High-Frequency Programmers Revolt Over Pay
Programmers who can write a halfway decent market prediction algorithm are being churned out by universities all over the world in astounding numbers. Investors with the available funds to make use of those algorithms, not so much. I'd say a six figure salary for a programmer is pretty good considering how many out there are unemployed right now.
What To Do About CC License Violations?
...check out the list of CC Friendly Lawyers at creativecommons.org. Somebody might be able to offer advice that doesn't involve suing the infringing parties.
School District Drops 'D' Grades
Can't hurt Junior's self esteem you know...
Do you want to be the teacher that has to deal with Junior for 3 years in a row?
Given Truth, the Misinformed Believe Lies More
Or you can quit wasting your time with the morons and take the more direct approach: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raygun
Why Google, Bing, Yahoo Should Fear ACTA
This is where the voter has gone wrong.
What happens when all candidates are owned by the same corporations? How can the voter go right?
Why Google, Bing, Yahoo Should Fear ACTA
One guy flying his plane into an IRS station does not a revolution make.
Of these options, I'd call the place I live ...
Here in the US over two thirds of our population is made up of megahumans!
Genetic Testing Coming To a Drugstore Near You
If they were going to wait for FDA approval before selling these things they'd have to wait... a year? 5 years? 10 years? And how much money would they have to sink into validation testing? I can't blame them for slapping a disclaimer on the thing and selling it as is.
Students Flock To GMU For a Degree In Video Game Design
Between applications from recent grads that can't find jobs, ex-grads currently working at Starbucks, and those folks laid off to increase CEO paychecks, EVERY job market is already flooded. Might as well do something you enjoy for 4 years. You're going to be fucked after that no matter what field you go into.
Treasury Goes High-Tech With Redesigned $100 Bills
Really, I don't understand how paper money still exists.
Next time you're at the grocery store waiting in a line that takes longer to get through than the drive home, look at the front of the line and you'll either see somebody writing a check or counting out bills and coins.
Ex-NSA Official Indicted For Leaks To Newspaper
This is about the fact that someone exposed the fact that they are wasting money in a highly incompetent manner.
Actually the government is quite competent at wasting money!
American Lung Association Pushes For Ban On Electronic Cigarettes
The agenda of any organization that grows large enough is to continue to grow.
US Rejects Demands For ACTA Transparency
If people found out what the companies were trying to force down our throats, there'd be an uprising.
You couldn't find enough people with an attention span long enough to rise against anything. If they found out about this they'd be upset until the next thing flashed on their TV screens.
In the past year, I've filed Z bug reports, where Z=
I've beta tested some commercial games and actually took the testing part seriously. Result? Nothing changed. Now I just do it for the free preview.
And as for sending in bug reports for open source projects? One of three results:
1. It's fine, go away.
2. Nothing changes, no response.
3. "Didn't you see bug report #463-394Z filed four years ago describes a similar problem in another screen? Wow, you're dumb! You should read over our bug report archive before filing a report."
Microsoft and Apple Rumble Into Middle Age
If you want to fight their closedness, you first have to make your open systems appealing and easy to use. Get a clue, people.
When people defend FOSS defects with statements like, "if you don't like it, don't use it" or, "if you don't like it, make it better" I wish they'd consider the quoted statement first. Every alienated user that makes his way to Apple is one less user buying the hardware you want to buy. And once it's no longer worthwhile for manufacturers to make that hardware you're shit out of luck unless you plan on porting your favorite open OS to the TI calculator.
Will Your Answers To the Census Stay Private?
[quote]I still know small business owners who refuse to hire non-white employees.[/quote]
And there are many, many large businesses who will hire an underqualified minority candidate over a white candidate any day to fulfill affirmative action quotas.
[quote]Obviously there is something going on, and unless you know how bad the problem is, there's no way to figure out how to fix it.[/quote]
Agreed, but remaining fixated on skin color is only going to exacerbate the problem. I know people of all colors who are quite well off and many others who aren't. Programs like affirmative action designed to fix the balance in a quick, crude way only serve to get under the skin of those passed over for opportunities because they're not a minority. A better solution would be to figure out what caused those 1 in 9 black males between 18 and 25 to do something that landed them in jail. I doubt they just happened to be hanging around 7-11 at 4 AM when a bunch of white guys in ski masks broke in and stole a bunch of 12-packs. That's a tough, complicated issue to deal with - the sort of thing nobody's going to touch with a 10 foot pole because it gets into some very personal subjects.
EMI Cannot Unbundle Pink Floyd Songs
You think this is bad? I wonder who Slashdot would side with if an evil record label went to court like this against Metallica.
China's Human Flesh Search Engine
It's no different. We all just like to imagine that someone somewhere is worse off than we are. Targeting Chinese helps because they're less likely to come to Western sites to defend themselves.
Hedge Fund Offers $2 Billion For Novell
I'm forced to use Novell enterprise software at work and while I'm not sure how it compares to other enterprise email/scheduling bundles I can tell you that it is far inferior to Google's offerings. The calendar is excessively clicky and unintuitive with an interface that looks like it hasn't been updated since the 80s. Contacts are equally strange. Email... I'm really not sure what a cabinet is supposed to be, why there is a separate folder for documents, and why sending emails into an archive throws them into a bottomless pit whence they rarely return. I'm reasonably sure that if companies weren't locked into Novell software and had more competent management so as not to get sucked into using Novell in the first place that Novell would be out of business.
Xerox Sues Google, Yahoo Over Search Patents
Dear Google, Yahoo, and anyone else who has more money than I do. I would like some of your money. Please give me some money or I will have to sue you for it. Thank you and have a nice day.
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