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Comment: Re:How many really make $140k ? (Score 1) 196

by ArhcAngel (#48187455) Attached to: Developers, IT Still Racking Up (Mostly) High Salaries
WOW! The fact that you missed the whole point of my comment (entitled E/W coast Millennials who think posting selfies on Twitter is worth 1/2 mil) and the insightful ranking means reading comprehension here is at an all time low. My post totally agreed with yours you just failed to grasp its true content.

Comment: Re:Telomeres, tiny 'hairs' that split DNA for dupi (Score 4, Interesting) 422

by ArhcAngel (#48183575) Attached to: Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres
Consuming CO2 rapidly, as happens when drinking carbonated beverages, leads to stomach expansion. The stomach is capable of increasing in size to accommodate a large meal but if the practice is habitual the stomach will actually grow in size permanently. There is a nerve where the esophagus meets the stomach that triggers when the stomach is full. When triggered it tells the brain to stop eating (you are no longer hungry). Studies have linked an enlarged stomach to overeating and thus obesity. So while it may not have a direct link to obesity there is evidence it may be indirectly linked.

Comment: Re:Android (Score 2) 77

by ArhcAngel (#48173107) Attached to: Google Releases Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus Preview Images
It WAS the OEM's problem that's why they began locking their sh!t down. They couldn't have you upgrading the software on your device and not need the newest shiny. How would they stay in business if they let you do that. I bought the original Nook Color. Arguably the most hacker friendly android device ever made. I am running KitKat 4.4.4 on it ATM and it runs faster than when it was new. B&N realized to their horror they had not locked consumers into the B&N ecosystem and future devices were considerably less friendly to customization. I also have a Galaxy S (D700) running KitKat 4.4.4 with no noticeable issues. The hoops needed to get KitKat on the Galaxy SII (D710) were a veritable nightmare because Samsung started mucking with the works to keep me out. It has gotten so bad root ability and customize ability are now selling features for some OEMs.

Comment: Re:I don't buy it (Score 5, Insightful) 265

by ArhcAngel (#48143907) Attached to: Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism
Big corp CIO's need somebody to blame when things don't work. Open Source doesn't easily facilitate that. That is why Red Hat and Canonical have thrived. They have taken on the risk of deploying an open source product out of the CIO's hands. The support for proprietary products is in most part an illusion. I can't count the number of times I have had a product languish with an issue that the ISV had no intentions of fixing. Unless the problems affects a large enough group most ISV's aren't going to lift a finger to correct it. At least with OSS even if the maintainers of a project dismiss your issue you are still able to hire someone or find someone who happens to be interested in your issue to modify and possibly correct the issue. That's not even an option with proprietary software.

Comment: Definition please (Score 1) 219

by ArhcAngel (#48142177) Attached to: When will the first successful manned Mars mission happen?
I can hardly be expected to answer this nebulous question. I what metric are we measuring success? The first mission to GET there, the first to make it there and back, or the first mission that loads all the duck face narcissists onto a rocket and strands them there? I really need more information to provide an accurate estimate.

Comment: Re:Victim Blaming vs Common Sense (Score 2) 622

by ArhcAngel (#48131579) Attached to: The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers
In your analogy your car would not be stolen. It would be copied and you would only know because you saw the guy driving it around.

Also your car would be parked in a gated parking garage and the parking attendant was the guy who copied it and made his copy available in the public parking lot.

Of course if you left your car unlocked and it got stolen I would most likely blame you for being so irresponsible but the attendant had elevated privileges to your car and should be held to a higher standard since he had been entrusted with your property.

Cobol programmers are down in the dumps.