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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

jellomizer Re:The death of leniency (424 comments)

There should be particular guide lines for police discretion.
Broken lights, improper passing... Stuff in general where the person isn't really trying to do something criminal.
Besides, do you really expect to increase your staff 100% to watch what everyone else is doing all the time. The recordings should be reserved for legal proceedings, not job evaluations.

3 hours ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

jellomizer Re:Will the cameras work? (424 comments)

All of witch can allow for alterations, intimating the witnesses, creating false confessions, etc...

3 hours ago
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How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

jellomizer Red Hat distribution. (145 comments)

Red Hat use to have a distribution for everyone. It was one of the most popular Linux distributions. Then it moved to Red Hat Enterprise, and that really caused many of the Linux users to find something else and switch. Fedora is nice and all, but it felt like Red Hat throwing a bone.

Ubuntu came up and took its place as the distribution for everyone. Red Hat got stuck in the stuffy enterprise market.

As most people who know, Enterprise software means over priced software, that barely works, but somehow it makes executives feel good about using it, probably because they need a full IT Staff just to keep it running.

So companies who want to follow the buzzards of agile and nimble, have swapped to non-Red Hat based systems.
Nothing technical, just bad PR from Red Hat, that made them loose their fan base.

3 hours ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

jellomizer Re:Will the cameras work? (424 comments)

But he is innocent until proven guilty. So while his actions may be under suspicion, he isn't guilty of his misconduct due to lack of evidence.

4 hours ago
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Google Buys Zync Cloud Graphics Rendering Service

jellomizer Thank goodness... (18 comments)

Thank goodness I still live in a world of telephones, car batteries, handguns, and many other things made of zync!

6 hours ago
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Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

jellomizer Re:shoot the admins (106 comments)

While for the standard home user, 4:30-7:30 outage, means you have to forgo your morning entertainment. However there are a lot of small/mid sized businesses dependent on TWC for their operations.

I just wish they would send me an email about the outage so I know not to try to reboot my wireless router then my cable modem. Then plug my PC to the cable modem to see where the connectivity down.

(BTW I was kidding about the email notification)

6 hours ago
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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

jellomizer Re:Not surprising (472 comments)

I agree, having a manual break should be required as a bare minimum.
Even if the software is perfect, if there is an unexpected power outage, you will need a manual break to stop the car that just may be aimlessly costing.

yesterday
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

jellomizer Re:My opinion on the matter. (774 comments)

GNU/Linux is the term for the standard Linux OS Distribution.
As opposed to Android and many of the other imbedded OS's that use the Linux Kernel.

If you are using an OS that is very Unix Like and is based on the Linux Kernel then it is probably GNU Linux, unless it is not using most of the GNU licensed tools.
cat, ls, mv, cp...

yesterday
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Why Do Humans Grow Up So Slowly? Blame the Brain

jellomizer Re:not so fast (125 comments)

Wow! I can't believe such an ignorant comment was a +5 insightful.

1. The correlation between obesity and intelligence doesn't seem to have a connection. There is a stronger correlation between obesity and poverty and poverty with low test scores. But that is chaining a bunch of consolations together to come up with a faulty premise. You will need to compare Intelligence of Fat vs Skinny people in similar economic environments.

2. Obesity is a factor of over use of a nutrients, not a normal healthy usage. Just like too much of any nutrient will at some point be harmful, as it is more then the body needs. Humans in particular do crave sweets more then other animals, because we do need the sugar more then other animals. But to say if we eat a lot of sugar we will become taller and smarter is rather stupid, as out body needs to regulate it. Fat as well comes from having excess calories sugar and white carbs have a lot of empty calories. So while the good parts of the sugar may go to good use, when there is too much the calories will just add up.

Our body isn't about if a little is good for us then a lot must be better. However obese kids do tend to start puberty at a younger age, so the sugars may be causing parts of them to mature faster.

yesterday
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

jellomizer Re:My opinion on the matter. (774 comments)

True,
However Linux has shone from time to time that it was able to push Traditional Unix systems to switch to their method of doing things.

However the real question is what is the benefits vs cost of the change.
How will that affect GNU/Linux primary purpose (Server OS).

