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Chinese Hackers Mess With Texas By Attacking Fracking Firms

mwfischer Re:The only goddam thing American IT ... (104 comments)

Everything is hackable. If someone wants in anywhere... they'll get there.

Shitty planning is putting industry secrets on a public network and it happens all of the time.

about 3 months ago

Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It

mwfischer It's not annoying (232 comments)

Out Of Office = "I'm not going to get a timely reply"

about 5 months ago

Netflix Is Looking To Pay Someone To Watch Netflix All Day

mwfischer Not to be that guy but... (86 comments)

..why not crawl all these movie review sites and use some super algorithm to sort these things.

about 7 months ago

Estonia Urged To Drop Internet Voting Over Security Fears

mwfischer We aren't sure what happened (116 comments)

Even though it's not on the ballot, Estonia overwhelmingly voted to join Russia.

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Tell a Compelling Story About IT Infrastructure?

mwfischer Some sour lemons (192 comments)

Don't listen to all these bitter pricks.

Execs know the job of IT is to maintain systems and to increase work-efficiency through collaborative technology.

Instead of being boring "yeah everything fine, piss off" announce internal initiatives and goals that even a commoner can understand. Talk about important milestones or stories of exceptional (and actual) personal achievement. If you track your hours, announce how many man-hours were placed into a particular project. Show me the numbers.

If you fall into that "we work hard" crying bullshit, fuck you. My cat works trying to get that god damn dot with no results. I want to see results that people OUTSIDE OF IT actually like. If you did something that took 5,000 hours and everything sucks and the users don't like it... why did you do it in the first place? That's when the inquisitions start.

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: College Club Fundraising On the Fly?

mwfischer Reddit, of course (89 comments)

Involves cats doing cute things, Nikola Tesla, and kickstarter.

Infinity money.

about a year ago

Valve Open Sources Their DirectX To OpenGL Layer

mwfischer Makes sense (130 comments)

Valve makes money with Steam.

Valve has hammered out a useful content delivery platform for Linux and OS X.

Valve makes it easier to translate DX to OGL.

Collect profit... eventually.

about a year ago

Snowden Granted One-Year Asylum In Russia

mwfischer CIA's next move (411 comments)

Since the CIA can't outright shoot him, they'll just alter a few videos to make it look like he's gay in Russia.

about a year and a half ago

New Moons of Pluto Named Kerberos and Styx; Popular Choice 'Vulcan' Snubbed

mwfischer Re:does shatner ever tire? (194 comments)

If anything it should be called Andoria.

about a year and a half ago

Most IT Admins Have Considered Quitting Due To Stress

mwfischer Re:This just in (397 comments)

See. No one really knows how insurance or insurance companies work.

about 2 years ago

Most IT Admins Have Considered Quitting Due To Stress

mwfischer This just in (397 comments)

This just in "Do more with less and stay longer" causes emotional and psychological distress.

Film at 6 but it will actually take until like 11:30.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Mac To Linux Return Flow?

mwfischer You and me both (965 comments)

Linux is a great kernel. Linux has never had a good or stable GUI environment. Ever.

OS X and iOS QA has gone to shit. They're toys from China that break a lot now.

Windows 8 is a LSD trip. Windows 7 is the new Windows XP. However the Microsoft people will say Windows "next version" will be super better!!!! (since about Windows 3.11) like a broken record.

What's wrong with paper again?

about 2 years ago

Citizenville: Newsom Argues Against Bureaucracy, Swipes At IT Departments

mwfischer If you are in IT (173 comments)

Get. The. Fuck. Out. while you still can.

The cloud is coming. It is going to destroy your industry unless you work for a cloud startup. Box is looking at your SAN with big HTML 5 hard on.

Just saying.... the accountants will make this happen.

about 2 years ago

Does US Owe the World an Education At Its Expense?

mwfischer The problem is the non-STEM (689 comments)

STEM should be a huge priority.

There should be lesser government support of underwater basket weaving degrees. They're useless.

about 2 years ago

OpenStreetMap Hits One Million Registered Users

mwfischer Re:Devil in the Details (58 comments)

It's a proposed feature that isn't implemented and requires crawling through documentation.

I'll pass. Bad UI, lazy user.

about 2 years ago

OpenStreetMap Hits One Million Registered Users

mwfischer Devil in the Details (58 comments)

The problem is in details. I can mark power lines but I can't mark dentist / doctors office.
Also can't fix typos for street names without having to redraw the street.

Cute but I'll pass.

about 2 years ago

Christmas On Mars

mwfischer Can it be fixed? (41 comments)

I'm curious.

How difficult would it be to drop a NASA LTE tower on Mars and a GPS sat?

Say what you want but about the idea... but GPS / LTE is fairly useful on earth. Interplanetary text messaging fees, knowing Verizon, would be about $140,000 each.

more than 2 years ago

Samsung Hits Apple With 20% Price Increase

mwfischer Re:This is known as (447 comments)

Maybe not so much.

However we don't get to see full nuclear warfare because Tim Cook isn't Steve Jobs. Tim Cook is a peace maker. Steve Jobs was a psychopathic OG.

If we wanted great entertainment, Steve Jobs, I honestly believe would spend hundreds of billions to just fuck Samsung.

more than 2 years ago

NASA Working on Mars Menu

mwfischer Say it with me yall (220 comments)

Beta test on the moon not on Mars.
Beta test on the moon not on Mars.

Apollo was alpha.

more than 2 years ago


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