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LinkedIn Study: US Attracting Fewer Educated, Highly Skilled Migrants

LordNimon Re:Perspective (319 comments)

To me, "high six-figure income" implies more than $500K.

2 days ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

LordNimon Is Tomb Raider sexist? (641 comments)

Some people would say the Tomb Raider games are sexist, because of the way Lara Croft is modeled. But she's a strong, indepedent, intelligent, and very capable individual. I think she's a great role model for my 12-year-old daughter. If I buy the next Tomb Raider game for her, will I be labeled sexist?

about two weeks ago
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Austin Airport Tracks Cell Phones To Measure Security Line Wait

LordNimon Re:Who cares (168 comments)

Don't you mean active scans? It's not necessary to broadcast your MAC address in order to find Wifi access points. A passive scan just waits until it receives all the beacons. Since beacons are transmitted every 100ms, I never understood the need for active scans.

about a month ago
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Google Fiber To Launch In Austin, Texas In December

LordNimon Re:I live in the Northeast part of Austin... (88 comments)

I feel for you, dude. I lived in NE Austin for 12 years, but last year I moved to NW Austin. We just got sick and tired of being ignored by the city. I hope the new district plan will improve things for you. My suggestion is that you really pester your district representative as much as you can to improve things.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?

LordNimon Re:Does Swift work on older iOS versions? (316 comments)

In that case, this is one good reason to use Obj-C instead of Swift: to support older iOS devices that cannot upgrade to iOS 7. I have an iPad 1 that is stuck at iOS 5.1. If Apple had a good trade-in program, I would use it.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?

LordNimon Re:Does Swift work on older iOS versions? (316 comments)

Are you sure about that? My understanding is that new/updated apps must be "optimized" for iOS 7, but they can still run on older versions.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?

LordNimon Does Swift work on older iOS versions? (316 comments)

I'm also about to learn iOS programming. If I write an app in Swift, what is the oldest version of iOS that it will run on?

about a month ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

LordNimon Re:Oh good (907 comments)

Maybe I missed the part of the article where the car explodes if you are late.

Grave bodily injury? If the car doesn't start?

Yes, you did miss something:

One woman in Nevada said her car was shut down while she was driving on the freeway.

about 2 months ago
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Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State

LordNimon Re:Federal Overreach (156 comments)

no one should have to sell their product through a middleman.

Tell that to Section 2 of the 21st Amendment.

about 2 months ago
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School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

LordNimon Re:https://www.mylunchmoney.com (231 comments)

I would rather have that, than to have my son fingerprinted.

about 2 months ago
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Coffee Naps Better For Alertness Than Coffee Or Naps Alone

LordNimon 20 minute nap? (133 comments)

It takes me 20 minutes to fall asleep normally, even when I haven't had any caffeine. Not only that, but I would need to take my contact lenses out first.

about 3 months ago
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Nasty Business: How To Drain Competitors' Google AdWords Budgets

LordNimon Re:Simple, block all ads (97 comments)

The business model exists as a business expense and therefore exists to reduce the companies tax liability.

That is the dumbest thing I've heard all year.

about 4 months ago
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Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

LordNimon Re:From the Phoronix site: (349 comments)

I'm a Qualcomm employee working on the Linux kernel. Qualcomm has a very thorough vetting process for publishing open source code. I would have to see the file in question to be sure, but it appears that someone in Qualcomm messed up and allowed that C file to be published. It probably should have had the Proprietary line deleted, although I have a suspicion that the file was copied from some actual proprietary code and should never have been submitted.

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Confirms Disconnecting Kinect Gives Devs 10% More GPU Horsepower

LordNimon Re:Controllers for PC? (174 comments)

That is interesting given that my brother and my cousin - both big into gaming - use PC-style controls with their Xbox because they feel it gives them an edge over users of the Xbox controller.

This doesn't make any sense. There are no PC-style controllers that work on an Xbox. You can plug in a keyboard and a mouse, but they work very poorly on an Xbox. Now, there are third-party controllers that have some enhancements (extra buttons in different locations, etc). But I would not call them "PC-style" controllers.

about 6 months ago
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Scott Adams's Plan For Building Giant Energy-Generating Pyramids

LordNimon Grammar (107 comments)

It's Adams', not Adams's. How could you not know that?

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Joining a Startup As an Older Programmer?

LordNimon Just say it isn't about your age (274 comments)

rent-a-limo-and-go-clubbing night, weekends in Tahoe, Burning Man, in-office happy hour

I'm 44 now, and I have never wanted to go to Burning man. A weekend in Tahoe might be okay. In-office happy hours, however, are just a gathering with your co-workers for about an hour in a conference room with free food and beer. Almost all of the companies I've worked for (of all sizes) have people of all ages, and these happy hours were a nice, quick break. I wouldn't fear them.

I honestly think you won't have a problem fitting in. Being the only person to show up early in the morning without a hangover might be to your advantage, anyway.

about 7 months ago
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Tech People Making $100k a Year On the Rise, Again

LordNimon Re:Its a TRAP! (193 comments)

Yes, you're absolutely right! Austin sucks! Please don't move here.

about 7 months ago

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