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Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

Austerity Empowers Re:What for? (129 comments)

Yes, you can also be:
- a full time MBA humping a cube
- a full time HR drone humping a cubicle
- a full time financial analyst humping a cubicle
- a full time scientist being humped by a cubicle
- a full time engineer being humped by a soldering iron

All paths to which coding is the solution involves being on the wrong end of a bizarre sexual act.

6 hours ago
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Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime

Austerity Empowers Re:I'm sorry what is collecting what? (221 comments)

Also, easier to buy Sudafed (or Meth) from drug dealers than to get Sudafed from a pharmacy.

yesterday
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Cisco Exec: Turnover In Engineering No Problem

Austerity Empowers Re:we need the freshest talent! (148 comments)

You should have no trouble getting a job that requires 5 years of Swift experience or 25 years of Java experience then.

3 days ago
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The One App You Need On Your Resume If You Want a Job At Google

Austerity Empowers Re:matlab is not new (199 comments)

What is lost in the article is that a Mathematics PhD or at least information science as part of a CS or EE course, is probably the ACTUAL skill that google would like. You can pick up Matlab if you have been using other tools to do the function, but it's a shitload harder to pick up the math and relevant algorithms, research and hive knowledge.

3 days ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

Austerity Empowers Re:The language in the old west (387 comments)

"Civilization" means being able to make death threats from the comfort of mom's basement, without fear of any serious retribution. Yes it's illegal and I have seen someone charged with a crime for it, but it ended up being a slap on the wrist. I'm not sure how "civilized" that is really.

4 days ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

Austerity Empowers Re:The language in the old west (387 comments)

Linus uses death threats?

I have seen him wish harm/death upon certain hardware designers at ARM (http://lkml.iu.edu//hypermail/linux/kernel/1309.1/00905.html).

That was probably a little over the top, although the problem he was referring to is infuriating.

4 days ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

Austerity Empowers Re:The language in the old west (387 comments)

I think there's a difference between using strong language on a person who demonstrably done something you don't agree with, versus death threats, continuous abuse, stalking or directing said vitriol against large groups people only related by race, gender, etc.

The wild west had a lot of advantages over "civilization", you did not have to suffer fools.

4 days ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

Austerity Empowers Re:Let me get this right (832 comments)

Hopefully (probably?) what he means is that the only taxes are on consumption.

The problem is still there. If you make $30k/yr almost all of your income goes to consumption. If you make $500k/yr, a good amount of your income is going to various forms of investment, savings and trust funds. You aren't "consuming". You will surely consume more, and more of that is luxury, but you hit a point where the incremental return on luxury items starts to wash compared to long term security.

5 days ago
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Tech Workers Oppose Settlement They Reached In Silicon Valley Hiring Case

Austerity Empowers Re:Systemic abuse can only be handled one way (54 comments)

Really? I think they lost far less than that.

They may have been amongst the highest paying in their discipline. I'm confident that $5k would have been a drop in the bucket for some of these guys.

This sort of thing needs to be punished as heavily as possible, if it is not, it will be seen as in the best fiduciary interests of shareholders TO do it, and risk being found out.

5 days ago
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Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too

Austerity Empowers Re:Read: IT wages in Europe rising (212 comments)

Hey now, market forces only work for the rich. They're not supposed to work for their employees!

about a week ago
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Companies Genetically Engineer Spider Silk

Austerity Empowers Re:Spider Goats (82 comments)

There goes my massive MMO spider silk horde. Leave it to science to devalue my investments.

about a week ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

Austerity Empowers Re:but (367 comments)

Sand Dune Tobogganing! http://www.seemoretonisland.co...

Now to be honest that was something I yanked out of my ass, but I googled it and it's a real damn thing.

about a week ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

Austerity Empowers Re:PETA won't be happy until all animals are extin (367 comments)

No, they're pretty consistent that they just don't want people to affect animals

I'd have more sympathy for them if they were PETP - People for the Ethical Treatment of People. A cause I can get behind is the "leave me the fuck alone" cause.

about a week ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

Austerity Empowers Re:dolphin? (367 comments)

The standards are pretty low... you may as well.

about a week ago
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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

Austerity Empowers Re:Polygraph (578 comments)

Oh, and I am Young Earth Creationist.

In that case I think you confused your IQ with your SAT score?

about two weeks ago
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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

Austerity Empowers Re:Ok, but (578 comments)

This is a good thing. Pretty soon there will be no FBI. The office may exist, but they won't be able to STAFF it.

about two weeks ago
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Where Intel Processors Fail At Math (Again)

Austerity Empowers Re:Exact mathematical value isn't the ideal (238 comments)

Well they would if the shooter was designed to apply, say, the character rotation as a delta versus as an absolute. That operation uses a lot of sin/cos, most games are designed such that the angle is stored, the delta updates the angle, and the rotation reapplied on update. Versus rotating the vertices based on the delta from the update, and saving the result (until the next update). You do the latter too much and eventually your object looks like poo. Mathematically, it's perfectly acceptable, but practically wrong.

about two weeks ago
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Where Intel Processors Fail At Math (Again)

Austerity Empowers Re:What this mean... (238 comments)

I would test that theory first. I have a hunch some GPUs are going to take shortcuts with math that someone like the guy who wrote this article will object to.

about two weeks ago

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ARM Server Start-up Calxeda Closes Up Shop

Austerity Empowers Austerity Empowers writes  |  about 10 months ago

Austerity Empowers (669817) writes ""Calxeda, the pioneering maker of low-power microservers using hundreds of ARM central processor cores and System-on-a-Chip (SoC) products for hardware appliances, has laid off most of its employees and is shutting down operations beyond servicing its existing customers and investments." A sad day for many of us."
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Wheel of Time: A Memory of Light Released, but no eBook until April

Austerity Empowers Austerity Empowers writes  |  about 2 years ago

Austerity Empowers (669817) writes "The final entry in the fantasy series that has been released in 14 volumes over the past 20 years has been released . However in a typical money grubbing strategy that consumers have grown accustomed to from publishers, the eBook option will not release until April . We've seen this with movies, delaying streaming releases to try to drive up sales (and failing, with publishers mostly giving up), but now we also see it with books. Loyal fans are irate, giving 1 star reviews for a book they can't even have read ."
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Apple caves to Think Of The Children

Austerity Empowers Austerity Empowers writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Austerity Empowers (669817) writes "Apparently in an attempt to maintain a good corporate image, apple has yanked the "Baby Shaker" iPhone app from the app store. While I think there is little doubt that shaking a baby is not a socially acceptable behavior, it appears that good taste is one of many parameters required to sell a product on the iPhone. It would seem little has changed in the smart-phone world, except rather than being dominated by apps acceptable to carriers, we are to be dominated by apps acceptable to Apple."
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Civil War - Part Deux, Texas Strikes Back

Austerity Empowers Austerity Empowers writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Austerity Empowers (669817) writes "Former presidential candidate and Slashdot dark-horse favorite Ron Paul discusses the merits and patriotism associated with secession, after failing to stop bailout politics. While many of us on any side of the political spectrum might hear the message and agree in part, is this possibly the reason why he remains on the outside looking in at the political machine that is the US Government? Not all of our secessions have exactly been crowning achievements."
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Zombies Invade Austin, Natives Still Weird

Austerity Empowers Austerity Empowers writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Austerity Empowers (669817) writes "Public safety was given a significant boost yesterday, as a clandestine resistance organization changed electronic roadway signs to warn Austinites of a zombie invasion . The local government ministry of information and hired thugs quickly acted to suppress the information, correcting the signs to innocuous traffic reports. I, for one, welcome our new Zombie overlords."
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