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Comment: Re:What an idiot (Score 4, Funny) 180

by hoggoth (#48880231) Attached to: Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

Feds: "Grab him!"
Ross: "Beetlejuice!"
Librarian: "Shhhhhh!"
Feds "Cover his mouth quick!"
Ross: Beetlejuice!"
Feds drag Ross away with his mouth covered...

Fed1: "What was that about?"
Fed2: "It was some sort of codeword"
Fed1: "What do you mean?"
Fed2: "When he yelled Beetlejuice it activated a..."
Both: "Oh shit..."

Comment: Re:What's their definition of "exercise"? (Score 1) 348

by hoggoth (#48855929) Attached to: Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

citation needed.

Muscle does not turn into fat. Stop exercising and start eating like crap and your body will lose muscle and will also starting putting on fat. The muscle does not turn into fat. Starting lean and muscular will not cause you to get fat faster.

I would bet you are not currently overendowed with muscle. Nobody who works out would believe this urban myth.

Comment: Re:Procedural vs OO (Score 1) 303

by hoggoth (#48756925) Attached to: Anthropomorphism and Object Oriented Programming

My toaster is functional. I insert a slice of bread and the toaster creates a duplicate slice of bread that is toasted. It returns the duplicate, but never touches the original. It is very safe. I can insert anything in the toaster without worrying about toasting an inappropriate object. But boy is it inefficient...

Comment: Re:FOSS solution available (Score 1) 60

by hoggoth (#48434463) Attached to: BitTorrent Unveils Sync 2.0

> if your software product confuses someone with almost 20 years of experience in computing, you're doing it wrong

Speaking of which... Software developer with over 20 years of experience here... I tried to figure out iTunes WTF?! How can they make something so confusing? I just wanted to take 10 mp3s and put them on my daughters iphone. "If you continue I will erase everything on the iphone"...?!?! nope nope nope nope...

Comment: Corruption is the new black. (Score 1) 485

by hoggoth (#48303503) Attached to: Silicon Valley Swings To Republicans

Is everybody ok with this?! Trial Lawyers *PAY* a politician to make bad laws that will generate more lawsuits, so he does. Google *PAYS* other politicians to make laws favorable to them. So they do.

It's completely outrageous and a generation ago would have been a huge scandal. Now it's business as usual. There is no more democracy.

Comment: Re:so what you're saying... (Score 1) 304

by hoggoth (#48152431) Attached to: Technology Heats Up the Adultery Arms Race

> But how about a person who's suffered years of emotional abuse "knowing" their spouse is cheating without being able to prove it?

What is the point of proving it? You don't get double-divorced if you can prove it. You don't get more money if you prove it. Decide to stay together or split up, then do it.

Comment: Re:Very easy to solve (Score 1) 179

by hoggoth (#48103455) Attached to: Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

> Restore the prohibitions against spying and require real warrants to engage. No more dragnets.

And while we're at it I'd like a pony and a flying car.
Aint going to happen.
It's like asking a Lion to just stop eating Wildebeast. Pass all the laws you want. Make all the restrictions and checks and balances you want. The three letter organizations have huge budgets for "black ops" where nobody can know what they are doing. Not even Congress. Probably not even the people in the next office in the same three letter organization.

Comment: Can't back up applications?!?! (Score 1) 577

by hoggoth (#48049459) Attached to: Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

> another backup, disk wipe, and reinstall.

The biggest problem for me is there is no way to backup and restore your installed applications! The 6 month shuffle goes more like: backup data, disk wipe, reinstall OS, reinstall every single application you use finding all of the serial numbers and resetting all of your preferences, restore data.


Computer programmers do it byte by byte.