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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

JustNiz Baloney (391 comments)

>> CEOs want employees with liberal arts degrees, because those graduates have critical thinking skills.

Liberal arts = critical thinking? lol thats funny....And people with CS, maths or hard science degrees are not naturally inclined to think as logically right?

What they ACTUALLY mean is they want more fuzzy-thinking compliant Yes-men, not engineers that actually know their shit and easily spot it when some middle-manager says something that makes no logical sense.

3 days ago
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To prepare for a coronal mass ejection, I ...

JustNiz Re:How about sharing legitimate advice? (151 comments)

To melt foil would be one SERIOUS EMP. The likelyhood of such an EMP is vanishingly small, and if it ever did happen, you would have a lot more serious issues than whether your porn survived.

3 days ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

JustNiz Re:I wonder (352 comments)

On that basis you could argue that a formula 1 racecar would be a good car to do the weekly shopping in, just because it has a steering wheel, an engine, and 4 wheels, just like every other car.

4 days ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

JustNiz Re:I wonder (352 comments)

Of course I know what a macBook is. Thanks to it being waaay overpriced and having relatively dismal hardware specs, and also being locked into a proprietary Apple universe, I practically don't even consider it a laptop at all, let alone anything I would actually want to give money for.

about a week ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

JustNiz Muppets (222 comments)

"Early Adopter" is clearly the new name for "Sheep-like moron".

about a week ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

JustNiz I wonder (352 comments)

I wonder how much money Microsoft will continue to throw at phones, and how many times they will keeping releasing new phones that don't sell before they finally accept that no-one actually likes Widows or trusts Microsoft any more, and that the only reason we use Windows at all is because you can't buy a laptop without it and most of us just have to put up with it at work.

about a week ago
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To prepare for a coronal mass ejection, I ...

JustNiz Re:How about sharing legitimate advice? (151 comments)

Just wrap it in foil.

Several inches of steel is no better than a sheet of foil in being a faraday cage.

about a week ago
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Why Google Is Pushing For a Web Free of SHA-1

JustNiz I don't care. (108 comments)

My website will be fine since it uses ROT-13.

about two weeks ago
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GM To Introduce Hands-Free Driving In Cadillac Model

JustNiz Re:will it make an ethical choice? (185 comments)

what decision will the car make?
will i be happy to allow it to make that decision?
- will i still be happy for it to make that decision if my 2 kids are in the backseat?

All very good questions that no decision-makers are allowing themselves to be seen asking.

To the government none of this will matter, its already a done deal that In a few years this technology will become 24/7 mandatory. Google are already trying hard to get driving controls out of cars totally.
http://www.kurzweilai.net/goog...

Regardless of the fact that nearly all of society does it every day, we will be told by the government that driving is an activity that humans are completely incapable of doing safely (somehow these human shortcomings won't be an issue if you work for the government or have a cop badge), and all the treehuggers will totally agree with all the brainwashing because think of the children.

It wont be long before anybody demonstrating independent thought by trying to take control of the vehicle in any way will be considered as unnecessarily endangering lives and therefore a criminal. Mark my words. The loss of your family due to a bad decision by the car in an accident will be considered as "just unlucky" by most people and you won't be able to do a damn thing about it. Welcome to the Google age.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Denies Systems Breach In Photo Leak

JustNiz Re:At the risk of blaming the victim... (311 comments)

>> I'd imagine that most of them really didn't want that stuff leaked ...Because most normal people tend to put naked pictures of themselves in a cloud somewhere?

>> or they'd just leak them, themselves, in a coordinated manner.

That was exactly my point, that this is actually coordinated.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Denies Systems Breach In Photo Leak

JustNiz Re:At the risk of blaming the victim... (311 comments)

What those celebs are actually thinking is that there's no such thing as bad publicity, especially when backed up with fake self-righteous indignation.

I think its funny that most people still genuinely believe that those celebs really didn't want that stuff leaked.

about two weeks ago
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Why Learning to Code Outweighs a Degree in Computer Science

JustNiz I call bullshit (1 comments)

This article is bullshit.
Many if not most employers *require* a degree before you even get to the interview.
Secondly its not an either-or thing. You can have both a degree and practical skills.

about two weeks ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

JustNiz Re:Nature of tort reform (465 comments)

>> but yeah. Keep on keeping on. It is all fun and games until it is your own daughter or son caught up in that shit.

Acutally my girlfrineds daughter is a Heroin addict so I think I have some perspective here. I know exactly whats going on and I already see the benefits of it being illegal.

about two weeks ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

JustNiz Re:Nature of tort reform (465 comments)

>> "But, but if they did not DO the drugs in the first place, it would not be a problem."

Tada.

>> Carry on with your naivete kind sir. Carry on.

You're just like every other drug user. You all staunchly defend your use of drugs with very colorful and great-sounding arguments that are nonetheless bassd entirely on bollocks.

The bottom line is that drug abuse causes a LOT of problems to individuals and society, far more than any actual benefit. Thats why its illegal.

Why don't we both just carry on the way we are. You keep buying illegal substances from random sources and then putting it straight into your body and I won't. Then lets see which of us lives longer/healthier/better lives.

about three weeks ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

JustNiz Re:Nature of tort reform (465 comments)

>> And if people drink too much then others can get hurt, and if people smoke too much then people can get hurt, and if people go down to the track and go auto racing then people can get hurt, and if people go skiing then people can get hurt, etc, etc, etc.

With the possible exception of very excessive drinking (which is basically just another form of drug abuse), none of those things cause the sort of damage to a family that having a hard drug user in your family does. Trust me on this, I've experienced it first hand.

The fact that drinking is already legal yet alcoholism is still a large problem in society should already show you that the legalisation of a drug isn't a magic bullet to make all the societal problems associated with it suddenly go away.

about three weeks ago
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Munich Council Say Talk of LiMux Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated

JustNiz Obvious solution (190 comments)

>> they mostly seem to concern compatibility with OpenOffice.org

This a problem of their own making, as a direct result of doing an incomplete rollout.

Why are they even continuing to use or even allow Microsoft-proprietary formats in the first place?

The could easily require that anyone submitting documents to them use ODF (or basically any open standard other than Microsoft).

about three weeks ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

JustNiz Re:Here's an idea! (595 comments)

>> How about the complete fucks who make Rohypnol

You do realise that Rohypnol is made by drug companies, is widely used pre-surgery and helps millions of people that suffer with convulsions and insomnia right?

What about those complete fucks that make rope? do you know how many people get tied up against their will or even strangled to death by rope?

about three weeks ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

JustNiz Re:So... what does that mean? (441 comments)

I have interviewed many new grads, and its clear to me that what the American universities are now turning out is a bunch of hyper-specialized grads that only know literally one subject. Because their education is so narrowly focussed they are at least equal to those from non-US universities in that narrow area, but not even slightly as well-rounded otherwise.

I prefer the idea that my university in the UK had, They made a point of explicitly NOT training you for employment, but for a better life. They taught you how to think, not how to memorize 3 key text books and a bunch of jargon.

So what my Uni at least produced was much more rounded people that are much more prepared and continuously adaptable to new challenges even outside their chosen field.

I suppose my question really is: Is getting into some interview room really now the ONLY goal to spending 3 or 4 years or more at university at least in the US? If so that's very sad.

about three weeks ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

JustNiz Re:Nature of tort reform (465 comments)

>> you force the people who want to participate

No one is forcing them to do drugs.

about three weeks ago

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