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Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower

Dareth With great [coding] powers (211 comments)

With great [coding] powers comes great responsibility, to earn a huge profit for your labor.

yesterday
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

Dareth Was John Kerry involved? (580 comments)

Was John Kerry involved in making this decision?

2 days ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

Dareth Sony secured the movie... (580 comments)

Sony secured the movie...for future release. If you saw the trailer, you know where they secured it.

2 days ago
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Terrestrial Gamma Ray Bursts Very Common

Dareth Put up your deflector shields (69 comments)

Put up your deflector shields and ignore this jerk. Today's "technospeak" is tomorrow's future reality.

2 days ago
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11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed To End California Drought

Dareth Real value of money (322 comments)

Money only has real value when someone has more than someone else.

3 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Dareth If they drink tea (446 comments)

If they drink tea they are just British.

3 days ago
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Uber Limits 'God View' To Improve Rider Privacy

Dareth Private clubs in "dry" counties (76 comments)

Have you ever had to sign up to a "private club" in a county that doesn't sell liquor?

Uber can be a new private club of "friends with travel benefits".

3 days ago
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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

Dareth Ignorance of the law is no excuse. (440 comments)

Ignorance of the law is no excuse. However, if you go to court, you will be informed that you are not qualified to defend yourself because your knowledge of the law is limited.

4 days ago
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Ultrasound Used To Create Haptics That Can Be Touched and Felt

Dareth What happens in the holodeck.... (41 comments)

What happens in the holodeck... gets resold at Quark's bar.

about two weeks ago
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Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

Dareth I blame Beverly Cleary... (584 comments)

I blame Beverly Cleary... for my inability to drive without at least occasionally making a "vroom vroom" sound.

about two weeks ago
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IoT Is the Third Big Technology 'Wave' In the Last 50 Years, Says Harvard

Dareth IoT goes hand in hand with IPV6 (196 comments)

Once everything can get a public IP, you can do cool things like ping your grandfather's pace maker....

ping grandpa .... ...
No response.

"GRANDPA!!!!!"

about two weeks ago
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You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

Dareth Giant space mirror (327 comments)

I imagine a giant space mirror to reflect sunlight so that one place has 24 hours sunlight, and another is in total darkness. I like most IT people would flock to the dark side.

about two weeks ago
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Want To Work For a Cool Tech Company? Hone Your Social Skills

Dareth Longs sleeve and shorts? (139 comments)

The ability to wear longs sleeves with shorts is a social skill?

about three weeks ago
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Ability To Consume Alcohol May Have Shaped Human Evolution

Dareth They will... (89 comments)

They will kill you, rape you, then eat you. If you are lucky in that order.

about three weeks ago
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Ability To Consume Alcohol May Have Shaped Human Evolution

Dareth Train carrying corn crashed (89 comments)

A train carrying corn crashed and spilled it out on a very hot day. The authorities put out a warning to watch for inebriated bears!

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: IT Career Path After 35?

Dareth Being the "Go To" guy (376 comments)

I love and hate being the "Go To" guy. I often describe the reason you become one as NDA disorder. If you are "Not a Dumb Ass" and can actually do stuff soon you will find yourself doing a ridiculous amount of work. I have never understood how people can avoid work by claiming to be too stupid to do it but I have seen it many times.

about three weeks ago
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Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

Dareth Split the difference.... (194 comments)

Use Commando, remastered on BluRay!

"Get the sunlight to the Choppah!!!!"

about three weeks ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

Dareth Genuine HP(tm) Bribe (433 comments)

Your contribution does not appear to be a Genuine HP(tm) Bribe. This may void your warranty with your local representative.

about three weeks 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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