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3-D Printing Comes To Amazon

jellomizer 3D Printing Issue. (58 comments)

The real issue right now with 3D Printing, most of the stuff you can print is stuff most people really don't need.

The last time I wished I could have a 3D printer was to replace a Worm Gear for my Garage Door Opener. That was about 6 Months ago.

For decoration, I really don't want Cheap Plastic decorations, and a new phone case isn't that interesting either.

Right now 3D Printing is really still for industry.


How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

jellomizer Re:Lemme guess... (163 comments)

Wow the problems of the world are based on a particular Academic degree?
You know Slashdot blame the MBA for a lot of the problems of the world. However I haven't ran into too many of them. A lot of the bosses making these type of decisions don't have an MBA, but some other degree. BA in History, or Arts, BS in Computer Science or Physics...

Also a lot of those MBA are not the ones in charge, but can be the Tech guy next to you doing coding as well.


Oracle Offers Custom Intel Chips and Unanticipated Costs

jellomizer Re:Sales flow chart. (96 comments)

How does PostGreSQL compare?

2 days ago

Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

jellomizer Re:Money - the ultimate natural selector (485 comments)

I have worked directly with CEO's in the past, when they are doing leisure they are still working. Their phone will go off all times of day.
So he may be on a Yacht, he was probably still working there.

The issue with drugs is it gives people an unfair advantage. At the cost of their long term health. If you are in an environment where everyone else is working 80+ hours per week, you need to in order to not look like a lazy employee dragging everyone down.

2 days ago

Nasty Business: How To Drain Competitors' Google AdWords Budgets

jellomizer Re:Simple, block all ads (95 comments)

It seems that a lot of internet companies make their money from adds. If this buisness model was so bad it would have stopped decades ago.

So how do you propose web sites to be funded. People don't like a pay wall, ISP will not pay you for their customers visit. If your site doesn't meet the need for the greater common good then you probably won't have the government or some other large grant funding you. However you have costs to pay for. The add model is the best we can get unless you know of some superior buisness model.

2 days ago

eSports Starting To Go Mainstream

jellomizer Re:I'll believe it when it actually happens. (116 comments)

The real issue with Video Game sports is the fact for the time for the people to get the 10,000 hours of practice to be a real master at it will take at least a couple of years. At the point where people are ready for it to be a sport, the game is already kinda old, and the new kids who are coming in are training on new games.

4 days ago

Wikipedia Blocks 'Disruptive' Edits From US Congress

jellomizer I wonder who is doing the actual posting. (165 comments)

I hope this is coming from some over zealot unpaid interns, working for the congress. Not from the actual congressmen themselves.

4 days ago

Long-range Electric Car World Speed Record Broken By Australian Students

jellomizer Getting there. (120 comments)

However with my current car I get about 450 miles per tank. at 66mph.

Now the issue is some times I need to drive for 8-10 hours. So I will need to fuel up mid way. The charge time for electric may still be an issue.

4 days ago

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

jellomizer Re:What?!? (877 comments)

Well I do think the Tweeter crossed the line by calling out the employee by name.

In essence he might have killed her career, with her on a bad day. Besides just because he might have done that in the past (may have been on a flight with more seats available, the kids were being better behaved, etc...) doesn't mean it is strictly allowed. She was probably following the rules, but her tact may have been a little down for that day. Then by posting her name, is just giving her a bad name for a simple mistake in tact that anyone may have done.

4 days ago

Social Security Administration Joins Other Agencies With $300M "IT Boondoggle"

jellomizer Legacy Systems. (142 comments)

Legacy Systems are built with 40 years of code and modifications to meet every requirement the user needs.

Then you have 5 years to build something new and try to catch 40 years worth of rules and logic.

5 days ago

Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

jellomizer Re:Flat UI Design (165 comments)

I don't hate the Flat UI style. But for Microsoft and Apple to adopt it is not really their thing.

Google has always had the flat style, it was their thing.
With Microsoft and Apple doing it it makes them look like they are a cheap rip off.

Apple did start to go a little too far in the 3d thing. I think when they made the Dock background 3d perspective.

Microsoft in Windows 7 had a good balance.

5 days ago

For Half, Degrees In Computing, Math, Or Stats Lead To Other Jobs

jellomizer Re:~50% have no degree... (174 comments)

Now I argue to anyone who is thinking about skipping a degree to go straight to work is a bad idea. Because your job even with a 2 year degree will tend to have your career max out rather quickly.

But in terms of getting a job if you graduate with a 2 year degree or a 4 year degree you will tend to start out with the same types of jobs. So if you are not ambitious in moving up the food chain you can get a good job without the hassle of extra college education.

And still in most institutions you will be able to work up if you can prove yourself. However the degree is an extra tool in your life box to help you out.

A degree is really just a piece of paper stated that you have done some stuff at an acceptable level. You could have done this stuff without having someone grade you. But that paper still helps.

5 days ago

Microsoft FY2014 Q4 Earnings: Revenues Up, Profits Down Slightly

jellomizer Re:Who would still want to work there? (66 comments)

Microsoft is moving away from the home user market their old Bread and Butter and moving towards more to B2B and Government type of work. Kinda like IBM.
They are not going to switch over quickly, and they are going to try to gain consumer market again. But MS will be making more and more of its money from the boring stuff.

about a week ago

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

jellomizer Re:Crazy (778 comments)

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

about a week ago

How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

jellomizer Re:We shall see. (285 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.

about a week 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.

about two weeks ago

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

jellomizer Re:Crazy (778 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.

about two weeks ago

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

jellomizer Re:Good. Now what about ads? (139 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.

about two weeks ago

New Mayhem Malware Targets Linux and UNIX-Like Servers

jellomizer Re:Derp (168 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.

about two weeks ago

New Mayhem Malware Targets Linux and UNIX-Like Servers

jellomizer Re:Derp (168 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)

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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