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Microsoft, Ask.com, Oracle Latest To Be Sued Over No-Poach Deal

buddyglass wait a second... (47 comments)

Ask.com still exists?

3 days ago
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Be True To Your CS School: LinkedIn Ranks US Schools For Job-Seeking Programmers

buddyglass Re:Missing the point (128 comments)

I can positively say that no company I've worked for in the past 15 years would have hired an 18/19 year old with a GED and no work experience. Even for an entry level position. Though, we're talking about a sample size of five companies, so maybe they're not representative.

3 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

buddyglass Re:All the movies had women in business (767 comments)

Any response has to explain why the change in ~1985. Prior to that C.S. had roughly tracked the same trajectory as those other fields. After the mid-80s it went into a tailspin. Why? Were there not movies with attractive businessmen prior to 1985?

4 days ago
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Be True To Your CS School: LinkedIn Ranks US Schools For Job-Seeking Programmers

buddyglass Re:Missing the point (128 comments)

The question isn't whether I'm representative of most individuals with GEDs, but whether I'm representative of individuals holding GEDs who happen to have pursued careers involving substantial software development duties.

I assumed that was implied. My mistake. To clarify, I don't think you're representative of individuals with GEDs who have pursued careers in software development. I will suggest that a random high school student who has just finished his junior year and who wants a career in software would be better served by finishing high school and getting a 4-year C.S. degree (from the highest-ROI university available to him) than he would by getting a GED and spending the next five years doing something else.

5 days ago
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Be True To Your CS School: LinkedIn Ranks US Schools For Job-Seeking Programmers

buddyglass Re:Missing the point (128 comments)

Do you think you're representative of most GED-havers? I don't.

about a week ago
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Tech Workers Oppose Settlement They Reached In Silicon Valley Hiring Case

buddyglass Re:Systemic abuse can only be handled one way (54 comments)

Seems like it should be roughly quantifiable. We know how many workers are in the class. So we'd need to estimate the difference between what they hypothetically would have been paid in the absence of the anti-competitive practices and what they were actually paid. Then multiply that by the number of years the companies engaged in those practices.

about two weeks ago
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Early Childhood Neglect Associated With Altered Brain Structure, ADHD

buddyglass Re:Makes sense (87 comments)

Day care, if done right, can be as stimulating as staying at home with mom. Even the average U.S. day care is light years away from an Eastern bloc orphanage.

about two weeks ago
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Fighting the Culture of 'Worse Is Better'

buddyglass Re:hmm... (240 comments)

Haven't looked at D in any detail, but I was under the impression it was more different than C++ than what I had in mind. I was imagining C+++ as staying as close as possible to C++ but with whatever modest improvements are enabled by the omission of C compatibility. But maybe that's in fact what D is.

about two weeks ago
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Fighting the Culture of 'Worse Is Better'

buddyglass hmm... (240 comments)

Seems like someone (or a consortium of someone's) should take C++, drop the C compatibility requirement, make whatever "cleanup" changes that allows, and call it C+++. Just make sure there's a module ready to go for gcc.

about two weeks ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

buddyglass Re:Read below to see what Bennett has to say. (622 comments)

Perhaps leaning that way, but the stereotypical person I'm thinking of isn't consistently libertarian. He likely supports increased funding for NASA. He's not a big fan of open borders. ("The H1B visa guys are going to take my job!") Etc.

about two weeks ago
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Despite Push From Tech Giants, AP CS Exam Counts Don't Budge Much In Most States

buddyglass Re:what if there was a better monetary incentive (144 comments)

IBM underpays.

Which also supports my point. It means my ~$65k salary in 1999 was potentially lower than it should have been, which strengthens the case that the poster's claim of $80-90k being the norm for Ph.D.'d data scientists in the Bay area is a huge exaggeration.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

buddyglass huh (263 comments)

For me, gmail is superb at filtering spam. I have 167 emails in my "Spam" folder over the last 30 days. Maybe 1 or 2 have gotten through over that same period.

about two weeks ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

buddyglass Re:Read below to see what Bennett has to say. (622 comments)

Perhaps the Lawrence-blamers skew conservative, but I'd not be so quick to color them with one brush. There's a certain brand of person I like to call "arrogant techie dude", in no short supply on slashdot, who bucks the trend. He unswervingly believes in evolution and AGW, is pro-choice, holds theists in disdain if not outright contempt, will support almost any effort at manned space exploration (cost be damned). But he has no patience for anyone who is suffering due to his or her own mistakes (such as, for instance, storing nude pics in the cloud). He's very much of the view that if someone's situation is shitty that it must be his own fault and he should just pull himself up by the bootstraps. (Oddly, a frame of mind most often ascribed to conservatives.)

about two weeks ago
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Despite Push From Tech Giants, AP CS Exam Counts Don't Budge Much In Most States

buddyglass Re:what if there was a better monetary incentive (144 comments)

Your experience supports what I was saying, though. If Microsoft is going to pay you $80k for an internship in Seattle, it beggars belief that companies in the Bay area are offering $80-90k to data scientists with Ph.D.s.

about two weeks ago
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Despite Push From Tech Giants, AP CS Exam Counts Don't Budge Much In Most States

buddyglass Re:Said it before, say it again (144 comments)

who in their right mind would go into computer science in America right now?

