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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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 a month 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 2 months ago
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Game of Thrones Author George R R Martin Writes with WordStar on DOS

Dareth Shut up..... (522 comments)

Every time someone complains about how long he takes to write a book he kills another Stark!

about 3 months ago
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What Caused a 1300-Year Deep Freeze?

Dareth Not that bad (258 comments)

http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3049/

Check out the elevation map. South Louisiana would be in trouble. Central Louisiana would become the new coast. North Louisiana would be just fine.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Minimum Programming Competence In Order To Get a Job?

Dareth How hard? (466 comments)

Well, that just depends on who you know. Oh wait, you actually want to be able to do the job? You will never get promoted to management with that attitude.

Dude relax. I am assuming you have a job. So use that to earn a living while you learn. Programming is either something you love or you don't. Take a course, read a book, volunteer on some open source projects. Scratch those "itches" you always wanted to find software to help you reach.

about 3 months ago
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Plaintiff In Tech Hiring Suit Asks Judge To Reject Settlement

Dareth Which text editor.... (215 comments)

Which text editor....is the official text editor of this union?

I will not be associated with beeping VI users.

Emacs is my favorite operating system, even if the text editor is a bit on the weak side.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Computer Science Freshman, Too Soon To Job Hunt?

Dareth Re:When did this happened? (309 comments)

What happened was the filtering of job applicants based on the completion of a college degree.

Doesn't really matter what degree you have once you get the job. It matters what you can do. I have a BS in computer science. It opened a couple doors for me. I still had to walk through that door each day and do the job.

Web development may be "easy" but it can be a real discipline if done correctly. There are many different tool stacks and environments one needs to learn.

But hey don't listen to me. I am just a systems administrator. No, I don't remember Computer Science having even a systems admin 101 class.

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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