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MIT Removes Online Physics Lectures and Courses By Walter Lewin

BreakBad Re:Just wondering... (416 comments)

It was probably how he warmed up for lectures.

about two weeks ago
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Feds Plan For 35 Agencies To Collect, Share, Use Health Records of Americans

BreakBad Re:Not to mention (209 comments)

They screwed up by not arbitrarily inserting the word freedom in the title, e.g. "Federal Heath IT FREEDOM Strategic Plan". Or replacing 'strategic', sounds to much like a battle plan.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Electronics-Induced Inattentiveness?

BreakBad Ignore all the above nonsense... (312 comments)

With your new multitasking powers gained from attention disorder you can get 3 PhD's at the same time.

about two weeks ago
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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

BreakBad Re:How about over 10 years? (291 comments)

..to find the lowest paid programmers and hire them to program in the highest paid language at a discount. I only say this because PHP is not on the list.

about three weeks ago
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Geothermal Heat Contributing To West Antarctic Ice Sheet Melting

BreakBad Re:And who will be pushing the accelerator (387 comments)

Indeed. But nobody ever wants to talk about population. If simply 'curbing' CO2 is so hard, wouldn't it be easier to just have one big ass war? Sure it would be messy at first, but the long term benefits of nixing a few trillion people would be worth considering.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where's the Most Unusual Place You've Written a Program From?

BreakBad Re:Wind Industry (310 comments)

Do I win?

In the big picture, I'd say very much no.

Hah!

about 7 months ago
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EVE Online's Space Economy Currently Worth $18 Million

BreakBad Re:Hi (88 comments)

Since when does /. put ads in comments?

about 7 months ago
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EVE Online's Space Economy Currently Worth $18 Million

BreakBad Re:Competaganda (88 comments)

I feel sorry for you because you fail at sex.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Joining a Startup As an Older Programmer?

BreakBad Re:You're supposed to be founding startups (274 comments)

Any other cliches we've missed that are impossible to apply to everyone who's a 40-something programmer?

Here's one:

The life expectancy of humans was about 30 years not so long ago. Really us 40-somethings are suppose to be dead.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Can We Create a Culture of Secure Behavior?

BreakBad Re:Start with the software developers and type saf (169 comments)

I used the same approach my requiring my users tattoo their passwords on their foreheads. Eventually my user base dropped to almost zero...but for those who stayed I did see an interesting trend. Passwords like %uS*32Ldi# started prevailing because passwords like wafflebunny make for an embarrassing tattoo.

about 7 months ago
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In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor

BreakBad Re:By what definition of "rich"? (311 comments)

Mansion / Yacht are status symbols of the 80's/90's. You probably have a 3 or 4 character twitter account name.

about 8 months ago
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Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

BreakBad Re:Awesome! (360 comments)

Maybe not as pell-mell as it is opportunistic.

about 8 months ago
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Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

BreakBad Re:My personal experience (358 comments)

That makes the assumption that one could only learn the concepts taught in a CS degree by participating in the program. That if you do not participate, then you will never be able to open some of those doors. That is simply not true. A college degree is an expensive certification that usually comes with little to no working experience. That is all.

Formal Education != Eating

about 8 months ago
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Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

BreakBad Re:My personal experience (358 comments)

e.g. I have CS degree and don't even know which fucking 'Reply to This' link to click on.

about 8 months ago
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Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

BreakBad Re:My personal experience (358 comments)

If you do not have a good (!) formal education in CS, what you can do is quite limited.

Having a CS degree by no means makes your skill-set unlimited. It is possible for someone without a formal degree to be more qualified. Life is complicated, we don't have to put a stamp on everything. Degrees are great, it tells me someone made it through boot-camp....this accounts for something, not everything.

about 8 months ago
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Code Quality: Open Source vs. Proprietary

BreakBad Re:Taking out the garbage... (139 comments)

Riiiight.......I definitely feel more elite taking my own garbage out rather than having someone else do it for me.

about 8 months ago
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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

BreakBad Re:Walking yes, standing no. (312 comments)

We have an employee with a treadmill at his desk. He walks and types. Of course his emails usually read something like, "Hewmy Jammmmes, I gto taht TSp reprt dne!".

Its a new form of crypto...with different levels, depending on the level of difficulty the treadmill is set on:
HILL128 - Hilly Level 1
MNT512 - Mountains Level 5
DED1028 - Death Race Level 10

about 8 months ago

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