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An 8,000 Ton Giant Made the Jet Age Possible

palmerj3 8,000 ton giant.. (307 comments)

Just because your mom doesn't read Slashdot doesn't mean it's cool to disrespect her in public. Good day, sir!

more than 2 years ago
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East Coast vs. West Coast In the Quest For Young Programming Talent

palmerj3 Not representative of NYC (235 comments)

I am one of the 20-somethings who have followed this similar career path.

Simply put - I stay at a company until I feel there is nothing more to learn and/or another company offers a greater challenge & opportunity to learn.

Money generally comes with greater challenges, but it has never been my ultimate driving force. This is the reason why I've never (and will never) accept a counter offer.

So how do you keep 20-somethings from leaving? Build a company that constantly researches & implements new technologies. Build a company that contributes to open-source so developers interact with other (better) developers. Send developers to conferences and maybe arrange for them to speak at conferences if appropriate. Allow them to expense tech books. You get where I'm going here. Nothing is stopping your employees from leaving your company for another hot tech company so it's your job to create an environment that attracts good engineers. A boring Java shop with a CTO that is doing nothing to retain talent is only going to be used as a stepping stone to better jobs.

more than 2 years ago
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Mexican Cartel Beheads Another Blogger

palmerj3 Facebook (536 comments)

Somewhere Mark Zuckerberg is thinking of those who lock down their privacy settings... tapping his fingers like Mr. Burns.

more than 2 years ago
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Official "Firefox With Bing" Released

palmerj3 Firefox is losing market share... (274 comments)

So switch the default provider to a shittier search engine! Brilliant!

more than 2 years ago
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Confirmed: Microsoft Says It Will Open Source VB 6

palmerj3 Great!! (205 comments)

Now I can write an OPEN-SOURCE program to track the killers IP!

more than 3 years ago
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Bill Gates Is More Admired Than the Pope

palmerj3 Well... (470 comments)

[Insert obligatory remark about child molestation here]

more than 3 years ago
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North Korea Looking For Friends On Facebook

palmerj3 North Korea (183 comments)

* Pokes North Korea *

about 4 years ago
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100 Million Facebook Pages Leaked On Torrent Site

palmerj3 Not following their robots.txt? (163 comments)

Facebook's robots.txt explicitly says that all web crawlers except for baiduspider, Googlebot, msnbot, naverbot, seznambot, Slurp, teoma, twiceler, and Yandex are forbidden from crawling the site.

So, this guy must have set his user agent as one of these in order to crawl all those pages, which goes against Facebook's TOS.

So, yes, downloading these torrents would be illegal since they were obtained in a way that violates Facebook's TOS.

more than 4 years ago
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Obama Calls Today's Ubiquitous Gadgets and Information "a Distraction"

palmerj3 But... (545 comments)

So, is his blackberry that he can't live without distracting him?

more than 4 years ago
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SolarPHP 1.0 Released

palmerj3 Performance? (125 comments)

I think the 18 second load time the homepage is experiencing now should help discredit the benchmark results

more than 4 years ago
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Parallel Algorithm Leads To Crypto Breakthrough

palmerj3 Impressive (186 comments)

Impressive, but how long would it take to crack Chuck Norris? Never, that's how long.

more than 3 years ago
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Dinosaur Feather Color Discovered

palmerj3 And the story continues... (219 comments)

... and since Microsoft owns the patent to the color they've since filed a motion to sue the Jurassic Age.

more than 4 years ago
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SETI Founder Outlines Ambitious Future Plans

palmerj3 An idea (281 comments)

Any amateur rocket scientists want to help me launch a solar powered radio into space that simply repeats, "I am Rosie O'Donnell from the planet 61752-percion. I have come for your Cheetos. Surrender now or I'll wear sweatpants in public!"

more than 4 years ago
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Chinese Human Rights Orgs Hit By DDoS

palmerj3 Keeping Score (156 comments)

