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Comment Re:as always.... (Score 1) 204 204

Off topic but:

You do realize that the point of the moderation system is not to reward people with good posts and punish people who post badly, but to bring the most relevant, interesting, and insightful posts to the forefront. Basically to cut out the crap.

So by not modding up ACs who make good points, you are not helping the discussion at all. You are hindering it.

Comment Re:Gov program performs audit to ask for more mone (Score 4, Interesting) 88 88

You laugh at that, but with private corporations, sometimes things aren't much better. At one point in time, for about 4 months, I was the only person managing all the systems for around 250 branch banking offices in Japan for Citigroup. 1 person. This included the servers, diskless clients, and printers for them all. Across 3 data centers for load balancing and redundancy, so, counting spares, nearly 1000 servers. Stress level was increased until I quit.

Comment Re:The videos are bad (Score 1) 160 160

Could it be because nobody who uses slashdot comes here to watch videos? There's already a million sites out there with that stuff on it. We now have slashdot tv, video stories, and that stupid video bites section sitting in the middle of the page.

Someone over there needs to figure out that nobody wants videos on here. None of the videos have any amount of comments on them at all.

Open your eyes.

Also, the fucking logon system is broken. Can't log in anymore. I hit the front page, login, it takes me to my profile, and then when I click on this story, it says I'm not logged in anymore. Had to log in while making the comment.

Comment Re:epyT-R why'd you "Run, Forrest: RUN" (Score 1) 290 290

APK, will you just give it a rest already. Nobody's going to install your shitty software. The world has moved on. You've already been debated point by point on why your system is worse and you couldn't refute any of the rebuttals made without it sounding like you're sticking your fingers in your ears and chanting "la la la".

Give it up already.

Comment Re:faster than light never violates Relativity (Score 4, Interesting) 226 226

I realize that this is a very simplistic explanation, but think of quantum entanglement like this:

You have 2 cubes. Each cube can be only either blue or green. You have no idea what color each cube is as you packed them into boxes for mailing across the galaxy in a completely dark room. They are then mailed.

Now, you open your box. Turns out that your cube is green. You instantly know that the other cube is blue, even if it's on the other side of the galaxy, however, you have no way of communicating your discovery to the other party.

You now have instant knowledge of what color the remote cube is, but no information has been transferred.

Simple enough?

Comment Re:Sure, let's make everything tiered (Score 2) 392 392

No, it's not. It's exactly what the parent said it is. If you're driving along, and under 30kph, and someone stops in front of you, or someone walks in front of your car, the car will make every effort to stop itself before the collision will occur. That has nothing to do with cruise control, adaptive or otherwise.

Save energy: Drive a smaller shell.