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The Future According To Stanislaw Lem

maestroX Re:Maybe... (195 comments)

Or maybe they accidentally caught a broadcast of Idiocracy and just aren't into sequels...

3 days ago

Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

maestroX Re:What problem does this solve, again? (215 comments)

I realize one could rob any courier service, but with drones it's going to be dead-simple unless they start building in all kinds of security measures but thus limiting the capacity/range/... of the machine.

Blackwater postal services delivering world-wide?

about two weeks ago

Anand Lal Shimpi Retires From AnandTech

maestroX Thanks for all the fish (152 comments)

just had this inner light moment .. (__)_(._.)__(_^_)_m(__)m m(_ _)m

about two weeks ago

America 'Has Become a War Zone'

maestroX Re:War of government against people? (875 comments)

And not just a little. FAR safer.

Increasing guns per capita safer? Sounds more like doomsday prepping to me

about 3 months ago

The 69 Words GM Employees Can Never Say

maestroX 70th word (373 comments)

Only made it because General Motors is actually 2 words.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Minimum Programming Competence In Order To Get a Job?

maestroX Re:Key is non-programming skills (466 comments)

Exactly this. It's worth mentioning that your interview skills are more important that your actual programming skills. Sad but true.

That competence based view certainly is a power play movement of the last 10-20 years, eagerly used to scale down technical work to manual labor.
In any case, remember that skilled craftsman are always wanted for -- at the end of the day, it boils down to both you and your employer walking in agreement out of the door

about 4 months ago

GitHub Open Sources Atom, Their Text Editor Based On Chromium

maestroX True path, was emacs (121 comments)

13226 user 20 0 902280 187184 27300 S 0.0 18.3 57:49.63 firefox
26114 user 20 0 35532 8680 4344 S 0.0 0.9 0:12.53 gvim
0 root -20 0 2 1 20 Ss 0.0 1e-10 0:10.00 ed
-> Patrick J. LoPresti

about 4 months ago

Scientists Race To Develop Livestock That Can Survive Climate Change

maestroX Re:are you kidding? (291 comments)

Sure. Human body is:
99% oxygen, carbon, nitrogen
1% everything else and of that 1%, 93% is potassium and of that 1% is Whopper, that is how little Whopper is actually within your atmosphere, and Whopper is a necessary ingredient for human life. Google Whopper franchises and you will see what they have for sale to increase body growth in loins and liver. More Whopper = more you.
But seriously, blabbering BS may buy you time in financial crises, you cannot outsmart exponential human growth.

about 4 months ago

50 Years of BASIC, the Language That Made Computers Personal

maestroX Re:Thank you Kemeny and Kurtz. (224 comments)

BASIC does probably teach some bad programming habits but at the same time it's accessible to an 8-year-old, and you're learning concepts that are applicable for life: file management, how to store and retrieve data, syntax, etc etc.

Also access to source code; before BBS about the only tutorial/learning docs available.

about 5 months ago

Band Releases Album As Linux Kernel Module

maestroX Oops (128 comments)

[ 3.598160] systemd-udevd[134]: renamed audio interface netcat to pcspkr

about 5 months ago

First Glow-In-the-Dark Road Debuts In Netherlands

maestroX Re:eight hours isn't very long (187 comments)

Oh please. The Netherlands have a moderate climate, moderate lighting conditions.
Move anywhere north, east or south and conditions are worse.
Furthermore, in the west there's light emitting from greenhouses, harbors, highways (sodium-vapor) and residences.
The Christmas trees, they are hurting my eyes.

about 5 months ago

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Unix Admins

maestroX Re:Tmux (136 comments)

I need *WUFF* *WUFF* !

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

maestroX Re:Ooooh shiny (272 comments)

I work with a SQL database every day. I optimize weekly. I haven't done a project since mid 1990's that didn't have some sort of SQL DB attached to it. I just wanted to see if there was something better. Apparently not.

In what role do you work?
Your questions do not show any experience, it's just a soup of popular IT terms
sendmail fits the bill

about 5 months ago

Canonical's Troubles With the Free Software Community

maestroX Re:Sadly for Canonical... (155 comments)

3. You can actually replace Unity with something else within minutes. (Or you can even install the Ubuntu edition without it.)

Stop using phrases ".. replace with something else". XXX is alright, because you can replace it by YYY. Something default is not optional, it is the DEFAULT. Here, have this ton of spam; no problem, you can opt out right?

about 6 months ago

XWayland Aiming For Glamor Support, Merge Next X.Org Release

maestroX Re: acceleration (83 comments)

I'm not very clear on just where the acceleration is missing, but it sounds like it's missing in a foundational piece.

Yup. Beat around the bush. Yadda Yadda about compatibility layer upon compatibility layer to keep features before acceleration. Just start anew & solid and the rest will follow.

about 6 months ago

GNOME 3.12 Released

maestroX Re:New submitter (134 comments)

Jezus, I've been on this site since Malda was still using it as a tab on his website. It took them this long to actually accept a submission of mine.

No kidding! They stole my UID merely to promote a Gnome 3 announcement!

about 6 months ago

Prominent GitHub Engineer Julie Ann Horvath Quits Citing Harrassment

maestroX Re:Not sexism, but bitchiness (710 comments)

If a woman is treating you differently, because you are a woman, then it is sexism.

Transgender am I, woman be sexist.

about 6 months ago

Shuttleworth Wants To Get Rid of Proprietary Firmware

maestroX More context (147 comments)

reminder for the list; signed code, tivoization, like sigma et. al. firmware support pretty much equals caveat emptor nowadays, I like to re^H^Huse the cpu/mobo for something useful oh well raspberry pi + sim anyone?

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?

maestroX Re:Apply to jobs (451 comments)

Hello 6KR61, time to recharge.
Seriously, who modded this post funny after reading the other contributions.
Talk to your family and get out, now. Burnouts can have serious longterm effect.

about 6 months ago


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