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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

deadweight Re:About Fucking Time (424 comments)

Yes - going from a $100K job to $30K job still counts you as employed. Just not quite so WELL employed (rolls eyes)

3 days ago
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Uber Limits 'God View' To Improve Rider Privacy

deadweight Meaningless (76 comments)

My though is - who cares? SOMEONE still has access to it and they can turn it back on for everyone any time they want to.

4 days ago
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NASA's $349 Million Empty Tower

deadweight Re:$700k a year? (200 comments)

The last two posts are not mutually exclusive. Do ALL of that and be set for TWO years :)

5 days ago
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California Sues Uber Over Practices

deadweight Re:Ride sharing? (139 comments)

The FAA version of this law to tell airplane ride-sharing apart from charter aircraft is the following - Common purpose, cost sharing, and prior relationship. This means you both want to go the store, not you asking your passenger where he wants to go, you are not charing more than a pro-rate share of the cost of the trip, and you knew each other prior to this trip.

about two weeks ago
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Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced

deadweight Re:H1-B debate? (398 comments)

The point of systems like the H1B scheme is (meant to be) to expand the labour pool when there are more jobs for competent people than there are competent people, not to drive down local wages by displacing people ... NOT! The poitn was always cheap indentured servants no matter what BS the lobbyists spewed to get the laws passed.

about two weeks ago
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'Moneyball' Approach Reduces Crime In New York City

deadweight Re:A tech gloss over racial profiling? (218 comments)

This is the eternal rabbit-hole of political correctness. I'll leave racist police asside for the moment. If the given starting point is that cannot POSSIBLY commit more crimes than any other group because even thinking this thought is racist, then any kind of data set that shows this HAS to be racist on its face.

about two weeks ago
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Aliens Are Probably Everywhere, Just Not Anywhere Nearby

deadweight Re:plenty of aliens I bet (334 comments)

Good point - we are probably on some galactic list of bad hoods or something.

about two weeks ago
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New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

deadweight Re:good (341 comments)

Emotion and suffering are not remotely unique to Chimps. What is perhaps unique is how they can be made to suffer. A nice cage with a habitrail and some good mouse-chow (tm) will make for some happy mice. No cats in here and all the free food I can eat. To a chimp it is just being in jail. Either one will be in agony if you put acid in their eyes.

about two weeks ago
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Aliens Are Probably Everywhere, Just Not Anywhere Nearby

deadweight plenty of aliens I bet (334 comments)

Considering the recent discoveries right here on Earth of life forms that live in incredibly harsh environments like geothermal vents and the ongoing discoveries of planets in other solar systems, I bet something that counts as alive lives all over the universe. Finding a technological civilization OTOH, that one looks tough. Pretty sure no one has yet got a >C starship going or they would be here and everywhere else too. We will likely be the first if it can be done at all and then the aliens we find will be selling us New_Manhattan for $24 worth of old DVDs and regretting it soon after....

about two weeks ago
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Obama Offers Funding For 50,000 Police Body Cameras

deadweight Re:Part of the Solution (262 comments)

Have to agree. I see no evidence at all that anyone cares anymore what actually happened. It is just a blank canvas to paint your own prejudices on.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Non-Coders, Why Aren't You Contributing To Open Source?

deadweight Re:I don't care (488 comments)

I rarely respond to ACs, but yes - PAY ME. This is kind of like how plumbers don't get home from work and start digging up pipes in the yard for a hobby.

about three weeks ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

deadweight Re: fight it out in court (481 comments)

True as far as that goes, but not all police departments are afflicted with criminal cops or tolerate them. I knew a Baltimore COUNTY 911 dispatcher that totally hated dealing with calls about Baltimore CITY cops that lived in the county beating their wives or getting in fights off duty. The county cops hated dealing with violent offenders that assumed they were arrest-proof. They were not and not happy to find that out.

about a month ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

deadweight Re:fight it out in court (481 comments)

Advice for the real world dude. Dealing with an aggressive armed psycho one-on-one is a losing bet. Don't give Bufort T. Justice and Dirty Harry an excuse to go off on you. Sir I do not consent to search works jsut as well legally as fuck off. YMMV

about a month ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

deadweight Re:fight it out in court (481 comments)

The camera thing IS making headway in Baltimore. Also note the following: "Officer I am not consenting to a search at this time, as is my right" as opposed to "FUCK YOU PIG get outta my face you racist cracker shithead". Only one of these is going to impress a judge or jury later on ;)

about a month ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

deadweight fight it out in court (481 comments)

Advice I got from a cop: Most cops are great guys and a few are psychopaths with guns. The best place to fight it out is in court where they won't be able to shoot you and get away with it ;)

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

deadweight Re:Easiest way... (267 comments)

I think this is the OS version of "I loved that band when they played in Jimmy's basement, but now they have a van and go to clubs. Total loser sellout band now, no cool person would go see them". YMMV and all, but I am loving Mint. It does stuff I want without spending all day fsking with it.

about 1 month ago
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Is a Moral Compass a Hindrance Or a Help For Startups?

deadweight Re:Capitalism does not reward morality (197 comments)

Like we all said, you want anarchy. If I sell you a car and refuse to hand it over, you will call the police and they will eventually use violence if I refuse to give you a car or your money back. There is *no such thing* as government or law if no one is willing to enforce it. So...you all spank yourselves silly imagining your alternative-universe libertarian self being rich and powerful and taking on all comers.

about 1 month ago
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Lessons Learned From Google's Green Energy Bust

deadweight Re:Simple (222 comments)

I live on solar power on my boat sometimes. I get 4-6 good hours out of it. The panels did pay for themselves by saving me a lot of generator fuel. I ended up running a slight defecit and needed to run the engine about every 4 days instread of once a day.

about a month ago
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Is a Moral Compass a Hindrance Or a Help For Startups?

deadweight Re:Capitalism does not reward morality (197 comments)

Libertarians *sort of* want laws and government. What they don't want is enough government to actually have a chance in hell of enforcing said laws. I think their idea of heaven would be like a 19th century territory where the US Marshall might come around a few time a year, but otherwise if you had the guns and the guts you could just go do what you wanted to and shoot anyone that didn't like it and didn't have enough hired guns to hurt you.

about a month ago

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Should I roll out Softgrid or something else

deadweight deadweight writes  |  more than 6 years ago

deadweight (681827) writes "I am tasked right now with rolling out Softgrid to a large enterprise. 4.5 is still in Beta, so I have a little time to plan for once :) That said, is Softgrid my best solution? Does anyone else have suggestions for a competing product? Integration with SMS is a plus in our Windows shop."

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