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Comment: Ever Heard of an Alsatian Wolf Dog? (Score 1) 323

by l0ungeb0y (#48142423) Attached to: How English Beat German As the Language of Science
It's what we commonly refer to as a German Shepherd -- but after WWI, the notion of "German" anything was so reviled that they started calling German Shepherds Alsatians. It was this bias, hatred and on-going punitive measures against Germany post WWI that helped bring Hitler to power. With that in mind, I can only imagine what global menace shall be unleashed after renaming French Fries to Freedom Fries.

Comment: Ruby dying? (Score 1) 546

by l0ungeb0y (#48104163) Attached to: Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World
FFS -- what a crock of shit. I personally don't recommend Ruby to clients any more in favor of NodeJS, but there's still plenty of startups going with Ruby. A hell of a lot more than Perl. But with that said, if it were up to me I'd happily see Perl and PHP die. While Perl is definitely a dying language, PHP seems to be holding on -- with nasty frameworks like Yii (which feature views where anything goes) gaining popularity.

Comment: Ponch vs Siri (Score 1) 208

by l0ungeb0y (#48083187) Attached to: Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers
Siri, as usual was giving me confusing and last second directions saying "Turn Left", in a very confusing series of intersections in Oakland where it looked like she was wrong (and was of course). However, while looking around trying to read street signs, the light turned red just as I got to the intersection, and I was still at about 40mph, after having just got off the Freeway. So, I figured it would be safer to run the light than slam on the brakes and risk stopping in the middle of the intersection. Immediately I saw flashing red lights, I pulled over and apologized to the CHP Officer while handing him my papers, explaining the situation with Siri and the light etc and you know what? He came back, handed me back my papers and said he decided to give me a break on the ticket and let me go. Thanks Ponch! Seems the California Highway Patrol is all to familiar with how much a distraction Siri can be. And what the fuck is up with her 10 mile warning! Two mile I can understand, but 10? Fucking annoying.

Comment: Awesome Concept (Score 1, Insightful) 63

by l0ungeb0y (#48014695) Attached to: Nixie Wearable Drone Camera Flies Off Your Wrist
This is a freaking fantastic piece of tech -- but it really needs to be given a much larger budget and a better design team to make this something the masses would wear. But for a prototype, it's just fine. Hopefully someone with the design sense of Apple will buy them and take this to the next level. Other applications like a Personal Assistant or Scout would be great add-ons for usage as well.

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