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Ask Slashdot: Will Older Programmers Always Have a Harder Time Getting a Job?

fat_mike No Offense (379 comments)

But if you're 40 and still a code monkey you're doing it wrong.

about a month ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

fat_mike Re:Why? (2219 comments)

You seriously have to use Lynx at work? Where do you work, wait are you a time traveler?!?!

about 2 months ago
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Update on the March of Progress: How Slashdot's New Look Is Shaping Up

fat_mike Yeah (237 comments)

What everyone above me said. I'm user 71855 and I don't know how far back that goes in terms of years but this is easily the worst iteration of Slashdot I've ever seen and that's saying a lot.

about 2 months ago
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Where Old Hard Disks (with Digital Secrets) Go To Die

fat_mike Paid Ad Again (128 comments)

EPC does the same thing. Though they don't degauss the drive. They completely destroy it. I am fortunate to have one of their recycling centers in town and believe me there is nothing like watching your hard drives go up a 30 foot conveyor belt into a 30 foot tall shredder and come out as slivers.

I don't work for them, I'm just damn happy they exist. Capitalism at its best, find a need and fill it.

about 2 months ago
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VC Likens Google Bus Backlash To Nazi Rampage

fat_mike Re:Who are you talking about? (683 comments)

So has Slashdot now become the Socialist News that Matters? This is utter bullshit. All those roads and bridges you all spout about, yes in some cases DOT's built them but most of the time the states realized they didn't know how to do it and hired private contractors to build.

How did they pay those contractors or the DOT's that mostly fill potholes with asphalt....with my freaking tax dollars!

The Federal government does not produce income without taking it from the people who work. These so called 1% are paying 55.85% of their income to taxes to San Francisco California and the Fed. You should be thanking them.

Delude himself that it was his hard work.....I'm am just shocked at the amount of Socialist BS that is flowing in America. Yes, hard work is important. Were there roads before Ford built his first car? Were there bridges built by the government before the locomotive? Why do we have air traffic controllers and the TSA? The car, the train, the airplane...all built by capitalist individuals that then forced the government to respond. The private sector is always ahead of the public. You want a handout you take it...me, I'm going to work as hard as I can, learn as much as I can, help my fellow humans as much as I can and have my voice heard with my vote. The fact that this post got moderated as high as it did is very telling Slashdot.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Command Line Interfaces -- What Is Out There?

fat_mike Re:What the f**king f**k? (383 comments)

I'm with you. Recycled days old articles. Blatant ads being posted as stories. No accountability. And editors who think they can just ignore their detractors even as they grow larger. Oh yeah, high five fellow 70K ID brother/sister.

about 3 months ago
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Could Slashdot (Or Other Private Entity) Sue a Spy Agency Like GCHQ Or NSA?

fat_mike When did Slashdot's parent company get bought? (188 comments)

On October 28, 2013, the Company entered into a new Credit Agreement, which provides for a $50 million term loan facility and a revolving loan facility of $200 million, with both facilities maturing in October 2018. Borrowings under the Credit Agreement bear interest at the Company's option, at a LIBOR rate or base rate plus a margin. The margin ranges from 1.75% to 2.50% on LIBOR loans and 0.75% to 1.50% on base rate loans, determined by the Company's most recent consolidated leverage ratio. Interest rates and covenants in the new Credit Agreement are consistent with the previous Credit Agreement. Quarterly payments of principal are required on the term loan facility, commencing March 31, 2014. The facilities may be prepaid at any time without penalty and payments on the term loan facility result in a permanent reduction. The Company borrowed $65 million under the new Credit Agreement to repay in full all outstanding indebtedness under the previous Credit Agreement, which was terminated upon repayment.

Dice Holdings, Inc

And why does it include a bunch of healthcare brokers?

about 5 months ago
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EPA Makes Most Wood Stoves Illegal

fat_mike Re:Good (1143 comments)

Or maybe you're just lazy.

about 5 months ago
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Gabe Newell Talks Linux As the Future of Games at LinuxCon NA

fat_mike Re:Guess that's why Valve is so behind Linux (369 comments)

The link he posted showed a grand total of 23 games. One released in 2013, one in 2010 and the rest 2009 all the way back to 1998. I give Steam credit for taking this on and for the prices they are charging but I believe Newell is blowing smoke up Linux user's butt to increase sales.

about 6 months ago
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The Rising Power of Developers

fat_mike Re:Power? For who? (122 comments)

No offense but the first rule of marketing for a software company is "Hide the damn developers and for the love of everything good and sweet do not let them talk to stockholders or customers!"

about 8 months ago
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Paper: Evolution Favors Cooperation Over Selfishness

fat_mike Re:Cooperation wins big time. (245 comments)

I am not an ant or a bee. I have "free will".

about 8 months ago
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A Climate of Violence?

fat_mike Re: Weird (184 comments)

You cited Mother Jones so your comment is officially retarded.

about 8 months ago
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Linux 3.11 Officially Named "Linux For Workgroups"

fat_mike Re:Available on floppies? (376 comments)

Do you have a spare Disk 35? I need E3.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Exploiting 'Engineering And ...' On a Resume?

fat_mike Thank you for your service (207 comments)

Sorry I don't have any advice for you but just wanted to tell you that.

about 10 months ago
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No, the Tesla Model S Doesn't Pollute More Than an SUV

fat_mike Re:Same as last time (559 comments)

I drive a 2002 Ford Explorer. The power is amazing. I don't actually spin my wheels because it has sensors that actually "sense" the wheels slipping and locks them down so the vehicle performs better and actually goes forward. I am able to accelerate madly on the freeways and can cruise at the speed limit. The other day a Prius tried to merge into my lane (I can only think it was attracted to my sexy Explorer) and I gently pushed on the gas pedal and went from the speed limit to getting out of its way instantly.

I can also load it with my girlfriend, my dog, her dog and we all have our own space! Not to mention all of her bags of girl stuff, dog food, the grill, charcoal, firewood, tent, generator, portable A/C (I like camping but I love global warming producing air conditioning), lots of meat, and attach a good sized boat (with a 150 hp engine that just spews global warming) and still can gently press the gas pedal and leave you in my dust battery boy.

about 10 months ago
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Defense Distributed Has 3D-Printed an Entire Gun

fat_mike Re:The answer to the question (712 comments)

In major cities here in the US you can call the police and hope they come Chicago or in the rural areas you can wait hours for some type of law enforcement to show up.

This is the UK transposed on Texas

Texas is (along with being awesome) just one of the 50 states we have. You also have 248,950,295 less people than us. There are roughly 1.1 million city, state and federal officers at any given time. In the US in 2010 there were 1.26 million Violent Crimes and in the UK in 2010 there were 2.1 million Violent Crimes

Math is cool

about a year ago
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The Balkanization of Chatting

fat_mike Re:vulcanization of chatting apps (242 comments)

He's averaging one article every 3-4 months and like 5 comments.

His ego must be crying.

about a year ago
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The Dark Side of Amazon's New Pilots

fat_mike Re:Roku (312 comments)

I have one and its the size of a hockey puck. I used Velcro to attach it to the TV stand, you can't even see the HDMI and power cord. I'd love to see your facts about how it is inferior. BTW, I had a three PC Slackware MythTV running in my basement with nine Hapaugge 1600's in my basement for three years before I discovered the Roku. I'd rather I spent $75 on my Roku 2. Free is not always better.

about a year ago

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