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Comment Re:This guy is high on Chinese pollution (Score 1) 245

seriously +2 insightful. sounds like rhetoric to get attention. The Chinese aren't innovators, they copy, steal and are tbh just playing catch up to north America. They come over and buy up companies and we let them and then they turn around and stab you in the back And north American companies let them do it. It's time to wake up people, the real 'red coats' are coming

Comment Re:Hipster software is the real problem. (Score 1) 86

A lot of people seem to equate "distributed version control" to "git". This is incredibly short-sighted (See mercurial, bazaar, bitkeeper, darcs. Raise your hand if you're fluent in any other dvcs than git). Git is the C++ of version control: it's incredibly powerfull, but needlessly complicated. It's the result of piling unrelated features while trying not to break the workflow of existing users. The issue is, that after monthes of learning to master this complexity, you become convinced that it's necessary. It's not. And yes, git can also be seen as version control for hipsters. After all, it's designed around letting people diverge from the accepted path :-)

+2 for Insightful. I've said this time and time again. Down with RoR, Node, Git...just...down with it all, please. #hipsterSoftware #hipsterCoder

Comment The S in scientist stands for... (Score -1, Offtopic) 96

...sheeple...too bad it didn't start with a P. smh. It was a sad day when I learned that for all their training to think logically and to seek out truth...Scientist were just like everyone else. They want to stay in line, they don't want to buck trend...god forbid someone proves the great god Einstein wrong. That would be blasphemous! I'm not saying neutrinos don't follow the cosmic speed limit, I'm just asking: would any of them have the balls to step up and claim it? Every day that passes I lose more respect for my fellow natural philosophers. every day.
Yes, I'll be modded down, yes some will think this is flamebait but the next generation wont.

Comment NDA Much..? (Score 0) 139

Maybe dotcom was approached by studios...maybe he wasn't. What I do find hard to believe though is that these studio execs - if they did contact megaupload - didn't have a standard Non-Disclosure agreement between them before they started talking. This would prevent Kim from talking about this stuff or sharing it with anyone else. Find that very hard to believe...

Comment Right Tune...wrong lyrics... (Score 4, Interesting) 277

I think Ekirch's research is obviously correct but his conclusions might be a little off. it's well known already people tend to lose productivity during the afternoon in the modern day workplace. This is why the Europeans have their siesta . Prior to the industrial era and the advent of lighting yes, we may have had our circadian clocks synced to this pattern prof. Ekirch talks about. However, it is Post-Industrial now, many countries around the world have constant non natural light and many individuals work around the clock and have varying shifts. As a result, the need for sleep - or "power naps" - hasn't changed, our clocks have just synced to a different schedule. Where you are in the world and the personal schedule you have will determine the optional time for that cat nap needed to recharge.
Again, it's not that we don't need to "sleep" twice in a day, more than likely we do. there is evidence that points to its benefits, however as we are finding out with medicine today, it would be and should be tailored to the individual and their schedule.

Internet Giants To Honor the 'No' In 'No Tracking' 118

theodp writes "The WSJ reports that a coalition of Internet giants including Google has agreed to support a do-not-track button to be embedded in most Web browsers — a move that the industry had been resisting for more than a year. The new do-not-track button isn't going to stop all Web tracking. The companies have agreed to stop using the data about people's Web browsing habits to customize ads, and have agreed not to use the data for employment, credit, health-care or insurance purposes. But the data can still be used for some purposes such as 'market research' and 'product development' and can still be obtained by law enforcement officers. Meanwhile, after Google got caught last week bypassing privacy settings on Safari, and was accused of also circumventing IE's P3P Privacy Protection feature, CBS MoneyWatch contacted Mozilla to see if it had noticed Google bypassing Firefox's privacy controls. After reports that Google ponied up close to a billion dollars to Mozilla to beat out a Microsoft bid, this seems to be one of those have-you-stopped-beating-your-wife type questions that has no good answer. Anyway, according to a statement attributed to Alex Fowler, global privacy and public policy lead for Mozilla: 'Our testing did not reveal any instances of Google bypassing user privacy settings.'"

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