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Why the New Guy Can't Code

DrugCheese Re:FizzBuzz (948 comments)

Yeah I don't do any hiring .... if I did I wouldn't of hired the last 10 'programmers' they've hired. The FizzBuzz is very simple but it'll weed out all those people who have absolutely no idea what they're doing.

more than 3 years ago
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Why the New Guy Can't Code

DrugCheese FizzBuzz (948 comments)

I just had to tell a client of mine again that in tandem to whatever other tests they want to give new hires they should give them a piece of paper and have them write some code to:

Write a program that prints the numbers from 1 to 100. But for multiples of three print "Fizz" instead of the number and for the multiples of five print "Buzz". For numbers which are multiples of both three and five print "FizzBuzz".

more than 3 years ago
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DRM Broke Dragon Age: Origins For Days

DrugCheese I Don't and Won't (214 comments)

I don't and won't buy software with this kind of DRM on it.

more than 3 years ago
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$1.2 Million Worth of MS Points Taken After Hackers Figure Out Code Algorithm

DrugCheese Exchange rate (203 comments)

What's the exchange rate from MS points to Schrute Bucks?

more than 3 years ago
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New York Times Reports US and Israel Behind Stuxnet

DrugCheese Re:Color me impressed (406 comments)

Of course! An intelligence agency ran by an intelligence agency, of course it's super cloak n dagger.

more than 3 years ago
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Congresswoman and Staff Gunned Down

DrugCheese Re:Ban guns (2166 comments)

It's better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it.

more than 3 years ago
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BP Gulf of Mexico Rig Lacked Alarm Systems

DrugCheese Re:how much did that cost (92 comments)

I don't even want to know how much tax payer money was pissed away for that "key verdict" - having worked with quite a few monitoring and alarm systems for years I can tell you that most of the time "automatic alarms" get ignored and in fact can cause worse problems when an actual real alarm does occur because of how the operators tune them out - seems like they completely missed the mark on this - the real problem is most likely where you would expect it, the people running the system - human error I am sure !

I think everyone's familiar of that phenomenon regarding the alarm that cried wolf due to all the car alarms. Rarely do people even turn their head when they hear a car alarm.

I think I'm gonna make a "Let's blame IT!" t-shirt cause it's pretty popular theme. Seems to me that the hardware for detecting the problems was there, but the software required "the right person to be looking at the right data at the right time" which sounds vaguely like "the software requires training". If the data output is coming at you like a Matrix display and it is way too complicated to train people to reliably do their job then you upgrade the software. You can't put blame on inanimate objects for things like this. If a tree falls on your house, you can blame the tree, the wind, your god - but you can't blame a machine for not being built right. Especially not when a human has already admitted to stepping "away from his safety monitor for a brief cigarette break, and that at this moment he missed the complex warning signs on screen."

So the software/hardware is at fault for not reminding the guy audibly to do his job instead of smoke a cigarette. Waste of taxpayer sweat.

more than 3 years ago
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Should Dolphins Be Treated As Non-Human Persons?

DrugCheese Give all animals human rights (785 comments)

the second they walk into a government building and demand them. Prior to that ... eat em.

more than 3 years ago
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'No Refusal' DUI Checkpoints Coming To Florida?

DrugCheese Re:Penalty? (1219 comments)

I was just pondering that thought earlier tonight. If my state really wants to keep me safe on the road why enforce me to wear seatbelts and not enforce cars to not have blazingly loud factory stereos that distract the drivers. I really can't wait for an automated vehicle system.

The real reason is of course because with seatbelt enforcement, when in a violation in and of itself, allow cops to pull over anyone they feel like under the pretext of 'checking on their safety'. Same way Homeland Security will be doing door to door house checks for your security.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Teach Programming With BASIC?

DrugCheese Re:Scratch (709 comments)

Yeah me and my son spent countless hours playing around and laughing over the crazy things we were able to do with scratch. Fun to learn programming and foster creativity.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Wired Hiding Key Evidence On Bradley Manning?

DrugCheese Re:wtf (381 comments)

OH KNOCK IT OFF, What Manning did was uphold the Declaration of Independence.... the part that says its the right and duty of Americans to keep their government in check. We need information to do that.

