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Comment Re:a recent AVGN video talked about this. (Score 1) 147

In my house, gaming is a family thing. My wife and I fire up the Nintendo and have a few games with the kids (or wait until they're asleep and play a game without them). Games that require one console per player just aren't an option. It's nice that Mario Kart 8 even allows two people to play online with one console.

Exactly I too am happy to have a gamer wife.

We would LOVE it if Skyrim or DAI allowed for 2 player...

Instead one plays and the other is playing lookout.

Comment Re:Sounds like he was arrested for shooting. (Score 1) 1197

If your theory is correct, then if he chose another means to bring down this drone he'd be in the clear? slingshot? bow and arrow? One of you tech bright-bulbs should really consider establishing a drone extermination service. "Let *us* handle your drone infestation: Drokin(tm): Armed with net guns and our patented seeker/killer drones our Drokin techs arrive within an hour of your text and quietly depart with the offending device."

Nah.. Drone Busters !

Something creepy in your neighborhood ? Call Drone Busters !

Comment Re:Commission (Score 1) 634

I applied there a while back, a decade or so. The interview questions on the form I found to be really bias towards younger hipster type of people. Asking questions on political philosophy and working in a startup environment.

Experience for Google doesn't seem to matter.

The issue with age discrimination is from experience with that older fellow who is just coasting to retirement not willing to learn or change, and has been in the same position for decades. However there are also the ones who are just as on top of it as them whipper snappers and can code circles around them.

Trust me. Coding Circles around them is not that tough.

Take away their IDE/Eclipse and tell them to use Vi/Ant to fix a software problem and their heads explode.

Ask them to debug or God forbid - UNIT TEST their code and they'll throw a hissy fit... - "I don't make mistakes,How dare you ask me to test it ! Fine. Test your 'undocumented features' then..."

Comment Re:Fucking Lawyers (Score 1) 181

Fucking lawyers just never stop. Google illegally copied Oracle's shit. Deal with it.

No. This is about making API compatible calls. Plain and simple.

Can/Should Oracle be able to copyright something like these ?

  • void x)
  • void org.junit.Assert.assertTrue(String message, boolean condition)

No. And I thought this had already been solved with C Header files.

Comment Re:There will always be a need... (Score 2) 276

Not to mention, Companies. Would you want your internal documents stored on Google Cloud where it could be "read" or even sent to a 3rd party ?

The answer appears to be a resounding "Yes, as long as you don't force me to consider the implications."

I think you'll find that today, the majority of corporate IP from the western world has found its way onto the Google Cloud. When corporations lock things down so tight that it becomes a day's endeavor to send a spreadsheet from one office to another in a large corporation, people tend to give up and use gmail. When you're a small shop and can't afford the resiliency that's a requirement in this day and age, you're willing to risk the perceived small chance of losing your IP for the pure fact that you can afford to do business using Google Cloud.

So would you "want" your documents stored there? Probably not. When it comes to pragmatism however, most companies and/or at least a few employees let pragmatism win out over privacy concerns.

That would be nice.. But my company DOES care. They block access to Goggle Drive and DropBox type sites (and you can be fired if you send emails with corporate docs to other sites/people).

Comment Re: You are quoting losers, so yeah. (Score 4, Insightful) 950

Only if you're a pussy and buy your girlfriend shit. If she says you need to buy her shit to prove you love her, run the other way, fast.

So much for wanting equality. All women want to do is use men for their wallets, and then when they start losing their ability to do so because they are losing their beauty, they settle down with the stable guys they've rejected their whole lives.

Then you're dating the wrong women. My wife isn't that way. She doesn't have a real diamond engagement ring (and she know it - she'd have killed me for spending $ 2+K on a ring.)

Date a shallow woman, Get a shallow woman. Date an interesting woman, Get an interesting woman.

Comment Re:You are quoting losers, so yeah. (Score 1) 950

"When I'm with a girl, I'll wish I was watching pornography, because I'll never get rejected" - loser.

If there wasn't pr0n for losers like this, he'd be doing the same thing with dept. store catalogs. This is nothing new, what's new is the internet feeding into it.

Or with his sister's "Seventeen" mags (or from the watching the Disney Channel)...

Comment Re:nature will breed it out (Score 1) 950

Idk, my girlfriend of five years just spend all weekend (approx 30 hours of game time) playing Path of Exile with me, in the new 1 month challenge league.

She's been having me teach her things so she can improve in League of Legends, and wants to get as good as I am so we can duoqueue together in ranked.

There definitely are girls out there who are looking for nerds/gamers. The problem is most of them are subjected to so many supercreepy "oh there's a girl in voice chat in this raid I'm going to queue my mic and begin masturbating" and "white knight everything she says or does and follow her around like a puppy dog" type "gamer guys" that they're terrified of going anywhere near the rest of us nerds.

I got lucky and found a girl who had been sheltered from online gaming, she had only played Nintendo games prior to meeting me.

If nerds/gamers want to find women who won't reject them, they need to stop being awful people to every girl playing games first. Once gamer girls feel safe actually admitting to being girls in games online, gamer guys won't be rejected en masse by them anymore.

My wife and I game too (Notice - I said WIFE). We've been married for almost 24 years.

We love games like DAI/Skyrim - She plays as a thief, I as a Warrior. And we like watching how the other solves issues (with totally different techniques too ).

And the gamer guys need to stop believeing that they're never going to find someone (Well.. if you don't LOOK for a person, you can't find them)

And like you said, Instead of treating them like "noobs"/etc. Or making childish/gamergate type comments, and start offering advice "You keep doing YYYYY and that usually causes you to get killed. Try doing ZZZZZZ instead. It might help you keep from dying as quickly."

Comment And the other problem with batteries... (Score 1) 334

For the grid there are reserve requirements (i.e. demand + 10%) in case a generator goes down and they need to pick up the slack.

Batteries are being integrated, but its slow. the ISOs/RTOs need to figure out how to incorporate them into their market systems (and how to pay people, etc.)

Accurate metering of the energy being put back into the grid, Accurate metering of the actual consumption from the grid, etc.. None of this is "trivial"

Comment Re:Talk about creating a demand (Score 1) 334

There are other -- probably cheaper -- solutions for local storage than batteries.

A couple of off-the-cuff examples: lifting a very large weight with your excess electricity, then running a generator with it during peak loads or periods. (Did I say VERY large weight?)

Another would be pumped hydro storage. Build a -- yet again very large -- tank at a height. During excess generation periods, use the electricity to pump water into the tank. During peak periods, use the water to turn a generator and reclaim the electricity.

All such systems have inefficiencies, even batteries. But pumped storage and other such solutions are used on a very large scale today... and should be quite workable for the small scale as well. Another advantage of pumped storage is that you now have a nice, big, full water tank with gravity feed in case of zombie apocalypse or whatever.

There actually exist things like this here in Mass. There is a glacial pool that was dug in a mountain near the Connecticut River. During the night, they pump water into the basin and during the day, they let the water flow through turbines.

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