Mycroft_514 (701676) writes "I entered the following comment, and got slammed by other readers for it. In actuality, I know a hell of a lot more about this particular story than they do. The moderation was wrong, as were all three responses, as was most of the story.
You can go over to www.perverted-justice.com and get the full story. Whomever presented the story is wrong, the fact of the matter is that under US law, the site WAS illegal, and further, a second provider is ALREADY taking down the site after it moved.
This is why a moderated system such as you have sometimes doesn't work.
Finally, one of the reasons I know so much about this particular story is that the person who sat next to me at work for the last 2-3 years was arrested in a sting set up by perverted justice. He got to star on Dateline. You can bet I checked out how they operate VERY carefully at that point. My facts come from their story on this issue, not from that article you posted, which was slanted in the favor of the pedophiles.
I have found my interest in/. declining over time, and it is things like this that make me doubt your future." top
Mycroft_514 (701676) writes "Ok, thanks to a merger, I am left with a problem Slashdot can help with. I just started a "new" job,with the following effects:
1. All my vacation is gone
2. I received a $5K check as I was leaving the old job.
What to spend it on?
Ok, to stop some of the obvious:
1. All the credit cards are already paid off
2. I already have a dive vacation scheduled for Jan / Feb — a liveaboard trip to Belize — with "other" money
3. I already have a 3.6 GHZ laptop, with no current need to upgrade
4. I do not need to upgrade either car
5. My home is 7.2 miles to the front door of the new job.
The only rules are: I am not giving the money to someone just because they ask, and nothing that requires the $5K as a "downpayment" on a loan works for me."
Hi. I am a Database Administrator and Data Analyst for a fortune 10 company.
I have been in this business making a living for over 25 years. During that time I have worked in a *LOT* of different computing environments, including some you may never even had heard of. I have a BS in Computer Science and an MBA.
I am second generation Data Processing (This means that my Dad retired from data processing, after over 30 years before me. It means I grew up with this industry, from when I was old enough to draw on the back of old greenbar paper. I have used punched cards and paper tape to store data and programs. I have programmed in environments where 4K or less was all you had, and where I had a Z/OS machine all to myself, and still pegged it at 100%.)
I am an Eagle Scout, and currently serve at both the Troop and District levels.
I have survived cancer and am currently a type II diabetic.
I am a Scuba Diver, and currently hold the rating of Master Scuba Diver.
I have been married to the same wonderful woman for over 25 years now.
In 2008, I spoke at Meta Data DAMA and I spoke at IDUG.
In 2008, I participated in creating one of IBM's DB2 certification tests.
IBM Certified Database Associate -- DB2 9 Fundamentals IBM Certified System Administrator - DB2 9 for z/OS