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Rumor: Lenovo In Talks To Buy BlackBerry

Timmy D Programmer It's not bigotry,it's simply security concerns (73 comments)

Most of us have moved onto Androids and iPhones, but the few people still using Blackberries are doing so because they offer security the other 2 don't. Part of that security is that it is sold by a Canadian company and Canada has had a pretty good reputation for respecting privacy and security. China has an extremely well deserved reputation of being espionage happy, this wouldn't go over well with those customers.

3 days ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

Timmy D Programmer There is something more to this story (742 comments)

There is clearly something more to this story than what was being said. I think most employers would say "Yea, Comcast service is famously terrible, what's your point". I suspect he did bring up his employer, and included some threats. Why the heck else would Comcast even bother.

about two weeks ago
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Statistician Creates Mathematical Model To Predict the Future of Game of Thrones

Timmy D Programmer What a waste of time and money (127 comments)

No wonder tuition is so high.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

Timmy D Programmer Experience is still very important (479 comments)

A degree is only half of the equation, experience is still incredibly important. You have proven you are good at studying tech, now you need to prove you are good and doing it. Aim for work that will provide valuable experience, even if the pay is awful. In 2 years your experience PLUS your degree should open up any door you come to.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Who Should Pay Costs To Attend Conferences?

Timmy D Programmer Ask specifically why they were denied. (182 comments)

You might be able to either, make a better case or select a different conference or classes. If they simply will never pay for continuing education, figure out the cost to pay for it yourself, consider your earnings that much less. Now assess if you are still making a competitive wage. It may be time negotiate or move on.

about a month ago
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Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

Timmy D Programmer However there is a time when you SHOULD do it (240 comments)

I had a smartphone where the memory became unwritable, but still readable. To send it in for replacement was not 'safe' because how much we use our phones for banking, work etc and I could not erase it. (And I threw every trick in the book at it). 2 seconds in the good ole micro is not enough to leave visible marks, but plenty to destroy the memory, (And every other chip I would imagine)

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

Timmy D Programmer Re:They're not burned out (275 comments)

Good point :-)

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

Timmy D Programmer Get out from under your boss (275 comments)

If the only obstacle is a bad boss, go to his boss and see if you can get out from under them, perhaps in your own unit, or under someone else. If the company itself fosters the bad environment, it's time to move on.

about a month ago
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When Customer Dissatisfaction Is a Tech Business Model

Timmy D Programmer It will catch up with them (257 comments)

One of the biggest reasons cites are falling over themselves to get Google Fiber in, and many small towns are creating their own networks, is because of the deep seething hatred everyone has for Comcast.

about 2 months ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

Timmy D Programmer He was even given a 2nd chance (465 comments)

He was even given a 2nd chance, instead of knocking it off he took it further and distributed and sold it. He very much deserved prison, as gentler warnings didn't work.

about 2 months ago
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Apple and IBM Announce Partnership To Bring iOS + Cloud Services To Enterprises

Timmy D Programmer Not going to excite the enterprise (126 comments)

Apple's failed previous go at the enterprise plus IBMs track record of abysmal support for their products makes for a less than attractive enterprise solution.

about 3 months ago
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DARPA Successfully Demonstrates Self-Guiding Bullets

Timmy D Programmer Lets test this in Syria (188 comments)

Lets test this in Syria and North Korea.

about 3 months ago
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Protecting Our Brains From Datamining

Timmy D Programmer That's why we should wear tinfoil hats (100 comments)

Everyone should wear tinfoil hats, not just because they are very attractive, and stylish, but they keep the CIA out of your brainwaves!

about 5 months ago
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Oregon vs. Oracle: the Battle of Blame Heats Up

Timmy D Programmer Although I'm sure Oracle was Incompetent (83 comments)

I'm even more sure that some Oregon bureaucrat probably signed a contract that fails to properly cover their arses.

about 5 months ago
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Google Using Self-Driving Car Data To Make Cars Smarter

Timmy D Programmer I hope they succeed (174 comments)

Imagine you have reached an age or have a disability where you cannot drive. How amazingly liberating would it be to be able to use a self driving car instead. It's not just a safety thing, think of how profound this would be for the blind community.

about 6 months ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Timmy D Programmer Free speech goes both ways (1746 comments)

The people boycotting are also expressing free speech. He is still entitled to say what he wants to say, but when you tout intolerant religion and politics publicly you will alienate the people you wanted to do business with. He will be frowned on by tolerant organizations like Mozilla, he will probably be favored by others, like Westborough Baptist Church.

about 7 months ago
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Bitcoin Exchange Flexcoin Wiped Out By Theft

Timmy D Programmer It is taxable, just easily dodged (704 comments)

Income is income, and sales are sales and disguising them as trades, or monopoly money or bitcoins does not change the fact that they ARE subject to taxes. But the fact that you believe they are not is exactly why governments hate bitcoins, because they make tax fraud very easy. Never mind the other crimes made easier by these.

about 7 months ago
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Russia Blocks Internet Sites of Putin Critics

Timmy D Programmer Hopefully Russians don't give up their freedoms (309 comments)

Rules against criticizing the government makes a political campaign all but impossible for anyone but the incumbent. In other words, they are now a dictatorship. Hopefully the Russian people won't give up their freedoms so easily, and push back.

about 7 months ago

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