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Comment HTML is a markup language (Score 1) 616

As a web/system administrator, I would never call myself a coder. A programmer. I've fooled around with coding a bit, and written some shell scripts and SQL, but I wouldn't consider myself a programmer.

In fact, I wouldn't call even the most hot shit web designer using HTML & CSS coders. Unless they're writing their own original JavaScript scripts.

That said, even if you don't like math, you can learn enough to do some programming. You may even learn to love math after the fact.

Go Victoria!

Comment Re:The Homer! (FP?) (Score 4, Insightful) 417

"I'd be happy if folks would just bother to use their blinkers, instead of fiddling around with other hi-tech in their cars."

I'd be happy if people would go forward when the light changes so I can get through the intersection before the light turns red again. instead of texting, or updating Facebook, or whatever the fuck they're doing with their stupid phones.

Comment Re:$3500 fine? (Score 1) 286

It's not just a joke, it's an insult to every worker in the U.S. This company should have been closed down. Shuttered. Its executives should go to jail. Its assets should be liquidated.

If the company is so ethically-challenged as to blatantly disregard U.S. labor laws, what else would they be willing to do to make a profit?

Comment Re:Not just iPhone (Score 1) 421

Bah! Nonsense. Ridiculous nonsense.

First, it doesn't cost $800, unless you get it contract free & 64GB, and that's a specific choice you make.

Second, it doesn't get "easily bent". You can bend any phone with enough force. If you're applying the kind of force that will bend a cell phone, then you're being careless and deserve what you get.

You're disaster hyping like Fox News.

Comment Koch-Backed Astroturf Group is 'Fascist' (Score 1) 531

Any time you have business trying to control regulation it's a bad thing. Because, let's face it, business doesn't give a shit about your rights, civil or otherwise. Or your health, or your children's health, or your well being in any way. All business cares about is profit. And if you get in the way of profit, business will stomp you like a cockroach.

Fuck the Kochs and their ilk.

Comment How about just two? Or three? (Score 1) 322

It'd be nice if they had one OS for client machines, one for servers, and one for mobile. Not

  • Windows 8.1 Consumer
  • Windows 8.1 Professional
  • Windows 8.1 Professional Consumer
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise Lite
  • Windows 8.1 Children's
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Substandard
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 And A Half
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Unsecured

, etc.

Comment ...and this killed my interest in astronomy (Score 1) 358

At least in astronomy beyond naked-eye observation.

The universe is so vast that it boggles my mind. Just the distance between star systems in our galaxy is huge, then when you start thinking about the distance between galaxies, and then that there are clusters of galaxies... and the distance between clusters of galaxies. It's too much.

Not to mention that it pretty much puts the kibosh on things like intergalactic travel, probably even interstellar travel too.

Comment Re:By mistake? (Score 5, Insightful) 711

And I think this is what Cook was saying. People went to buy a smartphone thinking they'd have the same apps/functions/etc as the iPhone if they bought any smartphone, then found that their Android phone didn't do/use the specific thing that all their friends on iPhones could do/use.

To say that Tim Cook was saying people went to intentionally buy an iPhone, but accidentally bought an Android phone is disingenuous. You know what he meant. And if you don't, you have a serious English comprehension issue.

Now, whether cellular providers' sales people fobbed Android phones off on customers who were actually looking for an iPhone is another story.

You can imagine the scenario:

"I'd like an iPhone."
"That's $399, then."
"What?! That's a lot!"
"Well, we have these (Android) phones, and they're only $39.95."
"Is that an iPhone?"
"No, but it does all the same things."
"Oh. And only $39.95? Okay. I'll take it."

A few months later they've discovered that iPhone only app that all their friends rave about doesn't run on Android. Oops.

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