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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

Drunkulus You can't beat them (507 comments)

so join them. Become a shareholder. Who's benefiting from the current record setting profits that American corporations are posting? Not the working class that's for sure.

about a week ago
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Venture-Backed Bitcoin Miner Startup Can't Deliver On Time, Gets Sued

Drunkulus I'll wager (120 comments)

200 quatloos on the newcomer.

about a month ago
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Ford's Bringing Adaptive Steering To the Masses

Drunkulus Power everything! (128 comments)

Excellent. We'll remove any physical effort required to drive a car, and the entire country will gain weight as a result. Now we have a huge market for exercise machines.

about 2 months ago
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Canonical (Nearly) Halts Development of Ubuntu For Android

Drunkulus The inevitable (55 comments)

Soon, the headline will read: "Canonical Halts Development of Ubuntu, Recommends Users Migrate to Windows 8"

about 3 months ago
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Ubuntu Phone Isn't Important Enough To Demand an Open Source Baseband

Drunkulus I'll pass. (137 comments)

A phone from Canonical? This is the company who brings us the buggiest linux distribution in history, the company whose own forums got hacked and were down for two weeks while they tried to restore a backup. They have never made money and are completely dependent on the continued financial support of their self appointed benevolent dictator for life. With tens of millions in personal losses so far, and years past his own deadline for Canonical to break even, do you really trust that they will be around? I hear all the time that Ubuntu is good for linux. I suppose it is, the same way that factory farming is good for chickens.

about 4 months ago
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Lies Programmers Tell Themselves

Drunkulus 1998 wants its problems back (452 comments)

All these issues are irrelevant today, thanks to continuous deployment, Google buses, and node.js.

about 4 months ago
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It's True: Some People Just Don't Like Music

Drunkulus Remember when? (268 comments)

Ha! Slashdotted.

about 5 months ago
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Para Bellum Labs Will Attempt To Make the RNC a Political-Analytics Player

Drunkulus Para Mecium "Labs" (212 comments)

Paramecia live in aquatic environments, usually in stagnant, warm water. The paramecium evidently has some sense of movement because it responds when it bumps into something.

about 5 months ago
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Tesla Model S Catches Fire: Is This Tesla's 'Toyota' Moment?

Drunkulus Gas and hybrid are far safer (388 comments)

This will continue to happen, at least with the Model S. The Prius' battery pack is tiny in comparison, and far better protected. Gas tanks can of course catch fire and explode, but they too are much smaller and better protected. The Model S battery pack contains over 7000 lithium-ion cells, any one of which can catch fire if damaged as in this case. The Model S batteries are located underneath the floor of the car, occupying almost the entire exposed underside. This location is desirable for the car's low center of gravity and potentially for replacing the battery pack, but is also the most likely to suffer damage from road debris.

about 10 months ago
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GNOME 3.10 Is Now Properly Supported On Wayland

Drunkulus Re:You're welcome! (128 comments)

Thanks to Mr. Coward, I have seen the light. It is clear to me now that Canonical is essentially an open source Machiavelli, manipulating other players such as Redhat and Intel with ease. The Wayland devs, shamed into action, are now producing the next generation display server which Canonical will then use instead of their Trojan Horse display server.

about 10 months ago
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GNOME 3.10 Is Now Properly Supported On Wayland

Drunkulus Thank you Ubuntu! (128 comments)

This is a great leap forward for desktop Linux and we must remember the open source luminaries that have made this advance possible, starting with Mr. Mark Shuttleworth. Mark committed to making significant contributions to Wayland back in 2010, and generously offered to support KDE and Gnome in the transition. Wait, what? They never contributed a single line of code? They were secretly working on another project and are now in a pissing match with Intel??

about 10 months ago
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The Linux Foundation Releases Annual Linux Development Report

Drunkulus Nobody from Ubuntu (101 comments)

No mention of Canonical anywhere in the report. Why am I not surprised?

about 10 months ago
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Nissan's Crash-Free R&D: 7 Cute Robots Mimicking Bees and Fish

Drunkulus Build it and they will come (105 comments)

Every time an effort is made to ease traffic congestion, such as adding lanes, it works temporarily until people take advantage of it, and then traffic resumes its previous speed. While adding lanes would have been a permanent solution for the existing amount of traffic, now you simply have more people commuting from farther distances, creating more pollution etc. Self driving cars will temporarily improve travel times until sufficient numbers of people use them, then the roads will again be clogged. The only real solution is population control.

about a year ago
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How Human Psychology Holds Back Climate Change Action

Drunkulus To paraphrase Robert Heinlein (530 comments)

Never attribute to an availability heuristic that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

about a year ago
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Google's BigQuery Vs. Hadoop: a Matchup

Drunkulus Courtesy Devops_Borat (37 comments)

Mining of Big Data is problem solve in 2013 with zgrep.

about a year ago
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Facebook Details the Software Engineering Behind Graph Search

Drunkulus Make benefit glorious engineering teams (41 comments)

"Hard part of startup is make money from wheel after reinvent it." -Devops_Borat

about a year ago
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All Ruby On Rails Versions Suffer SQL Injection Flaw

Drunkulus Performance problem (81 comments)

I tried running the exploit but activerecord chewed up all the system memory and the oomkiller took the server down. Luckily my server restart cron script runs every minute so my social media aggregator startup, disruptr.com, is back online.

about a year and a half ago

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Tesla Loses Two Model S Engineering Execs

Drunkulus Drunkulus writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Drunkulus (920976) writes "Peter Rawlinson, Tesla’s vice president and chief engineer, and Nick Sampson, who supervised vehicle and chassis engineering, departed this month. "It may be for personal reasons, but it doesn’t look good,” said Jim Hall, automotive consultant."
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Drunkulus Drunkulus writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Drunkulus writes "Best Buy has Duke Nukem Forever for Windows on its web site. Despite the publisher's claim that there is no release date and there are no pre-orders being accepted, Best Buy is offering the game at $59.99, to ship 1/2/2007. Amazon.co.uk did the same last year which proved to be a false alarm. Pigs still have not flown, but the Democrats now control the US Congress...
DNF on Best Buy "

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