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Programmers: It's OK To Grow Up

pellik Hacking hours (232 comments)

I'd suggest if you want older geeks to keep up with new tech more then give them a later start in the morning. Most of my good hacking time for personal projects happens between 12am and 4am, and that's great when my work hours are somewhere around 10-5. When I need to be at work by 8 every day I find myself in bed by 11:30 or 12 every night, with a more limited ability to stay up late even when interested in a project.

about 2 months ago
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FCC Votes To Consider Next Round of 'Net Neutrality' Rules

pellik Re:The real culprit... (182 comments)

1 "meg" is in the set of numbers at lead 'up to' 2 "meg"s. They can throttle you wherever they want since you have no guaranteed lower limit.

about 2 months ago
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FCC Votes To Consider Next Round of 'Net Neutrality' Rules

pellik Up to... (182 comments)

Now the ISP can't throttle content below a speed which is up to what I pay for (since the contracts always specifies this). Thanks a lot FCC zero is in the list of number up to what I pay for.

about 3 months ago
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Reason Suggests DoJ Closing Porn Stars' Bank Accounts

pellik Re:Nope, just "Things Poor People Like" (548 comments)

Clearly you don't know many poor people. Cable costs so little in low income areas, there is no need to steal it. Seriously, it's like $25 for cable in some cities while 2 miles away the same package is $60.

about 3 months ago
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New White House Petition For Net Neutrality

pellik Re:Bush (248 comments)

As I recall the Green party was never out to win it all. The push had been to get 5% of the vote to get the federal money and inclusion in debates.

about 3 months ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

pellik Re:Let it die (510 comments)

Wow, I really was about to forget the orange I bought to take with me for a snack today. Thanks.

about 4 months ago
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Wil Wheaton Announces New TV Show

pellik Re:Oh, it's on SyFy? (167 comments)

He was pretty entertaining playing D&D at PAX some years ago. I like him a bit because of that.

about 4 months ago
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NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

pellik Re:It'll happen eventually (401 comments)

I'd wager on the middle-east becoming the new China. They have cheap labor, and very little environment to ruin.

They would need a lot of external resources, however.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?

pellik Re:Troll (451 comments)

There are so many examples of people in IT who are self taught I don't even know where to begin with your statement.

Many companies are willing to talk even with no degree and zero experience if you have a rare skill-set they are looking for and approach them at a hiring booth or trade show to explain your situation (not the HR filter people). Consider that for some skills (security- pentesting, RE) the degrees are practically worthless as the curriculum doesn't even come close.

However, specifically, this guy who just wants to install windows and set up a few services doesn't sound like he has a unique skill-set to leverage.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?

pellik Re:Troll (451 comments)

Wait is this whole thing an add for dice?

about 5 months ago
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The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

pellik Re:Why? (769 comments)

That only works until you learn how bad consumer grade espresso machines are.

about 5 months ago
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WikiLeaks Cables Foreshadow Russian Instigation of Ukrainian Military Action

pellik Re:"pro-Russian forces in Crimea" (479 comments)

Did you read the part in the summary which clearly states these actions were done at the behest of Moscow in order to destabilize the region and justify their eventual invasion?

about 5 months ago
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The Rescue Plan That Could Have Saved Space Shuttle Columbia

pellik Re:However.. (247 comments)

You're not as far off as you imagine. The only speed change needed for the two orbits to meet is enough to match altitude where they intersect, which is likely not all that much. However, such a meeting may take a long time to occur. The upside though is that when they do meet it will remove any issues about the safety of de-orbiting.

about 5 months ago
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Does Crime Leave a Genetic Trace?

pellik Re:What's wrong with eugenics? (160 comments)

I dunno, would descendants who are 100% dependent on an advanced technological society to survive live in an advanced technological society which is significantly more likely to persist than one who's occupants are not genetically adapted?

about 5 months ago
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EA's Dungeon Keeper Ratings Below a 5 Go To Email Black Hole

pellik Re:What? (367 comments)

Neither. It's the super-paywall version where every tile you want to build takes 24 hours unless you pay them $2 PER TILE.

about 6 months ago
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GOP Bill To Outlaw EPA 'Secret Science' That Is Not Transparent, Reproducible

pellik Politicalization nation (618 comments)

I wonder how many of the comments saying this bill is just to provide loopholes for industry wouldn't be here if there was a D before the state the congress-critter was from.

about 6 months ago
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US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online

pellik Re:Slashdort beta: another reason we need COMMUNIS (578 comments)

Did you notice that there is a new javascript link saying they changed their plans on rolling out the beta? Or what are you fighting against now?

about 6 months ago
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These Are the Companies the FAA Has Sent notices To For Using Drones

pellik Re:Look at the top, it's already there. (136 comments)

Where you adjust the viewing threshold for shortened comments or for full comments?

about 6 months ago
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These Are the Companies the FAA Has Sent notices To For Using Drones

pellik Re:IAmSlashdot (136 comments)

So it's kinda like trying to navigate the new slashdot discussion system (leaves line of sight)

about 6 months ago
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These Are the Companies the FAA Has Sent notices To For Using Drones

pellik Re:Format conflict (136 comments)

When is FRIO?

about 6 months ago

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