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Geeks.com Online Shop Has Closed

kninja Thank you geeks.com! (187 comments)

I should have placed another order last month. I need a few things.

I loved Geeks.com, for buying extra cables for internal builds, tiny mice for laptops, hard drive mounting brackets, and all these little things you need to keep in stock for builds. My current graphics card (GTX460 for $90) and laptop mouse came from geeks.com.

If the owners are reading this, thank you guys for the good service over the years. I've been recommending you since 1999.

If you start up a leaner or updated business model, send out an email to your former customers and let us know.

1 year,29 days
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High-Frequency Traders Are the Ultimate Hackers, Says Mark Cuban

kninja Re:Predictably... (538 comments)

Mod Parent UP.

"Maintaining orderly markets" is something that HFT will eventually settle into as the technology hits a fundamental level.

Prices have come down since the days of specialists, and this is something that people conveniently forget.

more than 2 years ago
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Best Tool For Remembering Passwords?

kninja Re:paper in your wallet (1007 comments)

brilliant social engineering.

I almost tried it for a second...

more than 4 years ago
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US Colleges Say Hiring US Students a Bad Deal

kninja These are INTERNSHIP visas (490 comments)

Most of the J-1 visas are for "International Practical Training" or International Summer Internship EXCHANGES through organizations like amscan.org, IAESTE, and AIESEC.

When a university hires a foreign student in this case, it is very likely that a student at the same U.S. university will get a summer job in an interesting country, like say, Germany or Japan.

about 5 years ago
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US Colleges Say Hiring US Students a Bad Deal

kninja Supporting International Internship exchanges (490 comments)

The purpose of this document is to provide official support to student organizations that do International Summer Internship EXCHANGES like amscan.org, IAESTE, and AIESEC.

When a university hires a foreign student in this case, it is very likely that a student at the same U.S. university will get a summer job in an interesting country, like say, Germany or Japan. I have worked with students on these programs and enjoyed working with them, and I had a friend that went on one of these internships to Finland.

Very frequently the question comes up on slashdot: "How do I work abroad?" THIS IS HOW.

The summary was probably written by some bitter washed up university IT guy looking to stir up trouble.
 

about 5 years ago
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Go For a Masters, Or Not?

kninja Re:Do what you want yourself (834 comments)

I agree with this guy - the first really objective comment that wasn't just some salary cost benefit analysis.

I would add to point 1, if there are classes and subjects in your field which you want to learn about, but you are about to graduate -> go directly to grad school, do not pass go, do not collect $200.

If you are tired of school, get a job and see how you like it - see what interests you in the real world, and use that knowledge to decided if/what to study in graduate school.

3+4 are also great advice.

I did 1, 4, and briefly 5, before going back to 3 again.

more than 5 years ago
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How Do I Put an Invention Into the Public Domain?

kninja Re:Have to publish it in the right place (233 comments)

I was going to to that, but you beat me to it.

File and abandon is expensive, but cheaper because you don't have to pay the prosecution fees, issue fees, and maintenance fees. Plus, there may be a chance that the application goes through.

more than 5 years ago
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Repairing / Establishing Online Reputation?

kninja Middle Initial (564 comments)

I would also mod Parent up.

Use your middle initial, or even your middle name to try and differentiate yourself.

You also may be able to just omit the city, if the position was at a well-known company, or a company that is easily findable on google.

more than 5 years ago

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