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The SEC Is About To Make Crowdfunding More Expensive

Pirulo Let's not be so naive. (366 comments)

It is done to keep the poor (or middle class) poor. And to make more difficult for them escalating to riches.

about 8 months ago

Soviet Union Spent $1 Billion On "Psychotronic" Arms Race With the US

Pirulo Whereas in the US (230 comments)

We do it with the media

about 9 months ago

Is a Postdoc Worth it?

Pirulo cost benefit (233 comments)

If you are asking /. you might not be convinced, or worse, not passionate about it.
What other thing you desire or better yet, you really need, can be attained with the same amount of money, time and sacrifice that you'd pour in a postdoc?
Most people do not realize there's better ways to invest in time, money and sacrifice.
Some need to pay for the education and be chased with deadlines to learn and/or get something done.
If you must go for formal education, I personally find more benefit in studying something new I don't have a remote clue about.

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop a Debt Collection Scam From Targeting You?

Pirulo Install your own PBX (497 comments)

For a while (until the computer died) I used to run an Asterix server at home.
It let me do all sorts of call management, white-listing, black-listing, special automated menus, (you can even program an infinite looped one for them).
Call bridging, and petty much anything you'd like to do with an incoming call.
You'll need at least an old PC and one card to plug the phone line in.

about 10 months ago

Online Car Retailer Launching Nation's First Car "Vending Machine"

Pirulo Caveat (99 comments)

it will be programmed by car salesmen

about 10 months ago

Withhold Passwords From Your Employer, Go To Jail?

Pirulo Re:Exactly right (599 comments)

Not quite. The guy was as well the pin maker and pin administrator. So disabling your pin would be akin to rendering the door lock unusable.

about 10 months ago

Withhold Passwords From Your Employer, Go To Jail?

Pirulo Exactly right (599 comments)

The passwords are like the key to the office. You have to return them.

about 10 months ago

USS Zumwalt — a Guided Missile Destroyer Running On Linux

Pirulo yeah, (229 comments)

the year of Linux in the Navy!

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: As a Programmer/Geek, Should I Learn Business?

Pirulo business != MBA (167 comments)

The model we have works fairly well for us. When we develop a product is either our product, or a product that somebody asked us to develop. If we find it worth it, we'll develop it charging money, and we'll keep a percentage of the company/product as well. We are learning business as we go and from a disparity of sources. But the bottom line is that good products have a marketing of their own as word of mouth is the best seller. I have a bias against college MBAs, you could just read the books and use your business as the field to apply.

about 10 months ago

Bloody Rag May Not Have Touched Louis XVI's Severed Head

Pirulo Re:Obvious solution. (87 comments)

Agree to that. You can guaranty DNA match. Nobody can guaranty the whole lineage has been always faithful.

about a year ago

The Era of Young Innovators: Looking Beyond Universities To Source Talents

Pirulo yes! (86 comments)

the kindergarten Lego league

about a year ago

Linus Responds To RdRand Petition With Scorn

Pirulo Re:you have the source (566 comments)

can we have score 6 for parent?

1 year,6 days

Bradley Manning Says He's Sorry

Pirulo Re:You break the law you go to jail (496 comments)

please mod parent up, public massive information about jury nullification is the only thing that can save the US

about a year ago

Medical Costs Bankrupt Patients; It's the Computer's Fault

Pirulo one liner? (637 comments)

out_of_pocket = client.payments.current_year.inject(0){|sum, payment| sum += payment}

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Getting Hired As a Self-Taught Old Guy?

Pirulo Lie? (472 comments)

Why not lie about a degree? Seems that everybody and their mama lies about everything, including the President and the Congress. If your are better than a degree holder, then you should have no remorse and think of it as a favor to the HR person that will grant your interview.

about a year ago

Judges Debate Patents and If New Software Makes a Computer a "New Machine"

Pirulo Implications, (247 comments)

It means that a murderer, after "changing his mind", is no longer the same person.

  • 1. Commit murder
  • 2. Change your mind
  • 3. No longer guilty

about a year ago

Watch a Lockheed Martin Laser Destroy a Missile In Flight

Pirulo Mirror surface, (177 comments)

I always wondered. What if the targets are covered with a high quality reflective mirror surface?

about a year ago

Motorola Loses ITC Case Against Apple for Proximity Sensor Patents

Pirulo Re:Strategy (121 comments)

Yep, I had that wtf moment after I clicked the submit button.

about a year ago



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