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Comment: Re:Here's how you fix it (Score 1) 263

by 3p1ph4ny (#39594015) Attached to: On Slashdot Video, We Hear You Loud and Clear

How do you write down names of people or places? Many open source contributors have names which cannot be rendered in ASCII, and many open source confrences are held in locations which can't be, either. And please, don't say "just make it into ASCII, everyone knows what you mean". It's disrespectful to people if you won't even bother to try spell and say their name right. (It's fine if you get it wrong, but you should at least try.)

Comment: Re:Yes (Score 5, Insightful) 504

But don't waste your time getting another bachelor's degree - go straight to graduate school. My alma mater (UW-Madison, consistently ranked in the top 15 CS grad schools) had lots of people without CS/CE/EE undergrad degrees, and I suspect other good departments are the same. As long as you can code and show you have academic potential (e.g. a peer reviewed paper, even if it's in an unrelated field), you'll be fine.

Another bachelors degree will mostly be a waste of time, given that you already know the stuff. All you'll be doing is checking a box which you arguably don't need checked anyway. The people in your classes will be unmotivated to work harder than to get whatever grade they want, and in some cases clueless. Contrast this with graduate school, where I learned more from my peers than the courses themselves (as a bonus, these people are actually weird and interesting and have extremely diverse backgrounds).

Comment: Re:Welcome Back... (Score 1) 350

by 3p1ph4ny (#35700484) Attached to: Facebook, Zuckerberg Sued For $1 Billion Over Intifada Page

No, Israel started the 6 day war by bombing Egypt's airbases until they had no planes that could fly (the "threat of attack" by Egypt is just an excuse, anyone know knows the power of the two countries knows that Israel would have destroyed Egypt in an all-out war). The USS Liberty incident is yet another example of Israel abusing its power (hence the use of the connective phrase "also"). Thanks for calling me a racist, though; you troll well.

Comment: Re:Back at you. (Score 2) 585

by 3p1ph4ny (#35700448) Attached to: Vatican Warns That Internet Promotes Satanism

I'm an atheist, and a devout one at that.

> Honestly, one cannot be a satanist unless one is a christian, because Christianity makes it's hallmark the separates the continuity of good and evil into a polarity that is then split into autonomous creations.

Patently false; you should read up on Satanism, it's actually fairly interesting. There are a bunch of different ``sects'', one of which is comprised of people who are entirely atheists: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaVeyan_Satanism

I think most satanists call themselves satanists because they enjoy trolling (I enjoy trolling too, so it's not a criticism). If you meet a satanist, it is unlikely she actually believes in the Judeo-Christian idea of satan.

Comment: Re:Other way (Score 1) 283

by 3p1ph4ny (#32411234) Attached to: Cutting Through the 4G Hype

> In all those cases you are potentially blocking incoming calls

False. It's pretty clear you've never used a Verizon 3G phone... I get calls while using the 'net all the time on my Droid.

Back to the original use case: I too, have never had a need to be on a voice call and surf the web at the same time. I could see where it would be useful, but I'll bet for the majority of folks it wouldn't add a whole lot of value.

Yes, we will be going to OSI, Mars, and Pluto, but not necessarily in that order. -- Jeffrey Honig