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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

un1nsp1red Re:The Middle Class is the Bedrock of Society (832 comments)

"Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism's in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, 'I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me.' Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people."

4 days ago
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For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

un1nsp1red Re:Suckers (161 comments)

No doubt. I wasn't speaking to anything except the meaning of the phrase for OP (S/he seemed to think it meant 'labor treated lovingly' or something.) Who can afford to labor at something extensively and make no money? Most people work for a paycheck, and most people don't describe their job as a "labor of love."

4 days ago
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For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

un1nsp1red Re:Suckers (161 comments)

That's what makes it a labor of love. You're doing it because you love it -- not because of the pay or benefits. e.g., "I love making sandwiches. It doesn't pay shit, but it's a labor of love..."

5 days ago
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Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

un1nsp1red Re:Meh (201 comments)

And the Nexus 5.

about a week ago
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Kmart Says Its Payment System Was Hacked

un1nsp1red Re:Cash is king (101 comments)

Plus, it makes you look like a baller.

about two weeks ago
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Carl Sagan, as "Mr. X," Extolled Benefits of Marijuana

un1nsp1red Re:1996 called (263 comments)

Except dogs would also indicate people who had *had* weed in their luggage but no longer do. i.e., If you carry weed around in your bag all week and then flush it down the toilet, the dog is still going to smell the residual smell. They'd spend just as much time (or more) on false alarms.

about two weeks ago
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Adobe Spies On Users' eBook Libraries

un1nsp1red Re:Moo (150 comments)

As well it should. DVD encryption was broken 15 years ago....

about two weeks ago
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CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

un1nsp1red Re: feminists control the law! (195 comments)

How can you be free, if you don't have security? How can you be secure, if you aren't granted freedom (the definition of liberty)?

How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

about three weeks ago
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Seattle Passes Laws To Keep Residents From Wasting Food

un1nsp1red Re:Another terrible article courtesy of samzenpus (385 comments)

Bacon is huge. Definitely add it if you're cooking in the oven. I prefer grilling mine, though. They soak up mad grill flavor!

about a month ago
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US Rust Belt Manufacturing Rebounds Via Fracking Boom

un1nsp1red Re:Transition fuel (191 comments)

The rent in southern california is already too damn high. Please do not come to southern california.

about a month and a half ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

un1nsp1red Re:I like... (643 comments)

Whether they get a "good deal" on the military equipment isn't the point. Does any of that unneeded equipment cost more than a camera? Then get the camera instead.

about 2 months ago
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How Game Developers Turn Kickstarter Failure Into Success

un1nsp1red Re:Gimme money! (30 comments)

What ever happened to believing in your own idea enough to put your own money behind it? Or working hard to save money. Spending less on other stuff to pursue your dreams.

Kickstarter happened. Go back to any point in history and you will find people who would have taken free money had that been an option. Don't act like those were more virtuous times. The option to find backers/suckers (other than family) just didn't exist.

about a month ago
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Feds: Red Light Camera Firm Paid For Chicago Official's Car, Condo

un1nsp1red Re:Pretty obvious (115 comments)

Though everyone in Chicago is used to the endless taxation (of which the red light cameras are just one example), the more recent speed cameras they installed (and continue to install) felt more like a revenue generator than the former. People could see the potential harm-reduction of red light cameras, but not so much with the speed-trap cameras. We all knew both were just new means of taxation, but the speed cameras felt more brazen. Of course, after Daley sold the city's parking to a private company, I think everyone just became even more calloused and defeated with the endless cash-grabbing by the city.

about 2 months ago
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Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

un1nsp1red Re:Gettin All Up In Yo Biznis (419 comments)

And when they came back home, they would be free to play whatever games they chose.

Couldn't make it to the last sentence of TFS, eh?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

un1nsp1red Re: False dichotomy. (199 comments)

the group that understands the interface and uses the manual, and the group who turns to members of the first group for help at the slightest frustration.

This, to me, sounds like an argument for investing in UX and a user community. Again, they should be investing in all of these things. But, if I had to pick two, I'd be a lazy bastard and let the community support my product for me. Especially if I'm unable to provide quality/updated documentation.

about 2 months ago
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California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla

un1nsp1red Re:it's fake; California is still in deep trouble (327 comments)

Ah, that's a good read. Thanks for the link -- I wasn't aware of the cash-based budgeting tactic. I'd mod you up/informative if I hadn't already participated in the thread.

about 2 months ago
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About Half of Kids' Learning Ability Is In Their DNA

un1nsp1red Re:And what they did not publish (227 comments)

You seem to think teachers have a level of autonomy that they just don't have. There are likely teachers plenty capable of such feats. "Why they can't implement a solution" involves many more variables and pressure from all sides.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

un1nsp1red Re:Internet is dead, long live the Internet (427 comments)

I've unfortunately got one of those monopolies as my ISP (Time Warner), but they don't force their hardware on you. Bought my own Surfboard modem and my own RT-N66U router. Full control, and don't have to pay their stupid monthly leases for equipment.

about 2 months ago

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NSA CTO Patrick Dowd Moonlighting for Private Security Firm

un1nsp1red un1nsp1red writes  |  3 days ago

un1nsp1red (2503532) writes "Current NSA CTO Patrick Dowd has taken a part-time position with former-NSA director Keith Alexander's security firm IronNet Cybersecurity — while retaining his position as chief technology officer for the NSA. The Guardian states that "Patrick Dowd continues to work as a senior NSA official while also working part time for Alexander’s IronNet Cybersecurity, a firm reported to charge up to $1m a month for advising banks on protecting their data from hackers. It is exceedingly rare for a US official to be allowed to work for a private, for-profit company in a field intimately related to his or her public function." Some may give Alexander a pass on the possible conflict of interests as he's now retired, but what about a current NSA official moonlighting for a private security firm?"
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