Switching Game Engines Halfway Through Development
You are being modded as funny but as an ignorant mortal let me ask you... Are you being serious? I thought that software engineers in any industry were paid significantly better
Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet
Sitting on the pilot seat would be the only thing enticing enough for me to pay the predatory fees for "perks".
PS: Being a tall person who cannot sit straight without pushing the seat in front of me with my knees, being offered extra leg room for a fee is border line offensive.
Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015
You are holding it wrong.
PS: Our marketing department will soon release a video showcasing how all of your usability concerns are also a problem in the Windows platform for totally real world scenarios. For example, you can't go to the end of the line on Windows if someone popped the "End" key out of your keyboard!
NSA Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images
Documents don't stop being top secret just because someone leaked them.
If someone leaks the *top secret* documents and they are no longer *secret*, then they are just *top*
PHK: HTTP 2.0 Should Be Scrapped
...then you are already too self-important to be considered seriously. Please, keep this rant from a nobody away from the front page. All he did was to cry about how SPDY sucks and asked to admit defeat without proposing a good alternative, basically telling everyone involved to throw away all work done up to this point and start from scratch (again, without really proposing anything specific, just throw away the prototype!). Thanks, but no thanks.
Microsoft Is Paying Brazilian Users In Skype Credit To Switch to Bing
The most popular search is indeed "google". By a lot
Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets
You are sadly mistaken about the sure to lose part. The burden of proof resides on the officer issuing the ticket, they must be able to unequivocally show that it was you and nobody else driving that car. That is much more difficult to prove than you might think if a cop doesn't pull you over and ask for your driver's license.
Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs
Michigan FIRST Robot Championship Bout for 2014 (Video)
After listening to mind-numbing advertisements for 5 minutes, I just closed the tab. I simply came back to warn you guys, don't even bother playing the video unless you have 30 minutes to spare watching commercials
Mathematician Gives Tips On How To Win $1 Billion On NCAA Basketball
Ah, I can tell that you have never been involved with athletes at this level. Their ability to understand such things beyond "favorite" and "underdog" are questionable to say the least.
Ex-Microsoft Employee Arrested For Leaking Windows 8
God help you trying to build that code, at Microsoft we have an entire set of teams dedicated to building Windows :)
Pine Tree Has Largest Genome Ever Sequenced
As someone who works on cancer research involving human genome, I can tell you that you should read any news/research related to genome sequencing with a pinch of salt. The methods used to sequence genome are notoriously unreliable, and the analysis performed on that genome is even worse. This is what happens when you get money if you publish results that sound "cool", but in reality our understanding and capacity to research stuff at the DNA level is much more limited than most people in the field are willing to admit.
The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"
If you are going down that rabbit hole, you might as well talk about the cost of electricity consumed by that Keurig machine. Oh and also factor in the time of putting the cup in place and washing the cup later on, and don't forget to add however many seconds it takes you to program the machine, since we are talking about time...
The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer
I like software development. But when I go home, I do other things than write more code (write/record music, write/shoot/direct/edit short films, cook foods, breed fish, exercise/martial arts, spend time with my OS (aka Her), etc). Apparently, to some developers, this means I don't take my job seriously and I shouldn't be in the industry because I'm not spending every moment living and breathing code. I don't even own a github. And frankly, if that's the expectation, I'd rather not work in that sort of environment.
Google Charging OEMs Licensing Fees For Play Store
Funny how things change. Now OEM partners can slap WinRT for free on any device as long as they pass the certification tests, and Google charges for access to a store on which they take a significant cut of every sale. If they keep squeezing that cow for more milk...
U.S. Teenagers Are Driving Much Less: 4 Theories About Why
I want to mod you up up because you make a good point... BUT you work(ed) at the DMV... ARGH!!!
BBC: Amazon Workers Face "Increased Risk of Mental Illness"
I actually interviewed for a position at Amazon HQ in Seattle that worked on the software that "guides" the warehouse workers through the maze. I can't disclose details, but it sounded an awful lot like the story that has been posted several times here already: http://marshallbrain.com/manna1.htm
PD: I didn't get the position and, looking back at it, I'm glad
Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop a Debt Collection Scam From Targeting You?
Until it gets the axe from Google...
Microsoft To Can Skype API; Third-Party Products Will Not Work
Try Lync :)
20-Somethings Think It's OK To Text and Answer Calls In Business Meetings
On one side, I understand your frustration with those disrespectful during a meeting. On the other, I think that you take your reaction too far and become quite an elitist if you base your reaction on someone's rank. The idea of a meeting is collaboration, and if you collaborate with some and not others then you are not being a good team player.
That said, is using computers in meetings OK? How about tablets? How about a very large cellphone...? The line is blurring, to me what is important is whether or not what you are doing is beneficial/detrimental to the meeting.
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