top Ask Slashdot: When Is a Better Career Opportunity Worth a Pay Cut?
Opinions are like aholes everyone has one and everyone's stinks. A wise man told me long back that ""as a programmer your peak earning potential is between the age of 35 - 45, you can engage in adventures before or after this peak period. If you are a super duper programmer chasing a job that offers opportunities to solve interesting technical problems is great when you are 45, you should look for opportunities where you should be able to leverage your experience. For the 10yrs you have in between consider opportunities that have the best financial rewards."" But having said that... You just have to go with *your* gut feeling, you don't want to miss that opportunity to work for that next google or facebook either...
top Indian Hustle: How Fraudsters Prey On Would-be US Tech Workers
This is not just visas to the West, but also to the Middle east, and Asia pacific, visa agencies and bodyshops have been scamming people forever. There were movies made mocking how these tricksters operate. Back in the Y2K days when tech workers from India were brought to the US in large numbers there was a practice of falsifying University degrees. These Scams Scoundrels and suckers have always been around.
top Perspectives On the Latest IBM Layoffs
Just like the Auto industry will IBM be nationalized to save jobs ?
top Bill Gates Opens Up About Steve Jobs
what jobs said in the end
top India Rolls Out Central Monitoring System To Snoop On All Communications
China pretty much does the same thing, they even block incoming and outgoing traffic through their "Great Fire Wall". In a nation state like India, which is a union of essentially 24 different cultures, the only way the govt found to keep people together and stay as one country is through coercion, and free people might not let that happen. Given a chance India will split into 500+ princely states like before independence from the British.
top Media Center Key Accidentally Gives Pirates Free Windows 8 Pro License
I guess msft read the recent reports of abysmal sales for Windows 8 and decided to use its proven strategy of promoting piracy of Windows to drive up adoption.
top UK Government To Offer Free TV Filters For 4G Interference
British TV is hard to follow and not all that entertaining. BBC just keeps repeating the same news all day. I usually just turn it off and go out for a beer.
about a year and a half ago
top Santorum Suspends Presidential Campaign
I guess you are missing
(F) None of the above
top NSA Chief Denies Claims of Domestic Spying
I thought Facebook did that
top LulzSec Leader Sabu Unmasked, Arrested and Caught Collaborating
Jeremy Hammond is known to hate the RNC, with the convention coming up I think they wanted to keep away for a while..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Hammond scroll down and watch his DEF CON presentation.
top Kinect For Windows Releasing On February 1
Lets you use the webcam to control mouse & click... Goes to prove you don't really need $400 worth of hardware to detect motion and respond to it...
top Jobs Wanted To Destroy Android
Jobs is gone, who cares what he thought of Andriod. It will be interesting to see if the new cat Tim Cook is the same control freak, he sure is a hard worker, holding sunday night meetings to plan the week ahead... but does not appear to be a product visionary like jobs. If you are an Apple fan (and there is nothing wrong with that) you will over look iPhones short comings and still stand in line with bunch of $100 bills in your hand for your next upgrade, that is the genius of Jobs.
top Ubuntu Turns 7
We should all be happy that there is an opensource operating system and it has not only survived but thrived in this competitive world, propitiatory software companies continue to use their muscle and power to block the growth of opensource operating systems. So, long live open source and long live Ubuntu. I have been using debian since around 1998, I have used knoppix for a little bit, but switched to Ubuntu when they made their initial release Warty. Ubuntu has evolved over the years, not just the desktop but also on servers, cloud, juju charms etc. And on online services like Ubuntuone file sharing and music. Supports multiple architectures, and has a great open source community participation. It takes a little unlearning to start liking Unity, in 11.04 I often switched to Classic Gnome, but since I installed 11.10 I realized what I have been missing all along. You can drive the entire desktop without touching your mouse! For a programmer like me that is a blessing. I can understand that Unity 3D can be a drag on some older laptops but Unity 2D probably will do the job. If you really have issues with broken packages and unsupported hardware please report a bug, reporting bug is so easy it is done automatically when a crash is detected or you can manually file it from command line using 'ubuntu-bug'.
top Domino's Plans Pizza On the Moon
At that price tag they could feed all those starving children in Africa.... and save me from feeling guilty watching those infomercials while I am eating my pizza...
top US Authorities GPS Tagging Duped Indian Students
Even Martha Stewart was wearing one for a few months, the idea here is that the students can still move around freely and be tracked while deportation proceedings are pending, its like prison without walls. It is easy to catch and deport legal immigrants who are no longer welcome. What is funny to me is I have not read similar reports of tagging illegal immigrants with GPS devices even if they were caught, is this coz this might piss off certain chunk of the vote bank?
top Ubuntu Moves Away From GNOME
sudo apt-get remove crap.
sudo apt-get install more_crap.
Once you click on your user name in the GDM login, you can change the default desktop to Gnome's original shell in the bottom panel.
top US Presidential Nuclear Codes 'Lost For Months'
He just kept it where he kept his cigars...
top Steve Jobs Lashes Out At Android
apple is a design company and not an engineering company, jobs is a minimalist his philosophy has been think of what you don't do and not what you can do. That is why their OS did not even have multi-tasking, average joe does not care if your OS can multi task, but he need to be able to make phone calls and check his email, and play casual games. That said, I think jobs should find real reasons if he claims that his product is better. No doubt apple product looks "prettier" than any andriod product out there, he should have just said, we make pretty phones and your phones are just too damn ugly. I could probably agree with that.
top India Now Wants Access To Google and Skype
Politricksters & Bureaucrats trying to make a quick buck... "want to talk
... pay up son .... or we will silence you"
top Indian Police Using Facebook to Catch Scofflaw Drivers
This is how communist maintain control. Your friendly neighbour reports you to the authorities,,,
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