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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

Dareth In other countries... (253 comments)

In other countries, the government collects payroll information and prepares a tax statement for each citizen. People review the tax bill and pay if they owe money. Or they amend any information on income and pay the recalculated payment.

In the US, citizens are made to calculate their tax responsibility, or hire someone to do it. The government then tells them if they have their calculation correct with threat of penalty if done incorrectly.

3 days ago
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There's a Problem In the Silk Road Trial: the Jury Doesn't Get the Internet

Dareth Extreme form of "sheltered" (303 comments)

Is that like living in a gated community with its own security force?

about two weeks ago
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There's a Problem In the Silk Road Trial: the Jury Doesn't Get the Internet

Dareth Define peers. (303 comments)

Should someone with a BS in Computer Science accept someone with a BA in Computer Information Systems as a peer?

about two weeks ago
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UK Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them

Dareth Teachers know computers (388 comments)

Teachers know computers. Everyone of them can point out where the modem is. Yes they point to the tower/case.

about two weeks ago
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Education Debate: Which Is More Important - Grit, Or Intelligence?

Dareth Formular for achievement (249 comments)

Conjecture: achievement = intelligence * grit
So 1.5 * .75 is the same as .75 * 1.5, so you can get to the same place with the right combination of either.

Maybe the really great people are good at both.

about two weeks ago
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Education Debate: Which Is More Important - Grit, Or Intelligence?

Dareth Learning in IT (249 comments)

I often pursue a "fruitless path" trying to find a solution to a particular problem. Funny thing is, that is often when I learn something about some unrelated problems in IT. You can learn from all experience. Some are more useful than others for a particular problem, but learning in general is useful.

about two weeks ago
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Education Debate: Which Is More Important - Grit, Or Intelligence?

Dareth Experimenters (249 comments)

There are brilliant research scientist willing to experiment and try something new. There are also people willing to jab a needle full of heroin in their veins for an experience. Both are experimenters, but one is good for society and the other is bad. Try and differentiate the two on a personal level and they may seem more alike that you are comfortable with.

about two weeks ago
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Text Editor Created In Minecraft

Dareth Can Minecraft make a good annoying VI beep? (114 comments)

Can Minecraft make a good annoying VI beep? If so you could simulate the two to four VI using jerks in the computer lab. Beep Boop... Beep Boob....

Emacs will always be my favorite operating system.

about two weeks ago
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Intel Pledges $300 Million To Improve Diversity In Tech

Dareth Re: Orwell (341 comments)

I know many people who support socialism. I have never met one that wanted to be the "horse" from Animal Farm.

about three weeks ago
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Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman

Dareth Cassette tape SD carousel (391 comments)

If it had a cassette tape SD carousel where you can load multiple SD cards in and swap them in out with "fast forward" and "reverse".

about three weeks ago
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Ancient Planes and Other Claims Spark Controversy at Indian Science Congress

Dareth Modern Cavemen (381 comments)

Cavemen were the first to have a wireless society. And even more, I hear they liked to go clubbing too.

about three weeks ago
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Ancient Planes and Other Claims Spark Controversy at Indian Science Congress

Dareth Justin Wilson (381 comments)

Boy, cornbread are square, pi(e) are round!

about three weeks ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

Dareth Churn butter at home (840 comments)

Get a plastic container with a tight fitting lid. Get some heavy whipping cream. A small carton will do. Put the cream in the container, close the lid (yes I had to add this step), and then shake the hell out of it for a while. If you have multiple people pass it around and shake until it feels solid. What you get is butter. Add a little salt if you like and spread on some crackers. Good science project and pretty tasty butter too.

about three weeks ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

Dareth Depends (840 comments)

On my Toyota you can twist the socket base and slip in a new bulb with just a bit of cursing at the engineer who didn't give you that extra half inch of slack that would have made it much easier. On other cars you almost have to remove the front bumper assembly to get the lights out. Shops charge accordingly and make good money off labor on what "should" be an easy fix.

about three weeks ago
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Better Learning Through Expensive Software? One Principal Thinks Not

Dareth No formal technology curriculum (169 comments)

I saw one of the ads saying that they were looking for college educated professionals who would like to transition into teaching. I was gathering information on it and found out that there was no formal technology curriculum in our local school system. I was told that I was "highly qualified" to teach math but that there was no opportunities to teach technology or computer classes.

about three weeks ago
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Is the Tablet Market In Outright Collapse? Data Suggests Yes

Dareth Re:4 year old smartphone (328 comments)

I will give you 3G reason.

about a month ago
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Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower

Dareth With great [coding] powers (221 comments)

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

about a month ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

Dareth Was John Kerry involved? (589 comments)

Was John Kerry involved in making this decision?

about a month ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

Dareth Sony secured the movie... (589 comments)

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

about a month 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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