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Hewlett-Packard Admits To International Bribery and Money Laundering Schemes

datavirtue Re:this shit is infuriating (139 comments)

This has been going on for a long time. GE contaminated numerous sites which were declared superfund sites--to be cleaned up with tax payer money. they were fined...butthe fine was a fraction of their revenue and profit...a small fraction. the government's enforcement only promoted more failures.

about a week ago
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Hewlett-Packard Admits To International Bribery and Money Laundering Schemes

datavirtue Re:$108 million penalty (139 comments)

so HP income will be 4.9 billion this year

about a week ago
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Born To RUN: Dartmouth Throwing BASIC a 50th B-Day Party

datavirtue Re:Posts like these (146 comments)

you sir, are an asshole. I had a LOT of fun doing that stuff.

about a week ago
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Born To RUN: Dartmouth Throwing BASIC a 50th B-Day Party

datavirtue Re:Memories (146 comments)

There is no shame in VBA. If you use object oriented programming and comments it is maintainable. I have a fairly complex application that I built to automate statistical assessments using VBA in Excel. I initially wrote it as a big blob and it proved to be such a nightmare that the first time I had to modify it for changing requirements I had to rewrite it. After rebuilding it with objects I have had to modify it several times and it has proven clean and easy to do so.

about a week ago
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JavaScript Inventor Brendan Eich Named New CEO of Mozilla

datavirtue Re:Welcome back, Brendan (112 comments)

The only people that have experienced confusion from the Javascript name do not matter...but yeah, the language is insane, and I would apologize if I was the inventor.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can an Old Programmer Learn New Tricks?

datavirtue Re:Practical application is the only way (306 comments)

whoosh....this is not a real person....it is a snippet from the "get traffic/comments" archive

about a month ago
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Prominent GitHub Engineer Julie Ann Horvath Quits Citing Harrassment

datavirtue Re:That's capitalism. (710 comments)

Agreed...her employment prospects are going to be lame from here on out....she should have shut her mouth and got another job. Having formulated this clear statement it is apparent to me now that she probably could not have done that (tech skill deficiency) and she jumped the gun by launching an emotionally charged public diatribe. The hula hoop incident didn't really appear to have anything to do with anything...she was emotionally rattled from the boss' phsyco wife and HR and couldn't deal with or interpret the emotions from the "hula hoop incident" appropriately.

about a month ago
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Prominent GitHub Engineer Julie Ann Horvath Quits Citing Harrassment

datavirtue Re:That's capitalism. (710 comments)

Anyone else want to see her O face?

about a month ago
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Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

datavirtue Re:And the US could turn Russia into vapor (878 comments)

I get the feeling that Obama would jump at the chance. Probably a bit of hyperbole but true nonetheless.

about a month ago
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The Poor Neglected Gifted Child

datavirtue Re:Higher SAT scores, etc (529 comments)

No. Despite the requirements of the institutions (state schools) that I attended I engaged my own curriculum to learn what I wanted. Later I just completely ignored the school work and pursued what I want to pursue. Horrible grades...great education.

about a month ago
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The Poor Neglected Gifted Child

datavirtue Re:Higher SAT scores, etc (529 comments)

Confirmed...this is happening in Ohio as well, and everywhere else. It fits the neoliberal-hippie fartbrain attitude that if they seem to have trouble then just spoon feed them or back off the challenge.

about a month ago
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The Poor Neglected Gifted Child

datavirtue Re:Higher SAT scores, etc (529 comments)

Congratulations...you won because you wanted to and where willing to do the work. If others can't or won't...then who cares.

about a month ago
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The Poor Neglected Gifted Child

datavirtue Re:Higher SAT scores, etc (529 comments)

Equality is in reference to rights...not opportunity, wealth, good looks, intelligence, or education. Are we that fucked up that we are trying to specialty and smarty everyone? I hate, no loath, the attitude of people who think they can help people who are stupid and lazy. It's like saying, "you know, these people are not good looking enough, we need to do something about this!" "The government should..."

We already have equal rights. The job is done. Everything else is ambition.

about a month ago
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Facebook To Pay City $200K-a-Year For a Neighborhood Cop

datavirtue Re:Pretty ridiculous (235 comments)

I think it has more to do with the court seeing the officer every day--they are work mates. When a co-worker does something against the interests of the company I'm very leery of calling them on it and bringing it to the attention of our boss, even though that is what I *should* do.

about a month ago
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Facebook To Pay City $200K-a-Year For a Neighborhood Cop

datavirtue Re:Wow... (235 comments)

A police cruiser is at least $125k dude.

about a month ago
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Facebook To Pay City $200K-a-Year For a Neighborhood Cop

datavirtue Re:Wow... (235 comments)

$10k on equipment? You have obviously never shopped for line-of-duty grade tactical gear.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?

datavirtue Re:As Frontalot says (631 comments)

The problem is, markets are a function of government. There are no markets in nature. They only exist when there is someone to enforce contracts and guard transactions.

Complete bullshit. Markets are raw economics in action and economics is another word for nature. You should really consider having some books delivered to your mom's basement. What do people want? What are they willing to do to get it? ---economics

Big dog standing over meat and bones that every other dog wants. Other dogs see big dog and make a decision to go for the meat or not based on the costs and benefits. The economics part lies in the decisions of the dogs who do not posses the meat they need.

