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Ask Slashdot: Does Your Job Need To Exist?

Trip6 If you are relaxed at work, start worrying (343 comments)

Capitalism has a nasty habit of flushing out inefficient organizations, sooner or later. All the worse because we are now on a global scale where virtually every other country suffers a lower standard of living than us - which means they will work for less. If you are relaxed at work or looking for something to do, start worrying.

about 6 months ago

Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate

Trip6 Just a matter of time (870 comments)

Robotics technology is following the same price/performance curve as any other technology. Eventually it will become sophisticated and cheap enough to replace most human manual functions.

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

Trip6 MS Office (531 comments)

The fat client lives...

about 9 months ago

Blowing Up a Pointless Job Interview

Trip6 Be Careful (692 comments)

You want to be snarky? Go ahead - enjoy it and feel good about yourself. But remember that the professional world in which you play is a VERY small one, and word gets around.

about 10 months ago

Google Buys Home Automation Company Nest

Trip6 I for one welcome... (257 comments)

our new thermal overlords.

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Developer Responsibility When Apps Might Risk Lives?

Trip6 Whoever has the deepest pockets is "responsible" (100 comments)

That's the way the legal system works. There is liability in EVERYTHING. You carry E&O insurance so you don't lose your house.

1 year,28 days

Weaponized Robots Could Take Point In Future Military Ops

Trip6 A US soldier still decides when to shoot... (182 comments)

We have a rule in the US that a human must make the final call before delivering any ordinance, be it by soldier, drone, or robot. The problem is that many foreign countries that figure this out won't have this moral impediment. Yes, this is worth worrying about...

about a year ago

How Your Smartphone Can Spy On What You Type

Trip6 Wonder the accuracy rate (77 comments)

Seems like an obscure sensing mechanismI wonder how accurate it is...

about a year ago

Why Steve Albini Still Prefers Analog Tape

Trip6 Analog lasts longer than digital? (440 comments)

Huh? The magnetic bits start to lose their little minds after 10 yrs. Yes you need high band width a to d (at least 20 bit) but that is cheap these days. And it all comes down to the speakers reproducing the music since they add so much distortion the original sound is lost anyway.

about a year ago

The Pentagon's Seven Million Lines of Cobol

Trip6 They might have lost the source (345 comments)

Very common in older mainframe shops. Poor source control. You can reverse engineer it but good luck.

about a year ago

MIT President Tells Grads To 'Hack the World'

Trip6 Re:MIT Hacks (86 comments)

Can you "hack" a "Smoot?"

about a year and a half ago

What Features Does iOS 7 Need?

Trip6 /. is a bad place for Apple feature advice (262 comments)

Apple made their mark controlling and simplifying the user experience to achieve broad market appeal. /.ers will inevitably want them to go the other direction and load up the feature set, as all engineers will. Without Jobs, the engineers will get the upper hand and the feature set will expand, thus losing their broad appeal. Unless someone else comes along who can stand up to the engineers, Apple is toast.

about a year and a half ago

NASA Teams With LEGO To Offer Model Competition

Trip6 Just use CAD... (34 comments)

and then build in legos. Just like Legoland.

about a year and a half ago

The Text-Your-Parents-Your-Drug-Deal Experiment

Trip6 Re:Congrats soulskill (267 comments)

Must be a slow nerd day...

about a year and a half ago

Facebook Revealed As Behind $1.5B "Catapult" Data Center In Iowa

Trip6 Don't they know... (82 comments)

they are about to be smushed by Google+ ???

about a year and a half ago

Korea Tensions Lead To Delay Of Minuteman III Test Flight

Trip6 Are You Kidding Me? (256 comments)

That pimple on the ass country is actually making us change our military test plans? Puhhhlllease.

about a year and a half ago



Utah Cafe Charges Liberals $1 Extra For Drinks

Trip6 Trip6 writes  |  about 2 years ago

Trip6 writes "A Utah cafe owner is charging an extra dollar to admitted liberals for drinks in his cafe. George Burnett, the owner, claims his goal isn't to offend, but to "start a conversation about what he sees as the over-regulation of the energy industry and the continued financial problems facing the United States." Just another milepost on the road to the upcoming civil war?"
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Fry's Executive Arrested in $65M Fraud

Trip6 Trip6 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Trip6 (1184883) writes "Omar Siddiqui, fast rising Fry's executive, was arrested on Friday (as in hauled off in handcuffs from work) and held in a Santa Clara jail over the weekend. He appeared in court today. He allegedly acted as the middleman between vendors and Fry's, collecting outrageous commissions in exchange for guaranteed business, which he funneled to Las Vegas to pay off his gambling debts."

Soldier Robot Suit Amplifies Human Strength 20X

Trip6 Trip6 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Trip6 writes " A company in Utah is perfecting a robotic suit that amplifies human strength, kind of like the suit in The Matrix. Battery life is currently very short, but that is a minor hurdle compared to the potential benefits. It is being touted for uses like industrial repair, brute force tasks, etc. but look for it on the battlefield soon."


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