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MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

RobertLTux Re:The Fix: Buy good Chocolate! (323 comments)

what i would like to see is more places that will sell you the NIBS (roasted beans)

Heck any of y'all that want to increase your chances with the ladies get going on how to make Chocolate FROM THE BEAN.

Being in the industry what would you suggest as to the grinder for somebody making for say 3-5 close friends??

about a month ago
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Window Washing a Skyscraper Is Beyond a Robot's Reach

RobertLTux Re:A cost equation (203 comments)

I would bet that even when robotics are good enough a down armoured IronMan suit would be cheaper (even if its IM and a flock of drones).

about a month ago
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Codecademy's ReSkillUSA: Gestation Period For New Developers Is 3 Months

RobertLTux Re:This just proves... (173 comments)

think of what a plumber has to deal with if they have a Blackwater line with say 15 gallons worth of back pressure or some of the more involved plumbing nightmares (like how to get a LIVE snake out of a blackwater line).

90% of the time in plumbing you can get away with cut and fit stuff (as long as The Code Allows It) but then there is the 10% of the time you are dealing with having Blackwater all over the carpet.

about a month ago
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Codecademy's ReSkillUSA: Gestation Period For New Developers Is 3 Months

RobertLTux Re:This just proves... (173 comments)

also it takes more than 3 months (even if you only sleep eat and "play' only 48 hours TOTAL in those 3 months) to learn stuff like (how to get a 90 degree angle from 12 feet of rope and three pegs) much less be able to tell WHY this will work every time.

about a month ago
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Americans Rejoice At Lower Gas Prices

RobertLTux Re:ps - learn to cook, you won't eat alone :) (334 comments)

and if you can do say Chocolate then you will have Multiple Attractive Members Of The Opposite Sex DEMANDING chances to eat with you (previous statement may not need the with in it).

about a month ago
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Skilled Foreign Workers Treated as Indentured Servants

RobertLTux Re:Was pretty obvious (284 comments)

This is the biggest problem with H-1B visas.

Wanna bet that the following has happened with H-1B holders

1 holder finds out about something illegal or otherwise questionable in the business And is then told to keep silent or you will get fired and deported.

2 requiring bribes to keep your job (or "extra" fees that a US worker does not even hear about)

3 Off Books/Unpaid work

4 requiring Daughters/Wives "model" for or "entertain" the managers/ friends

or worse

about a month and a half ago
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Tech Giants Donate $750 Million In Goods and Services To Underprivileged Schools

RobertLTux Re:Where is the money to hire support staff? (143 comments)

yeah ruffled underpants inspire great feats of hacking.

how does that formula go

time to complete hack = (Complexity of Hack * age of target) / (number of persons interested * interest factor of hack)

yeah any Porn Filter that does not include a locked room and armed marine guards will be hacked in minutes to seconds

about a month and a half ago
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FTC Sues AT&T For Throttling 'Unlimited' Data Plan Customers Up To 90%

RobertLTux Re:Meet somewhere in the middle (179 comments)

Not to mention that you might find a number of Caribbean Lawyers that would LITERALLY eat you RAW for pulling a stunt like that.

I think the food regs require you to state if you processed a product IN THE SAME BUILDING as stuff with %insert list of common food allergens here% much less actually had bits of them in your product.

see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

and

http://www.fda.gov/Food/Guidan...

about a month and a half ago
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US Army May Relax Physical Requirements To Recruit Cyber Warriors

RobertLTux Re:Physical requirements are not all that tough (308 comments)

besides being able to wrangle a loaded rack server into place at combat speed could come in handy someday.

Or run a 100 foot network cable

Or throw a ssd to some grunt to plug it into a rack

but then again any DI that can't get a geek into shape in decent time needs to hang up his smokey bear hat

about 2 months ago
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

RobertLTux Critical thinking test for y'all (553 comments)

okay we have a sealed room (lets just say its stone made out of stone blocks) 2 meters by 2 meters by 3 meters.

the vents in the room are 3 inches wide with metal grates over them (so no coming in/out via the vents).

There is One Door in or out of the room (and its a security door) with an armed marine in front (and a couple cameras).

in the middle of the room is a small pedestal type table (no way of hiding anything under it) with a small velvet pillow holding a glass of ice.

The door is then sealed with forensic tape and then locked. (the marine is told to shoot anyone trying to get in the room)

3 hours later the room is opened and the glass of ice is GONE the pillow is wet and there is a handful of diamonds on the pillow.

