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High Tech Vending Machines Transform IT Support At Facebook

WaterDamage Will it get stuck? (210 comments)

Great, I guess the keyboard or whatever shitty peripheral will get stuck and then after beating and shaking the vending machine for 10 fucking minutes you'll end-up calling help-desk to complain that you swiped and you never got your item so they'll send out an vending service guy and spend $400/hr to fix the fucking crappy vending machine rather keep a stack of $2 dollar keyboards in a closet next to the receptionist or secretary. Then again It's Facebook, so I guess their developers/admins must jiz a lot all over their keyboards while they porn surf through user profiles of hot bitches.

about a year ago
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Remote-Controlled Planes Used For Wildlife Conservation

WaterDamage Fukushima needs this too (48 comments)

This kind of setup would be perfect for the Fukushima nuclear disaster. If the radiation isn't going to interfere with the electronics then this could be used to fly over the reactors that are unapproachable or even view-able by humans due to the extremely high concentrations of radioactivity.

more than 2 years ago
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Remote-Controlled Planes Used For Wildlife Conservation

WaterDamage Re:Pigeons (48 comments)

I Soviet RUSSIA, pigeons hunt you!

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Tech Manufacturers With Better Labor Practices?

WaterDamage Re:No such thing as ethical corporations (375 comments)

Not true, there are quite a few very good corporations that treat and pay their employees very well. We just tend to concentrate on the bad news. One prime example of the top of my head is Google.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Tech Manufacturers With Better Labor Practices?

WaterDamage It's all about the money. (375 comments)

Money talks, and we're all guilty in this rat race to the bottom for the lowest cost. When robotics and automation get good enough, even Foxconn exploited workers will be out of work. We're in the middle of a transition to full or almost fully robotic manufacturing, give it a few years, no one will have a job expect robot builders and service men to maintain them.

more than 2 years ago
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17-Year-Old Wins $100K For Creating Cancer Killing Nanoparticle

WaterDamage The 100k was a ripoff (255 comments)

The big pharma company(ies) will make billions from her discovery wile giving her a mere $100k! If I were her, I would have demanded indefinite royalties or 100 million dollars.

more than 2 years ago
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OpenBSD 5.0 Unleashed On the World

WaterDamage How is this news? (185 comments)

Why is this news on the main page? Ubuntu 11.10 is out too and Windows 8 will be out soon! In other news, Kim Kardashian got divorced after 72 days! Who gives a Beep!

more than 2 years ago
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RIM PlayBook Email App Nowhere In Sight

WaterDamage DOA (163 comments)

RIM??? They still wasting revenue chasing their proprietary pipe dream? I have 3 letters for them: D.O.A.

more than 2 years ago
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Your Tech Skills Have a Two Year Half-Life

WaterDamage Re:What about languages? (289 comments)

Possibly, but it depends on what you're coding. If you're a developer creating low level code like drivers then C and even assembly are your only real choices but if you're an app developer you must follow the latest trends and move to the best language that supports the codebase.

more than 2 years ago
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Your Tech Skills Have a Two Year Half-Life

WaterDamage Re:Depends... (289 comments)

.NET will be on a decline as Microsoft loves to gut programming languages every few years. Just look at how many programming languages MS has had in the past and look at their life-cycles.

more than 2 years ago
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Your Tech Skills Have a Two Year Half-Life

WaterDamage Totally incorrect... (289 comments)

I can play pong just as well as I did in 1984! I took my Atari 2600 out of the basement, fired it up and hit an all time high score again. Time to hit the Wall Street Occupy protest to complain about evil CIOs and how their greed is destroying my reputation as a highly qualified gamer from the past.

more than 2 years ago
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The Real Job Threat

WaterDamage Re:Stop paying by the hour (990 comments)

Well, you've answered your own question. Low productivity = low hourly rate (ie minimum wage or lower)...High productivity = high hourly rate. Same difference a far as I'm concerned so it makes no difference as to whether you get paid hourly or on a project basis. No matter how you slice the big picture it equates to the same results.

about 2 years ago
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The Real Job Threat

WaterDamage Not so fast.... (990 comments)

While possibly true that the human race may live like the Jetsons one day...the biggest issue today and for the next foreseeable decade or more is still outsourcing and loss of employment to cheaper countries. Once true globalization equalizes itself then and only then will innovation/technology truly start outsourcing jobs from humans. Again this will probably never happen in our lifetime or gen Y generations lifetime. I'm more worried about getting outsourced by big corporations due to H1B Indians taking my job than Mr Robato.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: GNU/Linux Laptops?

WaterDamage Re:Not a troll but.... (708 comments)

It's not an issue, it's the advanced sleep wake features that you have not disabled. I used to run into this problem with my laptop that has a TV tuner card and Windows Media center with a being the culprit. Unbeknownst to me, it had a built in timer to download a TV program guide every night at 3AM which woke the system up from sleep. It's rooted very deep in the sleep/wake settings of the OS. You should look into what kept waking your system by following the troubleshooting steps in: http://www.cravingtech.com/fix-windows-vista7-sleep-mode-from-waking-up-by-itself.html

about 2 years ago
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Help Me Get My Math Back?

WaterDamage Re:Why? (467 comments)

hahaha, what a bunch of BS! Apparently, you've never been a contractor/consultant long term in IT. Trust me, as a contractor or consultant you're shown the door quite often and the supposed big money you've made all dries up in bills and expenses while you seek another spot as you're between gigs. I've been there for many years after the .com explosion in 2002 and trust me it was no picknick. You'll be no better off than a migrant farmer in that field right now. When the economy is humming along then you can play that musical chairs game but now isn't the right time.

more than 4 years ago
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MLB Fans Who Bought DRM Videos Get Hosed

WaterDamage No surprise there... (299 comments)

Hmmmmm...I wonder what will happen to all those iTunes songs once Apple moves to a new DRM or non-DRM format in the future and stops supporting their old format???

more than 6 years ago

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