Google: 1 China: 1

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook Master Password Was "Chuck Norris"

palmerj3 Chuck Norris (319 comments)

doesn't sleep.... he stalks your facebook photos

more than 4 years ago
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Newly-Found Windows Bug Affects All Versions Since NT

palmerj3 Wasn't rewritten? (393 comments)

So, you mean to tell me Microsoft lied all those times they claimed Windows was rewritten? Didn't see that one coming...

more than 4 years ago
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China Debuts the World's Fastest Train

palmerj3 Very fast (491 comments)

This train can go from Wuhan to Guangzhou faster than the Chinese government can block this po.... [no signal]

more than 4 years ago
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Typing With Your Brain

palmerj3 Workplace Awkwardness (262 comments)

Customer service emails will be so much more honest now.
"Yes, you raging fucktard, it needs to be plugged in first! Shit fuckin piss how do I delete this shit?! Control, Alt, Delete... FUCK! I don't even care."

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox 3.5 Now the Most Popular Browser Worldwide

palmerj3 My plan worked (422 comments)

Reenactment - relative has problem with computer

1. Remove shortcuts to Internet Explorer
2. Rename Firefox shortcuts to "Internet"

Firefox 3.5 - My Idea

more than 4 years ago
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Best Man Rigs Newlyweds' Bed To Tweet During Sex

palmerj3 Thrust limit? (272 comments)

140 thrust limit?

more than 4 years ago

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Hostdime is down

palmerj3 palmerj3 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

palmerj3 (900866) writes "Hostdime, a major web host, is completely down this morning and has been for several hours. Their phone lines, website, and support site are completely down. The only way they are (poorly) communicating is through Twitter."
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Pirate Parties Plan to Shoot Site Into Orbit

palmerj3 palmerj3 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

palmerj3 (900866) writes "It is almost four years ago that The Pirate Bay announced they wanted to buy the micronation of Sealand, so they could host their site without having to bother about copyright law – an ambitious plan that turned out to be unaffordable. This week, Pirate Parties worldwide started brainstorming about a similarly ambitious plan. Instead of founding their own nation, they want to shoot a torrent site into orbit."
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Facebook Threatens Greasemonkey Script Dev

palmerj3 palmerj3 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

palmerj3 (900866) writes "The popular Facebook Purity greasemonkey script has been used by thousands to rid their Facebook feeds from the likes of Mafia Wars, Farmville, and other annoying things. Now, Facebook is threatening the developer of this script. Does Facebook have the right to govern their websites design & functionality once it's in the browser?"
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Video players not playing if AdBlock is installed?

palmerj3 palmerj3 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

palmerj3 (900866) writes "A few minutes ago I was reading an article on the Huffington Post which contained a video. When I attempted to play the video I got a message stating: "The video you have requested is either unavailable or is being blocked by an Ad blocker installed in your browser". Is this a new trend?"
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palmerj3 palmerj3 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

palmerj3 writes "As a Ruby on Rails developer, I have to wonder if Ruby on Rails will survive. With Java becoming open-source, and other MVC frameworks such as DJango and CakePHP, I wonder if Ruby on Rails will be able to compete much longer. Ruby is notoriously slow and Ruby on Rails' lack of database connection pools make running Rails apps difficult. I personally love the powerful, compact expressions and 'readable' syntax that a RoR application allows. I'd like to ask the Slashdot community how the Ruby language and Ruby on Rails framework should grow in order to stay competitive in the enterprise world."
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palmerj3 palmerj3 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

palmerj3 writes "With all the stories of Google showcasing their own products above others, I think it's interesting to note that if you search for 'search engine' on Google, Google is the first link with Windows Live Search coming in at a close second. Alternatively, searching for 'search engine' on Windows Live Search also puts Google on top, but amazingly puts itself at #9 behind yahoo, dogpile, hotbot, and search.com. Searching for 'search engine' on Yahoo also puts Google as the first listing. So does this mean that Google is the most popular?"

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