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Comment: Re:LOL ... w00t? (Score 1) 238

by 0100010001010011 (#48653297) Attached to: Amazon "Suppresses" Book With Too Many Hyphens

Someone on Reddit pointed out that the author may be using the wrong character.

Are we certain—certain—that this is about the use of hyphenated words, and not the misuse of hyphen (-), en-dash (–), and em-dash (—) characters? Like, the way an en-dash is used where an em-dash should be used three times in this paragraph:

Comment: Re:You forgot something... (Score 1) 257

by 0100010001010011 (#48647673) Attached to: Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

Having members and actually having power are two different things, the person you replied to was saying unions don't exist with the teeth that they used to.

We have unions in name only. Every single time the UAW contract comes up at my company they rabble back and forth and then "hurray, we reached an agreement." Union bosses and contractor get their cut for the 'negotiation'. Employees don't really get anything and the people at top win.

The standard of living for a lot of the US would improve if more people unionized (like programmers) and actually demanded a fair wage instead of getting worked to death by EA and the likes.

Comment: Re:False Falg? (Score 1) 235

NK also had the opportunity to do it against a non-government entity. If they hacked into the US or any other country it would be grounds for war or even more sanctions.

NK gets to flex their hacking ability against multinational corporation without risking war. Sony gets egg on their face. Big brother China is probably pleased since Sony is a Japanese company.

Comment: Re:Just in time. (Score 1) 219

by 0100010001010011 (#48591235) Attached to: Seagate Bulks Up With New 8 Terabyte 'Archive' Hard Drive

I decided to build a NAS, so I got 5-2TB (raidz2) drives and 4-3TB (raidz) drives.

Out of the original lot there are still 4 drives running. All but 2 got replaced under the warranty. Out of the ones that got replaced only 1 is still running.

I've sinced switched back to WD. (I went to seagate back in the 200 GB days... my 200 GB seagate still runs).

It's terrible. Seagate has cost me a large chunk of money and time for what (I thought) would be a bullet proof home NAS.

Comment: Re:NIH (Score 1) 161

by 0100010001010011 (#48536321) Attached to: Why Apple, Google, and FB Have Their Own Programming Languages

This is a good thing.

It means that schools will start teaching actual programming again instead of 'coaching to a language'. Colleges are cranking out Python/Javascript coders like they used to turn out Java coders. If every company is different maybe they'll teach the logic so that people can learn any language.

Comment: Re:I disagree (Score 1) 257

by 0100010001010011 (#48494445) Attached to: The Driverless Future: Buses, Not Taxis

The problem with busses is that anybody of means doesn't like taking them. Too many other people's stops and what not.

But with a bus you could enter your destination (as would everyone else on the bus) and it would pick a few key optimal stops. Have the phone buzz when it is your turn to exit.

Have a large party? It wouldn't cost a ton to just schedule a pick up and a bus comes over 1 block, picks you up and then continues down town or wherever else it was head.

You could optimize bus routes on the fly. Big sporting event get out? You could easily re-route a ton of busses and then put them back on normal routes.

You can easily make busses full electric, NG-hybrid, diesel-hybrid, etc which makes it more efficient. If it works I can see cities like London and NYC going completely driverless. Rail into the city. Automated busses and subway in the city.

Comment: Re:Unions, a case study. (Score 2) 323

by 0100010001010011 (#48494357) Attached to: DOOM 3DO Source Released On Github

All programming now inherently a death march because unskilled "coders" most senior members of any team, cannot be fired and also direct architecture.

You do realize that you can create your own union however you want. Make it easy to fire bad coders. The problems you listed are pretty specific to the UAW and government job unions. Look at German Unions. Everyone is in a union over there.

Model the union however you want when you create it.

Comment: Re:What's happening to Linux? (Score 2) 257

by 0100010001010011 (#48485743) Attached to: Bad Lockup Bug Plagues Linux

I don't want to switch to *BSD..... and buy a Mac.

So which is it? I got introduced to Linux because I had a Mac. I first started messing around with Terminal.app and it's gone from there. After a botch attempt at Linux on a generic laptop and hating having to deal with finding GNU Tools for Windows I'm thinking of going back.

It has a UI that "just works" and I don't have to dick around with settings. Even IPv6 is very easy to set up with a lot of brokers straight from the Network settings. But it also has gcc, clang, make, etc that makes life easier for doing development.

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