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Comment: I've became less religous, but more spiritual. (Score 1) 1037

by snadrus (#46699431) Attached to: How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

As I learn all the debunk vs debunk stuff, it's got me accepting:
- There are some important unexplainables
- Ignore:
      -- infighting
      -- religous history
      -- ceremony without benefit

So now I'm more spiritual than religious. I look at cross-religion wisdom and see what applies to my life, is repeatable, regular, or frequent. I find patterns, make hypotheses and apply them just like with any scientific practice. "Centers for Spiritual Living" groups think like this.

Comment: Re:How are these things related? (Score 1) 202

by snadrus (#46571487) Attached to: KDE and Canonical Developers Disagree Over Display Server

You just cannot fix X the way it should be fixed.

Translation: It's protocol-oriented.

Wayland is the obvious choice

Really? It's protocol-oriented too (and is slow-progressing because of that).

Mir is library-oriented so no-longer will DEs paper-over the ugly parts, but instead they'll just fix the client library.

Comment: Re:Compuing Resources are Finate (Score 1) 745

by snadrus (#46265009) Attached to: Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?

what's an agent? Or more specifically, don't optimize for them when the concern is actually consistency. Whenever a serious inconsistency is found, God could reverse to somewhere that the correct facts can be worked-in. Under this idea, early simulations could be fast and we are therefore effectively causing physics, chemistry, etc sciences into being by studying them.
  Though under this theory it could be very hard to test.

Comment: Re:This is worth a Slashdot article? (Score 1) 136

by snadrus (#46258177) Attached to: Background Javascript Compilation Boosts Chrome Performance

Advertisers live by document.write. is required for bookmarklets and reparenting to avoid windows being monitored by their creator.

Yes eval is trouble, but I'd rather see a badge indicating "easy to hack" when "use strict" is not in use. Many sites still use eval, so it's best to single them out vs breaking them.

Comment: My bugs (Score 2) 716

by snadrus (#46224359) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

My latest bugs are along the lines of:
Me: Here's the most rough proof-of-concept, prototype implementation.
Mgr: Ship it
Me: It only does some of what's needed, even then most common considerations aren't done.
Mgr: Ship it. Log that other stuff as bugs. We will close most of them until someone complains.

So according to your thoughts, employers only pay for the prototype & I'm responsible for the full implementation? No go!

Comment: Fan of mass-exclusivity (Score 2) 578

by snadrus (#46191529) Attached to: US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online

The fools are shooting themselves in the foot:
Here's an idea: Lets get the entire next generation disinterested in the Olympics by making it impossible to see it over their preferred method unless they bug their parents for cable bill info! Lets remind those kids who is in-charge.
This will also exclude some Americans and totally exclude all those fit country people so they won't join the games out of spite. Now the US won't participate as well or be interested as much. And we know how well America watches international sports they do poorly in. Soccer anyone?

This media event is unrelated to the ancient games except by name. It's about 20 years before irrelevance.

Comment: Re:It's 2014 (Score 1) 387

by snadrus (#46041337) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: It's 2014 -- Which New Technologies Should I Learn?

You can't make a distributed, decentralized rule enforcer that's open source or unencrypted. Any source leak and it's over.

P2P MMO hits scalability issues with groups of people interacting.

Only 1-on-1 activities make sense, and if you're interested in that then check out webRTC (video chat, screen share, file transfer)

Comment: Location (Score 1) 271

by snadrus (#45968685) Attached to: Give Us More H-1B Visas Or the Kids Get Hurt

I've owned 2 houses & know it's all "Location, Location, Location".
Tech isn't everywhere, but where it is, it's booming.
My kids will start school soon, so I"m in a rush to a diversified tech area before they won't want to leave.
Because where will the next great tech startup likely succeed? wherever they can get developers!

Comment: Re:I have 3D printer. (Score 1) 87

by snadrus (#45959407) Attached to: CES 2014: 3-D Scanners are a Logical Next Step After 3-D Printers

'do you design everything that comes out of your 2D printer from scratch'

sort-of. We have symbolic glyphs that make up most of what my 2D printer produces, and I arrange long combinations of these glyphs. This is done in a typically 1D fashion despite being 2D glyphs.

Assembly of pre-existing libraries in logical ways (like connect surface A.side to B.bottom at right angle rotation on clicked spot) sounds more likely to have mass appeal than complete freedom (MSPaint for 2D) .

Comment: Re:Clearly they're not thinking evil enough (Score 1) 87

by snadrus (#45959031) Attached to: CES 2014: 3-D Scanners are a Logical Next Step After 3-D Printers

Anything in that timeframe that's media-like (ebook, etc) has DRM trapping it, or else there are already more ways to make duplications of the original (Amazon MP3 vs torrented Amazon MP3).

But new art is made all the time that has identifiers showing that it was assembled and not printed.

Comment: Command-lines beyond the shell (Score 1) 383

by snadrus (#45848117) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Command Line Interfaces -- What Is Out There?

Command-line interpreters help save time and have became my favorite way to jump into using those languages, but there's more than the shell.
Python is a great one.
Javascript in Chrome has a command-line where you can try out things.
Unsurprisingly, despite both of these languages having issues, they are highly popular.

I hear that there's a chrome with a Dash interpreter built-in. If it includes inline editing, then I'd bet it will do well.

I'm a Lisp variable -- bind me!