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Comment: Re:Nope... Nailed It (Score 1) 179

by Gr8Apes (#48441679) Attached to: It's Not Developers Slowing Things Down, It's the Process

...some boilerplate garbage cut and pasted from stackoverflow.

Is the text still available on Stackoverflow following the paste operation?

Then you meant "copied and pasted". Not quite the same thing. You should use the one that actually means what you apparently want to say.

A "cut" on a non-editable item equals a copy, so I suppose to be pedantically correct, I should have said "copied".

Comment: Re:Nope... Nailed It (Score 2) 179

by Gr8Apes (#48435917) Attached to: It's Not Developers Slowing Things Down, It's the Process
This is provably false. There are certain people, we'll call them rock stars, that you can stick in a room and they'll get a better solution out faster that addresses everything you need versus 100 lines of doesn't work for 20% of the cases code. Sometimes the rock stars do this to existing code with a 1 line mod. It's because they actually take the time to understand the problem and can visualize the system, instead of writing some boilerplate garbage cut and pasted from stackoverflow.

Comment: Re:Internet without cable and groceries without mu (Score 1) 132

by Gr8Apes (#48434375) Attached to: Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

So you go no cable, you're then paying 1 of the 2 telecoms.... That's "better"? They're all equally corrupt, and not even in meaningfully different ways.

As for music, you're fine, as long as you don't publicly perform nor distribute it. If you do wind up doing either, and there's a question of copying, pay the $0.01 cent per performance fee and you're good.

Comment: Re:Wait what? (Score 1) 164

by Gr8Apes (#48430099) Attached to: US Gov't Seeks To Keep Megaupload Assets Because Kim Dotcom Is a Fugitive
Illegal raids and rumored internal emails, you don't say? So, what you're telling me is that so far the gov is 0, megaupload 2. And they can't even get him to court legally, sounds like a witchhunt to me, much like the piratebay gang that were convicted as accessories to a crime that was never proven.

Comment: Re:Wait what? (Score 3, Interesting) 164

by Gr8Apes (#48426311) Attached to: US Gov't Seeks To Keep Megaupload Assets Because Kim Dotcom Is a Fugitive
Unless he uploaded content himself, he's really only running a system that allows for that, much like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon allow for it by allowing connections to MegaUpload. Just think if they'd blocked MegaUpload's servers, they certainly have the ability. Much like guns, cars, or the internet, MegaUpload could be used both legally and illegally. If the gov has proof that he actually committed copyright infringement, claimed in the civil action, why don't they charge him with that? Perhaps because they have no proof?

Comment: Re:Wait what? (Score 4, Insightful) 164

by Gr8Apes (#48426205) Attached to: US Gov't Seeks To Keep Megaupload Assets Because Kim Dotcom Is a Fugitive
Since the police make the decisions, and benefit from the forfeiture directly, yes, we start by blaming the police and publicizing all incidents and thus apply pressure to the politicians to stop this nonsense. No one is going to say the police are wrong seizing 100 tons of coke and coke covered $100M in a single bust. Grabbing $8K from granny or some business person, yes, and they deserve all the heat they get from that outright theft (you can call it whatever you want, it's still theft)

Comment: Re:Lawnmowing Business - College Alternative (Score 1) 226

by Gr8Apes (#48405433) Attached to: Coding Bootcamps Presented As "College Alternative"

if you can even start with out a college degree, you would be at 45k/yr (they would take advantage of your ignorance), and the same person with a degree would start at 80k/yr. 5 years later, the 45k/yr may be up to 60k/yr where they bachelors guy is at 120k/yr (at least)..

Where do you live? I haven't seen those numbers anywhere, not commonly anyways. A few exceptional people hit that 120K, and I doubt most are 5 years into their career, other than a few "stupid" places that are pre IPO and haven't had reality set in yet. For the rest of the workforce, 120K is something the majority will never see, or they work in one of the few places where 120K barely gets you by, and even then see the previous statement. (e.g., SF, NYC, Boston)

Comment: Re:how much does that cost to build? (Score 1) 418

by Gr8Apes (#48394141) Attached to: Japanese Maglev Train Hits 500kph

If you can drive there faster and cheaper than taking a train, why take a train?

Sure, if you can drive there faster.

During rush hour traffic, that's a big if.

Generally, here, the answer will almost always be "yes". Why? Because the train system only hits a few main routes and my work, as an example, has never been closer than 2 miles from a train station. If work buildings and living quarters were close to where you need to be, then mass transit is awesome.

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