2 days ago
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Robo Brain Project Wants To Turn the Internet Into a Robotic Hivemind

jellomizer We need positive Sci-Fi. (108 comments)

Robotic hive mind, just sounds like a bad idea.
We need some movies where the Robots and the Super Intelligent computer is the good guy for once. Just so we can get research grants and come up with neat new things.

2 days ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

jellomizer The Title. (299 comments)

I was thinking from the title it would be more about how Journalists who get killed gets so much more attention and call to action from both sides of the political spectrum, then say a Red Cross worker or the countless other civilian groups who are facing danger on a daily bases from these people.

If it were a religious (Say a Christian charity) group who had one of its members kills the right will be all angry about it, but the left would be mediocre. However if it was an organized non-religious not for profit group then the Left would raise the flag, while the right would just let it slide.

However when it is a Journalist, the side that no one really wants to piss off, then we get a strong call to action. It is really sad that there is so much disparity between people trying to do the right thing, and how much value they are to the public.

2 days ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

jellomizer Re:The real crime here (456 comments)

For most non-violent offenders their crime often involves a loss of money or property from the victim.
The problem is often the offender has costed more damage then he could afford to repair. So how do you punish someone who had committed a crime but doesn't have the resources to make reparations?
That is why the Rich tend to get out of jail. They do a crime, but they just pay the fine and go home. The poor cannot pay the fine so the court decided that only thing they can really take away from him is his freedom for a period of time, so that is what they do.

Now this isn't fair, or justice. But there hasn't been much discussion on the alternatives. In the United States we have a law against Cruel or Unusual punishments, while on face value it is a good thing. However it does hinder innovation in penal justice.

5 days ago
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Heartbleed To Blame For Community Health Systems Breach

jellomizer Re:Blame them, not Heartbleed (89 comments)

Over 200 servers? Lightweight.
A medium sized hospital has thousands of server. And the software often requires out of date OS and Browsers. Healthcare on the average is 10 years behind in IT then the rest of the industry.

about a week ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

jellomizer Re:Bad Study (609 comments)

The thing is, companies will normally go the route that will maximize profit.
So if you were to pay the $230 for the Add free internet. Then how will that money be distributed. Per click, length of time on the page, the amount of data transferred to your system?

Depending how the content providers will get paid for their pages, they will modify their pages for maximum profit. Either making a lot of small pages (presentation) to maximize the clicks. Or make a long winded stories to maximize the time spend on the page. Or just download a lot of useless stuff (uncompressed images etc) to maximize download counts.

The add free internet of the Old. Was just a bunch of company billboards, or some interesting projects made by students. (In terms of web). Most of the stuff on the internet was FTP to download patches and free software from companies. Or hobbies from students whos ISP was being paid by their colleges, where you had a Telnet BBS or perhaps a gopher site.

about a week ago
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Calif. Court Rules Businesses Must Reimburse Cell Phone Bills

jellomizer Re:It depends (159 comments)

If BYOD is optional, Reimbursement isn't that bad of an idea. Having to carry two phones around is a pain. And if you BYOD then the company makes out as they don't need to pay for the full service, you make out because you can get the phone you want and not carry around a cheaper often bigger and bulkier phone.

about a week ago
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Calif. Court Rules Businesses Must Reimburse Cell Phone Bills

jellomizer Re:Salesmen (159 comments)

PETA will probably have less issues just as long as you are not packing the phones in leather or fur.

about a week ago
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Professor Steve Ballmer Will Teach At Two Universities This Year

jellomizer Re:Is he a scientist? (179 comments)

Did you even go to college?

1. Chances are he will be an Adjunct professor not a full professor. Adjuncts don't need a Doctorate they are normally students who are working on their PHDs but for the most part they are people with enough experience in the topic.

2. What the heck does being a Scientist have to be about teaching classes in Business Administration? Now the MBA program does have a lot of classes that talk about process management which uses a lot of Computer Science methods. However the MBA isn't a Science based study but a research/practical based study. MBA program is a lot about reading case studies and working to find better solutions.

3. Microsoft is one of the major software companies out there. Even under Balmers rule Microsoft performed rather well considering factors such as a major recession, shift away from desktop technologies, move towards cloud/web computing. A lot of disruptive influences could have killed Microsoft the last decade but the company is still a force to be reckoned with. It takes good leadership to keep such a large company going threw such issues.

about a week ago
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Qt Upgrades From LGPLv2.1 to LGPLv3

jellomizer Re:Tivoization (116 comments)

Unfortunately Duel Licencing model is the only way to go with the GPL.