Great point! Manning took an oath to protect the constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic.

more than 3 years ago
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Crookes, RIAA, MPAA, ICE — 'Linking Is Publishing'

DrugCheese Re:Damn You George Bush!!! (369 comments)

Amen! You can't just SAY you're gonna pull the troops out and then DO IT. You have to wait 4-5 years for the dust to settle ... then BLAMO! Pull the troops out from under the rug! Or the rug out from under the troops, or something ... he'll figure it out he's the president.

more than 3 years ago
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Senate Repeals 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

DrugCheese Re:Obama achieved something (828 comments)

I say they've been in that state of perpetual war for a couple decades, at least. Just since the 80's the U.S. have put boots on the ground or wings in the air in El Salvador, Libya, Sinai, Lebanon, Egypt, Grenada, Honduras, Chad, Bolivia, Kuwait, Panama, Columbia, Bolivia, Peru, Philippines, Monrovia, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Zaire, Turkey, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Macedonia, Haiti, Bosnia, Liberia, Central African Republic, Albania, Congo, Gabon, Cambodia, Kenya, Afghanistan, East Timor, Yemen, Pakistan just naming a few.

more than 3 years ago
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Pentagon Papers Ellsberg Supports Wikileaks

DrugCheese Re:That's what's so facepalm-inducing about it all (464 comments)

So war, illegal killings, torture, smart bombs that hit foreign embassies are a non-destructive agenda? And what is the best interest of the American people? To come across like dicks to the rest of the world?

more than 3 years ago
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Wikileaks Founder Arrested In London

DrugCheese Re:Confiscated? (1060 comments)

But in releasing the diplomatic cables, he's undermining attempts to avoid and settle conflicts through diplomacy.

But the cables show how intimidation was used. Might as well point a gun it achieves the same effect, the conflicts were settled because one side threatened the other.

more than 3 years ago
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NASA Confirms Discovery of Organism With Phosphorus-Free DNA

DrugCheese Re:MORONS POSTING ARTICLES WITH NO INFORMATION (380 comments)

Yeah, I can agree with that. The summaries usually are comical having read the actual stories the previous day.

more than 3 years ago
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Digging Into the WikiLeaks Cables

DrugCheese Re:Conservatives against Wikileaks.. (810 comments)

Nations have to be able to communicate with each other off the public record on some matters.

No, they don't. But governments seem to have the need to, usually when said communications would upset their populace.

more than 3 years ago
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NASA Confirms Discovery of Organism With Phosphorus-Free DNA

DrugCheese Re:MORONS POSTING ARTICLES WITH NO INFORMATION (380 comments)

See, this is why I hate slashdot.

You hate it so much, yet here you are.

DavidTC and slashdot sitting in a tree
P. O. S. T. I. N. G.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Games Retailers Threaten Boycott of Steam Games

DrugCheese Re:Structural Unemployment for Middle Men (443 comments)

They don't use Steam in their games anymore than they use Wal-Mart in their games.

Not that I disagree with your point, but some games DO use steam in their game. They use steam as the anti-cheat measure. In order to play it you have to have a steam account. This, I think, is the brick n mortars gripe. To them, it's like buying at Walmart and then having to go to GameStop and get an account there to play the game. Their customers HAVE to go to their competition to play. Where most likely said customers see the benefits of buying digital over a box with a crappy manual in it.

more than 3 years ago
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Mystery Missile Launched Near LA

DrugCheese Re:It's just a jet contrail (858 comments)

So this is the first jet to pass over Los Angeles at sunset? Momentous occasion!

more than 3 years ago

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City-wide video surveillance system

DrugCheese DrugCheese writes  |  more than 5 years ago

DrugCheese (266151) writes "VidSys, the leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software that allows organizations to resolve business and security situations in real time, announced that the City of Davenport, Iowa has implemented VidSys software to enable a city-wide video surveillance system. This system will improve public safety through remote surveillance of high-crime areas and enhance the effectiveness of local law enforcement and contribute to the prevention and prosecution of criminal acts. The system will also augment the city's ability to manage natural disasters or manmade disturbances. Is this just the beginning?"
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