably be offended if you tell them to view the ones they love as a potential liability.

about 5 months ago

The Emerging RadioShack/Netflix Debacle

trytoguess Re:Slickdeals Dark Side (122 comments)

You mention FW several times. Might I know what site you're referring to?

about 7 months ago

I'd prefer military fiction books that are ...

trytoguess Re:Well written (236 comments)

Are you sure? Things like themes and setting doesn't matter to you at all? You'd be equally entertained reading a book set in the distant past (which would focus on historical events usually) compared to a book set in a sci-fi universe (which has a more leeway)?

about 7 months ago

South Carolina Woman Jailed After Failing To Return Movie Rented Nine Years Ago

trytoguess Re:WHO. THE. FUCK. HERE. CARES. (467 comments)

Best to just leave a site/channel/whatnot if you think they suck I'd say. Minimizes all the personal drama one tends to feel.

about 7 months ago

South Carolina Woman Jailed After Failing To Return Movie Rented Nine Years Ago

trytoguess Re:Can we get grammar cops too? (467 comments)

To be fair, that could've just been a typing error since the r and d keys are close together. Course, if you're touch typing you shouldn't make that mistake so who knows?

about 7 months ago

How Russia Transformed a Subtropical Beach Resort To Host the Winter Olympics

trytoguess Re:Putin's Games (359 comments)

The bit about the most expensive game in history, (Beijing is no. 2 and they did a summer Olympic for goodness sakes) belies your whole everyone is equally corrupt belief.

about 7 months ago

North Korea's Home-Grown Operating System Mimics OS X

trytoguess Re:Serious question (252 comments)

The Korean writing system has spaces between words, though words can be split over one line. See this korean wiki article for example.

about 7 months ago

Firefox 27 Released: TLS 1.2 Support, SPDY 3.1, SocialAPI Improvements

trytoguess Android version let you start in privacy mode now? (167 comments)

Curious if the folks who got the update saw this feature. I thought it would be a pretty desirable setting in a mobile browser, but the last version didn't seem to have it, even in about:config.

about 7 months ago

Asus Announces Small Form Factor 'Chromebox' PCs

trytoguess Re:GET ME OUT OF THE BETA! (125 comments)

You're going to want to delete slashdot's cookies to get out of beta mode.

about 7 months ago

South Koreans Using Kinect To Monitor DMZ

trytoguess Re:Why is the south doing this? (133 comments)

So, google it myself eh? What a half assed response. But, since I was curious I did do that. The first result is a wiki article on the topic which doesn't mention any regular kidnapping of S. Korean and Japanese women for sexual slavery. Second one is a hubpages article which also says nothing on the topic. All in all, the first page of the google search mentions N. Korean women (especially women who flee N. Korea) getting exploited, but again nothing about regularly stealing women from countries that could destroy N. Korea should they feel like it. So I have to wonder, where are these "plenty of sources" you mention?

about 7 months ago


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