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Comment: Impact maybe? (Score 1) 283

by Anubis350 (#47407937) Attached to: The World's Best Living Programmers
I would bet that some the absolutely best technical coders around are completely unknown because all they know how to do is write code. This list I think isn't that, but it also isn't fame per se. I think it could be more called "high impact programmers" - and that you deserve to be on.

Also, comments like yours are why I still read slashdot :)

Comment: Re:How about no? (Score 1) 104

I think you're joking, because for a consumer that's not necessary, but when you have, say, whole office buildings with centrally controlled zoned heating and cooling they may not need *internet* but they damn well do need some some of sensor and control network. And once you have that making it at least monitorable over the internet can have some real benefits.

Comment: Re:Much older than that game (Score 1) 154

For that matter back when I was in HS I seem to remember some changed messages on the NYC subway because some of the signs were programmed via infrared with no protection (and the port left uncovered), and you could reprogram them with a palm pilot or laptop with an IR port.

Comment: Coke (Score 2) 232

by Anubis350 (#46628371) Attached to: Judge Overrules Samsung Objection To Jury Instructional Video

Apple isn't the only company that does product placement, but they are by far the most common computer company that does it. Most others rarely, if ever, do it. The only recent example I can think of for another one is Dell in V for Vendetta.

Well, first of all, MS and Dell both have major presences in a lot of movies and TV, big and small, from Marvel through the new Tomorrow People. Second Apple logos are often blocked out *because* they didn't license, they just used the product because it was aesthetically pleasing. Third there are whole movies devoted to basically being car company product placement. The Need for Speed movie was basically a dressed up Ford ad.

But lastly, Coke is easily the most placed product. It's everywhere

Comment: Re:tl;dr (Score 5, Informative) 712

by Anubis350 (#46296503) Attached to: Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?

I find having a bank account very handy for handling my money. Banks do contribute to society.

Bear in mind that investment banks and savings banks used to have huge firewalls between them, so that the one you find useful wasn't the one taking huge risks (it is, or was, also the smaller banks that typically extend credit to local businesses, not the huge investment banks)

Comment: Sure, but you see.. (Score 2) 97

by Anubis350 (#46237525) Attached to: Sinkhole Swallows 8 Vehicles Inside Bowling Green KY Corvette Museum
The beta sinkhole swallowed 8 ACs first, however one was a rare GNAA troll and due to it's recent scarcity slashdot is allowing their removal. The sinkhole is remarkable in that it has left the surrounding stories intact while decimating comments, although that assessment may change according to Soulskill

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