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Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

whistlingtony Re:Environmentalists is why we still pump carbon (628 comments)

You didn't read the article. They're saying we need to go beyond reduction and into carbon capture. Going all nuclear TODAY would not solve the problem.

2 days ago
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Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

whistlingtony Bogus Nuclear Summary (628 comments)

The two google engineers in question found that if we cut off carbon emission TODAY (like, say, going nuclear) it would already be too late. They were advocating climate engineering, which is to say we need NOT ONLY a cuttoff of carbon emission, but also massive carbon CAPTURE.

The submitter apparently didn't even read the article this time. How Sad.

2 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

whistlingtony Re:MOD PARENT RACIST (1087 comments)

Racism in America is over people. We got a black president, everything's equal now. See? The comment above proves it. No More Racism. Phew... Well, glad we fixed that, on to global warming.

I'm very curious why so many people NEED to have this not be racism. They seem awfully defensive about it. I think it's because they don't want to admit the problem is still real, because that might mean they were part of the problem. Even the most racist of my Elders swears they're not racist, while making giant racist statements in public. "Now, I'm not a racist, but...."

America has a problem. Well, the whole world has a problem, but I live here damnit... And I've started to notice that little sneer people say when they talk about "liberals" and "progressives", as if wanting an equal playing field and a little justice and accountability is a bad thing.... What's wrong with you people?

2 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

whistlingtony Re:MOD PARENT RACIST (1087 comments)

I haven't seen those statistics... Where might I find them? Somewhere other than your ass please? :D

Remember kids, we don't have the death penalty for robbery. If we did, a JUDGE hands it out, not the cops. Brown MAY have been an asshole, but we don't shoot people for that. I don't want to live in a country where the cops can shoot people and there are no consequences.

I'd cry about the morality of the age, but I think we've always been like this. I don't believe in "the good ole days" when people had more empathy for their fellow human beings.

What's wrong with you people? Why are you broken?

2 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

whistlingtony Re:Flip Argument (1087 comments)

angry people shouting makes for better ratings than sad people marching peacefully. You should know by know that the media in America is after ratings, not truth. As to the video of Brown in the store? We don't give death penalties for being an asshole.

Cops have tasers for a reason.

Cops should have cameras on them at all times. It keeps the cops and the citizens more civil and more honest.

2 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

whistlingtony Re:Flip Argument (1087 comments)

This is why cops should wear cameras. If we're going to authorize a human being to shoot another human being, there should be a record to see if that shooting was justified. All of this could be a clear case if we could simply watch what had happened.

2 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

whistlingtony Re:MOD PARENT RACIST (1087 comments)

Hey Hairy Feet? Why is it bad to have empathy for people? Why are you making fun of people for caring about other people? What's wrong with you?

And why does your song automatically assume that non whites kill or steal? Why are you so scornful to women?

Why is it a bad thing to want justice in the world? Why is that a bad thing?

2 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

whistlingtony Re:MOD PARENT RACIST (1087 comments)

blah blah blah blah.....

The problem isn't that Brown was black and Wilson was white. The problem is that cops keep killing black people. This isn't an isolated incident, and the people of Ferguson aren't marching because of one victim. This has been building for a LONG time. America still has a race problem. Anyone who thinks otherwise simply doesn't know what they're talking about.

I used to be one of the folks that said racism was dead. I used to be one of the folks who said the system was equal. Then I had experiences that showed me otherwise.

All this arguing serves for nothing. Those people that think racism is ended and all of this is just black people whining cannot be convinced. No one ever had an arguement and then stopped and said "Gosh, you're right, I've been wrong this whole time!". They (just like me back then) need to see this in themselves, in others, in the world.... Experience is the great teacher.

A boy is dead. He didn't have to die. Whatever he did or didn't do, he should not be dead. It keeps happening. Hell, it happens almost every week... and that's NOT an exaggeration. What happened in the last week? Oh yeah, that (completely innocent) dude shot in the stairwell by a rookie cop in NYC.

