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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

Zecheus Re:Yo, its 2014! (291 comments)

There is only one 10 year span with relevance to the context of this post: the 10 year span that ends now. Historians would care what the highest paid programming job is in 1978, or 2011. People planning a programming career, or evaluating opportunities TODAY won't care. Reading comprehension is hard, but contextual analysis is harder.

about three weeks ago
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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

Zecheus Re:Yo, its 2014! (291 comments)

RoR in 2005. See what you did to me!

about three weeks ago
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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

Zecheus Yo, its 2014! (291 comments)

The internet boom, THE dot-com boom 'n' crash, 9/11 (2001!) and birth of DHS all predated (2014 - 10). Math (or history) is hard. Ruby On Rails originated in 2003. The crash of the global economy followed.

about three weeks ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Universe Could Come From Nothing

Zecheus Re:Nothing? (429 comments)

No. Not turtles all the way down. That is a blunder. One turtle on top of another on top of another .... is a broken model. God is the single source of being, the single source of existence. This statement is irrational: The existence of the single source of existence depends on another source of existence.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Backs Open Source For the Internet of Things

Zecheus Re:IT'S A TRAP! (136 comments)

Agreed, a trap. Open source != free (as in freedom) source. This announcement is not a breakthrough for MS.

about 5 months ago
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A Year After Sandy, Do You Approach Disaster Differently?

Zecheus disasters approach me differently (230 comments)

Since Sandy, disasters don't approach me at all, actually....Its been about 12 months now, I think, since I was last approached by a disaster. They have given up I think.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are We Witnessing the Decline of Ubuntu?

Zecheus no. Ubuntu is a consumer product. (631 comments)

Haters will hate. I Ubuntu is not developer focused on its mission. The trouble with Linux on desktop is developers. They are in the way, not the solution.

about a year ago
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NASA Testing Frickin' Laser Communications

Zecheus unsolved problem (108 comments)

Has NASA settled the question? I guess so. Upload rates are ALWAYS a fraction of download rates.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Prove an IT Manager Is Incompetent?

Zecheus stick to facts, avoid judgement (331 comments)

You say: "countless projects that are overly complex, don't function as needed, and are incredibly expensive" Prove it. Then let management judge the manager.

about a year and a half ago
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Florida Teen Expelled and Arrested For Science Experiment

Zecheus Re:Playing the race card again (1078 comments)

sorry, I forgot. I live in new jersey and we don't have state law classified as felony. Other states do. In new jersey, the only felony charges are federal.

about a year and a half ago
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Florida Teen Expelled and Arrested For Science Experiment

Zecheus Re:Playing the race card again (1078 comments)

Using cleaning chemicals for purpose other than cleaning can be a federal crime, in other words, a felony. Accidental death is not is not a federal crime, not a felony. The application of law is not out of balance.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Preserve a "Digital Inheritance"?

Zecheus Time (191 comments)

What makes you think your kids are in any extent interested in your digital media? If you think digital media defines you as a parent, maybe you should re-calibrate, spend more time with your kids, not your media.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Alternative To the Canonical Computer Science Degree?

Zecheus Head slap! You are using college wrong (347 comments)

Go to college to get an intelligence certificate. Its not a place to learn skills. At the end of college, you won't have skills; you will have a sheet of paper that says you are intelligent. That paper, called a diploma, says only that you are intelligent enough to learn new things. You want something else. You want a skill. Diplomas do not say you have any skill (see above). College is the wrong place to get a skill because college won't give you even a piece of paper that says you have said skill. If you don't even want a piece of paper that says you have a skill (these are called certifications), then don't even go to school.

You have an opportunity to get a piece of paper saying you are intelligent enough to learn things about computers, and you don't see that as anything but a waste of time. Incredible. Maybe you should be a business major.

about 2 years ago
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Apple Causes Religious Reaction In Brains of Fans

Zecheus who/what is YOUR god? (636 comments)

Whatever stimulates this area of your brain is your god, and it could be anything.

