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Comment: Junk science (Score 1) 83

by freak0fnature (#49437077) Attached to: Collision With Earth's "Little Sister" Created the Moon
So the theory is that there were 2...they collided...and are still 2. They are made of similar stuff too, before and after. I'm sorry, how do we know they impacted again? Oh right...they are slightly different ages...we've mastered that whole dating thing back to 14 billion years. Wait, that doesn't mean they collided...hmmm I'm stumped.

Comment: Parentlessness (Score 1) 324

by freak0fnature (#49378261) Attached to: Poverty May Affect the Growth of Children's Brains
44% of single mother families are in poverty, who knows how many of those mothers are even around when working more than one job. If no one teaches them the basics, who will? Only 12% of families with both parents at home are in poverty, and in most cases, at least one parent is around (if they were both working 2 jobs, they wouldn't be in poverty). Sounds like the real problem is single mother could argue this is a moral problem, stepping away from traditional families to the lifestyles we live now.

Comment: Re:Obvious (Score 1) 486

by freak0fnature (#49336483) Attached to: No, It's Not Always Quicker To Do Things In Memory
Agreed. It doesn't even mention using StringBuffers or anything else that is designed to increase the performance of String concatenations, or even simply using a 1MB byte or char array. Not only did they fail in their programming, they failed to understand that the disk has its own memory, and their 1MB string is small enough to fit there before being physically stored on disk.

Comment: Re:Atlassian Jira (Score 1) 144

by freak0fnature (#49243451) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Issue Tracker For Non-Engineers?
Costs too I had a group ask my to build a custom one for them, and I said JIRA would do this fine. They made me price out what I thought it would take for me to build one myself to fit their specific needs, and it ended up being about the same cost for me to slap it together as it would for a 100 person JIRA license.

Comment: Re:String them along (Score 1) 229

by freak0fnature (#49217217) Attached to: Listen To a Microsoft Support Scam As It Happened
Agreed. At first I just pretended to be following along, and after a while he asked if I was even at my computer. I got on Linux and followed all of their instructions. After a while he gave me to someone else and they walked me through all the steps all over again. Something with the TeamViewer exe wasn't working right.

Neckties strangle clear thinking. -- Lin Yutang