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Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:clarifying rumors: (133 comments)

None of this is true. Nimbius, you're fired!

- Robert Marcus, CEO (who cares a lot about you)

3 days ago
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The Grumpy Programmer has Advice for Young Computer Workers (Video)

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Incredibly wise advice (119 comments)

So, live your entire life as though you're going to get fired tomorrow. Sounds like real fun.

Well, my advice is to find a decent job doing what you enjoy. Don't just keep a job to run out the clock until you retire. Get good enough to be valuable enough that the company wants to keep you around, and/or find a new business. Or start your own. (Never really done the latter in a serious way, but...)

My current stats: switched jobs too many times, but for at least a couple of those I stayed longer than I should have, only because I had not been there long enough. I'm 50 now, and hope to stay in the game for another 10 years. But guess what? Working at a job with cool toys (try medical devices) and good people. No urge to go into management, for now.

Also, learn to network.

3 days ago
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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:god dammit. (519 comments)

Household cats and their escaped feral counterparts kill like a 1 billion birds and small animals in the US every year...

"Fuck them." -- my cat

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:No doc (199 comments)

Exactly. Even as intuitive "interface" as bathroom signs require explanation at least one time, and even as widespread as bathroom signs, they still do not have uniform notation.

I know, right? I have done a lot of work on bathroom signs, but the jerks keep painting over them..

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

ThatsDrDangerToYou My code is so epic! (199 comments)

My code *is* my documentation!

Sorry, did you want a serious comment? Oh, you want the Serious Comments Division down the hall...

about two weeks ago
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Errata Prompts Intel To Disable TSX In Haswell, Early Broadwell CPUs

ThatsDrDangerToYou Well, we call them... (131 comments)

"Featurata"

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Not this again. (637 comments)

The chair of my Computer Science department told my class in lecture that memory management is worthless these days, and that you no longer have to worry about the size of your program or the amount of memory it uses. I stopped giving a shit about my CS program immediately after and began to focus entirely on Electrical Engineering.

Don't blame the discipline. Blame the dumbass CS chair. Try embedded development. All of a sudden you need to worry about resources again!

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Beards and suspenders. (637 comments)

Difference is the "real" ones have beards and wear suspenders.

Kids these days with their "showers" and "grooming" and "social media" and whatnot... Where's the *science*?

about three weeks ago
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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Elective surgery on a critical organ (550 comments)

That's how a friend's father, an eye surgeon, put it.

It doesn't always go right, and (yes, rarely) it goes very wrong. There are no take-backs with the laser surgeries.

If you must, do the surgery that is reversible - they insert a small piece of plastic that corrects the lens shape.

My opthamolagist relative also says this, so for now I have listened. Maybe in another 10 or so years when I'm not so professionally tied to looking at screens all day and...

Then again, my sis already had it done.

about a month ago
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Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:So black holes are hairy after all? (227 comments)

Or just not quite as dense as we thought.

They are brown and emit noxious gasses, duh.

Don't mind me, just feeding my inner troll...

about a month ago
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Autonomous Sea-Robot Survives Massive Typhoon

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Is this an achievement? (47 comments)

Am I only one who doesn't think this is all that impressive? A manned ship surviving, yes, a stationary building surviving yes, but a unmanned sealed drone that has no problem being submerged in the water with nothing to collide against it without need to stay upright? I could achieve similar results as this drone by putting some gear in a steel container and letting throwing it out to sea. Its other purposes aside "shrugging" off a storm of any size should be trivial for such an object.

Well, James Gosling was mentioned, so that's pretty impressive, right?

about a month ago
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Robot With Broken Leg Learns To Walk Again In Under 2 Minutes

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:It is even faster when injured... (69 comments)

So the forward speed with all legs functioning is 0.25m/s, and with one leg broken it is 0.27m/s.

Therefore, if a robot chases you, do NOT break its leg, because that only makes it chase you even faster!

It only gets worse once the scary violin music starts...

about a month ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Automation is killing jobs faster than ever (435 comments)

So are you a Senior Citizen, a North Carolinian or a Senior North Carolina Citizen?

Resident of NC, and I only drive like a senior citizen when I text, drink, and give the finger to the cops (simultaneously, because I'm a reeeaally good driver).

about a month and a half ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Automation is killing jobs faster than ever (435 comments)

It'd be even better if we could put them into 'Senior Citizen' mode, where they randomly speed up and slow down, and change lanes without signalling.

Also known as 'North Carolina' mode. I live in North Carolina and that is how otherwise normal people drive here. They also drive 75 mph through construction zones.

It'd be even better if we could put them into 'Senior Citizen' mode, where they randomly speed up and slow down, and change lanes without signalling.

Also known as 'North Carolina' mode. I live in North Carolina and that is how otherwise normal people drive here. They also drive 75 mph through construction zones.

If you don't like the way I drive, do yer fancy construction somewhere else! Besides, with those hardhats the workers bounce harmlessly off my windshield.

about a month and a half ago
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Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Pity (162 comments)

It can't detect a total waste of money.

No, clearly not a total waste. They got *several* publications out of this work I'm sure! ... and did you hear where they are having the conference next year? Somewhere exotic I think.

about a month and a half ago
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Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Resurrection (205 comments)

I couldn't play the audio. I demand a refund!

about a month and a half ago
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Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Resurrection (205 comments)

I see the plot of a new Micheal Bay (or maybe J.J. Abrams) movie: The US military, unable to get qualified recruits to fight the new Zombie wars, takes a cue from the Zombie playbook and develops the technology to bring life old soldiers. After a bit of a difficult start, the program exceeds all expectations until the previously dead soldiers revolt at being put back in the grave and bring Washington to it's knees by filing for Social Security benefits.

Well, as long as they vote Democrat I'm cool with it.

about a month and a half ago
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On 4th of July:

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Traditional US July 4th Internet Activity (340 comments)

Traditionally the US government celebrates July 4th by wiretapping the Entire Internet. Didn't you know?

Yes, that's no different from any other day.

Of course it's different! On the 4th, their vague and constant feeling of guilt is temporarily overshadowed by pride.

about 2 months ago
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On 4th of July:

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Fireworks (340 comments)

My community did the same thing. Its decreased firework related injuries amongst non firefighters %80. Unfortunatly its increased firework related injuries amonst firefighters %300.

We'll miss Bill, Ted and Larry. They died so that others might fear and tremble before the awesome power of chinese novelty gunpoweder explosions.

Also, it was a really easy way for the town to reduce payroll this year. Everyone wins! Well, sure the families are sad, but at least they went out doing something they loved.

about 2 months ago

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