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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

Dareth Remind me to ... (267 comments)

Remind me to change where I hide the passwor.... ummmm I mean redecorate my office.

5 days ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

Dareth Sign me up! (519 comments)

Sign me up! I'm going to be Kanye.

about a week ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

Dareth Nobody packed a mirror? (519 comments)

The original probe can't reflect sunlight on Philae somehow?

about a week ago
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Military Laser/Radio Tech Proposed As Alternative To Laying Costly Fiber Cable

Dareth The year 2004 just called (150 comments)

The year 2004 just called and they want their 100 million back!

about a week ago
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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

Dareth Old Windows Installer Messages (276 comments)

if you ever find yourself installing an old version of Windows and are not paying attention, you can almost get excited by the list of "new features" in the old version of Windows. Their OS may be so so, but their propaganda has always been top notch.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With VoIP Fraud/Phishing Scams?

Dareth Re:Sue Them or Give Up (156 comments)

So you are saying you are a lawyer, and this is valid legal advice. Gotcha!

about two weeks ago
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Earth's Oxygen History Could Explain "Darwin's Dilemma" In Evolution

Dareth I would love to Evolve... (78 comments)

I would love to Evolve...but every time I try, these hunters show up and try to lock me into a mobile arena. It is seriously annoying!

about two weeks ago
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British Spies Are Free To Target Lawyers and Journalists

Dareth If a lawyer or journalist needs protection (184 comments)

If a lawyer or journalist needs protection, they need to run for public office. Or do they spy on politicians over there too?

about three weeks ago
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Ford Develops a Way To Monitor Police Driving

Dareth Hey workstations crash (151 comments)

Hey workstations crash and data gets lost. It even happens to big government at the IRS.

about three weeks ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

Dareth Devil's Advocate (720 comments)

Assume that the minimum wage is raised to $15/hr and McDonald's decides not to automate. Many of the current minimum wage workers will be replaced with an equal or smaller number of workers who are more productive. The guys holding the picket signs and protesting will most likely not benefit from the raise. They will have to compete with a larger pool of skilled applicants who will work harder and smarter to get the job done. The people laid off or replaced will find that the minimum wage raise they protested so hard for cost them their job and strains their ability to keep up with what unemployment and welfare pays as cost increase to the balance the new wages.

about a month ago
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Security Company Tries To Hide Flaws By Threatening Infringement Suit

Dareth You owe my hound dog an apology. (124 comments)

You owe my hound dog an apology. He was crying, more than usual. I asked him what was wrong and he said you called him "a lawyer".

about a month ago
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Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

Dareth Re:Only happens... (366 comments)

Do you live in Florida by chance? ;)

about a month ago
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Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

Dareth Only happens... (366 comments)

That only happens when someone matures. Many people are making it well into their 40's and 50's without maturing and growing up enough to become a conservative.

about a month ago
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Genes Don't Just Predict Intelligence, But Also How Well You Do In School

Dareth Big fat genius (154 comments)

"You get a high BMI if you enjoy eating, and you get a high IQ if you enjoy thinking"

And if you enjoy both,you are a big fat genius!

about a month and a half ago
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Genes Don't Just Predict Intelligence, But Also How Well You Do In School

Dareth Genes set the bounds (154 comments)

Genes set the bounds. Environment determines how close to either end of those bounds you end up.

A person with genes for being tall will fall between a range of 5'10" and 6'4" tall. If the environment for that person provides good food and nutrition the person will tend towards the far end of the range. If the environment does not provide good food and nutrition the person may fall towards the shorter end of the range.

about a month and a half ago
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US Navy Develops Robot Boat Swarm To Overwhelm Enemies

Dareth Popcorn bomb! (142 comments)

Needs a popcorn gun to fill ship with popcorn, then hit it with the microwave cannon! Imagine how much popcorn they could pop in just 30 seconds.

about 1 month ago
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BT and Coke To Offer Free Rural Wi-Fi In South Africa Through Vending Machines

Dareth Re:Uh seriously? (71 comments)

Yeah, where to toss the can/bottle even spawned its own documentary back in the day.

about a month ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

Dareth Remember (358 comments)

Remember, the world, err sorry the iWorld was pissed when he gave his music away for Free!

about 2 months ago
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Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

Dareth Don't worry about no local banks (494 comments)

Don't worry about no local banks. Just remember, we agreed to not accept live pigs in payment.

about 2 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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