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Comment: Re: Before reading TFA ... (Score 1) 245

by mnemotronic (#48801471) Attached to: PHP vs. Node.js: the Battle For Developer Mind Share
Sounds like browser-native Flash + Actionscript. Multi-platform, no plugins and widely supported. I've never developed for Flash and know nothing about ease-of-use. In any case, capabilities deliverable to the end-user are (sad to say) more important than developer friendliness. If a technology delivers an amazing user experience or a marketing advantage, management will insist that it be used, even if it requires developers to be fitted with face-hugging alien brain-suckers.

Comment: Re: other (Score 1) 162

by mnemotronic (#48773629) Attached to: What are you most interested in seeing out of CES?
My 3D-printed Cowboy Neal sex slave replicant (looks so real!) 3D-printed ammo for my 3D-printed gun i can never has too much fun. 19.2 K PPI display my eyes are going bad but i still wanna play. Scalp stimulation that'll grow me some hair DNA enhancement for my stuff "down there". Christmas buying season starting in June with subliminal messages in every iTune. AT&T going down the tubes followed by TMobile and the rest of the jerks. A mobile phone that doesn't crash & burn An Android OS that actually works.

Comment: Allright! Yet another way for insurance companies (Score 1) 63

by mnemotronic (#47555319) Attached to: UK Team Claims Breakthrough In Universal Cancer Test
Blood samples are already a condition of coverage for some insurance. Now prospective employers have a reason for doing the same. Not that either would ever reject anyone on the grounds that they might have health issues. No, they were rejected because a better candidate was found. Nine months later. Question is, would they alert the applicant of the findings? If they did that and the person didn't know someone might put 2 and 2 together. Can you imagine being told by the HR email robot that you weren't selected for the job. Oh and by the way you've got cancer.

Comment: Gamable by design (Score 1) 100

by mnemotronic (#47489149) Attached to: New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation
"Reputation" is a digital artifact that can be manufactured and manipulated. I'd hate to think my payckeck was dependent on my Slashdot Karma times number of Linked/In connections times Stackfault rep. Why not base it on something objective but equally irrelevant like height or nosehair count. Just not size of woowoo.

Comment: Back in my day we had this "accountability" thing (Score 1) 579

by mnemotronic (#47372371) Attached to: Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature
Now politically incorrect and unfashionable, holding people accountable for their decisions and making examples of those who chose the path of irresponsibility is ancient history. I expect that Crosswalk Countdown Incursion Syndrome to get a nod from the theraputic community and it's own pill* before Christmas.

Do not use in combination with other medications.
Do not take with alcohol, heroin, cocaine, or meth-amphetamines.
Known to cause heart failure, diabetes, ulcers and psychotic outbursts on a small percentage of the population.
Some people report small explosions in their spinal cords after taking.

Somebody's terminal is dropping bits. I found a pile of them over in the corner.

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