All this arguing back and forth is sad. A boy is dead. A human being died. Have some f'in respect people.....

2 days ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

whistlingtony Re:So basically (441 comments)

Ahem.... There were TWO bills, ONE of which was introduced by Jim Sensenbrenner, a republican in the House. I don't know how it started, and Sensenbrenner is the guy that helped WRITE the Patriot Act, who later said "oops". He gets credit for that in my book. Anyway, the HOUSE (R controlled) version went through committees and THAT version extended the Patriot act and didn't go far enough.

The OTHER bill was introduced by Patrick Leahy, a Dem in the Senate. THAT version was stronger, and THAT version unequivocally was BLOCKED by Republicans in the Sentate.

If you'd care to look for yourself... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U...

So, it seems you don't know what you're talking about....

about a week ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

whistlingtony Re:So basically (441 comments)

you know, that's actually not true. If everyone up and voted Independant, we'd have a radically different government. That Rs and Ds can scare us into voting for them, using each other to fear monger, is OUR failure.

This isn't the Government's fault. This is OUR fault. They stay in power through OUR stupidity and ignorance.

about a week ago
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The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia

whistlingtony Re:We have one in the US, too (231 comments)

AC is complaining about washington. Meanwhile, if the government tried to do this, there'd be some dude ranting about death panels and socialism. I get that my cry of hypocracy isn't entirely accurate. We're all fed up with Washington (Meanwhile, how many independants were elected this midterm cycle? Oh, none?) and we all understand that Washington is filled with crony capitalists and bought politicians, with a few minor exceptions that I can count on one hand.... But that doesn't automatically mean we can safely assume that taking care of old people isn't the role of government....

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Who's the Doctors Without Borders of Technology?

whistlingtony Re:how does JavaScript work without computers? (112 comments)

" The problem is the corrupt officials that demand kickbacks for letting any of that happen, the religious fuckwits demanding medieval education and the racist cunts outraged that someone in another village may be trying to better themselves. [] But that's Africa for you."

Are you SURE that's just Africa? It sounds pretty familiar.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Kisses-Up To Obama, Publicly Agrees On Net Neutrality

whistlingtony Re:Trojan Horse. Obama + Comcast = free and open? (258 comments)

I have a hard time taking ANYONE seriously after they've called Obama a socialist. I don't think you know what that word means... I don't think you know what a LOT of words mean....

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Kisses-Up To Obama, Publicly Agrees On Net Neutrality

whistlingtony Re:When Net Neutrality is not Net Neutrality (258 comments)

"There IS still the debate on whether Comcast is genuine on wanting net neutrality."

Uh.. no there isn't. They don't want net neutrality. They are NOT genuine on wanting it. There is no debate.

I also think you're a shill.... The internet WAS title II regulated, and started going downhill when we removed that regulation. Title II is simple, and not onerous, and we had a boom time in network upgrades and rollouts under it, because it forced the big guys to lease lines to the little guys at a fair price.

You sir, are a liar.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Kisses-Up To Obama, Publicly Agrees On Net Neutrality

whistlingtony Re:Window Dressing. (258 comments)

When Clinton was proposing to his health care fix back in the 90s... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C..., the Republicans came up with this brilliant plan of using mandates to buy private insurance. Sound familiar?

From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H... ... "An individual mandate to purchase healthcare was initially proposed by the politically conservative Heritage Foundation in 1989 as an alternative to single-payer health care. From its inception, the idea of an individual mandate was championed by Republican politicians as a free-market approach to health-care reform.[13][14] The individual mandate was felt to resonate with conservative principles of individual responsibility, and conservative groups recognized that the healthcare market was unique."

So, yes, some of us are a bit irked that the Great Hope passed a conservative health care reform bill.....

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Kisses-Up To Obama, Publicly Agrees On Net Neutrality

whistlingtony Re:Window Dressing. (258 comments)

I should note, 80% spent on premiums would start a RIOT in other countries. They get pissed when the insurance companies are keeping 5% for "overhead". Our 20% is a joke.

