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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

JustNiz Re: 1980s (194 comments)

Your story is very cool, but you realise that you in no way represent the typical US female right?

For every woman like you there's probably 1000 that can't and don't even want to try to think logically about anything, much less attempt to understand or deal with anything even slightly technical. In fact most seem to think that being interested in tech or even just sci fi is a socially undesireable character flaw.

1 minute ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

JustNiz Re:No, you're wrong. (194 comments)

>> The claim that women are not interested in technology or computing is just false.

No it isn't. All your analogy does is confirm that exceptions exist.

 

about half an hour ago
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Your Online TV Watching Can Now Be Tracked Across Devices

JustNiz Re:All the more reason to get an antenna. (101 comments)

Sorry but I just can't live without my 16 channels of cheezy 90's spanish soap operas and multiple HSN clones :)

Joking aside, OTA kind of is like that at least here in Phoenix. That said cable was no better, which is why I cut it and saved like $60/month, and haven't missed a damn thing.

Thank god for PBS (the one broadcaster apprently not exclusively catering to inbred retards), and mythtv to help filter the rest of the crap.

3 hours ago
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Your Online TV Watching Can Now Be Tracked Across Devices

JustNiz Terminology (101 comments)

As a cable-cutter who primarily gets video as OTA HDTV I for one was confused (for a second) by their use of the term "Digital Video".

What might have been better would be to call it "streaming video" or some such, to better indicate that the article is actually web-specific only.

Also, the "digital" part is pretty much redundant these days anyway, as there is no analog TV anymore (except maybe a few holdouts on cable), so pretty much all video is now digital. Saying "digital video" has basically become analogous to saying "electric TV".

3 hours ago
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Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism

JustNiz What a dumb question (264 comments)

>> is that really so different than leaving it to a corporation with closed source?"

Yes its COMPLETELY different.

Can there be exploitable bugs in open source? Of course. That remains true for all software, open or not. It is incredibly naive to imagine that anyone could effectively predict every potential future use of any product, especially a complex system.

Not only are exploits less likely in opensource in the first place (beacuse of the larger numbers of eyes looking at the code) but detection is faster (same reason) and also patches are released very quickly in community projects. For comparison look at Microsofts ongoing track record on even consciously leaving known exploits unpatched, in comparison to the speed that patches for Heartbleed and Shellshock got pushed out.

Furthermore unlike closed source, it is very unlikely that there could be anything added to an opensource project that is intentionally malicious or even morally questionable, and then remain undetected for long. Apart from anything else, It would be too easy to see which user put it there and make that information public.

about a week ago
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Birth Control Pills Threaten Fish Stocks

JustNiz screw the fish what about us? (147 comments)

At least it has been completely proven to have absolutely no effect on human males. Oh wait...

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

JustNiz There's a much better solution (261 comments)

Track down and punish all the retards that actually buy the stuff advertised by spam.

about a week ago
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Liking Analog Meters Doesn't Make You a Luddite (Video)

JustNiz Re:And... (155 comments)

no but to pull it off you also need to wear a white labcoat, smoke a pipe and have a thing for tweed.

about two weeks ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

JustNiz Re:The sad truth (716 comments)

>> and a couple wishes to start a family, then the woman taking time off is the only option.

Having kids is a life choice, not something that other people should have to enable or even pay for you doing.

Just like every other choice in life, the decision th have kids negative and positive aspects. If you want kids then you need to accept the fact that it will also impact your career/earning potential. People need to get over it.

about two weeks ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

JustNiz Re:The sad truth (716 comments)

...and your belief that there is anything but mostly that in IT is at best very uniformed/naive, but more likely a direct feminazi troll

about two weeks ago
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The flying car I'd like in my garage first:

JustNiz Anything not intended to be a millionaires toy. (151 comments)

Seriously.
Very few of these flying cars ever make it to be actual products, and even then they are all priced and planned to be toys for millionares.

Any realistic flying car concepts need to be fundamentally aimed at the mass market i.e. for average working joes, meaning people that need to commute to/from work every day and can only afford say $50k max to buy it.

about two weeks ago
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The flying car I'd like in my garage first:

JustNiz Re:Parajet Sky Runner (paraglider + dune buggy) (151 comments)

Since it uses a paraglider wing the drag will be massive. The fact that its got a 125HP engine and it maximum airspeed is just 55mph says a lot. ...So as it is VERY inefficient in the air, that means slow flight, short range and very low MPG.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With an Unresponsive Manufacturer Who Doesn't Fix Bugs?

JustNiz Welcome to the new world. (204 comments)

Welcome to the new world.

I am aparently one of the increasingly few Software Engineers that does acutally believe in the overall business benefits of only releasing well-engineered software and not treating your customers like Alpha testers,

As such I am becoming more and more disillusioned about my chances of ever working for a company where all the managers are not just always looking for (and rewarding) ways to push some barely functional piece of badly engineered shit out the door as soon as possible, and only investing effort in coming up with new excuses to ignore customer complaints.

about two weeks ago
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DARPA Delving Into the Black Art of Super Secure Software Obfuscation

JustNiz Re:security through obscurity (124 comments)

by extension then, neither is it completely the right one.

about two weeks ago
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DARPA Delving Into the Black Art of Super Secure Software Obfuscation

JustNiz Re:security through obscurity (124 comments)

>> Being able to reliably make changes to the source code is almost the entire cost of software development.

It sounds like you're suggesting that making the $ cost of doing something not commecially profitable is alone sufficient to be a good security mechansim.

about two weeks ago
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DARPA Delving Into the Black Art of Super Secure Software Obfuscation

JustNiz Re:security through obscurity (124 comments)

wow I hadn't thought of that. If I had mod points you'd get them.

about two weeks ago
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DARPA Delving Into the Black Art of Super Secure Software Obfuscation

JustNiz security through obscurity (124 comments)

I'm amazed that someone who supposedly knows what they are doing would even suggest this.
Program obfuscation is completely the wrong approach. It is just another mechanism that relies on security through obscurity, which has been proven time and again to be a short-term solution at best.
When something is actually secure, it's readability should be irrelevant.

about two weeks ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

JustNiz Another fine example.. (724 comments)

Just another fine example of how Feminists dont want actual gender equality, and how a lot of men have been successfully brainwashed by them and the media to support it anyway.

about three weeks ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

JustNiz Are you even listening to yourself? (554 comments)

Just to run the OS requires 1GB of ram? ...and I'm meant to be impressed with how "small" this is?

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

JustNiz Wrong author. (269 comments)

They should have called it the Orwell system.

about three weeks ago

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