A Free in terms of freedom for the End User License.
A Closed Source licences that gives more freedom for the developers to control their own product.

about a week ago
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Heartbleed To Blame For Community Health Systems Breach

jellomizer Re:Blame them, not Heartbleed (89 comments)

Part of the effort is trying to determine what systems are vulnerable during that time as well.

So we get the flaw released on day one, It will take a while to audit all the systems to make sure they are not vulnerable.

Health Care IT is complex, Mixing new technology with extremely out of date technology. You have a LOT of network traffic as all these systems needs to talk to each other. You are required by law to share the data and keep it private at the same time. Data sets are often in the millions of records.

Just going patching your systems blindly is open to disaster as you could cause a systems that is critical for maintaining life for a person to fail. These updates need to be scheduled with a fail plan in place.

about a week ago

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Digital Electronic Starter Kits.

jellomizer jellomizer writes  |  about 8 months ago

jellomizer (103300) writes "Being this is a Christmas season, hunting for gifts. I am looking for a Kit, or at least the parts to make up a kit, for a Starter for Digital Electronics. The gift receiver has a little experience with chips mostly a Digital System Logic Engineering class in college. rigging up 74 series chips, for some basic functions, such as adders and the like. But is interested in making some custom electrics Like a Binary Clock, a simple USB D/A Converter. So what do slashdotters think what would make up a good starter kit, considerations such as chips that require compatible voltage, and are rather robust. Where we could find such parts and possible model numbers, and price willing to pay for them."
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Publishing for non academics.

jellomizer jellomizer writes  |  about 2 years ago

jellomizer (103300) writes "I work in Corporate Land, my years of experience have gathered a lot of insight about how to approach things, that I feel can be useful to others. While I could write and publish a book, however I feel my experience is better suited in a series of essays, that is more fitted to be read on a magazine or a popular newspapers targeting Technical Leaders. But I have no experience on how to publish to such entities. Do I just write my essays and send them to a bunch of locations and see if they stick, or is there a better process?"
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Appropriate interviewing for a worldwide search.

jellomizer jellomizer writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jellomizer (103300) writes "I am a manger of a small Software Development department, looking to hire some more developers. By edict of the CEO the search must be made globally. So we are dealing with different cultures and different ideas of truth and embellishments, etc... To try to counteract we give the potential employees tests where I watch what they do, to see if they actually know what they say they know. However it seems a lot of applicants drop out when mention that this test is mandatory. Is this a sign that we caught them in a lie, or are we weeding out good people where we shouldn't be? Would you be willing to take a test as part of the interview, if so is there any type of heads up you would like to know beforehand to make a decision to take the test easier?"
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Poll Description

jellomizer jellomizer writes  |  more than 6 years ago

jellomizer (103300) writes "Poll Idea? How Often should Polls be updated? 1. Every second 2. Every Mintute 3. Every Hour 4. Every Day 5. Every Week 6. Every Month 7. Every Year 8. When you can No longer post to the Poll 9. When Ever Cowboyneal feels like it. 10. I hate polls and never use them."
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jellomizer jellomizer writes  |  more than 7 years ago

jellomizer (103300) writes "With still no seeming end to Windows Security problems, Current very bad reviews of poor performance on Vista, and all the other problems. Yet people still use it and most feel the effort to switch still isn't worth it. So how how much worse Windows will need to be to say get 40% of the current Windows users to switch to different OSs, Help fund development of their apps to more cross platform development models, Focus more on Web Application using open standards and less on platform particular add ins. It seems to me people will not switch off Windows unless it keeps on getting so much more worse then it is. So how bad does it need to be?"
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jellomizer jellomizer writes  |  more than 7 years ago

jellomizer (103300) writes "MSNBC/Newsweek has covered aninterview with Steve Jobs When Asked if Zunes was a threat Jobs Responds
In a word, no. I've seen the demonstrations on the Internet about how you can find another person using a Zune and give them a song they can play three times. It takes forever. By the time you've gone through all that, the girl's got up and left! You're much better off to take one of your earbuds out and put it in her ear. Then you're connected with about two feet of headphone cable.
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