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Ask Slashdot: In What Other Occupations Are IT Skills and Background Useful?

VIPERsssss Re:Finance (158 comments)

This is the correct answer. If you help the Finance team reduce cost you're their best friend.
Automate some processes and remove 5 or 6 hours from the Month End Closeout and you have people who will always have your back.

Always, always make sure your report balances back to the Finance team's number.

about 2 months ago

ISEE-3 Satellite Is Back Under Control

VIPERsssss Crowdfunding eh? (56 comments)

Maybe we can get it to broadcast Reading Rainbow and give the curmudgeons something to complain about for the next news cycle.

about 2 months ago

43,000-Year-Old Woolly Mammoth Remains Offer Strong Chance of Cloning

VIPERsssss Re:Evil spirits (187 comments)

Calm down, Stephen King.

about 4 months ago

70% of U.S. Government Spending Is Writing Checks To Individuals

VIPERsssss Re:Makers and takers (676 comments)

I find it interesting that you chose ground beef.
I seem to recall "pink slime" hysteria shutting down factories and jacking up prices.

about 5 months ago

Ouya CEO Talks Console's Tough First Year, and Ambitious "Ouya Everywhere" Plan

VIPERsssss Re:Ouya just isn't compelling (134 comments)

After seeing the Amazing Frog video, I kinda want to buy one just so I can be the Ribbit King!

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: When Is a Better Career Opportunity Worth a Pay Cut?

VIPERsssss Get a hobby. (263 comments)

If you need a challenge, learn to play a new musical instrument. Or buy a old British sports car.

about 5 months ago

Consumer Reports Says Tesla Model S Is Best Overall Vehicle

VIPERsssss Re:This is old news (318 comments)

Sounds exactly like the buzz about Obama back in about 2007...

Yep, and years later, lots of people STILL think he's the best president in over a decade.

about 5 months ago

Thief Debuts To Mediocre Reviews

VIPERsssss Watching my son play it on PS4, I like it. (110 comments)

It's like a cross between Dishonored and Bioshock Infinite. It does have some scripted sequences that remind me of Call of Duty 2, but you're not completely locked in. It's still mostly free roam.

about 5 months ago

Silk Road 2.0 Pledges To Compensate Users For Stolen Bitcoins

VIPERsssss Keep pumping in the money, dum-dums. (84 comments)

If it looks like a scam, sounds like a scam, and takes money like a scam... It's probably a scam.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Can some of us get together and rebuild this community?

VIPERsssss Yeah, well... (21 comments)

I'm gonna go build my own website, with blackjack and hookers.

In fact, forget the website!

about 6 months ago

New Documentary Chronicles Road Tripping Scientists Promoting Reason

VIPERsssss Re:If they are SO REALLY CONCERN about religion .. (674 comments)

Polls are shit statistics because the sample population is self selecting.
Sir, do you have time to answer a short survey?
No, I'm busy posting on /.

about 8 months ago

The Quest To Build Xbox One and PS4 Emulators

VIPERsssss Re:Those games were cool in context (227 comments)

This is only my opinion, but Devil's Crush my killer app for the Wii.
$5 download, and I play it at least as much as I ever did on the TurboGrafx-16

A good game is a good game.

about 8 months ago

Thieves Who Stole Cobalt-60 Will Soon Be Dead

VIPERsssss Re:hmmm... (923 comments)

Yep. Thank you, sir or madam.

about 8 months ago

Thieves Who Stole Cobalt-60 Will Soon Be Dead

VIPERsssss Re:hmmm... (923 comments)

Thanks, that's the one. Say "Hi" to the NSA for me. ;)

about 8 months ago

Thieves Who Stole Cobalt-60 Will Soon Be Dead

VIPERsssss Re:hmmm... (923 comments)

That's it.

about 8 months ago

Thieves Who Stole Cobalt-60 Will Soon Be Dead

VIPERsssss Re:hmmm... (923 comments)

Too much risk for collateral damage. I seem to remember a story about an entire village getting contaminated by cobalt from a scrap X-Ray machine. I'll be damned if I'm going to search for the article, though.

about 8 months ago

Geeks For Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries

VIPERsssss This is one of the most retarded things I've seen (730 comments)

This is one of the most retarded things I've seen in a long, long time. This surpasses Bush and Palin idiocy.

Is this some kind of false flag astroturf by the conservatives?

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Can You Trust Online Tax Software?

VIPERsssss What an amazing amount of FUD in this post. (237 comments)

I've never had any problem with online tax software. I will say, in all fairness, I have a simple return.

about 8 months ago


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