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Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico

zieroh Re:Growing pains. (190 comments)

Maybe there's enough people to realize you're full of shit. I'd say Citation Fucking Needed for your post, but we all know it's just the ramblings of a clueless sheep who willingly laps up whatever MSNBC spoon feeds to him. Enjoy your fantasy world.

The word "sheep" is a sure-fire bet that someone is experiencing cognitive dissonance. Either that, or you're just out of substantive ideas. Either way, game over.

4 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

zieroh Re:Pick a different job. (411 comments)

Your point is sabotaged by your own rhetoric.

4 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

zieroh Re:C++ is not the language you start with (411 comments)

That's like saying that the way to learn how to swim is to dump everyone in deep water and see who takes to it naturally...

Agreed. That's an apt analogy. Except -- speaking as someone who has had a long career as a programmer and is now a hiring manager -- I think that's a good thing.

4 hours ago
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Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

zieroh Re:As soon as greenpeace touches it (288 comments)

So you support state sponsored terrorism. Tyranny, fun for the whole country....

If the state-sponsored terrorism is applied to Greenpeace, then yes. Yes I do. Wholeheartedly and enthusiastically. I think someone ought to sink another one of their boats, just so they get the fucking message.

about three weeks ago
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Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

zieroh Re:It's a shame (288 comments)

The solution to the tragedy of the commons is private ownership and liability in order to change the incentives, not more government government regulations.

Just because you say it doesn't make it so. Government regulations on energy production are the only thing that's keeping the US from looking like China.

about three weeks ago
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Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

zieroh Re: Clever editors. (288 comments)

See, like most liberal assholes, it is do as i say not as I do. Anyone who give Greenpeace another nickel is a fool.

I think you will find that most liberal assholes (myself included) happen to hold a very dim view of Greenpeace.

Also, fuck you.

about a month ago
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Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

zieroh Re:Dilbert words: Can anything be as demoralizing? (383 comments)

You are no more equipped to understand their job than they are to understand yours. Dilbert does a great job lampooning the aspects that are visible to you, but a poor job of explaining the aspects that are not. You won't get this until you become a manager, I'm afraid.

Speaking as a manager, you're completely full of shit.

about a month ago
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Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

zieroh Re:Buzzword speak (383 comments)

The nineties called. They want their buzzwords back.

about a month ago
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Apple and IBM Announce Partnership To Bring iOS + Cloud Services To Enterprises

zieroh Re:Et tu, Lenovo? (126 comments)

The fact that IBM chose not to partner with Lenovo for developing all these apps and services for Lenovo's Windows and Android tablets and smartphones is downright bizarre.

Indeed. It's utterly bizarre that IBM would choose to partner with a US company that has a successful product with good market penetration, rather than a Chinese company with products that have yet to gain any traction.

Oh, wait...

about a month ago
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"Internet's Own Boy" Briefly Knocked Off YouTube With Bogus DMCA Claim

zieroh Re: Will we ever stop celebrating Jesus? (157 comments)

That's right. God planned for Jesus (god) to be crucified. So in effect, god sacrificed himself to himself to atone for the things he finds offensive according to his divine rules, so that he can judge you when he checks whether you complied with his rules.

So what you're saying is that god was a narcissist.

about a month ago
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Google: Indie Musicians Must Join Streaming Service Or Be Removed

zieroh Re:Flaimbate (364 comments)

It's hardly "evil" for them to provide a free platform for independent artists, just because they're independent artists.

You mean the free platform that they provide to everyone else without discrimination or contractual obligations?

about 2 months ago
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Apple Confirms Purchase of Beats For $3 Billion

zieroh Re:Beats? BEATS? (188 comments)

Beats takes analog audio hardware that hasn't changed since the 70s, sprinkles fairy design dust on it, and sells it for big money. What better model for Apple's transistor & software business?

I was going to object to your outright dismissal of design and how important it is to good (or sometimes just popular) products. But then I remembered that this is slashdot.

Hint: The failure of Linux to make inroads on the desktop is due to the exact same reason: the elevation of engineering above everything else.

(And yes, I too am an engineer).

about 3 months ago
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Fiat Chrysler CEO: Please Don't Buy Our Electric Car

zieroh Re:Raise the Price (462 comments)

I personally don't want you breathing any of the air I've ever breathed, or might breathe in the future.

God DAMN I need me some mod points. +1 Fuck Yeah!

about 3 months ago
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California Opens Driverless Car Competition With Testing Regulations

zieroh Re:I propose a test ... (167 comments)

Screw passive cloaking, lets see how well that self driving sensor package works when getting hit full in the face with some broad spectrum jamming.

Oh, it's a lot easier than that. I anticipate that we'll see exploits right off the bat that are based solely on specific behaviors next to / in front of / around an autonomous vehicle. It probably won't be hard to force one off the road just by aggressively encroaching into their lane and matching their rate of deceleration.

Dangerous, sure. Irresponsible, absolutely. But inevitable just the same.

about 2 months ago
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California Opens Driverless Car Competition With Testing Regulations

zieroh Re:Why not? (167 comments)

Understandable reaction, but you're wrong.

The AC was presenting his personal opinion -- that if he has to pay attention, he's not interested. Technically speaking, one cannot be "wrong" about whether he is interested in it or not. He's either interested, or he's not, and there's only one person on the entire planet that actually has a say in that.

about 2 months ago
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Could High Bay-Area Prices Make Sacramento the Next Big Startup Hub?

zieroh Not NorCal (190 comments)

Sacramento isn't in Northern California. Well, okay, geographically speaking it is in the Northern half of the state. But I refuse to acknowledge Sac as part of NorCal in all the ways that actually matter.

about 3 months ago
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Could High Bay-Area Prices Make Sacramento the Next Big Startup Hub?

zieroh Re:Yes, but Austin is not in California (190 comments)

California govt & regulations suck.

And yet it's the most populous state in the nation.

about 3 months ago
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In SF: an App For Auctioning Off Your Public Parking Spot

zieroh Re:how is it hoarding or scalping? (427 comments)

it's public parking, so you have no right to keep someone from parking in it.

Conversely, nobody has a right to take it from you, either. You have as much right to sit there -- within any relevant time limits -- as anyone else. Delaying your exit for a winning bidder may not be the most civic-minded action you can take, but it's certainly not illegal.

about 3 months ago

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