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Comment: Re:Cheap Gas. (Score 1) 617

by PenguinJeff (#49529913) Attached to: Cheap Gas Fuels Switch From Electric Cars To SUVs
Not true. OPEC is hurting. In fact most of the nations in OPEC are having trouble making ends meat. OPEC is hoping demand will go back up so that the price will rise. OPEC has some tough decisions to make. If they cut production prices should go back up. However the countries hurting now need to sell their oil to make ends meat and do not want to cut production. This is more to financial problems over seas then it has to do with the US. They are hoping demand will rise so they can sell more at a higher price.

Comment: Can't fix stupid. (Score 1) 617

by PenguinJeff (#49528833) Attached to: Cheap Gas Fuels Switch From Electric Cars To SUVs
I don't think Climate Change is anything to drastically curve our behavior over. However there is a saying "Waist not, want not." It means you should try and get the most with the resources you have. I can see some reasons to go back to a gas car from full electric. I can not see why you want to buy a vehicle that waists it. That isn't getting the most from your own resources. I wonder what was so wrong with the hybrids.

Comment: Re:Higher, at first ... (Score 1) 142

by PenguinJeff (#49481211) Attached to: How do your actual ISP speeds compare to the advertised speed?
I have had a number of issues with Centurylink's routers. About 6 years ago I put a linux box in between the rest of my network and it has improved things substantially. Specifically I installed bind because of DNS caching issues on the DSL routers. I haven't had an issue since. I always disable the wireless on my DSL router and use my own setup behind my linux box. Also now I use it to do ipv6 masquerading.

Comment: I love my wife's brown eyes (Score 1) 2

by PenguinJeff (#49201389) Attached to: Make those Brown Eyes Blue
This is a one way procedure. You can not go back. This can really screw with ones psyche. Sure I bet some people would say I don't want brown eyes I want blue eyes. But years latter when they realize they gave up something that they can not go back it could eat at them like nothing else. I guess the same could go for a tattoo but I can just imagine looking at myself in the mirror and missing something that once was.

+ - Mozilla Follows In Sun's Faltering Footsteps

Submitted by snydeq
snydeq writes: The trajectory of Mozilla, from the trail-blazing technologies to the travails of being left in the dust, may be seen as parallelling that of the now-defunct Unix systems giant. 'Mozilla has become the modern-day Sun Microsystems: While known for churning out showstopping innovation, its bread-and-butter technology now struggles.' The article goes on to mention Firefox's waning market share, questions over tooling for the platform, Firefox's absence on mobile devices, developers' lack of standard tools (e.g., 'Gecko-flavored JavaScript'), and relatively slow development of Firefox OS, in comparison with mobile incumbents.

+ - How to fix Slashdot Beta? 17

Submitted by Forbo
Forbo writes: Since the migration to Slashdot Beta was announced, it seems all meaningful discussion has been completely disrupted with calls to boycott and protest. Rather than pull an Occupy, what can be done to focus and organize the action? What is the end goal: To revert entirely to the previous site, or to address the problems with the new site?

Comment: JQUERY is not that kind of HACK (Score 1) 573

by PenguinJeff (#46169879) Attached to: HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"
The way they are using the word hack; JQUERY is not a hack. They are using the word hack as code that breaks or uses flaws in order to accomplish a task that could not be accomplished anyways. JQUERY is nothing more then a wrapper. None of what jquery does executes code outside the environment of javascript itself. All the browser specific code in JQUERY are well defined by the browser maufactures and are legal to do so by the lax javascript standard. (I'm ok with some of the lax standards as it allows future proofing code.) However when every browser manufacture decides to do there own thing for an unimplemented feature such as getting GPS coords. And if all browsers do it differently something like jquery to detect and use these all in one wrapped call is nessicary for codding sanity.

Comment: JQUERY is in no way a hack. (Score 1) 573

by PenguinJeff (#46169761) Attached to: HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"
JQUERY is so common it should be built into all browsers and incorperated into the javascript standards and even replace the standards in some cases. JQUERY is nothing more than wrappers that make it so much easier to port between browsers and do things you would need to do outside of it. If anything the standard javascript that JQUERY wraps that does something different in all browsers to do what is called one thing under JQUERY is the browser hack and JQUERY covers it up nicely. To redo JQUERY by making your own wrapper functions is ludicrious and dumb. I would describe JQUERY as a javascript library that wraps up similar browser specific calls into a standard one call for all browsers. I feel so strongly on this I may need to contact the people that make the javascript standards and get them to update javascript standards. The lack of standards to do specific tasks and browser developers wanting to implement non existant standards is what prompted JQUERY in the first place.

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