top Google Chairman on WhatsApp: $19 Bn For 50 People? Good For Them!
Damn. Wish I had mod points to give you for this.
Immigration policy has been seriously broken since the 60's and all the "Do it the legal way" folks have no idea how hard, or long of a process that is. Here is a green card roadmap that describes how convoluted the legal route is.
top WV Senator Calls For Ban On All Unregulated Cryptocurrencies
The problem, how I see it, is that once enough people get burned (like the 6% of all extant BTC being stolen) they will demand quite vocally that the government prevent that from happening.
All the statements of buyer beware, this is an investment, not guaranteed etc will be tossed out the window.
top California Fights Drought With Data and Psychology, Yielding 5% Usage Reduction
What state is that? I live in a suburb of Phoenix, and water is ridiculously cheap here. Last year we had to drain, acid wash and fill out pool. Cost to refill? About $20.00. Roughly 2 acre feet of water in one throw.
Of course, 20 years ago, this was all agriculture, and I suspect that our water rates are still tied to that scale.
top Scientists Solve Mystery of World-Traveling Plant
Damn, wish I had mod points...
top Leonard Nimoy: Smoking Is Illogical
My mother died of COPD related effects. The last week of her life, she was in the hospital on a breathing machine. The thing that really got me was that every single one of the nurses/technicians who worked in the pulmonary ward would go out every hour for a smoke. They see the endgame every single day, and they still choose to light up.
top Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
/. dies an ignoble death, and in the post mortem, all you sit around in a circle jerk and wonder what the fuck you did wrong. Perhaps you can find some ex-RIM people to commiserate with
top The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer
I am not a coder, but I made this exact same decision about 5 years ago. Been much happier since.
top How Farming Reshaped Our Genomes
I used to think that weight problems were endemic to the US, and that Europe pretty much skated by it. Sure, I used to see "fat" people in Europe, but far far fewer than in the US.
But I just got back from 2 weeks in Europe (Austria, Germany, and UK) and the number of muffintops, sagging beer bellies, and plumber's crack, that the gap to the US is much less than it was.
top 200 Dolphins Await Slaughter In Japan's Taiji Cove
I'm pretty sure they figured out the answer to that a LONG time ago...
about a month and a half ago
top Man Shot To Death For Texting During Movie
I was wondering if it was in my state (Arizona) or Florida. Sadly, yes, it is that predictable
top Lawsuit: Oracle Called $50K 'Good Money For an Indian'
Piling on here. In sales, and particularly in enterprise SW sales, the base salary is irrelevant. Sure, $10K seem like a big deal, but good sales people, who will eat their young to close an order, who blow away quota, can easily clear $300K or more in commissions and bonuses. Oracle will be no different.
top Isaac Asimov's 50-Year-Old Prediction For 2014 Is Viral and Wrong
top Do Non-Technical Managers Add Value?
top Website Checkout Glitches: Two Very Different Corporate Responses
I am in marketing, and when you make a pricing mistake, you learn from the lesson, you fix the problem ASAP, and you deal with the lost revenue.
If you don't have enough moxie to own up to the mistake, you don't deserve to be in business.
top Tesla Gets $34 Million Tax Break, Adds Capacity For 35,000 More Cars
My company is moving me to Silly valley, and I will be able to comfortably afford a mortgage. Yes, it is a LOT more than my house here in Phoenix, but the pay bump will easily cover the delta in payments.
top Electric Cars: Drivers Love 'Em, So Why Are Sales Still Low?
Or a stationwagon.
SUV's are for soccer moms that need a car that both protects themselves from their own bad driving and attempts to murder pedestrians at the same time.
Or murder me in my S2000 (I dodge three schools on my 7 mile commute with suicidal, kamikaze moms dropping kids off, running lights, blocking traffic, and pulling out blindly in to the flow of traffic.)
top Head of Silk Road 2.0 Says It Will Be Back In Minutes If Shut Down
Whoa, that escalated quickly.
top Slashdot Asks: What Are You Doing For Hallowe'en?
Sprint planning meeting with our China team. No candy for me.
top The Cloud: Convenient Until a Stranger Nukes Your Files
And if that happens, I am not likely to care that much about my data (TEOTWAWKI scenario).
I use a couple of the cloud services. Sensitive documents get encrypted (and there are surprisingly few of those that I feel compelled to encrypt), and the rest are just there. Everywhere I go I have access.
top Ask Slashdot: What Are the Hardest Things Programmers Have To Do?
To be fair, it usually comes as pressure from sales.
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