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Comment: Re:Lightsaber crossguard wtf (Score 1) 206

by Charliemopps (#48480987) Attached to: First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

The stupid part is it's not even an effective crossguard. There's a metal section close to the hilt so you can easily cut the crossguard off. Congrats on making a (most likely) primary antagonist look like an idiot. Unless they intented Luke Skywalker to show a juvenille Sith how moronic his added bling is in an actual fight...

This is why I'd a Trek guy and not a Wars guy. You cannot apply any sense of rational thought or reasoning to anything in starwars... because starwars has MAGIC. Once that's in a fictional universe, anything goes. He's got a "magic" crossguard. There, you're argument is moot.

Comment: Re:ah yea... (Score 1) 89

by Charliemopps (#48474351) Attached to: WaveNET – the Floating, Flexible Wave Energy Generator

Right, because Marine engineers working for an energy company have never built something that could fail during adverse conditions right?

Maritime accidents will happen. It's not a matter of if you can prevent them, you can't. Marine environments are some of the most extreme environments on earth. This will fail... It's a question of what will happen once it does. Given their design, it wont be good.

Comment: Re:ah yea... (Score 1) 89

by Charliemopps (#48474325) Attached to: WaveNET – the Floating, Flexible Wave Energy Generator

You like to use the word "Pundit" in a derogatory manner quite frequently. I think that you've completely misunderstood the entire point of the site you're frequenting. If you don't like punditry, you shouldn't be here. It would be similar to if you left negative commends on Pornhub like "She should put more clothes on!"

Comment: ah yea... (Score 2) 89

by Charliemopps (#48469443) Attached to: WaveNET – the Floating, Flexible Wave Energy Generator

This wont work...
Here's the key piece of their mechanism:

It's 25 meters beneath the north sea... in the midst of a spiderweb of steel...
That joint is most likely to fail during a storm.
When it does fail, you'd now have a floating buoy dangling a giant steel beam beneath it, riding storm waves...
and crashing into the rest of the network.

Storm conditions will prevent you from doing anything about it until the damage is done.

Comment: Re:Fuck That Shit (Score 1) 64

by Charliemopps (#48464295) Attached to: The People Who Are Branding Vulnerabilities

Fuck naming shit to appeal to the plebes and media. It's not a popularity contest. It's a fucking security vulnerability that needs to be patched. You don't get points for media mentions.

If you want to think up shitty names for shit you have two options:
1: Go work for some Congressman's lawyer's office and think up names for bills that mean the complete opposite or what the bill actually does.
2: Go work for the restaurant industry and come up fresh and creative hits that can stand alongside "Awesome Blossom", "Crispy Honey-Chipotle Chicken Crispers", "Razz-Ma-Tazz Raspberry Iced Tea", and "Yummy Nummy Chicken Drummies".

Ah... you're yet another person that would like to believe we should treat people how they should act, rather than treat them how they really act in the hopes they'll change as a result. Good luck with that.

Comment: Re:cross compatability (Score 1) 85

by Charliemopps (#48462841) Attached to: Revisiting Open Source Social Networking Alternatives

To prevent mono-cultures and monopolies in social networks like we're seeing now. Facebook has nearly every detail of everyone in this countries lives. With subtle tweaks to their software the could easily turn elections in their favor. The federal government doesn't generally like a single company to have that kind of power.

Comment: cross compatability (Score 2) 85

by Charliemopps (#48460111) Attached to: Revisiting Open Source Social Networking Alternatives

No platform will work until you make it easy to migrate. Just like nothing could replace Lotus 123 until it could open it's file types. Write an open source social network that can post to facebook, and see facebook posts so that the users don't have to give up their friends in order to switch and you'll have something.

Unfortunately the only way I see this happening is via federal regulation, and I cringe at the thought of what other nonsense the feds would stick into such a law.

Comment: God no... (Score 1) 219

by Charliemopps (#48459937) Attached to: Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

This article is terrible. First it says it's going to tell you how to spot hacks, then it goes on to give the names of those hacks and what they do... as if that's going to help you spot anything. At best this is going to result it more false hacking allegations. Which are a far worse problem than the actual hacking.

I'll be playing an FPS, have 5x the score of anyone else on the map, and there'll be this heated argument over some other guy hacking. If he's hacking... why does his score suck so bad? Why hasn't he killed me once? Oh, that's right... because he's not hacking, he's just knows the game better than you.

Comment: Re:The wrong problem (Score 1) 1088

by Charliemopps (#48457315) Attached to: Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

He tried to grab the kid from his car window to slow him down. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.
I suspect he was a little more succesful than he had intended.
Then Brown started punching him in the face, he fired his gun and Brown took off.
He had a clear ID on him at that point. All the kid had done so far was steal a box of cigars and resist arrest.

Any other citizen at this point would be required by law to leave. Just leave and none of the rest of this would have happened. Brown was running away. But Wilson was mad... he'd gotten punched in the face and discharged his weapon. Can't tell the station chief you shot at a guy and lost him! Police are like Samurai, once that weapon is drawn, it must taste blood.

The only reason Wilson had to use deadly force was because Brown was larger than him. If had waited for backup, several officers could have easilly wrestled the kid to the ground and cuffed him.

Comment: Re:The wrong problem (Score 1) 1088

by Charliemopps (#48457263) Attached to: Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

"an unarmed person who is suspected of a felony "

He could not have been suspected of a felony at the time since the police had no knowledge of the incident at the store at the time of the shooting.

Punching a police officer in the face repeatedly is a felony. I'm pretty sure Wilson was well aware of that felony.

Comment: Re:Discovery nightmare (Score 1) 78

by Charliemopps (#48457247) Attached to: Slack Now Letting Employers Tap Workers' Private Chats

But, they don't generally do all of this unless they have a reason to.

Which is different from a program that captures and saves all of the messaging data.

Reading comprehension bro, do you even?

What about capture don't you understand? Capturing every bit of data that leaves your computer is a 2 to 4 word command. Later you take the log file, grep it for interesting bits and you have everything you want. Including encrypted traffic. So next time, shut your mouth and do some research before decide to get all snotty and post Anon.

I find it ironic that you think posting anon gives you any sense of anonymity on slashdot. lol

Comment: What they want (Score 1) 437

by Charliemopps (#48457227) Attached to: Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

What they want is more flexible workers. Guest workers are very flexible. Given that they are already immigrants, whats the difference to them if they work in New-york the first half of the year and Seattle the second?

I went through this is the late 90s/ early 2000s. I'd get a job as some company was building some new product, have solid work for a year... then there'd be the long, inevitable breakup as they found a way to lay us off another year later. So I'd go onto another project... same thing. Then my current company did the guest worker thing... I hear a lot of nonsense about them, mostly indian... not being qualified. I'd have to disagree. I'd say there are good and bad just like US workers, but there are certainly stars that stand out. Some of our best coders are from india, and I actually found out during our last pot luck that not all Indian food has curry in it and I even liked some of it. I got hired on permanently because they know I'm not just going to move away. The distinction of who goes at the end of the project and who doesn't is clear. The temps. Before, I could have been working somewhere for 5yrs, then bring in 20 new us workers for a project and when that's over 20 go home. It may be the new people, but it might be me!

The many and varied services that do projects for you are Terrible I've been through so many nightmare projects that were outsourced like that... uggg. They charge way too much and deliver the lowest quality work they possibly can.

I'm not sure what the answer to this dilemma is, but it's not simple at all.

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