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By the Numbers: The Highest-Paying States For Tech Professionals

Monkey-Man2000 Re:Flash? (131 comments)

Don't mind him. Just sounds jealous to me and didn't realize there was other good opportunities outside his myopic bubble.

yesterday
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By the Numbers: The Highest-Paying States For Tech Professionals

Monkey-Man2000 Re:The most useful dice.com site in a long time (131 comments)

Maybe some of the programmers who worked on that page could fix this mess? Yeah it's far from the greatest page in the history of the interwebs but it is more functional than this one. I'll bet its administrators are more responsive to user feedback as well.

That's because this site is just designed to feed clicks to their real bread and butter. Now keep clicking over there peon.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?

Monkey-Man2000 Re:So, the problem is.. (296 comments)

Well, if you're billing hourly you can probably craft your own damn curly braces from scratch, and profit, but you're probably ripping off your customers by doing so, and you risk being forced out of the market by the guy with the site generator who can knock a zero off your price.

My emphasis. This is exactly what the OP is running into and he/she sounds like a buggy manufacturer in the age of automobiles. However, at least they recognize they need to finally learn some new tools after becoming too expensive for their clients if they want to stay in business. Hence the lazy Ask Slashdot question. I say "lazy" because they just need to do their homework since only they know what their needs are.

3 days ago
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Moot Retires From 4chan

Monkey-Man2000 Re:It is hard not to associate this with 8chan (182 comments)

"Very few places" here being slashdot, youtube, reddit, twitter, and pretty much everywhere else on the internet...

You can't get modded into oblivion on 4chin, just drowned out by the sea of other people shitposting. It's more like the old days of /. where everyone browsed at 0 with the GNAA, hot grits, goatse, etc. except turned up >11.

3 days ago
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Study: Belief That Some Fields Require "Brilliance" May Keep Women Out

Monkey-Man2000 Re:take my wife... please (218 comments)

FYI Mods, parent is not a troll, just European (Scandinavian I assume).

about two weeks ago
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Your High School Wants You To Install Snapchat

Monkey-Man2000 Re:Fuck off Bennett (156 comments)

I agree but unfortunately /. (or more specifically Dice) doesn't care about usability (have you seen Beta?), they only care about page views/eyes on ads.

Yes, Beta looks like ass. However, I serendipitously discovered recently that Beta is the only way to view slashdot on my mobile and for some reason it browses comments at 0 or below. The "happy" consequence of that is that I got to see more of the trolls than I'm accustomed to on the classic site through my computer, and I didn't know the goatse and gnaa trolls were still around. That fondly reminded me of the good-old days of shitdot.

IMHO a Greasemonkey userscript would be one way* to allow users to more easily avoid BH posts completely and help get the message to Dice that we don't want these steaming piles of elephant shit. * I'd be happy to consider other methods such as native plugins or whatever...

This guy looks like they're on to something.

about two weeks ago
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Your High School Wants You To Install Snapchat

Monkey-Man2000 Re:Fuck off Bennett (156 comments)

Surely something could be done with GreaseMonkey, but /. should just fix their site so we don't have to install extra crap to make it usable.

about two weeks ago
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Your High School Wants You To Install Snapchat

Monkey-Man2000 Re:i knew it was Bennett (156 comments)

I could tell when there was no discernible link to news in the frontpage 'story', and it had the ominous 'Read on for the rest'.

Hey Bennett! Can you tell us the pricing terms to use /. for your own personal blog? I might want to get in on the action.

about two weeks ago
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Lawrence Krauss On Scientists As Celebrities: Good For Science?

Monkey-Man2000 Re:Say what? (227 comments)

Why is this modded informative? It is neither informative or even interesting. I guess mods are back on crack like the good old days.

about two weeks ago
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Vast Nazi Facility Uncovered In Austria; Purported A-Bomb Development Site

Monkey-Man2000 Re:Hitler and the NAZIs were so stupid. (292 comments)

When was the last time you saw President Obama anywhere, without a half Marine Brigade protecting him . . . ?

What's your point? How many assassinations, or attempted assassinations, have recent leaders of Germany experienced?

about three weeks ago
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DC Entertainment Bringing Batman Experience To Gear VR and Oculus Rift

Monkey-Man2000 Re:Batcave of the 90's show? (20 comments)

Or are they referring to a cartoon?

