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Attorney Yasir Billoo Explains NDA Law (Video)

coolsnowmen Re:Flash? Really? (38 comments)

That is not a valid use case to trump adopting new standards. Especially for a tech site. No work place stuck on internet explorer 6 because of intranet applications should be allowing you to use that same browser to access the general world wide web. I've worked for a range of places as a consultant over the last year, and the oldest in use is IE9 (windows 7). I have a friend still stuck on XP and so they have IE8; but that is clearly a massive mistake these days to be using that computer in the net.

3 days ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

coolsnowmen Re:Fire all the officers? (515 comments)

Have you ever looked into that? the logic is kind of funny. The idea is that a person that smart would [probably] not want to be a career police officer. So, it isn't worth training someone who they are predicted will leave the job.

about a week ago
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Vulnerabilities Found (and Sought) In More Command-Line Tools

coolsnowmen Re:what happened to obscurity (87 comments)

Troll? I just thought it was funny. Obviously any coder knows that number of commits/patches doesn't necessarily make software better or worse...

about a month and a half ago
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MPAA Bans Google Glass In Theaters

coolsnowmen Re:The South shall rise again! (357 comments)

What? Common usage as influenced by the people who make money convincing you to think that way maybe...

I believe in fair laws, and if you equate theft with copying you do society a disservice.

about a month and a half ago
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World War II Tech eLoran Deployed As GPS Backup In the UK

coolsnowmen Re:re Loran (139 comments)

Modern communications has come a long way since then; it is probably possible to contain that communication to a known band and not spill into neighboring ones. Especially because one of the few times HAM is still relevant is in local emergence communications (when cell is down / overloaded)

about a month and a half ago
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CHP Officers Steal, Forward Nude Pictures From Arrestee Smartphones

coolsnowmen Re:Child porn? (275 comments)

When there is a clear and unambiguous violation of the law, prosecutors don't have a lot of choice as to whether to bring charges or not.

simply because prosecutors want to rack up convictions because it plays well during political campaigns.

So, is it because they have to, or is it because they want a Highscore?

about 2 months ago
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"Double Irish" Tax Loophole Used By US Companies To Be Closed

coolsnowmen Re:Bad summary? Or horrible editorializing? (259 comments)

Public opinion always matters. Now I don't mean our little tech-y corner of the internet, but once you start to get like 70% of america on the same page about something- there is real power behind that non-legal opinion. After all- laws can be changed

about 2 months ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

coolsnowmen Re:Could be improved (907 comments)

I'm thinking Logan's Run [https://www.google.com/search?q=logans+run+crystal&source=lnms&tbm=isch]

about 3 months ago
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Researcher Fired At NSF After Government Questions Her Role As 1980s Activist

coolsnowmen Re:Wrong Title (499 comments)

that is not quibbling. That is answer the question correctly as they are operating w/in the confines of the guidance they've been given.

about 3 months ago
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Researcher Fired At NSF After Government Questions Her Role As 1980s Activist

coolsnowmen Re:Wrong Title (499 comments)

...tolerance...

I can do my job well and voice my dissenting opinion at the same time

about 3 months ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

coolsnowmen Who pays? (819 comments)

Either the small people subsidize the large people ( large because of natural high/size, or large because of poor nutrition ), or people pay more proportionally to the actual costs the of carrying them ( weight of person + baggage ). This is like the difference between data rate or total data caps on ISPs

about 3 months ago
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Slashdot Asks: Should Schooling Be Year-Round?

coolsnowmen I worked at a year wrong elementary school (421 comments)

In grad school I got some funding by being a science assistant to a teacher in a school that was designated as "needs help". In this particular case it was because of shitty test score because of a large immigrant population. To address a couple of the big comments- The teachers loved it because it broke up when they were ALLOWED to take vacation. Basically 6 weeks from the large summer vacation were taken and 2 weeks were dispersed to winder, fall, and spring. Also, teachers optionally taught fun 'camps' during those weeks (parents paid $, teachers got more $ for teaching more), I personally assisted in a science camp one time which was pretty fun. Additionally, they did see positive results as far as the infamous, back-to-school knowledge loss. It seemed easier for kids to pick up where they left off after a few weeks as opposed to a few months. So, after that positive experience, I'm for it.

about 4 months ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

coolsnowmen Re:Free market economy (529 comments)

These two things are not at odds with each other. Most recently well documented in "A place at the table", it is quite possible to be obese and poor and malnurished in a 1st world country. In the united states, acquiring certain foods is pretty easy: refined grains, while aquiring healthy foods like vegetables can be almost impossible.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

coolsnowmen Re:If the editor really matters (359 comments)

I used to agree with you, and then came Java, and I got tired of writing a bunch of crap by hand just to prove I could.

Use the right tool for the job. You _can_ build that house with just a hammer, but, there are nice tools that save you a lot of time for specific jobs.

about 6 months ago

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