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Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

cogeek Re:The road to hell (545 comments)

Yes, just ask those money-making auto-workers in Detroit how well that worked out for them. $45 an hour, 2 months paid vacation, retirement, to stand there and push a button all day? And everyone feigned such shock when the companies said "F*$% it, we'll move to Mexico!"

about two weeks ago
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Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

cogeek Easier way to spot cheats/hacks (224 comments)

if opp_score >= my_score opp cheats, otherwise, they're playing fair!

about three weeks ago
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Magic Tricks Created Using Artificial Intelligence For the First Time

cogeek Re: AI? They taught it. (77 comments)

Nope, Skynet

about a month ago
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Scientists Optimistic About Getting a Mammoth Genome Complete Enough To Clone

cogeek Re:Realer? (187 comments)

I think realer is the bestest choice of words in this article.

about a month ago
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Military Laser/Radio Tech Proposed As Alternative To Laying Costly Fiber Cable

cogeek Re:Lasers and deformable mirrors arnt expensive (150 comments)

Most property already has utility easements unless they're very rural, even then it's simple enough to seize with Imminent Domain for "the greater good"

about a month ago
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Magic Tricks Created Using Artificial Intelligence For the First Time

cogeek Re:AI? They taught it. (77 comments)

Are you not intelligent then or did your parents, teachers, society not teach you anything, you just popped out knowing it all? Intelligence doesn't mean knowing everything, it's the ability to learn and to expand on concepts.

about a month ago
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Internet Sales Tax Bill Dead In Congress

cogeek Re:Good (257 comments)

California and New York have the highest tax rates in the nation, how well is everything fixed there? No matter how much is collected in taxes, there will always be politicians willing to flush it down the toilet. People are finally starting to realize it.

about a month ago
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

cogeek Star Wars vs Disney (267 comments)

Given that the Star Wars franchise is owned by Disney now, we should be thankful the title isn't:
Star Wars Episode VII: It's a Small Universe After All

about a month and a half ago
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Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

cogeek Re:But DC is different,no? (588 comments)

Obama has stated that this issue is not of major concern to him and will not be seeking prosecution.

That's what he's stated, but not what he's done. They've raided several marijuana dispensaries and farms here in Colorado.

How do you know when a politician is lying? When their lips are moving.

about a month and a half ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

cogeek Re:Who cares? (399 comments)

The average end user has no clue as to what kernel they're running on. Microsoft is killing themselves with the name change shell game. I've known several people that went and bought a Windows tablet only to find out that the tablet is running Windows 8 RT and they can't install any full Windows programs on it, only downloads from the bountiful Windows app store.

about 3 months ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

cogeek Re:Who cares? (399 comments)

Didn't Netscape Navigator have 100% of the market share at one time? How about AOL? Anybody remember Blackberry?

about 3 months ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

cogeek Who cares? (399 comments)

There's no rhyme or reason for Microsoft's numbering system. 3.11, 95, XP, 2000, Me, 7, 8, 10.... I think MS's biggest mistake with Windows 8 was showing people there are viable alternatives out there. I don't know if they'll come back from this one or not, if it wasn't for their stranglehold on the corporate environment, they'd have died off long ago.

about 3 months ago
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

cogeek Re:Most taxes are legalized theft (324 comments)

They don't even care about re-election any more. They pass laws that benefit their donors and get a nice cushy "consulting" gig when they retire.

about 3 months ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

cogeek Re:Unintended consequences? (455 comments)

Realistically the only time the footage would be viewed would be when there's an offense that warrants it, such as an officer shooting a suspect or a reported abuse. There's no way you could have every officer wearing a camera and every moment of video reviewed. Most of the solutions I've seen that are in place now don't keep every minute of every day recorded. They buffer 30 minutes or so and when the officer hits a button to indicate it needs to keep the footage it does.

about 4 months ago
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Where are the Flying Cars? (Video; Part Two of Two)

cogeek Never going to happen... (66 comments)

Think about the drawbacks to flying cars: 1.) Amount of energy required to keep a car in the air versus on the ground. 2.) How many broken down cars do you see on the side of the road every day on an average commute? Now imagine they all crashed from an altitude of 100' or more. 3.) FAA would never allow flying cars to travel at low altitude over residential areas, thus forcing all flying cars to fly over existing roads, negating any benefit of a flying car, since it would still be "stuck in traffic" 4.) They'd have to have VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) or we'd have to have runways built at every house, commercial building, etc. Until they come up with an unlimited source of energy, a mechanical device as complicated as a flying car that never breaks down, and sufficient airspace to make it practical, flying cars will remain science fiction.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Black Tuesday Patches Bring Blue Screens of Death

cogeek Re: THANK GOD for "automatic updates" (179 comments)

You have 40+ Windows servers and aren't using WSUS? Deploy WSUS, pull the patches down on Tuesday, push them on Monday night. Gives nearly a whole week for the rest of the world to figure out they're not working for you.

about 4 months ago
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Russia Posts $110,000 Bounty For Cracking Tor's Privacy

cogeek Where's Snowden the second? (98 comments)

Just get a low level tech to release some NSA docs to the Russians, instant $110k!

about 5 months ago
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Comcast Converting 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

cogeek Re:Who owns them? (474 comments)

Maximum transmission speed on a single coax cable last I heard was 100mbps. Since I have a 40 mbps connection rate and 5 televisions all hooked up with HD channels, how exactly could they double that without cutting into my bandwidth?

about 6 months ago

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EDA destroys keyboards and mice to get rid of malware

cogeek cogeek writes  |  about a year and a half ago

cogeek (2425448) writes "US government agency destroys keyboards, mice, cameras, in effort to prove their systems are free of malware. Just can't wait until they finish the take over of healthcare."
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