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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

mjwalshe Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1111 comments)

er if you make your self unable to work "which he did" you have frustrated the contract - if this law site was correct the AFICO woudl be regularly taking employers to court and winning for sacking union members who try and organize.

about two weeks ago
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German Wikipedia Has Problems With Paid Editing — and Threats of Violence

mjwalshe Re:Over generalisation, much ? (55 comments)

Err have you seen the politics having a riot on may day is normal in Germany - instead of say in the USA and UK being seen as an aberration

about two weeks ago
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German Wikipedia Has Problems With Paid Editing — and Threats of Violence

mjwalshe Re:German wikipedia (55 comments)

I had some German student revert an edit I made about the second largest carnival in the UK (second only to notting hill) - I was on the council committee that organized the dam thing and was in charge on one of the events that had 1000 participants and over 200k spectators - I just gave up with wikipedia after that.

about two weeks ago
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How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

mjwalshe Re:Correlation is not causation. (1037 comments)

And the Uk saw on its TV screens the bombings and shootings in the troubles in NI for decades which has segregated schools Its why a lot of people think "faith" schools are a very bad idea.

about two weeks ago
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Mystery MLB Team Moves To Supercomputing For Their Moneyball Analysis

mjwalshe The ECB are looking for (56 comments)

A boffin to explain how these blinkly light things work and if they can run hadoop on the item of searing white hot technology (a LEO III) they have in the basement. In the hope that it can stop the English Cricket Team losing to the Dutch!

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Model S Has Hidden Ethernet Port, User Runs Firefox On the 17" Screen

mjwalshe Re:Should void warranty (208 comments)

You can i believe turn a stock Audi A6 into almost an Audi RS6 by changing the ECU

about two weeks ago
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The Problem With Congress's Scientific Illiterates

mjwalshe Re:Don't bother. (509 comments)

You need a system more akin to PMQ's in the UK Stupid or incompetent polticins who are not on top of their brief get ripped to pieces by the opposition - rather than handing out lucrative jollies on committees by age It would weed out blatantly stupid people Dan Quale and Sarah Palin very early on

As George Galloway did to one rather dumb congress man a while back - and he is not even considered a brilliant speaker

about two weeks ago
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Book Review: How I Discovered World War II's Greatest Spy

mjwalshe Re:Greatest, but maybe not the most damaging (102 comments)

The local indian princes used the french and British as mercs in their local wars - and as often happens the foreign mercs took over.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do Any Development Shops Build-Test-Deploy On A Cloud Service?

mjwalshe Re:50%+ cheaper not to use the cloud (119 comments)

Better off renting/leasing your own dedicated servers in a colo AWS is designed to nickle and dime you unless you really really know what your doing and have the right use case.

about two weeks ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

mjwalshe Re:This article is awful (465 comments)

If you have problems with reading comprehension I suggest you try some adult education classes :-)

about two weeks ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

mjwalshe Re:Read the summary a couple times (465 comments)

Tabloids are written down to a 12/13 reading age - headlines are another art in them selves eg the "GOTCHA" one for the Belgrano sinking. This is obviously written in a "gonzo" style which assumes much higher reading age /IQ

about two weeks ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

mjwalshe Re:Are programmers really this naive? (465 comments)

In a lot of cases yes sad to say programmers are very naive did they not talk to SAG before signing any contract

about two weeks ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

mjwalshe Re:no kidding (465 comments)

That is whey people in the industry refer to them as "frankenshows" assembling a monster out of spare parts.

about two weeks ago
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The Highest-Flying Wind Turbine

mjwalshe Re:Helium (143 comments)

Well as its doesn't carry any passengers there should not be a huge problem - though NIBYS can be strange. People complained about fuel cell powered buses in London and quoted the Hindenburg as an example of why the buses where not safe.

about three weeks ago
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Anti-Game-Violence Legislator Arrested, Faces Gun Trafficking Charges

mjwalshe Re:Well actually he's pretty solidly anti-gun too. (234 comments)

Same thing happened before in the 20''s/30's with prohibition they even coined a term for it "Bootleggers and Baptists"

about three weeks ago
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Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

mjwalshe Re: Redefine hunting. (397 comments)

err wouldn't the shock take the animal down modern compound bows with hunting heads hit very hard

about three weeks ago
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Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Cartel Went Beyond a Few Tech Firms

mjwalshe Re:is it illegal? (137 comments)

and you have to be PAID for these reasonable restrictions and no just having the job is not payment enough

about a month ago
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Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Cartel Went Beyond a Few Tech Firms

mjwalshe Re:Do the crime, do the time (137 comments)

or apply the "not a fit and proper person" test to the C level execs ie you are bared for say 10 years or for life from ever being a director of a company.

about a month ago
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NSA Hacked Huawei, Stole Source Code

mjwalshe Re:Personal Liberty! (287 comments)

It's interesting that most of the leaks from GCHQ and the NSA have been from young and naive low level entrants from a millatery background.

about a month ago

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