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Comment: Issues in general. (Score 1) 149

by hackus (#48445493) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Practices For Starting and Running a Software Shop?

First, you my friend are going to have a mighty rough ride if you are thinking about competing against the new generation of software people coming down the pipe.

I do not know what advantage you think you have, but asking such basic and simple questions although not a crime, suggests you should not be the one owning the shop.

Hopefully you recognize that and put someone else in control because learning on the fly with investor money is a sure fire recipe for disaster. Unless you are funding the shop yourself.

The people I work with, never went to college. They are a new generation built upon Internet access. The are debt free. Free thinkers and horrifically skilled and on their second startup by the tender age of 23.

They are debt free, confident and not scared of failure.

More than a match for any CS program anywhere in the world. I would ask one of these young choppers to run the place.

That is if you can get enough respect from one of them by simply dangling your paper degrees in front of their faces to be the one they call boss.

Good luck, you are going to need it.

Comment: Nvidias destruction. (Score 1) 82

by hackus (#48445435) Attached to: Samsung Seeking To Block Nvidia Chips From US Market

Nothing would make me happier.

From an open source perspective Nvidia is far worse than Samsung with regards to hardware openness.

I mean, I have been very careful over the years to not buy phones, tablets, video cards that are associated with Nvidia in my private computing and professional computing experience.

I urge everyone here to do the same and put your dollars privately in those situations professional consulting can sway your customers opinion towards companies that have open hardware. Even companies who are not open fully, like AMD, but much more so than Nvidia.

Building a great operating system with source code requires open hardware.

Comment: Re:Caring about news and politics instead of trivi (Score 1) 178

by Charliemopps (#48445375) Attached to: Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

How incredibly snobby to give a shit about what's going on in the world and how your country's being run rather than hur hur look at da crazy cat. The human race is filed.

Snobbery isn't about what you're interested in. Snobbery is about refusing to accept others may have different interests.

I don't find cat videos interesting. I prefer the news. --- Not Snobby
If you like cat videos you're clearly a moron! --- Snobby

Comment: Re:Temperature? (Score 1) 62

by Troed (#48445157) Attached to: Prospects Rise For a 2015 UN Climate Deal, But Likely To Be Weak

I fully agree with you - but - carbon dioxide is not in any way "pollution". It's plant food. It has likely contributed to our greening planet, which has caused deserts to shrink and our food output to reach record highs.

Either we explicitly want to cut down on CO2 production due to our skilled models saying it will hurt us - and/or we stop various forms of pollution. It's very unscientific to pretend there the same thing.

Comment: Re:Yawn ... (Score 1) 164

by lgw (#48444327) Attached to: Microsoft Azure Outage Across the Globe

The whole point of the cloud is to remove yourself from such long-term commitments

Not so much. The whole point of the cloud is to remove yourself from long-term IT salary commitments, really, and to be able to just write a check for dependable IT quality (which apparently Azure isn't selling this year). Companies that see their IT staff as reliable and inexpensive wonder what all this "cloud" nonsense is about, while companies who just write ever-larger checks to EDS et al and shit still breaks all the time in the data center see the cloud as a wonderful escape.

Comment: Re:Control the carbs and you control blood lipids (Score 1) 216

by Charliemopps (#48443693) Attached to: Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

So beans and rice is bad?

IMHO, I think the whole obesity and diabetes epidemic stems from a sedentary lifestyle. Kids these days are not as outdoor active as they used to be. Blame consoles, PCs, phones...whatever. No actually, blame the parents. Anyways, this coupled with the fact working families are having to put in longer hours just to make ends meet. I suspect this is pushing people to eat on the fly rather than to take the time properly prepare and cook healthy foods. And if parents are no longer eating healthy or preparing for their kids, how can the next generation expect to learn healthy eating habits?

No... Beans and rice are ok. It's a Low carb diet... not a No carb diet. If you take the most famous of them, the Adkins diet... you get basically no carbs the first week or two then you slowly add them back in. This is the weight-loss part. Once you're down to the weight you want, you can eat them again.

What's bad is processed sugar. Plain and simple. It's in nearly every processed food now. If you could your own meals you can eat pretty much anything you want short of cake and cookies. But these days, the industry is nuts. Even sugar free candy is sweetened with "Sugar Alcohols" which are still carbs! I wanted to get my sick wife some Chicken noodle soup but the can had corn syrup on the label. Why in soup?!!?

