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Comment: Re:CEO in a Bubble (Score 1) 190

I don't understand why anyone would want one of those little SMART cars with their horrible gas mileage. They only get around 35 mpg. A 300 horsepower Ford Mustang gets around 30 mpg. That's ridiculous when you think about it.

If you want a truly "green" car that gets good mileage, wait until the Elio starts rolling off the line (next year?). 84 mpg in a $7000 American made two seater.

Comment: Re:more downgrades (Score 1) 688

by DaTrueDave (#46874155) Attached to: Firefox 29: Redesign

There are plenty of websites that display no content of substance without javascript. If you've only come across one website that requires javascript, your websurfing habits are extremely limited.

And, no, I'm not going to make you a list of examples, it would be a much shorter list if you gave examples of websites that don't require javascript.

Comment: Re:TSA-like Money for Fear (Score 1) 271

Sorry, but this is a completely absurd comment. I'd like to see your car run without the electronics that have been installed in just about every car for the last thirty years. The only vehicles that will still run after an EMP will be specialty equipment and thirty year old cars.

Comment: Re:Facebook Secondlife? (Score 1) 535

by DaTrueDave (#46584435) Attached to: Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

I was immediately reminded of the hardware in "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

In it, the whole world spends most of their time in an online world, all that is needed is a VR headset like Oculus Rift, and haptic gloves that input your hand's motion.

I see how Facebook dominates some people's lives exactly how the online world in the book is more important than real life. People like escaping the harsh reality of life.

Comment: Re:Pay more in taxes (time to bitch) (Score 2) 409

by DaTrueDave (#46533711) Attached to: Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free?

I've been a member of three different unions throughout my life, and I've never seen the behavior you describe. I've heard it many times from anti-union people, but I've never actually seen it. I don't see why any union would want to make it difficult to fire a crappy employee. That only hurts the union.

Like the person you responded to, I have seen more than a few managers that aren't willing to be the one to document misconduct or poor performance, or are unwilling or afraid to be the one to actually confront an employee and/or pull the trigger on termination.

Comment: Re:Kudos to Director Raemisch (Score 1) 326

by DaTrueDave (#46365227) Attached to: The Science of Solitary Confinement

Compare it to what the head of the Federal Bureau of Prisons knows about a prison cell: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

This is the guy in charge of every federal prison in the United States of America, and he makes up a bullshit answer for a Congressman. I'm very disappointed in this Administration.

Comment: Re:Not with a bang, but with a Beta. (Score 1) 108

by DaTrueDave (#46195887) Attached to: UK Police Will Have Backdoor Access To Health Records

Proven track record innovating and improving iconic websites (CNET.com, Dice.com, Slashdot.org, Sourceforge.net) while protecting their voice and brand integrity

Not to mention CNET.com has been pretty much ruined. It's nothing but adware loaded crap now. Has SourceForge been messed with yet?

+ - CmdrTaco: Anti-Beta Movement a "Vocal Minority"-> 30

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Antipater (2053064) writes "The furor over Slashdot Beta is loud enough that even outside media has begun to notice. The Washington Post's tech blog The Switch has written a piece on the issue, and the anti-Beta protesters aren't going to be happy about it. The Post questioned Slashdot founder Rob Malda, who believes the protests are the work of only a vocal minority or readers: "It's easy to forget that the vocal population of a community driven site like Slashdot might be the most important group, but they are typically also the smallest class of users." The current caretakers of Slashdot need to balance the needs of all users with their limited engineering resources, Malda argues — noting wryly, "It ain't easy.""
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