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Ask Slashdot: Does Being 'Loyal' Pay As a Developer?

krazytekn0 My recent experience (735 comments)

Well I haven't left my current employer but I recently moved a Heck of a lot closer and if you have a family or any kind of life outside of work that's important to you, do it. 1.5 hours a day is about what i saved and it adds up a ton! My life outside of work is so much better now, and that's the reason we should be working right?

more than 2 years ago
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Can Newegg Survive the Post-PC Future?

krazytekn0 Re:newegg should be ok (559 comments)

how I wish I had mod points. Well played sir!

more than 2 years ago
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EU Extends Music Copyright to 70 Years

krazytekn0 Re:A Better Way (536 comments)

I think the first year oughta be $2 and then from that point on the function should be lastYearsFee^2

more than 2 years ago
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Taken Over By Aliens? Google Has It Covered

krazytekn0 Re:why do we assume (99 comments)

we assume that aliens who would be able to cross space are more technically advanced than us since we have not mastered that technology yet.

FTFY

about 3 years ago
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Santa Cruz Tests Predictive Policing Program

krazytekn0 Re:I proudly live in SC (228 comments)

No, to your question, it was exactly what he said, you fit the description of someone they were looking for. Probably someone that just committed some type of violent crime in the area. Either that or your civil rights were violated by the officer. But if he were violating your rights he would have known it at would almost definitely not have stopped at taking your picture for the case file. The picture was most likely for if you decided to sue or claim that your rights had been violated, the officer could produce the picture along with the case regarding the person who you looked like and say, "your honor, it was reasonable for me to pull this man over because he fit the description of the carjacker, rapist, circle-k robber, etc. in these ways..."

I'm a cop and this is what my motivation would have been for taking your picture at the end of a stop like that.

about 3 years ago
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Santa Cruz Tests Predictive Policing Program

krazytekn0 The big problem (228 comments)

This only allows prediction based on past crimes that are known to Law Enforcement. That means the successful criminals who commit crimes without them being noticed (like crimes that no one reports, drug dealing, prostitution, etc) will have even less of a chance of having police run across them.

about 3 years ago
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Santa Cruz Tests Predictive Policing Program

krazytekn0 Re:It's a Unix system...I KNOW this! (228 comments)

All you would really have to do is "report" crimes in the other areas... "My car stereo was stolen on tuesday at 10:00 on the corner of X and Y" if these were in fact false, that would be feeding the computer false info, you just let the agency feed your info for you, no hacking needed and no paying street kids either.

about 3 years ago
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Google Pulls Plug On Programming For the Masses

krazytekn0 Re:Mostly because.... It sucked (236 comments)

Maybe you were frustrated because you are a programmer. From the basic information you provided about your experience that cause is as good as the other. But I do agree that it was really hard to use it was ALMOST intuitive and that is way more frustrating that knowing that you have to read a huge book to get it. The idea that the designer apparently thought it could just be figured out and didn't provide the kind of resources you'd really need.

about 3 years ago
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Google Pulls Plug On Programming For the Masses

krazytekn0 Re:It's Very Clear What Google Is Doing Here (236 comments)

I am destroying all the turing machines within my immediate control starting after I'm done browsing slashdot for a while.

about 3 years ago
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Seigniorage Hack Could Resolve Debt Limit Crisis

krazytekn0 Re:Inflation (696 comments)

Exactly. The inflation becomes a tax on anyone holding currency.

finally a tax that won't be a problem for me...I found the "have no currency" loophole

more than 3 years ago
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LulzSec Calls For PayPal Boycott, Spokesman Arrested

krazytekn0 Re:What is the crime? (425 comments)

Does it say that he was arrested FOR being the spokesman? No, even in TFS it's clear that spokesmanship is not the reason for his arrest. If you want to know why, then RTFA.

more than 3 years ago
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Women Arrested For Refusing TSA Search of Children

krazytekn0 Re:They really need to figure out what they're doi (1017 comments)