Relates to the Commandments: "You shall have no other gods before me." and "You shall not make for yourself an idol."

more than 3 years ago

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Former Assistant Secretary of Energy to Obama says: Climate Science is not settl

Zecheus Zecheus writes  |  about 3 months ago

Zecheus (1072058) writes "Steven E. Koonin in an article published this weekend of the People's Climate March summarizes the "very, very difficult" problem for the climate science research community. There are hard questions, and the climate models today are not dependable. He warns against declaring climate science as either 'settled' or a 'hoax', because neither declarations advance the public discourse of politicians or diplomats who are developing the policies of environmental management."
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How far will YOU go for highest speed Internet

Zecheus Zecheus writes  |  about 9 months ago

Zecheus (1072058) writes "This community is extraordinarily rural. It is considered among the northernmost in the world. In the summer, temperature rises as high as 40F. There are more polar bears than humans. Even the usual ubiquitous and generous Norwegian health care is out of reach: inhabitants leave for the south to give birth or to die. On the other hand, it enjoys the highest quality Internet experience in the world due to recently installed fiber. Care to give it a try? By the way, the area has a turnover rate of over 25% every year."
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Geron shutttered embryonic stem cell clinical tria

Zecheus Zecheus writes  |  about 3 years ago

Zecheus (1072058) writes "Geron had won the first clinical trial of embryonic stem cell therapy in the United States, as previously reported in slashdot: http://science.slashdot.org/story/09/01/23/1647211/first-human-embryonic-stem-cell-study-approved, but is now ending that trial and divesting entirely from any research in the technology. This is an stunning turnaround for the company that holds pioneering patents and had developed more experimental drugs from the stem cell of human embryos than any other company in the world. “I deeply believe in the promise of stem cells,” John A. Scarlett, the chief executive of Geron said. However the move is widely seen as a major setback for the technology. (Maybe he meant the 'promise of adult stem cells' in which many therapies are already approved and in use.) Perhaps Geron bailed out because the clinical trial has only demonstrated a certain level of safety, but no improvement in the small number of patients; or to meet strategic/tactical business goals (i.e., to stay in business), In any case, it looks like the promise of embyronic stem cell therapies are overhyped and false."
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Copyright suit forces shut down unix timezone data

Zecheus Zecheus writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Zecheus (1072058) writes "The founder and maintainer of The timezone database writes:

A civil suit was filed on September 30 in federal court in Boston; I'm a defendant; the case involves the time zone database. The ftp server at elsie.nci.nih.gov has been shut down. The mailing list will be shut down after this message. Electronic mail can be sent to me at arthurdavidolson gmail.com. I hope there will be better news shortly.

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Foursquare data published by WSJ

Zecheus Zecheus writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Zecheus (1072058) writes "WSJ says: 'We collected every check-in on location-sharing service Foursquare for a week starting at noon Eastern on Friday, Jan. 21 until noon on Friday Jan. 28. Foursquare, which provided the data, removed all material that could identify an individual user.'

The pages have different presentations and breakdowns of the data. A comparison between NYC and SanFrancisco interests is presented."

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Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Mental Price

Zecheus Zecheus writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Zecheus (1072058) writes "In the New York Times: 'Scientists say juggling e-mail, phone calls and other incoming information can change how people think and behave. They say our ability to focus is being undermined by bursts of information.' This is why slashdot readers infamously fail to RFA."
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US Justice investigates IT hiring practices

Zecheus Zecheus writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Zecheus (1072058) writes "The Wall Street Journal (no paywall on this story) reports that the Justice Department is 'stepping up' an investigation of hiring practices of US technology firms, such as Google, Intel, IBM, and Apple. From the article: "The inquiry is focused on whether companies, particularly in the technology sector, have agreed not to recruit each others' employees in ways that violate antitrust law. Specifically, the probe is looking into whether the companies' hiring practices are costing skilled computer engineers and other workers opportunities to change jobs for higher pay or better benefits.""
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Is religion a fairy tale?

Zecheus Zecheus writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Zecheus (1072058) writes "Readers of slashdot have much to say and think about the relationship between science and religion. I've noticed that articles that involve religion generally gather a greater number of comments than most other topics. So, I think the following is within the scope of 'news for nerds'. For the nerds who like to read/discuss how there can be religious faithful in this age of science, you may be interested in this opinion piece at the NY Times . Stanley Fish writes: "So to sum up, the epistemological critique of religion — it is an inferior way of knowing — is the flip side of a naïve and untenable positivism. And the critique of religion's content — it's cotton-candy fluff — is the product of incredible ignorance."

Have fun, and God bless."
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Zecheus Zecheus writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Zecheus (1072058) writes "The US Copyright Office has released their new set of rates for the payment of royalties by Internet Radio. The new rates are high enough to put the nascent internet radio industry out of business. Checkout the blog of Radio Paradise founder Bill Goldsmith for an operator's perspective and plea for help."

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