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Gartner: Internet of Things Has Reached Hype Peak

Dareth if my mother-in-law had a smart fridge... (98 comments)

If my mother-in-law had a smart fridge...it would look at the expiration date on some of the containers and call for the paramedics instead of ordering replacement food.

about three weeks ago
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The Hidden Cost of Your New Xfinity Router

Dareth It doesn't work like that. (224 comments)

No really, it doesn't work like that.

I unfriend you!

about three weeks ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

Dareth Call centers... (564 comments)

Call centers...breed a special variety of idiot. They brute force break everything around them with complete lack of understanding of what they are doing.

about a month and a half ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

Dareth I am a zomborg (564 comments)

I got titanium and bone grafts in my neck. So I am already a zomborg. Rise of the machines or zombie apocalypse I am already part of the winning team!

about a month and a half ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

Dareth Intelligence is... (564 comments)

Intelligence is...the ability to learn from other people. Even if the other people are idiots.

about a month and a half ago
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How Deep Does the Multiverse Go?

Dareth In regular terms for Slashdotters (202 comments)

It is just like when you start chasing a girl but never catch her because she keeps running away.

Just be careful, sometimes but only very rarely, do they suddenly turn around and catch you. That is how I ended up married.

about a month and a half ago
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With New Horizons Spacecraft a Year Away, What We Know About Pluto

Dareth Gosh Mickey! (128 comments)

Gosh Mickey! I gained a few pounds and all, but no need to call me a planet.

about a month and a half ago
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Scotland Could Become Home To Britain's First Spaceport

Dareth A proper kilt... (151 comments)

A proper kilt...will keep the ice off the space craft.

No "true Scotsman" rocket would launch without one!

about a month and a half ago
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How To Fix The Shortage of K-5 Scholastic Chess Facilitators

Dareth Obama has a Russian chess tutor (128 comments)

Obama has a Russian chess tutor named Putin.
Don't think they are playing on tablets and they may just be betting the entire world!

about a month and a half ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Dareth See if they can phase out pennies first (753 comments)

See if they can phase out pennies first. If they can't get rid of the smallest coin, they have little chance of phasing out all cash in general.

about a month and a half ago
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FCC Approves Plan To Spend $5B Over Next Five Years On School Wi-Fi

Dareth Provide money and guidance (54 comments)

Provide money and guidance to the local school systems then let them buy the approved technology they need rather than what is dictated to them. Why is WiFi better or more important than web hosting? What if a school already has good WiFi but needs devices to make use of that network? Sounds like the "phasing out" process is more like "last call" at a bar and tells people to get those services from E-Rate now whether they need it or not cause soon the trough will only be feeding you WiFi. Guidance on good economic solutions for school technology needs and funding is what the school systems need. But hey keep on shoveling "one size fits all" technology into the schools. It keeps the vendors happy even if it doesn't help the schools or children all that much.

about 2 months ago
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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

Dareth Re:Professional athletes and "unfair advantage" (608 comments)

I might as well mention that I am a Systems Administrator and not a programmer despite my computer science education. I am a "lazy work-a-holic" in that I will work like hell to make sure I do not have to do a repetitive task more than once. Scripting and automation are wonderful things. I believe this sums it up nicely.

Necessity is the mother of invention. Laziness is its father.

about 2 months ago
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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

Dareth Professional athletes and "unfair advantage" (608 comments)

Some people in life find an "unfair advantage". This is very evident in professional athletes. They must start with natural athletic ability and then hone that through practice and training. And then a select few get paid huge dollars to essentially play a game.

People with natural problem solving and logic skills also have an "unfair advantage". It doesn't generate the quick wealth of the professional athlete but can lead to a promising professional career path. It still takes practice and learning to really take advantage of these skills much like the professional athlete learning their sport.

I will not apologize for taking advantage of my abilities any more than a professional athlete will give back the money they earned playing a game.

about 2 months ago
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Site of 1976 "Atomic Man" Accident To Be Cleaned

Dareth God & the Big Bang (299 comments)

See God invented Mexican food first. After that the Big Bang was inevitable.

about 2 months ago
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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Dareth stupidest things possible (1198 comments)

Hey Emacs vs VI is a real division in IT and not stupid, unless you use beeping VI.

about 3 months ago

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Where are the low level programming jobs?

Dareth Dareth writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Dareth (47614) writes "It is very common when seeking career advice on Slashdot, and most other tech sites, to be told one should specialize and narrow their focus down to a small niche. The course I had on x86 assembler in college was an interesting class. I noticed that many of my peers seemed to just suffer their way through the course while to me it was just another computer language. Is this a viable niche to build a career in? What skills are needed to break into this field? How would someone prepare for such a career? Where are the low level programming jobs?"

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