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Comment: Re:regulation? (Score 1) 244

by NotSoHeavyD3 (#49451395) Attached to: 3D Printed Guns Might Lead To Law Changes In Australia
Of course I could point out that in the 10 years before PA 38 people were killed in mass killings. However in the 10 years after PA 48 people were killed in mass killings.(I use 10 years because that's what he said in the video. Yes, it reduced the number of shootings but dead is still dead.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...

Comment: Re:I wonder how this would be for software develop (Score 1) 47

by NotSoHeavyD3 (#49442791) Attached to: Virtual Desktop Makes Windows OS Oculus Rift-Capable
Well that's only true if you can see the entire screen at one time. If you were to simulate a 4k monitor but had the software display it closer then you'd have to turn your head to see the entire thing. (Admittedly maybe you'd have to simulate a 90" monitor at a couple of feet.)

Comment: But us SE's want DBAs (Score 1) 139

by NotSoHeavyD3 (#49383789) Attached to: IT Jobs With the Best (and Worst) ROI
Since as a software engineer I completely admit you know way more about databases than I do.(You're worth every dollar you get paid.) The problem is so many managers think "Oh we don't need DBA's, you SE's can do it. It'll be just as good. Oh and we don't need release engineers either since we'll save money by having the SE's do that as well." (Yeah, right.)

Comment: I'm surprised he lasted as long as he did (Score 3, Interesting) 277

by NotSoHeavyD3 (#49028201) Attached to: Jon Stewart Leaving 'The Daily Show'
Since he was generally referred to as that hip, edgy, young comic that appeals to college kids. That's was a problem when he was 40 but now he's in his 50's. (Getting old sucks btw) I'm wondering how his demographics are now. I wouldn't be surprised if to the college crowd he's now "The guy my parents like"

Comment: Funny though they haven't reclassified the Sun (Score 0) 108

by NotSoHeavyD3 (#48789649) Attached to: NASA's New Horizons To Arrive At Pluto With Clyde Tombaugh's Ashes
I mean since they had to reclassify Pluto given the new evidence. Lets see, the Sun is still classified as a yellow dwarf even though it's actually white(as viewed from space) and is bigger than 90% of all stars in the universe.(Since most stars are actually red dwarves and the Sun is much bigger than them.)

Comment: Re:And the creators still get screwed (Score 1) 328

No the argument is this 1. The supposed reason we need Copyright law is to protect creators at the deficit of society to encourage them to create 2. Creators aren't actually being protected anyway 3. Society isn't benefiting since these works are being locked up by people that didn't create them 4. Solution either fix copyright law so creators actually are protected and do benefit or get rid of it so society doesn't get screwed over by having creative works locked up in perpetuity. So pretty much if the law isn't doing what it's supposed to do either fix it or get rid of it.(I mean unless you're ok with all the crazy shit like the stuff I mentioned above or hey why don't I bring up that "Happy Birthday to You" copyright apparently doesn't expire until 2030. It's in the courts right now apparently.)

Comment: And the creators still get screwed (Score 4, Interesting) 328

Which given the excuses for this stuff is really telling.(Since the whole "You're stealing from the creators" is one of the arguments you hear about this shit.) So these days you have shit like Hollywood accounting and things like the author of Forrest Gump literally not getting paid royalties for the movie.(Because it supposedly didn't make a profit.) Of course there's the whole thing screwing of musicians by record labels. Basically if you record an album don't expect to get any profits at all. If you make any money it will be off touring. Here's one, just to show how much of a bunch of scum bags they really are. https://www.techdirt.com/artic...

Comment: Have they checked how long they should be in? (Score 1) 161

by NotSoHeavyD3 (#48679565) Attached to: Boston Elementary, Middle Schools To Get a Longer Day
Yes, my same rant and yes I realize school is largely day care for older kids. Good, got that out of the way. So I look at this the same way I look at hours at a job. You can't get more than 40 hours a week of physical labor and you probably get far less than that with knowledge based labor.(Yes, that means overtime is actually pointless.) I wonder how many hours of school they should shoot for to maximize learning, my guess is it's probably less than 6 hours and most likely more time won't result in more learning. (I suppose they could be ridiculous like the president of a local university who expect 10 hours a day out of students. This was of course based off of nothing and was probably counter productive.)

Comment: I know I was experiencing weird behavior in IE (Score 2) 230

by NotSoHeavyD3 (#48596409) Attached to: Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware
You know besides all the weird stuff you experience browsing with IE. I did a bunch of upgrades this past week (new AMD drivers, these MS patches) on my Win7 PC and I saw that the settings in IE kept getting reset. Security was cranked up so I couldn't download anything and it blew away my history by setting it to 0 days. I'd reset that stuff, reboot my PC and come back and see everything had been set back. I could only get rid of the problem by restoring my PC to last week. I thought I picked up a virus or that it was that Raptr junk in the AMD drivers but now I'm thinking it's this patch. (I know, I should use Chrome more. It's installed here and I do use it but I use IE as well.)

Comment: Re:That reminds me, you know who doesn't do overti (Score 1) 545

by NotSoHeavyD3 (#48538791) Attached to: Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?
Exactly right. I like to bring it up because in order to get in the Olympics you need to be really good and have every little edge you can get.(To get the most out of their training they've realized they need to consider rest as part of that.) Even in this extreme scenario overtime is counter productive for exactly the reasons you mention. (Which leads me to think in less extreme scenarios, such as IT professionals just doing their job, overtime probably doesn't work either. From what I know everybody who's studied the end result of overtime on workers finds that you don't actually get more work but you do get pissed off employees.)

Have you ever noticed that the people who are always trying to tell you `there's a time for work and a time for play' never find the time for play?