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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

jellomizer Re:Crazy (770 comments)

For some placed like small companies. Profit margins are not as big as you think

3 hours ago

How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

jellomizer Re:We shall see. (255 comments)

20,000 students with 6 text books will go roughly $12,000,000 for the books. And a lot higher percentage of these go missing, broken or damaged. As the kids are forced to lug around a bunch of books.

2 days ago

Genetically Modifying an Entire Ecosystem

jellomizer Re:Horror Story (52 comments)

So what type of mathematical/scientific proof theorem covers "proof by fictional story"?

Science Fiction

Fiction: invention or fabrication as opposed to fact.

2 days ago

States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

jellomizer Re:Crazy (770 comments)

Minimum wage is actually not the big of a deal.
Most Companies do not pay their employers minimum wage they pay them higher.
Minimum wage usually will go the the Teens first job, And other part time work.
For people who are working full time, they get paid above the minimum wage.
The exception is for Tip workers. Where these laws do not effect as much anyways.

Most of the growth activity is actually in areas that don't pay minimum wage anyways.

In short minimum wage laws do the following.
For the Democrats it make it look like they are looking out the little guy, with a law without any real benefit or cost.

For the Republicans it gives them a talking point against the democrats, explaining how they are not focusing on the big picture and trying to keep jobs.

Nither side is really that effective, or hazardous. Until you get a significant increase in wages. Say $20 minimum wage, where it would be enough for the low end workers to have a significant improvement in quality of life, however at the same time, making many jobs much to expensive to maintain, and force companies to find ways to improve efficiency or outsource.

2 days ago

Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'

jellomizer Re:Good. Now what about ads? (138 comments)

I Want a game of decent quality, with no add, no in app purchase, no attempt to try to get you to purchase a full version, no attempt to try to upsell an other service and all free.

Heck why limit it to game or software. I want all my products for free with no strings attached. However I want to be sure my employer pays me for my job of writing software.

4 days ago

New Mayhem Malware Targets Linux and UNIX-Like Servers

jellomizer Re:Derp (164 comments)

That is why I did the insert after it got the date/time of last login. So if you get a slew of login attempts in the time frame it just kicks them off.

4 days ago

New Mayhem Malware Targets Linux and UNIX-Like Servers

jellomizer Re:Derp (164 comments)


Select @LastTried = Max(LastTried) from LoginLog where LoginName = @LoginName
insert into LoginLog (now, @LoginName)
if @LastTried (now - 30 seconds) {
        return error
} else {
      return checkifpasswordiscorrect(@LoginName, @LoginPass)

4 days ago

White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

jellomizer Re:What? (382 comments)

That is why I stated we are a Democratic Republic.

Just just a republic, or a democracy. It is a mixture of both.
A full democracy will be about us voting for every decision the government makes.

5 days ago

White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

jellomizer Re:What? (382 comments)

People forget that United States is a Democratic Republic. Not a democracy.

Not all popular idea's will go out or should go out, just because the majority wills it. The point of a Democratic Republic, is the Citizens vote for people who will make the decisions, then these people should take a look at all the factors and make one.

However this hasn't been working well, because of the Party system, and too many voters are getting stuck on party ideals and less on voting for the person who would take your interests at heart.

about a week ago

Brazil Nut Effect Explains Mystery of the Boulder-Strewn Surfaces of Asteroids

jellomizer I thought it would be about opening a Brazil nut (58 comments)

I never stopped to think if the Brazil nut is on top, but more how the heck do I crack open the shell. A triangle is one of the strongest shapes. The Brazil nut shell is in a nice triangle. Thus my approach is smashing it to pieces, and eating the nut in little fragments.

about a week ago

Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees

jellomizer Re:Good (300 comments)

Because they are publicly traded, and that makes their HR policies extremely stupid.

Layoffs raise the stock price. Most stock holders are short term, so buy low, sell high. Layoffs mean the company is at its low, and with less expenses it may shortly make more, so in the next year you can sell the stock and make money.

Even though you loose a lot of talent, which will go their competitors.
When the company grows again you will then need to hire and retrain new people back. Costing on the average 150% more then if you just kept them employed.

What I hate more then just layoffs, is when they do blind layoffs, not really considering who is good and bad.

about a week ago

People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

jellomizer Re:user error (706 comments)

Better technology doesn't work if you can't get the peoples behaviors to change so they use them as it was attended.

The Gas car, our behavior is to fuel it up once a week.
The Electric car, should be charged nightly. So people will need to change their behaviors to charge the car every night.

Power from the grid, means your house can be anywhere. Power from solar means your house will need to be in direct sunlight, so you may need to clear out some surrounding trees.

Get the idea of a perfect technology out of your head, the Star Trek Future isn't possible. Every technology comes with trade offs. In order to adapt to these trade offs our behaviors will need to be altered to use them.

Sometimes it feels like we are taking a step back, to get a more positive change.

Right now carbon pollution is a big problem, The problems of Green energy are not as big as the carbon problem, plus they are getting cheaper to use. So we need to alter our behaviors to deal with the tradeoffs so we can move forward.

about a week ago

Scotland Could Become Home To Britain's First Spaceport

jellomizer Re:Rather far north. (151 comments)

Pre-2000. Slashdot, had a lot less to do with anything political. It had more to do about Linux.
Then what happened was the Bush Administration came in. and the Liberal Biased Slashdot user got vocal, because their political ideals are not being met, because someone was in power who had different political ideals. So they went off Linux and more and more on political rants.

When this started we had a bunch of users dropping Slashdot and going to Digg. But Digg went downhill much faster then Slashdot, but Slashdot incorporated a lot of Diggs design elements. So a lot of stories now are political biased, because there is less editing and more posting what wins the thumbs up war. Which political polarizing stuff wins, because people have strong opinions on it.

about a week ago

Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

jellomizer Re:So this means... (214 comments)

That argument probably isn't so true.
If you really wanted to see it, and there wasn't a black market channel to get it, you will probably go to other methods, Renting the DVD form the library, or buying it in the store. However a lot of the stuff you watch you probably won't take the extra step, because the movies are convenient that means you are watching more of them.

about a week ago

Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

jellomizer So this means... (214 comments)

That all the work to prevent piracy of movies is paying off.

Good work Hollywood!

about a week ago

Scotland Could Become Home To Britain's First Spaceport

jellomizer Rather far north. (151 comments)

Don't they try putting launching sites further south.
1. They are warmer and you don't need to de-ice your craft.
2. Uses less fuel as the earth is spinning faster

about two weeks ago

Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

jellomizer Re:No. (499 comments)

The big thing I see now, is the Most Music is saved as a wav style format, where the music is recorded. The old days sound cards needed a strong MIDI support to allow for the music to sound better, as it would be synthesized music not recorded.

We could still improve MIDI sound quality. However it isn't used as much anymore, and often can be emulated by software fast enough.

But for the most part, you get better sounds if you have better speakers.

about two weeks ago

Child Thought To Be Cured of HIV Relapses, Tests Positive Again

jellomizer Re:I hate to imagine it (126 comments)

I expect it is more of a case where they got the numbers down so low that the infection wouldn't register, perhaps hibernating in a nook in the body. After the virus stopped getting assaulted it was allow to grow and infect again.

about two weeks ago



Digital Electronic Starter Kits.

jellomizer jellomizer writes  |  about 7 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."

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?"

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?"

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."

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?"

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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