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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

datavirtue Re:Why do these people always have something to hi (348 comments)

You can request any and all pay information by the way. I remember a request from the local newspaper for all of the people and pay rates for those over $60k--it was all published in the paper. Talk about a stir--most of those people were "stomping" mad. It was a good thing though.

4 days ago
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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

datavirtue Re:Why do these people always have something to hi (348 comments)

Fact: all of that belongs to the public. I, and many others, have requested these very bits of information from universities and have received them very quickly. I have been inside a college when FOIA (Sunshine) requests have been made, and although they were extremely pissed off (the reason we need Sunshine laws) they had to cough up the data. I have requested an received administrative "stuff" and meeting arrangements from a major university here in Ohio and I have received them--it is all sitting on a CD in my bookshelf. Found some juicy stuff in that data.

Even though colleges, and any government entity for that matter, are all extremely secretive (with the attitude that their business is their business) they are now bound by a specific law requiring them to expose all data when it is requested. When I worked at the college the Attorney General trained us on the FOIA. I asked the AG what we should do if someone requested the email addresses of every student--he said, "give it to them."

4 days ago
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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

datavirtue Re:So what? (348 comments)

No. If I were president I would lay myself at the feet of my people...and be duly executed.

4 days ago
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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

datavirtue Re:So what? (348 comments)

Nope...he is a public Kenyan, militant, coward, communist, and the wet dream of every Washington "Democrat." Get your facts straight.

4 days ago
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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

datavirtue Re:So what? (348 comments)

. Mann said he hopes the ruling "can serve as a precedent in other states confronting this same public assault on universities and their faculty."

There...fixed that for ya.

4 days ago
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Americans Uncomfortable With Possibility of Ubiquitous Drones, Designer Babies

datavirtue Re:Personal Drones (155 comments)

You shut your pie hole! I just learned how to build websites from a government training program and....

4 days ago
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Americans Uncomfortable With Possibility of Ubiquitous Drones, Designer Babies

datavirtue Re:Personal Drones (155 comments)

Total Burn.

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Americans Uncomfortable With Possibility of Ubiquitous Drones, Designer Babies

datavirtue Re:Personal Drones (155 comments)

and a lower rate of economic success...draw all the conclusion you want but until everyone starts crapping golden eggs like your average above average American citizen then shut your yap. Did I just hear a toilet flush? Insert tail between legs.

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Americans Uncomfortable With Possibility of Ubiquitous Drones, Designer Babies

datavirtue Re:Personal Drones (155 comments)

Indeed...if you haven't developed heel-toe shifting naturally or you do not know what it is then you are most likely a danger to other drivers--barely competent.

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Americans Uncomfortable With Possibility of Ubiquitous Drones, Designer Babies

datavirtue Re:Personal Drones (155 comments)

I agree. Freedom is largely dangerous--and scary. We should seriously work to abolish it. Let's start by whittling away at family ties by associating government with fundamental welfare of individuals....then we can move on to legislating the minute details of people's lives and parlay that into an attack on education by nullifying personal responsibility. I have a website....whitehouse.gov

4 days ago
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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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks ago
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Emails Reveal Battle Over Employee Poaching Between Google and Facebook

datavirtue Re:Amusing? sentence before the redaction: (132 comments)

Same exact thing...but I experienced this working in a community college.

about three weeks 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 a month 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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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 10 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 3 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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