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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

naris Re:Not exactly endearing you to the public (441 comments)

I agree that foreign worker are not inherently worse. However most of my recent experience with off-shore and H1B workers have been from low-cost providers *cough*Infosys*cough*IBM*cough*Perficient*Cough* that are selected strictly on cost, to "save money". Since these are low cost providers placing people in a really cheap account, they have to scrape the bottom of the barrel to find workers at the lowest cost possible. Therefore, most of those particular workers are not very good and the code they write can be really strange and it usually doesn't work. Sometimes someone really good happens to come along, but they usually don't stay very long. I would guess they find a better paying gig fairly rapidly...

about a week ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

naris Re:Read that statement as follows: (441 comments)

That's not what I hear from the H1B workers from the various offshoring providers that I have worked with.

about a week ago
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40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

naris Re:Barak Obama's Secret Terrorist-Tracking System? (256 comments)

No, just that "Barak Obama" is not personally responsible for the list, as the headline of the article seems to imply. He did not personally add all those names to the list. This is yet another case of the Intelligence community running amock and whoever happens to be the president at the time of the discovery should not shoulder all the blame.

about three weeks ago
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Gmail Recognizes Addresses Containing Non-Latin Characters

naris Re:Great idea (149 comments)

Cause now that the capitalist west has offshored the production of those billions of transistors, integrated circuits and computers to his countrymen, we need to be able to e-mail them.

about three weeks ago
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Gmail Recognizes Addresses Containing Non-Latin Characters

naris Re:Great idea (149 comments)

The same what they email you when they don't even have a key that corresponds to a letter in your email address.

about three weeks ago
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40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

naris Re:So 60% positive ? (256 comments)

She should of of ordered High Explosives and Timing devices instead and she would of avoided getting on the list!

about three weeks ago
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40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

naris Re:So 60% positive ? (256 comments)

Hey! At least 1% is provable in a court of law!

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Dedicated Low Power Embedded Dev System Choice?

naris Use separate machines for development and testing. (183 comments)

I am developing a system targeted to run on a wandboard (www.wandboard.org), which is a really good "embedded" system similar to the BeagleBoard, but uses a Freescale iMX6 A9 Arm processor and is available in single, dual & quad core CPUs with 512MB to 2 GB RAM.

However, even with the quad core 2GB ram version, builds take a really long time, so I use a regular PC that I built using a new Haswell CPU, 16GB ram and a 240GB SSD to do development and even unit testing. I can make several changes, build everything 6 or more times and do some more testing in the time it takes the wandboard to complete 1 build. I also perfrom cross compiles on the "PC" to target the wandboard and scp the resulting binaries over after the build completes.

Both the wandboard and the PC run ubuntu 14.04 and the system in question is being developed in C++ with Boost, rabbitmq and ODB to run on the wandboard and also "regular" x86-64 linux and windows. You should also look into using Yocto, which looks very interesting for cross platform development. However, I am currently just using eclipse on both the wandboard and the linux PC (and MS Visual Studio on the windows machine).

about a month and a half ago
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US Tech Firms Recruiting High Schoolers (And Younger)

naris Re:Not new (253 comments)

Quitting school to found a startup might make sense; at least it's honest gambling.

Bill Gates agrees with you...

about 1 month ago
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Australian Police Use Telcos For Cell "Tower Dump" of All Connected Users' Data

naris postal zone dump (60 comments)

I wonder if anyone would notice a postal zone dump, would it even be relevant anymore? It would probably only turn up pizza ads....

about 2 months ago
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Austrian Tor Exit Node Operator Found Guilty As an Accomplice

naris Re:Sure... (255 comments)

ONLY if the cab driver has a stated/posted policy of "I'll pick up anyone, anywhere and not ask any questions." So he doesn't pay attention

Actually, that sounds like a lot of cab drivers...

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

naris Re: vi, Emacs or IDE (359 comments)

Because, back in the day on unix and xenix systems vi was often the only option other than ed and you got used to it...

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Feasible To Revive an Old Linux PC Setup?

naris Re:don't have systemd yet (176 comments)

They're all stoneage.

Well -- yeah -- that's kinda the point of this thread.....

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Feasible To Revive an Old Linux PC Setup?

naris Re:Feasible on Intel x86, but not ARM (176 comments)

or an AMD chip running the Intel x86 32-bit ISA will also work...

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Feasible To Revive an Old Linux PC Setup?

naris Feasible on Intel x86, but not ARM (176 comments)

Since the Raspberry pi an dmany other "Micro PCs" utilizes an ARM processor, none of the Intel x86 software binaries mentioned will be usable on them. However, if the MicroPC in question utilizes an Intel x86 CPU, it should at least be feasible.

about 2 months ago
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Australian Government Seeks To Boost Spy Agencies' Powers

naris I find Asio very useful (54 comments)

For handling network and serial communications.

about 2 months ago
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Making an Autonomous Car On a Budget

naris Re:Oh Joy! (61 comments)

I agree with you. However in a lot of places there is no public transportation or cabs (or if there is, it is not reliable). Such as in Detroit -- the "Motor City" (and Michigan in general)

about 2 months ago
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Making an Autonomous Car On a Budget

naris Re:Just 2 models of Audi? (61 comments)

The Audi S4 is the high performance variant of an Audi A4, so it is 2 "models" in the same carline with very few differences between them.

about 2 months ago

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