From TFS: "Batman: The Animated Series", so yes.

about 4 months ago
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Tesla Releases Electric Car Patents To the Public

Monkey-Man2000 Re:Trust but verify (211 comments)

This is a very good point and excellent support for your point is the experience Google had with Sun Microsystems and now Oracle regarding the Android/Java technology. Last I heard Oracle had won the argument that an API is copyrightable in front of a judge and that Google owes them money; it must be in appeal because I didn't recall hearing that Google actually paid out yet. A key difference, of course, is that this is patents and Oracle was mostly arguing copyright I believe. And I believe Google's main defense was that the last CEO at Sun supported their usage (notwithstanding the fact that an API should NOT be copyrightable to begin with!).

about 7 months ago
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Tesla Releases Electric Car Patents To the Public

Monkey-Man2000 Re:Trust but verify (211 comments)

test1

about 7 months ago
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Apple Confirms Purchase of Beats For $3 Billion

Monkey-Man2000 Re:Only in America (188 comments)

The DJ responsible for "Fuck Tha Police" just made a billion dollars. I love it.

Now he can write a song called "Fuck Tha [Apple] Shareholders"...

about 8 months ago
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Static Electricity Defies Simple Explanation

Monkey-Man2000 Re:it's explained in the study (86 comments)

Well, I think it's pretty well known that you're more likely to shock yourself from static electricity in low humidity conditions (I haven't RTFA so will have to see how this observation jibes with the study). I always assumed it was because when there is higher water density in the air that charges are more evenly distributed in a room while in lower humidity charged surfaces are more isolated and when you touch something you make a conduit and feel the shock.

about 8 months ago
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London Black Cabs Threaten Chaos To Stop Uber

Monkey-Man2000 Re:Buggy whips (417 comments)

FYI, this is fundamentally to protect customers. For example, this and this were recently reported as occurring in Paris by illegals cabbies.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?

Monkey-Man2000 Re:You don't hear about the failures (390 comments)

True, and many people are not born with entrepreneurial skills either (but some learn early and we'll say they were born for it) -- most people need to learn these types of things through work or education. Those averse to learning them, or encouraged(/discouraged) by comments like yours, will surely fail as they think they can't learn to be an entrepreneur to begin with. Did Walt Disney think of himself primarily as an entrepreneur, or just an animator that wanted to get shit done? The end effect was the same, he was an animator AND an entrepreneur but he needed no special training, or novel built-in talent, to distinguish the two. That's my point. The GP post pointed out he knew some of his faults were in his industry connections; IMO, that's the first lessons to be learned toward an entrepreneurial future and GP learned some hard but good lessons IMO. Why not start an industry? We need more of those things states-side I think...

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?

Monkey-Man2000 Re:You don't hear about the failures (390 comments)

I guess I just don't get why you wouldn't try bettering your community with starting a new local industry (the US needs more job-makers after all!)-- that said, being a teacher is certainly admirable as I would like to be one, and that betters the community in nonlinear ways like creating a business. But there are are a surplus of students in the US and not enough JOBS, so the ability to be able to deliver an _actual_product_, produced locally, is a big deal IMO, and a big deal for your locale (and would be for your local government FYI)...

From your brief comments, you could shepherd that, and even Pixar and Disney(!) started small.... Just saying... There's probably more going in your life than you let on I would hazard a guess, like family or something, and I understand if that's the case, because they can distract from the IDEAL career-choices... And I suppose the IDEAL career-choice, was not a recent option for you, because you (like many) have had practical considerations to think of... Cheers though, for sharing your story!

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?

Monkey-Man2000 Re:You don't hear about the failures (390 comments)

Fair enough, but big cities started as small towns too. I.e., you could still start a studio if you find some good people and you might be surprised what skilled people (like you) live in your neighborhood, and if you were very good in the local endeavors, you would probably attract more to the locale.

LOL, I just realized, my comment was directly influenced by the fact I've been reading the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin this week -- good book btw, a bit rambling as he was mostly an old fogey as he says up-front, but I should have read it when I was much younger I think, because he has really good advice for getting shit done (both personally and in the community). :)

about 9 months ago

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Jailbreaking cell phones does not break the DMCA

Monkey-Man2000 Monkey-Man2000 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Monkey-Man2000 (603495) writes "After the EFF petitioned the Library of Congress' Copyright Office to investigate whether jailbreaking phones (particularly iPhones) violated the DMCA, it has ruled that jailbreaking is "innocuous at worst and beneficial at best," as indicated here. Apple has responded that jailbreaking still can violate your warranty, that you are more prone to malware after jailbreaking, that they may refuse service of your iPhone, and it can void the EULA. Perhaps also of interest, the Copyright Office ruled that remixing videos from DVDs does not violate the DMCA and is fair use. The full decision also includes an updated list of fair use provisions that do not violate the DMCA."
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