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Apple's Revenge: iMessage Might Eat Your Texts If You Switch To Android

d0n0v6n Friends don't... (415 comments)

Friends don't let friend iMessage.

about 9 months ago

Netcraft: Microsoft Closing In On Apache Web Server Lead

d0n0v6n But are these SharePoint sites? (102 comments)

Sorry, I cannot be bothered to RTFA. Just some work humor because we use the shit out of SharePoint, and it is the biggest POS I have ever seen.

about 9 months ago

Researchers See a Post-Snowden Chilling Effect In Our Search Data

d0n0v6n Just Get Offline? (138 comments)

If there is no expectation of privacy, then there is no expectation of free speech. Snowden attempted to bring this discussion to the forefront of society. Unfortunately, some of the largest participants in these conversations are corporate and government entities with very specific ideas about that which they wish to accomplish. Sadly, those larger voices overpowered those that had a different opinion or flatly objected forcing them to retreat to the shadows or disappear entirely.

about 9 months ago

Should the US Copy Switzerland and Consider a 'Maximum Wage' Ratio?

d0n0v6n Bad Idea (1216 comments)

In Upstate New York State the minimum wage in $8.25 per hour, and x12 is $99 per hour or $205,920 per year based on a 40-hour work week. In theory, that is the same amount for the CEO of a super-regional bank as we as the POS community bank across the street. Same for the CEO of the auto parts store versus the CEO of Ford. How does one differentiate between a CEO managing 100 billion versus 1 billion? Or 1.8 trillion versus 1 billion. Don’t tell me it’s the market because setting the maximum pay at x12 removes the market, IMHO. I think you’d get better results by modernizing the corporate code. That is, stop treating people, executives and their boards, as untouchable unless they steal from the till. Make people responsible for more than profits and I maybe you’d have your answer.

about a year ago

GCHQ Created Spoofed LinkedIn and Slashdot Sites To Serve Malware

d0n0v6n I could be wrong... (335 comments)

As someone that worked and enjoyed technology from my teen years, all this pretty much kills the world wide web for me. I'll admit I do not see a replacement, yet.

about a year ago

Several Western Govts. Ban Lenovo Equipment From Sensitive Networks

d0n0v6n The cat does not have my tongue! (410 comments)

You can have my T61 when you pry it from cold, dead hands.

about a year and a half ago

US Lawmakers Want Sanctions On Any Country Taking In Snowden

d0n0v6n Re: Naming Names (650 comments)

If war is an extension of politics, and it is, then he has a point. Just saying...

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Getting Hired As a Self-Taught Old Guy?

d0n0v6n I feel your pain... (472 comments)

I was in the exact same position a few years ago. I was 37, balding, and going grey fast with 3 years of a computer science degree from the early 90s. I know what I did was rare, and it sure as hell wasn't easy, but I went back and got a degree in finance. It wasn't my original intent, but it's where I ended up. I was hired by a tier 1 mobile carrier as a project manager in January, and I graduated this May Cum Laude. The reason I was hired was my 20 years of experience in IT. The degree got me in the door. Give yourself some credit. Being old(er) is a good thing when it compares to a lot of kids coming out today. I know...easier said than done.

about a year and a half ago

Researchers Report Super-Powered Battery Breakthrough

d0n0v6n Interesting, but.... (244 comments)

...do we ignore the first law of thermodynamics? If these batteries charge 1,000 times faster then they must put off 1,000 times the heat or so one would think under the law. Further, the largest collection of Lithium is sea water, but it is very inefficient to harvest existing at the ppm level.

about 2 years ago


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