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Comment Re:Lori Garver doesn't understand bicycle road rac (Score 1) 103

Just sayin' what? That you're entirely too literal and missed the point because while you're trying ridiculously to show us how smart you are ... you weren't even smart enough to realize that an analogy isn't meant to be 100% factually accurate and is instead intended to convey a point? Is that what ya'r say'n?

That sound you hear? Thats the other slashdotters laughing at you as if you ... kind of like the other riders you refer to.

Comment Re:I'd be wary of Musk, too (Score 1) 103

Sure, because you're looking at some faux value in a 'stock market' that you think has actual meaning and value.

The reality of it is that a single incident can drive Tesla stock to be worthless (and I don't mean anything related to the actual cars either).

If you measure success by the stock market, you're an idiot. The stock market is a measure of how well scammers can get stupid people to buy virtual pieces of paper (they don't even use real stock certificates anymore) as if it had some meaning or value. Stocks are a great con game, company value has nothing to do with winners and losers when you play the stock market, it has to do with dumb and dumber, and how to get those people to buy stocks so you can make money from nothing.

Tesla's position in the stock market is a direct result of idiots like you who think they are valuable and buy virtual pieces of paper that have the companies name on it. Thats it. When that fad dies, Tesla will have to stand on its own, at which point it will succeed or fail. If you did that right now, it'd implode nearly instantly.

Tesla still would not exist without ongoing subsidies. Long term SURVIVAL, not profit is the point of those subsidies. Take everything they get away today, they go under within a year. Thats not really successful by most peoples definition of the word.

Comment Re:Target audience (Score 1) 221

Wrong. You are assuming too much. They've marketed that number at you.

saying that the proportion of readers using ad blockers dropped from 23% to the single digits when faced with the choice to turn off the software or pay.

They didn't say those people turned off their ad blockers and they didn't say those people paid for a subscription.

What they said was that 'when you can't view our site with an ad blocker, people with ad blockers stopped viewing our site' ... meaning they probably just lost all of those readers completely. They simply no longer bother viewing the site at all.

And the fact that they lost all those readers is why they are now suing.

They cut off their nose to spite their face and it worked nearly flawlessly, now they're suing the guy who made the knife because they just now realized the actual effect their actions were going to have.

Comment Re:Nail, meet coffin (Score 2) 137

This isn't something new for them, they've always been right at the front of saying: 'Yes, here are the ways you get direct access to our system'

Its been noted in several slashdot articles in the past, mostly revolving around how they actively support oppressive governments spying on citizens and suppression of free speech by monitoring and disappearing violators.

Blackberry has done this since day one.

Comment Re:Need more mature languages (Score 2, Interesting) 232

Lets see ...

Python provides no true concurrency due to global interpreter lock.

The interpreter you use has that flaw perhaps. Fortunately there are multiple interpreters, ask CCP games about that lock.

Java is not suitable for realtime due to unpredictable GC

Yet I work for a company and sit right next to the team that does real time Java without hitting the GC at all.

C/C++ is not suitable for anything which should never crash or return random results due to memory corruption

Yet it is what any industry uses that requires 100% reliability like aviation and medical use.

None of mainstream languages make automatic use of multiple cores and GPU - explicit provisions must be made by programmer to parallelize part of the program

This is just simply wrong for so many reasons. Most languages have helpers and utilities to explicitly thread but its really the runtime or compilers that you want changed to automatically do all the work for you. Which can be done and has been done in a various demonstrable examples. Turns out that a lot of times, its not good to implicitly do things, which you'd know if you understood the comment you made about Java not being real time, but I suspect you're just respewing things you've heard someone else say but you actually have zero understanding of.

You want a language that magically reads your mind and always does the right thing. The problem is, if you read your post, you'll see that YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO DO and thats actually the problem, not the languages or the computer.

Everything you've posted demonstrates a flaw in you and your understanding of the language or abilities. Not the tool. But hey, who am I to judge, you go right on ahead blaming the tool for your lack of ability, I'm sure you'll get promoted.

Comment Re:Spare Us (Score 1) 232

A real programmer does not care about languages. A real programmer does not attempt to write a kernel in perl. A real programmer does not attempt to write a glue script in C . A real programmer cares more about the optimum solution to the problem than which tools to use .

