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At Home with Tim O'Reilly (Videos 1 and 2 of 6)

caferace Re:Who writes these crappy intros? (11 comments)

TBH, I didn't watch the video and just read the transcript. :)

An hour with him is worth it. He's been around since before /. ... well worth it.

about a month ago
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At Home with Tim O'Reilly (Videos 1 and 2 of 6)

caferace Re:Who writes these crappy intros? (11 comments)

Some people don't need embellished intros. How would you have done it?

about a month ago
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The "Rickmote Controller" Can Hijack Any Google Chromecast

caferace Re:Maybe it's just me ... (131 comments)

But think of the children! Oh. Wait. Yeah. They'd be scarred for life either way.

about 2 months ago
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The "Rickmote Controller" Can Hijack Any Google Chromecast

caferace Re:Maybe it's just me ... (131 comments)

There is always a fix. I doubt people are going to be wardriving for Chromecasts. Does it suck from a security standpoint? Yes. But the guys at least have a sense of humour. Better than goatse, right?

about 2 months ago
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The "Rickmote Controller" Can Hijack Any Google Chromecast

caferace Maybe it's just me ... (131 comments)

But I find that kind of awesome. :)

Kind of.

about 2 months ago
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Age Discrimination In the Tech Industry

caferace Once past 50, you're fucked. (370 comments)

I'm feeling this. I worked for Netscape back in the 90's. I'm considerig trimming that from my resume simply because it make me look too old-school. There is definite discrimination amongst up and coming companies. It's incredibly frustrating for me, a guy in his early 50's. I know a metric shit-ton of stuff, and especially the shortest path to get to the goal. Do I get hired, or even a reply on sending in a resume? No. My long work history stretching back to 1983 has me handcuffed.

about 3 months ago
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Could High Bay-Area Prices Make Sacramento the Next Big Startup Hub?

caferace Nope (190 comments)

I lived in the Sacramento region for over 10 years, Fair Oaks, Folsm, Grass Valley after a long and successful career in the peninsula of the Bay Area.

Fact: There are very few "traditional" tech companies around Sacramento.

Fact: The pones that are there, know that and they consistently offer ~50-60% of Bay Area wages. They only want to hire recent college grads, not experienced people.

Fact: I recently left and won't be heading back. Besides, there are lots more good looking women here in the Bay Area. :)

about 4 months ago
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Open Source Beehives Designed To Help Save Honeybee Colonies

caferace Re:No, it affects MORE THAN ONE SPECIES ! (172 comments)

We had mites through the fall, and killed most of them by dosing the entire colony with .... powdered sugar. Yes, we lost a bunch of bees, but the mites are gone.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are We Older Experts Being Retired Too Early?

caferace Re:You're not trying hard enough (629 comments)

I'm 72 now, and still gainfully employed...just not by 35-year-old "managers" (or worse, "executives") who haven't got any substantive experience to evaluate competence. After a career consulting to IBM, Intel, HP, Amoco, DuPont (and lots more) at the CxO level on IT strategy, I semi-retired in 2001, to a small mountain town nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Interestingly enough, I too (and I'm the guy who Asked Slashdot this question) I located myself in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Howdy, neighbor.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are We Older Experts Being Retired Too Early?

caferace Re:Lie a little (629 comments)

But when I send out a perfectly good resume and use the more obvious resources there are still precious few bites for someone requiring to work remotely

How come nobody has commented on this part? No matter what age you are, requiring that you work remotely is going to make things difficult, no matter your age.

When you live in a rather remote part of the world (by choice and necessity) there aren't a lot of options. I get that I may not be paid as well for doing so, and am totally fine with that. But I'm simply not willing to move back to Silicon Valley just to make a living wage.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are Us Older Experts Being Retired Too Early?

caferace Re:Ageism is real, but... (2 comments)

The thing is, I have relevant and current skills and if something new comes up I will learn it faster than anyone. I can lead a team of newcomers (common in SQA) like no ones business. I've worked with outsourced teams, and am quite well versed in overseas contacts. I've worked with github and 27signals through their earlier work and others along with tons of FOSS and OSS projects. My name is out there. You, as a fan of my side project (www.motopodcast.com) know how hard we work and how incredibly diverse we are.

