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Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

baegucb Re:COBOL (385 comments)

COBOL is easy imho. Assembler on mainframes or PCs is fun. But I have an easy job, close to retirement, so I really don't care if there's a shortage. Funny enough to watch organizations spending hundreds of millions to replace existing systems, rather than training in-house for skills lacking. Really, know how to program in a few languages? Picking up a new, well, old an one, is easy.

about two weeks ago
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No, a Stolen iPod Didn't Brick Ben Eberle's Prosthetic Hand

baegucb Re:Rule of thumb (122 comments)

I actually read the articles, even if I don't post a comment.

about three weeks ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

baegucb silly poll for latest news (455 comments)

but imho, cops should have cameras. And a fake off button.

about three weeks ago
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Time Warner Turns Down Takeover Bid From Rupert Murdoch

baegucb Re:Weren't they trying to merge with Comcast? (70 comments)

Back in the mid-80s, Fox bought a software system from Warner Brothers. (I was there at the time at Fox, and there was an intern from a Warner exec who was a pain...liked tagging stuff) Murdoch was considered an idiot by Fox employees. He ran out of gas on a holiday in LA, called up the studio, and had the only security guard on duty come out to help out. Oh yeah, there was a Die Hard movie filmed at a skyscraper in Century City owned by Fox. They didn't want to add enough any inches for a raised floor computer room, so they left it where it was.

about 2 months ago
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HP's NonStop Servers Go x86, Countdown To Itanium Extinction Begins

baegucb Re:NonStop (243 comments)

Tandem was awesome for where I worked, Power failure (circa 1999 in Seattle) and every other computer failed. It stayed up. Weird OS though.

about 10 months ago
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400 Million Chinese Cannot Speak Mandarin

baegucb Re:Why don't they just learn English? (562 comments)

Half those Indian phrases I understood. Of course, I'm a way old Canuck. Some were odd, or unknown.

1 year,12 days
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Angry Customer Buys Promoted Tweets To Bash British Airways

baegucb Re:Incoming (286 comments)

Odd. I was always told phone rings on cell phones are phony, just an artifice.

1 year,17 days
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The Legal Purgatory at the US Border: Detained, Searched, and Interrogated

baegucb Re:Fight it if you want to. (555 comments)

"US Customs agents now have free reign to search through all the photos of your personal life, emails to your friends and family, all the e-books you have purchased, and your entire music library."
https://www.aclunc.org/issues/technology/blog/the_privacy_of_your_laptop_at_international_borders.shtml makes interesting reading, or http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2008/05/crossing_border.html

1 year,19 days
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EU Proposes To Fit Cars With Speed Limiters

baegucb Re:No need for cameras. (732 comments)

An alternative used by my grandfather was to use the shoulder of the road, and pass the oncoming car on the passenger side. Of course, that got priceless looks of terror from the oncoming driver.

1 year,19 days
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Feds Seek Prison For Man Who Taught How To Beat a Polygraph

baegucb Re:Pseudoscience debunked? (374 comments)

Just an fyi: 5 is not the limit for mod points. I usually have 15.

1 year,20 days
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Huffington: Trolls Uglier Than Ever, So We're Cutting Off Anonymous Commenting

baegucb Re:I think we can do better (582 comments)

I should point out that slashdot used to not show where links went to before you clicked on them. goat.cx sorta links used to get people clicking on it all the time. Sorta stupid to try it now.

1 year,29 days
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Fifteen Years After Autism Panic, a Plague of Measles Erupts

baegucb Re:You .... (668 comments)

Google the title, and you bypass the paywall.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Stock Drops 11% In a Day

baegucb Re:It's not about the money (467 comments)

Carly Fiorina might be available to help out MS. And maybe Darl McBride could help out too.

about a year ago
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Boeing 777 Crashes At San Francisco Airport

baegucb Re:Pilot error? (506 comments)

ILS was out due to construction. And Korean airlines are notorious for poor training at hand flying landings without aids.

about a year ago

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Toyota actually may have a sudden acceleration software problem

baegucb baegucb writes  |  more than 2 years ago

baegucb (18706) writes "CNN has had documents translated three times, with no different translation from Toyota. Engineers found a problem in 2006, but insist they corrected unintended acceleration problems in pre-production. Toyota said the adaptive cruise-control system was never used in the U.S., but maybe a fork?"
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