We as humans trade for the meat....that is a market.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?

datavirtue Re: As Frontalot says (631 comments)

Yes it does contribute to the money supply. Pick up a fucking banking book you douche. It didn't directly increase M1, thank god. But it did increase the money supply. Loans can indeed be issued on the increased supply from quantitative easing. We got lucky in that it did not happen. There is a latent fear of inflation unless that supply is reduced. It is difficult to put the jeanie back in the bottle when you are printing money to buy from the market--which is what happened here.

about 1 month ago
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Why We Need To Teach Hacking In High School

datavirtue Re:Yes another thing to teach highschool students (124 comments)

Indeed....an high school is too late. If they aren't able to take command of a ship at age twelve I believe the kid is already spoiled beyond repair.

about 1 month ago

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Ask Slashdot: How do you get a job when you already have one?

datavirtue datavirtue writes  |  about 10 months ago

datavirtue (1104259) writes ""I've just entered the job market (this last month) and have been mostly using a popular tech job site with a smattering of CraigsList. I feel like I'm getting attacked! The question I pose is this: How do you deal with getting a job when you already have one? The recruiters literally ring my phone off the hook like a psycho girlfriend and I now spend more time on the phone, answering emails, and in interviews than I do actually working. My paid time off is starting to run out and people are getting suspicious, and I have just started looking! Please help, I need advice.
As a side note, I ran a job posting on CraigsList to get resumes and cover letters from other people looking for similar jobs and all I have gotten is almost a complete failure of applicants to submit cover letters--and the ones who did had a string of developer jobs where they lasted only a year or less. Is this the norm?""
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Fast and Furious Developer Job Market

datavirtue datavirtue writes  |  about 9 months ago

datavirtue (1104259) writes "Hello fellow Slashdot'ers. I've just entered the job market (this last month) and have been mostly using Dice.com with a smattering of CraigsList. I feel like I'm getting attacked! The question I pose is this: How do you deal with getting a job when you already have one? The recruiters literally ring my phone off the hook like a psycho girlfriend and I now spend more time on the phone, answering emails, and in interviews than I do actually working. My paid time off is starting to run out and people are getting suspicious, and I have just started looking! Please help, I need advice.
As a side note, I ran a job posting on CraigsList to get resumes and cover letters from other people looking for similar jobs and all I have gotten is almost a complete failure of applicants to submit cover letters--and the ones who did had a string of developer jobs where they lasted only a year or less. Is this the norm?"
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US District Court, "'Silly' Apple and Google"

datavirtue datavirtue writes  |  about 2 years ago

datavirtue writes "A recent article in the WSJ details how and why the Seventh US Circuit Court of Appeals gave the boot to both Apple and Google over patent infringement claims/counterclaims that Google "copied" iOS with Android.

There were great expectations when technology giants Apple and Google squared off in court, each accusing the other of violating its patents in competing mobile phones. No one expected this case would end in a whimper, with one of the country's most influential judges dismissing the claims as "silly." In the process, the judge, Richard Posner of the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, described a patent law system in "chaos" and needing basic reform.

This is one article you might want to read before commenting!"
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Advice on Logic Trainers and Prototyping Boards

datavirtue datavirtue writes  |  more than 2 years ago

datavirtue writes "Hi everyone! I'm studying electrical engineering and I'm in the market for a couple prototyping boards. I want to play with Xilinx processors, but I'm seeing other processors that I'm not familiar with. My main purpose is to get experience developing with systems that are used in the "real world" (so I can get a job), and Xilinx seems to be used extensively for embedded systems. I'm currently eyeing a RSR PLDT-3 with a XC95108, any advice? I need to keep the costs down too."
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Which web platform would you use?

datavirtue datavirtue writes  |  more than 2 years ago

datavirtue writes "I'm about to embark on developing active content (database driven, and web services) for the first time for my website and I have grown to love PHP. Knowing that there are other web development platforms available, and noticing some disdain for PHP in some circles, I'm curious to know which platforms slashdotters prefer along with the reasons why. Before I get started into heavy development I would like to get some opinions and more facts. Why shouldn't I use PHP?"
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Hijacking authenticated open wifi sessions

datavirtue datavirtue writes  |  more than 2 years ago

datavirtue writes "Still in early testing, but I have successfully hijacked an authenticated user session on a managed Cisco wifi network by spoofing the MAC of an authenticated user. The MAC was easily obtainable by scanning with Cain, followed by a simple and well documented registry mod in Windows to change my MAC to that of the victim. Interested to see if anyone has a solution for this problem. Disclaimer: This was performed as a test on two of my laptops in the course of my job as a researcher."
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"Grey Market" Drugs

datavirtue datavirtue writes  |  more than 2 years ago

datavirtue writes ""PBS just ran a story about "grey market" drugs that hospitals are forced to buy during supply crunches. These drugs are often sold at exorbitant prices (conservative choice of words) with questionable pedigree. Even though hospital pharmacies and doctors can't verify the origin of these transient drugs they often purchase and administer them any way--citing a dire need that overrules the requirements of safety and potency. In quoting one of the principals of the article: "We were in dire straights, so we still had to use it,"""
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HBGary Cancels RSA Conference Appearance

datavirtue datavirtue writes  |  more than 2 years ago

datavirtue (1104259) writes ""A group of aggressive hackers known as “Anonymous” illegally broke into computer systems and stole proprietary and confidential information from HBGary, Inc. This breach was in violation of federal and state laws, and stolen information was publicly released without our consent.

In addition to the data theft, HBGary individuals have received numerous threats of violence including threats at our tradeshow booth.

In an effort to protect our employees, customers and the RSA Conference community, HBGary has decided to remove our booth and cancel all talks.

HBGary is continuing to work intensely with law enforcement on this matter and hopes to bring those responsible to justice."

I wouldn't show my face either....I hear McDonalds is hiring."

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