It's just frustrating. I'm not done yet breaking things.

about 10 months ago
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A Ray of Hope For Americans and Scientific Literacy?

caferace Sorry, but ... (668 comments)

Have any of you RTFA, and looked at the website this is posted on? Pretty much a blog, a year and a half old with "stories", i.e. bloglinks so vacuous towards everyone. "Independent Journal Review" ? Slashdot just got Onion'ed.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Development Leadership Overvalued?

caferace Hands On (252 comments)

As a manager, you tend to get very little inside info into what your miscreants are up to because you're dealing with administrative bullshit. I'm managed. Not fun. I've actually demoted myself from management so I I could go back into the code base.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Building a Cheap Computing Cluster?

caferace Re:Don't do it (160 comments)

I just left a place that had over 100 M2075's used for R&D and test dualed up and all on the same network.... During the day, they were mostly real hot, all day. Some jobs ran overnight or the weekend. As they say, YMMV.

about a year and a half ago
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Popular Wordpress Plugin Leaves Sensitive Data In the Open

caferace Link in TFA is hacked. :D (54 comments)

With a whole bunch of payday loan text spam at the top. Wonder what plugin caused that?

about a year and a half ago
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VLC For Windows 8 Reaches $65,000 Funding Goal On Kickstarter

caferace Re:VLC (210 comments)

Or 10 anons at Microsoft with $6500 a piece.

about a year and a half ago
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How Can Wikipedia's Visual Editor Top Other Word Processors?

caferace Specifically for Wikipedia.. (196 comments)

..they need to make something that imports the current format in a WYSIWYG fashion, renders and exports it properly. Dealing with the table structure there is a nightmare for low-intermediate experience editors.

about 2 years ago
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100GbE To Slash the Cost of Producing Live Television

caferace Is the Network really the bottleneck? (180 comments)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the bottleneck in broadcasting isn't necessarily network speeds, but dealing with the disparity in ingest formats. Loads of non-interoperable formats come in, and broadcast teams have to transcode them into something that works, and quick, especially in live mediums. 10Gbe is fine for that. It's the hardware that does the transcoding that is holding things up. Finally, there are some companies that are using GPGPU boxes to speed it up..

about 2 years ago

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Ask Slashdot: Are Us Older Experts Being Retired Too Early?

caferace caferace writes  |  about 10 months ago

caferace (442) writes "I've been around the block. /. user #442 ... Long time worker in the tech industry (nearly 30 years), absolutely kickass SQA and Hardware person, networking, you name it. But. I'm 50+ now and finding new regular or contract work is a PITA. And it shouldn't be. I have skills and aptitude to absorb and adapt to any new situations and languages way beyond what any of my college age brethren might have. But. I send out a perfectly good resume, use the more obvious resources, and still few bites for someone requiring to work remotely. Am I just whining, or is this common? Are we being put out to pasture far too early?"
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Electric Motorcycle sets new record at Bonneville

caferace caferace writes  |  about 5 years ago

caferace writes "Despite an underwhelming start at the classic IOMTT races this year, electric sportbikes are looking to have some promise. "Mission Motors, a San Francisco based company redefining the world of performance motorcycles, announced today that its zero-emissions Mission One electric superbike has claimed the national AMA top speed record for an electric motorcycle, achieving a record 150.059 mph two-pass average run sustained for one mile at Bonneville Speedway on September 1st, 2009. Lead up to runs for the record saw one-way speeds across the mile stretch at 161mph.""
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caferace caferace writes  |  more than 7 years ago

caferace writes "In an apparent lack of any self-respecting journalistic continuity, TIME (read, parent/child of AOL/Tim Warner) has collapsed into itself and decided that we all rock. Me, and especially You . If this was the front page in 1995, perhaps I'd agree. But not now. They're too late. What do you think?"

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