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Comment: Re:Huge? (Score 1) 108

by thechemic (#47713213) Attached to: World's First 3D Printed Estate Coming To New York
Huge != "larger than"

Huge: very large in size, quantity, or extent.
Synonyms: vast, immense, gigantic, very big, great, giant, massive, colossal

You could be correct by saying it's "...larger than the average home." However, the article uses the word "huge". I don't believe that adding a walk-in closet to an average sized home constitutes a "huge" home.

You may also want to look closer at the document you referenced. The average sized home for the NORTH EAST (where this supposedly huge house is located) is 2613 square feet.

2400 is less than 2613

According to your reference material, a 2400 square foot home is neither huge nor larger than the average home based on its location.

Comment: In Other News... An Idiot with His Cell Phone (Score 0) 321

by thechemic (#47176889) Attached to: AT&T Charges $750 For One Minute of International Data Roaming
How is this even news? AT&T clearly publishes their international roaming rates, their international calling rates, and their international data roaming rates. Cell phones have been in existence for 40+ years. If you can't read your own calling plan nor your own contract details, and if you can't afford the roaming rates, please turn your cell phone off, and while you're at it, please turn off your tendency to flame technology news sites when you pull a dipshit maneuver. Thank you, and please... don't come again. Have a nice day.

Comment: We already have a unit of measure for billing (Score 5, Insightful) 347

We already have a unit of measure for billing which is referred to as "mega bits per second". Now they want to bill us by "screen size per viewing"? Every @#$%'ing time I try to go legit, they force me back to illegal downloads with their senseless bullshit.

Comment: Re:Easy fix (Score 1) 322

According to this, they have one of the HIGHEST MISCONDUCT rates in the nation. With "excessive force" being the primary misconduct being reported. If you believe in correlations, I suppose we could assume that beating up citizens, abusing the public, and ignoring your own laws is good for the crime rate. As you pointed out, this method seems to be working for LA.

Comment: If the days are gone, then you gave up. (Score 1) 3

The days aren't gone at all. 6 years ago, I purchased a Dell PowerEdge 2900 off of ebay, stuffed it with eight 1TB drives, and installed VMware ESXi (FREE). I used it to run a domain controller, exchange server, file serer, and media server all from my home and 100% virtualized. More recently, I wanted to get more proficient with SANs, so I purchased a PowerEdge C2100 as a SAN head using Server 2012 R2 (has iSCSI targets built in). I stuffed it with twelve 2TB drives. I also purchased a PowerEdge C6200 cluster server with 4 server nodes from ebay. I stuffed it with twelve 1TB drives, 96GB of RAM, and 32 cores. With my new setup at home, I am able to run VMware ESXi on one of the cluster nodes, and I also setup a HYPER-V triple node failover cluster with the other 3 nodes. I have enough hardware horsepower to completely emulate my work environment at home. As a college student, I enrolled in the DreamSpark program, giving me licenses to any Microsoft product I could ever want or need (FREE). I also started my own consulting firm. As a result, I was illegible for the Microsoft BizSpark program which also gave me licenses to any Microsoft product I could ever want or need (FREE). I also use CentOS (Free redhat clone) to learn enterprise class Linux environments.

If you think "the days are gone", then I would suggest that you look at things differently. The hardware is out there, free lab environments are out there, and even the software you need is out there whether it be 180 evaluation licenses or licenses made available through other programs. It's all within your limits; all you have to do is reach for it.

Comment: Re: Slashdot being a prime example of bad (Score 1) 382

by thechemic (#45776395) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Do Mobile Versions of Websites Suck?

Because mobile websites are designed to have a reduced set of features. Why would a company spend thousands or millions to produce a mobile website that functioned EXACTLY like the full featured version? They wouldn't; they would just show you the full featured version on the mobile phone (as many sites already do). The problem here is that companys build a shitty ass mobile site and then force you to use it when they detect you're surfing from a mobile device.

If you want a full featured web experience on a mobile platform, get the Dolphin browser and set it to "desktop" mode.

Comment: Because mobile sites are supposed to be crippled (Score 1) 4

by thechemic (#45756531) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why do mobile versions of websites suck?
The purpose of a mobile site is to have a reduced core set of critical functions that allow mobile users to interact with the site without as much clutter as the full featured desktop version of the website. It is only the people that have no idea what the purpose of a mobile site is for start complaining about the lack of features (calling it crippled) as compared to the desktop version. Why would a company spend thousands or millions on a full featured mobile site when they already have a full featured site to begin with? They're crippled by design. What really pisses me off is when a company FORCES me to use their crappy mobile site. Mobile websites are a ridiculous waste of resources.

You have a tendency to feel you are superior to most computers.