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Comcast PAC Gave Money To Every Senator Examining Time Warner Cable Merger

228e2 Damn, I want my piece! (133 comments)

I work at the FCC (as an Engineer) I want some of that trickle down . . . . :(

about a week ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

228e2 Re:Fuck Obamacare (721 comments)

Because we privitized health care and is very hard to invert the process this far.
Health care is a 2billion+ industry. That won't be disbanded until you pry it from their cold, dead hands.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

228e2 Re:Nope. (451 comments)

This is very true and could be in the back of his mind.
And even with him being the only noted one in his place that uses Linux, he may already have the job security track secured, at the least.

I just worry about the scope creep of this. First its installations, then management, teaching, troubleshooting, on call at odd hours of the night.
It hasnt even been noted to what his main role is, but if he does not work in IT, does he want to end up there? Or does he think this could springboard himself into upper management?

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

228e2 Nope. (451 comments)

The first sentence answers the question.

Since I am the only guy with Linux experience I would have to support the Linux installations.

You're going to be the new Sys Admin. On top of your other work, which I am just assuming is not a Sys Admin role.
Let IT worry about IT.

about a week ago
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Diablo 3 Expansion Reaper of Souls Launches

228e2 Re:Too Little Too Late (166 comments)

But see, I'm so removed from DIII that I didnt even know that there was a patch issued. And thats probably for the best, because im too busy to put the time into Diablo. Now if they didnt fumble the game play between 2 and 3, I might have been more compelled to check out the update, but meh

about three weeks ago
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Diablo 3 Expansion Reaper of Souls Launches

228e2 Too Little Too Late (166 comments)

I sorta enjoyed DIII. But I've long stopped playing this along with anyone I used to play with months ago.

Maybe if they came out with this sooner with a higher cap, but Diablo just might be done for me.

I'll give Warcraft another chance.

about three weeks ago
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Remote ATM Attack Uses SMS To Dispense Cash

228e2 Re:Physical access? (150 comments)

Isnt this what Barnaby did years ago at Black Hat? Where is the news? Physical access to a (sadly) not locked down computer isnt too hard to compromise.

about three weeks ago
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It Was the Worst Industrial Disaster In US History, and We Learned Nothing

228e2 Re:There real reason ... (290 comments)

I do remember some bs about not allowing an d helicopters in the vicinity because of health reasons and very little coverage.

It is a shame that some things are swept under the rug when they should be magnified appropriately. But when people want to silence an issue, there is ALWAYS a price it can be paid to be achieved . . . .

about a month ago
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Overuse of Bioengineered Corn Gives Rise To Resistant Pests

228e2 Re:Well evolution at work (259 comments)

It means we should find what eats or infects rootworms, what "is in rootworm business" and work from there.

I think the Simpsons have shown that this is a very bad idea.

about a month ago
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Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal

228e2 Re:A new law in not what is needed (519 comments)

. . so people cant wear skirts anymore? Sharia Law is over there . . . .

about a month and a half ago
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Bitcoin Exchange Flexcoin Wiped Out By Theft

228e2 Re:surprised!!!! (704 comments)

While I can't argue that governments have the most to lose by the success of Bitcoins, I'll play devils advocate and ask if you categorize BT as a new country with its own currency, how would the potential hit to any given government be different?

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?

228e2 Re:Too late at 30!?!? (451 comments)

OP is saying that you cant learn at an older age, hes questioning how someone in the technology field has not done any kind of programming.

And I have to agree. Being 30 years old (im 30 as well) and never even having the curiosity to program anything like even a webpage says you kind of fell into that position, accepted it as a 9-5 and is literally by definition a mouse clicker.

But like you cited, starting at 30+ isnt a death knoll. Yea, it sucks that your competition are all fresh out college and on the cutting edge, but thats a risk he's willing to take. Best of luck man.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?

228e2 Re:System Administration (451 comments)

Nah, you can bracket the Junior title by lack of depth (years) or breadth (versatility).

Junior is usually someone with 0-3 years experience, which is exactly where main OP is.

His leg up on all his other out of college competition will be experience in the work force (IT experience)

about a month and a half ago
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Bitcoin Exchange Flexcoin Wiped Out By Theft

228e2 Re:surprised!!!! (704 comments)

I'm sorry, I love a good conspiracy theory as much as the next guy, but blaming the gov for this is just tin foil men on too much Jolt soda.

What are we looking at, a whopping half a million stolen in Flexcoin and what, 700k stolen in MtGox?

If a loss of less then 2 mil, or actually, whatever the total amount of bitcoins available is a threat to any government, that government is even flimsier than bitcoin is showing to be. Sorry . . . .

about a month and a half ago
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Find Along Chilean Highway Suggests Ancient Mass Stranding of Whales

228e2 Re:Let me guess... (63 comments)

mmm . . . whale jam . . . .

about 2 months ago
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Facebook's Biggest Bounty Yet To Hacker Who Found "Keys To the Kingdom"

228e2 Slashdot is of poor taste/gone to the trolls (111 comments)

A white hat does exactly what he is supposed to do (allegedly) and a company takes the proper route and doesnt sue him into oblivion, takes the proper steps to make a timely fix and gives him a reward. And yet everyone here swings and misses on the topic.

Congrats. This place is the officially one rung above 4chan.

about 3 months ago
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Protesters Show Up At the Doorstep of Google Self-driving Car Engineer

228e2 Re:So I was sitting behind a Gbus/Fbus on 85 today (692 comments)

I think thats a great idea.
They should expand this to other heavily traveled businesses and venues and high traffic areas throughout the city so even more people can have the chance to ride at a convenient time. Why hasnt anyone thought about this before???

about 3 months ago
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NSA Collects 200 Million Text Messages Per Day

228e2 Re:ONLY 0.2B ??? (287 comments)

. . . or your family doesnt represent the average SMS's sent a day?

about 3 months ago

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