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Comment: Full of shit (Score 5, Interesting) 646

by 0xdeadbeef (#47266433) Attached to: Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

Not one person here that I know is offended by the name the redskins

The general counsel for the Onondaga Nation is rather offended by it:

Your "spiritual leader" is no fan of it either:

So I'm going to go out on a limb and say you're full of shit. What's up with your spelling of "onodaga" anyway?

Comment: Like Steve Jobs, with more dubious accomplishments (Score 2, Interesting) 122

What's it like knowing that the only thing people will remember you for is that you're a dick?

Do you want to remembered differently than your words and deeds in that documentary portrayed you, or, as in the words of Jack Sparrow, is it simply enough that "you have heard of me?"

Comment: Re:Not terribly surprising (Score 1) 306

Well, given that CS degrees lately consist of having students reimplement all the sorting methods learned since the 1970s, I can certainly understand why CS degrees are less desirable.

Sorting algorithms are year one stuff until you get into analyzing their efficiency. Any school that thinks that is the pinnacle of CS is a diploma mill, and so will of course produce mediocre programmers. Only people outside the field are fooled by those degrees.

I know many college kids who took up CS classes, who thought they were going to learn to code, learn awesome things, and it turned out to have much less to do with computers, and much more to do with general math/logic.

Oh. You're whining because basic theory is just too hard.

Comment: Smartphones are killing the PDA! (Score 1) 333

by 0xdeadbeef (#46901383) Attached to: Figuring Out the iPad's Place

This sounds suspiciously like the recommendation that the only thing holding the Macintosh back was its inability to run Apple II programs.

No, it's like the only thing holding back the Apple II is the inability to run Macintosh programs. The thing that does more still does more.

Tablets are great for leisure, but horrible for work. Touch screens are better for some activities, but are ridiculous for typing, and don't give the fine control of a mouse.

These moronic pundits need to stop pretending that every new thing is going to replace every old thing. Sometimes the new thing is really the old thing, and sometimes they just keep existing, side by side.

Comment: Re:Does it also apply to homes? (Score 1) 461

by 0xdeadbeef (#46823623) Attached to: Supreme Court OKs Stop and Search Based On Anonymous 911 Tips

If someone who doesn't like me makes an "anonymous" call to 911 to report that I'm running meth lab in my garage, does that also give the cops the right to ransack my house looking for a meth lab?

Yes, if subsequent investigation leads them to believe you're running a meth lab, they'll get a warrant and ransack your meth lab.

Why the fuck are people acting like anonymous tips are a new thing? Do you actually believe they act on every tip and do so blindly? Does this magic 911 phone technology make it all too scary for you?

No amount of genius can overcome a preoccupation with detail.