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Comment: Re: In theory (Score 1) 127

Do you even realize how much your inferiority complex is showing here? I don't know whether to down vote, or reply and point it out. You need a whole new perspective on life, as essentially nothing you've said in your post is commensurate with reality. Your place is cheap because few people want to live there. Your company is a no-name because they're probably not doing anything important. That's the most likely circumstance anyway - you probably have not found a diamond in the rough, and your portrayal of what others find to be the more desirable alternative just moves you further into a deficit.

Comment: Agreed (Score 3, Insightful) 789

Geeks are thinkers, by nature. We'll all think off in a nutty direction sometimes, but it's always good to see what's on a few peoples minds.

Slashdot is somewhat international, and we get to moderate posts. It's like reading through the comments portions of an article without all nonsense drowning out the relevant viewpoints.

Comment: Re:I don't know what's scarier about this article (Score 5, Insightful) 111

by AnontheDestroyer (#47784967) Attached to: How Big Telecom Smothers Municipal Broadband

She doesn't have more progressive views than most in the country. This is yet another issue that proves the country is an plutocracy rather than a democracy. In this instance, a few corporations (who Republicans will have you believe are, "people") are buying up politicians and subverting the will of the masses.

It just happens to be one of the more glaring flaws with our campaign finance and electoral systems. And it still can't be fixed.

Comment: Re:Why is this Google's problem? (Score 2) 155

by AnontheDestroyer (#47713681) Attached to: Google Receives Takedown Request Every 8 Milliseconds

That's no where near the same. In your example, I'd have to be 1 in 10 billion people in a hidden room (the cloud), and for anyone to see the sign they'd have to explicitly search me out. Then upon emerging as a possibility for person search, your sign is only one of 10 other signs, several of which will be, "Big Penis," and "Huge Penis," because that's the honest to goodness truth, I tells ya. Then maybe they click on a link where I have a graphical depiction of the member in question.

So it's completely different.

Comment: Victory for Verizon! Now they'll charge more (Score 1) 390

by AnontheDestroyer (#47482379) Attached to: Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

Dear Verizon Customers,

We were recently told we needed ~$100,000 worth of equipment. In order to pay for this we're going to need to add an interconnect service fee of $5/month to your bill. Sorry. Try a competitor? Hah, suck it.

Verizon CEO

PS We have also sued the company who told us this for saying it publicly, and we will most likely charge them more money, too.

Comment: Good. Hit them in the pocketbook they'll push back (Score 1) 143

To be honest, I don't know much about the tracking feature, but it sounds like something where if one big corporation takes a hit, we'll see more push back from others. Make an example of them. (Please note, I own a lot of Apple products, I'm not anti-Apple by default, just on this issue.)

Some temporary or permanent haircut to their profits is the only way to reach them.

The Russian CPU is guaranteed to have more holes, if any of them are in fact flawed, though. Their citizens are nuts if they don't think so.

Comment: Re:Great, an entire generation that won't... (Score 1) 415

by AnontheDestroyer (#47412131) Attached to: Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

I'm calling BS on you firing anyone for this. What programmer these days only knows Python, and thus hasn't uses a language that requires braces?

You're overstating the problem anyway. Blocks are among the easiest concepts to grasp. How do you think some many people were able to pick up Python quickly after using their braced languages? Anyone who can't understand braces will have some other easily noticeable problem instead.

Comment: Re:Too many scientists use science... (Score 1) 725

by AnontheDestroyer (#47394563) Attached to: When Beliefs and Facts Collide

That's why there are peer reviews in science, and the need for reproducibility. When there is a 97% consensus, it's well-past the point where we should be arguing with them.

Consider there is an ample amount of agenda-driven motivation to deny that AGW is happening, but very, very few scientists are apt to do so. Your sword swings both ways.

It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.