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Comment: I like open source (Score 1) 488

by redmid17 (#48504121) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Non-Coders, Why Aren't You Contributing To Open Source?
I just don't give a shit enough to contribute. I already have hobbies. I get paid to administer, consult, develop, and test at work. Most of my hobbies do not involve computers (sports, reading, music, good ole fashioned napping). The few that do relate fairly closely to my line of work, which is largely closed source.

tl;dr - neither the time nor the willingness to contribute to something that only affects me tangentially

Comment: You guys are all missing the most pertinent issue (Score 0) 214

by redmid17 (#48317463) Attached to: Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again
Now Bennett can finally find a phone that will let him buy a movie and download it directly to his phone!


He can finally gt rid of that LG Optimus, assuming Dice pays him enough money to buy a new phone! (or he has enough money left over after paying them to be his personal blog).

Comment: Re:Lucky for Stripe (Score 5, Funny) 353

by redmid17 (#48310561) Attached to: Online Payment Firm Stripe Boots 3D Gun Designer Cody Wilson's Companies
Animal House was an awesome, irreverent movie that has stood the test of time and become one of *the* classic comedies.

Animal Farm is a dystpoian, allegorical novella about government overreach and oppression, which is what I think you're going after here.

Comment: Re:Anyone still going to the movies? (Score 2, Insightful) 357

by redmid17 (#48279555) Attached to: MPAA Bans Google Glass In Theaters
Where the fuck are you going to see movies? Seriously I have no idea.

Are you going to a circle of hell that only caters to people who don't like movie theathers because almost nothing you've described accurately resembles a movie theater run in the last 50 years except maybe the price and cleanliness.

Comment: Too dumb to google? (Score 3) 170

by redmid17 (#48252919) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Unlimited Data Plan For Seniors?
The least you can do is give us a ballpark location so we can look at a coverage map. Sprint or T-Mobile have have deals going with unlimited data.

Personally I'd go with Sprint, but I know their coverage can be spotty in certain places, though it has gotten a lot better since I signed up for it 5 years ago.

Comment: Re:I don't like (Score 3, Informative) 47

by redmid17 (#48228253) Attached to: Google Search Finally Adds Information About Video Games
It's not really a direct competitor. The smart search answers have 3-4 sentences topically explaining something. Wikipedia has, almost always, exponentially more data.

'Smart search' is great for questions like "Who won the World Series in 1987" or "How many Grand Theft Auto games are there". It's not so great for "What is the plot of GTA V".

Comment: Really? (Score 2) 205

by redmid17 (#48175573) Attached to: The One App You Need On Your Resume If You Want a Job At Google
Google is so large and has such a massive need for talent that if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you

Well color me shocked. Is the army looking for people who can accurately fire rifles and follow orders? What about the FAA and air traffic controllers?

Whoever wrote that and whichever (copy) editor let it through need to reevaluate their life choices.

Comment: Re:It's not just Sweden (Score 0) 346

No I understand that, and the US model is not great shakes. Needs more municipal broadband.

That doesn't mean that Sweden's particular use-case is applicable to the US. It's roughly 5% of the lower 48 states. The economies of scale for distance blow the Swedish model out of the water.

You know you've been spending too much time on the computer when your friend misdates a check, and you suggest adding a "++" to fix it.