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New Food-Growth Product a Bit Hairy

bigtangringo Re:Slashdot to digg Conversion Project - Day 13 (243 comments)

Apparently hair takes forever to compost on it's own. If you just wanted to compost hair, and not use it as a mulch, you could probably pre-treat it with a bit of lye. Just don't make your compost pile too alkaline.

more than 5 years ago
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Rocket Hobbyists Prevail Over Feds In Court Case

bigtangringo Re:In defense of the BATF? (546 comments)

Government: Arbitrary, stupid, bloated, and unnecessary.

more than 5 years ago
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Rocket Hobbyists Prevail Over Feds In Court Case

bigtangringo Re:In defense of the BATF? (546 comments)

You realize you can buy black powder, by the pound, in cash, with no identification, right?

more than 5 years ago
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Uproar Over Netflix's New Instant Viewer

bigtangringo Flash please. (575 comments)

Hulu pulls this off, I'm not sure why it's such a problem for NF. Movie instantly become available to all flash-capable platforms.

more than 5 years ago
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US District Ct. Says Defendant Must Provide Decrypted Data

bigtangringo Re:The Ammendment (767 comments)

Probably the same part of "shall not be infringed" most gun control advocates don't understand.

more than 5 years ago
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Why Do We Name Servers the Way We Do?

bigtangringo Functional names, all the way (1397 comments)

Having worked in two large operations now, for the love of all things pasta, use functional names.

more than 5 years ago
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Red Hat Set To Surpass Sun In Market Capitalization

bigtangringo Re:Wrong. (221 comments)

They're both public...

Sun

Red Hat

more than 5 years ago
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Obama Proposes Digital Health Records

bigtangringo 3,333,333 x $30k salaries (563 comments)

Government can't create jobs, it can only re-purpose money.

Now, if he wants to hold a consortium a la IETF/W3C to create a standard format for records, I'd be all for that. Foster an open source community to create software for those formats, based on the investments of interested parties, more power to him.

These records should not be kept in a central location, rather they should be used as a means to exchange information between providers more easily.

more than 5 years ago
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Abused IT Workers Ready To Quit

bigtangringo To quote a friend of mine... (685 comments)

"My ability to tolerate bullshit is directly proportional to my salary."

more than 5 years ago
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Getting Started With Part-Time Development Work?

bigtangringo No way. (262 comments)

While I like the idea of RentACoder or Guru, the people posting jobs on those sites are mindbogglingly cheap rubes. For example:

You have been invited by the buyer to participate in a project on http://www.rentacoder.com/ for the following bid request:

Title:Java web application, jdbc, jsp, payment integration.
Description:Type: Web app.; Using: Java, J2EE, JDBC, JSP, MySql, Javascripts, all browsers.
Requires completing a non-disclosure agreement, NDA, to obtain full project details and percentage of deposit held in escrow to hedge against and minimize project risk.

Some of the project deliverables are:
* Integration of live/real-time payment processing
* Multi-Account registration
* Various user groups with varying access levels
* Site navigation hyperlinks
* Region specific clock and news updates
* Content management interface
* Administrator console/panel
* Dynamically generated pages and panels with scrolling content
* Password reset utility/Account lockout security feature
* Directories
* Newsletter feature
* Triggers, Auto-notification, Stored procedures
* Built in Node-aware sniffer and product licensing
* Software update-deploy utility
* Packaged executable interfacing with web application
* Search, sorts, queries and data manipulation utilities
* Consistent page design and theme
* Database design normalized for optimal performance
* Language conversion utility
* Thorough documentation

Categories:Web, Microsoft Windows, Database, Language Specific, Java, Requirements, Operating Systems / Platforms, UNIX, Internet Browser, Security, Web Services, Linux, MySQL, Java Server Pages (JSP), Search Engine Optimization, Javascript, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Software Related (Includes Websites)
Max Bid:$250

Like hell. That's a representative sample. Don't even get me started on the requests for clone sites.

more than 5 years ago
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Sleep Mailing

bigtangringo Sleep tech support (195 comments)

This would happen on the graveyard shift back in the day. I only ever sent out one that was mildly incoherent.

I caught myself on all the rest. I wish I still had the file I kept of them; a few of the gems I kinda remember:

something about hot dogs

information regarding the customer's order of shoes arriving on time.

I worked at a domain registrar/hosting company :)

more than 5 years ago
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Web Browser Programming Blurring the Lines of MVC

bigtangringo Re:Does it really blur the idea of MVC? (303 comments)

It's a pretty common to see apps that use the database like it's a big storage closet, ignore stored procedures completely, and implement all data manipulation functions in Java. Is that a smart idea?

Depends on how your database is used, if you ask me. If you have a lot of applications that really need to use the database, then SPs can be a boon. If they just need the occasional object, using web services can be better and SPs could just be an extra step.

If the company you work for has database programmers, whose job is writing efficient queries, then it might be better to use SPs. If you're a small company, that's not necessarily likely.

I've worked at both, and really have no preference. Different solutions for different scenarios.

Then again, lately I'm a Java guy who codes to JPA.

more than 5 years ago
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IT Job Without a Degree?

bigtangringo Re:Everything is a lot easier with the degree (1123 comments)

This is why they say don't talk about your compensation. I don't know your specific circumstances, but you could have just bought her some shit from the management.

Keep it to yourself, figure it in as market value, negotiate from there.

more than 5 years ago
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Would You Add Easter Eggs To Software Produced At Work?

bigtangringo Re:here's what I did... (747 comments)

Sounds a bit like the kindOfThingAnIdiotWouldHaveOnHisLuggage.

Should be pretty obscure.

more than 5 years ago
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Why the Widening Gender Gap In Computer Science?

bigtangringo Re:Obvious.... (1563 comments)

Fair enough on the first one. The latter two, that's human (male, in this case) nature.

We're not particularly complex, or discrete creatures. I recommend using it for your own gain.

more than 5 years ago
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Why the Widening Gender Gap In Computer Science?

bigtangringo Re:Widening gap in first posts (1563 comments)

Like fucking hell. I would enjoy teaching, but I won't set foot in a classroom alone with minors.

There's a legal prejudice against men in alleged teacher-student sex cases.

Real or perceived, fuck that noise.

more than 5 years ago

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