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Comment Re:What is the real reason for this push? (Score 5, Interesting) 490

All of which would have been fine if they did it correctly, instead they:
1. Changed default app file associations
2. Upgraded to buggy or non-working drivers
3. Installed unwanted software that was difficult to remove (Windows OneDrive)
4. Installed monitor software that should ask for permission
And probably other issues I've missed. Don't mess up my system which I'm using to do work and depend on for my livelihood.

Comment Re:Free (Score 1) 112

So true. While the video by Parent is very good (I'm glad I watched it), the problem with videos is that they fail to address the differences in learning preferences. Some people learn better with videos while others prefer reading. Videos also limit everyone to the same speed and concentration thresholds. Reading allows you to concentrate and comprehend at your own level and speed.

PS: Is the D1 discussion setting broken? I had to switch to D2, reload, change my discussion settings before allowed to post with my username. WTF!?

Submission + - Yes, androids do dream of electric sheep

hmckee writes: Thought this was a really interesting story from the Guardian: "Google sets up feedback loop in its image recognition neural network — which looks for patterns in pictures — creating hallucinatory images of animals, buildings and landscapes which veer from beautiful to terrifying"

Comment Re:Yay! Beta moderation at last (Score 1) 144

OK, I guess I didn't fully understand how a revolt at Slashdot works and I've been here a long time. :) It's funny that my post gets marked down for being slightly positive yet others get modded up for saying only "Beta sucks!"

I tried modding in the big Timothy response article but most of the good comments were already visible. I'd really be happy with a site that just has article summaries and comments. I don't care so much about redesign, just fix the current issues.


Judge Rules Defense Can Use Trayvon Martin Tweets 848

theodp writes "The NY Times reports a judge in the second-degree murder case against George Zimmerman has ruled that Trayvon Martin's school and social media records should be provided to the defense. Judge Debra S. Nelson said Martin's Twitter, Facebook and school records were relevant in the self-defense case. In those instances, showing whether a victim 'had an alleged propensity to violence' or aggression is germane, the judge said. The defense also got permission for access to the social media postings of a Miami girl who said she was on the phone with Martin just before the shooting. Time to update the Miranda warning to include: 'Anything you Tweet or post can and will be held against you in a court of law'?'"

Comment Re:Not So Fast On The Pointers (Score 1) 326

I think this is what he prefers to see in code:

struct node {
        int x;
        struct node *next;
struct node *list_head;
int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { // create a list
        delete_item( &list_head );
void delete_item(node** pp, int i) {
        for ( node* entry = *pp; entry; entry = entry->next ) {
                if (entry->x == i) {
                        *pp = entry->next;
                        delete entry;

Comment Re:Ikea jerker and a normal table (Score 1) 347

I did this about 6 months ago and it's working out great. I would also recommend getting a drafting chair so that you can "sit" at the desk when needed without having to adjust the height. You WILL get tired of standing all the time and it's probably better for your body to alternate between the two.

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