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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

SchroedingersCat Re:What a bunch of pansies (409 comments)

We have Taco Bell. It will spread faster than flu.

about 4 months ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

SchroedingersCat Re:Great... (582 comments)

Except targeting radar of the missile launcher has no such capability. It locks on target and then fires automatically or waits for command.

about 4 months ago
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New PostgreSQL Guns For NoSQL Market

SchroedingersCat next for NoSQL (162 comments)

Next, NoSQL databases will add schema and ACID support and the circle will be complete.

about 6 months ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

SchroedingersCat Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1116 comments)

It does not matter. It shows the state of mind. In any case, this is all moot because he is obviously not suing the company.

about 7 months ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

SchroedingersCat Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1116 comments)

By this logic, if the company hires black CEO and customer leave because of that, CEO should step down? Is this how it works?

about 7 months ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

SchroedingersCat Re:Uhuh? (1116 comments)

The employer is Mozilla. CEO reports to the board. They could have told everyone who called for his resignation, including external parties, to fk-off but they chose to pay him to step down. He probably got a good payoff out of this and will not press charges so it is moot point.

about 7 months ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

SchroedingersCat Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1116 comments)

This is all hypothetical. He can make the case for wrongful termination but he probably got good severance package for stepping down on his own so he will not sue. There is no case without the injured party.

about 7 months ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

SchroedingersCat Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1116 comments)

The chairman of the board went on the record saying "It's clear that Brendan cannot lead Mozilla in this setting". She basically said that he was not fit for the job because of his political views. That's ought to be enough to support "constructive discharge"

about 7 months ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

SchroedingersCat Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1116 comments)

He was "constructively dismissed". He was unable to perform his job because of hostile work environment.

about 7 months ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

SchroedingersCat Re:Uhuh? (1116 comments)

Quitting under peer pressure equates to "constructive dismissal": "Constructive dismissal occurs when an employee is forced to quit because the employer has made working conditions unbearable".

about 7 months ago
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What Would It Cost To Build a Windows Version of the Pricey New Mac Pro?

SchroedingersCat Re:Cost for a diy (804 comments)

D700 is downclocked variant of W9000 and is actually closer to W8000 in real world performance

about a year ago
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After FDA Objections, 23andMe Won't Offer Health Information

SchroedingersCat Re:good riddance (146 comments)

FDA is fighting a fight it already lost. Just another outdated business model fighting something it struggles to embrace. Just like music industry was fighting Napster. Just like US government was fighting for encryption export controls. The information is out there. opensnp, promethease, even google. Anyone can connect the dots and they technically don't need 23andMe to do that. 23andMe makes it easier to consume that information but it is just a messenger.

You say that "false positives" are catastrophic. I doubt that a woman would perform a double mastectomy on itself. She would get second or third opinion from doctors and surgeons. Consider the alternative for a second - what if a women never learned about this risk and died of cancer a few years later.

Consumers will get the information they need one way or another. There is nothing FDA can do to stop it. Tests can be done offshore if needed. The beauty about genetic tests is that you only need to do it once in your lifetime.

about a year ago
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Write Windows Phone Apps, No Code Required

SchroedingersCat nice! (210 comments)

I just created brand new fart app without writing any code!

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Cyber Insurance. Solution Or Snake Oil?

SchroedingersCat security system (71 comments)

Most cyber insurance policies require auditable security system in place. They will audit it after the incident and they usually will find reasons not to pay if you have never done external security audit and if CEO thinks that security is IT job.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: High-School Suitable Books On How Computers Affect Society?

SchroedingersCat "Ypsilon minus" by Herbert W. Franke (140 comments)

"Ypsilon minus" by Herbert W. Franke. It touches upon prism controversy, hacker ethics, singularity...

about a year ago
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If a Network Is Broken, Break It More

SchroedingersCat it is called "refactoring" (124 comments)

Makes perfect sense. If it is too broken to fix - refactor it.

about a year ago
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One Bitcoin By the Numbers: Is There Still Profit To Be Made?

SchroedingersCat 3 ways to make profit (239 comments)

1. Be first 2. Be smarter 3. Cheat

about a year and a half ago

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NYC bans mention of dinosaurs, dancing, birthdays on student tests.

SchroedingersCat SchroedingersCat writes  |  more than 2 years ago

SchroedingersCat (583063) writes "New York educators banned references to "dinosaurs," "birthdays," "Halloween" and dozens of other topics on city-issued tests. That is because they fear such topics "could evoke unpleasant emotions in the students." Dinosaurs, for example, call to mind evolution, which might upset fundamentalists; birthdays are not celebrated by Jehovah's Witnesses; and Halloween suggests paganism. Homes with swimming pools and home computers are also unmentionables — because of economic sensitivities. The city asks test companies to exclude “creatures from outer space" as well — for unspecified reasons."
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