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Ask Slashdot: When Is a Better Career Opportunity Worth a Pay Cut?

cheap.computer use your judgement ... (263 comments)

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...

about 2 months ago

Indian Hustle: How Fraudsters Prey On Would-be US Tech Workers

cheap.computer Nothing new (124 comments)

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.

about 2 months ago

Perspectives On the Latest IBM Layoffs

cheap.computer Will IBM be nationalized ? (135 comments)

Just like the Auto industry will IBM be nationalized to save jobs ?

about 10 months ago

Bill Gates Opens Up About Steve Jobs

cheap.computer oh wow (294 comments)

what jobs said in the end ....

about a year ago

India Rolls Out Central Monitoring System To Snoop On All Communications

cheap.computer Power and control (87 comments)

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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_princely_states_of_India

about a year ago

Media Center Key Accidentally Gives Pirates Free Windows 8 Pro License

cheap.computer one way to increase windows 8 adoption (255 comments)

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.

about a year ago

UK Government To Offer Free TV Filters For 4G Interference

cheap.computer British TV is boring.... (94 comments)

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 2 years ago

Santorum Suspends Presidential Campaign

cheap.computer Re:News for Nerds? (577 comments)

I guess you are missing (F) None of the above

about 2 years ago

NSA Chief Denies Claims of Domestic Spying

cheap.computer Re:Wut? (149 comments)

I thought Facebook did that ....

about 2 years ago

Kinect For Windows Releasing On February 1

cheap.computer Have you heard of eviacam ? (155 comments)

http://goo.gl/4Uaoq 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...

more than 2 years ago

Jobs Wanted To Destroy Android

cheap.computer Jobs is dead and gone... (988 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago

Ubuntu Turns 7

cheap.computer Happy birthday Ubuntu! (244 comments)

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'.

about 2 years ago

Domino's Plans Pizza On the Moon

cheap.computer what a waste (214 comments)

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...

more than 2 years ago

US Authorities GPS Tagging Duped Indian Students

cheap.computer GPS devices... (181 comments)

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?

more than 3 years ago

Ubuntu Moves Away From GNOME

cheap.computer Quick fix... (514 comments)

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.

more than 3 years ago

US Presidential Nuclear Codes 'Lost For Months'

cheap.computer you guys! (322 comments)

He just kept it where he kept his cigars...

more than 3 years ago

Steve Jobs Lashes Out At Android

cheap.computer control freak (864 comments)

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.

more than 3 years ago

India Now Wants Access To Google and Skype

cheap.computer Politricks & Bureaucracy (366 comments)

Politricksters & Bureaucrats trying to make a quick buck... "want to talk ... pay up son .... or we will silence you"

more than 3 years ago

Indian Police Using Facebook to Catch Scofflaw Drivers

cheap.computer turn people against one another... (130 comments)

This is how communist maintain control. Your friendly neighbour reports you to the authorities,,,

more than 3 years ago



Wireless Charging System for Consumer Electronics will you use it ?

cheap.computer cheap.computer writes  |  about 2 years ago

cheap.computer (1036494) writes "Sounds like a really cool technology but will you use it if microwaves are involved? UTA researchers have developed a wireless charger, once installed in public facilities like airports, convention centers and restaurant/cafeterias, wireless chargers would equip these facilities with wireless charging outlets. This provides people an alternative means to have their laptops or cell phones charges, so that they do not have to resort to limited number of power outlets on the walls."
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