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Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

AnontheDestroyer Question it with a hypothesis... (643 comments)

...and then test it. By all means, question everything, but back it up with relevent, scientifically sound data.

Eventually your data may help form a scientific consensus. That's how global warming came to be understood. The opposing view has been totally unable to form a gain such support.

(By the way, no, "global cooling," was never a real thing, before somebody ham-handedly posts a link about it. There are fake magazine covers out there, etc., but ignore the deniers.)

2 days ago
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Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

AnontheDestroyer Nicely done. (545 comments)

“There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.” -- George Matthew Adams

about two weeks ago
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Node.js Forked By Top Contributors

AnontheDestroyer MEAN becomes MEAI? MEIA? MIEA? MEAO? MEOA? (254 comments)

MEIOA? (like meow?)
EI EI O?

Not enough consontants to work with, unless there's a good non-English curseword sound in there. Anyone?

about two weeks ago
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Five Years of the Go Programming Language

AnontheDestroyer 8 years Go experience required... (82 comments)

Must be able to coordinate efforts with multiple teams in self-directed manner.
8 years with one or more of the following languages: Go, Swift, Dart, Erlang
Be able to explain the most influential sorting algorithms in your life.

about a month ago
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The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

AnontheDestroyer Re:I have experienced this first hand (574 comments)

Get something out there on GitHub. The best interviews will ask you to go through and explain each part. You even get the option of saying, "oh...crap, I have no idea what I was thinking there, I could've done it better," and you GET points (b/c everyone in the room probably already saw that).

about a month and a half ago
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The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

AnontheDestroyer Re:Some of the most successful companies (574 comments)

It's fairly common for a lot of places to have interns, pay them, "with experience," and then try to hire them later. These interns may either still be in school, or just have a summer off.

about a month and a half ago
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Be True To Your CS School: LinkedIn Ranks US Schools For Job-Seeking Programmers

AnontheDestroyer Re: In theory (130 comments)

Do you even realize how much your inferiority complex is showing here? I don't know whether to down vote, or reply and point it out. You need a whole new perspective on life, as essentially nothing you've said in your post is commensurate with reality. Your place is cheap because few people want to live there. Your company is a no-name because they're probably not doing anything important. That's the most likely circumstance anyway - you probably have not found a diamond in the rough, and your portrayal of what others find to be the more desirable alternative just moves you further into a deficit.

about 2 months ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

AnontheDestroyer Agreed (789 comments)

Geeks are thinkers, by nature. We'll all think off in a nutty direction sometimes, but it's always good to see what's on a few peoples minds.

Slashdot is somewhat international, and we get to moderate posts. It's like reading through the comments portions of an article without all nonsense drowning out the relevant viewpoints.

about 4 months ago
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How Big Telecom Smothers Municipal Broadband

AnontheDestroyer Re:I don't know what's scarier about this article (111 comments)

She doesn't have more progressive views than most in the country. This is yet another issue that proves the country is an plutocracy rather than a democracy. In this instance, a few corporations (who Republicans will have you believe are, "people") are buying up politicians and subverting the will of the masses.

It just happens to be one of the more glaring flaws with our campaign finance and electoral systems. And it still can't be fixed.

about 4 months ago
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Google Receives Takedown Request Every 8 Milliseconds

AnontheDestroyer Re:Why is this Google's problem? (155 comments)

That's no where near the same. In your example, I'd have to be 1 in 10 billion people in a hidden room (the cloud), and for anyone to see the sign they'd have to explicitly search me out. Then upon emerging as a possibility for person search, your sign is only one of 10 other signs, several of which will be, "Big Penis," and "Huge Penis," because that's the honest to goodness truth, I tells ya. Then maybe they click on a link where I have a graphical depiction of the member in question.

So it's completely different.

about 4 months ago
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About Half of Kids' Learning Ability Is In Their DNA

AnontheDestroyer Re:And what they did not publish (227 comments)

Behavior = Ability * Motivation

The problem is not that certain individuals above a specific threshold can't learn at all, it's that they'll need a little more motivation to perform at the same level as their more able peers.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

AnontheDestroyer Re:Beards and suspenders. (637 comments)

More than likely they understand casting just fine, they just had to flail around with the available API's to get *something* working, and then were never given enough time before having to move onto the next thing. We've all laughed at our own technical debt .

about 4 months ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

AnontheDestroyer Re:Answer needed (390 comments)

+1. Politicians at the state level have been paid off by cable companies and ISPs to squash competition from local municipalities. The cities who got in before the legislation are loving their services. It is absolutely insane what money can do in the political process.

about 5 months ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

AnontheDestroyer Victory for Verizon! Now they'll charge more (390 comments)

Dear Verizon Customers,

We were recently told we needed ~$100,000 worth of equipment. In order to pay for this we're going to need to add an interconnect service fee of $5/month to your bill. Sorry. Try a competitor? Hah, suck it.

Thanks,
Verizon CEO

PS We have also sued the company who told us this for saying it publicly, and we will most likely charge them more money, too.

about 5 months ago
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Chinese State Media Declares iPhone a Threat To National Security

AnontheDestroyer Good. Hit them in the pocketbook they'll push back (143 comments)

To be honest, I don't know much about the tracking feature, but it sounds like something where if one big corporation takes a hit, we'll see more push back from others. Make an example of them. (Please note, I own a lot of Apple products, I'm not anti-Apple by default, just on this issue.)

Some temporary or permanent haircut to their profits is the only way to reach them.

The Russian CPU is guaranteed to have more holes, if any of them are in fact flawed, though. Their citizens are nuts if they don't think so.

about 5 months ago
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Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

AnontheDestroyer Re:Great, an entire generation that won't... (415 comments)

I'm calling BS on you firing anyone for this. What programmer these days only knows Python, and thus hasn't uses a language that requires braces?

You're overstating the problem anyway. Blocks are among the easiest concepts to grasp. How do you think some many people were able to pick up Python quickly after using their braced languages? Anyone who can't understand braces will have some other easily noticeable problem instead.

about 5 months ago

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