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Can the UK Create Something To Rival Silicon Valley?

cyphercell Re:Stillborn (395 comments)

You forgot Berkley which contributed both Unix and of course LSD.

more than 2 years ago
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Fathers Pass Along More Mutations As They Age

cyphercell Re:So... (131 comments)

Your numbers suggest about 30% (at most) of new diagnoses as being from older fathers, that's not insignificant. Yea the probability is still small in general, but within the autistic community it's relevant.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Uses For a Small Office Server?

cyphercell I got it. (260 comments)

He will perform exploratory research on the departments' only production backup server, risking the economic well being of some 24 people. First he needs a development system, once that's in place, I'd suggest either email, website, or database.

more than 3 years ago
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Linux Video Tutorials From 1995

cyphercell Re:1997 (104 comments)

My Sony PlayStation is ~1000% more reliable, honest, and earnest than any cellphone out there, guess what? Same price. Hell, if it weren't for an act of congress or two those cell phone companies everyone LOVES, would be straight up - cutting out the middle man and selling your information in a marketing list. Nice sig, btw. Fanboy - no, but I believe sony is overall a pretty good company, that deserves their console market a great deal more than Microsoft.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Compromised, Again

cyphercell Re:What are they trying to prove at this point? (452 comments)

Nope. A logical fallacy is a logical fallacy. Any user who purchased a PS3 with the expectation that "other os" would be available has cause for grievance. Now, I don't really think that's the only reason this is happening. I was pissed this time around until it occurred to me that, damn, there are suddenly repercussions for leveraging your development folks past sane tolerances. No longer is it just okay to abandon security because it isn't a bullet point on a brochure. Way more important than running yellow dog from my living room television. IMHO

more than 3 years ago
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Why We Have So Much "Duh" Science

cyphercell Re:Talked about this a lot in school (299 comments)

You have reduced both studies to tautologies. For example, the military uses an authoritative leadership style, because it lends itself to expedience.

more than 3 years ago
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The Emergency Internet Bunkers

cyphercell Time (96 comments)

This service will require an accurate measure of time, I think they should each have one of these.

http://longnow.org/clock/

I didn't read the article, but more than three nodes would suffice, along with other measurements of time.

more than 3 years ago
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Drupal 8 Development Begins — 15 Bugs At a Time

cyphercell Re:Awesome! (88 comments)

I wasn't a developer on Drupal, but in 5 you could setup developer, editor, writer, reader, publisher, as different users and the ACLs with basic Drupal. You can use Drupal as code to manage your own php and most likely have ported that over rather than relying on modules. I was also just noticing the other day that, that's what kernel trap is running, so it can't be that bad.

more than 3 years ago
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Drupal 8 Development Begins — 15 Bugs At a Time

cyphercell Re:Awesome! (88 comments)

That's my sock puppet right there.

more than 3 years ago
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Quantum Computing Explained! (Well, Sorta)

cyphercell Re:Qualified candidates (145 comments)

"(aside perhaps from the certification)"

Yes, well then you understand why you won't be receiving the advertised salary then don't you?

more than 3 years ago
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Bredolab Botnet Taken Down

cyphercell Re:Don't use made up words (187 comments)

"Oh, and I'm not a "pretentious dolt." I'm genuinely superior to you, intellectually."

Actually, the non-pretentious manner of expression here would be "You're a fucking idiot." - anyone other than a dolt would know better.

more than 3 years ago
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Ergonomic Mechanical-Switch Keyboard?

cyphercell Re:Great Forum for Input Devices (310 comments)

Almost 14 years ago I cut off my index finger while working at a sawmill. The finger was fused stiff so the knuckle was destroyed but the finger remains mangled, but somewhat usable.

First, get some exercise a little squishy ball or if at all possible some literal weight lifting for your hands, this can include the "hand-grips" or even a forearm weight.

Hand grips

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=hand+grip

Forearm weight

http://www.amazon.com/GoFit-GF-WFB-Wrist-Forearm-Blaster/dp/B0007W2FJA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1288051339&sr=8-1-spell

Second, skills training. Get a darn typing program. If you used to play billiards - go play. Relearn how to do those things that you are best at, like tying your shoes and pay attention. You are going to relearn some very basic motor skills, pay attention to the way that unfolds, or has unfolded, just being mindful of the situation will help. For example, you will learn to do things with your right hand and tend to do things the same way with your left hand or vice versa.

Third, you are going to be alright, eventually you wil be surprised that it is normal.

For me personally, I prefer the thinest lightest keyboards I can find.

more than 3 years ago
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Red Hat CEO Says Software Vendor Model Is Broken

cyphercell Re:WHAT vendors? (223 comments)

I want to know what 13 turns into? 1:30AM? 1PM? 1:30PM?

And is there a standards body willing to assume stewardship over your Time/Date markup language?

more than 3 years ago
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Red Hat CEO Says Software Vendor Model Is Broken

cyphercell Re:WHAT vendors? (223 comments)

don't forget to verify that the system is using the proper fucking time in the first place.

I got what you were saying, dipshit (key user - I love that this implies that OTHER fucking people may have benefited from the work destroyed) didn't want to enter two characters, so scrapped what was probably a 300% increase in efficiency.

more than 3 years ago
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Red Hat CEO Says Software Vendor Model Is Broken

cyphercell Re:WHAT vendors? (223 comments)

I love how retarded your description is.

800 = 8:00am
700 = 7:00pm

????

