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Comment: Is that so? (Score 1) 247

by SmallFurryCreature (#47764691) Attached to: Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory

Since the idea is that this universe is a simulation, who says it is a simulation of reality? Maybe we are some kids crazy fantasy world in which the container has to be larger then its contents! FREAKY!

The trick to thinking outside the box, is to stop thinking the box is real.

IF this is a simulated world, there is no reason to assume the rules in the simulation are the same as the ones of the world in which the simulation is running.

Comment: Really? (Score 1, Insightful) 548

My salary has been steadily increasing and I certainly haven't found that there are skilled developers sitting idle at home. I can collect a small fortune in placement fees, if only I know some out-of-work developers I wouldn't be ashamed to recommend.

The simple fact from where I am standing is: There is a lot of work and there are not enough skilled people to do it yet we are only using 50% of the population.

But the sector has a massive negative image. Not even so much anti-women as anti-human. If you don't fight for yourself you won't get raises by just doing a good job and managers will happily have you do 80 hours with no compensation if they can get away with it. So a LOT of good developers I know have started their own businesses to get out of the rat race. You really got to love coding to stay with it when you can make money in consulting.

But part of the problem is the gigantic hatred you see on this site and sites like tweakers any time a story of this kind comes up. "The girls are getting some money, UNFAIR!". Crybabies. There are tons of initiatives to promote coding in general, plenty of competitions if you so wish, plenty of events to visit often with booth babes. No booth boys.

Let it go! Or at least accept that if this news story makes your blood boil, you got issues. And your issues are poisoning your work place or are even the reason you can't find a job despite your leet skills.

Nobody with real skills fears competition. If you see a new employee as anything but "FINALLY, some HELP, here is ticket 1000-9999, I take the remaining 1 million until you are up to speed", you are not a developer, real developers don't have enough spare time to worry about their jobs.

Comment: I think the OP was talking about the 1-5k range (Score 1) 399

by SmallFurryCreature (#46864199) Attached to: Japanese and Swiss Watchmakers Scoff At Smartwatches

The top watches tend to be good (unless they are laden with diamonds) but the 1k-5k range is riddled with rather crap watches, often with mass produced innards from far cheaper models. This range you don't pay for the craftman ship, you pay for the brand name.

Even in the high end you got to check what you are buying, name, jewels or mechanics.

Comment: No it isn't impressive (Score 1) 399

by SmallFurryCreature (#46864189) Attached to: Japanese and Swiss Watchmakers Scoff At Smartwatches

The point is that tech advances and as you yourself admit, quartz is better.

The function of a time piece is to keep the time as accurate as possible and you admit that cheaper quartz watches do a better job then this particular mechanical watch. There are mechanical time pieces that do much better. So this time piece in question has no other function then being an expensive bit of jewelry.

There are some very good mechanical watches, Tag Heuer is not amongst them, it is a hipster thingy, more about flash (look at how much I cost) then actual value for money.

Wear what you like but please don't pretend that 1 minute out of date in a month is anything then mediocre.

Comment: Yeah because snow storms can't be predicted (Score 2) 174

by SmallFurryCreature (#46864141) Attached to: Google Using Self-Driving Car Data To Make Cars Smarter

It takes an incredibly narrow minded and anal personality to come up with situations 99% of customers will never encounter and therefor conclude that because 1% might encounter them in a life time, an entire line of products is useless.

Oh no, a product isn't perfect for everybody! USELESS!

Comment: And then you learn to code (Score 1) 230

by SmallFurryCreature (#46544763) Attached to: Facebook Introduces Hack: Statically Typed PHP

And you suddenly learn to write proper code and 99% of your debugging needs disappear simply because you have learned to write code correctly and consistently.

I see to many code monkeys who can't work consistently, who rely on an IDE to safe their asses and so when it comes crunch time, they can't handle anything because nobody is holding their hands.

Comment: An executable? In a dump? (Score 1) 228

by SmallFurryCreature (#46444059) Attached to: Hackers Allege Mt. Gox Still Controls "Stolen" Bitcoins

How does that work? What database dump requires an executable? All the ones I know simply create a very large human readable text file.

Who the fuck would execute an executable from a bunch of hackers who claim to have hacked a financial site related to a whole digital currency with said currency residing on the same machine as the one you are running the exe on.

And I thought people that ran kitten.scr.exe were idiots.

Comment: Aha! (Score 1) 273

First off, I get what you are saying and it seems pretty obvious to me.

But now for the hard and funny until you think about it, then you have to laugh so you don't cry.

Here it is:

And is your post part of such a program?

Where does the dis-information begin/end?

No I don't think you are, the shill accounts are rather obvious to stop, no real posting history, no jokes, no human observations, just shill posts. But when the lying has spread so far, how does a normal person know what is true and what isn't anymore.

And if you ask, why would they do that? So ordinary people give up because they just can't deal with it anymore. The feeling I am having for the last year.

Comment: Be intresting to do a little research (Score 1) 519

by SmallFurryCreature (#46426519) Attached to: Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal

Someone who has more time then me should do a matchup between those sicko's who think a fully clothed woman has no expectation of privacy in public with those who think a security camera is 1984 and see whether there are matches.

For me I learned today that Slashdot has a lot of creeps.

Comment: I never liked insane sales (Score 3, Interesting) 212

by SmallFurryCreature (#46406939) Attached to: PC Game Prices — Valve Starts the Race To Zero

Steam has for me drastically lowered the value of a game, because while it is ONE thing to see game slowly decrease in price over a number of years, it is another to find prices slashed to 1/4 of the price seemingly at random.

Well okay then, I won't buy unless there is a deal going on... but I want to play right now, thepiratebay! Always the best deals!

I kinda like to know that if I pay a premium for a newly released game, that it is "worth" it and that it is not going to be on a sale for the fraction of the price a week later. It ruins the value of a product because it shows the product has no inherit price but is rather just a charge put on the product for the sake of it.

Same as say a public toilet at a station, they can charge 1 cent, a 100 cent or a 1000 cent and it has nothing to do with the cost of providing the service, it is just an amount someone thought up. If a product can be sold for 1/4 of the price on week, it never had full price value to begin with, that was just a sucker price.

I don't want to be a sucker. I am one but I don't like my webshop telling me that I am one.

Because I can tell the game producer they are suckers too by downloading the game for free.

Comment: Did you bother thinking? (Score 1) 57

by SmallFurryCreature (#46406269) Attached to: Italian Researchers Demonstrate 'Powerloader' Suit

What exactly would it do? It needs a power generator, which makes it a sizeable package to deploy. And what then could it do? Lift boxes? Forklifts do it faster and with greater loads for far less money.

Clear rubble? Humans are more flexible and cost less for small pieces (50 kg) and for large pieces this suit is not strong enough (tons).

It is a nice research project that might one day deliver usable tech. But it is not this day.

The one day you'd sell your soul for something, souls are a glut.

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