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Comment That doesn't sound competitive (Score 3, Interesting) 94

An industry-specific intro, and $199/mo? You could take intro CS at a community college, pay about the same if it's a 3 month course, and get actual credits towards a degree--a few centidegrees if you will, as opposed to a nanodegree. Community college is orders of magnitude better!

Comment You can turn off safe search (Score 1) 234

You know, you can turn off safe search and get maps of all the bisexual penises you want. If it's not right there on Google, there are sites that cater to that sort of thing. Call me when Google is actually installed on all the routers and dropping offensive packets.

Comment Re:Not likely (Score 1) 306

This reminds me of a joke, some variation of which has been circulating for a long time. Here's the first version I could find easily:

An assemblage of the most gifted minds in the world were all posed the following question: "What is 2 x 2 ?" The engineer whips out his slide rule and shuffles it back and forth, and finally announces "3.99". The physicist consults his technical references, sets up the problem on his computer, and announces "it lies between 3.98 and 4.02." The mathematician cogitates for a while, oblivious to the rest of the world, then announces: "I don't what the answer is, but I can tell you, an answer exists!" The philosopher says, "But what do you mean by 2 x 2 ?" The logician says, "Please define 2 x 2 more precisely." The accountant closes all the doors and windows, looks around carefully, then asks "What do you want the answer to be?"

Comment This story makes me... (Score 1) 244

This story makes me turn purple and expand until my head is the size of an elephant. Then it explodes into a thousand wiggling little worms, each one brighter than the Sun, each singing a tune so sublime as to transfix the audience into unfathomable reverie. They then go on to found their own individual religions based on the experience. Via astral projection they inspire beings on other worlds inhabited by intelligent life forms, who in a thousand years time converge upon Earth via multi-generation star-ships. There, they consecrate a monument to the event that spawned a million cultures. Curiously, it's a monument to an idiot. An idiot who thought a story like this could be more easily told with video only.

Comment I'm going to lose so much sleep... (Score 1) 301

I'm going to lose so much sleep worrying about trumps hair. It's the worst thing since Stalin's and Hitler's moustaches, which we all know were the real problem. Just look at what Gorbachev's red blotch did to the USSR. That's why I'm voting for Hillary. No obvious defect on her face or body to make fun of. Just the pant suits. I'm thinking that polyester can only do so much damage. /sarc.

Comment Hell hath no fury... (Score 1) 176

Hell hath no fury like an armed agency losing its sense of purpose. Even if we could snap our finger and de-fund them right now, you've got a bunch of guys who are used to carrying guns and wielding power. Same deal with the gangs on the other side. Pot legalization won't make them go away. They're used to living the easy life, and they'll move into other forms of vice and perhaps get even more violent competing for a share of the smaller pie. At least, that's what I heard happened with alcohol prohibition. Don't get me wrong--prohibition was a mistake, and I oppose it; but I'm being realistic about how difficult it's going to be to un-do that mistake.

Comment Re:What is the end game here? (Score 1) 328

The end-game is to convince Microsoft to go back to being what they used to be: A company that sold us an OS. It wasn't free, but it did what WE wanted. That was the bargain. We pay once, and only once, and only with MONEY, not with our personal data. It wasn't open source, but it was open (enough) API and that was a compromise that a lot of us liked. The current bargain that they are offering is along the lines of "I have altered the bargain, pray that I don't alter it any further".

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