Seriously, stfu.

more than 3 years ago
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Red Hat CEO Says Software Vendor Model Is Broken

cyphercell No Shit (223 comments)

Seriously, who the fuck didn't know?

more than 3 years ago
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Careful What You Post, the FBI Has More of These

cyphercell Re:get a lawsuit (761 comments)

My next piece of information is very pertinent and costs money.

about 4 years ago
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Careful What You Post, the FBI Has More of These

cyphercell Re:get a lawsuit (761 comments)

Nah, the thing you do is reverse engineer it, document everything and sell it back to them as intelligence.

about 4 years ago

Submissions

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Dell begins their largest layoff ever.

cyphercell cyphercell writes  |  more than 7 years ago

cyphercell (843398) writes "Dell has begun their largest series of layoffs ever. This morning at about 10:00am more than two hundred employees at Dell's Roseburg Oregon Call center found out that they no longer had jobs. Sparking what appears to be the beginning of year long run of layoffs for the company. http://www.newsreview.info/article/20070802/NEWS/7 0802014

Refuting local suspicions of malice Dell spokesman David Frink states:

... the closure has nothing to do with a lawsuit filed by employees of the Roseburg center in February, claiming Dell violated federal and state wage and hour laws.
http://www.newsreview.info/article/20070213/NEWS/7 0213020

and later says

...plans to reduce employment worldwide by 10 percent at the end of May.


Their plans to reduce employment can be found here:
http://www.statesman.com/business/content/business /stories/technology/06/01/1dell.html

Here are some highlights:

Dell set to shed 8,800 workers...

Dell has 82,200 permanent workers, including 18,000 in Central Texas, and 5,300 temporary workers worldwide. The layoffs are expected to affect both groups...

In its last large-scale layoffs, Dell cut more than 5,000 jobs in Austin after the high-tech bust in 2001.

...many of the layoffs could come in Central Texas, where Dell is headquartered. In a March 29 report to clients, Goldman Sachs analysts said Dell might reduce the work force at its test and assembly facilities in the U.S. and Malaysia.
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cyphercell cyphercell writes  |  more than 7 years ago

cyphercell (843398) writes "If the deal between Microsoft and Novell proves that Novell is afraid of patent infringement in Linux, doesn't it also prove that Microsoft is afraid of patent infringement in Windows?

I ask because there's this concept in the agreement of mutual indemnification for the benefit of both companies. Described here http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?com mand=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9005462 it seems to me that this agreement fundamentally invalidates software patents, rather than invalidating the Open Source model.

Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems like this agreement is being spun in the wrong direction. I read it as proof that software patents hurt both Microsoft and Novell. If patents hurt both of these companies doesn't it also follow that software patents hurt the industry as a whole, regardless of whether it's closed or open source software?"

Journals

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Market Failure

cyphercell cyphercell writes  |  about 6 years ago

I just saw on Larry King live that we lost 1.2 Trillion dollars today. That's money you and I (Mainstreet) lost by the way. Personally, I'm thoroughly confused. It seems like the 700bn deal received input from everyone in the Senate, both Republicans and Democrats. Why did it ultimately fail? The text of the deal is available on the internet http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/28/bailout-legislation-full_n_130063.html, anyone care to explain?

The American public is wholeheartedly opposed to the bailout. Me I'm all for it, I don't understand how on earth this bill failed. My take on the situation is that Wachovia collapsed this morning and was purchased by Citigroup at $1/share and the American tax payer missed out on this incredible deal. Wachovia is certainly worth more in the long run than $1/share, that is why Citigroup purchased it. Instead of the tax payer getting in on "fire-sale deals", we are standing on the sidelines watching the Senate argue, all the while watching our markets fail. So, what's going on people?

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DMCA Takedown notices issued by cyphercell

cyphercell cyphercell writes  |  more than 6 years ago If you have any questions or comments regarding a DMCA takedown notice you may have received from me, please list your complaints/concerns/issues here by leaving a comment.

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Artificial Intelligence and Software Patents

cyphercell cyphercell writes  |  more than 6 years ago

If Artificially Intelligent Software "learns" how to program on it's own, and violates a software patent, is the patent obvious?

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Favorite Articles

cyphercell cyphercell writes  |  more than 7 years ago http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/05/01/1229242
Lists some issues with google and search engine optimization.

http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/04/28/0154256
Covers solutions for remote deployment on windows.

http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/04/28/019243
Interviewing potential managers.

http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/04/27/029243
Contract negotiations for employment.

http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/04/19/1920221
Learning more about Linux.

http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/04/18/2319209
Selecting a software license.

http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/04/18/2312218
Article on documentation.

http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/04/16/1913242
Article on phone support.

http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/04/05/2311242
Leadership in open source software.

http://developers.slashdot.org/developers/07/05/02/1942244.shtml
AJAX Framework and Library review.

http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/03/31/0645227&from=rss
PCI DSS.

http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/05/16/229219
Pointy Hairs

http://books.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/06/06/1352210
Professional Drupal Development, a book review.

http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/06/22/1526234
How to join an existing OSS project.

http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/06/23/2057203
A CIO looks at Suse Linux and others.

http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/06/22/148249
Linux ISOs.

http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/07/29/1914203
OSS ticketing systems, well ticketing systems in general.

http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/08/08/222223
Beautiful code.

http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/11/13/2319204
Rules of the Swarm (Swarm Intelligence - AI)

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