IBM Looking To Sell Its Semiconductor Business
to beat China at their own game by returning to the days when many employees worked sixteen-hour days just to cover the rent, occasionally losing a hand in the machines was an acceptable risk and major cities were often covered by lethal levels of smog.
In other words, the Republican Party's economic plan.
...and by the way, I don't like the new Slashdot Beta layout either.
Favourite Slashdot Memories
And this time, by "they" I mean Dice.
Marc Andreessen On Why Bitcoin Matters (And A Critique)
I lost a $100 bill at the casino. Can you void that and issue me a new one please?
YOU lost the $100 bill....but SOMEONE ELSE found it and used it.
If you lose a Bitcoin, it's gone forever, and NOBODY can use it.
Whether or not this is a problem is left as an exercise for the reader.
Ford Exec: 'We Know Everyone Who Breaks the Law' Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car
But it does not ever dial my phone outside of that, and never sends my location anywhere else.
At least, it doesn't tell you when it does...
Ask Slashdot: What Are the Books Everyone Should Read?
I wholeheartedly agree...Card's novels are drek, but his short stories are very readable.
Polar Vortex Sends Life-Threatening Freeze To US
I bet it feels colder with that WOOSH, however.
Illinois Law Grounds PETA Drones Meant To Harass Hunters
What PETA is actually doing with this drone is maximizing their profit, while gaining as much exposure as possible.
In other words, Standard Operating Procedure.
Cable Lobbyist Tom Wheeler Confirmed As New FCC Chief
He did remove the revolving door....
and replaced it with an automatic sliding one.
Revolving doors are so 20th Century!
Cost of Healthcare.gov: $634 Million — So Far
The real problem is that NOBODY, in ANY branch of the U.S. government, gives a shit about anything other than enriching themselves.
I cordially invite ANY evidence to the contrary.
Sinkhole Sucks Brains From Wasteful Bitcoin Mining Botnet
The introduction of ASIC mining have made botnet obsolete.
Only if I use MY processor, electricity, etc. to mine coins.
If I use SOMEONE ELSE'S, I get "free" bitcoins...not to mention use of the botnet for spam, DOSing and any number of other money-making activities.
US IT Worker Files Hiring Lawsuit Against Infosys, Class Action Proposed
Thanks for the laugh.
I especially thought the line "the US is not India, and isn't going to allow for flagrant, over the top wholesale discrimination" was pure comedy genius!
You've earned your name, WOOFYGOOFY!
DOJ: We Don't Need a Warrant To Track You
A President instituted the NSA on his own. A President could abolish the NSA on his own.
A President could also ride a horse to victory in the Kentucky Derby....that doesn't mean a President is LIKELY to do so, though.
Google Raises Campaign Funds For Climate Change Denier
According to the Supreme Court in "Citizen's United v. Federal Election Commission", corporations ARE people.
Snowden Is Lying, Say House Intelligence Committee Leaders
You assume that PARTY A and PARTY B are, in fact, two separate entities.
Working Handgun Printed On a Sub-$2,000 3D Printer
At that point, it becomes more of a parenting issue than a gun control issue.
I don't have guns in my house, but I still taught my kids basic gun safety using water pistols. They know not to point at anything they don't intend to shoot, and to always treat a gun as if it were loaded and ready for firing.
In the words of Dr. Seuss..."it's fun to have fun, but you have to know how."
Bloomberg To HS Grads: Be a Plumber
This right here is what needs to stop: just because you're a plumber, or a carpenter, or an electrician, doesn't mean you're dumb. Likewise, going to college doesn't mean you're smart
I'm not sure where anyone got the idea that I said tradespeople were dumb. I did not mean that at all. My father, who is one of the smartest people I know, is a retired machinist and a high school dropout.
We need to get back to the idea that learning blue collar work is just as socially acceptable as white collar.
I agree wholeheartedly, and THIS is what I thought I had said.
Bloomberg To HS Grads: Be a Plumber
As much as we need competent programmers, DBAs, network administrators, etc., we also need plumbers, carpenters and electricians. Not everyone has the talent or desire for college, and I think we as a society ought to recognize that. Of course, that means less income for colleges and bankers providing student loans, so I'm not surprised that this is being billed as a radical idea.
CERN Gives Away Higgs Boson Particles To 10 Lucky Winners
I down modded every ROT-13'd reply I could!
Open Sauce Foundation Created
You'd think they would have ROT-13'd the headlines as well!
But no, /. half-asses it again.
Compared to my siblings ...
My twin brother and I are both college graduates, with additional training on top of our Bachelor's degrees. He is a chemist, and I am in IT.
Both my sister and younger brother dropped out of high school, as both of our parents did when they were younger. To this day, we don't know we got the drive to educate ourselves, but we are grateful we have it. I am trying to pass it on to my two kids. They know that they are expected to do their best in school, and to go on to college.
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