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Companies That Don't Understand Engineers Don't Respect Engineers

PRMan Re:That seems fair (371 comments)

Most engineers are risk-averse. You said as much in your post. But many businesses succeed by risk. Getting something unfinished out there before the competitor often wins the day, and 99% of engineers wouldn't do it.

about two weeks ago
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Companies That Don't Understand Engineers Don't Respect Engineers

PRMan Re:Business decisions (371 comments)

If they gave the engineer a cut of the profits, I'm certain they would make the correct choice every time.

about two weeks ago
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Companies That Don't Understand Engineers Don't Respect Engineers

PRMan Re:Database? (371 comments)

That's why they invented varchar(MAX) amirite?

about two weeks ago
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Switching Game Engines Halfway Through Development

PRMan Re:Rise of the middlemen (127 comments)

Yeah, let's spend a month rewriting our code so that we don't have to pay 2 days' wages as a fee...

about two weeks ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

PRMan Re:inb4 (200 comments)

It is overdiagnosed. I've seen kids with ADHD that can sit and play a videogame for 3 hours. They can watch a full-length movie no problem. But when it's time for homework or school, they "can't focus". THOSE kids DO NOT have ADHD.

And then I've seen kids that can't do any of those things. Every 5 minutes they HAVE to do something different. They can't watch a 30-minute TV show. Those are the real cases and need medication.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Black Tuesday Patches Bring Blue Screens of Death

PRMan Re:Fortunately there is Linux.... (179 comments)

When my Ford car broke down, who is going to pay me for the time it took me to take it to the repair shop and rent a car? Nobody.

about two weeks ago
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Transparent Fish Lead to Stem Cell Research Breakthrough

PRMan Re:Embreyonic stem sells (33 comments)

They've never been better.

about two weeks ago
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Murder Suspect Asked Siri Where To Hide a Dead Body

PRMan Really? (160 comments)

EVERYONE has asked Siri this question. It went viral in the first days of Siri. Even my 14 year old daughter has done it and the image is passed around to everyone.

about two weeks ago
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Fugitive Child Sex Abuser Caught By Face-Recognition Technology

PRMan Plot Twist (232 comments)

Plot Twist: Kevin Hodges isn't the guy. He just looks like him. Oh well, he's going to prison for life for looking like a child predator. (Hopefully there are safeguards against this.)

about two weeks ago
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Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution

PRMan Re:Are You Kidding? (541 comments)

In Europe, being smart enough to survive long, cold winters was valued. This took brains.

In Africa, hunting wild animals allowed you to survive. This took moves and brawn.

In China, politicking allowed you to survive. This takes careful study and business sense.

It's not surprising that people survived according to their environments.

(And...I'll probably get crucified for this...)

about two weeks ago
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The Hidden Cost of Your New Xfinity Router

PRMan Re:Crapfinity (224 comments)

How? I mean, I'm surprised you're not still on the phone.

about three weeks ago
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Fooling a Mercedes Into Autonomous Driving With a Soda Can

PRMan Re:Obvious (163 comments)

Actually, it handles letting other drivers in as long as they don't cut you off dangerously. It's actually quite good as slowing for reckless drivers as well (say they cut across 3 lanes in front of you, the car will slow down appropriately).

about three weeks ago
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Fooling a Mercedes Into Autonomous Driving With a Soda Can

PRMan Re:Obvious (163 comments)

Actually, I have the adaptive cruise control without the lane keeping and it knows to slow down when cornering.

about three weeks ago
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Fooling a Mercedes Into Autonomous Driving With a Soda Can

PRMan Re:Obvious (163 comments)

"They've had adaptive cruise control for a long time now that will slow you down so that you don't rear-end anyone in front of you. In theory, you can set it at your favorite speed, and then ignore the foot pedals until you reach your exit. I haven't used it, so I don't know if it handles stop-and-go traffic jams or things like that."

I have a 2014 CLA and it works. I have gotten on a freeway, set it to 80 and never touched the pedals for over 50 miles.

As far as what it won't handle, my car won't handle extreme braking, getting cut off badly or a car that is stopped completely (doesn't see it at all). Other than that, even in slow and go driving it works perfectly (if it stops completely you have to tap the gas to go again).

about three weeks ago
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"BadUSB" Exploit Makes Devices Turn "Evil"

PRMan Leverage (205 comments)

And everyone said that when Hardison would program USB sticks to type stuff and send all the data back to headquarters when they just plugged it in a computer that it was not real. It turns out he was just ahead of everyone else.

about a month ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

PRMan Re:Just get a case (544 comments)

I used to feel like I wanted a real keyboard. But after getting used to Swype, I'll never go back.

about a month ago
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US States Edge Toward Cryptocoin Regulation

PRMan Re:Regulationzzzzzzzzz... (172 comments)

Actually, many marijuana dispensaries, fireworks businesses, gun businesses, casino owners, etc. can all be legal businesses that banks will close your account immediately if they find out what you are doing. Bitcoin could be very helpful for these types of accounts.

about a month ago
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New Toyota Helps You Yell At the Kids

PRMan Insensitive... (205 comments)

Slashdotters don't have wives let alone kids, you insensitive clod.

about a month ago
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Chicago Red Light Cameras Issue Thousands of Bogus Tickets

PRMan Re:Looks ok to me (229 comments)

Well, since you're an A/C, you must not be significant... Let's start with you.

about a month ago

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PRMan PRMan writes  |  more than 7 years ago

PRMan writes "TGDaily reports that Sony is coming out with a new "unbreakable" security measure for CE devices called CLEFIA. One can only imagine what new horrors Sony has in store for trouncing the Fair Use rights of its customers, while protecting the interests of the MAFIAA.

Also, one can only speculate how little time before this expensive, unbreakable encryption method falls to enterprising young programmers..."

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