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Comment: Re:Here in Massachusetts (Score 1) 148

by RavenLrD20k (#47919349) Attached to: Court: Car Dealers Can't Stop Tesla From Selling In Massachusetts
I've had both the Maraska and Jelinek brands (only two I've been able to find anywhere in GA, and I grew up on Maraska in CT) and I've found that the Maraska tends to go down a bit smoother while leaving the internal temp feeling like you're parked next to a nuke reactor.

Comment: Re:Sounds familiar (Score 1) 129

by RavenLrD20k (#47884027) Attached to: Researchers Working On Crystallizing Light
Ok... Just for Hypothetical plausibility: They don't. The photons restrained by force fields create the matter from "nothing". Unrestrained photons that bounce off the restrained ones are what make it to someone's eye to give the person the vision of the environment simulated around them. Again, not saying this is the official explanation... just a plausible one.

Comment: Re: Is Coding Computer Science? Of Course! (Score 5, Interesting) 546

by RavenLrD20k (#47819855) Attached to: Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?

You may have a BS in Comp Sci, but I'll tell you one thing: I'd really hate having to read your Implementation Docs or code comments if they look anything like the post you just made.

Your post also brings into question exactly how good of a programmer you really are as well. You see, English, much like programming, has a structure and a syntax. While you may have syntax, there is no structure. You may not have to compete for a job with someone who doesn't have a BS in CS, but you will most certainly have your cover letter compared to another person with a BS in CS who actually puts structure into his correspondence.

+ - This 'SimCity 4' Region With 107 Million People Took Eight Months of Planning

Submitted by Jason Koebler
Jason Koebler (3528235) writes "Peter Richie spent eight months planning and building a megacity in vanilla SimCity 4, and the end result is mind-boggling: 107.7 million people living in one massive, sprawling region.
"Traffic is a nightmare, both above ground and under," Richie said. "The massive amount of subway lines and subway stations are still congested during all times of the day in all neighborhoods of each and every mega-city in the region. The roadways are clogged at all times, but people still persist in trying to use them.""

Comment: Re:Rolling roadblocks (Score 1) 475

by RavenLrD20k (#47706603) Attached to: Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

There was a social experiment done by GSU a while back that went on youtube, A Meditation on the Speed Limit, that did a rolling roadblock through Atlanta traffic during rush hour and recorded it. If you can get past the BS commentary from the students you can see that it actually created a dangerous situation where traffic volume increased exponentially for several miles behind the block. More cars in close proximity traveling the speed limit is a much higher danger than breaking the speed limit in a lower density situation, particularly when you have human emotions heavily involved. Not to mention said roadblocks are highly illegal, especially now that Georgia passed the "slowpoke law" that will slap $1K fines for obstructing the left hand lane.

Comment: Re:Full face (Score 1) 126

by RavenLrD20k (#47664335) Attached to: Android Motorcycle Helmet/HUD Gains Funding
Shortly after I started riding about 3 years ago, one of the members of my Rider Group (national group so while I've chatted with him online, we hadn't had the opportunity to meet yet) went over the bars in a wreck while wearing a 3/4 helmet; slamming face first into the pavement. I've seen pictures of his face since the wreck. I wish I hadn't. Especially not right after the dinner I had that night. I was glad, and still am glad, I had decided to go with the full face helmet despite the Georgia heat and humidity. I'm on my second helmet after my first developed a crack in the foam. The only downside that I'm trying to come up with a solution for is increasing the airflow in the helmet while I'm sitting behind the windshield of my full dresser (Yamaha Venture Royale). There's the vented windshield option, but I'm thinking of something that increases the effectiveness of the fairing vents as they are.

+ - The President supports Net Neutrality->

Submitted by Charliemopps
Charliemopps (1157495) writes "

One of the issues around net neutrality is whether you are creating different rates or charges for different content providers. That's the big controversy here. So you have big, wealthy media companies who might be willing to pay more and also charge more for spectrum, more bandwidth on the Internet so they can stream movies faster. I personally, the position of my administration, as well as a lot of the companies here, is that you don’t want to start getting a differentiation in how accessible the Internet is to different users. You want to leave it open so the next Google and the next Facebook can succeed.

— President Obama"
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+ - WSJ: Computer Programming Is a Trade; Let's Act Like It->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "From the story "Fortunately, it turns out that a computer-science degree isn't necessary to get a job in programming. Fourteen percent of the members of some teams at Google don't have a college degree, and 67% of the programming jobs in the U.S. are at nontech companies where other kinds of industry experience are more likely to be valued.

Computer programming, in other words, has become a trade. Like nursing or welding, it's something in which a person can develop at least a basic proficiency within weeks or months. And once budding coders learn enough to get their first jobs, they get onto the same path to upward mobility offered to their in-demand, highly paid peers.""

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+ - Idiot Left Driver's Seat In Self-Driving Infiniti, On The Highway

Submitted by cartechboy
cartechboy (2660665) writes "Self-driving cars are coming, that's nothing new. People are somewhat nervous about this technology, and that's also not news. But it appears self-driving cars are already hear, and one idiot was dumb enough to climb out of the driver's seat while his car cruised down the highway. The car in question is a new Infiniti Q50 which has Active Lane Control and adaptive cruise control. Both of which essentially turn the Q50 into an autonomous vehicle while at highway speeds. While impressive, taking yourself out of a position where you can quickly and safely regain control of the car if needed is simply dumb. After watching the video, it's abundantly clear why people should be nervous about autonomous vehicles. It's not the cars and tech we need to worry about, it's idiots like this guy."

+ - Wikipedia Denies DMCA Take-Down Request Because a Monkey Took the Selfie 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Back in 2011, an English photographer went to Indonesia on a photography shoot and had his camera temporarily stolen by a black macaque monkey. While the camera was in its possession, the monkey took various pictures, including a selfie that went viral and landed on Wikimedia Commons under the public domain. The photographer insisted that he owns the copyright and filed a DMCA take-down request, but Wikimedia denied the request, arguing, "To claim copyright, the photographer would have had to make substantial contributions to the final image, and even then, they'd only have copyright for those alterations, not the underlying image. This means that there was no one on whom to bestow copyright, so the image falls into the public domain." Wikimedia's rejection of the monkey selfie DMCA take-down request is recorded in its first ever transparency report issued on Wednesday."

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