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Comment: Why is diversity an objective? (Score 5, Insightful) 335

by jackspenn (#48841759) Attached to: Lies, Damn Lies, and Tech Diversity Statistics

How does being diverse help a company or team?

Why stop at Microsoft?

Let's look at the NBA Portland Trail Blazers. No women, not enough south-Americans, Asians, native-Americans or even whites!

Doesn't the NBA realize they would be so much better off if they focused on diversity instead of their narrow minded goal of getting the best basketball players?

That Paul Allen guy is a performance and results bigot. Just look at what he is doing with the Seattle Seahawks.

I see anti-diversity examples all over Allen's successful investments, with a clear focus on talent, skill, work ethic, etc. instead of a person's race or sex.

What kind of world will this result in, if people are rewarded for what they contribute instead of what they look like and whether or not they have any balls?

Comment: Re: Power Source (Score 1) 352

What about a simple nuclear reactor where the fuel is recycled? From a size and weight to energy prodution/output, would be ideal. Given space ship construction and sub construction, doesn't seem like a difficult or costly modification to use existing reactor designs and convert to space uses. Course there is dealing with no gravity aspect, but shouldn't be to tricky.

+ - Freedom is alive and well with Open Source Hardware that builds guns

Submitted by jackspenn
jackspenn writes: Not sure how many /.ers know, but it is completely legal to build a gun in the US.

There is no required background check and you aren't even required to put a serial number on it, provided the gun complies with your states laws. Daniel Defense https://danieldefense.com/ just came out with the Ghost Gunner https://ghostgunner.net/index.... that is a $999 mini CNC machine that allows people to make their own AR-15 lower recievers (every other part of the gun you can order and have shipped to your house). This Brownell's link http://www.brownells.com/.aspx... along with a search of youtube will give you all the information you need regarding parts and assembly.

Geeks and Nerds may find it interesting that the site is redirected and secured with SSL by default andpurchases are handled via bitcoin. This suggests DD thinks not just about physical security of it's customers, but their secuirty as a whole.

Given the hardware source is free, this means you can build your own personal armory.

Comment: Re: Just don't update it that way. (Score 3, Funny) 203

by jackspenn (#47990087) Attached to: Apple Yanks iOS 8 Update

You don't know what the extent is. You just have a small number of examples

Which, is why we're opening up the latest /. challenge.

We've slashdotted web sites before, but not retail stores. So what if in the name of science we go to Apple stores and test for ourselves? (We can publish experiments and their results on YouTube ... Oh the iRony)

Think of how helpful this will be; not only Apple designers, but for consumers as well.

Let's test the iPhone 6+ in tight pants, really tight pants, European tight pants, blue jeans, front pockets, back pockets, shirt pockets, skirt pockets and dare I suggest some of the boys over at the Scottish Apple store (or administrators of System V based Unix) try testing kilt pockets.

iLearn by example, so remember we need a control. Somebody is going to have to go to the NYC glass cube, buck naked. We need to know if your iPhone 6+ gets bent or not when the police choke hold you from behind.

Comment: Re: Third option (Score 5, Insightful) 421

by jackspenn (#47985401) Attached to: Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus
Spot on commentary.

You are saying what many Android users are saying around the virtual water cooler ... aka Google hangouts.

"So how the hell did Apple release a phone with the camera sticking out the back, especially when increasing the thickness would have allowed for bigger battery and stronger case?"

Comment: Re:0 if dead, more if alive. (Score 2) 169

by jackspenn (#47951217) Attached to: My resting heart rate:
I consume 12 cups of coffee before 10AM (I have a hug poop around 10:30 like clockwork, aka a "billable dump" in the consulting business).

I drink four or more large glasses of soda or iced tea at lunch (I pee right after lunch and about 30 minutes later like clockwork).

At 2PM, I go to the local Starbucks with my co-worker Randy. Where he orders his usual and I pointing to his order and say "I'll have a Randy as well, but with WHIP on top." The employees laugh as they proceed to make two venti Java Chip fraps with +7 espresso shots, one with the whip crème mixed in and the other with it on top (This drink costs more than my lunch). The drinks are gone before we walk the block back to the office.

Then around 6:30PM after most people have left, I make four cups of coffee and spit it with the girl who works late in the office next to me, I make 6 if Randy is still there. (I poop and drive home)

My heart rate is generally between 98 and 110 beats per minute given the amount of caffeine I consume. My brother who does not drink caffeine, same weight, same height, has a heart rate of 36-40 bpm.

Comment: Re: It's getting hotter still! (Score 1) 635

by jackspenn (#47924185) Attached to: Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels
Here is basically how science works, you make a "guess" or write mathematical "equation(s)" or develop a "theory" or you build a "model" to explain some part of the real universe we live in.

You then compare your guess against real world observations. If your guess fails to predict or describe reality, it's WRONG.

Every global warming model has failed in this regard. Now, You should be presenting to skeptics how your model correct fits. Not demanding they disprove your guess.

However, I'm game. So just a warning, this is going to sting really bad, but here is proof the global warming models are SHIT, I mean really WRONG. I.e. they suck at describing the real world, fall flat on explaining the last 13+ years of no warming, etc., while the skeptic models, where CO2 is not given an invalid force multiplier do work and match reality.

Climate Scientist Murry Salby Demolishes the Globâ¦: http://youtu.be/HeCqcKYj9Oc

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming