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MIT Considers Whether Courses Are Outdated

lwriemen Re: Idiots (205 comments)

Well rounded is not about jack of all trades in your field. It's about exposure to the soft skills needed like communicating to others, economic skills, and triggers for innovation (outside of the box thinking).

about three weeks ago
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With the Surface Pro, Microsoft Is Trying To Recreate the PC Market

lwriemen Obvious Advertisement (379 comments)

...is obvious. This is why I don't visit /. as much as I used to.

about 3 months ago
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FWD.us Wants More H-1B Visas, But 50% Go To Offshore Firms

lwriemen Re:Manage Wage Inflation - Pure and simple (325 comments)

I think your CEO number is way off, which is why your specious argument fails. The myth of fair wages for CEOs is one of the problems with the conservative mantra. Free market ostriches stick their heads in the Fox News sand while the economy visibly deteriorates for the 99%.

about 5 months ago
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Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free?

lwriemen Re:Why use Word unless forced to do so? (409 comments)

I find LyX to be much better for word processing and presentations than any of the office suites. I was never a big fan of the office suite bundling, because I always found my needs for one aspect were better served by a different company than my needs for some other aspect.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

lwriemen Re:Must of been a non-union builder... (716 comments)

Professional players unions arose from a need, even if they seem laughable now. One reason athletes should get higher pay is that they have much shorter careers. i.e., 15 years vs. 40 years.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

lwriemen Re:Must of been a non-union builder... (716 comments)

Wow! What an amazing load of ignorance. Obviously you should go get your teaching certificate, so you can become one of the chosen few.

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft Paying for Positive Xbox One Coverage on YouTube

lwriemen Re:M$ is the king of astroturfing (128 comments)

Stating truth isn't trolling, and this site should have an inherent anti-Microsoft bias. Microsoft deserves what it gets from past and present actions. /. Is heading the way of comp.os.os2.advocacy; being taken over by pro-Microsoft trolls.

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft Paying for Positive Xbox One Coverage on YouTube

lwriemen Re:M$ is the king of astroturfing (128 comments)

If I had mod points I'd mod you up. Posts like yours are automatically modded to oblivion anymore, because as you've pointed out, /. has been targeted by the Microsoft astroturfers. I'm starting to wonder if the MS shills outnumber the *nix users now. Rename to \.?

about 7 months ago
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James Gosling Grades Oracle's Handling of Sun's Tech

lwriemen Re:VirtualBox? (223 comments)

From the Open Watcom wiki, "An Open Source license from Sybase allows free commercial and non-commercial use of Open Watcom." How much more free do you want it?

If you want a sense of history, compile it on OS/2. ;-)

about 7 months ago
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Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.

lwriemen Re:9.1 (1009 comments)

People on PCs have a choice?

about 7 months ago
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How Reactive Programming Differs From Procedural Programming

lwriemen Re:All methodologies are the same. (186 comments)

You have to also realize that probably over half of software developers are willfully ignorant and therefore incompetent, which is why technology promotion on /. looks like a good path to larger acceptance.

about 7 months ago
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Google Confirms Shut Down of Schemer

lwriemen Re:Google doesn't have lock-in (170 comments)

Why? How is an application accessing Google services limiting my choices or affecting my productivity? Both were effects of the Microsoft monopoly.

about 7 months ago
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Google Confirms Shut Down of Schemer

lwriemen Google doesn't have lock-in (170 comments)

Unlike Microsoft in its salad days, Google doesn't have an anti-competive monopoly clause built into your hardware. You can buy a computing device without Google and still interact with the rest of the world. Comparing Google to Microsoft at this point is specious.

about 7 months ago
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Inside Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit

lwriemen Windows ... (72 comments)

... was the biggest digital crime of my era.

about 8 months ago
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Disqus Bug Deanonymizes Commenters

lwriemen Re:I do. (151 comments)

I was going to post the same sentiment, without the maybe. Of course, your post lost a little credibility, since you posted as AC. ;-)

about 9 months ago
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The Challenge of Cross-Language Interoperability

lwriemen Been there, doing that (286 comments)

Shlaer-Mellor / Executable UML have been offering this type of language independence for over 20 years. The method works from business to embedded software. All that's required is model compiler support for the target language, which can be bought off the shelf or made in-house. Currently model compilers exist for C, C++, Java, Ada, System C, and I'm sure there's more that I haven't encountered.

about 9 months ago
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Large Corporations Displacing Aging IT Workers With H-1B Visa Workers

lwriemen Mobility (617 comments)

The top 10% isn't all in Silicon Valley. Only whatever percentage has the mobility and desire to live there. If companies want to really access the whole of the top 10%, then they have to explore telecommuting options.

about a year and a half ago
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Samsung Amps Up Its Multi-Window Android Upgrade

lwriemen l read it wrong (229 comments)

I thought by MS-Windows like, they meant it crashed or hung a lot.

about a year and a half ago

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