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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:interesting paradox (580 comments)

That's why people look at me like I'm weird for not liking chess / Sudoku / etc. I've spent enough of my day puzzle-solving already (Scala, Perl, Tcl), thanks very much.

about two weeks ago

Department of Transportation Makes Rear View Cameras Mandatory

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:13 deaths? (518 comments)

Actually, launching on ice _with_ traction control sucks.

about three weeks ago

Emails Reveal Battle Over Employee Poaching Between Google and Facebook

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Poaching is bad for employees too (132 comments)

I actually get paid a little more than my domestic counterparts, and had my pick of employment upon graduation.

about three weeks ago

The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Actually, H1-B visas (392 comments)

As a PhD EE currently on a H1-B, fuck you.

about a month ago

Hackers Penetrate Top Medical Device Makers

WhoBeDaPlaya Fuck beta (76 comments)

Fuck beta

about 2 months ago

Mac OS X Bitcoin Stealing Trojan Horse Called OSX/CoinThief Discovered

WhoBeDaPlaya Fuck beta (108 comments)

Fuck beta /thread

about 2 months ago

Porn Will Be Bitcoin's Killer App

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:seems reasonable (216 comments)

So what you're saying is, we needed the extra runtime on VHS to accommodate Peter North?

about 3 months ago

Intel Shows 14nm Broadwell Consuming 30% Less Power Than 22nm Haswell

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Yawn (88 comments)

I believe that it's generally accepted that : Haswell -> 110% IvyBridge -> 113% SandyBridge -> 125% Nehalem not counting special cases such as AVX2. Hence, a 4.4GHz 4770K = 5.5GHz i7 920, or ~137%.

about 7 months ago

Intel Shows 14nm Broadwell Consuming 30% Less Power Than 22nm Haswell

WhoBeDaPlaya Yawn (88 comments)

If the trend keeps up, we'll get a 1-3% IPC improvement, and even less overclocking headroom with Broadwell. It's absolutely disappointing that after waiting ~5 years, a fully overclocked 4770K (~4.4GHz) is only 1.37x as fast as a fully overclocked i7 920 (~4GHz).

about 7 months ago

Former Director of the ISS Division At NASA Talks About Science Behind 'Elysium'

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:who pays for maintenance? (366 comments)

Were the signs something about Carl Jr's BIG ASS tacos and/or fries?

about 8 months ago

Math and Science Popular With Students Until They Realize They're Hard

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Grades (580 comments)

Nothing wrong with a high GPA (4.0 undergrad, 3.9 PhD), as long as you don't play games to get it. I loaded up on classes, took the hardest profs, learned a ton, and established a solid foundation for future learning.

about 9 months ago

Police, Copyright Industry Raid Movie Subtitle Fansite

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:View from Thailand (344 comments)

Malaysia boleh!

about 9 months ago

Why Automakers Should Stop the Infotainment Arms Race

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Replaceable computer (317 comments)

Not true. I installed a then top-of-the-line PIoneer Z110BT in my car back in 2009. Still works fine to this day (albeit upgraded via software to a Z140BH).

about 10 months ago

How Silicon Valley's Tech Reign Will End

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Try Austin (395 comments)

What in the blue f**k are you going on about? I've never experienced this in Dallas.

about 10 months ago

Immigration Bill Passes the Senate, Includes More H-1B Visas

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:There are three kinds of lies. (274 comments)

I realize that this is Slashdot and that it tends to cater more to those in the IT field, but the H1B process does work. While definitely problematic in the IT field (with jackasses like WiPro muddying the waters), I don't seem to see much of an issue in a lot of other fields (eg. engineering). None of my numerous colleagues are paid below par or unfairly taken advantage of due to their immigration status. Most of them have advanced training right here in the US (masters and a couple of PhDs).

about 10 months ago

Texas Poised To Pass Unprecedented Email Privacy Bill

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Texas leads the way, again (262 comments)

Whoa! Funny you should say that. I got my doctorate in Iowa, and moved to Texas to work in the tech sector :O

about a year ago

New Prenda Law Shell Corp Threatening to Tell Your Neighbors You Pirated Porn

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Haha, let them. (258 comments)

I think he meant that in a tongue in cheek fashion, though what that tongue is doing, we can only guess...

about a year ago

New Study Suggests No Shortage of American STEM Graduates

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Supply-and-demand (344 comments)

H1B here and a PhD in Electrical Engineering (optics). Got a $115K job out of the gate, and in an unrelated area (mixed signal chip design) no less.

about a year ago


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