It should be obvious to everyone that the only reason Republicans are opposed to the ACA is "Because Governement is bad!" and that they've gerrymandered their own districts so much that Ronald Reagan couldn't win a Republican primary any more... He's too far left!

about two weeks ago
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AT&T To "Pause" Gigabit Internet Rollout Until Net Neutrality Is Settled

whistlingtony No one mentions that they WERE common carriers (308 comments)

I like how NONE of the corporate owned media is saying that the internet WAS regulated under title 2 back in the day, and it KICKED ASS back then. I like how none of the corporate owned media is mentioning how awesome it was back in the dial up days since the phone companies HAD to lease their lines. I like how no one mentions the plethora of small independant ISPs we had, how real competition kept prices sane, and how even today you can probably find a couple of dial up ISPs in your neighborhood (shudder).

The internet prospered under Title 2. Put it back there.....

about two weeks ago
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FCC Confirms Delay of New Net Neutrality Rules Until 2015

whistlingtony Re:The providers (127 comments)

In addition to the fine replies above, perhaps they should ALSO shoulder the burden because they took HUGE subsidies from the government to create the pipes they're now trying to monopolize...

Also, WHAT burden? Is it a burden to NOT fuck up the pipes?

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

whistlingtony Re:ISPs don't want to take Cogent's money (706 comments)

1. uses for the internet change. That's not my problem...

2. I already paid for them to move bits. It shouldn't matter where they come from.

3. That's not my problem. See number two.

4. That's not my problem. See number two.

5. No they don't. You made that up.

6. That's also not my problem. See number 2. AGAIN.

about two weeks ago
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Berlin's Digital Exiles: Where Tech Activists Go To Escape the NSA

whistlingtony Re: Land of the Free (231 comments)

Start talking about the Koran or explosions while you're in an airplane.... It may not be ILLEGAL per se, but they'll still ground the plane and give you a cavity search..... America is NOT the land of the free, no matter how many times you repeat it to yourself.

about two weeks ago

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How to get a project coded?

whistlingtony whistlingtony writes  |  more than 4 years ago

whistlingtony (691548) writes "Hello world!

Heh. Sorry.

So, I had an idea for a piece of software that I wanted coded. Unfortunately, it's been years since I touched that stuff. I'm beyond rusty. I'd really like for the thing to see the light of day, but...

How can one go about hiring a programmer? A quick google search turned up a couple of websites, but they seemed... sketchy. I find it ironic that a programmer might know of such a website, but a non programmer who would want to use it probably would not.

My Idea:
I hate facebook. I hate it with a passion. Still, I'd like to put up an online journal website for friends and family to check up on me. I'd prefer to run it myself. I don't want to deal with huge config files. I don't want to write HTML. I'm 31 now. I just want my software to work.

I'd like to have a web server written for me in Python. I enjoy python and once the thing is written, then I could tinker and poke at it.

I'd like for me to have some folders. In the "Front Page" folder would text files. The web server would put those up as updates to the main page. Other folders would have text and pictures in them, and those would be links from the main page. I'd like to keep it simple, no flash or moving objects or anything.

Eventually I'd like to move it to HTML5 so videos could be posted in the same manner.

That's it really. A simple web server that creates pages based on the text and picture content of folders and organized by folders. A bare minimum configuration file, preferably none at all. I want it programmed in Python. Preferably, I'd want everything served up in HTML5. I'd also want the rights to open source the thing.

I have money. How do I give it to someone to do this?

-Tony Diethelm
Hater of Facebook"
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I need a language agnostic book on pseudocoding

whistlingtony whistlingtony writes  |  more than 6 years ago

whistlingtony (691548) writes "Hi all,

I am not a programmer, but have a smattering of programming knacks in various languages picked up over the years. One of the best things I learned was that going through and doing pseudocode makes everything so much easer and cleaner. Once that's written down everything else is just language specifics. I'm looking for a good book that is language agnostic and deals strictly with the practice of pseudocoding. I can't find one that seems good. Can anyone recommend one to me?

Thanks!

Whistlingtony"

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