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Comment: This might sound crazy... (Score 1, Interesting) 405

by sahuxley (#46560055) Attached to: L.A. Police: <em>All</em> Cars In L.A. Are Under Investigation some of you but police officers are also there to protect you from those who might want to take your money or otherwise commit a crime against you. I'm aware of the potential for abuse from these systems, but if we decide they can't watch us in public, where can they watch us? What deters a robber that knows for a fact there will never be a cop around to catch him in the act?

Comment: Let them know you'll make them look good (Score 1) 218

by sahuxley (#46552033) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Re-Learning How To Interview As a Developer?
A manager of mine once told me he hired me because of this. Of course, you have to nuance it a little. I told him something like "I'm good at communicating the ideas of the project in ways that non-technical people can understand and appreciate the value of it. A lot of times in these positions if you're doing your job perfectly, nobody notices because the system just works. It's important to make sure we get credit for this as a team."

Comment: Re:Deal (Score 1) 667

by sahuxley (#46551757) Attached to: Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'
"I think we can all look forward to the time when these three theories are given equal time in our science classrooms across the country, and eventually the world; One third time for Intelligent Design, one third time for Flying Spaghetti Monsterism (Pastafarianism), and one third time for logical conjecture based on overwhelming observable evidence." From this:

Comment: Re:100% disagree (Score 1) 139

by sahuxley (#46408979) Attached to: 'Data Science' Is Dead
I agree with you, but I think there's merit even in those quantifications that turn out useless. This sort of science, at least the way you describe it being done, is really shooting in the dark. Sometimes you find an interesting and meaningful correlation or analysis, but more often than not you're juggling and sorting numbers to no useful end. People will always pay to keep taking shots.

Comment: Re:Globalize where? (Score 2) 193

by sahuxley (#46229635) Attached to: ICANN's Cozy Relationship With the US Must End, Says EU
A bit of a sidetrack, but this is what most disappointed me about the whole NSA surveillance thing. We (the US) have probably the greatest ability of any country to protect freedom on the internet and be a force for free speech and expression in the world, yet our trampling of the 4th amendment is squandering that. We *claim* to bring freedom to other countries with guns and bombs, yet fail an opportunity to bring it to them with technology and computers.

Comment: Steam Rentals (Score 1) 261

by sahuxley (#46208521) Attached to: German Court Forbids Resale of Valve Games
I don't think Valve should be forced to make the changes necessary to make individual games transferrable, but I think they should have to make it clear that you do not have the right to do as you please with your "copy." I know it's in the EULA, but they should stop calling them "sales" and "purchases" and call them what they are: rentals. That said, they can't stop you from selling your entire account and giving over your login/password. In the US, the first amendment would protect your right to divulge that information no matter what the EULA says.

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