I agree, is there some type of medical training for searching people? Or kids? I doubt it. Before I go any further, TSA do not qualify as Law Enforcement to me but... Law Enforcement officers undergo fairly sophisticated training for doing complete searches that don't have sexual overtones. So I would say that a cop would be a better choice than a Doctor, Just cause a Dr. is a Dr. doesn't mean you won't feel violated when they touch you, especially if it's not your doctor.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Easiest Linux Distro For a Newbie

krazytekn0 Look for anything that talks about... (622 comments)

a LiveCD, this means a CD which will boot you to a usable operating system. You can poke around without installing anything or messing up your computer. If you find it interesting give a bunch of them a try to see just how different the experience can be.

more than 3 years ago
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Drawing the Line Between Android and Linux

krazytekn0 Re:Flash Builder (258 comments)

If that's true it scares me out of my mind. I always think of flash like a 12 year old boy driving a bulldozer around a giant sandbox with holes in all the walls. I like to think of the browser it's running in as another giant sandbox with slightly less holes in all the walls. Every once in a while (all the time) that damn kid finds his way out of BOTH sandboxes and starts driving around the streets of some highly populated town wreaking destruction. And if what parent is saying is true are we taking one of the perimeter walls totally down? OH GOD!

more than 3 years ago
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World's Best Chess Engine Outlawed and Disqualified

krazytekn0 Re:The obvious question (315 comments)

We need a tracking system which uses webcams to see if you 1. go to TFA page and 2. move your eyes systematically as if you're reading the entire article. Then posts by those people that pass the tracking should be automatically highlighted.

more than 3 years ago
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Video Game Free Speech Ruling Aftermath

krazytekn0 I still don't get... (258 comments)

Why it's not Ok to show sexual images (people loving each other) but it's alright to show people killing each other to kids. To me this is a basic problem in the way our society views "objectionable" material. When I was in high school, teachers could show movies that were rated R for violence but not for love scenes... I think the video game makers can make whatever they want, I just don't want the 19 year old cashier at gamestop selling GTA 27 to my kid when he's 14-15 and out with his friends. So again... in light of this ruling, what makes it OK to have laws prohibiting the sale of porn to kids?

more than 3 years ago
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US Supreme Court: Video Games Qualify For First Amendment

krazytekn0 So.... (458 comments)

This would then open the door for kids to be able to go into any movie they want without parental permission... Or buy porn... I don't know if I agree with this one. It's just one case citation away from unknowingly exposing kids to all the other "media" restricted to adults.

more than 3 years ago
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Man Robs Bank of $1 To Get Health Care In Jail

krazytekn0 Re:Sad, but I can see doing it too (950 comments)

but until then he's still in Jail, you know how long it takes something to go to trial? at MINIMUM 1-2 years.

more than 3 years ago
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Man Ordered At Gunpoint To Hand Over Phone For Recording Cops

krazytekn0 Re:Crooks chasing crooks... (983 comments)

cops know and most do care, unfortunately one bad cop makes the news and thousands of good ones don't. I knew an IT guy who turned out to be a pedophile, doesn't make all IT guys pedophiles though.

more than 3 years ago

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Freakin Economy

krazytekn0 krazytekn0 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Ok, I'm sure no one would have any reason to read my journal...Heck I didn't know slashdot had anything but comments until last week. I was always wondering what these things people called "summaries" and "articles" were all about. ANNNEEEWAAAY..... So the housing crash is pretty much destroying my family. I have a non-IT job that doesn't make a whole lot of money considering my wife is not working and we have two kids in diapers at home. My credit cards are comin up on maxed out again after I just got them all handled a few years ago. My house is worth about 30% less than I owe, not that it matters since I have to either work about 60-70 hours of overtime or beg money to make the payments. So I've started doing (GASP) some cheesy internet marketing. If anyone is interested in helping me out. Please go to http://www.projectpayday.com/go/3104003 and enter a name and email address etc. I make a buck-fitty and you don't even have to use a real name or do anything with it at all. Though for all you website admins out there... If you sign up then put your own referral link up on your sites that would be awesome too. What's crazy is the "system" project payday "teaches" actually works pretty well. It's a pain in the butt cause you always have to follow up to make sure you get credits within the 'system' and then follow up some more to make sure you don't spend money you didn't want to spend. I made $50 with their training deal which was pretty neat. I used the bucks to get a domain and hosting that will hopefully lead to me being able to keep my house. Who knows? Anyway, if any slashdotters come across this entry, please consider helping me out. If nothing else sign up at that first site with fake information and I'll get $1.50. If you have anything similar, I'll do the same for you.

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