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Comment: Re:Mandatory panic! (Score 2) 111

by jedidiah (#47737881) Attached to: South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

Actually, based on the writeup it sounds like he could be guilty of nothing more than knowing his rights.

He was questioned by police without his parents. That's not acceptable. He shouldn't be punished for anything that arose from an illegal interrogation. He may have simply refused to cooperate.

Comment: You double down on falsehood (Score 1) 26

by smitty_one_each (#47737863) Attached to: I must credit the president for being consistent
Emphasis mine in both quotes:

There is no joke there. The use of "anti-Christ" is simply a reflection of how some use the term.

No, dude, look up the page, where you say: quickly turned to the other side of your mouth to claim that he is the anti-Christ

You've (at best carelessly) attempted to alter the scope of the statement from me personally making an assertion about BHO to "how some" use the term. I'm calling you out. This is a familiar behavior pattern with you, placing words in other's mouths and then trying to worm your way out of owning your actions. Stop it. Grow up. I grasp that you are not dealing honestly, and forgive you, in any case. But I'm going to ensure that you know that I know that your behavior is immature and unworthy.

Comment: Re:Perhaps this won't be a popular view... (Score 1) 284

by Tom (#47737847) Attached to: "MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

With you on this one. Adam and Jamie are the Mythbusters and for everything they've done, all the others (there was one other woman for one or two seasons and a few temps for a few episodes) never seemed to be more than additionals.

Also, did everyone notice how little interaction there was between the teams for a long time now? I remember it was higher in the beginning. But for a long time now, it seemed like two similar shows edited together, not one show.

Mythbusters has been going downhill for a few seasons, I have hopes this move will reverse that trend.

But yes, it's probably not a very popular position.

Comment: Re:Good answer! Fraud is their main source of prof (Score 1) 68

by Tom (#47737831) Attached to: Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

Apparently the major profit center for companies like Oracle is being late and more expensive than predicted.

This 100 times. I am amazed again and again that big government projects are almost guaranteed to be over budget and late, and I don't mean 10% in either case. After having this 5000 times, which idiots write the contracts that still don't contain massive penalties for those cases? Grab them by the balls when they promise you the heavens and tell them to deliver or shut up.

Nothing short of corruption can explain this, because I refuse to believe that someone can be this stupid and at the same time still remember how breathing works.

Comment: Re:Windows RT (Score 1) 52

by jedidiah (#47736727) Attached to: Virtual Machine Brings X86 Linux Apps To ARMv7 Devices

It would be simpler easier and faster just to have an older x86 core around to run the Intel binaries. It would be like any number of "emulation" boards that existed for DOS back in the 80s and 90s.

This is insane. You are trying to emulate a faster system with a SLOWER system.

This can only end in pain and anguish.

Comment: Re:straight from the OMFG NO dept (Score 1) 284

by jedidiah (#47736701) Attached to: "MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

That's perfectly scientific. Even the alleged refutation you present is a nice example of the scientific method in aggregate. Anyone can dispute results and provide a counter example. They can also provide enough information so that YOU personally can replicate their results.

Also... a few people making claims is not authoritative.

And if a few people in 7 Billion can manage the feat then it is indeed virtually impossible from a numerical standpoint.

That's the problem with a couple of "special effects guys" or even "a couple of real scientists". They may not be expert enough to evaluate certain types of claims. Handing this question off to the "scientific priesthood" would not have helped.

Comment: Re:Google seems kind of serious about this (Score 5, Insightful) 28

by TheGratefulNet (#47736443) Attached to: Google Announces a New Processor For Project Ara

google is only serious about ad revenue. all else are 'toys' to their management and the management and their employees have the shortest attention span of any large company I've ever known. they EOL things in such a short time, the trust level is now zero, with them.

hardware? google? they can't even keep software (that used to be flagship grade) working with patches and updates. they just plain lose interest and move on to other things.

at this point, google is a lot of talk but they can't be trusted to support things long-term and that, to me, kills any interest in tech things they show us.

You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing viability of FORTRAN. -- Alan Perlis