Content, content, content... (Score: 1)

by in TV Is Dying, Broadband Declining on 2015-02-25 16:55 (#3T82)

When it's better reading a book on Clojure than watching what's on TV... well, I'll read the book.

Discourage investment? (Score: 1)

by in T-Mobile granted rule-change in fight over AT&T, Verizon roaming charges on 2014-12-19 15:05 (#2W51)

Isn't "discourage investment" one of those buzzwords that people throw around to scare others like "terrorism"? I mean has anyone ever seen a "discouraged investor" moping about and not investing elsewhere after someone decided to sue some other company. Let's get this straight, Verizon and ATT - the only investment this might discourage is in your stock. Thats says nothing about what this move would do to "investment" as whole, either nationally or globally. Are people actually so stupid that they'd swallow this verbal crap? Seriously?

Re: A great accomplishment (Score: 4, Interesting)

by in A brief history of Maxwell's equations on 2014-12-03 02:48 (#2VHK)

Uh, I'm an electrical engineer, but I know that in general relativistic form, they collapse into one tensor equation. Do I get bonus points for reading Misner, Thorne, and Wheeler? Or am I derided for not knowing what string theory says about them?

Well, those are tres ugly... (Score: 2, Funny)

by in Intel Reveals Luxury Smart Bracelet on 2014-09-04 15:38 (#2S23)

This just shows that Intel has no style - but we already knew that from the x86 ISA, didn't we?

Huge, ugly, gaudy. That's the big problem with "watch-based" PIDs - they're so big and noticeable, they instantly put your nerditude on display as your fundamental characteristic. And, if that's what you want to show as your primary characteristic and all, that's fine, I guess. But you're never going to breed, either - just saying... It's just like the idiots running about with Nike fuel bands and the like - thanks, but I'd much rather deal with someone a little less "body obsessed", if you get my drift.

So basically all of these manufacturers are targeting obsessive people. It makes sense - they're more likely to be early adopters. Luckily, the fact that obsessives are willing to put these ugly things on their bodies and mark themselves as such (thanks to you Glassholes, too!), allow the rest of us more normal people to avoid them (and their idiotic stories about how life-changing their new toy is) like the plague they wear.

You want a toy to keep with you all the time that's worth talking about? Here's one. And the best thing? No one can see it while you're wearing it.

But... but... (Score: 4, Funny)

by in Friday Distro: PC-BSD on 2014-08-29 16:36 (#2RS6)

Netcraft confirmed it! This can only mean one thing! BSD is a zombie OS! Run for your lives!

How about doing us all a service... (Score: 1)

by in The experiment with feeding Soylent articles: your comments! on 2014-08-27 15:38 (#2QQ2)

... and scrape Slashdot instead. Then we don't have to include that beta-infested site in our RSS feeds any more.<P>I know, you'd get your ass sued off by Dice. Frankly, Pipedot needs to survive on its own merits and user base. Besides, scraping sites doesn't cut it, because you can always just subscribe to an RSS feed of the original site - there's no value add. Aggregation without further processing is valueless. If you want to scrape, at least filter for salience to your community - that adds value.

Re: Simpler? (Score: 3, Funny)

by in C++ 14 has been ratified. on 2014-08-19 14:51 (#3ZA)

I wish. Somehow, though, I think they've found yet another way to misuse the token <. It's what they do.

New law of artwork valuation... (Score: 1)

by in 4chan post screenshot sells for $90K on 2014-08-17 23:21 (#3YB)

The more stupid and ugly something is, the higher price it will go for. This is not to say that there are not insightful and beautiful things that are also expensive. It is just that you can always find something worse selling for more money.<P>Is it a general rule that anywhere you see a non-monoticity in a value-price curve, there's a point of attack?

I long for the times... (Score: 3, Insightful)

by in Tech that I'm nostalgic for: on 2014-06-23 16:06 (#28A)

... when actual language professionals designed the computer languages we used.
... when the use of dynamic binding for any computer language was discouraged.
... when languages were available with restartable exceptions.
... when one only needed to know four languages to write a program (the command line language, the editor's command language, the language that one was programming in and (optionally) a bit of assembler for performance-critical code.
... when UI considerations did not outweigh the algorithmic.
... when an application without a "social" aspect could be released.

As a lover of computation, information, and their manipulation, I could go on, but I'll just fade away by saying "Get the fuck off my lawn!".