Someone who enjoys coding. Someone who likes being compensated pretty well without having work lawyer-hours. You can whine about H1-B visas all you want, but the situation for software devs is pretty comfortable.

about two weeks ago
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Despite Push From Tech Giants, AP CS Exam Counts Don't Budge Much In Most States

buddyglass Re:I wonder (144 comments)

I've been working for 15 years. In that time, I've held five jobs. The shortest of them lasted 2 years, and that's because I chose to leave. I have no vendor certifications nor would it help me to obtain them. At my current company we hardly ever do reviews. Maybe my experience isn't representative, but, then again, maybe yours wasn't either.

about two weeks ago
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Despite Push From Tech Giants, AP CS Exam Counts Don't Budge Much In Most States

buddyglass Re:Is this really an important fact? (144 comments)

The city where I grew up had about the same population (when I was living there) as Wyoming's current population. It was urban, but not especially progressive and not located in a state known for its awesome education system. We probably had 10 people take the AP C.S. exam at my school alone. Granted, it was a magnet school with an engineering focus, but I'm sure there were also some other exam-takers from the other schools in my district. So something weird is going on in Wyoming.

about two weeks ago
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Despite Push From Tech Giants, AP CS Exam Counts Don't Budge Much In Most States

buddyglass Re:what if there was a better monetary incentive (144 comments)

Your claim is as hard to believe as his. With a master's degree in C.S. I started at about $65k in 1999. At IBM. In a market with a much lower cost-of-living than California and with correspondingly lower salaries. And the position I was hired into was pretty junior. So it's hard for me to believe that a guy with a Ph.D. getting a job in a hot field and in a hot market would come in making $85-90k.

about two weeks ago
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Despite Push From Tech Giants, AP CS Exam Counts Don't Budge Much In Most States

buddyglass Re:The brightest people don't go into CS anymore, (144 comments)

The kind of dev. I'm interested in doing isn't being outsourced. The type of jobs being outsourced aren't the ones I had in mind when I chose to pursue a C.S. degree.

about two weeks ago

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The Fiscal Cliff: What's your bill?

buddyglass buddyglass writes  |  about 2 years ago

buddyglass (925859) writes "As most slashdotters in the United States are aware the impending fiscal cliff will hit in 2013 unless a compromise is reached beforehand. Want to know the impact to your household in the absence of any compromise? Turns out there's an app for that. It should be interesting to see how different readers' households are affected by the "full cliff" scenario as well as various alternate proposals."
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London Stock Exchange delays Linux switch

buddyglass buddyglass writes  |  more than 3 years ago

buddyglass (925859) writes "Citing scalability concerns after its test platform "Turqoise" was knocked offline for two hours by unusually high volume, the London Stock Exchange announced that it is delaying its planned switch from Microsoft to Linux. The switch was initially motivated by a desire for shorter latencies. Notably, the NASDAQ uses a scalable Linux-based system that achieves trade latencies 25ms shorter than the LSE's planned deployment."
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No more Windows bugs?

buddyglass buddyglass writes  |  more than 4 years ago

buddyglass (925859) writes "Past submitters have focused on previous "Patch Tuesdays" in which Microsoft has issued fixes for a record number of issues. Examples here and here. It seems only fair, then, to mention that the software maker intends to release only a single fix this iteration, addressing an issue that is only considered critical for Windows 2000 systems. If past releases with large numbers of fixes were evidence of the poor quality of Microsoft software, and by extension the closed source model in general, does this upcoming Tuesday represent some level of vindication?"
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Climate change consensus questioned?

buddyglass buddyglass writes  |  more than 7 years ago

buddyglass (925859) writes "In 2004 Naomi Oreskes examined 928 abstracts of peer-reviewed journal articles published from 1993-2003 and announced an overwhelming agreement in favor of the "consensus view" of climate change, which states that human activity bears at least partial responsibility. Her methods were recently repeated by one Dr. Klaus-Martin Schulte, who examined 528 abstracts of peer-reviewed journal articles published from 2004-2007. Dr. Schulte's study found that 45% of articles agreed with the consensus view, either explicitly or implicitly, whereas 6% explicitly disagreed. Another 48% were explicitly neutral, refusing to support or deny the consensus view. Does this draw into question the notion that there is an unequivocal consensus among climate change researchers with regard to human activity's effect on the global climate?"
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How would you refocus linux development?

buddyglass buddyglass writes  |  more than 7 years ago

buddyglass (925859) writes "The majority of Slashdot users are no doubt appreciative of linux in the general sense, but I suspect we all have some application or aspect of the platform that we wish was more stable, performant, feature-rich, etc. So my question is a hypothetical one: if you were able to devote a "significant" number of resources (read: high-quality developers) to a particular app or area of the kernel, and were able to set the focus for those resources (stability, performance, new features, etc.), what application or kernel area would you attempt to improve, and what would you focus on improving?"

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