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Why Are We Made of Matter?

cyberspittle How do we know? (392 comments)

How do we know that there was a 50/50 distribution of matter and antimatter? Perhaps antimatter is rare, or more common in the anti universe in a parallel dimension?

about two weeks ago
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London Council Dumping Windows For Chromebooks To Save £400,000

cyberspittle Don't get too excited (193 comments)

Microsoft makes money on Android and probably ChromeOS

about two weeks ago
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App Developers, It's Time For a Reality Check

cyberspittle Peak oil (161 comments)

If you are not in early, you get lost in the flood of apps. Time for the next big thing.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Moving From Tech Support To Development?

cyberspittle Welcome to the club (133 comments)

I would get RHEL cert now and apply for Linux admin jobs. System admin jobs can be outsourced, just like programming. Pretty soon, machines will be able to do that. Only need humans to perform physical on-site service. We will all be assembled.

about three weeks ago
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Jesse Jackson To Take On Silicon Valley's Lack of Diversity

cyberspittle Re:When niggers get smarter (397 comments)

Has nothing to do with being a "nigger". Fact is the culture in the inner-city has a social norm of intimidating kids who want to learn. Just look at the poor kid who got beat up in Chicogo. Jessie should focus more on inspiring inner-city people to get educated. He can then focus on educational institutions to offer more than an athletic scholarship (which is where education makes money - colleage sports is a money racket). Jessie should also focus on black-on-black deaths. More blacks are killed by other blacks than "whitey" lynchings. Jessie is a bad case of the pot calling the kettle black. Let's refrain form the word "nigger" as it only adds ammunition to Jessie, that everyone (AKA "white people") is against them. Personally, I think there are more problems *socially* in the intercity that need to be addressed. IMHO, the only thing holding them down is their own culture. As long as they can blame others, one won't fix themselves first. I have known and worked with many minorities and can only say, that the successful ones succeeded in spite of the jacked up community they came from (I had same problem myself in a way).

about a month ago
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IBM Distances Itself From the NSA and Its Spy Activities

cyberspittle Corporate spying worse (61 comments)

Global companies spend just as much time and effort spying via metadata, etc., not to mention spying on employees. There is no regulation on spying by the private sector.

about a month ago
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Austin Has Highest Salaries For Tech Workers, After Factoring In Cost of Living

cyberspittle Traffic is horrible in Austin (285 comments)

It takes a long time to get anywhere. :(

about a month ago
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Why Robots Will Not Be Smarter Than Humans By 2029

cyberspittle dumber (294 comments)

It isn't that robots will be smarter, but rather humans will be dumber.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?

cyberspittle Move to India (451 comments)

Almost all work can be done remotely, with the exception of being "remote hands" in a data center. In that case, ensure the trunk of your vehicle has cold-weather gear. Best bet is to focus on jobs that require a physical presence or national security (no H1-B). Even H1-B are being outsourced to native country of origin. Pretty soon a robot will be the "remote hands" in the data center.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does Your Employer Perform HTTPS MITM Attacks On Employees?

cyberspittle Yes indeed (572 comments)

You should assume that you are being monitored. There is more spying via business than by governments and military. The illusion of privacy is exactly that. I found out when they tracked my post to slashdot during my lunch break.

about a month ago
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Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

cyberspittle Lack of drivers (860 comments)

My wife's IBM a31 ThinkPad (desktop replacement) ran Windows XP great. MAX RAM and PATA SSD allows it to move pretty quickly. No video driver for Vista, so could not upgrade to Vista. Installed Windows 7 Pro 90-day eval, but we are still stuck with no video driver. Ubuntu might be a good choice if I can get the old lady switched over. Computer was preinstalled with Win2k and upgrade to XP in 2004 was smooth. If video drivers were available, the old and trusty machine would not be running XP. Why should perfectly good hardware be added to the ewaste stockpile when it is perfectly good? New hardware makes no sense if it does not offer much. System idle at 99% is not a reason to upgrade. IMHO, replacing old hardware for new hardware is too much like Apple.

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

cyberspittle Make your own decision (263 comments)

Stop looking for answers on the internet. Rely on your instinct.

about 2 months ago
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Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?

cyberspittle Profits should go to stock holders (712 comments)

When we have wolves guarding the sheep, what do you expect. The stockholders should get priority to all profits.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You To Tell Your Client That His "Expert" Is an Idiot?

cyberspittle Labeling is just wrong (384 comments)

You really should avoid names like "expert" and "idiot" as they are opinions. You should provide technical answers backed up by fact. Once done, you will let the other person draw conclusions about expertise and idiocy. We are all experts in some way and idiots in another. Please put your emotions aside and be a professional.

about 2 months ago
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Will Electric Cars and Solar Power Make Gasoline and Utilities Obsolete?

cyberspittle Impact of China and Asia (734 comments)

Smog and other particulate matter from Asia will eventually blot out the sun. Enter the new dark age. Watch Blade Runner, and look at the dirt in the sky and acid rain.

about 3 months ago
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Russia Backs Sending Top Students Abroad With a Catch

cyberspittle Once they come back (167 comments)

They will be made into nobles. After several generations, there will be a revolution, and cycle will repeat.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Remotely Deleted Tor From Windows Machines To Stop Botnet

cyberspittle Re:Fucking assholes (214 comments)

Dude, you may want to step away from the keyboard and take a deep breath. This is not some uninvited guest helping themselves to your snacks. You allow them in via EULA. Perhaps taking a moment to breath will prevent a knee-jerk reaction.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Remotely Deleted Tor From Windows Machines To Stop Botnet

cyberspittle Re:Exactly how???? (214 comments)

Windows Update - malicious software removal tool. When you install Windows, or other Microsoft software, you agree to the End User License Agreement (EULA). There is nothing unusual about this. If the EULA is not agreeable, another OS should be installed.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Remotely Deleted Tor From Windows Machines To Stop Botnet

cyberspittle Windows Update (214 comments)

Malicious software removal tool.

about 2 months ago

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China about to face 1929

cyberspittle cyberspittle writes  |  about 10 months ago

cyberspittle (519754) writes "If you thought 1929 was a bummer, wait until you see waht is going on today in China's financial market. Let's hope there is no money run.
"n a worst-case scenario, absent intervention by policy makers, defaults at lenders with the most exposure and shakiest balance sheets could lead those institutions to fail. The damage could spread to other banks, setting off runs on deposits by ordinary Chinese. In the near term, markets will probably continue to be rattled, especially shares in financial institutions. ""

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Microsoft posts first ever quarterly loss

cyberspittle cyberspittle writes  |  about a year and a half ago

cyberspittle (519754) writes "Is nothing scared anymore? "The loss resulted from a $6.2B writedown of a soured online-advertising acquisition. The rest of its business appears healthy, though, buoyed by enterprise software while Windows 8 awaits its debut.""
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