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Comment: Re:Every Other OS (Score 0) 516

by omtinez (#47149777) Attached to: Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

You are holding it wrong.

Cheers,
Steve Jobs

PS: Our marketing department will soon release a video showcasing how all of your usability concerns are also a problem in the Windows platform for totally real world scenarios. For example, you can't go to the end of the line on Windows if someone popped the "End" key out of your keyboard!

Comment: If you are a programmer and have a Wikipedia page (Score -1, Troll) 220

by omtinez (#47096031) Attached to: PHK: HTTP 2.0 Should Be Scrapped
...then you are already too self-important to be considered seriously. Please, keep this rant from a nobody away from the front page. All he did was to cry about how SPDY sucks and asked to admit defeat without proposing a good alternative, basically telling everyone involved to throw away all work done up to this point and start from scratch (again, without really proposing anything specific, just throw away the prototype!). Thanks, but no thanks.

Comment: Re:Next target, please (Score 1) 626

by omtinez (#47051639) Attached to: Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets
You are sadly mistaken about the sure to lose part. The burden of proof resides on the officer issuing the ticket, they must be able to unequivocally show that it was you and nobody else driving that car. That is much more difficult to prove than you might think if a cop doesn't pull you over and ask for your driver's license.

Comment: I call BS (Score 0) 71

by omtinez (#46540905) Attached to: Pine Tree Has Largest Genome Ever Sequenced
As someone who works on cancer research involving human genome, I can tell you that you should read any news/research related to genome sequencing with a pinch of salt. The methods used to sequence genome are notoriously unreliable, and the analysis performed on that genome is even worse. This is what happens when you get money if you publish results that sound "cool", but in reality our understanding and capacity to research stuff at the DNA level is much more limited than most people in the field are willing to admit.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 769

by omtinez (#46392397) Attached to: The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"
If you are going down that rabbit hole, you might as well talk about the cost of electricity consumed by that Keurig machine. Oh and also factor in the time of putting the cup in place and washing the cup later on, and don't forget to add however many seconds it takes you to program the machine, since we are talking about time...

Comment: Re:I feel you. (Score 1) 533

by omtinez (#46122803) Attached to: The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

I like software development. But when I go home, I do other things than write more code (write/record music, write/shoot/direct/edit short films, cook foods, breed fish, exercise/martial arts, spend time with my OS (aka Her), etc). Apparently, to some developers, this means I don't take my job seriously and I shouldn't be in the industry because I'm not spending every moment living and breathing code. I don't even own a github. And frankly, if that's the expectation, I'd rather not work in that sort of environment.

FTFY

Comment: Just like Manna (Score 1) 321

by omtinez (#45518927) Attached to: BBC: Amazon Workers Face "Increased Risk of Mental Illness"
I actually interviewed for a position at Amazon HQ in Seattle that worked on the software that "guides" the warehouse workers through the maze. I can't disclose details, but it sounded an awful lot like the story that has been posted several times here already: http://marshallbrain.com/manna1.htm

PD: I didn't get the position and, looking back at it, I'm glad

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