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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

CosaNostra Pizza Inc maybe (448 comments)

Maybe what we need are more scientists with public relations skills...people like Neil De Grass Tyson, who can dumb down concepts to a level the general public can understand without appearing condescending or threatening. It would help to also better educate the general public on matters of science. Then it would be easier to meet half-way.

2 days ago
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Indian Mars Mission Beams Back First Photographs

CosaNostra Pizza Inc MOM (113 comments)

I like the name MOM but I would prefer the name MILF

4 days ago
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Security Collapse In the HTTPS Market

CosaNostra Pizza Inc and... (185 comments)

That's why I prefer to use a VPN

4 days ago
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Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

CosaNostra Pizza Inc Re:Well of course. (356 comments)

Why is this marked +1 informative? It should be +1 funny.

about a week ago
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TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

CosaNostra Pizza Inc best news all day (268 comments)

This is great news and honestly, its the best news I've had today.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Advice On Building a Firewall With VPN Capabilities?

CosaNostra Pizza Inc Out of the question (238 comments)

I guess OpenVPN would be out of the question. I'm installing mine on a Rasberry Pi running Rasbian.

about three weeks ago
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Laid Off From Job, Man Builds Tweeting Toilet

CosaNostra Pizza Inc tweet messages (115 comments)

"Successful toilet flush at 10:30:26 AM", "Failed toilet flush at 6:30:26 PM. Call a plumber IMMEDIATELY!"

about three weeks ago
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China's Island Factory

CosaNostra Pizza Inc Re:By Country (199 comments)

If it weren't for the U.S. having multiple aircraft carriers, the modern-day world might be divided into two different super-powers...Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany.

about three weeks ago
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China's Island Factory

CosaNostra Pizza Inc Re:Bald Simians! (199 comments)

Some day, we bald apes are going stop our petty squabbles. Nah! Who am I kidding.

It could happen....with nukes.

about three weeks ago
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Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

CosaNostra Pizza Inc Scala (387 comments)

I've been programming as an employed Java web app developer for a few years. If hypothetically, there is another company looking to hire for a Scala developer position, would it be a good idea to take it? Assume no previous Scala experience is required and the company is willing to fully train on said language. Assume its also a great company

about three weeks ago
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Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge With Liquid Nitrogen

CosaNostra Pizza Inc Firemarshal Bill (182 comments)

Reading the summary, I had flashbacks of Jim Carrey's Firemarshal Bill

about a month ago
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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

CosaNostra Pizza Inc kill switch? (448 comments)

Instead of having merely a kill-switch, how about something that will blow up in their faces and decapitate them?

about a month ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

CosaNostra Pizza Inc God dun it (528 comments)

Yes, lets blow off the scientific process in favor of teaching about 900 year-old men, a talking donkey and a man who lives inside a fish/whale.

about a month ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

CosaNostra Pizza Inc no (300 comments)

"Would it be ethical to make the content available, if it was preceded by an advertisement for a cause that runs counter to everything ISIS stands for?" NO

about a month ago
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UPS: We've Been Hacked

CosaNostra Pizza Inc UPS sucks (62 comments)

I hate UPS. Their nearest pickup/dropoff location to me is 35 miles away. For any special delivery instructions, you have to pay a membership fee + a charge for each package you want delivered per instructions. Fedex pickup/dropoff locations, on the other hand, are ubiquitous and there's one just 1 mile from my house.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

CosaNostra Pizza Inc Re:Pick a different job. (548 comments)

By the way, I work in Boston

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

CosaNostra Pizza Inc Re:Pick a different job. (548 comments)

Came here to say this!

And it sucks everywhere except NYC/SF/Austin/Boston

I probably should have gone into some kind of engineering.

After 12 years, I left electrical engineering to go back to school for a CS degree. There was just no work out there in the U.S. unless you had lots of experience with ASIC design or work in the power industry with a professional engineers license. Now, I'm an enterprise software application developer and loving it.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

CosaNostra Pizza Inc Re:C++ is not the language you start with (548 comments)

Um, why? I don't find it difficult. It may not be the best language to start out with if you are in high school and want to learn object oriented programming but it is easier than say...C++. It has garbage collection, the JVM compiler is mature, its multi-platform, it has libraries and frameworks for whatever you need and its prolific in the enterprise space. Also, its used in Android applications (in addition to C). Java is not going away any time soon.

about a month ago
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Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

CosaNostra Pizza Inc in other words... (376 comments)

"[What] we really want to do is move away from termination and move to what's called a hard redirect,

Is this a fancy phrase for extortion?

about a month and a half ago

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