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Comment: Re:wot dafuq (Score 0) 144

by SirSlud (#49788119) Attached to: In a 5-star rating scheme, the new Mad Max film ...

"A poll about the new Mad Max film - i didn't even know a new release existed"

Are you sure you're not living in a bunker in Pakistan?

"... i can guess that the story is about a lonely girl that had a long career in IT as a twitter/facebook account manager, driving a Tesla around the Apple headquarters, assembling an army of H-1B warriors, so she can fight for social justice against the evil Republican gang that try to extend the copyright period of a manuscript kept inside the sacred temple of holy Richard Dawkins"

Ah, okay, you are.

Comment: Re:Can we use this? (Score 1) 157

by JMZero (#49549411) Attached to: Wormholes Untangle a Black Hole Paradox

I don't know why I'm continuing this, but if you're going to just reflexively gainsay, you might at least say why the experiments I linked to don't prove what scientists say they do. Bell's work was a long time ago, and while it's still not 1000% nailed down it's very solid. The experiments are all on that side - the only thing on the "alternative" side is vague "I don't think the universe would work that way" crap that has to be very convoluted to match up with experimental reality.

Comment: Re:Why you work for Google (Score 1) 349

by JMZero (#49541959) Attached to: Median Age At Google Is 29, Says Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Yeah - this is certainly my impression from looking at Google. I've seen a lot of quality programmers who started out there and then left as they got older (and were greatly helped in cashing in by having cool sounding Google experience on their resume).

For me, I went to their offices for a bit (they gave us a tour during Google Code Jam), and while the general idea sounds fun I quickly soured on the prospect of actually working there. I don't care about free cereal or the game console in the break room or whatever. At this point in my career I want an office (rather than a cubicle space 3 feet down from the next guy and backing onto a high-traffic hallway), and I want to go home sometimes.

Comment: dump standardized testing (Score 1) 99

This type of tech - maybe not just in one wave, but things of this nature - should replace standardized testing. To hell with filling in little dots, let the kids actually *create* things and then they are more likely to succeed. Tons of nasty leech organizations grab the kind of money needed for these sorts of initiatives. Swat them away and get creative - and yes 3D printers are manufactured in the US.

Comment: Re:Why empathize that it's Java? (Score 1, Informative) 61

by SirSlud (#49408595) Attached to: BioWare Announces Open-Source Orbit Project

Go home, you're drunk. It's not important that it's written in Java. It just is.

"Hi everyone, we wrote this library in a language, but we won't tell you what language we wrote it in, because it's not important."

That's a weapons-grade stupid way to think about it. Man, I couldn't give a shit about Java. Don't use it, don't program in it. Exactly what point do you think you're making here?

An inclined plane is a slope up. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"