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Ask Slashdot: the State of Open CS, IT, and DBA Courseware in 2014?

jmkaza Degree != Job (84 comments)

Rather than looking for schools, start looking for jobs. To be a doctor, you need to go to medical school, to be a lawyer, you need to go to law school. To be a programmer, you have to know how to code, and your post implies you already do.

about two weeks ago
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Surfcast Sues Microsoft Over Tile Patent

jmkaza Re:Seriously?! (255 comments)

If you did, you should have patented it, 'cause you were way ahead of your time. The only other product doing anything like this in 2000 was Microsoft's new OWA client, which had just implemented XMLHTTPRequest to dynamically update content from the internet. This patent is a bit ahead of that in that it was being applied to display content from multiple sources, rather than just Exchange.

about a year and a half ago
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Open Compute Developing Wider Rack Standard

jmkaza Re:metric? (237 comments)

At 0 degrees Fahrenheit, to the human body, it becomes frickin' cold out.
At 100 degrees Fahrenheit, to the human body, it becomes frickin' hot out.

Why would humans care whether water is freezing? I have no emotion towards how water feels. When I go outside, I'm more concerned with whether I'm going to be freezing, and at 32F, it's only mildly chilly out.

about 2 years ago
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Florian Mueller Outs Himself As Oracle Employee

jmkaza Re:Bias is not a problem,ethics is (285 comments)

What didn't he disclose? When Microsoft was his client, he let his readers know. Now he's started working with Oracle, while he's providing public opinions about an Oracle case, and again, he let his readers know.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Share a SharePoint Site?

jmkaza Give it to the state (151 comments)

New York State Senate releases all the software they develop under a dual GPL3/BSD license. Pas it up to them to release and let them deal with it...

http://www.nysenate.gov/developers/

about 2 years ago
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Netflix CEO Accuses Comcast of Not Practicing Net Neutrality

jmkaza Re:not NET neutrality (272 comments)

It's the network path that's followed. If you published the original file on your local pc and set the tracker up for use within comcast's network, then you wouldn't be using the internet. Of course, no one outside of comcast's network, and more specifically, your comcast subnet, would be able to access it. And really, what's the point of using bt between two users? Just set up an nfs share, there's a lot less overhead.

about 2 years ago
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Netflix CEO Accuses Comcast of Not Practicing Net Neutrality

jmkaza Re:not NET neutrality (272 comments)

I disagree that the Internet is anything on the other side of their connection. I'd say the Internet is anything on the other side of their Gateway, but anything on the same side of that gateway is local network.

about 2 years ago
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Netflix CEO Accuses Comcast of Not Practicing Net Neutrality

jmkaza Re:not NET neutrality (272 comments)

"their WAN is part of the internet and fully connected to it"

No, it's not. If you've got Comcast as an ISP, check your computer's ip address and subnet mask. I'm sure you'll find that you're not routable from the Internet.

about 2 years ago
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Netflix CEO Accuses Comcast of Not Practicing Net Neutrality

jmkaza Re:not NET neutrality (272 comments)

BT is Internet, it's just not WWW.

about 2 years ago
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Netflix CEO Accuses Comcast of Not Practicing Net Neutrality

jmkaza Re:not NET neutrality (272 comments)

I'd say the Internet is a Specific network of networks. If Comcast is receiving the shows from the studios via satellite telemetry, encoding them, then distributing them to your app via their own IP based network, no Internet connection is required. You're paying separately, via your cable subscription, for this network access. I have Comcast as my ISP, but I don't have cable. I have access to the Internet, but I don't have access to this.

about 2 years ago
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Netflix CEO Accuses Comcast of Not Practicing Net Neutrality

jmkaza not NET neutrality (272 comments)

The NET in Net Neutrality implies Internet. When comcast is delivering you a Netflix/Hulu/Vudu etc. stream, they're pulling it from the open Internet to deliver it to you. When you're using their app, the can deliver the same content completely over their own network. You're not using the Internet, you're using Comcast's WAN, so no Internet bandwidth is being used, so it shouldn't be charged. If I'm streaming a movie from my PC to my TV, it doesn't go against my cap either, because it's using my isolated network, not the Internet.

