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Amazon Embodies the Gender Gap in Tech

Gutboy This isn't IT (302 comments)

This is management. What does that have to do with IT?

about 5 months ago

Getting Evolution In Science Textbooks For Texas Schools

Gutboy Re:Double standards... (710 comments)

Many folks would be wrong then.

Why? Because for biologists, there is no relevant difference between microevolution and macroevolution. Both happen in the same way and for the same reasons, so there is no real reason to differentiate them. When biologists do use different terms, it is simply for descriptive reasons. When creationists use the terms, however, it is for ontological reasons — this means that they are trying to describe two fundamentally different processes. The essence of what constitutes microevolution is, for creationists, different from the essence of what constitutes macroevolution. Creationists act as if there is some magic line between microevolution and macroevolution, but no such line exists as far as science is concerned. Macroevolution is merely the result of a lot of microevolution over a long period of time.

Evolution Explained - Micro vs Macro

about 10 months ago

Chinese Hackers Steal Top US Weapons Designs

Gutboy Internet connection (395 comments)

Why is information like this on computers that are connected to the internet?

about a year ago

Coursera Partners With Chegg To Offer Gratis, DRMed Textbooks for Courses

Gutboy Re:I'm curious (91 comments)

I'm curious as to why in the article they didn't mention exactly what model of e-reader is used.

It does, and I quote " ... delivered via Chegg’s DRM-protected e-Reader ...", which is, according to this page, just an HTML 5 web page.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What's Your Company's Marketing-to-Engineering Ratio?

Gutboy Return on Investment (202 comments)

What's the ROI for non-labor engineering expenses vs. non-labor marketing and sales expenses? I think you'll find your answer to the budget question here.

about a year ago

Google Fiber: Why Traditional ISPs Are Officially On Notice

Gutboy Re:Oy. (408 comments)

What invisible cap? They tell you exactly what it is here

about a year and a half ago

Judge Rules That Resale of MP3s Violates Copyright Law

Gutboy Re:Let's look at this more closely (294 comments)

Debatable. IMHO running a piece of software shouldn't be governed by copyright law, but certainly some parts of the software industry believe that you need a licence to waive the copyright laws, since you are inherently copying the software into RAM. I don't think this has ever been tested in court (?)
WoWGlider lost a case where Blizzard claimed that them copying the game into memory violated their copyright.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do When Finding a Security Breach On Shared Hosting?

Gutboy Re:Do nothing (168 comments)

You'll be fined no mater what the jury system determines. Defending yourself from any charges that are filed will take a non-trivial amount of money. You could lose your job (who wants a possible criminal working for them?), your possessions, etc. and still be found not guilty or have the charges dropped.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do When Finding a Security Breach On Shared Hosting?

Gutboy Do nothing (168 comments)

Move to a new host. Don't talk about the old host, don't post the script, don't describe it at all. You don't want the lawsuit/criminal charges that will follow.

about 2 years ago

Google To Start Punishing Pirate Sites In Search Results

Gutboy Kill my competitors (294 comments)

1) Form shell company
2) Have shell company send take down notices about my competitors website
3) Watch them vanish from the search results
4) Profit!

more than 2 years ago

My primary phone runs ...

Gutboy Re:Nothing. (400 comments)

Or perhaps the good old days when there was one phone in the house for everyone and I had three sisters and whenever one of them got a new boyfriend there would be repeated hour long phone calls every day - generally just when I was waiting for an important call.

Or the good old days when you answered the phone only when you heard your ring pattern, and you never knew if the neighbors were listening in on your calls.

more than 2 years ago

George "geohot" Hotz Arrested In Texas For Posession of Marijuana

Gutboy Re:Smart people can be dumb (578 comments)

Wrong. Police officers can react to anything that is in "plain sight", meaning anything that escapes from your car, be it photons or small particles which we refer to as "scent"

Not true. The U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled in U.S. v. Kyllo (2001) that the police can not use infrared cameras to locate "suspicious" concentrations of heat in private places and then get warrants to search. So anything that escapes is not "in plain sight".

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?

Gutboy Edgar Rice Burroughs (1244 comments)

The John Carter series, of course. With the movie coming out, I suspect you'll be able to find these everywhere. Ignore the last novel, though, he only wrote the outline and his son finished it, poorly IMHO.

more than 2 years ago

Why People Don't Live Past 114

Gutboy Re:yet more biblical contradictions (916 comments)

You got the easy version of the quest:
Genesis Chapter 7:2-3
Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that [are] not clean by two, the male and his female.
Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

more than 2 years ago

Why People Don't Live Past 114

Gutboy Re:Genesis 6:3 (916 comments)

Challenge excepted. Try base 1+10.908712114635714i

more than 2 years ago



GTA IV Causes crime!

Gutboy Gutboy writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Gutboy (587531) writes "According to article, UPS employees have been stealing copies of GTA IV. According to the article "They're not selling them, these people are stealing one copy,"

The article also states that UPS has been firing people as they catch them, so I guess they'll have lots of time to play GTA IV now."

Continuing Education

Gutboy Gutboy writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Gutboy (587531) writes "I'm interested in getting my masters degree (and possibly a PhD) in Computer Science, but I have a full time job. The local universities can't meet my needs (classes outside normal hours is the main one), so I've been looking at online universities. Does anyone have any experience with them, and are there any that don't cost 30k+ a year?"


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