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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

LordNimon Re:Contact info for the relevant human garbage (777 comments)

Mod the parent up. I sent an email to the principal telling him of my disgust and that he should resign. I suggest everyone else do the same (just avoid foul language and threats).

2 days ago

Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Cartel Went Beyond a Few Tech Firms

LordNimon I wish I were oppressed (137 comments)

Apparently, none of the companies I've ever worked for were on that list, because I'm hounded by clueless recruiters every week.

about three weeks ago

Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs

LordNimon Re:What about OS/2? (367 comments)

OS/2 typically could not handle the hardware upgrade necessary for the required audio.

Can you explain this further? I worked on OS/2 multimedia back in the day, and it is more than capable of handling all kinds of audio requirements.

about a month ago

Austin Has Highest Salaries For Tech Workers, After Factoring In Cost of Living

LordNimon Re:Allergies are a big issue in Austin (285 comments)

Are you sure you don't suffer from it? One symptom of Cedar Fever is the inability to spell words correctly.

about a month ago

IBM Begins Layoffs, Questions Arise About Pact With New York

LordNimon Why bother? (182 comments)

Frankly, I'll never understand why anyone would apply for a job at IBM, unless he's already desperate. Here in Austin, I know plenty of people who have left IBM over the past few years, most of them willingly. I don't know anyone who has joined IBM in the last 10 years.

about 2 months ago

UK Government Proposes Rules To Allow 'Three-Parent Embryos'

LordNimon Re:How DARE you propose NOT to allow this? (146 comments)

Is the proposed law limited to mitochondrial DNA? And even if it is, how long before that restriction is lifted in another law? Once you start down this road, there's no going back. The end result is obvious: a world like Gattaca, where every unborn child will need his DNA tampered just to get a job.

about 2 months ago

Apple Drops Snow Leopard Security Updates, Doesn't Tell Anyone

LordNimon Re:Is anyone actually stuck on Snow Leopard? (241 comments)

I still run Snow Leopard, because I still have a few PowerPC applications that I don't want to update.

about 2 months ago

More Bad News For the F-35

LordNimon Re:Waste of money (401 comments)

Government sets the requirements, industry meets them.


delivered F-35 jets with 50 percent or less of the software capabilities

Apparently, industry cannot meet the requirements.

about 3 months ago

Amazon: We Can Ship Items Before Customers Order

LordNimon When will then be now? (243 comments)

Colonel Sandurz: Try here. Stop.
Dark Helmet: What the hell am I looking at? When does this happen in the movie?
Colonel Sandurz: Now. You're looking at now, sir. Everything that happens now, is happening now.
Dark Helmet: What happened to then?
Colonel Sandurz: We passed then.
Dark Helmet: When?
Colonel Sandurz: Just now. We're at now now.
Dark Helmet: Go back to then.
Colonel Sandurz: When?
Dark Helmet: Now.
Colonel Sandurz: Now?
Dark Helmet: Now.
Colonel Sandurz: I can't.
Dark Helmet: Why?
Colonel Sandurz: We missed it.
Dark Helmet: When?
Colonel Sandurz: Just now.
Dark Helmet: When will then be now?
Colonel Sandurz: Soon.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Suggestions For a Simple Media Server?

LordNimon Re:WD TV Live plays almost everything (420 comments)

I also love my WD TV Live. I don't need to use Handbrake any more -- anything I rip to an MKV (either DVD or Blu-ray) works great as-is. Any video I've ever downloaded from the Internet also works as-is.

about 3 months ago

BlackBerry Posts $4.4 Billion Loss, Will Outsource To Foxconn

LordNimon They should make NSA-proof phones (141 comments)

Imagine if they made phones where all communications are encrypted, and all of the encryption keys are stored on the phone itself. Throw in a Tor-like network to scatter packets, and make it so that unencrypted data never goes through Blackberry's networks or servers. Make it so that it's impossible for anyone to find out who is communicating with whom, and the phones will sell like hotcakes.

about 4 months ago

US Spying Costs Boeing Military Jet Deal With Brazil

LordNimon Re:No No! Re:Boohoo (439 comments)

Actually, there are three groups of people: those who know how to count,and those who don't. I know what group I belong to.

about 4 months ago

Roku Finally Adds YouTube To Its Iconic Media Player

LordNimon Re:What I would prefer... (80 comments)

Try the WD TV Live. I have one, and it's awesome. Plays MKV files ripped straight from a Blu-Ray.

As for Netflix, there appears to be some kind of DNS problem with some devices. I had to set my router to to get my TV to work. Setting the DNS on the TV to was not good enough. I suspect it's a conspiracy between Samsung and Google.

about 3 months ago

Investor Lawsuit Blames NSA For $12B Loss In IBM Value

LordNimon Re:Let Me Get This Straight (204 comments)

Maybe they're suing IBM for allowing a clandestine operation to affect their stock price?

about 4 months ago

The Brains of Men and Women Are 'Wired Differently'

LordNimon Re:Great.... (509 comments)

female brains are designed to facilitate communication between analytical and intuitive processing modes.

This sounds to me like women are wired to be better at STEM fields than men.

about 4 months ago

Code.org: More Money For CS Instructors Who Teach More Girls

LordNimon Re:There is no "shortfall". (381 comments)

Maybe your 4 month contract requirement is weeding out the good coders that don't want to give up a full-time job for a 4 month test that may leave them without a job if they don't live up to some hard to quantify metric of "good enough".

Exactly. I'm a senior software developer that's never had a problem being employed. Why would I quit my current job to take a risk with a short-term contract? Will I get full benefits during these four months?

about 5 months ago

Microsoft Customers Hit With New Wave of Fake Tech Support Calls

LordNimon My dad fell for this one (201 comments)

No one (least of all him) can explain why he thought it was legit, especially considering how paranoid he is about securing his data. I had to spend a large chunk of my vacation reformatting and re-installing everything on his computer.

about 5 months ago

Nearly 1 In 4 Adults Surf the Web While Driving

LordNimon Re:I do this (365 comments)

If you're car is not moving, then technically you're not driving. Granted, the DUI laws disagree, but common sense does not.

about 5 months ago

Aging Linux Kernel Community Is Looking For Younger Participants

LordNimon Re:Well, I'll tell you why I'm not interested.. (332 comments)

I've been working on the Linux kernel for 10 years with numerous commits upstream, and I've never communicated with Linus.

about 5 months ago


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