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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

defaria So what! (561 comments)

Why to people stupidly assume that the percentages in the population should represent the population of a subset?!? That's asinine! You don't see such outrage about the lack of men in the cosmology field....

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

defaria Invalid zip+4 forms (278 comments)

I've tried time and time again to get Kforce to fixed their fucked up form and accept zip+4 as a valid zipcode! How long has zip+4 been around? Since 1983! That's 31 fucking years and so many forms will not accept zip+4. Stupid.

My resume is on my web site. I just point people there. It's also under GPL!

Here's a neat tool: (don't know why it's .co but it is). It scans your resume and the job requirement and tells you how much of a match you are.

about two weeks ago

Google Will Give a Search Edge To Websites That Use Encryption

defaria Re:Great step! (148 comments)

Add to this that sometimes the reputable companies still don't do the right thing. As a large financial institution you'd think that Wells Fargo of all companies would at least be sporting an extended validation certificate! But they don't. And that's not their only fumbling in security ( I have my reasons for still dealing with them but I watch them like a hawk!

about three weeks ago

Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

defaria Re: name and location tweeted... (928 comments)

No it's private property. It doesn't change your ownership just because you let people in. Sure the laws may say "Oh you're really a public space" just because they wish to invade our privacy yet again so they can regulate and tax but it doesn't change the state of reality just because some government official proclaimed otherwise. By your definition, if you've every let anybody into your house you've lost ownership of it, is fucking ridiculous!

about a month ago

Tech People Making $100k a Year On the Rise, Again

defaria Re:Contractor Vs. Employee (193 comments)

Hate to tell you this dude but you're in the worse situation there is. A W2 with no benefits! What's the point? Oh I see you like them taking out taxes. Well if you were a real business you could easily pay a service to do that for you (I use Wells Fargo) for about $0.15/hr. Oh the 7.5% you need to pay in "employment taxes". Hmmm. I see. you're bad at math aren't you. If they are billing out at 2-2.5 times what you make that'd be about 100-150% more right. So if you subtract 7.5% off of 100% you could be making 92.5% more than you are now you idiot!

Saves you the trouble of doing sales? Really? You think that this consulting company will get you another contract down the line? You are new here aren't you? In the some 25+ years of contracting I've never, I repeat, NEVER had the same consulting company place me a second time. Extend me? Yeah that happens but another contract from the same consulting company - NEVER.

You sir are just the sucker these consulting firms thrive on.

about 4 months ago

Tech People Making $100k a Year On the Rise, Again

defaria Re:Contractor Vs. Employee (193 comments)

You have no business sense. Insurance as a business owner can be had cheaply if you know what you are doing. Miss out on a lot of corp perks? They are really overrated. The perks of getting to keep more of your money by reducing taxes far out weighs these corp perks in most cases.

And if you think a full-time position as a real employee offers you any sort of security or permanence then you got another thing coming.

about 4 months ago

Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

defaria Why (1633 comments)

I see nothing in there requiring any of that.

about 4 months ago

Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

defaria Sexism (1633 comments)

Interesting sexism there...

about 4 months ago

Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

defaria Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1116 comments)

Are you fucking on ludes? It's clear that when somebody says that somebody "cannot lead in this setting" he's talking in present tense not past tense. Therefore it's not after the fact, it's before the fact.

about 5 months ago

All Else Being Equal: Disputing Claims of a Gender Pay Gap In Tech

defaria Why Men Earn More (427 comments)

If women really did get paid only $0.75 per a man's $1 and yet performed equally to men then I must ask you - which businessman would not hire all women seeing as they are 25% off! The so called gender pay gap is just a myth that women attempt to use to get more money for nothing. Warren Ferrell's book, Why Men Earn More, explains all of this.

about 6 months ago

Apple Urges Arizona Governor To Veto Anti-Gay Legislation

defaria I believe that private companies should have the r (917 comments)

I believe that private companies should have the right to discriminate against anybody. Otherwise they are not really free are they?

about 6 months ago

A New Car UI

defaria Just make the current buttons bigger! (237 comments)

This is ridiculous! You mean now I have to learn and think about how many fingers do I use to control control X and do they need to be far apart or not?!?

It's simple, just make the current buttons bigger for the kinds of adjustments you are likely to make when driving. All too often toggles and play/pause, etc are small buttons to look appealing instead of large buttons because they are likely to be used frequently. Usage of screen real estate often sucks big time. For example, in my car, when the bluetooth is paused I get a small button to make it play again. It takes up about 10% on the right hand side of the screen. The other 90% is completely fucking blank! Put the damn play button in the center of the screen and make it fucking big. It's the most likely thing I'm gonna hit next! Geeze! This is really not rocket science - common sense is all one needs.

about 6 months ago

A Dedicated Shell For Git Commands

defaria gitshell (96 comments)

$ while true; do
> echo -n "GitShell:"
> read command
> git $command
> done

Well that was easy!

about 7 months ago

US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online

defaria Re:Why? (578 comments)

Well that's just outright stupid!

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?

defaria Why? (731 comments)

I never understand this. It's obvious to anybody with 2 IQ points to rub together that somebody who employees adblocking software IS NOT INTERESTED IN YOUR FUCKING PRODUCTS. How, then, by going around his blocks and stuffing this shit in front of his eyes do you believe that suddenly he will be unable to resist your ad. He will resist your ad and will only get even more pissed about your company. Is this really a wise thing for you to do?!?

about 7 months ago

Google Glass User Fights Speeding Ticket, Saying She's Defending the Future

defaria Re:Case has been dropped (464 comments)

Finally some common sense!

about 7 months ago

Google Glass User Fights Speeding Ticket, Saying She's Defending the Future

defaria Re:Sad Day for San Diego... and Drivers in General (464 comments)

So I guess you're also against HUDs like I had in my last two cars.

Have you seen what distractions cops drive around with?!?

Seems to me the only idiot here is you!

about 7 months ago

Man Jailed For Refusing To Reveal USB Password

defaria Meltdown... (374 comments)

I've always thought that encryption software should offer a meltdown password such that when entered, instead of decrypting the data it erases it. So when you want to get into your encrypted drive you enter "sesame" but when the authorities which to get your password you enter say "meltdown" (or rather you tell them your password is "meltdown") and they enter it only to find the drive has been hosed. Then you shrug your shoulders and say "I thought that drive was on it's last legs....".

about 7 months ago


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