In my experience, I just avoid sugar... Cookies, cakes, icecream, etc... Don't eat anything factory made. Cook my own meals. I eat high fat dairy like whole milk, whole yogurt, etc... because it fills me up so I dont eat more. And that keeps me around 200lbs which I think is a pretty good weight for me (my doctor would like me down another 10lb) It also took care of my cholesterol. It wasn't gradual either. I basically wasn't eating fat and it just kept going up up up... that's why I tried lower carbs... withing about 6 weeks it was back down to less scary numbers.

Everyone's different though, but I'd say it's worth a shot if you haven't tried it.

Comment: wow (Score 1) 278

by Charliemopps (#48443581) Attached to: In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

The real story here is that this guy just figured this out now.
Why own a vehicle you don't control anyway?
I think this was clear to most people the second self driving cars became a "thing"

Also assume the car will be filled with TV's blaring ads at you while you're on your way. You'll be able to pay $5 for your seat to heat up and vibrate. If it's a long trip there will be a $20 per passenger in-cabin movie from 1982. Pickup and delivery schedules will vary by over an hour unless you pay a "premium trip fee" etc...

Comment: Re:China's internet will become a smaller intranet (Score 1) 102

by Tom (#48443225) Attached to: Great Firewall of China Blocks Edgecast CDN, Thousands of Websites Affected

Because of the many advantages it offers. Linking to jquery on a CDN, for example, not only reduces the load on your server, and the number of connections, there is also a really good chance the visitor already has it cached because many sites do it and thus share a URL. And even if not, at least that part of your site will come from a localized node.

Comment: Re:China's internet will become a smaller intranet (Score 1) 102

by Tom (#48443219) Attached to: Great Firewall of China Blocks Edgecast CDN, Thousands of Websites Affected

China's gated internet will become more isolated from the rest of the world.

And you think they care very much?

What we in the west fail to understand is how isolated non-western countries already are. I know some inside views from Russia through personal contacts. Russia has its own Facebook (vk), it's own Google (yandex) and so on. For pretty much every popular service, it has its own version, usually much more popular than the western variant.

I can imagine it's the same for China. They could be isolated and for most people not much would change.

Comment: Re:Google doesn't have a monopoly on ANYTHING. (Score 1) 301

by Tom (#48442691) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

Isn't the EU shoving it down the people's throats what the person was arguing?

The GP claimed the EU is shoving laws down nation states' throats, but that's only a dangerous half-truth. The fact that typically the same politicians who claim "bad EU makes us do evil things" are the ones behind the EU doing said things is a critical part of the puzzle the GP either wasn't aware of or omitted intentionally.

Comment: Start the countdown (Score 1) 216

by PopeRatzo (#48442651) Attached to: Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

How long will it be before "scientists" say exactly the opposite again?

I've lived long enough to see everything become unhealthy and then healthy and then unhealthy again. And it's always based "on science".

The fact is, everything will kill you. That's why I only eat bacon, chocolate ice cream and bourbon whiskey. I may start smoking again, just to be ahead of the curve.

Comment: Re:16 people? (Score 1) 216

by LF11 (#48442309) Attached to: Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood
It may be unscientific to come to that kind of conclusion based on an n=16 study.

However, what this study DOES show is that the existing paradigm of saturated fat == heart disease ought to be questioned and thoroughly re-examined. Frankly, if I had metabolic syndrome, I'd be experimenting on myself the moment I heard about this.

Comment: Re:Calories in, calories out... (Score 1, Insightful) 216

by Wonko the Sane (#48441905) Attached to: Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

And you really really needs carbs to live. What is your point?

You need carbs to live, but it's fine for as little as 0% of those carbs to come from your diet. Your body can manufacture all the glucose it needs given the right protein and fat supplies.

Comment: Re: So low carb vindicated again (Score 1) 216

by bill_mcgonigle (#48441817) Attached to: Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

hey, it reduces end-of-life welfare costs by killing off the population more quickly. The "food pyramid" is good policy if you're a sociopathic bankrupt program.

I got a full blood panel before and after doing a ketosis diet for four months. All my numbers were much better, but to be succinct my total relative risk metric for coronary heart disease (1.0 is average) fell from 0.8 to 0.3. I was using a half gallon of heavy cream and several cups of coconut oil every week. Some bacon and steaks too. Plenty of nuts and cheese.

Most people see similar results. None of these blood tests are new science. All of these studies could have been done in 1980. I wonder if they were.

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