top Is It Time To Split Linux Distros In Two?
We all know what really needs to be done first and foremost... write a new editor with all the good features of vi, emacs, ed, notepad++ and textmate rolled into one powerhouse!
top AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough
> DOS machine
I didnt know George RR Martin was using Lynx and procrastinating on slashdot but now the many years between GameofThrones books start to make much more
top Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?
Porta2 SouthPark Stick of Truth Monkey Island 1+2 (+3) HalfLife (Source), Opposing Force, HalfLife2 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Unreal Tournament '99 Quake, QuakeWorld, Quake2, Quake3Arena F.E.A.R. Splinter Cell and/or Thief Sam & Max Neverwinter Nights Gianna Sisters
top The Grumpy Programmer has Advice for Young Computer Workers (Video)
So next to your CS degree you are going to need a fine arts major and better be a published author, recognized composer or important contemporary painter on top of 50+ years of working experience in a technology that's been around for 5 years oh and please do not be older than 25 because we all know from your 30s it is downhill, you cost 300 times "too much", experience doesn't mean anything and your are "not flexible".
It is becoming absolutely ridiculous what people seem to think a "real programmer" should have in terms of traits or characteristics and qualifications, and blogs like these add to the quaint conception. How about you HR drones pick a decent, common sense guy with roughly the qualifications regardless of age and establish a good working environment where you are making sure you train people and enable them to do a good job and grow in their knowledge and skill instead of looking for the one "rockstars" to save your death-march project, the "rockstar" whom you are going to pay a shamefully low salaries?
top Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step
Can't be long now before Spike Lee "discovers" this and squeezes a few "oh so controversial" movies out...
about a month and a half ago
top New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes
Note that the article talks about a TREATMENT and not a CURE. Your diet and workout regime is also a TREATMENT and not a CURE. As it stands now Type2 can go into remission which usually means your GP will take you off of your meds and people think they are "cured" when actually they are not cured, their condition is just in remission and like your account vividly displays: it can quickly flare up again.
top Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees
Developers, developers, developers?
top The Oatmeal Convinces Elon Musk To Donate $1 Million To Tesla Museum
All I really hear you saying is these four:
top In 2012, Facebook Altered Content To Tweak Readers' Emotions
Not only do they facilitate and encourage posing, the whole reason for "web 2.0" and "social networks" is absolutely nothing but posing on a global scale.
top Harley-Davidson Unveils Their First Electric Motorcycle
You are of course spot on and everything you said goes double for a Harley. Everyone I know who ever looked at a Harley did so for the "legend" and the noise and definitely not the technology.
Theoretically the e-engine would give this bike some crazy pick-up just like all those e-cars have shown us but of course that does not matter even a tiny little bit for the typical chopper and Harley rider.
top EU's Top Court May Define Obesity As a Disability
You are technically right, the worst kind of being right. You are completely neglecting the multitude of e.g. psychological issues that cause people to eat so much they become morbidly obese.
This is not such a simple issue and oversimplifying it in a condescending way will not help this problem practically all first world countries are facing.
top Protecting Our Brains From Datamining
So if I actually buy and wear some overpriced "headset" that has built-in brainwave receptors then companies could be mining my brainwaves? Well hold the presses everyone! Next thing you know there are people who will "hack" into my bank account because I decided to print my login information on a tshirt!!
The main article is a farce. There is no "remote" reading going on against your will, you actually have to wear some useless "headset" and then be exposed to pretty obvious material ("flashing" straight or gay couples or candidates, really??) so "they" can gather all that information. This is akin to monitoring someone's heart rate and pupil response which also requires you to be strapped to certain machinery.
top Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage
Well and while you are here whining and not making any better suggestions, Seattle went ahead and decided for one of the not-so-great options and they decided employees deserve more rights than big, fat corporations in that case.
You thought these topics are easy to solve and the solutions should be clean cut and perfect? I thought you said you were on both sides of that discussion.
top The 69 Words GM Employees Can Never Say
Do not bail out GM and its subsidiaries and daughter companies like a chump like the German government did for Opel. You will get screwed in the worst possible way and GM will still close shop and move east the second they don't need your free guarantees anymore.
EVE Online's Space Economy Currently Worth $18 Million
This is generally true for EVE as a whole. It has a fantastic game concept, it is a really great game and CCP is one of the few companies actually trying to sell new ideas. Actually playing the game can be extremely dull and much too real and serious for its own good and many actually cool things are happening outside the game with EVE being a platform for the results.
top An MIT Dean's Defense of the Humanities
The thing is: you do not need a humanities degree to get a working understanding of the things you are wishing for, though admittedly for some of the STEM "nerds" it might take as long as that but it is not like there aren't just as terrible humanities "nerds" as well.
top An MIT Dean's Defense of the Humanities
But unless your humanities studies were focused specifically on communication and not e.g. on history or philosophy, I don't see what "humanities" has to do with improving your communication skills. And with everyone preaching "soft skills", I wonder how many IT or science related degrees worth their student loans don't already offer "soft skills" and "communication" trainings and courses.
You do not need a PhD in linguistics to communicate well, on the contrary it might make matters worse and you will find just as "awkward" humanities majors as you find in "STEM".
top Study: People That Think Social Media Helps Their Work Are Probably Wrong
If you are trying to do any "networking", which everyone seems to agree is oh-so-necessary these days, from the comfort of your office chair and you yourself have nothing valuable to offer so you have to fall back to easily accessible means like open groups or open profiles on social media then the only people you will meet are others like you who have nothing to offer but who are also trying to claw their way up some social ladder.
Pretty much any form of networking that will actually give you valuable access to influential people is going to be a lot harder to get and will somehow be limited. These people can choose and they don't talk to or share their influence with "nobodies" who got nothing equally valuable to offer but try to get their foot in the proverbial door by stalking on facebook or xing.
top Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP
I prefer to use my computer for actually DOING something else than spending all that effort on just keeping it running.
top Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin
There are more than enough examples of ridiculous amounts being spent on not much more than popularity or a whim. Why is it so surprising people are willing to spend a lot on legendary and very rare instruments from several hundreds of years ago?
Maybe our modern-day instruments can hold up to those legends simply because today violin makers are standing on the shoulders of giants like Stradivari? A brand-new violin still costs a fortune and the most famous violin-makers today still select their clients very strictly. You essentially have to apply to even be allowed to pay them all that money.
And without trying to be too "voodoo" about this but as a musician myself, I am wondering just what kind of effect this privilege of playing such a rare instrument could have on the violinist. Maybe part of the "myth" is simply that the feel-good knowledge of playing one of the most legendary instruments out there can slightly improve an artists performance to push it to where "magic" happens?
World-class athletes do all sorts of "magic" to push themselves beyond their limits, to get just a slightly better performance. Why should the same not be true for performing star musicians?
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