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Comment First sentence needs questioned. (Score 1) 2219

(My first comment on this got deleted, I think... kind of suspicious)

>We've had only a few major redesigns since 1997; we think it's time for another.

There's the issue. Why does it need a redesign? What valid reasons can you provide us as to why the site needs a new layout? Show us the stats and the emails and the UI needs that demand this. To make it more handicap-friendly? To update the codebase with newer web standards? To placate the 5% of users who haven't destroyed you about Beta?

Almost any technical reason given for why the site needs rewritten can be fixed without completely destroying the look of the site. Answer me! Why do you think it's time?

Comment Re:NSA has the ssl keys (Score 2) 279

What a silly thing to appear on slashdot.

What a silly thing to say! Most of the time, it's not the NSA I'm worried about, it's the ISP or the creeper next to me on the open wifi network. Most people don't have an ipsec tunnel to their home network for secure wifi access, so this isn't a bad thing at all.

Issues with CA's and the NSA are real, but don't get huffy-puffy about a practical addon being brought up on /.

Comment Re:If they charge $15,000 for a ten week course... (Score 1) 374

Your solution is either to

a) require that "enterprise" training fall under similar regulatory schemes, or
b) restrict ALL courses ("Enterprise" training and these bootcamps) to be exempt from registration ONLY if they can prove the money for training is only coming from a corporate sponsor.

You shouldn't shoehorn laws in, even for good intentions, and not treat all businesses equally. You (and the BPPE) need to have clear lines drawn for "enterprise" vs. code camps, beyond "I'm protecting stupid people from themselves". Honestly, we need to stop living in a society where every conceivable form of fraud and danger is legislated against. It's a less dangerous, but almost equally annoying derivative of trading in liberty for "safety".

Comment Re:I don't mind metered internet usage... (Score 1) 479

Television is multicast/one way traffic. The infrastructure is completely different.

In 20 years when a podunk ISP can easily have 40/100GB backbones for low thousands, and IPv6 multicast is here to allow for IPTV and some clever ways to cache and stream videos, these arguments for data caps will be much less believable.

Comment Re:Good grief... (Score 1) 237

Eh.

It does highlight the low barrier to entry for digital currencies, and shows how much of a "free market" it can be. Additionally, I do think that this shit will, at least in the short term, water down the "cryptocurrency" brand.

Your comment is antagonistic and arrogant, though, in that it assumes all users of a C.C. are gullible, rather than curious, hopeful, supportive, etc.

Comment Re:one way around this... (Score 1) 189

The insight about incorporating is interesting, and given the facts of the situation, might not be a bad idea.

To your other point:
>The number one thing you should not expect about doing science, at any level, is that it will be cheap, quick or lean. When it comes to science those words mean the same thing as "violating environmental and safety law" or simply doing a piss-poor job.

THIS is what's unfortunate. The point of the article (IMO) was to lament the state of things that law-abiding citizens aren't able to get chemicals once thought reasonable to acquire.

Comment Re:What's Jolla? What's Sailfish? (Score 1) 118

"Jolla CEO Tomi Pienimäki": Hmm. Jolla must be a corporation. Who the fuck knows where it's from? Startups generate names from a version of scrabble with added "ly" and "io" pieces.

"If Jolla truly is compatible with Android devices...": Wait just a second, if I read this first, I'd think Jolla is a piece of software, not a corporation. Which is it? Now I have to search on the net instead of getting info from the summary like is proper.

"Finnish company Jolla CEO says their MeeGo-based operating system Sailfish will be compatible with Android devices".

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