Your challenge is to tell

1 where did the glass go??
2 where did the diamonds come from??

about 2 months ago
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

RobertLTux Re:Want Critical Thinking? Fix the Public Schools (553 comments)

this has to be fixed at the K4 level (and pushed from there)

1 teach the rugrats A HOW TO LEARN B THAT THEY CAN LEARN C HOW TO BEHAVE PROPERLY
2 i would at this point flood the school system with "EDU-Slates" that have on the back end a full library of FREE school books (promote the Standard Book but also have the most common alt Books on %Subject%)
3 make being smart Cool (maybe have some sort of points system that unlocks Media for getting good grades)

about 2 months ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

RobertLTux Re:Automation and jobs (720 comments)

Okay letme chime in here on that myth of pulling ones self up by your boot straps.

1 I would put good odds that the section of town that has the Homeless shelters is also across town from most of the decent jobs
2 Unemployment is a JOKE (okay if you earn more that $X00 in a week we are going to cut you off and btw you get paid $X0 a week)
3 Employers know exactly what addresses the shelters are and WILL NOT HIRE if you put one of those addresses down
4 Online aps for everything (and next to nothing for public access to computers)
5 Constant phone tag for like everything (and don't forget the number of minutes you get from a Gov Phone is dinky)
6 Everybody assumes that if you are homeless/unemployed you can show up anywhere anytime
7 Public transit that is a bad joke at best (oh and whoever placed all the different services must have used a dart board down at the local pub and a city map)

sure one can pull oneself up by bootstraps IF SOMEBODY DOESN'T KEEP CUTTING THEM

about 2 months ago
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NY Doctor Recently Back From West Africa Tests Positive For Ebola

RobertLTux Re:in favor of "space suits" (372 comments)

no but it and the rest of your PPE will protect you from

1 tools and such left on the beam
2 the guy slide tackling you to get you out of the way of a dropping ibeam
3 management that decides to muck about on the work site

about 2 months ago
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Machine Learning Expert Michael Jordan On the Delusions of Big Data

RobertLTux Re:zomg singularity! (145 comments)

"A robot which has "border collie" level intelligence, train-ability, and independent problem solving with robotic implements can/will be incredibly useful in many applications."

and if we could "wet jack" actual border collies we could do a bunch of really cool stuff at about 5% of the cost (even if we supplied the border collie with body armour).

about 2 months ago
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Machine Learning Expert Michael Jordan On the Delusions of Big Data

RobertLTux Re:I disagree. (145 comments)

in the traffic cop scenario would it work to have pingers in the light wands?? basically you would have a LEFT and RIGHT wand with 2? sensors each that would send out an X/Y position to any AIs in range. Im thinking that there is a small limit of signals since you have LEFT ,RIGHT ,STOP ,GO ,BACKUP/TURN AROUND and YOU!

about 2 months ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

RobertLTux Re: a quick search (334 comments)

given the land speed of a Polar Bear if you need to shoot more than 8 rounds to drop said bear then thats just ammo that will be in the gun when the polar bear EATS YOU AND YOUR GUN.

do they have a snowmobile big enough to mount a Vulcan??

about 2 months ago
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Cisco Exec: Turnover In Engineering No Problem

RobertLTux Re:Engineers have no future. (148 comments)

And given in the field of "Hell Fighter" he basically INVENTED large chunks of the tools and protocols he knoweth of what he speaks.

about 2 months ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

RobertLTux Re:Statistics and.. (407 comments)

Do you think any of your local %Centers of Faith% could pull a sort of "Each One Reach One" type of thing??

I would think that somebody should be able to provide a bunk and meds for him. Sometimes these crazy types just need somebody sane with connections to help them.

about 2 months ago
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Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

RobertLTux Re:A bit early (279 comments)

Im sure that there are now a list of "dark colors" that ring many many bells in most intake protocols. hmm we could have

Navy: patient is a LEO/EMT
Forest: patient is Undead
Saddle: patient is a Lawyer
Maroon: Possible "Hot Zone" patient
Black: patient may explode
Gold: patient is current/possible Donor

what do y'all think??

about 2 months ago

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Via Groklaw Court Rules: Novell owns the UNIX

RobertLTux RobertLTux writes  |  more than 7 years ago

RobertLTux writes "Quoth PJ
"Court Rules: Novell owns the UNIX and UnixWare copyrights! Novell has right to waive!
  Dated: Friday, August 10 2007 @ 04:52 PM EDT
Hot off the presses: Judge Dale Kimball has issued a 102-page ruling [PDF] on the numerous summary judgment motions in SCO v. Novell. Here is what matters most:

        [T]he court concludes that Novell is the owner of the UNIX and UnixWare Copyrights.

That's Aaaaall, Folks! The court also ruled that "SCO is obligated to recognize Novell's waiver of SCO's claims against IBM and Sequent". That's the ball game. There are a couple of loose ends, but the big picture is, SCO lost. Oh, and it owes Novell a lot of money from the Microsoft and Sun licenses. "

anybody got a good recording of TAPS?"

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