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Ask Slashdot: Joining a Startup As an Older Programmer?

jopet This is a job, not a club (274 comments)

you get payed to do work not to go clubbing.
Why do you even give a fuck?

about 5 months ago
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Free Can Make You Bleed: the Underresourced Open Source

jopet The problem is greed ... (175 comments)

The ones now complaining about how risky it is to rely on open-source software are exactly thos thousands of companies who just use open-source and never give anything back, usually not even provide a patch ever. It is not the fault of open-source it is the fault of greedy assholes who just take, never give back and then complain and bash.

about 5 months ago
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Anonymous's Latest Target: Boston Children's Hospital

jopet Adolescent script kiddies (329 comments)

Some probably adolescent script kiddies with an ego by far exceeding their intelligence try to play digital lynch mob.
What pathetic little cunts.
Not for the first time showing how much worse than individual stupidity their collective stupditiy can be.

about 5 months ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

jopet seriously though ... (673 comments)

i find it interesting what you write here because this (the pressure from other women, behavior from other males) is not what I have experienced in the european countries where I have been at all. The problem there mostly is that women (statistically) just are not interested in the topic, just as they are not interested in e.g. electrotechnics.
Now we could argue endlessly why that would be: is it in the genes? is it the upbringing? is it how these fields are portrayed in culture? I don't know, but the fact of the matter is that women, on average, just simply do not want this kind of job. And when I talk to some of them now, after I had this job, as a male, for a couple of decades, I think they might have a point.

about 5 months ago
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Happy Pi Day

jopet Re:3/14 is an idiotic way to write down a date. (218 comments)

that would be true and I would fully agree if you would write the year before the month. I would immediately change my mind about this if everyone would write dates year, then month, then day, or just month, then day or just day.

about 6 months ago
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Happy Pi Day

jopet Re:3/14 is an idiotic way to write down a date. (218 comments)

it matters in all contexts where it is not clear from the outset if the date was written following the dumb US convention or how nearly everyone else on this world does it.
Although, personally I would actually even prefer the MM-DD convention when it would only be used with the ISO way to write dates: YYYY-MM-DD which should really be the only way how anyone writes down dates.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does Your Employer Perform HTTPS MITM Attacks On Employees?

jopet Re:Why is this legal? (572 comments)

How can secretly accessing the private information of the people accessing the web site NOT be illegal? Where are you living? You need some decent laws over there, if it really is not illegal to do this.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does Your Employer Perform HTTPS MITM Attacks On Employees?

jopet How is this not illegal? (572 comments)

Well in all the countries I have lived and worked so far (not the US) this would clearly be illegal. How is it not illegal in your country? Did you inform the police?

about 7 months ago
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New Object Recognition Algorithm Learns On the Fly

jopet PDF or it did not happen (100 comments)

Why should I get excited about something written by a journalist where there must be something writeen by scientists? Where is the PDF of the scientific paper to download?

about 8 months ago
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GitHub Takes Down Satirical 'C Plus Equality' Language

jopet Rather lame of GitHub (575 comments)

they are totally within their rights of being that lame, of course, but they chose to be totally lame here.
Ah well, good for BitBucket.

about 9 months ago
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Lawsuits Seek To Turn Chimpanzees Into Legal Persons

jopet Let the chimpanzees apply for that right .... (641 comments)

As soon as those chimpanzees apply for their rights by themselves I am all for it.
In the meantime, could somebody provide some psychiatric help to those members of the Nonhuman Rights Project?

about 10 months ago
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Mediterranean Sea To Possibly Become Site of Chemical Weapons Dump

jopet Is it known what these chemicals actually are ... (174 comments)

and what the exact plan to neutralize or destroy them is?
Without that information, it is completely useless to discuss the issue of whre it will be done.

about 10 months ago
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Astronomers Discover Largest Structure In the Universe

jopet Why "there are"? (143 comments)

What I never inderstand about articles that talk about very distant objects: they always use "are" as if this large structure would be there now, when, if at all and we interpret the data correctly, it was there billions of years ago. Something that "stretches" over 4 billion ligth years may also (depending on in which direction it stretches) also stretch over a time span of at least 4 billion years.
It is weird to think that what we see is not our universe at all: it is a picture that is a collage of times of what the universe was.

But what does it mean about our understanding of the universe now? Obviously we have no idea if Quasars "exist" -- the ones we observed so far are at least 600 million years away and thus have existed 600 million years ago.

600 Million years is a very long time. But 10 billion years is much closer to the beginning of the universe than to now. Does this make the violation of that "principle" then even more or qutie less significant?

about 10 months ago
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Canonical Targets Ubuntu Privacy Critic

jopet Gotta love that dishonest lawyer-speak (259 comments)

"so where needed we will always start a dialogue to ensure the trademarks are used properly to avoid confusion."
Yes - fuck you too.
Somebody is getting way too much money that could get spend on useful work for this shit.

about 10 months ago

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jopet jopet writes  |  more than 7 years ago

jopet (538074) writes "Strange.
I can't estimate how many people might have submitted an article about OpenSuse's release of version 10.2 on Dec. 7th, 2006, 4 days ago from now. But I find it extremely odd that none of these submissions was published during those 4 days.

How come?

Given that one can find an article about every minor alpha release of software like Firefox, and some even less important topics, it is extremely sobering to see that an important new version of one of the most popular Linux distros is being completely ignored.

So what is the reason for this? Are the editors just ignorant, lazy, or are they actively suppressing this?"
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jopet jopet writes  |  more than 7 years ago

jopet writes "Nearly a day has passed since OpenSUSE has been officially released. All media have long spread the news, only /. was not able to publish one of the probably many submissions about the event. Why? Why is every minor alpha pre-release of other products (e.g. Firefox) immediately covered in an article and the release of a major Linux distro not covered after nearly 24 hours?"

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OpenSuse 10.2 goes unnoticed on /.?

jopet jopet writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Strange.
I can't estimate how many people might have submitted an article about OpenSuse's release of version 10.2 on Dec. 7th, 2006, 4 days ago from now. But I find it extremely odd that none of these submissions was published during those 4 days.

How come?

Given that one can find an article about every minor alpha release of software like Firefox, and some even less important topics, it is extremely sobering to see that an important new version of one of the most popular Linux distros is being completely ignored.

So what is the reason for this? Are the editors just ignorant, lazy, or are they actively suppressing this?

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