Beta

Slashdot: News for Nerds

×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing

joocemann Please tell me... (310 comments)

... that the Policemen involved will be charged with fraud or lying of some sort.

Please tell me that the police are not immune to law.

about two weeks ago
top

New Snowden Leak: of 160000 Intercepted Messages, Only 10% From Official Targets

joocemann Re:What haven't they lied about? (201 comments)

The intelligence oversight act of 1974 gave small groups in congress the ability to oversee intelligence activities that breach rights -- the basis being that warranting evidence would then lead to permissions of privacy violations, etc. I don't understand why this isn't still important. It was important in August 2001. It was important on September 10th 2001.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...

about two weeks ago
top

New Snowden Leak: of 160000 Intercepted Messages, Only 10% From Official Targets

joocemann Re:Americans don't care (201 comments)

Every lock you build has a key. A security cold war is inevitable.

about two weeks ago
top

What's Your STEM Degree Worth?

joocemann Our politicians hate us... (148 comments)

Our politicians (Obama included) continue to say we need more STEM education. They also continue to expand H1-B visas. What does this mean? It means a hypersaturation of the workforce. This merely reduces the value of the most passionate and educated people in the country. We don't need more STEM. We need more reasons for STEM educated people to exist.

about a month ago
top

Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

joocemann No.... (431 comments)

No no no... lets just stop buying things that need to be reliable from people who cannot produce reliable things.

about a month ago
top

OpenXcom 1.0 Released

joocemann Or... (50 comments)

.... you could just buy XCom. A little work, like mowing someone's lawn or just saving on a few tactful choices, can pay for the game. I have a saying... You can spend your life building a ladder to the moon, or you could work for a few years to pay for a trip there.

about a month ago
top

Are the Glory Days of Analog Engineering Over?

joocemann Analog engineering probably can't go away... (236 comments)

Analog is how information is collected from nature. For most (if not all) digital systems, the device used for actual measurement will have analog sensors. The electrical, then converted to digital, signals are dependent on the analog receptor.

People can always improve on these tools.

about a month ago
top

California Becomes First State In Nation To Regulate Ride-Sharing

joocemann Re:the taxi services have a right to be pissed (184 comments)

Personal XP here. SF cabs will skip you for the fare they just noticed on the street. Uber (a rideshare company) will be there waiting for you at least 2 minutes before you asked for them. No, I don't own stock in Uber -- but I wish I did. They just bought 2500 driverless cars from google (approved by DOT) for their fleet.

about 10 months ago
top

California Becomes First State In Nation To Regulate Ride-Sharing

joocemann Re:The Third World was first (184 comments)

Welcome to reality. We've been getting screwed as 99%ers for a couple decades now.

Scan around the odd pics on the internet. You want a sign of the times? There are dozens of pictures of people that are driving on the street WITH NO TIRES AT ALL. They are driving on the metal rim. Deduce it. It's simple. The frequency of that kind of absurdity has gone up not because there are more ridiculous/insane people driving -- it has increased because the ability of people to afford their lives is being so heavily squeezed now that they simply cannot, and yet they still have to get to the store and to work. So they drive on metal rims.

I don't know anyone under 40 that isn't struggling. And that's because I don't have banker friends.

about 10 months ago
top

California Becomes First State In Nation To Regulate Ride-Sharing

joocemann Re:Why is it called ride sharing? (184 comments)

So what you're saying is that they are using a loophole by relying on their drivers to lie about what they were doing. A lawyer might even argue that, of course, the driver was going in that direction because money was waiting for them when they arrive! How keen!

Pffft. Why not just deregulate taxi driving and be honest about it. I know Lyft drivers. They are *not* picking people up randomly. They treat it as a job and appreciate the income.

about 10 months ago
top

How Amateurs Destroyed the Professional Music Business

joocemann Re:Also... (617 comments)

What good and honorable people of the earth, that you know, measure success by money? If my band were to ever come upon a windfall of cash we would start a charity with it. We are the type of people who only wish for sustenance and stability. Money is for fools.

about 10 months ago
top

How Amateurs Destroyed the Professional Music Business

joocemann Re:Also... (617 comments)

I apologize if that was how I was taken. I've been vetted and validated personally by hundreds of listeners by CD/Radio/Live-Show, and, to be honest, it's not hard to be better than mainstream

about 10 months ago
top

How Amateurs Destroyed the Professional Music Business

joocemann Also... (617 comments)

... one might note that the mainstream industry has very little appeal to people that are intellectual or at least deeply interested in the actual content of their music.

