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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

Saija Re:Is the embargo really affecting them? (540 comments)

Man I also was in Cuba earlier this year, coming from a south america country I felt my country was doing way better than them, I felt trapped on some kind of 1950's time machine.
The distribution centers where the goverment gives food and commodities(toilet paper and soap) to the people shock me since here in my country we have to work and get our thingies for ourselves.

about 4 months ago

How long ago did you last assemble a computer?

Saija Been a while (391 comments)

Don't assemble a pc since 2006, right now I just buy a new laptop and that's it. I don't have the time nor the desire to mess with parts, but sometime my inner geek resurface and ask me to do that type of things, man sometimes I just miss my free time before I started raising a family...

about 6 months ago

IBM Discovers New Class of Polymers

Saija IBM == Weyland-Yutani (90 comments)

An humongous corp patenting a lot of thing on fields such as robotics, ia, materials..

about 8 months ago

The Earth As a Gravitational Wave Detector

Saija Re:Resonant Detector (70 comments)

My god the words "resonant" and "Freeman" on the same subject... something it's not going to end well to us

about 10 months ago

Amazon Selects Their Favorite Fake Customer Reviews

Saija Other of my favorites (98 comments)

Wolf Urine Lure-32 oz
One for the cellar
One is immediately drawn to this vintage by the colour, which is an elegant, pale straw hue with an appealing peachy fruit on the nose. It has an incredibly effervescent bead -- the whole glass teams with bubbles -- culminating in a frothy layer at the head.

The palate has panache, with a firm, mineral acidity that cuts through a rather elegantly styled, poised meaty presence. As with most Chateau Deerbuster products, this has the signature leafy-fresh character, which softens into a slight rancid feel towards the end.

Even though it has a rather short and crisply defined finish, I still believe this has the composition and acidity to age well in the cellar of any self-respecting urine connoisseur.

Good and bad...
This product gets three stars and here's why:

Good: This is soooooooo much easier than trying to get the Wolf Urine directly from a Wolf. Wolves are, from my experience, VERY possessive of their urine. Until the advent of the The Mountain Men's Three Wolf Moon Short Sleeve Tee (which acts to calm the wolves) let's just say vicious bites and deep lacerations were the norm when trying to "milk" the wolves of their urine (how else can you get it?). Even with the The Mountain Men's Three Wolf Moon Short Sleeve Tee it was never easy. This product had changed all of that!

Bad: As a lure this thing sucks. I can't even get a hook into it. It's liquid! HELLOOOOOO??? Who makes a lure out of liquid??? Shiny plastic, rubber, or metal, sure, but liquid? No, this is a serious design flaw.

Fresh Whole Rabbit
I know what it's like to be a feral dog
Like many suburban homeowners, I like to kill and eat the wild animals that populate my backyard. To keep it sporting, I hunt naked, with my teeth and long sharpened fingernails as my only weapons. I've feasted on squirrel, raccoon, vole and numerous songbirds. But no matter how long I lay spread eagle and motionless in the hot noonday sun, I have never been able to outwit and catch any of the plump and juicy rabbits that hop just outside my reach and then bolt for the woods when I leap forward with a blood-curdling shriek. I have chased them at a dead run through the yards of the many unoccupied homes that surround mine but the pursuit always ends in frustration. But no more, thanks to Amazon. Every week, I order a fresh whole rabbit and affix it to a remote control car that is operated by one of my children. This way, I get the thrill of the hunt, and when the car's batteries are exhausted, I can leap upon it, bury my teeth into the rabbit's soft flesh and perform my ritual victory dance right there in the Walgreen's parking lot.

about a year and a half ago

Love and Hate For Java 8

Saija Re:Java 6 here (434 comments)

Please can you point me to those features that make Java 7 a disaster?
Seriously! I've been using Java 7 since it's early betas and appart from that humongous security holes I don't see nothing bad with this version.

about a year and a half ago

FreeBSD 8.4 Released

Saija Should a *BSD newbie install this at home? (80 comments)

Should I, as a *BSD newbie install this at my home laptop wich it's used by my wife, which only checks facebook from time on time, reads email and play some solitaire and angrybirds?

Myself am a windows user with a basic++ linux knowledge: I know how to install and update a distro(I prefer debian based but right now am wanting to test Fedora 18), compile some packages from source, has poked some kernel compilin', made some kde translation on the past, reported some bugs on FOSS software, etc. Now I have my Dell laptop with Windows 7 and I'm planning to back it up and format it and I'm thinking to put it up Fedora 18, but the BSD world has intrigue me and I've made some test on virtual machines.

BTW I'm primarly a Java developer how some times made some tiny personal project on my laptop and who enjoys a good Quake 3 match(for remembering my old days on the College fragging like there were no tomorrow) but who actually prefer to enjoy the time with my wife and the kids.

