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Best 1990s Sci-fi show?

bigsexyjoe Sliders (415 comments)

If you really cared about quality of story, characters, etc. Sliders was by far the best. It doesn't hurt that it's science was some of the best too. Most items on this list are melodramatic space opera.

2 days ago
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Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

bigsexyjoe Most of it is marketable (703 comments)

Almost anything at community college is general education or applied trade skill. In community college you can get a lot of good degrees in medical technician things and such. Aside from that its all, math, English, etc. I doubt you can take a single class in being a community organizer at any community college in the US.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Companies Won't Be Around In 10 Years?

bigsexyjoe I don't think it is a good thing (332 comments)

But it has been that for a lot longer than 30 years. Shareholders get to fire the board and time value of money calculations make it so you want your money ASAP. So they always go for short term profit. It is the economic law.

about a month ago
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US Army Could Waive Combat Training For Hackers

bigsexyjoe Most personel don't recieve much combat training (223 comments)

Most people in the military have some sort of job and they receive training for that. They don't spend much time learning to be a commando.

Are you talking about boot camp? Bootcamp doesn't really teach you about combat. It's more of a series of complex choreographies that you have to learn. The purpose of this mostly has to do with indoctrination and brainwashing. The military certainly isn't going to loosen its brainwashing requirements on cyberwarriors.

about a month ago
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Pew Survey: Tech Increases Productivity, But Also Time Spent Working

bigsexyjoe Of course (82 comments)

Productivity goes up. Less labor is needed. The value of your labor goes down. You have to work more. Also, unemployment is higher.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Companies Won't Be Around In 10 Years?

bigsexyjoe Re:Amazon (332 comments)

You are complaining about a central feature of capitalism. Public companies chase profits and steeply discount the future. If they don't, the board is replaced with a new board that is willing to do that. You need major systemic change to change this.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Companies Won't Be Around In 10 Years?

bigsexyjoe Agile? Are you fucking kidding? (332 comments)

I think they'll probably be smaller, but they aren't "Agile" enough? Agile is not a real concept, it's just stupid business talk.

about a month ago
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The New (Computer) Chess World Champion

bigsexyjoe But is it best at beating humans? (107 comments)

I wonder if there is a difference between the best engine at beating other engines and the best engine at beating humans. Obviously, you need to put them on low powered machines to bring them down to the level of occasionally losing to humans to check.

about a month ago
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The New (Computer) Chess World Champion

bigsexyjoe Re:General artificial intelligence? (107 comments)

No. They win by crunching data. What we have learned is what games humans are still better at. I would say chess research is no longer AI research. The new horizon is figuring out how to beat humans at the games humans are still better at. That is how they'll get closer to humans.

about a month ago
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains His Christmas Tweet

bigsexyjoe For fuck's sake people... (681 comments)

Some conservatives seem to hate him just for being a smart black guy who is associated with science. He's not even really an outspoken liberal or anything. He's just a smart black guy and it drives them CRAZY.

about a month ago
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MIT Unifies Web Development In Single, Speedy New Language

bigsexyjoe Bah (194 comments)

It's trying to abstract away things like the database and the separation between client and server side. Every attempt to abstract away real things that I have seen has been crap. When you abstract away the HTML and the SQL and the AJAX, it means you can't dig into it for the nitty-gritty. If they finally got it right, congrats, but I doubt they have.

about a month ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

bigsexyjoe Capitalism is terrorism (589 comments)

Capitalism will never stand up against terrorism. Capitalism is based on terrorism. To live in capitalism is to live in terror.

about a month ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

bigsexyjoe That's just not capitalisim (589 comments)

Sony does things for profit. Only North Korea is free to do things to promote an ideology.

about a month ago
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Which Programming Language Pays the Best? Probably Python

bigsexyjoe Java (277 comments)

Python might have the higher average, but Java is more popular, and I would guess more people are making big money in Java. I think Java has a very high ceiling. Many of the people making big money in Python probably have significant non-software engineer skills.

about 2 months ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

bigsexyjoe Not really (367 comments)

Often times the problem is the US sanctioning countries or forcing them to agree to ridiculous debts. This has historically been the greatest problem with non-free market systems.

about 2 months ago
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LinkedIn Study: US Attracting Fewer Educated, Highly Skilled Migrants

bigsexyjoe This is obviously Slashdot's fault (338 comments)

It has nothing to do with the US economy taking a hit or the fact that there is now more going on in other parts of the world. It is all because Slashdot complained about an H1B Visa program that exists to supply cheap labor.

Yes, I fed the troll. Sue me.

about 2 months ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

bigsexyjoe No (367 comments)

Capitialism is destroying the environment, it is a very stupid way to do things. It will be the end of us.

about 2 months ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

bigsexyjoe Re:How about engineering the economy? (367 comments)

No. They never tried it. What's this "other people's wealth" the Earth has resources and the human race has the capacity to do work.

about 2 months ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

bigsexyjoe How about engineering the economy? (367 comments)

I think the idea that we are going to engineer the environment is crazy and dangerous. The fact is we don't HAVE to keep dumping CO2 into the air. We can dramatically shift our priorities and resources to finding alternative energy.

Granted, the economic incentives for clean energy aren't there right now, but is capitalism a suicide pact?

about 2 months ago

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Interview with Jeremy Hammond

bigsexyjoe bigsexyjoe writes  |  about a year ago

bigsexyjoe (581721) writes "http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vivien-lesnik-weisman/jeremy-hammond-q-and-a_b_4298969.html

Jeremy Hammond talks about how white hat hackers actually sell zero day exploits to the highest bidder, how cyber-security is really cyber offense. The possibility that the government had Sabu set up the attack in an attempt to entrap Julian Assange is also discussed. (Hammond sabotaged that plan when he dumped the emails onto the Pirate Bay.)"

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How do I get back a passion for programming?

bigsexyjoe bigsexyjoe writes  |  more than 3 years ago

bigsexyjoe (581721) writes "I am a somewhat experienced software developer who is pretty much an office drone. I used to enjoy writing code. I even enjoyed writing routine code before it became routine.

But now I just come in day in and day out. I work for manipulative assholes. I don't care about the product I create. I don't enjoy coding anymore.

I'm not great at interviewing. I don't have an impressive resume. I stick in more advanced stuff into my code when I can, but that is always on the sly.

So my question is how do I get back the enjoyment I used to have writing code?"
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Where should I host my personal website?

bigsexyjoe bigsexyjoe writes  |  more than 3 years ago

bigsexyjoe (581721) writes "I am a web developer who wants to create a personal website to server as a portfolio of my skills. So in addition to showing off my front end skills (which I can do anywhere), I would like to also put up projects that display my back-end coding skills

It would seem that it would be best for me to use a Cloud Service like Heroku or Google App Engine, so I code in Java, which is my primary strength, in addition to being able to put up projects in Django and Node.js

Oh, and I am of course looking to do this for free or at least at a minimal cost!

I thank you for your input in advance."

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