The mainstream studios that are cracking out 'hit' after 'hit' (aka: highly advertised until people like it) are producing basic melodies in C Major with 'artists' that cannot honestly perform well on stage and likely can't do their music well in a true LIVE setting.

The mainstream studios are facing REAL ARTISTS and losing. What should they expect? They think they can churn out half-assed simpleton music and not be out-competed by bedroom producers with less than 5 years experience? Please... Mainstream music is awfully easy to make. 2 or 3 basic chords. Very little elaboration or demonstration of musical mastery. Major key. Generalized/Simplified/Non-confrontational/obvious/regurgitated lyrics. Chorus-Verse-Chorus-Verse-Chorus. Except you call the 'chorus' a "HOOK" now because it's usually very simple and has a catchy jingle.

Yeah. Lame.

Full disclosure: I've been a bedroom producer for 18 years now. I have a successful conscious hip hop crew and produce more complex and better music than most mainstream labels - check my sig. My emcees are more skilled than most of the latest studio-emcess, and they have great stage presence, and we have actual artistic/intelligent lyrics that have value beyond simple entertainment. I've been making music since before it was easy. MS-DOS was the OS when I started.

about 10 months ago
top

Could Technology Create Modern-Day 'Leper Colonies'?

joocemann Re: no ghettos pre-internet? (452 comments)

Didn't ZImmerman stand his ground by shooting Trayvon?

about 10 months ago
top

What Marketers Think They Know About You and What They Really Do

joocemann Re:I'm not falling for that! (277 comments)

By the way, I used hyperbole to say 'they have none'. They have one, which is why I said to read it. But when you read it, you'll see it has no inkling of privacy in it at all.

about a year ago
top

What Marketers Think They Know About You and What They Really Do

joocemann Re:I'm not falling for that! (277 comments)

Read their privacy policy. They have none. They share your data with partners and third parties for what seems like any reason at all.

The service actually looks like a front-end for the mass data business that allows you to give them even more to be even more accurate about you -- this is *not* what most people want, rather it is the exact opposite.

about a year ago
top

We All May Have a Little Martian In Us

joocemann I ain't descended... (168 comments)

I ain't descended from no martian!

Jeebus.

about a year ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Experiences Working At a High-Profile Game Studio?

joocemann Use reason.... (189 comments)

... take the bird in the hand (the job offered).... then work at the company making money and gaining reputable XP while trying to apply to blizzard and get in there....

Nobody is going to think less of you for working in your field. If anything, the xp will only help validate your friends' skillset and give more power to the application to blizzard.

Also, who the hell considers turning down a job offer in this economy? I had to win a grant to get my job.

about a year ago

Submissions

top

Keith Olbermann and MSNBC Part Ways

joocemann joocemann writes  |  more than 3 years ago

joocemann (1273720) writes "In a direct business sense, MSNBC is making for poor business by axing their most popular anchor Keith Olbermann. "Cable host Keith Olbermann and news channel MSNBC abruptly parted ways on Friday night, as the network announced that his contract had ended and the last installment of his show would air that evening." Many have speculated as to why MSNBC would make this move. I am curious if raising too many questions and not spewing the pro-corporate memes that the mainstream media is purposed for is what took Keith the same way as Lou Dobbs."
Link to Original Source
top

Slashdot Needs more 'positive post' word options.

joocemann joocemann writes  |  more than 5 years ago

joocemann writes "I love slashdot, and I really enjoy reading the intelligent posts — even those that I do not agree with. I think it might be nice to have a few other nice +1 words like "Beautiful" or "Poetic" or "Daring"... Something that might inspire a new range of response to meet those monikers.

What do you think would be a good other choice?"

Link to Original Source

Journals

joocemann has no journal entries.

Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...