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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

Rinikusu You may laugh... (391 comments)

Some of the best programmers I know have degrees in art and music, with even a few English Lit and Philosophy degrees scattered around. Then again, some of the best programmers I know never went or graduated from college. That's just on the IT/Programming side of things.

Hiring a real writer to handle press releases, web "verbiage" (um, the actual text on the website) would do wonders for quite a few sites (like.. /. hiring a real editor would be a boon...), documentation, etc. Once your company gets to a certain stage, you're going to want an HR person, who probably has a LA degree of some sort.

Frankly, outside of an accountant and a lawyer, anyone with a degree that's not from the Business School would be good.

2 days ago
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The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

Rinikusu this is where we find out (131 comments)

(store-comments comment /dev/null)

3 days ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

Rinikusu Re:Umm... WHY??? (368 comments)

Maybe clojure, then, but most likely just hacked together with perl.

about a week ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

Rinikusu Re:Umm... WHY??? (368 comments)

Amusingly, he even foresaw that Gargoyles (glassholes) would be viewed with uneasy contempt by the masses they glasshole on.

about a week ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

Rinikusu Fuck You, I've Got Mine (814 comments)

Seriously, this whole comment trail is a gigantic version of Occupy.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Denies Systems Breach In Photo Leak

Rinikusu I don't trust password managers (311 comments)

That's why I write everything down on paper. No one reads papers anymore, right?

about two weeks ago
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States Allowing Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths

Rinikusu Re:Painkillers, HA! (217 comments)

Anecdotally, when I was on Morphine, the pain was still there. It was buried in my brain, but if I looked for it, I found it. Morphine merely allowed me to shunt it off somewhere else. Same with whatever pain meds they gave me post-surgery. I didn't even know I was on pain meds until they started to wear off (about every 12 hours, on the dot). I knew I still had pain deep down, but I just didn't care about it. However, after about 12 hours, I couldnt' ignore it and had to retake.

Now, I'm in constant pain (seriously, dont' ever get run over by a car on a bicycle, it will fuck you up). I've managed to deal with it, medication-free for the past 7-8 years, but occasionally I do eat an edible (once a month or so) when it's just been a physically stressful day and I need something to let me put it out of mind and relax. Cannabis does the trick good enough with no worries of addiction (which runs in my family pretty hardcore).

about three weeks ago
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Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague

Rinikusu Re:Hidden Files section? (369 comments)

Mine's in the "stuff" directory.

about three weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Rinikusu Re: Her work (1262 comments)

I'm not so sure I would take that wager.

about three weeks ago
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GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

Rinikusu Re:Wish Lists (126 comments)

Oh, and Kung Fu movies. Nothing like reliving my youthful saturday afternoons.

about three weeks ago
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GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

Rinikusu Wish Lists (126 comments)

I'd love to see if they can acquire a ton of the 60s/70s Italian Cinema (eurocrime, spaghetti westerns, horror).

about three weeks ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

Rinikusu Re:In 14 years practising emergency medicine (595 comments)

Well shit. I guess women should just stay at home, never go outside, and get themselves a man to protect them, right?

about three weeks ago
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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

Rinikusu Re:Nope (511 comments)

I thought Java was designed for ease of programming set top boxes and consumer electronics?

about three weeks ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

Rinikusu I'm old. (421 comments)

Jesus christ, thinking back upon the mounds of morbid, violence filled short stories, poetry, and many many many drawings I produced growing up, reading stuff like this makes me glad I grew up then and not now.

about a month ago
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Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico

Rinikusu Re:Is this really good news? (233 comments)

I used to get paid around $10-12/hour to drive a forklift, with a max pay of around $15/hour (plus overtime when required). It really does depend on how much a company values its workers and the quality of their work. $30-50 seems.. the fuck, because I'd go do that job RIGHT NOW. But as I was saying, a bad fork driver can cost you millions in certain industries. Our forklift drivers had to go through a 2 week certification course, with obstacle courses on several different forklifts that we had in service, plus recurring yearly testing. It was a "prestige" job on the floor.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

Rinikusu Re:Pick a different job. (548 comments)

One of the most difficult things I've had to come to accept as a developer is: If you see a 'clever' way to solve something, STOP. The sad fact is most programmers work on programming teams and you need to absolutely view yourself as expendable. Embrace mediocrity and find another outlet for your creativity. This could be personal projects outside of the workplace, or other hobbies altogether.

about a month ago
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Tor Browser Security Under Scrutiny

Rinikusu links2 -g (80 comments)

And seriously, if you can't make your site look good in links, I don't need you. Wait, /. looks like shit on links... Dammit.

about a month ago
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YouTube Music Subscription Details Leak

Rinikusu Re:Who wants YouTube when there's (71 comments)

My friends and I enjoy sharing old music videos with one another and Youtube has been great for finding these, especially early new-wave/gothrock from the early 80s. Many european bands failed to "make it over" and it's like finding a treasure box.. Part of me wants to start ripping these old finds before they come down in the pursuit of money just so I have them around.

about a month ago
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Phoenix Introduces Draft Ordinance To Criminalize Certain Drone Uses

Rinikusu Re:well (200 comments)

Sure, if you want to be a creeper.

about a month ago

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