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Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

androidph Re:What does IBM do these days anyway? (234 comments)

I'm not sure what's left at IBM ever since they started selling off divisions years ago. The PC/workstation/laptop division got sold off as Lenovo, their online services never materialized, and there's not much sign as what their products are. Is IBM just a corporate shell remaining?

they still have DB2, Websphere etc. which I think is as widely used as Oracle products.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

androidph Any idea what's the motivation to remove START? (516 comments)

I was forced to use Windows 8 because it's packaged in my new laptop, and a change in OS means I need to spend more money. So I gave it a try but I never liked it. I think, I might get used to it, if all the PCs I use (home/office/remote) are all Windows 8. If MS wants everybody to like Windows 8, they should have killed all other versions that uses the START button. i.e. Windows Update that automatically disables the start menu for Windows XP to Windows 7. Then everybody will be forced to grow accustomed to it.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Inspired You To Start Hacking?

androidph Bill Gates (153 comments)

Like it or not, people born in the 80s saw those press releases on how this guy programmed his way to success, and thought, "that is the racket I should be in" but along the way, we enjoyed it and stayed in this industry.

about 2 months ago
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'Curiosity' Lead Engineer Suggests Printing Humans On Other Planets

androidph Prior Art (323 comments)

I had the same exact idea, before the 3G/LTE and highspeed internet, I thought of sending humans via GPRS, but the poor connection might be a problem in actual production. But I was dissapointed to learn that somebody already thought of it but by sending copies of himself via Fax. Unfortunately, I could not find that link.

about 2 months ago
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Let Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work In US, Says White House

androidph Re:Aaaaaaannd..... (566 comments)

I think INS actually comes to the homes for a surprise visit and interview the husband or wife trying to check for fraud. i.e. what position one sleeps, does he/she snores, what the favorite stuff etc etc..

about 2 months ago

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Ask Slashdot: Experienced Java Developer Needs to Learn CS

androidph androidph writes  |  about 3 months ago

androidph (3631653) writes "I am a Java developer for more than 10 years, and have been involved in a lot of projects from startup projects to big data projects.

I am not a Computer Science graduate and do not have a deep knowledge in algorithms, but I know the basics as part of my Electronics Engineering degree.

On my early years, I was able to get by with my Java skills and am able to perform well in development projects as well as create android apps and web-apps on the side.

But, lately when trying to get an interview, the questions are all related to Algorithms, Data Structures and Mathematical Equations.

My question is, can I effectively learn all those theories without going to school?"

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