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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

ModernGeek Re:CDC guilty of correlation == causation (291 comments)

We're also modest, which you can see by the parent comment's "Funny" moderation.

Slashdot: Modest, smartest, and best-looking.

about a week ago

Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

ModernGeek Re: Where are these photos? (336 comments)

When will people reach out to the public and let them know the benefits of F/OSS? Had they been running OpenBSD this would have never been an issue as they would have never gotten the camera to mount.

about two weeks ago

IBM Gearing Up Mega Power 8 Servers For October Launch

ModernGeek Re:Workstations ? (113 comments)

Yeah, while the demand may be high right now because of large, existing customers, the ones working out of their homes, working out of small labs, and running small businesses (think of apple's roots) will eventually be the ones moving on to the larger challenges, and start working with medium-sized and then fortune-500 businesses.

Unless IBM thinks that people that come from big money, big data, and big education (think of uber) will be the ones to contend in this area.

This is classic IBM, and it will probably never go anywhere. If it does, it will be replaced by someone with the same vision as them, a tall wall between small and enterprise-grade businesses, people, education, and money. Who can blame them? It's very profitable.

about three weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

ModernGeek Re:I don't know how they pay (509 comments)

$500 / hr to the contractor with all of the equipment, $12 / hr to the illegal immigrant they put through the classes.

You're right, it does pay well!

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

ModernGeek Re: Murphy says no. (265 comments)

This guy probably is the tech but is wanting to spend more time with his family or something.

Probably settled down too fast and can't get a better job now. My advice: don't settle down and quit using your wife and children as excuses for your career failures because they'll grow to hate you for it.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

ModernGeek Schedule some days as offset days (265 comments)

You just need to schedule some of your days as offset days. Work from 4pm to midnight some days so that you can get some work done when others aren't around. Some days require you being around people, some days command you be alone.

Or you can just work 16hour days like the rest of us and wear it with a badge of honor.

If you are your own boss and do this, you can earn enough money to take random weeks off from work with little to no notice so that you can travel the world, and do some recruiting while doing it so that you can write the expenses off on the company.

about 2 months ago

My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

ModernGeek Re:Incandescent will be best for the environment. (278 comments)

I agree about the mercury in CFLs but how do you think most solar cells are made? ... They are made using "dirty semiconductor fabs." So what would you rather make with the dirty semiconductor fab, a little square mm LEDs or square meters of solar cells? Also, no one uses lead anymore.

and the alternative to the solar panels on the roof are nuclear reactors, coal power plants, or hydroelectric dams. You tell me which is going to impact the environment the most when you look at the total cost of operation from afar like that.

about 2 months ago

$500k "Energy-Harvesting" Kickstarter Scam Unfolding Right Now

ModernGeek Re:so how is Kickstarter not liable? (448 comments)

3.5 Pass the bar exam.

You still have to sit through law school pretty much everywhere now. No more passing the bar and becoming an attorney. I've looked at this, changing it would be hard. Considering sitting through law school, but I'd rather not if it could be avoided. Just remember, if your small business is incorporated, it is a person, and you can't represent another person in court. One lawsuit could ruin your company and you'd be stuck watching the ship go down, trying to fight for it would be futile as you'd just be thrown out of the courtroom.

about 3 months ago

Credit Card Breach At P.F. Chang's

ModernGeek Re:Cash and checks (117 comments)

Checks are more insecure than credit cards...

about 3 months ago

New Car Can Lean Into Curves, Literally

ModernGeek Re: Gimmick (243 comments)

People that drive these cars only keep them a few years, depending on the length of the lease.

about 3 months ago

SpaceX To Present Manned Dragon Capsule

ModernGeek Re:The US will of course forbid this (128 comments)

Musk is actually a huge Obama supporter, and Obama has been seen talking to, giving praise to, and visiting with Elon Musk. SpaceX and Elon Musk have been a huge part of the Obama Space Strategy. Any anti-obama sentiment comes from the ending of Republican-politican-approved programs, such as the Space Shuttle through companies like ATK and Boeing.

about 4 months ago

The World's Worst Planes: Aircraft Designs That Failed

ModernGeek Re:Does not matter (209 comments)

Yeah, you can't make a list like that without this one on it. Like they say in the aviation industry: If it looks right, it files right. Probably why Boeing lost to Lockheed for the X-35 contract. Even if it had worked, we would have been the laughing stock of the world when they saw that and said, "Ah, the Americans are here."

about 4 months ago

Are Habitable Exoplanets Bad News For Humanity?

ModernGeek Re:Author doesn't understand Fermi's Paradox (608 comments)

Another scenario would be that they are using types of communication that are unbeknownst to us, be it Neutrinos or some sort of "subspace" FTL communication.

about 5 months ago

Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

ModernGeek Re:Talk is cheap (313 comments)

The companies with these proposals need to send some of their men to the United States so that they may learn how to lobby a government.

about 5 months ago

Wi-Fi Problems Dog Apple-Samsung Trial

ModernGeek Laziness (80 comments)

This system should have never been designed to be used over a wireless network.

about 5 months ago

Nest Halts Sales of Smart Fire Alarm After Discovering Dangerous Flaw

ModernGeek Re:Does everything need to be smart? (128 comments)

Yeah, but the WiFi Router is going to be plugged into a telephone, coax, or fiber line that is just as vulnerable to being cut.

about 5 months ago

Should Patients Have the Option To Not Know Their DNA?

ModernGeek Re:Op Out Knowledge? (157 comments)

Say that to any child currently attending a state-mandated educational institution.

about 6 months ago


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