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Comment: Re:Fucking Lawyers (Score 1) 181 181

Fucking lawyers just never stop. Google illegally copied Oracle's shit. Deal with it.

No. This is about making API compatible calls. Plain and simple.

Can/Should Oracle be able to copyright something like these ?

  • void java.io.PrintStream.println(String x)
  • void org.junit.Assert.assertTrue(String message, boolean condition)

No. And I thought this had already been solved with C Header files.

Comment: Re:There will always be a need... (Score 2) 276 276

Not to mention, Companies. Would you want your internal documents stored on Google Cloud where it could be "read" or even sent to a 3rd party ?

The answer appears to be a resounding "Yes, as long as you don't force me to consider the implications."

I think you'll find that today, the majority of corporate IP from the western world has found its way onto the Google Cloud. When corporations lock things down so tight that it becomes a day's endeavor to send a spreadsheet from one office to another in a large corporation, people tend to give up and use gmail. When you're a small shop and can't afford the resiliency that's a requirement in this day and age, you're willing to risk the perceived small chance of losing your IP for the pure fact that you can afford to do business using Google Cloud.

So would you "want" your documents stored there? Probably not. When it comes to pragmatism however, most companies and/or at least a few employees let pragmatism win out over privacy concerns.

That would be nice.. But my company DOES care. They block access to Goggle Drive and DropBox type sites (and you can be fired if you send emails with corporate docs to other sites/people).

Comment: Re: You are quoting losers, so yeah. (Score 4, Insightful) 950 950

Only if you're a pussy and buy your girlfriend shit. If she says you need to buy her shit to prove you love her, run the other way, fast.

So much for wanting equality. All women want to do is use men for their wallets, and then when they start losing their ability to do so because they are losing their beauty, they settle down with the stable guys they've rejected their whole lives.

Then you're dating the wrong women. My wife isn't that way. She doesn't have a real diamond engagement ring (and she know it - she'd have killed me for spending $ 2+K on a ring.)

Date a shallow woman, Get a shallow woman. Date an interesting woman, Get an interesting woman.

Comment: Re:You are quoting losers, so yeah. (Score 1) 950 950

"When I'm with a girl, I'll wish I was watching pornography, because I'll never get rejected" - loser.

If there wasn't pr0n for losers like this, he'd be doing the same thing with dept. store catalogs. This is nothing new, what's new is the internet feeding into it.

Or with his sister's "Seventeen" mags (or from the watching the Disney Channel)...

Comment: Re:nature will breed it out (Score 1) 950 950

Idk, my girlfriend of five years just spend all weekend (approx 30 hours of game time) playing Path of Exile with me, in the new 1 month challenge league.

She's been having me teach her things so she can improve in League of Legends, and wants to get as good as I am so we can duoqueue together in ranked.

There definitely are girls out there who are looking for nerds/gamers. The problem is most of them are subjected to so many supercreepy "oh there's a girl in voice chat in this raid I'm going to queue my mic and begin masturbating" and "white knight everything she says or does and follow her around like a puppy dog" type "gamer guys" that they're terrified of going anywhere near the rest of us nerds.

I got lucky and found a girl who had been sheltered from online gaming, she had only played Nintendo games prior to meeting me.

If nerds/gamers want to find women who won't reject them, they need to stop being awful people to every girl playing games first. Once gamer girls feel safe actually admitting to being girls in games online, gamer guys won't be rejected en masse by them anymore.

My wife and I game too (Notice - I said WIFE). We've been married for almost 24 years.

We love games like DAI/Skyrim - She plays as a thief, I as a Warrior. And we like watching how the other solves issues (with totally different techniques too ).

And the gamer guys need to stop believeing that they're never going to find someone (Well.. if you don't LOOK for a person, you can't find them)

And like you said, Instead of treating them like "noobs"/etc. Or making childish/gamergate type comments, and start offering advice "You keep doing YYYYY and that usually causes you to get killed. Try doing ZZZZZZ instead. It might help you keep from dying as quickly."

Comment: And the other problem with batteries... (Score 1) 334 334

For the grid there are reserve requirements (i.e. demand + 10%) in case a generator goes down and they need to pick up the slack.

Batteries are being integrated, but its slow. the ISOs/RTOs need to figure out how to incorporate them into their market systems (and how to pay people, etc.)

Accurate metering of the energy being put back into the grid, Accurate metering of the actual consumption from the grid, etc.. None of this is "trivial"

Comment: Re:Talk about creating a demand (Score 1) 334 334

There are other -- probably cheaper -- solutions for local storage than batteries.

A couple of off-the-cuff examples: lifting a very large weight with your excess electricity, then running a generator with it during peak loads or periods. (Did I say VERY large weight?)

Another would be pumped hydro storage. Build a -- yet again very large -- tank at a height. During excess generation periods, use the electricity to pump water into the tank. During peak periods, use the water to turn a generator and reclaim the electricity.

All such systems have inefficiencies, even batteries. But pumped storage and other such solutions are used on a very large scale today... and should be quite workable for the small scale as well. Another advantage of pumped storage is that you now have a nice, big, full water tank with gravity feed in case of zombie apocalypse or whatever.

There actually exist things like this here in Mass. There is a glacial pool that was dug in a mountain near the Connecticut River. During the night, they pump water into the basin and during the day, they let the water flow through turbines.

Comment: How about this.. (Score 2, Insightful) 62 62

My Data = My Property. I grant a 3rd party limited use of ONLY the data that I supply them. They cannot in anyway, shape, or form share this data with any other party (without a court order). Any violations of this are a $ 100,000 (US) fine given directly to the person who had their data shared.

Comment: Re:Here's a better idea (Score 1) 678 678

And that produce will have more minerals and grow bug free. Double win!

Yup. They use stuff like Azomite and Elomite (Rock Dusts) as soil amendments.

I used it for the 1st time last year and my garden's yeilds were amazing (I harvested double the plum tomatoes from the less plants - 132lbs in 2014/15 plants vs. 66lbs in 2013/18 plants

Comment: Re:Here's a better idea (Score 4, Informative) 678 678

That's a fallacy.

The 2 "crops" that are taking the water:

  • Alfalfa - going to China to feed THEIR livestock.
  • Bottled Water - Nestle's is buying municipal water at residential rates and selling it back at 100s of times the original cost.

Shut those 2 things down and water problem solved.

Comment: Re:All religions are cults (Score 1) 700 700

Not just Scientologism. Shouldn't we be reexamining all tax exempt organizations that promote a religious belief as their sole claim to tax exempt? Run a soup kitchen, great, soup kitchen is tax exempt. Run an empire with a soup kitchen, the empire should not be tax exempt- true for scientologists and Christians.

The original reason was because they used that status to help people (i.e. supply food/help for the poor and elderly). It was from a time before things like social security/etc. and many elderly lived in extreme poverty. Many social functions (that churches received the exemption for) are now handled by many other social services.

They no longer need the exemptions as it now just allows them to buy up land/property

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