Your first sentence contradicts the rest of your statement where you very clearly show that a 'REAL' programmer most certainly does care about the language, which is why he isn't writing glue script in C or a kernel in Perl.

And 'REAL' programmers most certainly do avoid shitty languages, of which PHP is one as is Perl (sorry if you still think leaning toothpicks and a language where everyone writes the same one line operation in a different way is a good thing, but that just makes you stupid ;)

So you go ahead and pretend to be all high and mighty and 'a real programmer' ... and us old guys will laugh at you.

Comment Re:It's the lawyers, not the convict (Score 3, Insightful) 108

Right or wrong, noble or unpatriotic; these concepts are not relevant at all to the lawyers.

They are not relevant to ANY lawyer.

Part of being a lawyer is knowing going into it that you WILL have to essentially do something 'wrong' during your career. It is by design and part of the system on purpose, to protect the defendants and complainants. You can't abandon a case when you find out the defendant is guilty as sin because it makes it obvious that the defendant is guilty and taints their case either way. As a lawyer you must work to find the best outcome for your client regardless of your personal opinion because ... you can't do anything to hurt them (unless you want your career to end and be disbarred for life) which abandoning them would taint the court/jury opinion and thats unfair because your opinion could in fact also be incorrect. Its a tricky mess from the start that requires our lawyers to be scumbags.

It is something lawyers MUST accept from the get-go.

This is also how you know every lawyer you meet is a scum bag who has no moral fortitude, it is required as a function of the job that they be willing to sell their souls.

Fortunately the kind of people who become lawyers really have no moral fortitude anyway and are in fact sell-outs to begin with ... and unfortunately we have a lot of those kinds of people ... who when then elect to run the government ... which then make more laws to require more lawyers and ... welcome to one of the reasons America is so fucked up and FISA not only was contemplated but actually exists ...

Comment Re:"just" an implementation of what Android/Google (Score 1) 131

Android is OSS under a fairly liberal license. You don't need to emulate it completely, you just need to emulate the relatively small number of syscalls/kernel interfaces so that the existing OSS code could run on a Windows kernel and get a graphics context to draw on ... Pretty trivial with OpenGL or DirectX since Microsoft will try to shoe horn that in instead of using the more directly compatible OpenGL layer.

That's the first month. Now you spend a couple years integrating with your own services instead of the competition only to find out it's really hard to do anything useful after that awesome first month.

Comment Re:what good will this do ? (Score 0) 318

You are aware that people have been recruiting since before there was an Internet ... Right?

You too are trapped in this retarded first world view of things and have absolutely no concept of how different their world is from yours. Most of their members have never seen the Internet, how the fuck are they going to be recruited by an entirely first world time sink they don't even know exists.

Just because you once heard a news story about a couple girls who did it via social media doesn't make it common, it just makes you look silly for believing that.

Comment Re:what good will this do ? (Score 0) 318

Yea, people who have time to dick around and read Twitter are not the kind of people who are willing to blow themselves up unless it's due to shear boredom.

You don't leave your comfy first world life, regardless of how bad you think it is to go join people that don't have electricity for hundreds of miles. No clean water, little food .... Oh and constant attacks from the most powerful militaries to have ever existed.

They probably have gotten a few from Twitter because you can literally sell anything to some moron on the internet ... But all 8 of those people died from dysentery a week after they got there.

Suicide bombers blow themselves up because the alternative is better than living and they are angry. Death is an escape to people who have been indoctrinated on that level. They are not people who have the privilege of sitting on their fat asses reading pointless bullshit on Twitter. The people ISIS recruit would likely cut off appendages in trade for being so lucky as to be able to read Twitter rather than scrounge for food, water, and shelter.

Comment Re:what good will this do ? (Score 2, Interesting) 318

Are you seriously so naive to think that they get a lot of recruits from twitter?

Sure they get some, but typically first world whiney brats on twitter aren't the type that can actually survive even being around where ISIS does actual recruiting.

When you make silly comments like this it shows that you really have no idea what motivates these people to be terrorists.

Silly first world issues don't have any effect on people living in places that would call Hell an improvement.

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.