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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

JeffAtl Re:Free market economy (524 comments)

You could make that same case for any administration.

3 days ago
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Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

JeffAtl Re:Pretty sure this won't work (311 comments)

Lawyers cost money. The Tor Foundation will have to spend a lot of money defending this - even if they're successful. That's plenty of harm right there.

If you want more harm, you could consider the chilling effect that this will have on other foundations or projects.

about two weeks ago
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Disappointed Woz Sells His "Worthless" Galaxy Gear Watch

JeffAtl Re:Did the editor know...this is Google/Android te (242 comments)

But you do have to remember that Pancreatic Cancer is tough, and Jobs had a particularly bad version of it.

No, that is completely backwards. Jobs had a rare type that was much easier to treat. It was nothing like the type that Swayze had. Jobs lived 8 years after his diagnosis.

about three weeks ago
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Disappointed Woz Sells His "Worthless" Galaxy Gear Watch

JeffAtl Re:Did the editor know...this is Google/Android te (242 comments)

Assuming it's caught before spreading and treated aggressively, the 5-year mortatlity rate is about 80%. If I remember correctly, in Steve Jobs' case, it wasn't discovered until it had affected his liver so the year or so that he stuck around was actually a pretty damn good fight.

You have all of that exactly backwards. Steve Jobs lived 8 years after his diagnosis. Jobs had a rare type of pancreatic cancer that grows very slowly and is much easier to treat.

about three weeks ago
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Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant

JeffAtl Re:So they'll just add (249 comments)

You're perfectly free to respond to every single question asked at a checkpoint with "I don't talk to the police, may I leave now?" and there's not a damned thing they can do about it, unless of course you're under the influence.....

And if you do that, they will "suspect" that you are intoxicated and detain you. There's a saying that cops love, "you can beat the rap, but you can't beat the ride."

about a month ago
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Cable Boxes Are the 2nd Biggest Energy Users In Many Homes

JeffAtl Re:Not true (394 comments)

We don't all live in the arctic either.

about a month ago
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Cable Boxes Are the 2nd Biggest Energy Users In Many Homes

JeffAtl Re:pure rubbish (394 comments)

The 140 watt claim wasn't correct either - as the article later states it's "as much as 35 watts".

about a month ago
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Cable Boxes Are the 2nd Biggest Energy Users In Many Homes

JeffAtl Re:Here's an idea... (394 comments)

That's not really a practical option for DVRs as they tend to take a significant time to boot up and initialize. Even non-DVR cable boxes take a long time to update the program listings after being powered off.

about a month ago
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"Eskimo Diet" Lacks Support For Better Cardiovascular Health

JeffAtl Re:Well, there goes... (166 comments)

Meta-studies rarely have any scientific validity though.

about a month ago
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The Ethics Cloud Over Ballmer's $2 Billion B-Ball Buy

JeffAtl Re:So what's the problem here? (398 comments)

How is this in any way a "tax dodge"?

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Joining a Startup As an Older Programmer?

JeffAtl Not a good fit (274 comments)

I need to be home with my family for dinner most nights

A person who needs to be home for dinner most nights it a terrible fit for a startup.

about 3 months ago
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Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance

JeffAtl Re:Useful Idiot (396 comments)

snowden has been careful to release only the things he feels violated the oath he and others took to the U.S. Constitution.

Spying on the Chinese military is unconstitutional?

about 3 months ago
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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

JeffAtl Re:Profits (336 comments)

Where were GM and Ford's cars built?

about 3 months ago
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Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

JeffAtl Re:Low even for Slashdot (313 comments)

Maybe you should actually read my post. I clearly stated that I thought that both parties are clowns.

about 3 months ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

JeffAtl Re:I'll believe it (270 comments)

Many websites only work well on IE - especially some internal corporate ones.

about 3 months ago
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Under the Chassis: A Look At Tesla's Battery Shield

JeffAtl Re:Was it really Tesla's problem? (152 comments)

You found one - a legacy 1 bedroom home in an exclusive older neighborhood. The GP, said that in the south it was common.

Regardless, the what you pointed out is not what OP was referring to.

about 3 months ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

JeffAtl Re:He's right! (581 comments)

Why not train the coal miners to be doctors, lawyers, engineers, airline pilots or architects?

about 3 months ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

JeffAtl Re:He's right! (581 comments)

Bloomberg is not referring to any particular coal miner, he's referring to them as a whole.

about 3 months ago

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