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Adam Carolla Settles With Podcasting Patent Troll

wed128 Re:Dammit! Adam you rolled over... (63 comments)

They are not Nielson, but they are a significant (if not perfectly distributed) sample of podcast listeners, and one of very few centralized sources of data on the subject.

about a week ago
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Raspberry Pi Gameboy

wed128 Re:The golden question.. (60 comments)

Not to be a grammar nazi, but why did you single-quote the word 'emulating'? Did you mean it ironically or something? The word itself seems to be used correctly...

about a month ago
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The World's Best Living Programmers

wed128 Re:No exhaustive.. (285 comments)

Stroustrup isn't really a great programmer, he's a guy who did a great job marketing a really terrible programming language.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Feasible To Revive an Old Linux PC Setup?

wed128 Re:Misguided (176 comments)

True, but not for under 10 watts...
it's all about trade-offs.

about 2 months ago
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France Cries Foul At World Cup "Spy Drone"

wed128 Re:Easy. (138 comments)

Non-damaging to the drone

These inexpensive toy drones are pretty lightweight. I doubt a paintball *wouldn't* damage the drone...

about 2 months ago
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Samsung Debuts Thin Galaxy Tab S With Super AMOLED 2560X1600 Display

wed128 Re:No word on cost (176 comments)

But without anything like iTunes behind it.

Not having iTunes sounds like a feature...they should charge a premium.

about 2 months ago
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When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

wed128 Re:Not any time soon (305 comments)

This is why we still have HTTP with cookies, HTML, JavaScript and Flash rather than a new protocol.

Flash can be safely ignored, because it's going away.

That leaves HTTP, HTML, and Javascript.
A new protocol that did all the stuff as a transport protocol, markup language, and scripting language would be a bloated mess. There's a reason that the functionality is separated this way. People often use each of these technologies separately.

about 2 months ago
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When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

wed128 Re:IPv6 Addresses (305 comments)

With variable length, no less

about 2 months ago
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A Different Kind of Linux Smartphone: Samsung To Sell Tizen-Based Model Z

wed128 Re:Tizen can run Android apps (105 comments)

Which is amazing, considering that android apps are mostly emulated when they're run *on android*

about 3 months ago
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A Different Kind of Linux Smartphone: Samsung To Sell Tizen-Based Model Z

wed128 Re:This is getting interesting (105 comments)

Why not just write android apps? Why wait?

about 3 months ago
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A Different Kind of Linux Smartphone: Samsung To Sell Tizen-Based Model Z

wed128 Re:Samsing sucks (105 comments)

If you'd use both, you'd see that they are really not as similar as you'd think at first glance.

about 3 months ago
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'Curiosity' Lead Engineer Suggests Printing Humans On Other Planets

wed128 Re:A lot of bits (323 comments)

He said possible, not likely or known...

about 3 months ago
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Facebook Refuses To Share Employee Race and Gender Data

wed128 Re:Ugg the diversity brigade strikes again (250 comments)

I currently interview for engeering positions. We get *very* few older applicants. I'm not sure i believe all of these

older engineers who are out of work

exist. At the very least, I haven't seen their resumes.

In my experience, competent engineers tend to have jobs.

about 3 months ago
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Facebook Refuses To Share Employee Race and Gender Data

wed128 Re:Ugg the diversity brigade strikes again (250 comments)

The excuse for the H1-B visa is that you can't find anyone to do that work.

This is not entirely untrue -- Where I live, it's really hard to find competent engineers. Many people graduating college are simply not qualified to do many of these jobs that foreigners are imported for.

about 3 months ago
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Private Keys Stolen Within Hours From Heartbleed OpenSSL Site

wed128 Re:The CA should not revoke the certificates, (151 comments)

OK, then they should invalidate ALL certificates, test customers for the patch, give patched customers new certs, and refuse to give new certs to unpatched customers. It's their business to maintain a 'web of trust'.

about 4 months ago

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