Could a user like me install some BSD distro and used it regularly to this basic things I've listed? if so, which BSD do you suggest?, bonus points if lastest KDE's it's available

Thanks for your suggestions!

about a year and a half ago

Enlightenment Terminal Allows Video Playback, PDF Viewing

Saija WOW! (114 comments)

I am the only one impressed by the demo? I mean, it's a terminal displaying pictures, videos and letting you set that as background, don't know how util that could be but, wow! my inner child have a birthday party just seeing that demo video

about a year ago

The Pirate Bay Claims It Is Now Hosting From North Korea

Saija Oh my god! (309 comments)

Pirates operating "servers" from an exis of evil country?
Oh my god!! Is this a plot for a new Austin Powers movie?

about 2 years ago

GNU Grep and Sed Maintainer Quits: RMS and FSF Harming GNU Project

Saija Re:Why does C++ matter? (476 comments)

OMG you just bring back to my mind memories of my first Linux installs: a brand new copy of suse, can't remember the version, maybe 4 or 5, still have the companion book which have some yellow fractals on the cover.
Good ol' times on '99...

more than 2 years ago

DARPA's Headless Robotic Mule Takes Load Off Warfighters

Saija Re:Beast of burden (210 comments)

Also the live thing could be used as a meat source ...
Hmmmmm donkey ribs....

more than 2 years ago

"Jedi" Religion Most Popular Alternative Faith In England

Saija Re:Pfff... (262 comments)

wtf is that?

more than 2 years ago

Nokia Engineer Shows How To Pirate Windows 8 Metro Apps, Bypass In-app Purchases

Saija Re:Can he show how to... (268 comments)

That will include lots of goat blood, a ritual and some orgy

more than 2 years ago

Brazil and Peru Dispute .Amazon TLD

Saija Re:And France? (163 comments)

or Colombia, which has borders with Peru and Brazil

more than 2 years ago

Windows Chief Steven Sinofsky Leaves Microsoft

Saija Re:He was a spy! (417 comments)

My god, better script than recent hollywood movies!

more than 2 years ago

The IDE As a Bad Programming Language Enabler

Saija Re:Attention seeker (586 comments)

Yeah, yeah, I bet this guy is 1337, uses ONLY notepad / ed, hand writes his make files, and is the most badass coder on the entire planet. The problem is - nobody cares. Everyone else is more concerned with getting the job done efficiently

Yeah i used to think that way, i wrote the software application of my thesis using only a text editor with syntax hilighting(editplus, nice btw) and believe me, it was a pain in the ass, i had to check regularly the java api so i could remember the parameters and name of some method, this without counting the happy time i spend coding swing layouts at hand.
Now i just matured and never again will do this again, the good site of ald of this is that i learned a lot about the idiosincracies of swing, java and ant as a build tool.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Dedicating Code?

Saija Re:In the "About" section? (186 comments)

You wrote that in SexualActivityException.java or VirginityImpl.java ? hehe

more than 2 years ago



New Show: "Be the Next Microsoft Employee"

Saija Saija writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Saija (1114681) writes "As I read my email some news from Microsoft got my attention, by what i read it's a new show that will find the new Microsoft employee, there be some web episodes featuring the candidates"
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Learning path and wich BSD for a Developer?

Saija Saija writes  |  about 2 years ago

I'm a software developer with 7 years experience, i've used various languages, ides and tools in my career and also have used many operating systems starting with windows 3.11(for workgroups) to windows 7, hp-ux and linux(mandrake, suse, redhat, ubuntu, debian and currently mint), all of this OS usage has been as a hobby and work. Right now i'm tempted to the BSD side, with this i want to know this OS, know the differences, the better and worse thing compared to linux and maybe ditch linux to something totally different, i'm by no means a linux power user but i know how to install software, search the net for the tricky parts(compiling some source, edit random config files, troubleshoot some weird error in the OS, etc) and i'm making this change so i can learn something new and add some new skills to my belt.I'm planning to run the version you could sugest me on a virtualbox vm and from there make the gradual switch at home(there's dual booting on *BSD ala linux+windows?).


How do you protect against job takers?

Saija Saija writes  |  about 4 years ago

Actually i'm working as a support engineer in a manufacturing plant, here we make some security documents(cheques, bonuses, credit cards and the like), my job is support some legacy applications, develop new applications as needed by the staff of the plant or the customers, some basic hardware support and a mix of IT and Developing duties.
Approximately in a month my wife will give birth to our daughter and therefore i'll have my paternity license which summed with some old vacation period will left me almost one and a half month out of the work, I'm the only one doing the stuff i do and we need some replacement while i'm out, there have been a wide range of people who might could be brought to replace me: freshly graduated engineers, students of what we call here "intermediate careers", support engineers of the other manufacturing plant we have, which it is in another city in the country, and so on.
In the middle of this searching for my replace the bosses notice some auxiliary guy who is studying the same carrer i studied, this guy has showed some "hungry" to take my job and i don't want this kid to take my job and kick me out of here.
What could i possibly do given the bosses liked the idea of him be my replace and with this they just avoid the hassle of interview and contract some outside guy? How could i save my job while i'm out in my license?

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