Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Ask Slashdot: How To Ask For Equity In a Startup?

cm613 Considering employment (349 comments)

I have worked for startups and I think directors either give high hourly (and overtime) pay to contractors or employee pay with a stock-option plan issued every year and awarded on a five year term or something like that to keep you employed there long term. In other words, you are either investing a portion of your time and will share in the success or not. Don't be surprised if they only have those two scenarios available. Don't take this the wrong way but it's worth pointing out that nobody is indispensable. Jobs, Gates, Obama, etc, will all be dispensed one way or another and it won't spell the end of their respective organizations.

more than 3 years ago
top

Who Invented the Linux-Based Wireless Router?

cm613 Re:What constitutes invention, anyway? (154 comments)

Thank you for your kind words. I can tell by the way your thoughts transform into free flowing words and by your condescending tone that you are most likely not an idiot like me and you have probably had an easy life.

I too am bitter for some of the things in this world. For example, patent law and corporate control of government policy, which are not mutually exclusive. I don't take it out on anyone I just throw out assertions on the way I see things on message boards such as this. I take it that you don't agree and that's okay with me, you are allowed your opinion.

I disagree with your argument about applying the law yourself. An independent inventor may not have the desire or the ability to apply law and spend time arguing in a courtroom. He or she may be more interested in building a business around something they invented or inventing other things. He or she may not be capable of decorum required in a court of law because they can't communicate without calling people names like idiot, ignorant or hypocrite. Established businesses, on the other hand, have legal departments that are paid to quash other businesses competing with them or else collect royalty from them. In this scenario, patent law is the instrument to make the rich richer and the keep the emergent down. That's the fundamental thing I don't like which lead me to make my comment.

more than 3 years ago
top

Who Invented the Linux-Based Wireless Router?

cm613 Re:What constitutes invention, anyway? (154 comments)

If and only if you can afford to fight your way there. If not it is what the other guy, with the established business, says it is.

more than 3 years ago
top

Who Invented the Linux-Based Wireless Router?

cm613 What constitutes invention, anyway? (154 comments)

In our economy: Invention is the right to a revenue stream if you can afford patent law litigation.

more than 3 years ago
top

Ninth Suicide At iPhone Factory

cm613 BlackBerry... Made in Canada (539 comments)

But if they start making them in cheap labour areas I stop buying them!

more than 3 years ago
top

Tired of Flash? HTML5 Viewer For YouTube

cm613 Sell your shares of Adobe (372 comments)

With video specs in HTML5 and banishment from iPhone, Adobe is fighting an uphill battle to stay in the mix.

more than 4 years ago
top

Some Early Adopters Stung By Ubuntu's Karmic Koala

cm613 Stand-by (1231 comments)

I have an Acer laptop and I have problems going to stand-by and reanimating from stand-by. I need to hard boot and already once it came back up with filesystem errors. Pretty frustrating. I haven't had any of the problems noted above. For now I'll just start up and shut down every time even though it takes way longer.

more than 4 years ago
top

Wait For Windows 7 SP1, Support Firm Warns Users

cm613 Ubuntu 9.10 (433 comments)

The new Ubuntu version just came out. I upgraded right away and things are fine.

more than 4 years ago
top

With a Computer Science Degree, an Old Man At 35?

cm613 Depends what you want (918 comments)

I would say that it definitely depends what job you want to be working in four years. If you want a public sector full time employment (FTE) job, you pretty much need the paper. Competition for those jobs and even promotion is done so "fairly" that the best people on paper will always get them over better practitioners that don't qualify as much on paper. These are jobs with a lot of down time, red tape, and job security. A lot of people want that. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a more challenging and dynamic programming job at a private company or as a consultant; then experience, know-how, and reputation of those are what keep you in rolling in the dough. As a hiring manager with a FTE staff and that hires consultants, I can tell you that for me, age has nothing to do with it.

more than 5 years ago
top

Dealing With a Copyright Takedown Request?

cm613 Re:Ask a bunch of random people on the internet? (547 comments)

Because there's always the risk that a lawyer's advice is biased. They may advise you to fight it out in court if they don't have a busy schedule next month and need the extra money.

more than 5 years ago
top

What Features Should Be Included With iPhone 3.0?

cm613 Re:Usable Navigation (606 comments)

Technology is never having to remember anything

more than 5 years ago
top

What Features Should Be Included With iPhone 3.0?

cm613 Re:A free (606 comments)

www.redtube.com you don't need to buy a new iPhone for that

more than 5 years ago
top

Watchmen Watched

cm613 Re:I think you jumped the gun a little. (489 comments)

I'm sure your engineering professor was teaching a new never-before-taught class every day, and it was theory that is unique from other engineering programmes... Sarcasm aside, my point is that to get where you are, you needed some of these brokers to help you get there. Hollywood does this too by story telling.

more than 5 years ago

Submissions

cm613 hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

cm613 has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?