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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

xevioso Re:Math is hard (555 comments)

No, math was hard. To this day I remember swearing up and down to my mother, despite her showing me on a calculator that 50 + 50 = 100, that it actually was 110. I also had great difficulty with subtraction.

about a week ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

xevioso Re:So close, so far (555 comments)

I've got it! A Nerf Barbie with a smartphone gun! I'll make billions!

about a week ago
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Interviews: Warren Ellis Answers Your Questions

xevioso Re:Who cares (15 comments)

I do. So that's at least one.

about two weeks ago
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For Some Would-Be Google Glass Buyers and Devs, Delays May Mean Giving Up

xevioso Re:Early adopters (154 comments)

"This would be most useful for flipped classrooms [wikipedia.org] so the teacher does not need to return to the desktop dashboard between helping students, but can go from student-to-student-to-student. "

Or...and I know this is a shocking concept...the students could raise their hands when they need assistance?

This is what the OP meant by a solution in search of a problem.

about two weeks ago
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For Some Would-Be Google Glass Buyers and Devs, Delays May Mean Giving Up

xevioso Re:Early adopters (154 comments)

No one owns your information, least of all you. It's publicly accessible information that Joe Schmuckatelli lives at 1234 Schmuckatelli Lane. Dig a little further and you find out that Mr. Schmucklatelli went to a certain high school in a certain town. You don't own this information, and neither do they. They just aggregate it and make it easily available. What's wrong with that?

about two weeks ago
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Will Lyft and Uber's Shared-Ride Service Hurt Public Transit?

xevioso No. (237 comments)

It will not. It's much cheaper to take public transportation in most cities; the only time it would make sense would be on longer trips, because you are saving alot of time by taking Lyft or Uber, but you sure the hell aren't saving money.

And it's much easier to find a cab in San Francisco nowadays, not only because they are having to compete with rideshares, but they actually will notice you now when you wave a hand. So why not take a cab instead of Uber and Lyft?

about two weeks ago
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The Math Behind the Hipster Effect

xevioso Re:Great! More hipster hate. (176 comments)

And so you think hipsters, as you define them, are unaware of why those things are cool at one time? or are you just pulling this out of your ass?

Do you realize that David Lee Roth's "Just a Gigolo" was a remake of a 1929 song by Irving Ceasar? So all those people who loved the remake in the 80's were just ignorant and being "ironic" for liking the song without know the original context?

And the original Irving Cesar version was a remake of an Austrian song, "Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo", composed in 1928 in Vienna by Leonello Casucci. So all those "hipsters" in 1929 who liked the remake were too cool for their own good for liking a song without knowing the original context?

This is the stupidity of the anti-hipster "movement". Virtually everything put out these days is a rehash, remake, or takes something from something that came before it. Liking those things without knowing the original "context" of it doesn't make you less of a person, or more importantly, worthy of ridicule.

about two weeks ago
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The Math Behind the Hipster Effect

xevioso Re:Great! More hipster hate. (176 comments)

I'm 41 with a gigantic oustache. I work in tech, live in San Francisco, like craft beer, and bike to work, all things associated with being a hipster (except my age). I don't define myself around my consumption habits; I just am. I like to bike. I like to drink craft beer. I like working in tech, and my facial hair rocks. It's the idiots out there like you who feel it's necessary to label folks different than themselves as " empty soulless yuppie shitheads." If you think that having a mustache or liking craft beer is what makes a person a shithead, then you are part of the problem.

about two weeks ago
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The Math Behind the Hipster Effect

xevioso Re:True anticonformancy (176 comments)

Ravers back in the 90's used to wear very long t-shirts to raves, down to the knees, so that's close enough. It's been done already.

about two weeks ago
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The Math Behind the Hipster Effect

xevioso Great! More hipster hate. (176 comments)

I love it. Hipster-hate, in all it's forms, is the latest new thing! It's the latest trend.

Which makes you a hipster. And if you were disparaging hipsters *before* it was cool, the you are definitely a hipster.

Quick, get on board the hipster-hate train, before it becomes uncool!

about two weeks ago
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

xevioso Re:No thank you (267 comments)

But the recent movie True Grit was in fact NOT terrible, very rewatchable, and won an Academy Award.

about three weeks ago
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CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand

xevioso Re:Gibson got it right... (236 comments)

If you have anchors using items with prominent logos, you aren't doing the news, you are doing advertising. Get out of the news business and become an advertiser. I go to watch the news to find out whats going on in the world, not to find out whats going on in the world while being subjected to branding. That's called shilling, and people wonder why the media is trusted less these days.

about three weeks ago
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New Particle Collider Is One Foot Long

xevioso Re:New particle collider? (161 comments)

Is that a particle accelerator in your pocket or...oh never mind.

about three weeks ago
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Sketches Released of New Star Wars Museum

xevioso Re:Star Wars Museum (65 comments)

Suit yourself. As a San Franciscan I'm disappointed we weren't able to keep Lucas and this Museum; it actually looks incredible and I wish we would have been able to have it.

about three weeks ago
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Interviews: Ask Warren Ellis a Question

xevioso The Authority (58 comments)

Do you know if there are any plans afoot to make any sort of cinematic adaptation of The Authority? I would think that this would be a perfect comic to adapt to the wide screen.

about three weeks ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

xevioso Re: Not a chance (631 comments)

Well, it's true that this is great if you have financial discipline, which I am lacking. With a debit card, when I have only a bit left until my next paycheck, I know exactly how much I have left to spend and simply must budget accordingly. Yes I have some saved up for emergencies, and I can even use a cc for emergencies, but using a debit card forces discipline of sorts. With a card, I'm much more likely to overspend, and even when trying to pay it off at the end of the month, I'm more likely to not be able to pay off the whole balance if I've spent more than I get in a paycheck. Maintaining that constant float actually forces you to be more disciplined.

about a month ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

xevioso Re: Not a chance (631 comments)

Why am I doing it wrong? Money goes into my account every other week; I use some of that money from a debit card to pay for transactions. It's easy to find out how much money I have. I don't have to worry about paying it back later or any interest, What's wrong with that?

about a month ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

xevioso Re:Ebola Prince (381 comments)

It's a valiant attempt to tie in Nigerian money scams into the Ebola crisis to create some form of joke, but you've ultimately failed.

about a month ago
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California Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Warrants For Drone Surveillance

xevioso Re:something to remember next time you vote (115 comments)

You know, it is possible for two candidates to share the same ideas on some issues and radically different issues on others. Obama and any Republican opponent support the use of American force on foreign soil whenever they think it necessary. That's true. But they would differ vastly on issues of gay rights, gun control, immigration, health care, taxes, abortion rights, and a whole host of other issues.

The inability of people who hate both Democrats and Republicans to see actual differences between them boggles my mind, because the vast majority of Americans can and most of them are pretty dumb. Even the most moronic Republican knows that Obama supports serious health care reform, for example, while virtually all Republicans have, up until recently, virulently opposed it. Are you people just imbeciles? Are you just plain stupid? Even a fifth grader knows that some people may believe the same things but they also believe different things, but that doesn't mean they believe the exact same things, nor that they are indistinguishable from each other, as you buffoons seem to believe. Jesus Christ.

about 2 months ago

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