about 2 years ago
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Apple Unveils New iPad

jmkaza Re:Quad core (989 comments)

They said it's a quad core retina though. Those would have to come from quadricorns.

more than 2 years ago
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NYC To Release Teacher Evaluation Data Over Union Protests

jmkaza Re:Won't someone think of the children? (557 comments)

How about having teachers, a month or two into the school year, evaluate their own students on how well prepared they were for that grade. You'd then apply those ratings back to their previous year's teachers. If 5th grade teacher X, Y, and Z all show that Mrs. Smith's 4th grade students were studious and knowledgeable, but Mr. Robert's were inattentive and inept, Mrs. Smith could be rated Satisfactory, and Mr. Roberts... Un. There would be bias, as teachers in the same school/district would undoubtedly know both the other teachers and what students they had had, but statistical analysis and patterns over time could eliminate much of this.

more than 2 years ago
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300k Organic Farmers To Sue Monsanto For Seed Patent Claims

jmkaza Re:I hate to defend Monsanto somewhat, but (617 comments)

Systemic pesticides don't wash off. They enter the plant and work from the inside. Root vegetables (potatoes, carrots, radish, etc) are pretty much sponges that suck up anything in the soil, pesticides included.

more than 2 years ago
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Proposed Law Would Give DHS Power Over Privately Owned IT Infrastructure

jmkaza Re:Overdue (300 comments)

This is not the same thing is a million ton of steel hurdling toward you at 60 mph

Actually, it's very much the same. The SCADA systems that control our rail system would definitely be included in this.

No one's lives are at stake here.

Yes, they are. That's the whole point of 'critical' infrastructure.

The Internet has been working fine without Governments interfering.

What Internet is it that your talking about? The only one I'm aware of was Developed By the Government. Not sure how one can develop something without interfering with it.

more than 2 years ago
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DC Comics Prevails In Batmobile Copyright Dispute

jmkaza On to other things (115 comments)

I guess I can no longer count on my plan to sell copies of Wonder Woman's invisible jet to make my billions.

more than 2 years ago
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Big Internet Players Propose DMARC Anti-Phishing Protocol

jmkaza Re:um... (92 comments)

The majority of your spam SAYS it comes from [insert provider here]. This is intended to stop that.

more than 2 years ago
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IBM Shrinks Bit Size To 12 Atoms

jmkaza Re:IBM's new vision (135 comments)

Have to, or get to?

more than 2 years ago
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Yahoo Names PayPal Executive New CEO

jmkaza Re:how??? (45 comments)

Yahoo is an online services company, they just haven't figured it out yet. When Terry Semel came on board, he thought Yahoo was a content company, and worked hard with his Hollywood background to build that out. When he failed, Carol Bartz came on board with the idea that Yahoo was an advertising platform, and worked with Microsoft to expand that offering. Without a vision of how Yahoo can provide better online services to it's end users, no CEO will be successful.

more than 2 years ago
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Military and Government E-mails Compromised

jmkaza Not compromised, not hacked (132 comments)

These aren't email addresses with passwords to those accounts, they're the email address and password someone used to sign up for some random, unknown website. Without knowing what website, most of these combos are worthless. It might have been a hack of the server, but chances are it's just some DB (and not DataBase) admin who published his user list. If you're using the same email address to register for websites, make sure you don't use your password for that email address when you register.

more than 2 years ago

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Facebook buys Blake Ross' Parakey

jmkaza jmkaza writes  |  more than 6 years ago

jmkaza (173878) writes "After handing the Mozilla Foundation a slam dunk with Firefox, Blake Ross went on to found another application to change the way we use the web; Parakey, a new type of web-based OS. Facebook, having released a developer's API, has been called the Social OS, and is quickly gaining ground on MySpace, the current leader. Now these two projects have joined. Could we be on the verge of Web 3.0?"
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